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 is the news again highlighting the risks of infection to pet owners and the wider public. http://www.nottinghampost.com/mum-dying-after-being-bitten-by-tick-while-walking-her-dog-in-nottingham/story-29795023-detail/story.html. 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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37252925. 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