Vector-born diseases

Our German 🇩🇪 colleagues have discovered that 13 % of dogs in the retrospective study that had traveled to endemic countries were tested positive for at least one vector-borne pathogen. Risk of infection also exists when the stay occurs for a limited time. / Link to the study 👉🏻

Dear clinicians, 👩🏼‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️ your role in educating owners about the importance of prophylaxis against vector-borne infections is essential.

Here are a few resources to help you spread the information:
→ ESCCAP Guideline: Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Dogs and Cats, updated this year:
→ LeishVet on leishmaniosis:
→ EJCAP article on Canine Leishmaniosis:
→ American Heartworm Society on heartworm infection:

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