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02 Heartworm Testing: The WHY and HOW of Heat-Treating Samples (Susan E. Little)

As a veterinarian or veterinary technician, should you be performing an antigen heartworm test or a microfilaria test? What test should you use in your canine patient? When should we be performing the process of "heat-treating?" Due to the formation of antibodies against heartworm antigen, the process of heat-treating samples may be necessary in your samples? Dr. Susan Little, clinical parasitologist from Oklahoma State University, discusses the process of heat-treating heartworm samples in dogs.

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