Parasite roundup for 2021

Ian Wright
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The year 2021 has proven to be another challenging year for UK veterinary professionals in many specialities, and parasite control has presented its own set of challenges. These have focused largely around the high numbers of rescue dogs continuing to be imported from abroad and the challenges of ensuring responsible parasiticide use in increasingly busy veterinary practices. Throughout, the European Council for Companion Animal Parasites UK & Ireland has continued to give parasite control advice, raise awareness of the changing parasite landscape in the UK and promote the need for risk-based parasite control and routine diagnostic surveillance. So what did 2021 hold for parasites and their control?

Figure 1. 
Linguatula serrata adult courtesy of Pedro Serra and NWL labs.
Figure 1. Linguatula serrata adult courtesy of Pedro Serra and NWL labs.

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