Four pillars advice for imported pets and deworming frequency summary launched
Two new downloads are now available on the ESCCAP UK & Ireland resources page. The "Four pillars" download summarises the key parasite control points when dealing with dogs imported into the UK. The...
Tuesday 5th September 2017
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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40973709.
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 included: An analysis of the topics which ESCCAP UK...
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 https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.
Monday 3rd July 2017
Important data from SAVSNET highlighting the high risk months for fly strike in rabbits
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet/news/.https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet/news/. 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.
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. http://thndr.me/AIw63M 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 socially unacceptable...
Monday 22nd May 2017