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"Slow-Kill" Heartworm Treatment: Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by Cathy Barnette on April 15, 2019 at 8:11 AM

In a perfect world, every dog with heartworms would be treated according to the American Heartworm Society’s recommended protocol: doxycycline and a macrocyclic lactone, followed by three injections of melarsomine (adulticide).
 
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and the cost of heartworm treatment leads many clients to consider alternatives.
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False Negative Heartworm Tests and Heat Pretreatment: Info for Vet Grads

Posted by Cathy Barnette on April 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
As a new grad, you may occasionally run across reports of heartworm infections that are resistant (or thought to be resistant) to heartworm prevention. Heartworm resistance became a hot topic in the early 2000s, when several cases were discovered.
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Topics: Heartworm

Heartworm Resistance: Fact or Fiction?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on April 1, 2019 at 9:03 AM

As a new grad, you may occasionally run across reports of heartworm infections that are resistant (or thought to be resistant) to heartworm prevention. Heartworm resistance became a hot topic in the early 2000s, when several cases were discovered.

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Topics: Heartworm

The surprising thing you may not know about Bartonellosis

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on March 26, 2019 at 12:58 PM

While veterinary professionals are aware of the zoonotic potential of feline Bartonellosis, the potential for this hemotropic infectious organism to cause psychiatric disorders in humans may come as a surprise.

It is important to be aware of this risk, especially since B. henselae is not uncommon among cats. In fact, according to the CDC, “Bartonella henselae bacteremia has been documented in 30-40% of domestic and adopted shelter cats.” [1]

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Topics: Bartonellosis

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