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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

Background: Canine heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease for which treatment is financially burdensome for many pet owners. Prevention is strongly advocated by the veterinary community along with routine testing for infection during annual wellness examinations. Despite the availability...

Author(s)
Self, S. W.; Pulaski, C. N.; McMahan, C. S.; Brown, D. A.; Yabsley, M. J.; Gettings, J. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 380, pp (30 July 2019)
Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis is the globally distributed agent of heartworm disease. Infection in canines causes debilitating disease that can be fatal if left untreated. Macrocyclic lactones can prevent heartworm disease in dogs, cats and ferrets by killing larvae before they develop into adult worms in...

Author(s)
McCrea, A. R.; Castro, P. D. J.; Kaplan, R. M.; Povelones, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2020, 282,
Abstract

Overview: Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens are the most important filarial worms, causing heartworm disease and subcutaneous dirofilariosis, respectively. D repens is currently considered an emerging zoonotic agent in Europe. Life cycle and infection: Filarial worms infect mainly dogs,...

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Pennisi, M. G.; Tasker, S.; Hartmann, K.; Belák, S.; Addie, D.; Boucraut-Baralon, C.; Egberink, H.; Frymus, T.; Hofmann-Lehmann, R.; Hosie, M.; Lloret, A.; Marsilio, F.; Thiry, E.; Truyen, U.; Möstl, K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 5, pp 442-451
Abstract

Filaria taxideae is a common subcutaneous filarial parasite of American badgers (Taxidea taxus) that has also been reported in skunks in the Western USA. Dermatitis associated with this parasite has been reported in badgers and skunks; however, many individuals have no gross lesions. With the...

Author(s)
Mulreany, L. M.; Niedringhaus, K. D.; Fenton, H. M. A.; Smith, C.; Smith, R.; Gardiner, C. H.; Lewis, B. C.; Craig, T.; Williams, B. H.; Garner, M. M.; Cleveland, C. A.; Yabsley, M. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2018, 14, pp 155-160
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Author(s)
Kondert, L.; Mayer, J.
Publisher
Eastern States Veterinary Association, Inc (NAVC), Glen Mills, USA
Citation
Today's Veterinary Practice, 2018, 8, 1, pp 14-17
Abstract

Cardiac disease is common in pet ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmias, and acquired valvular disease (AVD) are the most common heart diseases. Neoplasia of the heart is rarely reported, with lymphosarcoma being most common. Clinical presentation of cardiac ...

Author(s)
Wagner, R. A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Biology and diseases of the ferret, 2014, Ed.3, pp 401-419
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Author(s)
Zaffarano, B.
Publisher
VetMed Communications, Glen Mills, USA
Citation
Today's Veterinary Practice, 2015, 5, 4, pp 80-83
Abstract

A 10-month-old ferret was diagnosed with heartworm disease and caval syndrome. Associated clinical signs included weakness and a green-colored urine, identified as biliverdinuria. Despite the animal's small size, removal of three heartworms via transvenous heartworm extraction was successfully...

Author(s)
Bradbury, C.; Saunders, A. B.; Heatley, J. J.; Gregory, C. R.; Wilcox, A. L.; Russell, K. E.
Publisher
American Animal Hospital Association, Denver, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 2010, 46, 1, pp 31-35
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This book extensively covers the latest research and information on the epidemiology, prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heartworm infections in animals from leading experts. New findings on the physiopathology and epidemiology of heartworm disease, prognosis, clinical aspects, treatment and...

Author(s)
Seward, R. L.; Knight, D. H.
Publisher
American Heartworm Society, Batavia, USA
Citation
Recent advances in heartworm disease: Symposium 01, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 20-22 April, 2001, 2001, pp 309 pp.

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