There is Too Much Toxocara in Dogs and Cats

October 2015 by Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, DACVM

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 55 minutes

Toxocara has been named as one of the five Neglected Parasitic Infections targeted by the CDC as priorities for public health action. The veterinary and shelter communities can have a direct, significant, and immediate impact to reduce the impact of this zoonosis by reducing the number of infected animals and educating the public. This seminar reviews the life cycle, transmission, diagnosis and treatment of this common parasitic infection in both cats and dogs as well as zoonotic risk and public health impacts. This is a presentation from the 2015 ASPCA-Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference at Cornell University.

About Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, DACVM

Dr. Bowman is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and has been associated with the department since 1987 (previously an assistant professor 1987-1993). He received the MS degree in Parasitology from Tulane University in 1976. He then received his PhD from Tulane University in 1983 studying Parasitology. He has held successive positions at Cornell University since 1987. He has obtained continuous funding (corporate and federal) throughout his career to study animal parasitology.

 

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