Veterinarians diligently recommend and prescribe heartworm preventives to control heartworm disease. Yet, heartworm infection is an ever-increasing problem. Because mosquitoes are the only known vector of Dirofilaria immitis, controlling mosquitoes through the use of an insecticide like Vectra® 3D should help control heartworm transmission much in the same way that targeting vectors has been used successfully to control vector-transmitted diseases in people.
The majority of drug prescriptions for people in the U.S. are filled with generics. Though prescribing veterinary generic drugs is a recent introduction to our profession, it's not just good medicine, it’s also good business.
During a recent roundtable discussion, leading experts in the fields of veterinary parasitology, dermatology, behavior, and client communication gathered to discuss parasite control opportunities in clinical practice.
While some patients with advanced conditions do require referral to veterinary specialists, many cases, especially dogs with canine hyperadrenocorticism, are well within the case management capabilities of general practitioners.
Well-trained technicians and other team members can help reinforce veterinarians' messages to clients about signs of illness in pets, the advantages of early disease recognition and treatment, and the importance of follow-up care.
When your technicians and other team members are well trained, they can help keep clients informed about signs of illness in their pets so diagnoses can be reached earlier and treatments initiated sooner.
Cushing's syndrome can be challenging to identify because of its variable clinical manifestations in our canine patients. One of the trickier clinical presentations for veterinarians to keep in mind is recurring pyoderma.