Author Archive | Roger Powell

Dogs can become infected with lungworm by eating infected snails


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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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 […]

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