Horiba UK is hosting a free webinar for vets about controlling parasites associated with raw feeding, presented by parasite guru Ian Wright MRCVS, on Thursday 27th January at 7:30pm. 

The company points to an increasing trend across Europe towards feeding raw diets to pets, with 4% of UK cats and 10% of UK dogs now being fed raw meat and animal by-products.

The webinar, which will also look at the role of testing, offers an opportunity to learn more about the pathogens and parasites associated with raw feeding and the role of the right test at the right time. 

Horiba says it's not just pets that need testing, but the raw materials used in their food. 

Ian, who is Head of ESCCAP (the European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites) UK & Ireland, said: “The recent trend of increasing raw feeding opens up new opportunities for pathogen transmission.

"Where raw feeding is taking place, adequate tapeworm and protozoal parasite prevention is essential to reduce zoonotic risk and economic losses.

“Testing forms an essential part of their control, and understanding this role and the diagnostic test options available will prove valuable to all veterinary professionals.”

Following Ian's presentation, there will be an open Q&A session.

Horiba’s team of veterinary specialists will also be available at the end of the webinar to discuss and advise on any testing needs, including its veterinary PCR system, the POCKIT Central.

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4306408134214190348

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