Presenter: Ian Wright BVMS, MSc, MRCVS, Head of ESCCAP (the European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites) UK & Ireland
Ian Wright will present on the importance of testing protocols in diseases of imported dogs.
The number of pets imported to the UK has risen sharply throughout the COVID pandemic, with puppy prices reaching levels previously unseen and giving rise to many being imported illegally. Pets imported via official routes typically undergo a series of detailed tests and prophylactic treatments to prevent the transmission of exotic diseases. However, many of the current tests in place, such as ELISA, are troublesome and laborious, with veterinary clinicians waiting extended periods of time for test results from reference laboratories. This increases the risk of poor outcomes and zoonotic disease transmission.
Duration: 80 minutes