DVM InFocus, May 1, 2008 - DVM
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DVM InFocus, May 1, 2008
Dermatology
Cheyletiella Mites: Population on the move
By Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD
Cheyletiella mites (walking dandruff) have become an epidemic in our Midwestern practice in the summer, with endemic numbers throughout the year.
Fleas: They are happiest at home
By Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD
The adult cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is a ubiquitous, enterprising and persevering insect. The cat flea is the most dominant, competitive and most common flea associated with domesticated animals today.
Parasitology
Lyme disease lingers after antibiotics, study shows
The bacteria that cause Lyme disease reside in mouse tissue after a full round of antibiotic treatment, University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) researchers report.
Vector-borne diseases
By Linda Marie Wetzel
A 2008 update on the newest and most important vector-borne diseases affecting companion animals.
Parasite control in pets requires year-round vigilance
By Michael Paul, DVM
Pets presented for complaints associated with some pathology of their skin — such as pruritis, abnormalities of keratinization, alopecia and other abnormalities both primary and secondary — comprise a large percentage of cases seen by veterinarians.
Medical News
Special Report: Population movement signals new threats
By James M. Lewis
The weather always can be counted on to influence parasite populations around the country, but it plays a lesser role these days compared to what humans are doing environmentally to affect the number and spread of disease vectors, entomology experts say.
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