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

Four pillars advice for imported pets and deworming frequency summary launched

Two new downloads are now available on the ESCCAP UK & Ireland resources page. The "Four pillars" download summarises the key parasite control points when dealing with dogs imported into the UK. The...
Tuesday 5th September 2017

The big tick project

The big tick project and Matt Dawson are doing excellent work with the media to promote the risks of human tick exposure and Lyme disease http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40973709.
Monday 21st August 2017

Parasite Forecast: Issue 2

The second 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...
Tuesday 11th July 2017

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

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet/news/ . https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet/news/. 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