Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Heartworms In Iowa

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Canine heartworm infection, caused by Dirofilaria immitis, has made an alarming incursion into Iowa during the past 4 to 5 years. Review of clinical records at Iowa State University for the past 5 years show 46 cases of heartworm infection. Now it has gotten to the stage where veterinarians in some areas of Iowa are regularly encountering the disease and routinely check for its presence.