Parasitologist Dr. Michael W. Dryden addresses the distinction between initial speed of kill and residual speed of kill of flea adulticides; he explains the latter's importance in successful flea control in the household.
During a recent roundtable discussion, leading experts in the fields of veterinary parasitology, dermatology, behavior, and client communication gathered to discuss parasite control opportunities in clinical practice.
Recently, veterinary parasitologist and flea expert, Dr. Michael Dryden, met with a veterinary dermatologist and two progressive practitioners to discuss the concerns and misconceptions that clients, staff, and veterinarians have about flea control—and to come up with clear solutions for the perplexing problems surrounding this issue.
Flea allergy dermatitis is the most common dermatologic disease of dogs. As a veterinary technician, you need to understand why managing flea bites is so improtant for allergic dogs—so you can relate this important information to clients.