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1

What causes heartworm dz in dogs?

Infective mosquito bite

2

Where do the heartworms go in the heart?

Pulmonary artery and right heart

3

Inflammation of pulmonary vasculature and lung parenchyma

Pulmonary Hypertension

4

The best treatment for heartworm

Preventatives

5

Least sensitive test for HW because there must be a large number of microfilaria in whole blood

Direct Blood Examination

6

Can't detect and occult infection
Used in conjunction with a direct smear of blood

Difil

7

Uses formalin and New Methylene Blue

Modified Knott's

8

Can detect an occult infection
Best and most widely used for diagnosing

ELISA

9

Heartworm microfilaria is found in the _______ of a centrifuged blood sample

buffy coat

10

Uses plasma or serum only
Uses wells in grid

DiroCHEK

11

On a SNAP test, 1 dot means

Negative

12

2-4 Dots on a SNAP test is

Postive

13

Adulticides used in HW treatment

Immiticide
Carparsolate (not used anymore)

14

Filaribits are

HW preventatives given daily

15

Revolution is

a monthly, topical HW preventative