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

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is the news again highlighting the risks of infection to pet owners and the wider public. Hany Elsheikha of Nottingham Vet School and ESCCAP UK...
Wednesday 12th October 2016

The Big Tick Survey results

The Big Tick Survey results have been publicised and released in the media as part of tick awareness month These results demonstrate the large numbers of ticks that dogs are being exposed to and are likely to generate queries in practice regarding tick-borne disease and control.
Friday 2nd September 2016

Tick borne disease advice consensus statement

ESCCAP UK & Ireland tick and tick borne disease advice consensus statement. ESCCAP UK & Ireland in cooperation with organisations and individuals from across the Veterinary industry have produced a consensus statement regarding tick and tick borne disease prevention.
Wednesday 17th August 2016