Is Heartworm Prevention Really Necessary?

Is Heartworm Prevention Really Necessary? – Video by Victoria Birch

Our lovely Victoria Birch in this video called “Is Heartworm Prevention Really Necessary?” will explain the basics of heartworm disease, or Dirofilaria Immitis, and how to protect your pet. Heartworm disease is caused by the parasite Dirofilaria immitis, a type of roundworm that lives inside the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. It …

Grants for Heartworm Research

Zoetis, the largest global animal health company, has awarded 200 000 dollars in grants to three teams of scientist for research on heartworm. These research projects aim to understand the basics, the fundamentals of heartworm and to invent novel interventions to prevent it.     The research teams granted with the funds are the teams of: Sean Foster, Ph.D. university …

Heartworm: Life Cycle

The American Heartworm Society (established in 1974) celebrates the month of April as the month to raise awareness for one devastating but preventable disease that affects our pets – the heartworm disease. We are talking about a very serious and potentially fatal condition that is caused by a parasitic worm, a roundworm, that is very long and called Dirofilaria immitis. …

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Heartworm algorithm

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) has decided to make an algorithm that will provide guidance and help in minimizing heartworm transmission specifically in relocated dogs. This algorithm includes recommendations on testing, treatment, and prevention. These recommendations were developed in close collaboration with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV). Preventing the transmission of Dirofilaria immitis has always been an issue and …

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Heartworm resistance

Heartworm resistance? The 15th Triennial Heartworm Symposium was held in New Orleans in 2016. At the symposium, Dr. Clarke Atkins, DVM, DACVIM, professor emeritus at the North Carolina State University spoke about heartworm resistance to today prophylaxis, and what the veterinary field learned about it in the last 10 to 15 years, and what remains unknown. Dirofilaria immitis, or heartworm, …