External parasites such as fleas, ticks, or mites can irritate pets and carry disease. But treatment, control and prevention are much easier than in…
Medicated feed against swine parasites, dysentery withdrawn
The combination medicated feed containing Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) and Lincomix (lincomycin) for use in pigs has been voluntary withdrawn by its…
Equine parasite guidelines available
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has developed the first official set of guidelines for parasite control in horses.
Parasite problem growing in goats
A serious health problem in goats has researchers scrambling to come up with solutions.
Parasite council honors Bowman, Blagburn
The Companion Animal Parasite Council recently recognized CAPC founding board members Dwight Bowman, PhD, and Byron Blagburn, PhD, for their…
AAEP updates parasite control guidelines
The American Association of Equine Practitioners recently released an updated version of its equine parasite control guidelines.
Death to parasites; long live parasitology
Dr. Susan Little finds the lives of parasites to be fascinating. Nevertheless, as a veterinarian, she wants them dead.
Group updates guidance on parasite control
The Companion Animal Parasite Council has issued new guidelines relevant to Lyme disease and regional parasitic diseases in general and has updated…
EPA, FDA weigh oversight overhaul for animal parasite products
Two federal agencies are considering transferring oversight of some 600 products from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Food and Drug…
Parasites pose greater risk to pets in 2021
The Companion Animal Parasite Council’s annual Pet Parasite Forecast predicts a greater threat to pets from heartworm disease, Lyme disease,…
Study finds parasites common in dog parks
Dogs that visit dog parks may be more likely to have parasites than dogs in the general pet population, according to survey results. Through tests on…
Generic drugs for treating inflammation, vomiting, parasites receive FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration announced in March and April that it had approved six generic animal drugs.
Study breaks species barrier on widespread parasite
In a scientific article published this summer, a research team from the University of Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural…
Parasitic infections likely to spread in 2022, CAPC warns
Dogs in much of the U.S. likely will be at greater risk of heartworm, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis this year as vectors and parasites…
FDA wants help fighting drug-resistant parasites
Dr. Michelle Kornele said antiparasitic drug resistance, long a problem managed by owners of small ruminants, is increasing in horses and
Parasite education tour kicks off in July
posted July 1, 2008 Parasitologists from the Companion Animal Parasite Council are …
Kalyanasundaram honored for inventing vaccine against parasites
Dr. Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram was named 2020 Inventor of the Year by the University of Illinois at Chicago, announced UIC in February, for work to…
Survey: Veterinarians see risk from drug-resistant parasites
Veterinarians and parasitologists tend to perceive antiparasitic drug resistance as at least a moderate risk to ruminants and horses, according to…
Web site on zoonotic parasites in dogs and cats debuts
The Companion Animal Parasite Council launched a Web site as a resource on zoonotic parasites in dogs and cats for pet owners.
CAPC warns care delays may leave pets vulnerable to parasites
Leaders of the Companion Animal Parasite Council recommend that veterinarians consider sending reminders to clients earlier about parasite protection…
CDC, AAVP revise guidelines for prevention of zoonotic intestinal parasites
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists have updated the
Gene therapy shows promise as feline spay alternative
Long-term contraception was witnessed in female cats injected with a single dose of a feline anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) transgene, a development…
WVA position on the global climate change emergency
The AVMA has endorsed this position statement developed by the World Veterinary Association (WVA).
Map shows heartworm rates continue to increase in hot spots, new locations
According to the recently released 2022 American Heartworm Society (AHS) Heartworm Incidence Map, rates have continued to trend upward in both…
FDA approves generic doramectin topical solution for cattle
The Food and Drug Administration has approved DectoGard, the first generic doramectin topical solution for treatment and control of parasites in…