Prevalence of intestinal nematodes in UK dogs and cats

Contact: Katy Simpson, University of Surrey

This pilot study aims to gather initial information on the prevalence of intestinal worm infections in UK dogs and cats of different ages and in different settings (e.g. homes, kennels/catteries and shelters) to support risk-based deworming. The researchers are looking for dog and cat faecal samples from animals which have not been dewormed for the past two months, to carry out faecal worm egg counts. Packaging with prepaid postage for sending the samples will be provided. If you would be interested in taking part or for further information, please contact Martha Betson, Associate Professor in Parasitology –