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Value of using preventive pet parasiticides
  1. Donal Murphy and
  2. Ian Wright
  1. Head of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, National Office of Animal Health, 3 Crossfield Chambers, Gladbeck Way, Enfield EN2 7HF
  2. ESCCAP UK & Ireland, Mount Veterinary Practice, 1 Harris Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6QX
  1. email: d.murphy{at}

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A recent letter, ‘Environmental pollution from pet parasiticides’ by Christopher Little and Alistair Boxall (VR, 25 January 2020, vol 186, p 97), raised concerns about the possible impact of medicines used for the treatment of endo- and ectoparasites in dogs and cats. The letter also questions and challenges the prophylactic use of antiparasitic medicines in companion animals.

The animal health industry would like to draw readers’ attention to a previous letter in Vet Record detailing the …

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