AHS Heartworm HotlineFocus on Canine Heartworm Disease
Heartworm disease (HWD) is caused by the filarial nematode Dirofilaria immitis. This parasite has a necessary mosquito intermediate host and has been found in many different mammalian species, including cats, dogs, monkeys, marine mammals, and rodents…
AHS Heartworm HotlineHeartworm Disease: The Science, the Practice, the Future – A Selective Summary of the 15th Triennial Heartworm Symposium
The American Heartworm Society (AHS)’s 15th Triennial Heartworm Symposium took place September 11 to 13, 2016, in New Orleans.
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsThe American Heartworm Society Looks Toward the FutureAn Interview with Dr. Christopher Rehm
Christopher J. Rehm, Sr, DVM, is the incoming president of the American Heartworm Society (AHS). Dr. Rehm graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and started Rehm Animal Clinic…
AHS Heartworm Hotline Canine Caval Syndrome Series:Part 3: Management of Caval Syndrome
Caval syndrome is a serious form of heartworm disease that must be promptly recognized as a surgical condition. This article focuses on the surgical treatment and postoperative outcome of caval syndrome.
Product ProfileCommon Tick Preventive Medications for Dogs & Cats
AHS Heartworm HotlineComing to You from the American Heartworm Society
While heartworm education is a year-round focus of the American Heartworm Society (AHS), many veterinary practices put extra emphasis on heartworm prevention and education in the spring, especially since April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. Therefore, it’s a good time to consider the many resources available to veterinary practices from the AHS.
AHS Heartworm HotlineCanine Caval Syndrome Series – Part 2: A Practical Approach to Diagnosing Caval Syndrome
Stephen L. Jones, DVM Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics …
Common Heartworm & Intestinal Parasite Preventive Medications for Dogs & Cats
Originally published in our March/April 2013 issue, this chart has been updated with even newer information. The medications are organized by route of administration, insecticides, species, and indications. Product Profile: Common Heartworm & Intestinal Parasite Preventive Medications for Dogs & Cats
Practical ParasitologyCommon Questions that Veterinarians Ask Parasitology Experts
Veterinarians in practice often have numerous questions about how to address the parasites affecting their patients. To answer these questions, they often rely on the advice of experts. This series is intended to address parasite problems that veterinarians must manage in everyday practice. To initiate the series, I have compiled a short list of common questions that I receive from veterinarians in the practice trenches. Hopefully, my answers can address some questions before you have to ask them…