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Immiticide Heartworm Medicine Shortage: 2012 Update

Those who own or have treated dogs infected with heartworm have been waiting for an update on the 2011/2012 Immiticide shortage. The veterinary profession went into a near panic when drug giant Merial, makers of the only canine heartworm treatment on the market, Immiticide, announced in August of 2011 that they had to temporarily halt distribution of the drug for several weeks to several months. Citing a “technical issue in the plant,” the company went on to say that their inventory of Immiticide was depleted and that veterinarians should work on alternative protocols for treating and managing heartworm disease, such as a combination of steroids, antihistamines and preventative heartworm medication. Continue reading [...]

Worm Snake

Worm snakes do not eat organic matter like earthworms, they actually feed almost exclusively on earthworms, but these creatures have a number of enemies themselves. They may be eaten by birds, mammals, and other snakes. Worm snakes mate in the fall and spring. The female worm snake lays up to a dozen eggs in the early summer. Continue reading [...]

Help! My Cat Threw Up Two Tapeworms

Symptoms of worm infections are similar regardless of the worm that has infected the cat or kitten. The only way to be 100% sure of the types of worms infecting your animal is to provide a stool sample to your local veterinarian for testing. Continue reading [...]

What Are the Different Worm Species?

An inchworm is the larvae of moths, of the family Geometridae (phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Lepidoptera). This large, widely diffused group has more than 1,200 species indigenous to North America. Continue reading [...]

Sunflower Seed Worms

Outside of ingesting some extra protein and niacin, the Indian meal moth larvae does not have any known diseases, it doesn’t carry any known parasites and it doesn’t carry any harmful pathogens. Continue reading [...]

Tongue Worm

Many species of tongue worms have superficial ringlike markings. This gives them the appearance of being segmented. Continue reading [...]
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