Flea infestations – treating the environment

Flea infestations – treating the environment

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand the lifecycle of the cat flea.

  • Know the options available for treating a flea infestation.

  • Be aware of the evidence on the efficacy of environmental treatments.

  • Understand why some products are being taken off the market.

  • Know where to find out which products are authorised for sale.

Sources of information on licensed veterinary medicines

Sources of information on licensed veterinary medicines

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand the purpose of the summary of product characteristics (SPC).

  • Know how data sheets and product leaflets relate to SPCs.

  • Know where to find information about licensed medicines.

  • Know how the different sources compare.

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

Several parasiticides that previously were only available on prescription (as POM-Vs) have been reclassified so they can now be sold without a prescription by a vet, SQP or pharmacist (NFA-VPS). 

By doing this module you will:

  • Update your knowledge on the legal supply categories for veterinary medicines.

  • Find out which products have been reclassified.

  • Learn key points about the products.

  • Be aware of how they fit into the existing range of products.

Imported pets

Imported pets

By doing this module you will:

  • be aware of how dogs may be brought into the UK from abroad

  • be aware of the parasitic diseases that may be found in an imported dog

  • find out where to get further information and specialist advice

  • know what advice to give owners about the health of imported dogs.

Handling veterinary medicines and pregnancy

Handling veterinary medicines and pregnancy

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how medicines can cause reproductive harm

  • understand how we get information about the harmful effects of medicines in pregnancy

  • know what practical measures to take to avoid harm

  • know where to find information on medicines and pregnancy.

Which tick product?

Which tick product?

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand how ticks can affect pets' health

  • Know the ingredients in tick preventive products

  • Be aware of what type of tick prevention products are available on prescription

  • Know the key factors affecting product choice.

Protection of dogs against leptospirosis

Protection of dogs against leptospirosis

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how dogs are affected by Leptospira;

  • be aware of what is known about Leptospira infection in dogs in the UK;

  • know the main features of Leptospira vaccines;

  • know what to advise pet owners who ask about the vaccine.

Drug interactions and companion animal parasiticides

Drug interactions and companion animal parasiticides

By doing this module you will:

  • Know the definition of a drug interaction
  • Understand how drug interactions can occur
  • Be aware of interactions that involve parasiticides
  • Know what to check to avoid adverse interactions.

Taking pets abroad

Taking pets abroad

By doing this module you will:

  • know the main parasite risks for pets visiting mainland Europe;
  • understand how pets can become infected;
  • know where to find information about parasite distribution;
  • understand the drug and non-drug measures that help prevent infection in pets.

Parasiticides for adult dogs

Parasiticides for adult dogs

 By doing this module you will:

  • know the five most important parasites that affect dogs in the UK;
  • understand why dogs are at risk;
  • understand why parasite protection is important for humans and dogs;
  • know the basic parasite protection dogs should get.

What pet owners need to know about medicines

What pet owners need to know about medicines

By doing this module you will:

  • understand what pet owners need to know about medicines in order to use them safely and effectively
  • know what information needs to be given by law
  • know what information on medicines is available
  • understand how information on medicines can be provided in the veterinary practice, pet store or pharmacy

 

 

Lungworm in dogs - what you need to know

Lungworm in dogs - what you need to know

By doing this module you will:

  • know how dogs can get this type of lungworm infection
  • know how it can affect dogs
  • understand how it might be spreading in the UK
  • understand the need to refer dog owners to a vet for advice about prevention.

Worming puppies - refresh your knowledge

Worming puppies - refresh your knowledge

By doing this module you will:

  • know how puppies can become infected with roundworm
  • understand why puppies need to be wormed
  • know the recommended worming schedule for puppies
  • know what to check before selling a wormer.

Worming kittens - refresh your knowledge

Worming kittens - refresh your knowledge

By doing this module you will:

  • know how kittens can become infected with roundworm
  • understand why kittens need to be wormed
  • know the recommended worming schedule for kittens
  • know what to check before selling a wormer.

Parasite protection for cats

Parasite protection for cats

By doing this module you will:

  • know the five most important parasites 
  • understand why cats are at risk
  • understand why parasite protection is important for humans and cats
  • know the basic parasite protection cats should get.

Tea tree oil - is it safe to use on pets?

Tea tree oil - is it safe to use on pets?

By doing this module you will: 

  • understand what is known about the effects of tea tree oil
  • know why it can harm pets
  • understand the difference between pure oil and proprietary products containing the oil
  • be able to advise pet owners about the potential harms from using tea tree oil on pets.

Making sense of flea and tick products

Making sense of flea and tick products

By doing this module you will:

  • be able to make sense of the range of products by understanding the active ingredients
  • know what is required for a product to be a licensed veterinary medicine
  • know the difference between short- and longer-acting products
  • know how to report a side effect of a medicine
  • understand how prescription products differ from non-prescription products.

Making sense of worming products

Making sense of worming products

By doing this module you will:

  • make sense of the range of non-prescription wormers by understanding about the active ingredients
  • understand what is needed for a worming product to be a veterinary medicine
  • know how to report a side effect 
  • know what to check before selling a wormer
  • understand what is different about prescription wormers.

Control of roundworm in dogs - an update

Control of roundworm in dogs - an update

By doing this module you will: 

  • understand the lifecycle of Toxocara canis
  • understand the public health reasons for controlling Toxocara
  • know why regular worming of adult dogs is needed
  • make sense of non-prescription wormers through knowledge of the active ingredients
  • understand the difference between prescription and non-prescription wormers.