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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)
Abstract

Canine heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis is considered a pulmonary disease, which leads to pulmonary hypertension, and in the late stage, may induce right cardiac insufficiency. Adult worms are localized in the pulmonary arteries, which undergo endothelial damage (proliferative...

Author(s)
Venco, L.; Bertazzolo, W.; Giordano, G.; Paltrinieri, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, 206, 1/2, pp 48-54
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Aim: The aim was to study the pathomorphological changes through thoracic radiography and status of oxidative stress parameters in heartworm affected dogs in Odisha. Materials and Methods: A total of 16 dogs with clinically established diagnosis of dirofilariasis by wet blood smear and modified...

Author(s)
Rath, P. K.; Panda, S. K.; Mishra, B. P.; Patra, R. C.; Nath, I.
Publisher
Veterinary World, Rajkot, India
Citation
Veterinary World, 2014, 7, 9, pp 689-692
Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis, the cause of heartworm infestation (HWI) or dirofilariasis, affects members of the Canidae and remains a worldwide clinical problem. In Iraq, dirofilariasis was believed absent until 2009, when the Karbala Governorate was reported as an endemic area for canine dirofilariasis....

Author(s)
Al-Salihi, K. A.; Al-Dabhawi, A. H.; Al-Rammahi, H. M.; Kareem, F. A.
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 2019, 56, 2, pp e152987
Abstract

Cardiopulmonary nematodes are life-threatening pet parasites increasingly reported throughout Europe, with overlapping endemic areas. Dirofilaria immitis is a mosquito-borne whilst Angiostrongylus vasorum is a snail-borne pathogen. Both adult nematodes reside in the pulmonary arteries and right...

Author(s)
Alho, A. M.; Meireles, J.; Schnyder, M.; Cardoso, L.; Belo, S.; Deplazes, P.; Carvalho, L. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 252, pp 120-126
Abstract

The zoonotic filarioid nematode Dirofilaria immitis is transmitted by bloodsucking mosquitoes and causes heartworm disease in dogs and wild canines. In the last decade, D. immitis has spread in southern Europe including Italy. Few autochthonous foci of infection have been reported in previously...

Author(s)
Santoro, M.; Miletti, G.; Vangone, L.; Spadari, L.; Reccia, S.; Fusco, G.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2019, 6, August, pp 270
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The primary objective of the 2019 Shelter Heartworm Management Practices Survey was to identify the current practices employed for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of heartworm disease in animal shelters. Survey questions were developed to collect the information of interest for dogs,...

Author(s)
DiGangi, B. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2020, 282,
Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis is a parasitic filarial nematode responsible for heartworm disease in domestic as well as wild canines and felines and pulmonary or cutaneous infections in humans. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the status of D. immitis in dogs based on available...

Author(s)
Anvari, D.; Narouei, E.; Daryani, A.; Sarvi, S.; Moosazadeh, M.; Hezarjaribi, H. Z.; Narouei, M. R.; Gholami, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2020, 131, pp 104-116
Abstract

Background: Monthly heartworm preventives are designed to protect dogs by killing heartworms acquired the month prior to their administration, and after treatment with most products, the drug levels rapidly dissipate to very low levels. Work with Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid+moxidectin)...

Author(s)
Bowman, D. D.; Grazette, A. R.; Basel, C.; Wang YingYing; Hostetler, J. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2016, 9, 12, pp (8 January 2016)
Abstract

Background: Heartworm disease in dogs can be severe and life threatening. Resistance to available heartworm preventives was considered among potential causes of increased reports of failed heartworm prevention in dogs. The objective of the present study was to compare the efficacy of four...

Author(s)
Blagburn, B. L.; Arther, R. G.; Dillon, A. R.; Butler, J. M.; Bowles, J. V.; Simson, C. von; Zolynas, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2016, 9, 191, pp (5 April 2016)

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