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Small Animal Diseases

by: Noe Vandervort

Small Animal Diseases AGR 331

Noe Vandervort
GPA 3.8

Terry Canerdy

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Noe Vandervort on Thursday October 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AGR 331 at Murray State University taught by Terry Canerdy in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see /class/223597/agr-331-murray-state-university in Agricultural & Resource Econ at Murray State University.

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Date Created: 10/15/15
112210 Small animal diseases Heartworms Primary clinical sign in cats Respiratory distress Obstructs the right ventricle Positive animals Antigen vs Antibody test Cats No treatment Treat symptomatically they only become infected with 14 worms at a time Dogs mmiticide recommended protocol 0 Day 1 Diagnose Doxycycline tetracycline 10 mgkg BID for 30 days Give HW preventative and restrict activity 0 Day 30 Repeat HW preventative continue to restrict activity Some people give aspirin therapy makes platelets less sticky and makes dead parasite less damaging in circulation to the respiratory system 0 Day 60 1st immiticide injection Give on the right side IM in the lumbar muscle on the back Continue monthly hw prevention restrict activity Remember When we treat animalsfor heartworm disease we are going to cause a pneumonia one of the reasons it is so important to restrict activity Day 90 2nd immiticide Admin on the left side in the lumbar muscle Hopitalize animal Day 91 3rd immiticide right side lumbar Admin HW preventative restrict activity Day 120 Direct Microfilaria test If still positive give oral ivermectin 6mcgkg pluse HW preventative and continue to restrict activity wait this long for a snap test to allow the level of antibodies in the animal to drop Treating HWs is an OWNER COMMINTMENT costs depends on weight 30 lb animal 3501200 depending on where you are geographically Treatment is VERY effective some lslip through but rare Day 300 between 120 and 300 continue HW prevention Snap test Make sure neg have to Will lthis treatment hurt my dog s ability to huntrunwhatever Answer NO any effects are due to how extensive the damage was before treatment llCable Syndromequot Animal has so many worms that if they are killed the animal will die worms will back up into the ventricle and venecava So you have to incise jugular vein and pull parasites out There is no test to determine the amount of worms in the animal s body L1 L3 L4 L5 life cycles of heartworm are all killed by HW preventative L6 are not Heartgard interceptor revolution given every 30 days MOST are effective for 45 days approved by FDA for 30 days to llavoid confusionquot ALSO Must be properly absorbed by the GI tract to prevent HW infections reason why we recommend annual HW test even if they have received the preventative monthly Most reputable companies will back up Pos HW results if the preventative was purchased from vets clinics must validate purchase Takes over 133 doses of this product at one time to be toxic to an animal


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