Following on from the results from The Big Tick Project, we’ve launched a national campaign to educate the UK about the threat of ticks. During Big Tick Month this May, vet practices across the country will be speaking to pet owners who come into the practice about the tick threat and how to stay protected whether in the UK or traveling abroad.
A list of the practices supporting Big Tick Month is available on our UK threat map. You can find your nearest practice by searching your postcode. And after Tick Month, our practices will still be supporting the campaign so you can call in to your practice for some information.
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.
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.
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.