Telehealth Consultations for Parasite Prevention
Telehealth can be an invaluable tool for veterinary practices, especially for those willing to utilize veterinary nurses to perform these virtual appointments. With good preparation and organization, veterinary nurses are capable of meeting the growing demand for virtual appointments.
Roundworm Infections in Dogs
Preventing roundworm exposure through diligent fecal pick-up, year-round monthly preventives, and always treating dams and puppies before and after delivery are the best ways at keeping dogs infection-free.
Giardiasis in Cats
Giardia protozoa are quite hardy. Prevention and client education is key to keeping a cat happy and healthy.
Heartworm Disease in Dogs
The American Heartworm Society recommends that dogs be given heartworm preventives year-round and tested annually.
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.