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Risk to animals from oak processionary moth caterpillars
  1. Andrew Hoppit
  1. Oak Processionary Moth Project Manager, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR

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I WOULD like to draw the attention of vets in and around London to the risk to animals from the hairs of the oak processionary moth caterpillar. This species is an exotic pest which is native to southern Europe and was accidentally introduced to London 11 years ago.

We recently received our first report of a dog requiring veterinary treatment after contact with the hairs of the caterpillars, which …

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