The American Heartworm Society will be hosting three sessions about heartworm disease this summer as part of its Heartworm University.
Entitled “Heartworm University: A(ntigens) to Z(oonosis),” the series of presentations will provide an overview of new AHS survey data on heartworm incidence as well as information on pathophysiology and diagnostic prevention and treatment protocols.
The curriculum will also cover the latest information on controversial topics such as “slow kill” of heartworms and macrocyclic lactone lack of efficacy investigations, according to AHS.
Dates and locations are as follows:
- June 2 in Destin, Fla. – To be held in conjunction with the Georgia/Alabama Veterinary Medical Association meeting. Instructor: Clarke Atkins, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of North Carolina State University.
- Aug. 14 in Hershey, Pa. – To be held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Keystone Veterinary Conference. Instructor: Dr. Atkins.
- Aug. 20 in Tyler, Texas – To be held at the Green Acres Baptist Church. Instructor: Matthew Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Texas A&M University.
Additional sessions of Heartworm University will be announced by AHS early this summer.
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Sponsors of Heartworm University include Bayer Animal Health, Merial Ltd., Pfizer Animal Health, Elanco, Idexx Laboratories, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Novartis Animal Health and Virbac Animal Health.