A leading American expert on small animal internal medicine and felineinfectious diseases will giving three lectures in London during November.

Michael Lappin, of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will deliver his talks at the London Vet Show, which takes place at Kensington Olympia on November 6-7.

Michael Lappin will be at the London Vet Show

The lectures Prof Lappin will give in London are entitled “Update onthe diagnosis and management of feline stomatitis”, “Feline vaccinationcontroversies” and “Update on the management of giardia andCryptosporidium infections”.

As well as lecturing regularly in the UK Professor Lappin has previously collaborated on several studies with researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh.

Outlining his research interests and London lectures Prof Lappin told Veterinary Times: “I have specialised in infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal system which commonly cause clinical syndromes like bad breath from mouth diseases, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

“During this visit, I will be presenting my new work on feline stomatitis, an extremely common and painful condition of cats, new information on giardia and Cryptosporidium and new information on feline vaccines.”

He added: “Giardia and Cryptosporidium both infect cats and their owners and are associated with watery diarrhoea. Infection can be detected in [more than] five per cent of cats with diarrhoea in the UK.”

One of Prof Lappin’s collaborations with UK veterinary academics was with Danielle Gunn-Moore of the University of Edinburgh. In their 2008 research the pair made distinctions between human and feline strains of Cryptosporidium.

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