Parasitology | Veterinary Medicine

Parasitology

Mar 01, 2007
The risk of a dog's being infected with heartworm disease each year is 250,000 out of 50,000,000; this translates to one in 200 dogs becoming infected each year.
Mar 01, 2007
Careful attention is needed both to prevent tapeworm infections and to ensure prompt, effective treatment when infections do occur.
Mar 01, 2007
Veterinarians in practice are on the front lines in preventing transmission of pet-associated zoonotic parasite infections because of their knowledge of the potential risks and through their contact with pet owners.
Mar 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Not surprisingly, clients who visit their veterinarians at least yearly are more likely to use parasite control products, be concerned about the ramifications of parasites, and practice good hygiene to prevent parasite transmission from animals to people.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2007
Orlando — With only 4 percent of cats estimated to be on heartworm medicine, a new campaign from the American Heartworm Society (AHS) aims to change what officials are calling an abysmal prevention rate.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 31, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
SHAWNEE MISSION, KAN. - 1/31/2007 - Bayer Healthcare LLC recently received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a new topical product targeting fleas, heartworms and intestinal nemotodes for both dogs and cats. Bayer officials report the approval and subsequent launch signal an important development for broad-spectrum parasite control. Advantage Multi-TM for Dogs Topical Solution and Advantage Multi-TM for Cats Topical Solution are available by prescription only through licensed veterinarians.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2006
A 2.5-year-old spayed female mixed-breed dog was presented to Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital for evaluation of a one-day history of pain when walking.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2006
This article reviews the recent literature, common clinical presentations, and current recommendations on diagnosing and treating knemidocoptiasis.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 27, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
BEL AIR, MD - 11/28/06 - A September national survey of more than 1,000 dog and cat owners conducted for the nonprofit Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC, www.petsandparasites.org) revealed that while many people are aware that children are especially at risk of being affected by zoonotic disease caused by the transmission of parasites to humans by pets, they appear indifferent to the risk.
Nov 01, 2006
Most clients would be pretty grossed out to find a flea or tick on their pets. But they don't always take all the steps to protect their pets from infestations. That's where you come in. You want to start pet owners off on the right paw, so begin discussing parasite control the first day clients visit with their new pets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
In the article "Optimize intestinal parasite detection with centrifugal fecal flotation," which appeared in the July 2006 issue, the veterinary distributor for centrifuges manufactured by LW Scientific was not listed.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
Gaithersburg, Md.— When fibrosis hardened Pat Dickinson's lungs in late 2004, doctors struggled to isolate her illness. Two years later, the 55-year-old dog owner credits a veterinarian's education for avoiding a lung transplant and even death.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
Overcoming clients' preconceived notions can be difficult, especially as newer research suggests that treating horses as individuals might be more effective than a shotgun deworming regimen.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
A few years ago, our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians learned that centrifugation of fecal samples was the superior test for diagnosing gastrointestinal parasitism.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Not all horses are affected the same, probably 20 percent of horses shed 80 percent of the eggs.