AHS Heartworm Hotline

Managing Heartworm Disease in Shelter Animals

Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM Center for Animals & Public Policy, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 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 …

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Canine Heartworm Disease: Principles of Treatment

Charles Thomas Nelson, DVM Animal Medical Center, Anniston, Alabama Companion Animal Practices of North America (CAPNA) 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Key Findings from the 2013 American Heartworm Society Survey

Stephen Jones, DVM, Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, President, American Heartworm Society Every 3 years, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) conducts a nationwide survey of veterinarians to study trends in heartworm incidence. The latest survey reflects data from more than 4,300 veterinary clinics and shelters, representing 3.5 million patients. The Heartworm Hotline column …

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Heartworms Today: The Search for Solutions

Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology), North Carolina State University The author discusses new information on some of the most important issues faced by practitioners today, including: Development of heartworm resistance to common preventives, complexities of feline heartworm, and the role of Wolbachia in the heartworm complex. The Heartworm Hotline column is …

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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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The American Heartworm Society & You

Wallace Graham, DVM April is National Heartworm Awareness Month and Dr. Graham, President of the American Heartworm Society, tells readers about the ways the AHS provides information about prevention and treatment of heartworm disease. For this issue’s Heartworm Hotline column, our regular author, Dr. Clarke Atkins, handed over the reins to Dr. Wallace Graham—the President …

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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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