Systemic insecticides used in dogs - Project 2.4 journal article
Authors: Sonia Ares Gomez and Albert Picado
Journal: Tropical Medicine and International Health; volume 22, no 6, pp 755–764, june 2017
Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL) is a public health problem endemic in some countries. Current control measures, in particular culling infected dogs, have not reduced ZVL incidence in humans. We evaluated the use of ﬁve systemic insecticides (spinosad, ﬂuralaner, afoxolaner, sarolaner and moxidectin) currently used in dogs for other purposes (e.g. tick, ﬂea control) in controlling ZVL transmission. The anti-phlebotomine capacity of these compounds conﬁrmed in experimental studies makes their use in ZVL control programmes very promising. Limitations and beneﬁts of using this new control tool are compared to current practices.