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Triennial Symposium Proceedings

Since the establishment of the American Heartworm Society in 1974, a symposium has been held every three years for the purpose of presenting the latest research on heartworm disease, diagnosis, and prevention. Presenters at each symposium come from all over the world.

Category: Triennial Symposium
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics | Other | Veterinary Professionals

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Triennial Symposium

Category: Triennial Symposium
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics | Other | Veterinary Professionals

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Was that a MOSQUITO?

In this video reel, a cat runs in fear from a mosquito that might be carrying heartworms

Feline | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

Just checking in!

In this video reel, a cat checks in on his owner about giving heartworm prevention

Feline | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

There's no running--or skating--away from heartworms!

In this video reel, a skateboard dog explains that he can't run fast enough to hide from heartworms

Canine | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

I'm fresh, clean and heartworm-free!

In this video reel, a bathing cat feels fresh and clean, thanks to heartworm prevention

Feline | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

Life's a breeeeeeze with heartworm prevention!

In this video reel, a fluffy dog equates heartworm prevention with a carefree life

Canine | Prevention | Shelters | Other | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

High five for heartworm protection!

In this video reel, a dog shares a "high five" with her owner for protecting her from heartworm infection

Canine | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

Heartworm protection is better than a belly rub.

In this video reel, a happy dog shows love for the owner who protects him from heartworm infection

Canine | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

Heartworm protection makes me happy (cats)

In this video reel, a content cat show love for the owner who protects him from heartworm infection

Feline | Prevention | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
Category: Video

Could heartworm be stopped at the level of the mosquito?

In this video, University of Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Michael Povelones discusses research to better understand heartworm transmission, as well as new, previously unexplored ways to prevent it.

Canine | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Incidence
Category: Video

Understanding the prevalence of heartworm in cats

The true prevalence of heartworms in cats has been a question in the minds of many veterinarians. In this video, veterinary parasitologist and Zoetis scientist Dr. Jessica Rodriguez discusses the findings of a recent study that compared the results of heartworm testing in dogs and cats from a heartworm-endemic area of the U.S. and explains what it revealed about different types of heartworm tests and which tests give the most accurate picture of heartworm prevalence.

Feline | Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Incidence
Category: Video

When and why should cats be screen for heartworms?

n the U.S., veterinarians tend to reserve heartworm testing in cats for those that show overt clinical signs of adult heartworm infections. In this video, veterinary parasitologist and Zoetis scientist Dr. Jessica Rodriguez explains what a recent study done in conjunction with University of Florida and University of Oklahoma researchers revealed about the need to screen cats for heartworm and the need to protect them from this common parasite.

Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Understanding the risk of heartworm in cats

Heartworm disease in cats is very different from hearhtworm in dogs, as Dr. Tom Nelson explains.

Canine | Feline | Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Incidence
Category: Video

Diagnosis of heartworms in cats

Diagnosing heartworms in cats is quite different from diagnosis in dogs. In this video, veterinary practitioner and past AHS president Dr. Tom Nelson explains the diagnostic process and discusses which tests are appropriate for feline patients.

Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Treatment options for heartworm-positive cats

While cats are susceptible to heartworms, unfortunately there are no approved treatments for cats with adult worms. However, as veterinary practitioner and past AHS president Dr. Tom Nelson explains, that doesn't mean veterinarians have no options for managing these patients.

Feline | Prevention | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Understanding barriers to heartworm research today

In this video, Emeritus Professor and researcher Dr. Tim Geary of the Institute of Parastitology at McGill University explains the barriers to heartworm research and how it differs from research on other parasites in other species.

Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Cost
Category: Video

Understanding heartworm-host interactions

In this video, Emeritus Professor and researcher Dr. Tim Geary of the Institute of Parastitology at McGill University explains how a better understanding of heartworms and how they interact with their hosts and their environment might help researchers in the future as they develop new strategies for heartworm prevention.

Canine | Feline | Prevention | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Heat treatment of serum samples in heartworm testing

Parasitologist Dr. Byron Blagburn explains what veterinarians need to know about heat treatment of serum samples in heartworm testing.

Canine | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Heat treatment of feline serum samples

Parasitologist Dr. Byron Blagburn explains what veterinarians need to know about heat treatment of serum samples when testing cats for heartworm infection.

Feline | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Current knowledge about heartworm resistance

Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Clarke Atkins discusses the most current information about heartworm resistance.

Canine | Prevention | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals | Incidence | Resistance
Category: Video

How to minimize development of resistant heartworms

Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Clarke Atkins explains what steps veterinarians can take to minimize the risk of resistant heartworms developing in the future.

Canine | Prevention | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals | Resistance
Category: Video

The spread of heartworm disease in Europe

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Laura Kramer of the University of Parma explains how heartworm disease has spread across Europe over the past several decades.

Canine | Veterinary Professionals | Incidence
Category: Video

Why alternative heartworm treatment protocols are needed

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Laura Kramer of the University of Parma discusses the rationale for alternative heartworm treatment protocols.

Canine | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals | Resistance
Category: Video

The "Watch-outs" with melarsomine in heartworm treatment

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Laura Kramer of the University of Parma explains the pros and cons of treating heartworm infections with melarsomine.

Canine | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video


The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler, leaves are starting to turn, and football season is here. But that doesn’t mean your clients can forget about protecting their pets from heartworms.

To keep this message front and center with your clients, we’re sharing a set of new posters you can print OR post on your Facebook or Instagram page.

  • To save or print a poster, just click on the image below, then click on the “download” button and save the PDF file.
  • To save a poster for use on your social pages, simply open the downloaded poster, then right click on the file and follow the menu instructions to save the file as a JPEG image.

For more client tools, be sure to visit the Resource Center. And if you don’t already, make sure you’re sharing our Facebook and Instagram posts!