Our German 🇩🇪 colleagues have discovered that 13 % of dogs in the retrospective study that had traveled to endemic countries were tested positive for at least one vector-borne pathogen. Risk of infection also exists when the stay occurs for a limited time. / Link to the study 👉🏻https://bit.ly/2yYTUI7
Dear clinicians, 👩🏼⚕️👨🏻⚕️ your role in educating owners about the importance of prophylaxis against vector-borne infections is essential.
Here are a few resources to help you spread the information:
→ ESCCAP Guideline: Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Dogs and Cats, updated this year: https://bit.ly/2YMa6Mh
→ LeishVet on leishmaniosis: www.leishvet.org
→ EJCAP article on Canine Leishmaniosis: https://bit.ly/301H8og
→ American Heartworm Society on heartworm infection: https://bit.ly/1FOdX9T