Doxycycline in the Management of Heartworm Disease
The exact role of doxycycline in the management of heartworm disease is not well established, but most U.S. veterinarians use it in their management of HWD.
Heartworm Testing: A Yearly Necessity?
Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) It is a pleasure to introduce a new series, which will be presenting questions asked by veterinary professionals and clients about heartworm infection. This series is co-sponsored by Today’s Veterinary Practice (todaysveterinarypractice.com) and The American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). Each article will present a question or questions on a …
Diagnosis of Canine Heartworm Infection
Dirofilaria immitis, the causative agent of canine heartworm disease, induces significant cardiopulmonary pathology in dogs in the United States and worldwide.
Margaret C. Barr, DVM, PhD; Elizabeth P. Boynton, DVM; Peggy L. Schmidt, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM; Frank Bossong, DVM; and Gary R. Johnston, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVR Although highly effective methods are available to prevent infection in domestic dogs, D immitis has continued to spread throughout the U.S. Recent estimates of prevalence in dogs presented for veterinary …