Lungworm infection in dogs

Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) infection in dogs: reliable information to help practitioners. Veterinary Prescriber, the leading source of independent information on veterinary medicines, has published a module giving a concise and impartial presentation of the facts about lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) infection in dogs.
Wednesday 22nd February 2017


- ESCCAP UK & Ireland presented at A parliamentary reception organised by Robert Buckland MP, Huw Edwards and Improve International which has led to an early day motion being tabled at the house of commons.
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Lyme Disease News

Michael Lappin and Simon Tappin gave and excellent BSAVA lecture on Lyme disease in the US and UK. While we are not seeing the volume of cases in UK dogs that are seen in the US, the number of human cases in the UK are going up. We also know that UK dogs are being exposed to borrelia infected ticks.
Sunday 1st January 2017

Echinococcus granulosus

The presence of the cattle strain of Echinococcus granulosus (Echinococcus artleppi) in Abattoirs across the country suggests a zoonotic risk outside of traditional Echinococcus granulosus endemic areas. While the cattle strain carries less zoonotic potential than the sheep strain...
Sunday 1st January 2017

Product defect alert ...
Thursday 17th November 2016

New case of babesiosis

There has been a new case of babesiosis in an untraveled dog from Romford Essex. The patient was treated at Best Friends Veterinary Group at Romford and thanks to the excellent care and diagnosis received there has recovered. This case is some distance away from the original outbreak in Harlow, raising the possibility of a new focus of infection.
Monday 17th October 2016