Toward the formation of a Companion Animal Parasite Council for the Tropics (CAPCT)
Rebecca J Traub, Peter Irwin, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gabriela Perez Tort, Norma Vollmer Labarthe, Tawin Inpankaew, Mukulesh Gatne, Khanh Linh Bui, Volker Schwan, Malaika Watanabe, Susanne Siebert, Norbert Mencke, Roland Schaper
PARASITES & VECTORS | BMC | Published : 2015
This letter advises the imminent formation of the Companion Animal Parasites Council for the Tropics (CAPCT). The CAPCT consists of region-specific (e.g., Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa) experts comprising academics, veterinarians, parasitologists, physicians and allied industry partners that will work together to inform, guide and develop best-practice recommendations for the optimal diagnosis, treatment and control of companion animal parasites in the tropics, with the aim of protecting the health of pets and that of the public.