Heartworm In Dogs in Ontario in 1996

J. Owen D. Slocombe

Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1


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1. General information for Canada

2. General Information for Ontario

3. Specific Information for areas in Ontario

4. Figure 1. Areas with dogs with heartworm in Ontario

5. Table 1. 1996 Heartworm questionnaire results for Ontario

6. Table 2. Number of dogs tested for heartworm in Ontario in 1996

7. Table 3. Number of dogs diagnosed with heartworm in Ontario in 1996.

8. Some New and Not so New Issues

a. Heartworm in cats
b. Heartworm in coyotes
c. A check for efficacy of an adulticide
d. Heartworm infected dogs given preventive medication

9. Common Questions and Answers

a. In what areas should dogs be tested for heartworm?
b. What is the best test for screening for heartworm infection?
c. What time of year should dogs be tested?
d. When should dogs be placed on preventive medication?
e. Should dogs on preventive medication be tested for heartworm ?

10. Acknowledgements

11. References


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