Heartworm

  1. heartworm
    what state it start in
    how it spread
    hosts
    habitat
    • dirofilaria immitis
    • florida
    • mosquitoes
    • dogs, cats, and ferrets
    • adult right ventricle and pulmonary artery and microfilaria circulatory system
  2. signs of canine heartworm in dogs and cats
    dogs-lethargy, dry cough, exercise intolerance

    cats-may not show signs
  3. 5 blood test for canine heartworm
    knott's test, direct smear, Hematocrit method, filtration method, and occult heartworm test (snap test)
  4. treatment for canine heartworm
    Immiticide,
  5. D. reconditium vs. D. immitis
    • D. reconditium - straight (glides)
    • D. immitis - spiral, long, tapered head
Author
Anonymous
ID
23531
Card Set
Heartworm
Description
Parasites
Updated