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Moredun animation explains ectoparasites of sheep
Stop the Creeps on Sheep explains the four main ectoparasites of sheep and how to prevent them.

Short video explores different treatments and how to use them correctly

A fun animation has been published by the Moredun Foundation to help explain the four main ectoparasites of sheep.

Created Ping Creates in collaboration with Elanco, ‘Stop the Creeps on Sheep’ (below) explains the different treatment options available and how to use them effectively to control parasites. 

The four main ectoparasites of sheep – sheep scab, lice, ticks and blowfly – are endemic in the UK and can cause economic, health and welfare concerns. A lack of understanding about the available treatments, however, can lead to control measures not being fully effective. 

“It has been great working with Elanco and Ping Creates to put together this animation, with its fun graphics and clear messages,” said Dr Beth Wells, knowledge exchange specialist at Moredun. “We have found using animation to communicate complex information is valuable in terms of increasing understanding and engagement.”

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VetCT app offered to students and new graduates

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 The VetCT app is being offered for free to students and new veterinary graduates for their first three months in practice. The app provides a service for vets to send case information to a global team of Diploma-holding specialists, who can provide advice and support via instant call-back, text chat, written report, or virtual appointment.

Time on the app is automatically logged as CPD with quarterly certificates being generated for users. Additional services include the ability to book bespoke CPD, significant event reviews, and live training sessions such as surgical procedures.

The app is downloadable for both iOS and Android systems. 

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HORIBA to host CPD webinar

HORIBA has announced that it will host an online CPD meeting focusing on 'Exotic Parasites - The Importance of Testing in The Imported Dog'. Ian Wright (BVMS, MSc, MRCVS), head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland, will present on the importance of testing protocols in diseases of imported dogs.

The meeting will provide attendees with an overview of emerging veterinary diseases with a particular focus on exotic parasites, and discuss the importance of accurate testing protocols and equipment, alongside a final Q&A session.

The webinar will take place on Thursday July 1, from 19.30pm to 21.00pm BST. For free registration and more information visit the Horiba website or register.gotowebinar.com