Heartworm Disease in Dogs

About the Course:
Heartworm infection is a serious parasitic infection in dogs, with worldwide distribution. Testing for heartworms can be complicated and controversial, as can determining treatment options. In this course, you will learn about recent developments in heartworm testing, treatment, and prevention, allowing you to better serve your canine patients. 
Learning objectives:
  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of canine heartworm disease.
  • Outline the available diagnostic tests for canine heartworm disease and a rationale for appropriate heartworm testing.
  • Compare and contrast heartworm treatments options and select an appropriate treatment for presenting canine patients.
  • Understand the issue of macrocyclic lactone resistance and its relevance in clinical practice.