Responsible use of parasiticides for cats and dogs
In response to the BVA, BSAVA and BVZS policy position on responsible use of parasiticides for cats and dogs, ESCCAP UK & Ireland would like to make the following points. 1. We support the need for increased client education on the use of parasiticides, a risk based approach and the need for more research.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
Routine screening of imported dogs for parasites
We are often asked about routine screening for parasites in imported dogs, and which tests we would recommend. The new pet travel and importation guideline from ESCCAP will be launched in the next 12 months but in the meantime for dogs imported into the UK we would recommend the following tests.
Monday 5th July 2021
Statement of principal on the use of parasiticides
ESCCAP UK & Ireland is committed to risk-based and sustainable use of parasiticides, which should always be used in a manner that optimises the benefits to animal health and welfare, human health and the environment following One Health principles.
Friday 26th March 2021
Brucella canis in imported dogs
Thanks to Christine Middlemiss for highlighting in this week's Vet Record, the zoonotic risks of Brucella canis entering the UK in imported dogs https://bvajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/vetr.227. This risk extends to veterinary professionals coming into contact with infected dogs in practice as well as new owners and charity...
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Summer 2021 Parasite Forecast: Issue 16
The Summer 2021 Parasite Forecast is now ready to download. Click here to view or visit our Parasite Forecast page.
Monday 8th February 2021
Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find
The recent research highlighted in the Guardian reinforces the need to take environmental contamination with insecticides seriously..https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/17/pet-flea-treatments-poisoning-rivers-across-england-scientists-find
Wednesday 18th November 2020