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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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Evaluation of Parasite Egg and Cyst Recovery Using Devices Designed for Centrifugal or Stationary Flotation (Original Studies)

AbstractTwo new devices (OT, ST), were recently introduced for the recovery of parasite eggs and cysts for microscopic examination. These devices, two stationary flotation devices, and a standard double-centrifugal sugar-flotation were compared using common flotation solutions and methods recommended by the manufacturers for the recovery of hookworm, ascaridoid, and whipworm eggs from companion animal fecal samples. Additionally, the recovery of Giardia cysts in the OT device using...

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