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Parasitic diseases
Canine infections and parasites imported to the UK from continental Europe
  1. Archie Hunter
  1. Castlelaw Steading, Dolphinton Road, West Linton EH46 7AA, e-mail:

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I HAVE been following with great interest the recent reports of canine babesiosis in Essex in Veterinary Record (VR, March 26, 2016, vol 178, p 302) and referred to by Trees and Ridge (2016). Staff of the now defunct Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (CTVM) at Edinburgh university first alerted the profession to the risks from increased movements of companion animals that would result from the relaxation of quarantine regulations under discussion at the time (Hunter and others 1998). Our concerns were based on the …

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