Guidelines


ESCCAP Recommendations

ESCCAP Recommendations


ESCCAP recommendations document that can be used as a poster or leaflet in practice with general recommendations for parasite control in cats and dogs.

GL1 Worm Control in Dogs and Cats


There are a wide range of helminths, including nematodes, cestodes and trematodes, that can infect dogs and cats in Europe. This guideline aims to give an overview of these worms and their significance and to suggest control measures for the most important species, in order to prevent animal and/or human infection. This guideline concentrates mainly on worm control, with other canine and feline parasites being addressed in other guidelines.

GL2 Superficial Mycoses in Dogs and Cats


Dermatophytosis, and Malassezia otitis and dermatitis, represent the superficial mycoses of greatest significance in companion animals. Some of these organisms are true parasites; they develop in skin and hair and cause cutaneous lesions. The disease is called dermatophytosis or ringworm and is recognized as one of the most common infectious dermatoses in pets. This guideline aims to give an overview of dermatophytes and Malassezia yeasts, their significance and, importantly, suggests rational control measures in order to treat pet cats and dogs and prevent animal and/or human infection.

GL3 Ectoparasites Part 1: Control of Parasitic Insects and Ticks in Dogs and Cats


Since many ectoparasites may act as vectors of various important companion animal diseases, it is the aim of ESCCAP to produce a guideline which delivers comprehensive information and support to assist both veterinarians and pet owners to successfully control ectoparasite infection and prevent disease transmission to their pets. This guideline concentrates on important groups of ectoparasites namely fleas, ticks, lice, phlebotomes (sandflies) and mosquitoes. A separate ectoparasite guideline (GL4) has been created to cover important mite infestations of dogs and cats.

GL4 Ectoparasites Part 2: Control of Parasitic Mites in Dogs and Cats


Since many ectoparasites may act as vectors of various important companion animal diseases, it is the aim of ESCCAP to produce a guideline which delivers comprehensive information and support to assist both veterinarians and pet owners to successfully control ectoparasite infestation and prevent disease transmission to their pets. This guideline concentrates on important mite infestations of dogs and cats. A separate ectoparasite guideline (GL3) has been created to cover the other important groups of ectoparasites, namely fleas, ticks, lice, phlebotomes (sandflies) and mosquitoes.

GL5 Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Dogs and Cats


Vector-borne diseases are caused by a wide range of infections which are transmitted by a variety of arthropod vectors such as ticks, Diptera, lice and fleas. It has also been shown that pathogens (e.g. Leishmania, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia) may be transmitted via blood. Vector-borne diseases can only be effectively controlled through knowledge of the infectious agents and their vectors. This guideline gives an overview of the majority of vector-borne diseases of dogs and cats, as well as focussing on a number of key infections/diseases.

GL6 Control of Intestinal Protozoa in Dogs and Cats


A wide range of intestinal protozoa commonly infect dogs and cats throughout Europe; with a few exceptions there seems to be no limitations in geographical distribution. This guideline aims to give an overview of intestinal protozoa and their significance and, importantly, to suggest rational control measures for the most important species in order to prevent animal and/or human infection.