The UK’s leading vet charity

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  • 1.Parasitology
  • 2.The UK’s leading vet charity … Our charity is 100 years old and we’ve been treating sick and injured pets since 1917 We help a sick or injured pet every 5 seconds! We have Pet Hospitals all over the UK It costs more than £1 million every week to do our work
  • 3.All pets need … The Five Welfare Needs The right ENVIRONMENT To show natural BEHAVIOUR COMPANIONSHIP A healthy DIET Good HEALTH
  • 4.What is a parasite? An organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense.
  • 5.Types of parasite Ectoparasites These are parasites that lives on the outside of their host Examples: Fleas Lice Ticks Mites
  • 6.Types of parasite Endoparasites Large multicellular organisms, which can generally be seen with the naked eye when they are mature. They are often referred to as  intestinal worms even though not all of them live in the digestive tract Examples: Roundworms Tapeworms Hookworms Whipworms
  • 7.Types of parasite Protozoa Simple organisms, which are neither plants nor animals. Most protozoa are so tiny that they can be seen only with a microscope. Protozoa are found all over the world, on land and in water.  Examples: Parasitic protozoa are found in organisms such as ticks, flies and mosquitoes. Free-living protozoa are found in water that is contaminated with faecal matter and other wastes. The diseases they cause can be mild all the way to deadly.
  • 8.Ectoparasites Ectoparasites
  • 9.What problems are caused by Ectoparasites? Scratching Skin disease and infection Anaemia Allergic reactions Alopecia Spread of disease and parasites Death
  • 10.Diagnosis & Treatment - fleas
  • 11.Diagnosis & Treatment - Lice
  • 12.Diagnosis & Treatment - Ticks
  • 13.Diagnosis & Treatment - Mites
  • 14.Endoparasites
  • 15.Roundworm
  • 16.Tapeworm
  • 17.Activity
  • 18.Activity Name of Parasite Image number Endoparasite or ectoparasite Flea Tick Roundworm Tapeworm Demodex mite Sarcoptes mite 6 5 4 3 2 1 Ectoparasite Ectoparasite Endoparasite Endoparasite Ectoparasite Ectoparasite
  • 19.Activity
  • 20.Activity 2. What’s the most common ectoparasite that lives on cats and dogs? Fleas Ticks Worms 3. The bite of which parasite can transmit heartworm? Fleas Ticks Mosquitos 4. How are tapeworms sometimes transmitted? Fleas Mites Faeces 5. It’s easy to tell when a dog has worms as there’s loads of symptoms. True False 1. What’s the name for a parasite that lives inside your pet? Ectoparasite Endoparasite
  • 21.Activity 6. A zoonotic disease is... A disease found in zoos   A disease that can be passed between animals and humans A pet can get tapeworm through… A tick bite A mosquito bite Ingesting a flea A tick bite can sometimes cause paralysis. True False A walking dandruff mite is... A mite that carries a walking stick A Cheyletiella mite Fleas are harmless. True False
  • 22.Thanks!