Increased importation of pets in the face of expanding global parasite distributions is increasing the risk of pets infected with exotic parasites entering the UK. Rapid recognition of clinical signs, and screening tests in imported dogs are vital, both to improve prognostic outcomes for infected dogs and limit parasite spread and zoonotic risk. This webinar will consider which exotic parasites are likely to be encountered in imported dogs and appropriate diagnostic tests for them. Zoonotic risks associated with some of these parasites will also be considered and the risk of establishment in the UK.
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 · 7:00 PM London (GMT +1:00)
  • Recognise common and important parasites in imported dogs
  • Understand the associated zoonotic health risks with some of these parasites
  • Be able to associate clinical signs in imported dogs with exotic infections and test appropriately
  • Appreciate the importance of screening for parasites even if clinical signs are absent
  • Select appropriate tests for screening imported dogs for exotic parasites
ESCCAP Guideline Director and Head of ESCCAP UK & Ireland & Veterinary Surgeon and Co-owner of Mount Veterinary Practice
Ian is a practising Veterinary surgeon and co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood. He has a Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology, is head of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland and guideline director for ESCCAP Europe. Ian has over 100 published peer reviewed articles and papers, and is an editorial board member for the Companion animal and Vet CPD journals.