A Risk Based Approach to Parasite Control for Veterinary Nurses

Ian Wright

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Strategies to limit parasitic disease rely on a combination of practical control measures and preventative treatments. A risk based approach to the use of preventative products is vital to safeguard animal and human health, while ensuring over treatment does not take place and it allows bespoke advice to be formulated based on regional risk, lifestyle of the pet and future travel plans.

Nurses can play a vital role in collection of the information required to formulate these parasite control plans and are well placed at the front of client care to run preventative healthcare clinics but with an ever-increasing range of products available it can be hard to know what to choose and when in order to ensure client’s specific requirements are met.

This learning series with Ian Wright provides vet nurses with the training needed to consider the parasite control requirements for cats and dogs and shows the role they can have in helping formulate effective parasite prevention for them. Real life cases are used, to formulate parasite control plans and provide confidence to implement in practice.

5 Hours CPD

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  • Description

    Topics covered include:

    • An update on pet parasites and the current status on emerging parasites in the UK
    • Parasite control requirements and the importance of prevention
    • Formulating individual preventative regimes for clients, dependant on their situation
    • An update on current preventative parasite drugs available, how they work and which to pick
    • Setting up parasite prevention vet nurse clinics
    • Methods for assessing risks including data gathering from practice records, in clinics, via questionnaires and algorithm based risk checkers.

    N.B. This course is AMTRA accredited and worth 40 points. This course was run for veterinary nurses. However, SQPs and other support staff wishing to further their knowledge on parasite prevention, or vets wanting a refresher, would also benefit from this learning series.



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