Ceva Animal Health, LLC today announced it has become a Platinum level sponsor of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC).
CAPC’s mission is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, by generating and disseminating credible, accurate, unbiased, and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.
“We are pleased that Ceva Animal Health has taken a leadership position with its sponsorship of CAPC. We greatly appreciate their support and look forward to collaborating with them to engage and educate veterinary teams and the public through CAPC’s maps, forecasts and guidelines,” said Dr. Christopher Carpenter, Executive Director of CAPC.
In the fall of 2016, in response to new research presented at the AVMA Convention, CAPC updated the Control and Prevention section of its Canine Heartworm Guidelines to include the statement that “limiting contact with mosquitoes further reduces risk of heartworm infection.” This may in part, be accomplished through the use of mosquito repellents approved for use in dogs.
“These changes in the CAPC Guidelines represent a significant step forward. We enthusiastically enter into our partnership with CAPC helping them achieve their vision of ‘Every Pet Tested and Protected’ fighting both heartworms and the vectors carrying them,” said Craig Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, Ceva Animal Health.
About Companion Animal Parasite Council: The Companion Animal Parasite Council (www.capcvet.org) is an independent not-for-profit foundation comprised of parasitologists, veterinarians, medical, public health and other professionals that provides information for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Formed in 2002, the CAPC works to help veterinary professionals and pet owners develop the best practices in parasite management that protect pets from parasitic infections and reduce the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission.