Brexit or Bremain, ESCCAP UK & Ireland's position remains the same

Despite the UK voting to leave the EU, ESCCAP UK & Ireland still passionately believes in the need for European wide cooperation to control the spread of parasitic disease. Rules associated with the pet passport scheme are only one of a wide number of measures required to reduce the risk of exotic diseases and vectors entering the...
Monday 1st August 2016

Vector-borne Diseases 2016 ESCCAP VBD 2016: 19-20 October 2016. The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) is to host a major European science conference in Granada, Spain from 19-20th October 2016 at the SEVC conference, Palacio de Congresos de Granada.
Monday 1st August 2016

The MSD big tick project results

The MSD big tick project results are out! While Lyme disease prevalence in Ixodes ticks does not appear to have increased much in the past five years (the study found a prevalence in ticks of 2.7%), overall tick numbers have increased...
Tuesday 5th July 2016

Toxocara cati infection in UK owned but untreated cats

A recent paper published by JSAP on line early view showed 26% prevalence of patent Toxocara cati infection in UK owned but untreated cats. This adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that cats are major contributors to Toxocara ova environmental contamination...
Wednesday 1st June 2016

BARC project

19/05/16. Jo Cable and the BARC project have posted an excellent article on how to keep yourself and your dog safe from Lyme disease and babesiosis It highlights that with a few simple steps, the risks of tick borne disease transmission can be significantly reduced.
Thursday 19th May 2016

Kirkham Scouts

A big thank you to 2nd Kirkham Scouts for inviting ESCCAP UK & Ireland to speak on keeping scouts and their pets safe from Lyme disease. We have donated tick removers to the group as they prepare to enjoy the countryside this spring and summer.
Saturday 14th May 2016