Message Number: YG1700 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-25 07:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Worms (Filariae) living in ferret hearts.

I do not believe that the flea is a carrier of heartworm. Also, I
believe that every veterinary clinic in the U.S. has a poster showing
the life cycle of the heartworm and how it enters an animal's body.
At least every one I've been in has had one of these posters. The
route is certainly well known, not unknown as you imply.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Edward Lipinski <elipinski@j...>
> In the posting 'Upsucking may be too darn late' of March 23, 2001
I am
> reminded to touch on the subject of worms that invade the heart and
> pulmonary arteries by routes that seem to be unknown from the
deposits of
> the larvae and even adult 'worms' both on the warm, moist skin, as
> as through the bite of the flea and not as often from the bite of
> Aedes mosquito.