Recent reports of babesiosis in untraveled dogs in Essex
Although there have been no recent reports of babesiosis in untraveled dogs in Essex, this paper from PHE demonstrates the potential for infection is still present https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.
Monday 3rd July 2017
Important data from SAVSNET highlighting the high risk months for fly strike in rabbits
Lucilia green bottles that are the most common cause of fly strike in the UK, like warm, low wind conditions and the weather forecast suggests the next two weeks will provide these.
Friday 16th June 2017
Highlighting the problem of dog fouling
ESCCAP UK & Ireland is supporting Bristol University in its poo patrol big spray day to highlight the problem of dog fouling. http://thndr.me/AIw63M While many approaches have been tried to reduce dog fouling, the solution is likely to reside in increased social cohesion and publicity to make dog fouling socially unacceptable...
Monday 22nd May 2017
- 960 lambs from the Isle of Wight over the last 3 months had at least 5% liver condemnations from each load (of approx 100 lambs) and in the worst case 25% of livers condemned due to cysts from the tapeworm Taenia hydatigena. This is reflective of the whole UK which saw the FSA record 548,000 liver condemnations in 2015.
Sunday 23rd April 2017
The risks of Echinococcus granulosus
The risks of Echinococcus granulosus spreading across the UK via abattoirs and possibly entering dog populations outside of its Welsh heartlands were recently emphasised at the VHPA conference http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/180/15/372. Deworming of dogs every 4-6 weeks in known endemic areas remains vital to reduce zoonotic risk...
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Great Pet Travel Survey 2017
Eric Morgan and the University of Bristol are doing important survey work to find out where UK pet owners are travelling abroad with their pets and for how long ...
Friday 14th April 2017