By Dr. Friederike Krämer, Dr. Norbert Mencke (auth.)

The ebook describes in nice aspect the advanced lifestyles cycle of fleas. The textual content relies at the instance of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), an important ectoparasite. The cat flea parasitizes not just canines and cats but in addition warm-blooded animals or even people. in addition to being the reason for painfully itching bites and allergic epidermis illnesses it's also a vector for viruses, micro organism, nematodes and cestodes. through the years the marketplace for insecticide use in small animals has turn into an important section of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry.
Insecticides of the recent new release are usually not merely struggle the prevailing infestation (therapy) yet must also successfully hinder new infestations for weeks (prophylaxis). the most recent classification of chemical compounds built to this impact are chloronicotinyls (syn. neonicotinoides). Imidacloprid is the 1st member of this type of pesticides with a excessive selectivity in the direction of the location of motion inside an insect. utilized to the outside it combats flea infestation and forestalls new infestations for no less than 4 weeks. Flea Biology and regulate describes the whole improvement in the back of the compound, beginning with its discovery the entire technique to its use within the ultimate product.

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