Specific Information for Saskatchewan
There were 670 dogs tested (695 in 1997) and all were negative for HW. Most of the dogs (81%) were tested for antigen, with 6% of the respondents using microfilariae recovery techniques and 25% sending samples for analysis to central labs. About 63% of the respondents used the Snap antigen kit, 13% Dirocheck and 6% ICT Gold. There were 967 dogs on preventive medication in 1998 (about 73% on Heartgard30 Plus, 13% Interceptor and 13% Heartgard30).