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dirofilaria immitis in a river otter (lutra canadensis) from louisiana.a single adult male river otter (lutra canadensis) from louisiana was found naturally infected with dirofilaria immitis. one adult male nematode was found in the heart; lesions attributable to the presence of the parasite were not found. this is the first report of d. immitis in the river otter in north america.19892810565
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
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
seasonal prevalence of third-stage larvae of dirofilaria immitis in mosquitoes from florida and louisiana.heads of 109,597 mosquitoes collected during 1996 and 1997 from gainesville, florida (1996, n = 39,131; 1997, = 34,209), bartow, florida (1996, n = 12,000; 1997, n = 12,000), and baton rouge, louisiana (1996, n = 12,257) were tested by a polymerase chain reaction and southern hybridization-based test for the presence of third-stage larvae of the canine heartworm dirofilaria immitis. mosquito heads were pooled (1-200 heads) by month, locality, and species for testing. the test used was species sp ...200111318562
clinical prophylactic activity of melarsomine dihydrochloride (rm 340) against dirofilaria immitis in heartworm-naive beagles exposed to natural infection in three southeastern states.melarsomine dihydrochloride (rm 340), a drug being developed as an adulticide for treatment of heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) infection in dogs, was safe and highly effective as a clinical prophylactic agent against naturally acquired infections using strategic and tactical treatment programs. the strategic program involved treatment every 4 months (three series of treatments per year), disregarding the mosquito season (ms), to clear the existing infection at each treatment. the tactical progra ...19947879379
laboratory and field studies of the southern house mosquito, culex pipiens quinquefasciatus say, infected with the dog heartworm, dirofilaria immitis (leidy), in louisiana. 19705485388
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