You can reduce infection rates by formulating a comprehensive parasite prevention program for your patients, a strategy recommended by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3/18/08 - While I was sleeping and my husband Mark was working on the other side of the county, a terribly tragic accident occurred early Tuesday morning. An SUV driven by a 23-year-old Lancaster County woman got on the highway (U.S. Route 30) on the wrong side. Unbeknownst to the passengers in the Honda Civic that was traveling the correct way on the highway, they were about to experience the last moments of their lives.
"My pet is itchy"--it's the most common reason clients visit a veterinary clinic. 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 important for allergic dogs--so you can relate this important information to clients.
National Report — A new study suggesting a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite commonly carried by pet cats, and schizophrenia may offer new hope and lead to possible treatments for the roughly 2 million Americans who suffer from the mental disorder, researchers say.
Obvious clinical signs may be apparent in only about 5% to 10% of dogs infected with B. burgdorferi. So the harder question is, how should we manage the vast majority of infected dogs that show no clinical signs?
Beltsville, Md. — When he found a live Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) on the agitator of his washing machine, entomologist John Carroll, of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, decided to find out how tough ticks really are.