View Full Version : Vets On Alert For Parasite

Brian M
18th March 2009, 10:24 PM
Hi This article appeared in my local free paper The Wirral Globe
A Wirral Vet Hospital is playing a critical role in investigations into a parasite that killed five dogs across the country,Angiostrongylus vasorumwas previously found only in Cornwall, but a report published by the University of L/Pool Small Animal Teaching Hospital in Leahurst (about 10 mins away) confirmed the worm was present in five young and previously healthy dogs.Leahurst discovered tha cluster of new cases in Gtr Manchester and West Midlands .Professor Sandy Trees is professor of of veterinary parasitology in the faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of L/Pool,he said its creeping further north ,we have had dogs presented to us at surgery all under 35 months and dying within hours it may be carried by foxes. And although little can be done once transmitted preventive medicine is available ,but he doesn't say what .,so specific advice has to be sought.

Anybody heard anything .:confused:

18th March 2009, 10:35 PM
Someone who used to post on here lost her puppy to it :(

www.lungworm.co.uk (http://www.lungworm.co.uk/scripts/pages/en/home.php)

18th March 2009, 10:49 PM
I have a vague recollection of a dog being affected last year as far north as Scotland. :( Thankfully my two are past the stage of wanting to eat slugs (ugh!) because we get loads in our garden.:(:( It is a worry though.

19th March 2009, 02:18 AM
eek, that is a scary parasite! I hope it never makes it to the US!

19th March 2009, 10:06 PM
Just found the thread from Lisa the person who lost her puppy