When effectively managing heartworm disease, it is important to first understand how infection is spread, its impact on infected animals, and what we currently know about the best ways to prevent, diagnose and manage the disease. Sheltering professionals will also find it helpful to understand how these principles are being applied to organizations just like their own around the country.
Understand the lifecycle and course of heartworm disease in dogs and cats
Describe the basic principles of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease
Develop familiarity with common shelter practices for managing heartworm disease
Animal shelter staff, volunteers and medical staff.
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Brian DiGangi works for the ASPCA as a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine. He received his DVM from University of Florida and completed a residency in shelter medicine, and spent several years on faculty at UF before coming to the ASPCA. Brian is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is a past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and currently serves as the Editor for the American Heartworm Society.