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Parasite-Free-Pet DIY Marketing Campaigns

Flea, tick, and heartworm season is around the corner. Is your practice—and are your clients—ready? The discussion with clients around preventive and early-detection measures for parasite control has changed from spring and summer to year-round in most practices. However, the coming of warmer weather signals a perfect time to remind clients of the danger parasites pose, keep the parasite conversation going, and increase your patients’ compliance. We dove into some of the latest parasite...

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Heartworm Removal Guided by Transesophageal Echocardiography in a Dog with Naturally Acquired Caval Syndrome (Case Report)

AbstractA 14 mo old shih tzu was referred for dyspnea, hemoptysis, and hematuria. Heartworm disease with caval syndrome was diagnosed by laboratory tests, thoracic radiography, and transthoracic echocardiography. The minimally invasive heartworm removal procedure was performed using flexible alligator forceps guided by transesophageal echocardiography. The procedure was successfully performed removing over 94% of heartworms displayed echocardiographically without any intraoperative...

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