Iowa State University Veterinarian

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"In recent months, several articles have appeared in lay magazines espousing the use of "new" drugs for heartworm prevention and treatment. Because of the popularity of these magazines and the so-called infallibility of the printed word, you may be asked to answer numerous questions on this subject from your clientele."

"Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV), otherwise known as bloat, is a critical and often fatal disease affecting dogs. A great deal of information relating to age, sex, breed, signs and symptoms associated with bloat in dogs has been obtained from clinical observations."