CE: Why tapeworms matter

Episode 179,   Mar 22, 09:00 PM

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In this podcast, we discuss the importance of tapeworm infections to pets and pet parents, including the disconnect between how our profession traditionally views tapeworms and the way many clients feel about them. New strategies to identify and control tapeworm infections in pets are also described.

Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology) is Regents Professor and the Krull-Ewing Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University, where she is active in veterinary parasitology teaching and oversees a research program that focuses on zoonotic parasites and tick-borne diseases. She earned a BS from Cornell University, a DVM from Virginia Tech, a PhD in veterinary parasitology from the University of Georgia, and is board certified in veterinary parasitology through the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. She is co-director of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology and past-president of both the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the Companion Animal Parasite Council. Dr. Little has authored more than 150 publications on veterinary and human parasites and tick-borne disease agents. She is an outstanding veterinary educator who has received two Excellence in Teaching Awards from the national Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) and been recognized as a Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist by the AAVP.