How Animal Shelters Can Treat and Prevent Heartworm in Dogs
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Heartworm disease is 100% preventable, yet experts estimate one million dogs in the U.S. are infected with the parasite. The challenge of prevention and treatment is particularly acute in animal shelters, which usually receive the dogs when they are already heartworm-positive and face challenges finding resources to treat them. Brian A. DiGangi, DVM, DABVP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, presents a review of the current recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm infections in dogs with an emphasis on practical, safe and effective management strategies for shelter dogs
Presenter: Dr. Brian DiGangi
Date: August 28, 2014

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