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2011-07-11 07:30:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study sponsored by Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, scientists from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst presented data showing that a 0.5% ivermectin (IVM) cream formulation was active against lice eggs from permethrin resistant head lice. The data were presented in a poster presentation on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in...

2011-01-16 08:30:00

SHAWNEE, Kan. Jan. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new comparative study evaluating the efficacy of four leading heartworm preventives, only Bayer's Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid + moxidectin) Topical Solution was 100 percent effective after a single treatment against the MP3 strain of Dirofilaria Immitis. The study results were recently published online in Veterinary Parasitology and will be presented by Byron Blagburn, MS, PhD, Auburn University at the North...

2010-10-27 13:58:39

Press release from PLoS Medicine Current WHO pesticide classifications are based on toxicity in rats but basing regulation on human toxicity will make pesticide poisoning less hazardous and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths globally without compromising agricultural needs. These are the key findings from a study by Andrew Dawson (South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) and colleagues published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The single...

2010-03-04 13:00:00

Dermatologists address the growing incidence of parasitic infestations linked to skin and hair problems MIAMI, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If simply the thought of bedbugs, scabies and head lice makes you feel a little itchy, imagine how those affected by these common infestations feel when they learn what has been creeping around them and causing symptoms such as intense itching, red bite marks or irritated scalps. Even less comforting is the fact that some parasitic infestations...

2009-09-18 13:52:27

U.S. researchers suggest a causal relationship between Parkinson's disease and eight pesticides. The study, published in the Archives of Neurology, looked at eight pesticides with high neurotoxic plausibility and found using these pesticides encountered on the job -- versus those not exposed -- doubled the risk of Parkinson's disease. A three-fold increased risk of Parkinson's was associated with three individual compounds: the organochloride 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, the herbicide...

2009-09-11 12:18:18

Additional restrictions on three pesticides will help protect salmon in four western states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Changes in the use of three organophosphate pesticides -- chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion -- should keep water cleaner in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, EPA officials said in a release. The changes, to be noted on product labels, include the addition of pesticide buffer zones and application limits based on wind speed, soil moisture...

2009-06-24 16:17:00

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers say they've found how a commonly prescribed drug may work to treat the parasitic disease schistosomiasis. The schistosomiasis parasite flatworm infects about 200 million people in tropical areas worldwide and is endemic in more than 70 countries, where people become infected simply by bathing, drinking or cooking with water contaminated with the parasite. Although not immediately deadly, left untreated the scientists said the disease can...

2008-10-08 03:00:07

By Hou, Xun-Ya McManus, Donald P; Gray, Darren J; Balen, Julie; Luo, Xin-Song; He, Yong-Kang; Ellis, Magda; Williams, Gail M; Li, Yue- Sheng Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of combining artemether (AM) and praziquantel (PZQ) in different regimens for treating acute schistosomiasis japonica. Methods We undertook a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial within four specialized schistosomiasis hospitals in the Dongting Lake region, Hunan province, China, between May...


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Feline Roundworm, Toxocara cati
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Feline Roundworm (Toxocara cati) is a species of parasitic nematode widely distributed through cats and other felids. It is one of the most common nematode of cats. The adult worm is localized in the gut of the host. In adult cats, infection is typically asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal. The adult feline roundworm may be brownish-yellow to cream colored to pink and may be up to 4 inches in length. It has a short, wide...

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