Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E. cuniculi) may be referred to as a protozoan parasite or a fungi – either term is accepted.

It generally affects rabbits, but cases have been reported in sheep, goats, dogs, cats, monkeys, guinea pigs, foxes, pigs and humans and can cause a host of clinical signs or varying severity. It is also recognised as a zoonotic disease and transmission routes are important to be aware of.

During the short lecture, you will learn what signs EC may show, transmission, diagnosis and the possible problems with diagnosis, and treatment, followed by a quiz, based on a case study to test your knowledge.

This CPD session is worth 60 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.  The case study involves a short recorded tutorial, a quiz and further reading suggestions.

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