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Tapeworm controls to remain for travelling pets

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THE BVA and BSAVA have welcomed an EU decision that the UK and three other European member states can maintain a requirement for dogs travelling to their countries to be treated for tapeworms before entry.

A legal derogation that has allowed the UK to impose additional requirements before travelling pets are permitted to enter the country comes to an end on December 31, and movement rules regarding rabies and ticks will be harmonised across Europe from January 1, 2012. However, due to the significant public health risk posed …

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