AHS, Fort Dodge partner on heartworm prevention
Phoenix-The American Heartworm Society has re-launched its Web site to reinforce awareness, diagnosis and prevention of heartworm disease in pets.
The American Heartworm Society has re-launched its Web site to reinforce awareness, diagnosis and prevention of heartworm disease in pets.
AHS unveiled the latest version of its site at the 70th annual conventionof the American Animal Hospital Association in late March.
Located at www.heartwormsociety.org, the new site is being funded bya grant from Fort Dodge Animal Health. In addition, the site also featuresAHS' guidelines for heartworm prevention and diagnosis, available for allusers.
The site posts the latest scientific information as a resource for veterinarians,pet owners and the media.
"When veterinarians become a member of the American Heartworm Society,they do so to learn more about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention ofheartworm disease," says Dr. Don Doiron, president of AHS. "Thesite is an excellent vehicle for that purpose, and we appreciate corporatesupport to help continue to fulfill this mission."
A spokesman for Fort Dodge says the company partnered with AHS to helpthe organization get the message out about prevention and treatment of heartwormdisease.
"As a company that is committed to providing the veterinary communitywith the latest innovations, we are proud to be a part of a project withsuch an important educational mission that ultimately benefits both theveterinary profession and pet health," says Steve Hoffman, productmanager for Fort Dodge.
Adds Dr. Arne Zislin, also of Fort Dodge, "It's important to getaccurate information out there to veterinarians and pet owners, and thenew site is benefiting both."