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human pulmonary dirofilariasis: review of the literature.the dog heartworm dirofilaria immitis is known to cause solitary pulmonary nodules in humans. human pulmonary dirofilariasis (hpd) is more prevalent along the coastal regions of the united states, especially along the mississippi river valley. diagnosis is generally made by surgical resection, since hpd is often preoperatively presumed to be lung cancer.199910094266
seroprevalence of dirofilaria immitis, feline leukemia virus, and feline immunodeficiency virus infection among dogs and cats exported from the 2005 gulf coast hurricane disaster area.to determine seroprevalence of dirofilariasis in dogs and seroprevalences of dirofilariasis, felv infection, and fiv infection in cats exported from the gulf coast region following the 2005 hurricanes.200717630887
diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols for feline heartworm infection in animal sheltering agencies.cats are at risk for heartworm infection (dirofilaria immitis) wherever the disease is endemic in dogs. diagnosis is more difficult in cats, and little information is available regarding effective palliative and curative treatments for infected cats. in contrast to the challenges of diagnosis and treatment, chemoprophylaxis is highly effective, and current guidelines call for preventive medications to be administered to all cats in endemic areas. the purpose of this study was to survey feline he ...201121330060
diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols for canine heartworm infection in animal sheltering agencies.the high prevalence of heartworm infection in shelter dogs creates a dilemma for shelter managers, who frequently operate with insufficient funding, staffing, and expertise to comply with heartworm guidelines developed for owned pet dogs. the purpose of this study was to survey canine heartworm management protocols used by 504 animal sheltering agencies in the endemic states of alabama, florida, georgia, and mississippi. open-admission shelters, which tended to be larger and more likely to perfo ...201121353743
establishment of macrocyclic lactone resistant dirofilaria immitis isolates in experimentally infected laboratory dogs.strains of dirofilaria immitis suspected of lack of efficacy (loe) to macrocyclic lactone (ml) preventive drugs have been increasingly reported in dogs by practicing veterinarians since 2005 in the lower mississippi delta region. if proven, and not controlled in the early stages, the emergence of ml drug resistance threatens to become a widespread problem in the us that may limit the effectiveness of current preventive drug treatment methods.201425376278
heartworm 'lack of effectiveness' claims in the mississippi delta: computerized analysis of owner compliance--2004-2011.a retrospective medical record review was conducted to identify factors from veterinary clinic medical records that may have contributed to suspected ineffectiveness of a heartworm preventive product. patient records of 271 dogs, comprising 301 instances of positive heartworm antigen test results while the dogs were receiving heartworm preventive were evaluated. nineteen veterinary practices in 17 counties and parishes in arkansas, louisiana, mississippi, and tennessee participated in the study. ...201425440944
prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and dipetalonema reconditum infections in missouri dogs.the prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and dipetalonema reconditum infections in missouri dogs was investigated by means of a statewide veterinary mail survey and a study of shelter dogs from central missouri and mississippi river communities. the veterinary survey revealed microfilariae of d immitis in 447 of 11,823 (3.8%) dogs, microfilariae of d reconditum in 14 (0.1%), and microfilariae of both species in 8 (less than 0.1%). of 493 shelter dogs examined, using the modified knott test, 23 (4. ...19817196395
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