Winter Parasite Forecast: Issue 4
The fourth and final 2017 edition of ESCCAP UK & Ireland's quarterly Parasite Forecasts is now available to download. This edition outlines the changing parasite activity over the past three months and forecasts which parasites may present an increased risk in the subsequent three months.
Thursday 21st December 2017
Pet Travel Survey
The pet travel survey carried out by parasitologists at Bristol and Belfast Universities is almost complete. If you have taken your pet abroad please fill out the survey at this link and share it with clients and colleagues.
Tuesday 24th October 2017
Autumn Parasite Forecast: Issue 3
The third edition of ESCCAP UK & Ireland's quarterly Parasite Forecasts is now available to download. This edition outlines the changing parasite activity over the past three months and forecasts which parasites may present an increased risk in the subsequent three months. Also included:
An analysis of the topics which ESCCAP UK...
Thursday 19th October 2017
Babesiosis confirmed in an untraveled dog
There has been a case of babesiosis confirmed in an untraveled dog in Milton Keynes. This is the third late summer/Autumn running where untraveled cases have occurred in the vicinity of the Deramacentor focus in a field in Harlow...
Tuesday 10th October 2017
Student Summer Research Awards
poster presentation by Cormac Power, on his project on "Prevalence of gastrointestinal and cardio-respiratory parasites in stray dogs & cats in Ireland" that was funded by ESCCAP UK & Ireland.
Of particular note from the results of the study was the high prevalence of Toxocara cati (32%) compared to T.canis (6%), adding to evidence that cats, particularly stray cats are significant contributors of Toxocara ova in the environment with zoonotic potential. Aelurostrongylus was also found in the stray cat population, suggesting it is endemic with the potential for domestic cat exposure.
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Updated Bristol Tick ID website launched
The University of Bristol tick ID website has now been updated in association with ESCCAP UK & Ireland http://www.bristoluniversitytickid.uk.
This is a fantastic resource to aid with tick identification which is so vital both for tick surveillance and to help establish which tick-borne diseases pets...
Sunday 10th September 2017