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Maintaining routine parasite prevention in lockdown
  1. Ian Wright, head of ESCCAP UK & Ireland
  1. Mount Vets, 1 Harris Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6QX
  1. email: hammondia{at}

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AMID the Covid-19 outbreak, the veterinary profession is doing an amazing job of continuing pet health care while maintaining staff and client safety. A key aspect of this care is continued routine parasite prevention treatment for cats and dogs, which remains vital as lockdown and social distancing restrictions start to be relaxed. Without these routine preventive measures, flea infestations and worm burdens will increase, which will subsequently lead to an increase in zoonotic parasite exposure risk and pet morbidity.

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