Heartworm's little friend: How eliminating Wolbachia affects treatment outcomes

Parasite seems dependent on this bacteria for survival, reproduction.
Mar 19, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

What happens when you take the Wolbachia bacterium away from heartworms before treating a dog for infection? Sheldon Rubin, DVM, of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago and immediate past president of the American Heartworm Society, and Laura Kramer, DVM, PhD, DEVPC, of the University of Parma, Italy, discuss.

Here are the most current canine guidelines from the American Heartworm Society, and here are the most current feline guidelines.