Heartworm

The American Heartworm Society

The American Heartworm Society Aims to:

  • Further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease
  • Inform the membership of new developments
  • Encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease

For more information, visit heartwormsociety.org

 

Transfers and Heartworm: The Young-adult Problem

Over the last five years, there has been a substantial growth in the number of dogs being transferred into Colorado from other states. In 2014, approximately 24,000 dogs were transferred into Colorado for adoption. Many of the states from which these animals originate are areas where heartworm disease is endemic. In some areas—including the southeastern United States, Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma—up to 70% of unprotected dogs are infected with the disease. The veterinary and animal welfare communities of Colorado must work together to ensure that heartworm disease is addressed appropriately in these dogs, and to deal with the potential impact the disease could have on local dog populations…

Read the full CVMA Voice 2016:1 article here.