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Part 3: How to treat and prevent heartworms

Part 3: How to treat and prevent heartworms

Aug 31, 2018 by Dr Katie McConnell

          Part 3 of this series will discuss treatment and prevention of heartworm infection.  There is one main method of treatment used today. It is a medication called Melarsomine and is used for adulticide treatment.  Adulticide heartworm treatment refers to the process of killing the adult heartworms inside of the body. It is a multi-staged process that can differ mildly between veterinary practices and eve...

Part 2: Heartworm positive, now what?

Part 2: Heartworm positive, now what?

Aug 24, 2018 by Dr Katie McConnell

          Welcome back Madisonville!  Last week, we started a 3 part series on Heartworm Disease.  Today, I am going to discuss testing methods. It is recommended by the American Heartworm Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association that all dogs be tested annually for heartworms.  This insures early detection of infected dogs and proper prevention recommendations. Many types of heartworm preven...

Part 1: What is a Heartworm?

Part 1: What is a Heartworm?

Aug 17, 2018 by Dr Katie McConnell

          In this 3 part series, I am going to tackle the topic of Heartworms.  There are many aspects of the organism to discuss such as transmission, symptoms, treatment, and prevention to name a few.  I will try to touch briefly on the most important features of Heartworm Disease.  So, stay tuned to Tchefuncte Animal Hospital if you are interested in knowing a little more.       &n...

Happy 10th Anniversary Tchefuncte Animal Hospital!

Happy 10th Anniversary Tchefuncte Animal Hospital!

Aug 3, 2018 by Dr Katie McConnell

What do you know? 10 years ago this month, Dr David Moores opened the doors at Tchefuncte Animal Hospital in Madisonville, Louisiana.  The veterinary clinic started as a one doctor operation in a smaller location.  Since it's opening, Tchefuncte Animal Hospital has grown into a larger building at a new location and added 3 more veterinarians, Drs Ferrara, Mikelonis, and McConnell.  In order to celebrate, we are offering $10 bat...

Dr. Katie's Heat Stroke Insights

Dr. Katie's Heat Stroke Insights

Jul 20, 2018 by Katie McConnell, DVM

Heat Stroke in Dogs: what you need to know! Heat stroke, or non-fever related hyperthermia, is a real concern in Louisiana during the summer.  As the temperature and humidity begin to rise, we need to remember our four-legged friends. My dog, Goji, reminded me of that fact just yesterday.  We went for our usual afternoon golf cart ride/run around the farm. He loves this time to chase squirrels and run amok. After about ½ of a ...

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Our veterinarians Drs. David Moores, Laura Ferrara, Katie McConnell, and Mark Mikelonis are now accepting new patients. Bring your dogs, cats, reptiles, pocket pets, and rabbits to Tchefuncte Animal Hospital for veterinary care in Madisonville. 

Contact our office at 985-845-7484 today to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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