Parasite Prevention and Disease Detection in the Travelling and Imported Pet

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About the course

Tutored by Ian Wright BVMS BSc MSc MRCVS

Increasing numbers of pets are travelling on the pet travel scheme (PETS) and being imported from abroad. This in combination with the expanding distribution of parasites and vectors across Europe is making it increasingly likely that vets and nurses will encounter foreign parasites and be required to give preventative advice. This course considers exotic and emerging diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and will consider principals of control and safe pet travel.


  • Compulsory elements of the pet passport and getting them right!
  • General principals in assessment and best practice for imported pets
  • Ticks and tick-borne diseases
  • Exotic worms and worm like parasites
  • Leishmania infantum

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