Exotic worms – what’s new.
Lecturer: Ian Wright
Increased pet travel and importation has led to a wide variety of exotic nematodes being seen in UK practice. Some of these such as heartworm represent a serious health risk to the pet if not diagnosed, where others such as dirofilarial repens and Thelazia callipaeda represent a zoonotic threat to national biosecurity. The greatest exotic worm threat, however, comes from the risk of Echinococcus multilocularis establishing in the UK. This webinar will consider the current distribution of these parasites, diagnostic and treatment options, as well as preventative strategies for the individual pet and the UK as a whole.