Parasitology

Banfield Pet Health by the Numbers
Flea Prevalence in Dogs & Cats

In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats presented to more than 850 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2013. Learn more about …

CAPC Parasite Protocols
Feline Arthropods

Lindsay Starkey, DVM, Oklahoma State University, and Jay Stewart, DVM, Aumsville Animal Clinic, Aumsville, Oregon The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human—animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of parasitic infections. For more information, including detailed parasite control …

AHS Heartworm Hotline
The Facts About Feline Heartworm Disease


 Robert Stannard, DVM, Adobe Pet Hospital, Livermore, California 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 …

AHS Heartworm Hotline: Heartworm Diagnostics: What Do the Latest American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines Tell Us?

Wallace E. Graham, DVM 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. Standards of practice in …

CAPC Parasite Protocols
Canine Arthropods: Class Insecta

William Stich, BAS, MS, PhD & I. Craig Prior, BVSc, CVJ The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human—animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of parasitic infections. For more information, including detailed parasite control recommendations, please visit capcvet.org. With approximately …

Parasite Protocols: Feline Helminths
Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

Rick Marrinson, DVM, and Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology) Helminth infections, both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal, are remarkably common in cats. Transmission, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human—animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, …

Pet Health by the Numbers
Focus on Canine & Feline Helminths

An in-depth look at statistics extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats presented to more than 850 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2013. In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numberscorrelates specific article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are …

Parasite Protocols
Canine Intestinal Helminths

Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology, Hon), Cornell University & Tom Nelson, DVM Animal Medical Center, Anniston, Alabama Many dogs are affected by helminths despite prescribed broad-spectrum parasite control. This article focuses on helminths that affect the gastrointestinal system and highlights the importance of an annual fecal examination. The mission of the Companion …

Parasite Protocols: Feline Protozoa
Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

Cathy Lund, DVM, and Byron Blagburn, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Hon) The first article in this new column discussed canine protozoa. This second article addresses feline protozoa, including diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of infections. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human–animal bond, through …

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