Chagas Disease in Dogs: Transmission, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Triatomine insect vectors, which spread Chagas disease to dogs and humans alike, are prevalent in the southern U.S. and Latin America.
Chagas disease in dogs is transmitted from triatomine insect vectors, but can be diagnosed, treated, and prevented by veterinarians.
Lyme Disease in Dogs: Signs and Prevention
Effective measures for preventing Lyme disease in dogs include proper use of tick control products and risk-based use of Lyme vaccines.
Lyme disease in dogs is a significant medical concern. Effective measures for preventing Lyme disease in dogs include proper use of tick control products and risk-based use of Lyme vaccines.
A Selective Summary of the 2019 Triennial Heartworm Symposium
Heartworm disease prevalence, pathology, and management protocols headlined the 16th American Heartworm Society (AHS) Triennial Symposium, held September 8-11, 2019, in New Orleans. Given the challenges heartworm disease continues to present to the veterinary profession, discovering new strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is vital to reducing its impact.
Whipworms in Dogs
Analyzing the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of whipworms in dogs.
Analyzing the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of whipworms in dogs, a common infectious agent.
Hookworms in Dogs
Taking a closer look at the clinical signs, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.
Hookworms in dogs is a common parasitic infection; this article analyzes the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.
Roundworms in Dogs
Understanding the life cycle of the parasite Toxocara canis is key to treating and preventing roundworms in dogs.
Roundworms in dogs can be treated and prevented if veterinarians understand the life cycle of the parasite Toxocara canis.
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).