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, suggesting that the increase in human Lyme disease ...
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. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsap.12478/abstract. This adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting ...
Wednesday 1st June 2016
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 http://barcproject.wix.com/barcproject#%21news/r597h. It highlights that with a few simple steps, the risks of tick borne disease transmission can be significantly reduced....
Thursday 19th May 2016
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. The ...
Saturday 14th May 2016
Clarification regarding availability of treatments for babesiosis
In response to ESCCAP UK & Ireland asking for clarification regarding availability of treatments for babesiosis in
the light of the recent outbreak in Essex, the VMD have posted an article outlining the current situation. Treatments for babesiosis in dogs: Availability of treatments ...
Friday 13th May 2016