Parasites

Veterinarians can effectively convey to clients the risks of parasite infection in their geographic regions using parasite prevalance maps and forecasts from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC).

The tools, which the CAPC released in 2012, enable veterinarians to show clients continuously updated parasite prevalence maps and forecasts in their areas, emphasizing to clients that their pets are at risk for parasite infection. Users can dig into the data even further by choosing between local infection statistics for tick-borne disease agents, intestinal parasites, or heartworm.