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Companion Animal Practice
Recent Advance in tick control
  1. Anke Hendricks

    Anke Hendricks graduated from Hannover, Germany, in 1995. After completing a residency at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and providing a dermatology service in private referral practice, she returned to the RVC, where she is a lecturer in veterinary dermatology. She holds a doctorate in veterinary immunology and is an RCVS and European specialist in veterinary dermatology.

  2. Natalie Perrins

    Natalie Perrins graduated from the RVC in 2001 and spent two years in small animal practice. She returned to the RVC in 2003 as a resident in veterinary dermatology and is currently studying for both the RCVS certificate and European diploma in veterinary dermatology.


UNTIL recently, tick control had generally been considered an added bonus of some flea control products. However, due to a combination of increased mobility of dogs and cats following the introduction of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), an increased awareness of tickborne diseases and a choice of licensed products specifically for tick control, this subject is gaining interest in its own right. This article reviews the current choice of tick control products licensed in the UK for use in dogs and cats, and highlights key points that should be considered when implementing a control programme.

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