Lyme Disease News
Michael Lappin and Simon Tappin gave and excellent BSAVA lecture on Lyme disease in the US and UK. While we are not seeing the volume of cases in UK dogs that are seen in the US, the number of human cases in the UK are going up. We also know that UK dogs are being exposed to borrelia infected ticks.
Sunday 1st January 2017
Lyme disease is the news again highlighting the risks of infection to pet owners and the wider public. http://www.nottinghampost.com/mum-dying-after-being-bitten-by-tick-while-walking-her-dog-in-nottingham/story-29795023-detail/story.html. Hany Elsheikha of Nottingham Vet School and ESCCAP UK...
Wednesday 12th October 2016
The Big Tick Survey results
The Big Tick Survey results have been publicised and released in the media as part of tick awareness month http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37252925. These results demonstrate the large numbers of ticks that dogs are being exposed to and are likely to generate queries in practice regarding tick-borne disease and control.
Friday 2nd September 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...
Tuesday 5th July 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.
Saturday 14th May 2016