Heartworm Drug Resistance : It's Real

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Heartworm Drug Resistance : It's Real

Postby Doc E » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:14 am

In the world of canine heartworm disease research, reluctance to use the R word has evaporated. Leading authorities in pet parasites now concur that resistance to the class of drugs used in heartworm preventive drugs is real.

“We now have proof there is resistance to the macrocyclic lactone (ML) class,” said Dr. Byron Blagburn, an Auburn University parasitologist who did much of the research on strains of heartworm found in the Mississippi Delta, where loss of efficacy to preventive drugs was first suspected. “It’s accepted by the entire industry now,” Blagburn said.

For the whole story, click here : http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=28284

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