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Parasite Council Releases Latest List of Cities With Increases in Positive Heartworm Tests

02/13/19 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has published its January 2019 Top 10 Cities Heartworm Report. The list details those cities around the US that have shown the greatest increase in the percentage of animals testing positive for heartworms. The group hopes to remind pet owners that heartworm disease is widespread across the country and remains a threat even in the colder months.

Read more on the latest CAPC heartworm report in Veterinary Practice News. 

More information on the diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease is available in the Merck Veterinary Manual.

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