American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Ticks (and Fleas) Attack Cats

Ticks (and Fleas) Attack Cats


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An informative presentation discussing the latest trends of ticks infesting cats based on recent national prevalence surveys, including seasonality, infestation patterns, risk factors as well as most common tick species affecting cats. Additionally, information on flea seasonality with cats and how using Google Trends can help veterinarians educate owners on the importance of year-round feline flea control.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about which tick species most commonly infest cats and where on their most common attachment sites
  2. Learn about which tick seasonality and which ticks transmit what diseases to cats
  3. Learn about different options for feline flea and tick control, with reports on recent study findings

Speaker Bio

Susan Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM (parasitology)

Dr. Little is Regents Professor and the Krull-Ewing Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University where she is active in veterinary parasitology teaching and oversees a research program that focuses on zoonotic parasites, ticks, and tick-borne diseases. Dr. Little earned a BS in Biology from Cornell University, a DVM from Virginia Tech, and a PhD in veterinary parasitology from the University of Georgia. She is a diplomate in parasitology through the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, past-president of both the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the Companion Animal Parasite Council, and currently serves as co-Director of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology.

Dr. Little is an outstanding teacher and has received two excellence in teaching awards from the national Student American Veterinary Medical Association. In 2017 Dr. Little received the Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award from the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.


RACE Credits 

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This program 20-873996 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Medical using the delivery method(s) of: Non-Interactive Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.