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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
With the increasing numbers of meat goats in the United States, many bovine practitioners face questions about goat healthcare targeted toward internal parasite treatment and control.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 01, 2006
How can I convince our clients that their pets need flea and tick control?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2006
Davis, Calif. — Ranking as the fifth-warmest winter on record for the United States, an expert entomologist warns it could signal a busy parasite season, thereby increasing the threat of vector-borne disease transmission.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
You know how important heartworm preventive is and likely prefer clients buy 12 months worth of preventive at once, so they don't delay when they need more and risk the pet's health. After sending a practice manager to an AAHA pilot program on compliance in 2003, Suburban Animal Clinic in Columbus, Ohio, implemented a few changes to increase 12-month heartworm preventive compliance.
Mar 01, 2006
Gastrointestinal parasites are insidious causes of disease in cats. Protozoan parasitic infections in particular can be difficult to detect because there are often no signs of disease, or the signs, such as diarrhea, are nonspecific. But these infections must be uncovered and cured before they cause serious disease or spread to housemates or even owners.
Mar 01, 2006
The most common question asked of the Companion Animal Parasite Council by practicing veterinarians is "Do these guidelines apply to me?" Our answer is always an unequivocal "Yes."
Mar 01, 2006
In patients with clinical signs of one tick-borne disease, it is important to consider that they may be infected with multiple tick-borne pathogens. Coinfections may account for the diverse clinical signs some patients exhibit.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2006
Orlando — A recently released survey documents that 250,000 dogs and cats tested positive for heartworm infection in 2004.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 09, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
ORLANDO - 01/09/06 - A partnership forged between Merial and the American Heartworm Society produced a survey revealing more than 250,000 dogs and cats tested positive for heartworm infection nationwide in 2004, a rise in cases since the most recent survey in 2001.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Common infectious causes of diarrhea in kittens include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, and fungi.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
At one time, rampant infectious diseases sickened and killed many animals. In the case of rabies, people also were at risk. Today in the Western world, these diseases have largely been controlled, and as vaccines improve and more animals are vaccinated appropriately, we will do even better. But what of parasitic diseases?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
A middle-aged 48.5-lb (22-kg) spayed female Border collie mix was presented to the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of a red, weepy left eye.
Jun 01, 2005
Cats are host to a variety of internal and external parasites. Despite the documented prevalence and zoonotic importance of these parasites, many pet owners and some veterinarians aren't convinced that comprehensive feline parasite control strategies are needed. This viewpoint may stem from the previous lack of safe, effective, and convenient broad-spectrum parasiticides and the difficulties in acquiring adequate fecal samples. Fortunately, newer broad-spectrum agents (Table 1), particularly those with label claims against heartworms and fleas, allow veterinarians to eliminate a higher percentage of feline parasites. Let's review some of the key feline parasites and discuss new strategies for controlling them.
Jun 01, 2005
Learn how to recognize, test for, treat, and prevent Bartonella and Mycoplasma species infections in cats.
May 01, 2005
The media buzz may have quieted considerably, but West Nile virus continues to cause illness and death nationwide and is here to stay. Within six years of the initial detection of this exotic mosquito-borne virus in New York, it has spread to all continental states, through Canada and Mexico, and into Central America.