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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.

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.