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Lifetime Learning Programme (PLLP)


Flea Control

This Project will involve you in reviewing and comparing the methods used to control fleas and writing a brief report. 

Your report will count as 10 Continuing Education points towards your annual PLLP target of 90 points, and Provet will send you an appraisal of your Entry. The best entries will be judged and you may win an Award ! 

For a selected species of animal (eg cat,dog,rabbit,horse,cattle, sheep) find out what flea control products are available in your country. (Your veterinary practice may be able to help you, or search for information on Provet). Write a brief report to include the following :

  • What are fleas ?
  • Why understanding the basic flea lifecycle is important when considering treatment.
  • How do flea control products work ?
  • List the different types of anti-flea preparations that are available for the species that you have selected
  • List the different routes of administration that can be used (eg sprays, powders, spot-on etc)
  • How often should animals be treated for fleas ?
  • Do anti-flea preparations have side-effects ?
  • Make any other comments that you would like

Once completed send the report by email (in .doc format) to the Course Organiser:


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