CANINE CHAGAS DISEASE - STUDIES OF NATURALLY INFECTED DOGS AND KISSING BUG VECTORS
In this presentation Dr. Sarah Hamer will discuss the transmission cycle of the Chagas disease parasite, clinical abnormalities that can be seen in infected dogs, how to identify the triatomine "kissing bug" insects that serve as vectors, and how to differentiate triatomines from other 'look-alike' insect species.
Original publication date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Speaker: Sarah Hamer, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM (Epidemiology)
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Learn more about Dr. Hamer’s CHF-funded research:
- Chagas Disease Risk for Dogs in a Kennel Environment (08/10/2021)
- High Risk of Chagas Disease for Dogs in a Kennel Environment (08/02/2021)
- Testing for Heartworm Resistance (10/01/2020)
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