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ON DEMAND:

Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

 

Join IntroVet™ for this on-demand CE course, RACE-Approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


On-Demand training built with intention, care,
& clinically relevant content
ON DEMAND:

Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

 

Join IntroVet™ for this on-demand CE course, RACE-Approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


On-Demand training built with intention, care,
& clinically relevant content

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Originally presented in December 2020, this six-video series will instill confidence in all aspects of heartworm prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and build a team who’s ready to respond to any client question and treat heartworms at all stages.

VIDEO 1: Heartworm Disease: A Photographic Tour

This video will focus on disease pathology associated with D. immitis infection in both dogs and cats. Radiographs, histopathology and gross necropsy images will be utilized to illustrate the development and progression of heartworm disease, as well as the correlation of pathology with clinical illness. Viewers will better understand the disease caused by heartworms, and ultimately, the need for prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment when heartworm infection is diagnosed.

Estimated time to complete: 75 minutes

VIDEO 2: Canine Heartworm Disease: What’s New in Heartworm Prevention?

This video will review the fundamental concepts that guide decision-making when selecting, starting, or re-starting heartworm prevention, and learn how to identify potential cases of resistance to macrocyclic lactones. Which preventives are best for which patients? What do you do when a dose is missed? What do we know about heartworm resistance to macrocyclic lactones? How you do Identify resistant heartworm cases? Viewers will learn the answers to each of these questions.

Estimated time to complete: 80 minutes

VIDEO 3: Canine Heartworm Disease: Practical Basics Everyone Needs to Know

This video will provide a refresher on the fundamental concepts of heartworm disease - vital information that everyone should know! We’ll review key components of the heartworm life cycle and biology, and discuss how those components guide the basic principles of prevention and treatment.

Estimated time to complete: 75 minutes

VIDEO 4: Diagnostic Testing - which test and when?

In this video, we will review the various testing methodologies currently utilized in the detection of D. immitis. We’ll discuss testing inaccuracies, the importance of annual testing, the role of “heat treating” samples, the importance of microfilaria testing, and how veterinarians can routinely test more pets. Then, we’ll cover additional diagnostics tests used for assessing the severity of heartworm disease. Viewers will understand when to choose which test, and how to adjust for a family’s budget constraints.

Estimated time to complete: 80 minutes

VIDEO 5: Treating Heartworms Today

In this video, we will review the role of doxycycline in heartworm treatment, including its impact on microfilaria, adult heartworms, and patient morbidity. Next, we’ll review recommendations for treating heartworms with and without melarsomine. Upon completion of this video, viewers will understand the risks and benefits of numerous approaches to heartworm treatment.

Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes

VIDEO 6: Feline Heartworm Disease

Originally presented in December 2020, this one-hour video course will shed light on an underdiagnosed and often misunderstood disease - feline heartworm disease. In this info-packed session, we will review the incidence of feline heartworm disease and recommendations for improving compliance with feline heartworm prevention. Then, we’ll cover principles for diagnosing heartworms in the feline patient and for recognizing and treating HARD (Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease).

Estimated time to complete: 65 minutes

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Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE
Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE
HIGHLIGHTS:  
  • Review necropsy findings of dogs and cats affected by heartworms and see the damage caused by these parasites even years after successful treatment.
  • Practice risk assessment, prioritization of prevention strategies, and determining the window of infection.  
  • Study treatment methods - with and without melarsomine - and review options for patients with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. 
  • Beneficial for any member of your practice. 
RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education
Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE
RACE Approved Online CE

Upon viewing these recordings and passing each quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 8 hours of RACE Approved CE.

BENEFITS

Free Online RACE Approved Veterinary CE

Learn at your own pace! Registration includes unlimited access to course videos for 12 months

RACE Approved Online CE

Instant access to course videos and notes immediately following registration

Veterinary Continuing Education

Instant delivery of your CE Certificate, upon successful completion of the entire course and passing quiz score (70% or better)

Online Veterinary CE

Professionally printed Certificate for display in your practice. Delivered via mail within 30 days following successful completion of the course.

*This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician.

These RACE approvals are for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of anytime/on-demand. These approvals are valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE course numbers: 20-858877, 20-858849, 20-858871, 20-858697, 20-918385

Heartworm Disease Online Veterinary CE

Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

$199

On Demand

8 hours CE │ Self-paced

This six-video series will instill confidence in all aspects of heartworm prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and build a team who’s ready to respond to any client question and treat heartworms at all stages.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

Steve Jones

DVM

Steve Jones earned his DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After graduating, Dr. Jones joined Lakeside Animal Hospital in Moncks Corner, South Carolina as an Owner/Partner in the practice. Outside private practice, Dr. Jones has contributed to numerous clinical studies on heartworm disease, has served as an advisor and opinion leader for many heartworm-related Advisory Panels, has spoken at major veterinary CE conferences throughout the country, and has served as an American Heartworm Society President and Past President. Dr. Jones is perhaps best known for his enthusiasm for heartworm pathology. His photos and videos have appeared in countless veterinary journals, as well National Geographic and television shows like “Monsters Inside Me”.

RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education
RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education

Clarke Atkins

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

Clarke Atkins, DVM, the Jane Lewis Seaks Distinguished Professor of Companion Animal Medicine (Emeritus) at North Carolina State University and Norden Outstanding Teacher Award recipient, is board-certified by the ACVIM (Medicine & Cardiology). He has served on 4 ACVIM or international Consensus Committees on systemic hypertension, canine mitral valve disease (2009, 2017), and cardiorenal syndrome, as well as receiving the Honorary Member Award from the American Heartworm Society in 2019.

His research involves canine and feline heartworm disease and treatment of cardiovascular disease in dogs, cats, and horses. He has over 150 publications and has provided well over 1000 hours of continuing education in the U.S. and many countries around the world. Dr. Atkins continues to be active speaking and carrying out clinically-oriented research in retirement.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

 

RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Steve Jones

DVM

Steve Jones earned his DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After graduating, Dr. Jones joined Lakeside Animal Hospital in Moncks Corner, South Carolina as an Owner/Partner in the practice. Outside private practice, Dr. Jones has contributed to numerous clinical studies on heartworm disease, has served as an advisor and opinion leader for many heartworm-related Advisory Panels, has spoken at major veterinary CE conferences throughout the country, and has served as an American Heartworm Society President and Past President. Dr. Jones is perhaps best known for his enthusiasm for heartworm pathology. His photos and videos have appeared in countless veterinary journals, as well National Geographic and television shows like “Monsters Inside Me”.

RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education

Clarke Atkins

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

Clarke Atkins, DVM, the Jane Lewis Seaks Distinguished Professor of Companion Animal Medicine (Emeritus) at North Carolina State University and Norden Outstanding Teacher Award recipient, is board-certified by the ACVIM (Medicine & Cardiology). He has served on 4 ACVIM or international Consensus Committees on systemic hypertension, canine mitral valve disease (2009, 2017), and cardiorenal syndrome, as well as receiving the Honorary Member Award from the American Heartworm Society in 2019.

His research involves canine and feline heartworm disease and treatment of cardiovascular disease in dogs, cats, and horses. He has over 150 publications and has provided well over 1000 hours of continuing education in the U.S. and many countries around the world. Dr. Atkins continues to be active speaking and carrying out clinically-oriented research in retirement.

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