Pets & People
Against Mosquitoes

1 Hour CE Course

Course Overview: This presentation for veterinarians and veterinary technicians covers the topic of how human and veterinary medicine can work together to fight mosquito-borne disease. We’ll cover how veterinarians can no longer assume “foreign” diseases are something they do not have to worry about or be prepared to address along with bringing awareness of the increasing risk of mosquito-borne diseases to companion animals. We will re-visit key aspects of the heartworm life cycle and the importance of the intermediate host. We will discuss updates regarding the heartworm vectors, mosquitoes. We will also review new findings regarding heartworm and vector resistance and encourage the use of an integrated-strategy to protect pets against heartworm infection.

Tracey McNamara

DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Dr. McNamara is a veterinary pathologist and a Professor of Pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA.

Lindsay Starkey

DVM, Diplomate ACVM-Parasitology, Dr. Starkey is a veterinary parasitologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL.

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