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New case of babesiosis in the UK

A new case of babesiosis, a malaria-like tick-borne parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia, on an untravelled dog was confirmed in the UK last month.

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Matt Dawson and The Big Tick Project

The Big Tick Project is pleased to have had support from ex England Rugby international Matt Dawson. Matt joined the team over the summer, sharing his own personal story and raising the profile of the Big Tick Project across the country.

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Road show - what we've been asked

The Big Tick roadshow has travelled the length of the country in our aim to speak to as many pet owners as possible and raise awareness of the threat of ticks. Here are some of the most common questions we've been asked.

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Spreading the word

Our aim of the Big Tick Project is to educate and inform as many pet owners as possible about the increasing threat of ticks in the UK both to dogs that travel outside the UK and those that don’t.

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My dog Olive nearly died from'babesiosis'

Dog owner Hollie Wilson’s dream French holiday with husband Craig and two dogs Olive and Badger turned into a nightmare when Olive, a pointer, was bitten by a tick.

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My dog seems'off-colour'

“He’s just not himself”. This is what I’ve found myself repeating when referring to Itchy during the course of the last few months.

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