Parasites at a Glance

By Vet-Advantage
August, 2017

CAPC’s new website has some great new features. Of particular note are the parasite prevalence maps (which can be found at

The focus of the maps has not changed. They still provide critical national and local level prevalence data that are essential for effective client communication. What has changed is the ease of the user interface, including... 

  • Mobile-friendly viewing. Maps can be viewed in responsive format on smartphones and tablets without the need for an app.

  • High-resolution printing capability. Maps can now be printed in high resolution for client communication and promotion of disease prevention.

  • Data sharing. Veterinarians and technicians can copy the link to the visual maps and easily share with clients.

  • Subscription management. Veterinarians and technicians can now easily change their monthly subscription email and add/delete/modify existing subscriptions. Coming soon: Veterinarians and technicians will be able to sign up to have prevalence updates automatically post to their Facebook property.

  • New data. Maps now include canine and feline Giardia, Feline Heartworm Ag and Ab, FeLV, FIV and Canada data at the province level.

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State-by-state, even county-by-county information on the incidence of internal and external parasites are available quickly on the new website. Advise your customers to visit

The data in the maps are provided by IDEXX Laboratories and ANTECH Diagnostics. It is statistically significant and it serves as a strong representation of the parasite activity for each area. However, it does not represent the total number of positive tests. Instead, CAPC estimates the maps represent less than 30 percent of the activity in the geographic regions. Data displayed for the current year showcases only the current year data. 

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an independent, non-profit council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, and to bring together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership. Learn more at

Topics: CAPC


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