Hookworms in Dogs
Hookworms is the common name for a group of strongylid parasites that affect dogs and live in the small intestine. Although there are several species, this article will focus on Ancylostoma caninum. As with other parasites, if we understand their life cycle, we can better treat and prevent their transmission.
Roundworms in Dogs
Our 3-part series examines how to treat and prevent transmission of roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. In Part 1, the author discusses roundworms, including the life cycle of these parasites (they look like strands of cooked spaghetti, live in the dog‘s intestines, and pretty much just swim in the dog‘s partially digested food) and how to prevent their transmission.
Dispelling Myths About Ticks
Folk tales abound about these critters. Here’s what the author learned during Kansas State’s Tick Camp, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
Practical Advice About Heartworm Preventive Lapses
The Heartworm Hotline column, presented by the American Heartworm Society, communicates practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlights current topics related to heartworm research and findings in veterinary medicine.
Tick-borne Rickettsial Infections of Dogs
Rickettsial organisms are small, obligate intracellular bacteria in the order Rickettsiales. Two families—Anaplasmataceae and Rickettsiaceae—contain species that infect dogs. These pathogens are transmitted by a variety of tick vectors, maintained in wildlife and domestic reservoirs, and can cause clinical disease in humans, dogs, and other domestic animals. This article discusses the basic epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of canine ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF).
The Companion Animal Parasite Council’s Annual Forecast Is Released
The CAPC has released its annual parasite map, which predicts where heartworm and other parasitic outbreaks will most likely occur in the U.S., for 2019.
Stay Up to Date with CAPC Parasite Maps
Up-to-date maps from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) can help the veterinary care team in its client education efforts on heartworm — are you using them?
Feline Heartworm Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction
Although most veterinarians recognize that feline heartworm disease can be serious and even life-threatening, far too few clients invest in heartworm prevention for their cats.
The Hidden Characteristics of Heartworm Disease
Clients often don’t understand what heartworms are—nor do they understand the consequences of infection in their pets. We must stress prevention.