Winter/Spring Parasite Forecast: Issue 8
The Winter 2018/Spring 2019 Parasite Forecast is now ready to download
Saturday 16th February 2019
New heartworm threat to UK dogs is identified
19/10/18. A study by Mark Fox and colleagues at the University of London has found wide genetic diversity among Angiostrongylus vasorum infecting foxes. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/new-heartworm-threat-to-uk-dogs-is-identified/. If this diversity extends to dogs which is likely...
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Autumn Parasite Forecast: Issue 7
The autumn Parasite Forecast is now available to download
Thursday 18th October 2018
Special issue of the Veterinary Parasitology
ESCCAP is pleased to announce that a special issue of the Veterinary Parasitology journal containing papers prepared for the ESCCAP VBD 2016 conference is now available as an open access online journal. It features plenary sessions from the ESCCAP meeting with an editorial by Guadalupe Miró.
Friday 7th September 2018
BVA calls for post-rabies vaccination waiting times to be extended post-Brexit
The BVA have set out an excellent policy statement on proposed Pet travel and importation requirements. https://www.bsava.com/News/ArticleID/2476/BVA-calls-for-post-rabies-vaccination-waiting-times-to-be-extended-post-Brexit. ESCCAP UK & Ireland supports this position as part of an overall strategy for reducing imported exotic disease risk.
Friday 10th August 2018
Angiostrongylus vasorum poster
As part of the The Sixth European Dirofilaria and Angiostrongylus Days organised by ESDA, ESCCAP UK & Ireland displayed a poster designed by Laura Stokes, summarising variations in the the proportion of Angiostrongylus vasorum queries received through its website. These variations are both seasonal and in relation to other parasites.
Wednesday 11th July 2018