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Parasitology

Cuterebriasis in Dogs and Cats

Cuterebra botflies are typically parasites of rodents and rabbits, but they may find their way into pet cats and, less frequently, dogs.

Although Cuterebra infestations are usually more traumatic for the client than the animal, severe manifestations are possible. Client education and year-round broad-spectrum parasiticides are recommended.

Molecular Testing for Parasite Detection and Disease Diagnosis

Polymerase chain reaction testing is mainly used as a confirmatory test for detecting patient parasitic infection through DNA derived from parasite stages.

Appropriate use of PCR molecular techniques for definitive parasite detection depends on the need to distinguish between morphologically similar species

Giardiasis in Dogs

Dogs with giardiasis can experience a range of clinical signs, including diarrhea, but a significant proportion are asymptomatic.

Dogs with giardiasis can experience a range of clinical signs, including diarrhea, but a significant proportion are asymptomatic.

The State of Heartworm Incidence in the U.S.

The 2019 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey shows that heartworms maintain a stubborn hold in the United States.

The triennial Heartworm Incidence Survey from the American Heartworm Society shares a mix of both bad and good news.

Cytauxzoonosis in cats

Cytauxzoonosis in Cats

Because cytauxzoonosis in cats is associated with a high mortality rate and costly treatment, tick prevention is critical.

Cytauxzoonosis in cats can cause acute or chronic illness. It is treatable, albeit costly for chronically ill cats, yet continues to be associated with a high mortality rate.

ticks spread lyme disease in dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Signs and Prevention

Effective measures for preventing Lyme disease in dogs include proper use of tick control products and risk-based use of Lyme vaccines.

Lyme disease in dogs is a significant medical concern. Effective measures for preventing Lyme disease in dogs include proper use of tick control products and risk-based use of Lyme vaccines.

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