American Heartworm Society Releases New Heartworm Incidence MapThe 2022 American Heartworm Society Heartworm Incidence Map identifies a rise in U.S. heartworm cases.
Canine Leishmaniasis in the United StatesCases of leishmaniasis are a serious zoonotic concern around the world and are becoming more common in the United States. Veterinarians should be integrating the clinical signs and diagnostics into their regular rotation of diagnoses, especially for dogs with a travel history.
Toxocara cati Infection in CatsToxocariasis is a common, non–life-threatening condition of kittens and adult cats with diagnosis and treatment being rather straightforward. However, there is zoonotic potential and infective eggs are difficult to eradicate after an environment has been contaminated.
What to Do With the Ehrlichia-Positive Healthy DogA positive Ehrlichia screening result should prompt a conversation with the pet owner about their ectoparasite control measures.
Diagnosing and Treating Heartworm Infection in DogsMicrofilaria testing can be used, along with antigen testing, to confirm a positive antigen test result or help detect a false-negative result.
Parasitology in the Animal ShelterShelters play a key role in animal and human health by offering preventive medications and treating parasitic infections.
Just a Fluke? Trematode Infections of Dogs in the United StatesWith many dogs living mostly indoors, the presumed incidence of fluke infections has declined. However, trematodes should not be forgotten in everyday practice.
Companion Animal Parasite Council Releases 2022 Annual Pet Parasite Forecast
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.