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Table 2 Test results for Echinococcus antigen in faecal samples after praziquantel-laced baits delivered manually vis-à-vis unmanned aircraft vehicle delivery

From: Deworming of stray dogs and wild canines with praziquantel-laced baits delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle in areas highly endemic for echinococcosis in China

Type of bait delivery Time of faecal collection Number of samples Proportion of faeces from wild animals (%)a Positive rateb
Stray dogs Foxes Wolves %
Unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) April 60 20.83 25.00 54.17 1.67
June 55 55.17 37.93 6.90 1.82
August 66 14.71 64.71 20.59 0.00
October 36 0.00 89.47 10.53 0.00
Total 217 24.53 52.83 22.64 1.10
Manual April 75 56.90 36.21 6.90 1.33
June 73 36.00 56.00 8.00 1.37
August 50 2.86 77.14 20.00 2.00
October 49 41.18 41.18 17.65 0.00
Total 247 37.04 51.11 11.85 1.52
Grand total 464 31.19 51.92 16.90 1.08
  1. aIdentified by shape; bCoproantigen ELISA test