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Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Cryptosporidium – Do I have to learn all those new species? (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Cryptosporidium spp. are protozoan parasites of a wide variety of vertebrates, including humans, dogs, cats, horses and livestock. They are found throughout the world and are considered to be primary pathogens of both public health and veterinary concern because of their ability to cause gastrointestinal disease, their ubiquitous presence in the environment, and associations with large scale waterborne and foodborne outbreaks.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

A refresher on Baylisascaris procyonis (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Larva migrans (LM) simply refers to the migration and persistence of helminth larvae in tissues of animals and humans and is separated clinically and pathologically into visceral (VLM), ocular (OLM) neural, and cutaneous larva migrans (CLM). There are many helminth parasites that can cause LM; however, Toxocara and Baylisascaris account for the majority of human cases as well as those in other animals.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Thinking inside the box on heartworm control

May 1, 2011

Here's your heartworm prevention cheat sheet.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Parasites and their expanding universe (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

"After all, we are a mobile society and our pets travel with us". We are all probably tired of hearing it, yet, transporting our pets around the world is one of the most significant factors in the emergence of diseases in new geographic areas.

Source: FIRSTLINE

10 steps to help clients prevent zoonotic diseases

April 1, 2011

Share this list with clients at your veterinary practice to help keep their pets healthy and parasite-free.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Tips for talking to clients about ticks

April 1, 2011

The weather is warming up, and you know what that means: Ticks—and along with them, Lyme disease—will be out in full force. use a practice-wide team effort to make sure your clients are prepared for the surge.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Spread heartworm awareness with client games

April 1, 2011

Make heartworm awareness fun.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Use a flea comb to catch clients' attention about parasites

March 1, 2011

Having trouble getting through to your clients about parasite protection? Give them an up-close look at fleas in the exam room.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

The secret lives of fleas

February 25, 2011

You know fleas can jump, but do you know why they can fly so high?

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