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Parasitology

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 …

Canine Arthropods: Class Insecta

William Stich, BAS, MS, PhD & I. Craig Prior, BVSc, CVJ The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human—animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of parasitic infections. For more information, including detailed parasite control recommendations, please visit capcvet.org. With approximately …

Feline Helminths: Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

Rick Marrinson, DVM, and Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology) Helminth infections, both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal, are remarkably common in cats. Transmission, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human—animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, …

Focus on Canine & Feline Helminths

An in-depth look at statistics extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats presented to more than 850 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2013. In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numberscorrelates specific article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are …

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 …

Canine Pulmonary Helminths: Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology, Hon), Cornell University Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology), Oklahoma State University Pulmonary helminths can cause severe, life-threatening respiratory disease in dogs. Distribution, life cycle, diagnosis, and treatment of common species are discussed. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster …

Canine Lyme Disease: How Real is the Threat?

Canine Lyme borreliosis continues to generate considerable controversy in clinical practice, particularly as it pertains to risk for exposure, diagnosis, consequences of infection, and even prevention.

Canine Lyme disease, also called canine Lyme borreliosis, is among the most familiar tick (Ixodes species) transmitted infections known to occur in humans and dogs residing in North America. Despite being the subject of review articles,1,2 research studies, scientific proceedings, and symposia, canine Lyme borreliosis continues to generate considerable controversy in clinical practice, particularly as …

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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