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 ...
Sunday 1st January 2017

Product defect alert

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/armitage-pet-care-flea-and-tick-drops-for-dogs-and-armitage-flea-drops-for-cats-and-kittens-product-defect-alert https://www.gov.uk/government/news/armitage-pet-care-flea-and-tick-drops-for-dogs-and-armitage-flea-drops-for-cats-and-kittens-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. http://www.nottinghampost.com/mum-dying-after-being-bitten-by-tick-while-walking-her-dog-in-nottingham/story-29795023-detail/story.html. Hany Elsheikha ...
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 ...
Friday 2nd September 2016