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11 Minimizing Complications of Melarsomine (Stephen L. Jones)

Why is it important to use the American Heartworm Society heartworm treatment protocol? Dr. Tom Nelson, veterinarian at Animal Medical Center in Alabama, discusses what veterinarians should do when a patient is diagnosed as heartworm positive.

Canine | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

09 Thoracic Radiography and Feline Heartworm Disease (Clifford R. Berry)

Cats often have thickening of their pulmonary arteries as part of age-related changes, making thoracic radiographic interpretation of heartworm positive cats more difficult. Dr. Clifford Berry, DACVR, radiologist at University of Florida, reviews thoracic radiographic findings associated with feline heartworm disease.

Feline | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

08 Echocardiography: Is it Needed in Heartworm-Positive Animals? (Matthew W. Miller)

Should veterinarians be referring all heartworm positive dogs and cats for echocardiography prior to beginning treatment for heartworm? Dr. Matt Miller, DACVIM (Cardiology), discusses the use of echocardiography in the heartworm positive patient.

Canine | Feline | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

07 Doxycycline: The Role in Heartworm Treatment, Prevention, and Transmission (Matthew W. Miller)

Dr. Matt Miller, DACVIM (Cardiology), discusses the role of doxycycline, the commonly used antibiotic, in the treatment of heartworm disease. Should veterinarians routinely be using doxycycline to help prevent resistance in treating heartworm? If your patient was just diagnosed as heartworm positive, find out if you should use doxycyline or not.

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

06 Heartworm in Nontraditional Species (Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!) (Bianca Zaffarano)

While most pet owners are aware of the dangers of heartworm in dogs and cats, it turns out heartworm are opportunist and can affect other species. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians must be aware of the other species that can be affected, in order to best help educate pet owners about heartworm. Dr. Bianca Zaffarano discusses how heartworm can affect nontraditional species such as humans, sea lions, and seals.

Prevention | Exotics | Other | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

05 Thoracic Radiography and Canine Heartworm Disease (Clifford H. Berry)

In this American Heartworm Society video, Dr. Clifford Berry, DACVR, radiologist at University of Florida, reviews thoracic radiographic findings associated with canine heartworm disease. Veterinarians practicing in a heartworm endemic area must be able to accurately interpret chest radiographs.

Canine | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

03 Why Not Slow Kill? Patient-Focused Reasons (Clarke Atkins)

If your canine patient was just diagnosed with heartworm, find out if it is indicated or contraindicated to use slow-kill protocols. Not only is slow kill slow, expensive, and potentially dangerous, but it can result in pulmonary emboli and secondary vascular damage. Dr. Clarke Atkins, DACVIM (Cardiology), discusses the controversy of "slow-kill" for canine heartworm disease.

Canine | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

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.

Canine | Feline | Diagnosis | Exotics | Veterinary Professionals
Category: Video

Dr. Lynn Buzhardt & Dr. Byron Blagburn: Options for Heartworm Testing


Canine | Diagnosis | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Stephen Jones & Dr. Ray Dillon: Incidence of Feline Lung Disease


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Shelly Rubin & Dr. Wallace Graham: Heartworm Resistance


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Shelly Rubin & Dr. Wallace Graham: AHS Guidelines


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Videos: 2016 NAVC Symposium

Watch EyeOn Heartworm Presentations from the 2016 NAVC Symposium.

Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment
Category: Video

Dr. Stephen Jones & Dr. Ray Dillon: Differential Diagnosis of Heartworms in Cats


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Shelly Rubin & Dr. Laura Kramer: What We Know about Wolbachia in the Treatment of Heartworm Disease


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Matt Miller: What Makes Diagnosis of Cats Especially Challenging


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Matt Miller & Dr. Clarke Atkins: What Veterinarians Need to Know about Lack of Efficacy

Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

Dr. Matt Miller & Dr. Clarke Atkins: AHS Guidelines For Heartworm Treatment


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters
Category: Video

What are Heartworms?

Why are heartworms a threat to your dog? This short video explains.

Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics
Category: Video

There's No Season for Heartworm


Canine | Feline | Prevention | Exotics | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners | Incidence
Category: Video

The Test Your Pet Should Take

Testing, along with prevention, is an important part of keeping our dogs and cats healthy and free of disease. Here are important facts to know about heartworm disease and heartworm testing.


Canine | Feline | Diagnosis | Pet Owners
Category: Video

The Seven Deadly Truths of Heartworm Disease in Cats

Testing, along with prevention, is an important part of keeping our dogs and cats healthy and free of disease. Here are important facts to know about heartworm disease and heartworm testing.

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

Is Your Pet Protected?

Heartworm disease is a deadly disease, but it is easy to prevent. This video will help all pet owners understand the importance of year-round protection and the importance of prevention.

Canine | Feline | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners
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.

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