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11 December 2019 20:00 - 11 December 2019 22:00

Colourful ticks and scrotal worms: Emerging parasites at home and abroad

IDEXX Laboratories, Wetherby, Grange House, Sandbeck Way Wetherby West Yorkshire, LS22 7DN

Cats and dogs carry a wide variety of parasites, many of which have veterinary and zoonotic significance. Increases in the movement of domestic animals at home and abroad combined with climate change and increasing amounts of green space is leading to expanding distributions of parasites and their vectors. This includes parasites endemic in the UK such as Angiostrongylus vasorum and Ixodes ticks, and those being imported from abroad such as Thelazia callipaeda ("eye worms"), Dirofilaria repens ("skin worms"), Linguatula serrata ("tongue worm") and exotic ticks.

This course will comprise of two lectures with time after each one to ask questions and discuss case examples delegates may have seen. The first lecture will consider the changing distribution of parasites endemic to the UK, their diagnosis and control. The second will consider the risk of exotic parasites being introduced to the UK via pet travel and rescue dog importation. The importance of rapid clinical sign recognition, diagnosis and effective control measures will be discussed,  

•    An appreciation that cat and dog parasite distributions and the threat of parasitic disease is fluid and constantly changing
•    Parasites in the UK of veterinary significance with rapidly changing activity and distribution in the UK; Angiostrongylus vasorum, Echinococcus multilocularis and ticks.
•    Parasites arriving in the UK with imported and travelled pets of veterinary and zoonotic significance including Thelazia callipaeda ("eye worms"), Dirofilaria repens ("skin worms"), Linguatula serrata ("tongue worm") and exotic ticks
•    The importance of rapid recognition of clinical signs, diagnosis and effective treatment and control to improve animal and human health, as well as preventing the spread of parasitic disease. 

The North East region Annual Regional Meeting will be held before this course.

This course is kindly sponsored by Elanco

Speaker: Ian Wright BVMS MSc MRCVS

Intended for: Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses

Terms and Conditions: All of our evening courses are catered during the registration period - half an hour before the start of the course.  Please make us aware of any dietary requirements.  If you are unable to attend,please let us know on the contact details below as we may have a waiting list which we can offer places to.

All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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