Thanks for the post Dr. Ed. I question your 6th point. Or the Heartworm Society's 6th point.
All statins aren't created equal, so why are all macrocyclic lactomes? 40 mg and then 80 mg of pravastatin didn't budge my LDL but 40 mg of atorvastatin put a pretty good dent in it.
I pretty much live in the epicenter of all of the heartworm problems. I know several kennels were giving heartguard (merial) on 1rst and interceptor (now sentinel novartis) on 15th and still had some positive tests. Those kennels didn't change anything except their preventatives to advantage multi (bayer). No more positive tests. I know that's anecdotal as is my LDL cholesterol level. Is there a scientific explanation for this?
Again, I'm skeptical of the American Heartworm Society's 6th point. They are Bayer, Elanco, Merial, Novartis, Zoetis, and Merck.
I guess the AHS could be as indifferent to it's 'sponsors' as the United Nations is to it's main contributor, but I don't trust anything coming out of there either.