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FIRSTLINE: Aug 01, 2007
Yes. But oddly enough, few pet owners take the right steps to protect their pets, their families, and themselves from infestations (see Figure 1)
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working to establish a voluntary trichinae-certification program for U.S. pork.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three separate veterinarian surveys challenge commonly held beliefs about the prevalence of heartworm and intestinal parasites. "These studies do demonstrate that heartworm and intestinal parasites are endemic throughout most of the United States, including regions where prevalence is historically thought to be low," reports Dr. David Stansfield, director of professional relations for Novartis Animal Health.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2007
Concerned about the threat of feline heartworm infection, team members at Valley Animal Hospital in Roanoke, Va., decided to launch a campaign to educate clients.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2007
National Report — Parasites are on the move. Warmer winters, exploding wildlife populations and reforestation are all fueling the trend.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2007
"The biggest myth that we deal with is that most people believe their dog or cat got fleas from direct contact with another pet.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Las Vegas — A Web site created to support a public-relations campaign about heartworm was unveiled at the recently concluded Western Veterinary Conference.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Testing, treatment, and public health all play a part.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
To increase parasite prevention and control compliance, make sure the doctors are in agreement about the standards of care and team members know what to say to clients.
Mar 01, 2007
Efforts must now focus on increasing awareness of the zoonotic risks associated with many of these parasites and improving pet owner compliance.
Mar 01, 2007
Client education is the single-most important tool for maintaining a relationship that draws clients back to your veterinary practice for information on parasite prevention and treatment products.
Mar 01, 2007
Heartworm disease manifests quite differently in cats than in dogs and has an altered infective cycle.
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.