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Dog waste and disease poster

Dog waste and disease poster

Important information for dog walkers to help reduce the risk of the spread of the diseases Neosporosis and Sarcocystosis in livestock from dog waste.

picking up dog poo cartoon

Radio advert 2 - Pick up after your dog in the countryside

Radio advert 2 - Pick up after your dog in the countryside.

Front cover crop of the paper 'Risk of the spread of disease in livestock from dog faeces - briefing note for local access authorities'

Risk of the spread of disease in livestock from dog faeces - briefing note for local access authorities

This briefing note aimed at local and national park authorities provides information and advice about the risk of the transmission of diseases in livestock from contaminated dog faeces. It includes information on Neosporosis which can cause abortions in cattle and Sarcocystosis which can cause neurological disease and death in sheep. It includes advice on managing local issues and methods and messages for communicating with dog walkers.

Taking the Lead - All 4 parts in one document

Taking the Lead - All 4 parts in one document

Dog walking is one of the main reasons why many people visit the outdoors, with research showing that one or more dogs accompanies an adult on 48% of all visits to the Scottish countryside. Dog walking makes an important contribution to people's enjoyment of the outdoors, as well as their physical health and wellbeing and wider appreciation of nature and landscapes.