Preventive Medicine

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Question & Answer: Heartworm Screening for Cats

Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) Two questions regarding feline heartworm prevention are addressed in this issue’s column: Is it necessary to test cats for heartworms prior to starting preventive therapy? And, is yearly testing necessary in cats receiving heartworm preventive? The Heartworm Hotline column is cosponsored by Today’s Veterinary Practice and …

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Antibody Titers Versus Vaccination

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) An increased focus on antibody titers raises questions concerning the indications for performing titers, titer interpretation and limitations, and the role of titers when making vaccination decisions for patients. The publication of vaccination guidelines for dogs and cats (see Links to Vaccination Guidelines)—intended to provide …

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What You Need to Know About Rabies

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Dr. Ford presents nine key questions that address rabies immunization. The answers address which agencies handle rabies law, the definitions of exposure and vaccinated, appropriate diagnostic testing, and more. …that dogs suffer from the madness. This causes them to become very irritable and all animals …

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Promoting Parasite Prevention in Practice

Kelly Soldavin Today’s Veterinary Practice interviewed Madeleine Womble, the Hospital Manager at Central Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville, to learn about how this busy veterinary practice implements effective parasites prevention strategies for their patients. Each interaction a veterinary team has with a pet owner is an opportunity to provide vital information about a number of wellness …

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Vaccine Adverse Events: Acute Allergic Angioedema

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Post-vaccinal angioedema appears to be among the most common vaccine adverse events. Addressed are risk factors, treatment, and prevention of this reaction, plus reporting of vaccine adverse events. A vaccine adverse event (adverse reaction) is defined as: any undesirable side effect or unintended effect (including …

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NSAIDS & Anticoagulants: Use in Management of Heartworm Infection

Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) Dr. Atkin’s discusses the role of aspirin and other anticoagulants in the treatment of heartworm disease, focusing on studies evaluating their therapeutic effects. The Heartworm Hotline column is cosponsored by Today’s Veterinary Practice and The American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). This series presents questions and answers on …

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Conquering Fleas: Preventing Infestations & Limiting Disease Transmission

Susan Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology), and Lindsay Starkey, DVM The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, readily feeds on cats, dogs, humans, and other animals, causing local pruritus, allergic reactions and, in severe infestations, anemia.1 Fleas are particularly troublesome because populations are quickly established in homes and kennels where constant sources of nutrition—pets—are readily available. …

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Dogs & Cats Overdue for Vaccination Recommendations for Updating Immunizations

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Published vaccination guidelines for dogs and cats enable the clinician to implement vaccination protocols tailored for individual patients that provide protective immunity at the appropriate stages of life.1,2 However, protocols used in practice generally assume owner compliance with the recommended, ideal vaccination schedule. In reality, …

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