In this article we focus on Angiostrongylus vasorum (A. vasorum) which is also known in the UK as ‘Lungworm’ or ‘French Heartworm’ (it was first documented in France in 1853). It is now found across most of Western Europe, with occasional cases reported in the USA, South America and Canada. It is important to know […]
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Pet Parasites – Treatment and Prevention
Parasites can pose a risk to both animal and human health. In last week’s article we discussed what parasites are and how they can affect our pets. Here, we look into treating parasites in dogs and cats, and how to prevent parasites becoming a problem in the first place! How do we treat animals for […]
by expert Roger Powell on March 20, 2014 category Infectious Diseases, Pests and Parasites!
What is a Parasite?
Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between two or more species, where one species, the ‘parasite’, lives on or in and benefits from its ‘host’ (at the expense of the host). What is a ‘parasite’? Traditionally the word ‘parasite’ refers mainly to organisms visible to the naked eye (so called ‘macroparasites’) but is now used also […]
by expert Roger Powell on March 13, 2014 category Infectious Diseases, Pests and Parasites!