The risks of Echinococcus granulosus

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item
The risks of Echinococcus granulosus spreading across the UK via abattoirs and possibly entering dog populations outside of its Welsh heartlands were recently emphasised at the VHPA conference . Deworming of dogs every 4-6 weeks in known endemic areas remains vital to reduce zoonotic ...
Saturday 22nd April 2017

Great Pet Travel Survey 2017

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item
Eric Morgan and the University of Bristol are doing important survey work to find out where UK pet owners are travelling abroad with their pets and for how long Currently there is very little data to suggest where people are taking their pets and potential contact with parasites not currently endemic in the UK....
Friday 14th April 2017

Lungworm infection in dogs

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item
Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) infection in dogs: reliable information to help practitionersVeterinary Prescriber, the leading source of independent information on veterinary medicines, has published a module giving a concise and impartial presentation of the facts about lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) infection in dogs....
Wednesday 22nd February 2017

VETERINARIANS AND THEIR ROLE IN ANIMAL WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item
- ESCCAP UK & Ireland presented at A parliamentary reception organised by Robert Buckland MP, Huw Edwards and Improve International which has led to an early day motion being tabled at the house of commons. . This is a unique opportunity to get UK biosecurity, the role of OVs ...
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Lyme Disease News

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item
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

Echinococcus granulosus

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item
The presence of the cattle strain of Echinococcus granulosus (Echinococcus artleppi) in Abattoirs across the country suggests a zoonotic risk outside of traditional Echinococcus granulosus endemic areas. While the cattle strain carries less zoonotic potential than the sheep strain, ...
Sunday 1st January 2017

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