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Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Keeping Your Pets Safe

Dr. O'Brien
Heartworm disease is a preventable, but potentially fatal disease caused by parasitic worms. Heartworm infections are most commonly associated with dogs, but they can infect cats, ferrets, and other wild animals. Heartworm disease is transmitted through mosquitos that deposit larvae. These grow inside the circulatory system of animal and reside in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels.

Equine Infectious Anemia Positive Horse Identified in Colorado

Dr. O'Brien

In May, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) horse was identified on a Coggins Test.  This is a disease spread through blood (insects, inappropriate needle usage, other contamination) and is not treatable.  It affects horses, donkeys and mules.  We recommend a Coggins Test once per year to screen for this disease and prior to purchasing of new animals.

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