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Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens are vector-borne parasites of dogs and cats, with zoonotic potential, endemic in many parts of Europe, including Italy. Control and prevention of dirofilariosis are essential points to reduce their diffusion in animals and humans and veterinarians are the main...

Author(s)
Genchi, M.; Rinaldi, L.; Venco, L.; Cringoli, G.; Vismarra, A.; Kramer, L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2019, 267, pp 26-31
Abstract

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

Prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis in domestic dogs and cats relies on a single drug class, the macrocyclic lactones (MLs). Recently, it has been demonstrated that ML-resistant D. immitis are circulating in the Mississippi Delta region of the USA, but the prevalence and...

Author(s)
Wolstenholme, A. J.; Evans, C. C.; Jimenez, P. D.; Moorhead, A. R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2015, 142, 10, pp 1249-1259
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Author(s)
Smith-Blackmore, M.
Publisher
Eastern States Veterinary Association, Inc (NAVC), Glen Mills, USA
Citation
Today's Veterinary Practice, 2015, 5, 3, pp 53-56
Abstract

Several agents are available for the prevention of heartworm infection. Melarsomine is up to 96% efficacious (after two doses) as a heartworm adulticide in infected dogs. However; treatment of dogs infected with Dirofilaria immitis can be expensive, and adulticide therapy in patients with moderate...

Author(s)
Hoch, H.; Strickland, K.
Publisher
Veterinary Learning Systems, Yardley, USA
Citation
Compendium Continuing Education for Veterinarian, 2008, 30, 3, pp 146-151
Abstract

The heartworm is a zoonosis caused by the so-called "heartworm of dogs", Dirofilaria immitis. It is common in tropical, subtropical and temperate climates, prevailing in coastal regions or near rivers and lakes. D. immitis has canids as definitive hosts, mainly dogs, although non-human primates and ...

Author(s)
Lusa, F. T.
Publisher
Editora Guará, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Clínica Veterinária, 2011, 16, 92, pp 46-50
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Author(s)
Levy, J. K.
Publisher
The North American Veterinary Conference, Gainesville, USA
Citation
Small animal and exotics. Proceedings of the North American Veterinary Conference, Volume 21, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2007, 2007, pp 1007-1009
Abstract

In a three years study that began in fall 1996, a total of 234 local cats were clinically examined in one of the small animal clinics in Tabriz, east Azarbayejan Province, Iran. Blood smears were examined for blood parasites and for white blood cells differential count. In 25 cats, clinical...

Author(s)
Helan, J. A.; Eslami, A.; Shirani, D.; Meshgi, B.; Mostofi, S.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Journal of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, 2001, 56, 4, pp ar21-ar23
Abstract

The clinical signs, haematological findings, medical treatment, and outcome of therapy in three cats from Kuwait diagnosed with Trypanosoma evansi ("surra") are described.

Author(s)
Tarello, W.
Publisher
École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Citation
Revue de Médecine Vétérinaire, 2005, 156, 3, pp 133-134
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Author(s)
Atkins, C. E.
Publisher
The North American Veterinary Conference, Gainesville, USA
Citation
Small animal and exotics. Proceedings of the North American Veterinary Conference, Volume 21, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2007, 2007, pp 137-138

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