Figures from the PDSA

Tuesday 12th April 2016
ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item

Figures from the PDSA have hit the press over the past week, raising concerns about an apparent sharp rise in Lyme disease in dogs.

Although this is interesting data and any rise in cases is of real concern, it should be interpreted in the light of increased awareness and reporting over the last 7 years. Also the data includes suspected as well as confirmed cases. It will take a larger study or a number of different data sets before we know if this a consistent upward trend of infection in dogs.