Ian Wright on BBC News
ESCCAP UK & Ireland's Ian Wright appearance on the BBC News channel to discuss ticks.
Friday 29th April 2016
Tick borne diseases
Tick borne diseases continue to be in the news with concern that they may be spread by bank holiday travel. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/28/dog-owners-warned-about-taking-pets-on-bank-holiday-breaks-over/.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/28/dog-owners-warned-about-taking-pets-on-bank-holiday-breaks-over/
Friday 29th April 2016
Lyme Disease a Ticking Time Bomb
Hany Elsheikha has published an interesting article on Lyme disease https://theconversation.com/lyme-disease-a-ticking-time-bomb-57844 This disease continues to receive media attention so Vet practices are likely to receive queries from worried pet owners.
Thursday 28th April 2016
Figures from the PDSA
Figures from the PDSA have hit the press over the past week, raising concerns about an apparent sharp rise in Lyme disease in dogs.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/03/lyme-disease-affecting-increasing-numbers-of-pets-vets-warn/.https://www.pdsa.org.uk/press-office/latest-news/2016/04/04/vets-report-560-percent-rise-in-lyme-disease
Tuesday 12th April 2016
Interesting post on Lyme disease
Interesting post on Lyme disease demonstrating the versatility of Borrelia burgdorferi and persistence in its host https://www.linkedin.com/company/5336418/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd%2Ein%2FedcRCVF&urlhash=csHr...
Sunday 5th July 2015
A celebrity case of Lyme disease
A celebrity case of Lyme disease (https://www.linkedin.com/company/5336418/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd%2Ein%2Fey2TZtt&urlhash=pzNL&actionToken=isFolloweeOfPoster%3Dfalse%26aggregationType%3Dnone%26actorType%3Dlinkedin%3Acompany%26feedPosition%3D2%26pageKey%3Dbiz_company_feed_mapper_first_load%26contextId%3DqZKbkbcN7xPArSRSKisAAA%3D%3D%26verbType%3Dlinkedin%3Ashare%26isDigested%3Dfalse%26rowPosition%3D1%26objectType%3Dlinkedin%3Aarticle%26activityId%3Dactivity%3A6022349348606660608%26actorId%3Dcompany%3A5336418%26isPublic%3Dtrue%26model%3Dnull%26objectId%3Darticle%3A9000645321976564201%26distanceFromViewer%3D-1%26isSponsored%3Dfalse%26moduleKey%3Dcompany_feed) will certainly raise public awareness of Lyme disease across the British Isles. Vets and nurses should be prepared to field questions on the risk to clients and their dogs. Although this is a case from the US, the incidence of UK Lyme disease in the human population is rising year on year. Dogs are also being exposed to Borrelia burgdorferi infection so it's important clients are given the correct advise to keep themselves and their pets safe....
Friday 3rd July 2015