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Table 1 Practitioner questionnaire and results

From: Investigating management choices for canine heartworm disease in northern Mississippi

Survey questions Individual responses Average
A B C D
(a) Estimate the percentage of dogs diagnosed with HWI that receive slow/soft-kill therapy in this practice under your care. 10% 75% 60% 70% 53.75%
(b) When discussing protocols for heartworm treatment with clients, which adulticide method do you usually begin your discussion with? Macrocyclic lactone 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Melarsomine 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(c) Why do clients choose “slow-kill”? Please indicate the relative importance of each factor. Owner’s convenience 0% 35% 7%   14%
Arsenical concern 0% 10% 6%   2.33%
Advanced patient age 0% 20% 10%   4%
Concurrent life-threatening disease 0% 20% 2%   1.33%
Cost concerns 100% 60% 75%   78.33%