Veterinary experts troubled by high incidence of preventable disease
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News & Alerts
Persistence of Heartworms Calls for Veterinary Vigilance About Protection
Roundtable of leading experts expresses openness to possibility of resistance after reviewing science but calls for more studies
(Appeared in Washington Post)
Dear Readers: If you have a dog, it should be on a HEARTWORM preventative medication no matter where you live. It used to be that if you lived in areas with harsh winters, you didn't have to give the pet the medication during the winter months. Now, the American Heartworm Society says you should give your pet heartworm medication all year long. The disease can still be spread by wildlife or when you travel with your pet. Pets become infected when they are bitten by mosquitoes that are carrying the parasite.
Batavia, Illinois – Despite decades of research on Dirofilaria immitis, otherwise known as heartworm, many questions remain unanswered, and the infection continues to increase its geographical range. This month, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) released the results of its first stakeholder survey designed to identify top research priorities for scientists to tackle.
Rise in Mosquito Population Causes New Warning
Rubin Outlines Three-Year Plan
Batavia, Illinois – As temperatures grow warmer, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) wants every pet owner to be prepared for mosquito season and the heartworm disease risk it carries for pets.