This presentation provides the tools necessary to recognize the importance of vector-borne diseases and to understand contemporary guidelines, diagnostics, and treatment options for patient care management. Discussion Topics:
  • Improve canine care through better understanding of canine heartworm infection and tick-borne diseases.
  • Discuss the seroprevalence, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation associated with these infectious diseases.
  • Review new research findings and American Heartworm Society (AHS) guidelines in respect to patient care management.
  • Review different screening and diagnostic tests and results interpretation for improved patient care.