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A veterinary practitioner shares the infections caused by hemoparasites, supportive diagnostics, and possible complications critical to everyday procedures in his practice.

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Aug 31st

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9 AM – 10 AM

Taipei Time

About the Presenter

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Marco A. Vega Gonzales,

Dr. Gonzales regularly lectures veterinary professionals on various clinical nephrology and intensive medicine topics in many conferences and seminars held in Peru and abroad. He is currently the medical director of UCIVET (critical care and hospitalization unit), Lima, Peru.

Bioguard is looking forward to seeing you at this event.

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Can dogs and cats get monkeypox?

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With news of the monkeypox virus currently making headlines, pet owners want to know: Can dogs get monkeypox? And what about cats?

Monkeypox is a virus in the Poxiviridae family, which also contains smallpox, cowpox, rabbitpox and other viruses. In general, most mammals (including dogs, cats and humans) are susceptible to poxviruses, meaning that, yes, your dog or cat could get monkeypox.

Based on the first suspected case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission, the CDC has a message for pet parents — if you contract monkeypox, stay away from your pets for 21 days to avoid transmission. Many scientists still don't know how this virus spreads, but with this first suspected case detected, pet parents should be on alert.

According to Dr. Hilary Jones, veterinarian and chief veterinary officer at DodoVet, and Dr. Ruth MacPete, a veterinarian and media personality, we may see more positive cases in the future based on the latest transmission news and monkeypox's past history.

"At this time, we don't know exactly what the reservoir host is for monkeypox, though we know that small mammals, like rats, squirrels and prairie dogs, as well as non-human primates, play a role. And we

know the most common transmission is from animals to people through direct contact or a bite," Dr. Jones told The Dodo. And unfortunately, similar to COVID-19, animals with monkeypox won't always show signs of being sick.

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Canine Leishmania Infection and Diagnosis

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Lifecycle of Leishmania


Canine leishmaniosis is a significant disease prevalent in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South and Central America. In canines, Leishmaniosis is transmitted by the bites of female phlebotomine sand flies that are the vectors to the protozoan L infantum, a parasite of the genus Leishmania.

L infantum promastigotes get deposited into the animal's skin through the bites of infected sand flies and invade and replicate in the host macrophages. Localized cutaneous lesions and lymphadenopathy / renal failure are the key signs of this disease.

Diagnosis is frequently made with immunofluorescence assays or ELISA to confirm Leishmania infection. Bioguard Canine Leishmania (LSH) Ab Test is a sandwich lateral flow immunochromatographic assay developed and manufactured by Bioguard Corporation for the rapid and qualitative detection of LSH Ab in dog's blood.

Heartworm in Dogs

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Heartworm disease is a fatal but preventable infection in dogs. Mosquitoes act as the vector of the worm parasite Dirofilaria immitis thatcaused this infection. From an infected animal host, Dirofilaria immitis is carried by mosquitos to a new animal host as the heartworm larvae called microfilariae. In the new host, the larvae grow into adult worms and stay in heart and lungs blood vessels during the initial infection phase. Later, after several months heartworms enter the heart and cause severe infections.

Clinical Signs of heartworm infection in dogs:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of predisposition when it comes to physical activity
  • Thinning
  • Coughing
  • Accelerated breathing
  • Fainting, especially before exercise
  • Dogs with liver or lung involvement may suffer a collapse and death

The antigen detection test is the preferred method for diagnosing purposes. Bioguard Canine Heartworm (CHW) Ag Test is a sandwich lateral flow immunochromatographic assay developed and manufactured by Bioguard Corporation for the rapid and qualitative detection of Dirofilaria immitis in dog's blood.

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