Resource widely used by veterinarians, animal shelters, animal rescue organizations, and media informs public about the threat of heartworm disease for pets
The American Heartworm Society (AHS) is encouraging veterinarians to engage in the 2022 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey.
According to an organizational release,1 the AHS maps date back to 2001 and have been created every 3 years using data submitted by thousands of veterinary practices and animal shelters. They offer information for veterinary professionals concerning trends in heartworm incidence and the spread of the disease into new terrain in the country.
“Each veterinary practice that submits data enables the AHS to create a more comprehensive and useful map,” shared AHS President Jenni Rizzo, DVM, in the release.1 “We urge every practice—large or small—to take a few short minutes to submit their information.”
The deadline to submit survey data on heartwormsociety.org/2022survey is March 15, 2023. In tandem with Heartworm Awareness Month, the new 2022 AHS map will be made available in April.
Numbers needed: veterinarians urged to contribute clinic data for 2022 Heartworm Incidence MAP. January 9, 2023. Accessed January 10, 2023. American Heartworm Society.