The American Heartworm Society (AHS) has re-launched its Web site, www.heartwormsociety.org, with a new look focusing on this summer’s 12th Triennial Heartworm Symposium. Online registration is available for the first time, and the symposium is prominently featured on the home page.
The re-launch, made possible through an educational grant from Fort Dodge Animal Health, has reached many goals of the Society. The site now features crisp contemporary styling, while maintaining the AHS colors based on the logo introduced in 2005. It also includes new features to enhance user experience, such as printer-friendly pages, and tools that allow the user to customize font size.
“It was important for us to feature the symposium and offer convenient online registration this year,” Dr. Tom Nelson, President of the American Heartworm Society, said. “This redesign meets these goals, as well as consolidates information on heartworm disease in one organized location.”
The site now averages more than 200,000 hits per month, and the newly organized, consistent navigation structure will help direct visitors to the information they need.
The Veterinary Resources section includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention guidelines for both cats and dogs. There is information on the upcoming Heartworm Symposium, and clinics can order publications, such as brochures.
The Pet Owner Resources include general information on heartworm disease with graphics, including a new incidence map to show pet owners areas presenting the most serious risk. There are terms and definitions pet owners might find helpful in understanding heartworm disease, and videos on the heartworm lifecycle in cats and dogs.
There is also a Media Resource center which includes press releases, fact sheets and downloadable graphics for media.
For more information, or to register for the upcoming Heartworm Symposium, please visit www.heartwormsociety.org.
Founded during the Heartworm Symposium of 1974, The American Heartworm Society, www.heartwormsociety.org, was formed to facilitate and encourage the generation and dissemination of information about heartworm disease and encourages adoption of standardized procedures for its diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The American Heartworm Society stimulates and financially supports research, which furthers knowledge and understanding of the disease. Its headquarters are located in Batavia, Ill.