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Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Myths vs. facts: The truth about ticks

September 14, 2011

Share these tick tips with your veterinary clients to help them keep their pets safe.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Your role in parasite prevention and treatment

September 6, 2011

Regardless of whether you work in the front or the back of the clinic, you can play a vital role in identifying and preventing hemoparasitic infections.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

University of Nebraska seeks answers about 'supershedding' of pathogens in livestock

September 1, 2011

Lincoln. Neb. — Researchers at the University of Nebraska have been awarded a five-year, $2.35 millioin grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find what makes some livestock "supershedders" of food-borne pathogens.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

CAPC Road Show: A little Northern exposure

June 1, 2011

Summer is here when the Companion Animal Parasite Council takes the show on the road in the big RV.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Have You Heard? A new treatment option for feline cytauxzoonosis

May 13, 2011

A recent study examined two treatment options for the tick-borne illness.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Tapeworms in all the wrong places: some unusual presentations of common parasites (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Raw food diets – when will we learn that truly raw foods are the pathway for disaster? In addition to bacterial problems, most tapeworm infections in dogs and cats are a result of eating raw food (prey) or ingesting untreated water. Pets should be fed cooked or prepared food and provided with fresh, potable water.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Anthelmintic resistance: fact or fiction? (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The ability to use anthelmintics to prevent and eliminate parasite infections or disease has been the cornerstone for many parasite control programs. Unfortunately, in many instances, what was a cornerstone has become the whole program.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Echinococcus granulosis – a re-emerging threat (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Echinococcus granulosus is a tiny (~3 mm) tapeworm responsible for cystic echinococcosus in humans. In many regions of the world, this is a major public health problem as well as an important economic issue. As with other tapeworms, the life cycle involves both definitive and intermediate hosts.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Giardia and genotypes–What does it all mean? (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Giardia is a protozoan parasite frequently detected in a wide variety of animals, including humans. Three major morphological groups are recognized: Giardia muris in mice, G. agilis in from amphibians, and a third group from various warm-blooded animals.

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