Group to Survey Canine Heartworm Cases

The American Heartworm Society will use results to create an online heartworm incidence map.

Posted: June 16, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

The American Heartworm Society will be distributing surveys to more than 40,000 veterinary clinics and hospitals this summer to record cases of canine heartworm disease in the United States.

The society will compile the results and produce an updated, online heartworm incidence map. The last survey recorded cases of heartworm disease in 2004.

“We hope conveying the severity of this disease through actual numbers will help veterinarians encourage year-round prevention with pet owners and eventually move towards eradicating this easily preventable disease,” said Sheldon Rubin, DVM, president of the society.

The society also plans to increase its outreach and teaching capabilities by continuing to target pet owners and veterinarians via a multi-media website and its sponsored awareness campaigns such as KNOW Heartworms, a partnership with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Pfizer Animal Health.


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JB...   RAHWAY, NJ

1/7/2012 1:45:05 AM

THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW THE FACTUAL TRUTH ABOUT FACTUAL HEARTWORM OCCURRENCES WITHIN EACH STATE , NOT MADE UP

ACCOUNTS ! THERE IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION & WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO GET OUR OWN INFO FROM ALL VETS, WHO SHOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE THIS INFO, IF THEY TRUELY CARED.. ITS NOT A GOOD WAY TO CONTROL THE POPULATION OF CANINES SINCE THESE MEDS DO SHORTEN THEIR LIFESPAN...! IT IS TOTALLY NOT FAIR FOR PEOPLE TO BE MISS INFORMED ABOUT THIS CONDITION.. SINCE PEOPLE CAN GET IT ALSO, SO WHY DON'T OUR DRS. GIVE US MEDS FOR IT TOO ? ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT JUST HAPPENED ?? WHEN, WHERE ,WHY & HOW ? WE NEED TO TAKE UP THE REINS ON MANY THINGS, BUT WE R TOO LACKADAISICAL IN CONFRONTING THIS & OTHER PROBLEMS IN OUR SYSTEMS & COMMUNITYS..THATS LIBERTY, THATS
OUR
JUSTICE ! NOW IS OUR TIME..

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Jordan   Homosassa, FL

11/16/2010 9:43:49 AM

d00d. Go to heartwormsociety.com!

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Phillip   Kensington, MD

10/25/2010 10:48:21 AM

I'm reading this in October, 2010. Are the results of the study published anywhere? How can I learn of the results?

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Becky   Prairie View, IL

9/15/2009 9:35:14 AM

I'm reading this article in September 2009. I would very much like to see the results of this article!!!!

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