A Selective Summary of the 2019 Triennial Heartworm Symposium
Heartworm disease prevalence, pathology, and management protocols headlined the 16th American Heartworm Society (AHS) Triennial Symposium, held September 8-11, 2019, in New Orleans. Given the challenges heartworm disease continues to present to the veterinary profession, discovering new strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is vital to reducing its impact.
Whipworms in Dogs
Analyzing the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of whipworms in dogs.
Analyzing the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of whipworms in dogs, a common infectious agent.
Hookworms in Dogs
Taking a closer look at the clinical signs, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.
Hookworms in dogs is a common parasitic infection; this article analyzes the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.
Roundworms in Dogs
Understanding the life cycle of the parasite Toxocara canis is key to treating and preventing roundworms in dogs.
Roundworms in dogs can be treated and prevented if veterinarians understand the life cycle of the parasite Toxocara canis.
Practical Advice About Heartworm Preventive Lapses
The Heartworm Hotline column, presented by the American Heartworm Society, communicates practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlights current topics related to heartworm research and findings in veterinary medicine.
Tick-borne Rickettsial Infections of Dogs
Rickettsial organisms are small, obligate intracellular bacteria in the order Rickettsiales. Two families—Anaplasmataceae and Rickettsiaceae—contain species that infect dogs. These pathogens are transmitted by a variety of tick vectors, maintained in wildlife and domestic reservoirs, and can cause clinical disease in humans, dogs, and other domestic animals. This article discusses the basic epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of canine ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF).
Feline Heartworm Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction
Although most veterinarians recognize that feline heartworm disease can be serious and even life-threatening, far too few clients invest in heartworm prevention for their cats.
The Hidden Characteristics of Heartworm Disease
Clients often don’t understand what heartworms are—nor do they understand the consequences of infection in their pets. We must stress prevention.
Risk Management Approaches to Heartworm Disease
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 related to heartworm research and findings in veterinary medicine. Heartworm disease …