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Parasite Education Tour Hits Southeastern U.S.

Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 12:59 p.m., EDT

Parasite Education Tour Hits Southeastern U.S.The Companion Animal Parasite Council is hitting the road once again to educate veterinarians, staff members and pet owners on the importance of year-round parasite control in dogs and cats.

This year’s Parasite Education Road Show Tour will focus on the southeastern United States, starting July 15 in Memphis, Tenn., and concluding July 31 in Atlanta, Ga., prior to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s conference. Veterinary meetings and pet owner events are scheduled in 15 cities.

Last year’s tour of the western United States drew in almost 500 individuals.

During the tour, CAPC will meet with veterinarians, technicians and human health professionals to present a continuing education program on vectors, vector-borne diseases and internal parasites. The technical program will be presented by CAPC board parasitologists Byron Blagburn, Ph.D., of Auburn University and Dwight Bowman, Ph.D., of Cornell University.

CAPC will also conduct interviews with local media and hold events to educate pet owners on the importance of parasite control in protecting their pets and their families from zoonotic diseases associated with parasites.

Mike Paul, DVM, executive director of CAPC, said that from coast-to-coast, the response from veterinarians and staff has been overwhelmingly positive.

“No matter where we go with our research and education message on the importance of year-round parasite control, veterinarians, staff members and pet owners are interested and receptive to the information.

“The educational tours have proven to be very effective in helping us spread the word about these parasitic threats and the latest diagnostic and prevention protocols to most effectively manage them.”

The dates and cities for this year’s tour are:

  • July 15-16, Memphis, Tenn.
  • July 16, Jackson, Miss.
  • July 17, Baton Rouge, La.
  • July 18, Mobile, Ala.
  • July 19, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • July 20, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • July 21, Tampa, Fla.
  • July 22, Ft. Myers, Fla.
  • July 23, Naples, Fla.
  • July 24, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • July 25-26, Orlando, Fla.
  • July 27-28, Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • July 29, St. Augustine, Fla.
  • July 30, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • July 31, Atlanta, Ga.

Click here for more information on the dates, times and locations of the meetings and events, and to register in advance to attend an educational meeting, or call 816-585-3639. <HOME>

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