The big tick project
The big tick project and Matt Dawson are doing excellent work with the media to promote the risks of human tick exposure and Lyme disease
Monday 21st August 2017
Parasite Forecast: Issue 2
The second edition of ESCCAP UK & Ireland's quarterly Parasite Forecasts is now available to download. This edition outlines the changing parasite activity over the past three months and forecasts which parasites may present an increased risk in the subsequent three months. Also ...
Tuesday 11th July 2017
Recent reports of babesiosis in untraveled dogs in Essex
Although there have been no recent reports of babesiosis in untraveled dogs in Essex, this paper from PHE demonstrates the potential for infection is still present Babesia canis was found in Dermacentor ticks collected from the field in Harlow where the outbreak originated but also in one tick from an endemic foci of Dermacentor in Wales....
Monday 3rd July 2017
Important data from SAVSNET highlighting the high risk months for fly strike in rabbits
Lucilia green bottles that are the most common cause of fly strike in the UK, like warm, low wind conditions and the weather forecast suggests the next two weeks will provide these. This in combination with June - September having been highlighted as the months of highest fly strike ...
Friday 16th June 2017
Highlighting the problem of dog fouling
ESCCAP UK & Ireland is supporting Bristol University in its poo patrol big spray day to highlight the problem of dog fouling. While many approaches have been tried to reduce dog fouling, the solution is likely to reside in increased social cohesion and publicity to make dog fouling ...
Monday 22nd May 2017
- 960 lambs from the Isle of Wight over the last 3 months had at least 5% liver condemnations from each load (of approx 100 lambs) and in the worst case 25% of livers condemned due to cysts from the tapeworm Taenia hydatigena. This is reflective of the whole UK which saw the FSA record 548,000 liver condemnations in 2015....
Sunday 23rd April 2017