Worms & Germs Blog

Tag Archives: cutaneous larva migrans

Resistant hookworms: An emerging problem?

Posted in Dogs, Parasites
In a presentation yesterday at the 2019 ACVIM Forum in Phoenix AZ, Dr. Ray Kaplan from the University of Georgia gave a somewhat scary talk about the emergence of multidrug-resistance in the hookworm Ancylostoma caninum. Resistant parasites don’t tend to get as much attention as resistant bacteria, but they can present similar challenges. The concern is… Continue Reading

Hookworm info sheet

Posted in Dogs
While this morning’s -7C temperature and snow don’t exactly make me think about sandboxes or wandering around barefoot, warmer weather will presumably occur someday and the risk of outdoor exposure to parasites will start up again. Since nothing says summer like hookworms, here’s a new info sheet all about hookworms, including information on cutaneous larva… Continue Reading

Miami Beach’s Cat Poop Map

Posted in Cats
Miami Beach officials, disturbed by reports of a hookworm outbreak, have taken a rather unique approach to the problem: they’ve created a cat and cat poop map. This fall, several cases of cutaneous larval migrans were reported – and highly publicized – in the Miami Beach area, something that is of particular concern for a… Continue Reading

Some Beach, Somewhere

Posted in Cats, Dogs, Parasites
“Some Beach, Somewhere” is not only a popular country music song AND the name of one of the best Standardbred racehorses in the world (originally Canadian, no less!), it’s also the prime source of infection for a disease called cutaneous larva migrans. Cutaneous larva migrans is a skin disease caused by migration of hookworm larvae.… Continue Reading

Information Sheets for Pet Owners

Posted in Birds, Cats, Clostridium difficile, Dogs, MRSA/MRSP, Other diseases, Parasites, Pocket pets, Rabies, Reptiles, Salmonella, Toxoplasmosis
INFORMATION SHEETS FOR PET OWNERS INFORMATION SHEETS specifically for KIDS, for VETERINARIANS, for PHYSICIANS and for PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL are also available on the Worms & Germs RESOURCES page! Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and diseases are… Continue Reading