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More recently, studies have identified additional heartworm isolates with "reduced susceptibility" (the term researchers prefer to "resistance") in the lab to heartworm preventives.
It's important to emphasize that all of the heartworm preventives are still effective against most heartworms, even those from potentially resistant strains.
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the Affordable Care Act provided approximately 54 million Americans with at least one new free preventive service in 2011 through their private health insurance plans.