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Revised Recommendations for Annual Heartworm Testing

Testing dogs annually for heartworm disease is not a new recommendation. What is new is the type of testing being recommended. Until recently, performing a simple blood test to screen for the presence of heartworm antigen was the test of choice. We now know that antigen testing produces ever-increasing numbers of false negative results (the… read more

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Preventives and Improved Treatment Haven’t Stopped Heartworm Spread

You’d think that years of research, the availability of easy-to-administer preventives and better, safer treatment would help put a damper on the spread of heartworm disease in dogs. They haven’t. Today danger is in virtually every corner of the United States (to see maps of incidence from 2001, 2004 and 2007, click here) and more… read more