Diseases you will or might have already encountered
Vector-borne diseases are loving rising temperatures.
As parasites increase their activity period and range, they bring with them diseases that local veterinarians might not have seen before in practice. Stay curious about these pathogens so you can become the answer to the new threats your patients face.
The Big 5
These vector-borne diseases are the most impactful to animal health, and they are gaining ground. Do you want to go deeper? You might have to provide your patients with answers to their concerns sooner than you think.
Widespread throughout Europe, babesiosis is expanding northward and to ever higher altitudes. New Babesia species are also gaining ground.
Is your pet owner asking you a lot of questions on Lyme disease? Get the science behind it here.
Did you know that some Rickettsial agents can become aerosolized when removing ticks, posing a risk to pet owners and veterinarians?
Once limited to specific areas, heartworm disease is spreading, in part due to invasive mosquito species.
And most leishmaniosis cases are imported from endemic areas, there is a massive reservoir in Southern Europe that comprises millions of dogs.