Screening for Vector-Borne Disease in Asymptomatic Dogs

April 18, 2018

One of the things we know about dogs infected with a vector-borne disease is that they are not always symptomatic, explains Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc, MBA, MA, medical affairs marketing manager for IDEXX.

One of the things we know about dogs infected with a vector-borne disease is that they are not always symptomatic, explains Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc, MBA, MA, medical affairs marketing manager for IDEXX.

Therefore, it is important that veterinarians screen canine patients on an annual basis to identify if patients are at risk for developing underlying diseases. One such example of a secondary illness that can be identified in dogs with Lyme disease, Dr. Ogeer says, is acute Lyme nephritis, which can also be chronic, severe, or progressive.