Opinion

Parasite roundup 2020

No one could have predicted the hot topics for 2020. We expected a large focus on pet travel as Brexit agreements were confirmed and pet travel legislation was ironed out. The end of 2019 also saw the...

Canine arthritis management and the new norm

‘I am my dog's advocate and I feel I can't do this effectively at present and I find that upsetting and feel it is damaging the vet-owner relationship.’ .

The importance of year-round flea and roundworm prevention in lockdown and beyond

All puppies and kittens are infected with Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati respectively, at or shortly after birth (Overgauuw and Van Knapen, 2013). This occurs through transplacental (puppies) and...

Myth or truth — are flat-faced dogs really less healthy?

The study included a random sample of 22 248 dogs attending 784 veterinary clinics from 955 554 dogs under veterinary care in 2016. These dogs included 4169 (18.74%) brachycephalic, 10 341 (46.48%)...

Autumn parasite review

It has been brought to the attention of ESCCAP UK & Ireland by veterinary surgeons that routine preventative treatment against Angiostrongylus vasorum is dropping in the midst of the current COVID-19...