ParasitologyA positive Ehrlichia screening result should prompt a conversation with the pet owner about their ectoparasite control measures.
ParasitologyMicrofilaria testing can be used, along with antigen testing, to confirm a positive antigen test result or help detect a false-negative result.
ParasitologyShelters play a key role in animal and human health by offering preventive medications and treating parasitic infections.
ParasitologyWith many dogs living mostly indoors, the presumed incidence of fluke infections has declined. However, trematodes should not be forgotten in everyday practice.
The nonprofit Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) — the nation’s leading source on parasitic diseases that threaten the health of pets and people — today released its annual 2022 Pet Parasite Forecast.
Infectious DiseaseWhile research indicates that tick-borne diseases are getting worse for people and pets, preventive tools and prevalence mapping can help limit exposure.
Take a closer look at the steps for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the most common, and some of the more rare, tapeworm infections in dogs.
ParasitologyPrevention is all about limiting contact with the intermediate or paratenic hosts. You may want to consider annual screenings specifically for Aelurostrongylus abstrusus for cats with a history of feline lungworm infection, or in areas where these infections are more commonly seen.
Although Cuterebra infestations are usually more traumatic for the client than the animal, severe manifestations are possible.