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Exotic Diseases
Removal of tick controls for animals entering the UK
  1. E. M. Abbott,
  2. J. Arthur,
  3. H. Elsheikha,
  4. M. A. Fisher,
  5. A. Judson,
  6. J. W. McGarry and
  7. E. R. Morgan
  1. ESCCAP UK, The Mews Studio, Portland Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2TA

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AS colleagues will be aware, from January 1, 2012, the regulations under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) for dogs and cats entering the UK will change. While it is anticipated that tapeworm treatment before entry into the UK will be retained with the agreement of the European Parliament, tick treatment will no longer be required.

Every effort needs to be made to ensure that the European Parliament approves the retention of tapeworm treatment, as the risk of Echinococcus multilocularis being introduced into the UK is considerably diminished by a tapeworm treatment (Torgerson and Craig 2009).

It is our concern that removal of the requirement to treat animals with an approved acaricide before they enter the UK is likely to result in …

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