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heart worm

[′härt ‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
Dirofilaria immitis. A filarial nematode parasitic on dogs and other carnivores.
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The new strain is helping researchers at UGA better understand and help solve the problem of drug-resistance in heartworms.
The medical literature continues to refer to canine and human heartworm disease as cardiac infections, and to human pulmonary lesions as ischemic infarcts.
The Dudley shelter began calling the dog "Chucho'' and sought donations to pay the approximately $1,200 veterinary bill for heartworm treatments.
UC Davis is sending her home with a year's supply of heartworm, flea and tick preventative medicine.
In the meantime, I'd decided that with the onset of winter weather I would discontinue the use of her flea and heartworm medication and see if that changed anything.
Between the medications needed, X-rays, blood work and other steps necessary to attack heartworms, be prepared to pay up to $1,000 to treat a dog.
Host-produced antibody against the microfilariae chiefly accounts for an occult heartworm infection which results in immune-mediated death of the microfilariae (Rawlings loc.
Obtained this summer from a shelter, Butch had heartworm disease and whipworms, an intestinal parasite.
It begins with overviews of the normal cardiovascular system, examination, cardiac radiography, electrocardiography, and echocardiography, followed by clinical manifestations and management of problems like murmurs, cardiomegaly, cough, respiratory difficulty, jugular vein distention or pulsations, abdominal distention, abnormal heart rate or rhythm, syncope, heart failure, arrhythmias, congenital diseases, acquired valve diseases, myocardial and pericardial diseases, hypertension, and heartworm, and evaluation techniques, investigative procedures, diagnosis, and medical and surgical options and methods, with many images.
Fortunately, Bahrain is currently free from heartworm.
MESSAGE: To raise consumer awareness of the dangers of feline heartworm disease, while focusing on the importance of prevention and protection.
Angiostronglyus vasorum - or French heartworm - is carried by slugs and snails which have increased in number here because of warmer temperatures.