Intestinal parasites in companion animals are common, but they are often misunderstood. Two recent studies demonstrate that prevalence of nematodes and cestodes are high in both cats and dogs, however, our ability to accurately detect these parasites varies with testing method and target parasite. For example, in these studies, tapeworm prevalence was more than 50 percent for both dogs and cats, while detection of Dipylidium caninum was 6.3 percent for dogs and 0 percent for cats using the most sensitive methods available.

"Hiding in Plain Sight: Feline and Canine Cestodes" will cover these studies in detail and provide you with improved protocols for diagnosing, treating, and managing parasites in your practice.

You'll receive 1 hour of CE credit by participating in this free Web conference, and will be better able to:

  • Know the prevalence of common small animal intestinal parasites
  • Appreciate the risk factors associated with small animal intestinal parasites
  • Understand the limitations of current diagnostic modalities
  • Implement protocols to better diagnose, treat, and manage intestinal parasites
  • Carry this message to clients, emphasizing the need for better parasite control


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