The course will review the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases currently being seen in the UK. Pet travel has led to the importation of many animals with previously exotic diseases such as Babesia, Leishmaniosis and Ehrlichia, some of which have been reported in the UK in animals that haven’t travelled abroad.
We will consider the reasons for this, the changes in vector prevalence and the best preventative strategies for animals that are travelling abroad. Time will also be spent looking at diseases emerging at home focusing on Lyme disease, Angiostrongylus and Alabama rot.
The course will use interactive case based examples; discuss the current literature as well as the pro’s and con’s of the many diagnostic tests available.