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Background: Canine heartworm disease, caused by Dirofilaria immitis, has global veterinary importance. In Australia, the prevalence of canine heartworm infection decreased markedly following the introduction of over-the-counter macrocyclic lactones. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of canine ...

Author(s)
Orr, B.; Ma, G.; Koh WeiLing; Malik, R.; Norris, J. M.; Westman, M. E.; Wigney, D.; Brown, G.; Ward, M. P.; Šlapeta, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2020, 13, 69, pp (13 February 2020)
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The prognosis and success of adulticide treatment depends on the baseline severity of infection with Dirofilaria immitis in dogs and can influence the therapeutic protocol to choose. A study was conducted to assess the utility of the cardiopulmonary biomarkers N-terminal of the prohormone brain...

Author(s)
Carretón, E.; Morchón, R.; Simón, F.; Juste, M. C.; Méndez, J. C.; Montoya-Alonso, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, 206, 1/2, pp 43-47
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Cardiopulmonary biomarkers are biological parameters that can be objectively measured and quantified as indicators of pathogenic processes (heartworm disease) or as indicators of response to therapeutic intervention. To determine levels of cardiopulmonary biomarkers in canine dirofilariasis,...

Author(s)
Carretón, E.; Corbera, J. A.; Juste, M. C.; Morchón, R.; Simón, F.; Montoya-Alonso, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 176, 4, pp 313-316
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Background: Heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, has long been recognized in Taiwanese dogs but feline heartworm infection has been largely overlooked by veterinarians and pet owners. The main goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and epidemiology of canine and feline heartworm infection in ...

Author(s)
Lu TaLi; Wong JunYue; Tan TaLun; Hung YongWei
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, Suppl. 2, pp (9 November 2017)
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Background: Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs is considered endemic in Australia, but the clinical heartworm disease caused by the heartworm is rare and prevalence is low. The mainstream prevention of the heartworm is based on macrocyclic lactone (ML) administration. The aim of this study was ...

Author(s)
Nguyen, C.; Koh WeiLing; Casteriano, A.; Beijerink, N.; Godfrey, C.; Brown, G.; Emery, D.; Šlapeta, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2016, 9, 535, pp (7 October 2016)
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Background: Dirofilaria immitis causes heartworm disease, a chronic and potentially fatal cardiopulmonary disease which mainly affects dogs and cats. It is present in most of Spain, due to favourable climatic factors. Madrid, located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, is the most highly...

Author(s)
Montoya-Alonso, J. A.; Morchón, R.; Falcón-Cordón, Y.; Falcón-Cordón, S.; Simón, F.; Carretón, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, 354, pp (26 July 2017)
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Canine dirofilariasis or heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis is a serious animal life threatening disease. Adult worms live in the lung arteries and right heart, causing cardiovascular and pulmonary parenchyma changes. The aim of this study was the radiographic evaluation of the dogs'...

Author(s)
Tudor, N.; Ionita, L.; Tapaloaga, D.; Tudor, P.; Ionita, C.; Vlagioiu, C.
Publisher
ARS Docendi Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania
Citation
Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 2014, 19, 6, pp 9918-9924
Abstract

Background: Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is mosquito-borne filarial nematode capable of causing serious cardiopulmonary disease in canines and felines, and pulmonary dirofilariasis in man. This research was conducted with the objectives of determining the incidence and assessing possible risk...

Author(s)
Khedri, J.; Radfar, M. H.; Borji, H.; Azizzadeh, M.; Akhtardanesh, B.
Publisher
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Centre for Electronic Resources Provision and Journal Improvement, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 2014, 9, 4, pp 560-567
Abstract

Background: Dirofilaria immitis is a filarial parasite of dogs that can cause serious or fatal cardiopulmonary disease. Three studies were conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of monthly treatment with moxidectin in a chewable tablet product in combination with sarolaner and pyrantel to...

Author(s)
Kryda, K.; Six, R. H.; Walsh, K. F.; Holzmer, S. J.; Chapin, S.; Mahabir, S. P.; Myers, M.; Inskeep, T.; Rugg, J.; Cundiff, B.; Pullins, A.; Ulrich, M.; McCall, J. W.; McTier, T. L.; Maeder, S. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 445, pp (11 September 2019)
Abstract

Background: Anecdotal reports support the position that the adulticidal heartworm treatment utilizing doxycycline and Advantage Multi®/Advocate® for Dogs (10% imidacloprid+2.5% moxidectin) has successfully converted antigen-positive dogs to antigen-negative. To date, no controlled experimental...

Author(s)
Savadelis, M. D.; Ohmes, C. M.; Hostetler, J. A.; Settje, T. L.; Zolynas, R.; Dzimianski, M. T.; Moorhead, A. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, 245, pp (19 May 2017)

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