Tick surveillance scheme
ESCCAP UK and Ireland and PHE have collaborated to publish tick surveillance scheme data outlining the different species of tick found on cats and dogs but also the locations on the body where they were found. http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/early/2018/02/26/vr.104649.full....
Friday 2nd March 2018
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
Lyme Disease News
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
Lyme disease is the news again highlighting the risks of infection to pet owners and the wider public. http://www.nottinghampost.com/mum-dying-after-being-bitten-by-tick-while-walking-her-dog-in-nottingham/story-29795023-detail/story.html. Hany Elsheikha of Nottingham Vet School and ...
Wednesday 12th October 2016
The Big Tick Survey results
The Big Tick Survey results have been publicised and released in the media as part of tick awareness month http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37252925. These results demonstrate the large numbers of ticks that dogs are being exposed to and are likely to generate queries in practice regarding tick-borne disease and control....
Friday 2nd September 2016
The MSD big tick project results
The MSD big tick project results are out! While Lyme disease prevalence in Ixodes ticks does not appear to have increased much in the past five years (the study found a prevalence in ticks of 2.7%), overall tick numbers have increased, suggesting that the increase in human Lyme disease ...
Tuesday 5th July 2016