Heartworm's little friend: How eliminating Wolbachia affects treatment outcomes


Parasite seems dependent on this bacteria for survival, reproduction.

What happens when you take the Wolbachia bacterium away from heartworms before treating a dog for infection? Sheldon Rubin, DVM, of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago and immediate past president of the American Heartworm Society, and Laura Kramer, DVM, PhD, DEVPC, of the University of Parma, Italy, discuss.

Here are the most current canine guidelines from the American Heartworm Society, and here are the most current feline guidelines.

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