Biting and bloodsucking lice of dogs--treatment by means of a neem seed extract (MiteStop®, Wash Away Dog)

Parasitol Res. 2012 Feb;110(2):769-73. doi: 10.1007/s00436-011-2613-z. Epub 2011 Sep 1.


Dogs infested with lice belonging either to the group of Mallophaga (hairlings, i.e., Trichodectes canis) or Anoplura (bloodsucking lice, e.g., Linognathus setosus) were washed with the neem seed preparations MiteStop® or Wash Away Dog. It was found that a single treatment with one of these products killed both motile stages and those developing inside eggs (nits) being glued at the hair. In both cases the product had been left for 20 min onto the hair before it was washed away just with normal tap water.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Azadirachta / chemistry*
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Insecticides / therapeutic use*
  • Lice Infestations / drug therapy
  • Lice Infestations / veterinary*
  • Phthiraptera / drug effects*
  • Phthiraptera / pathogenicity*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Seeds / chemistry
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Insecticides
  • Plant Extracts