Bill to Combat Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases Advances
Nationwide, tick-borne diseases have risen exponentially from approximately 30,000 cases in 2003 to an estimated 450,000 last year. If passed into law, the Kay Hagan Tick Act would improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for tick-borne diseases.
New Insights and News Shared at 16th Triennial Heartworm Symposium
From presentations on heartworm prevalence and pathology to sharing the latest research on heartworm diagnostics, prevention and treatment protocols, the 2019 American Heartworm Society (AHS) Triennial Symposium covered an unprecedented range of topics in its mission to better understand heartworm disease and reduce its impact.
Into the Prairie To Find Ticks
If there’s something weird and it don’t look good, who you gonna call? The tickbusters. I am among the veterinary journalists who have gathered in Manhattan, Kansas, to attend KSU’s Tick Camp, a veterinary media event sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
The 3 Rs of Tick-Borne Diseases
The veterinary medical team must use effective communication and education to ensure clients understand the threat of tick-borne disease and the best preventive methods.
Outdoor Cats Are More Likely to Have Parasitic Infections
Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats.
CAPC Parasite Flash Card App: Learn About Parasites in Dogs, Cats and Other Small Mammals
The Veterinary Internal Parasite Flash Card App is designed to help strengthen the veterinary team’s skills in the microscopic identification of fecal parasites in veterinary clinic settings.
Have Dog, Will Travel
No question: dogs are on the move. Whether it’s a homeless dog being relocated following a major hurricane event, a canine companion accompanying his owner on vacation or a show dog traveling for competition or exhibition, road trips can be life-enhancing—or even lifesaving—for dogs.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis: What Your Clients Need to Know
Unless fleas or flea dirt (flea feces) are found on the pet, it may be difficult to convince owners that their pet may be dealing with FAD.
Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction
Matthew Krecic, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM (SAIM) and Adrienne Abel, CVT In the May/June 2017 issue of Today’s Veterinary Nurse, we were pleased to come across the article “Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction” by Ms. Ann Wortinger and agree that feline heartworm disease is indeed fact.1–3 We likewise agree that confirming heartworm disease in …
Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction?
In areas where dogs are exposed to mosquitoes that carry Dirofilaria immitis, so are cats. Feline heartworm disease differs from canine disease in many ways, making it important for veterinary technicians to be aware of the risks and clinical signs in cats.