Treating the Heartworm-Positive Dog: What the Updated American Heartworm Society Guidelines Tell Us | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

April 2024

In today’s VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we interview Andrew Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), Associate Professor in Parasitology at the University of Georgia, Director and Primary Investigator of the Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center and American Heartworm Society (AHS) Board of Directors along with Marisa Ames, DVM, ACVIM (Cardiology), Associate Professor in Cardiology at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and AHS Board of Directors on how to treat the heartworm-positive dog. Every veterinary practitioner understands the importance of treating heartworm-positive dogs. However, questions about heartworm treatment are common. Based on the latest research and information, the American Heartworm Society recently updated its guidelines on heartworm treatment. In this podcast, Dr. Moorhead and Dr. Ames update us on the optimal components and timing of heartworm treatment in dogs. We’ll also learn from them what’s changed—and what hasn’t—and what it means for you, your clients, and your patients. Finally, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of treatment options when time and resources are limited.

Today’s VETgirl podcast is brought to you by the American Heartworm Society, whose mission is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. The AHS has countless resources for veterinary professionals, from industry-leading heartworm guidelines to creative client education tools. Whether you need answers to questions about heartworm treatment or you’re seeking the perfect post for your clinic’s Instagram page, you’ll find it at heartwormsociety.org/resources. You can also subscribe to free updates on the latest developments in diagnosing and managing this complex disease. Visit heartwormsociety.org/resources today!

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