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Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

FromVETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts


Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

FromVETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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Length:
18 minutes
Released:
Apr 19, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

In today's VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we discuss what the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient is. Here's something no veterinarian wants to tell a client: “Your dog has heartworm disease.” We know the pet is headed for a multi-step, expensive regimen of medications as well as months of cage rest and exercise restriction. Given these challenges, it's not surprising that many owners ask their veterinarians about alternative treatment protocols. Today we are joined by Dr. Andy Moorhead, who is a veterinary parasitologist and an assistant professor on the faculty of the University of Georgia. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society. Tune in to learn what the AHS heartworm treatment protocol entails and why it includes the steps it does. Find out about "slow kill" treatment, and how it differs from traditional protocols with melarsomine.
Released:
Apr 19, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode