Transporting the Heartworm Positive Dog with Dr. Brian DiGangi
The American Heartworm Society and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians have announced recommendations to help practitioners navigate situations where movement of heartworm-positive dogs prior to completing heartworm treatment is being considered. In this VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, Dr. Brian DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP (canine and feline practice, shelter medicine), Senior Director of Shelter Medicine for the ASPCA, explains how and when heartworm-positive dogs can be safely transported.
Diagnostic dilemmas with heartworm disease with Dr. Lindsay Starkey
Heartworm diagnosis isn’t always as straightforward as it seems, in spite of veterinarians having highly sensitive patient-side antigen tests. Dr. Lindsay Starkey, DVM, PhD, DACVM (parasitology), Assistant Professor at Auburn University, provides guidance on heartworm diagnosis and how to approach cases where test results seem questionable.
What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson
In this VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, Dr. Tom Nelson, DVM, who serves as the research chair on the AHS board of directors, discusses the differences between feline and canine heartworm disease and shares the latest information on diagnosis and management of infected feline patients.
Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead
In this VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, Dr. Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, provides the pros and cons of the AHS heartworm treatment protocol for heartworm infection in dogs vs. “alternative” protocols.
When heartworm patients face complications with Dr. Marisa Ames
Canine heartworm patients can develop serious complications, from pneumonitis to pulmonary hypertension to caval syndrome. Dr. Marisa Ames, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology), Assistant Professor of Cardiology, University of California/Davis, discusses diagnosis of advanced disease and step-by-step management for these challenging patients.
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Dr. Chris Duke, AHS President and Co-Owner of Bienville Animal Medical Center, discusses the basics of heartworm disease with the host of Social Dog, which produces 50-minute podcasts on dog care for owners.