Volume 10 Supplement 2

Proceedings of the 15th American Heartworm Society Triennial Symposium 2016

Research

Publication of this supplement was funded by the American Heartworm Society. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests.

New Orleans, LA, USA

September 11-13, 2016

Edited by Patricia A. Payne

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    Acute phase proteins and markers of oxidative stress to assess the severity of the pulmonary hypertension in heartworm-infected dogs

    Canine heartworm infection is characterized by pulmonary endarteritis and pulmonary hypertension (PH). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between PH with the concentrations of differ...

    Elena Carretón, José Joaquín Cerón, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Alicia Caro-Vadillo and José Alberto Montoya-Alonso

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10(Suppl 2):477

    Published on: 9 November 2017

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    Evaluation of cardiopulmonary and inflammatory markers in dogs with heartworm infection during treatment with the 2014 American Heartworm Society recommended treatment protocol

    Heartworm disease in dogs is a life-threatening parasitic disease. Although adulticide treatment with melarsomine has been proven to be the most effective, complications associated with adulticide treatment ar...

    Won-Kyoung Yoon, Ye-Won Kim, Sang-I L Suh, Ran Choi, Seung-Gon Lee and Changbaig Hyun

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10(Suppl 2):535

    Published on: 9 November 2017

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    Effect of heartworm disease and heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) on the right ventricle of cats

    Dirofilaria immitis infection occurs in dogs and cats, both of which species are clinically affected by mature adult infections. Cats are uniquely affected by immature-adult infections...

    Randolph L. Winter, A. Ray Dillon, Russell C. Cattley, Byron L. Blagburn, D. Michael Tillson, Calvin M. Johnson, William R. Brawner, Elizabeth G. Welles and Sharon Barney

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10(Suppl 2):492

    Published on: 9 November 2017

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    Heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) induced by immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats

    A controlled, blind research study was conducted to define the initial inflammatory response and lung damage associated with the death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats as compared with cats developin...

    A. Ray Dillon, Byron L. Blagburn, Michael Tillson, William Brawner, Betsy Welles, Calvin Johnson, Russell Cattley, Pat Rynders and Sharron Barney

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10(Suppl 2):514

    Published on: 9 November 2017

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    The progression of heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD) in SPF cats 18 months after Dirofilaria immitis infection

    Heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) in cats is induced by the arrival and death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in the pulmonary system and is indistinguishable from mature adult heartworm infec...

    A. Ray Dillon, Bryon L. Blagburn, Michael Tillson, William Brawner, Betsy Welles, Calvin Johnson, Russell Cattley, Pat Rynders and Sharron Barney

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10(Suppl 2):533

    Published on: 9 November 2017

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