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Coping with Complex Heartworm Cases

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, Louisiana State University veterinary cardiologist Dr. Aliya Magee discusses the management of common complications in advanced heartworm patients, from analyzing clinical signs to determining which diagnostics are needed to implement treatment measures.

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Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals

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Strategies for Successful Management of Heartworm Patients, In and Out of the Shelter Setting

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, shelter veterinary Dr. Uri Donnett discusses the paths to successful management of heartwworm patients in the shelter setting or community practice, as well as managing limitations in staffing, diagnostics and knowledge of patient history.

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Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Cost | Transport of Infected Pets

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Making the Case for Prevention of Feline Heartworm Disease

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, feline practitioner Dr. Mark Cousins gives the lowdown on testing cats for heartowrm, educating owners and the "how tos" of getting staff members in the routine of recommending heartworm prevention for cats.

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Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals

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Answering Common Questions about Heartworm Diagnostics

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Lindsay Starkey of Auburn University addresses common questions veterinarians have about heartworm diagnosis--from understanding what a faintly positive result on a heartworm test means to determining whether a confirmation test is really needed in a heartworm case.

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Canine | Feline | Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals

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Heartworm Treatment: When the Perfect Protocol Isn't Followed

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Andy Moorhead of the University of Georgia covers common questions veterinarians have about the management of dogs that have been previously treated with a less-than-ideal protocol. Which tests and follow-up treatments may be needed? He has answers!

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Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Cost

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The Heartworm-Positive Patient: What Happens Next?

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Marisa Ames from U.C. Davis discusses which diagnostic procedures may be needed following a heartworm-positive antigen test in dogs--from microfilaria testing to radiographs and echocardiograms.

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Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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From Testing to Talking Points: What Veterinarians, Shelters and Owners Need to Know about Caring for Heartworm-Positive Dogs

In this VETgirl veterinary CE podcast, shelter veterinarian Dr. Brian DiGangi from the University of Florida discusses testing and management of heartworm-positive dogs in the shelter environment, as well as what veterinarians in practice need to understand about these patients and their prior care when they are adopted by clients. He also discusses the behavioral health of these patients and how they can be kept happy AND healthy during treatment.

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Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners | Cost | Transport of Infected Pets

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When - and how - Should Cats be Tested for Heartworms?

In this VETgirlveterinary CE podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Lindsay Starkey from Auburn University, provides an overview of feline heartworm disease as well as how to navigate testing for these patients.

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Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals

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Heartworms 101 with Dr. Chris Duke

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Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Pet Owners

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When heartworm patients face complications with Dr. Marisa Ames

In this VETgirl podcast, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Marisa Ames discusses how to manage dogs with complications due to advanced heartworm disease.

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Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals

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Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead

In this VETgirl podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Andy Moorhead explains the steps and elements of treatment for heartworm-positive dogs.

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Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals

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What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson

In this VETgirl podcast, Dr. Tom Nelson discusses the challenges of diagnosing heartworm disease in cats and why prevention is so important.

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Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals

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Diagnostic dilemmas with heartworm disease with Dr. Lindsay Starkey

In this VETgirl podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Lindsay Starkey discusses the limitations of antigen testing and what veterinarians should do if they question the results of a heartworm test.

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Canine | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals

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Transporting the Heartworm Positive Dog with Dr. Brian DiGangi

In this VETgirl podcast, shelter veterinarian Dr. Brian DiGangi discusses how heartworm-positive dogs can be safely transported.

Category: Podcast
Canine | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Transport of Infected Pets

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The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler, leaves are starting to turn, and football season is here. But that doesn’t mean your clients can forget about protecting their pets from heartworms.

To keep this message front and center with your clients, we’re sharing a set of new posters you can print OR post on your Facebook or Instagram page.

  • To save or print a poster, just click on the image below, then click on the “download” button and save the PDF file.
  • To save a poster for use on your social pages, simply open the downloaded poster, then right click on the file and follow the menu instructions to save the file as a JPEG image.

For more client tools, be sure to visit the Resource Center. And if you don’t already, make sure you’re sharing our Facebook and Instagram posts!