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. . If this diversity extends to dogs which is likely, it may go someway to explaining the range of clinical syndromes seen as a result ...
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. . ESCCAP UK & Ireland supports this position as part of an overall strategy for reducing imported exotic disease risk. Please lobby your local MP to raise this issue in parliament....
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
Peru project with Surrey Vet school
There is an opportunity at Surrey Vet school for early UK researchers to participate on a project in Peru on cystic echinococcosis.This zoonosis is of tremendous public health significance both in Peru and in the UK. Anyone interested should visit the website at for more information
Friday 6th July 2018