Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs! PBL Project

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Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs! PBL Project

HEARTWORMS - they really can "break" a dog's heart! The dog is a natural host for heartworms, which means that heartworms that live inside the dog mature into adults, mate and produce offspring. If untreated, their numbers can increase, and dogs have been known to harbor several hundred worms in their bodies. Heartworms are one of the most important parasites that Veterinary Assistants need to know about to provide excellent service to our clients and their dogs. In this PBL Project "Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs!", students will learn about the lifecycle of heartworms as well as the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and how to prevent heartworms in dogs. Students will learn how to perform heartworm tests, role play how to talk to clients about heartworms and produce a client focused informational brochure. Lesson in this Veterinary Assistant lesson include: Lesson#1 Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs! Introduction and Lifecycle Lesson#2 Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs! Signs and Diagnosing Lesson#3 Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs! Treatment and Prevention Lesson#4 Heartworms - It's a Heart-breaker for Dogs! Final Lesson This project is brought to you by Jean Parker (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Erik Amerikaner.
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