Modular Guides
MG5: Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) can affect dogs and cats.  They are caused by a wide range of infectious agents including viruses, bacteria and parasites (protozoa and helminths).  The pathogens are transmitted by arthropod vectors such as ticks, fleas and Diptera (mosquitoes, phlebotomine sand flies, muscid flies).  The following series of modular guides for veterinary practice gives an overview of the most important VBDs and suggests control measures in order to prevent animal and/or human infection.