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Module 8 – Heartworm Treatment Part 2

Module 8 – Heartworm Treatment Part 2

Module 8 – Heartworm Treatment Part 2

Dr. Matthew W. Miller  and Dr. C. Thomas Nelson
Dr. Matthew W. Miller and Dr. C. Thomas Nelson
on behalf of American Heartworm Society

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Launch date: 21 Jun 2016

Expiry Date: 21 Jun 2018

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017

Reference: 162580

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Dr. Tom Nelson, veterinarian at Animal Medical Center in Alabama, discusses what veterinarians should do when their patient is diagnosed as heartworm positive. Why is it important to use the American Heartworm Society protocol?

Dr. Matt Miller, DACVIM (Cardiology), discusses the use of echocardiography in the heartworm positive patient. Should veterinarians be referring all heartworm positive dogs and cats for echocardiography prior to beginning treatment for heartworm? If your patient was just diagnosed as heartworm positive, tune into this American Heartworm Society to find out.

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The AHS protocol for the treatment of heartworm disease
Discussion of what veterinarians should do when their patient is diagnosed as heartworm positive. Why is it important to use the American Heartworm Society protocol?
Is echocardiography needed in heartworm-positive animals
Should veterinarians be referring all heartworm positive dogs and cats for echocardiography prior to beginning treatment for heartworm? If your patient was just diagnosed as heartworm positive, tune into this American Heartworm Society to find out.
Dr. Matthew W. Miller  and Dr. C. Thomas Nelson

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Dr. Matthew W. Miller and Dr. C. Thomas Nelson
on behalf of American Heartworm Society

Matthew Miller, DVM, MS, DACVIM, is Senior Professor of Cardiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; Staff Cardiologist at VetMed Consultants in Phoenix, Arizona; and Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.
Charles Thomas (Tom) Nelson, DVM, is Medical Director at the Animal Medical Centers of N.E. Alabama, based in Anniston, Alabama.

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    Exam Attempts: 3
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