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2013-08-13 11:07:59

Rare Amur tigers in Russia are succumbing to infection with canine distemper virus (CDV), a pathogen most commonly found in domestic dogs, according to the authors of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Pressure from poaching, decimation of their prey base, and habitat fragmentation have diminished the population of Amur tigers (also called Siberian tigers) to fewer than 500. In the study, a team of scientists from the US...

2012-04-10 02:26:57

TEMPE, Arizona, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spectrum Group, a global leader of diagnostic and treatment solutions for allergy (SPOT Test) & recurrent bacterial infections (becSCREEN(TM)), has announced its partnership with Biogal-Galed Labs to bring VacciCheck(TM) to the US pet market. "We, as pet advocates and partners with the veterinary, rescue and boarding communities see this as an ideal opportunity to provide the industry with a product that can assist in...

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2011-10-01 07:24:50

Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society´s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers A team of Russian veterinary colleagues and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo are collaborating to understand how distemper -- a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species -- may be a growing threat to Siberian (Amur) tigers. The team presented its results at the...

2008-07-08 15:00:00

A U.S.-led study suggests extreme climate change is capable of precipitating mass die-offs among lions and other wildlife. The researchers said their findings mark the first clear example of how climate extremes can create conditions in which diseases normally tolerated singly might converge, bringing about mass die-offs in wildlife. The study -- led by the University of Illinois, the University of California-Davis and the University of Minnesota -- examined outbreaks of canine distemper...

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2008-06-25 09:55:15

Climatic conditions can alter normal host-pathogen relationships An international research team, including University of Minnesota researcher Craig Packer, has found the first clear example of how climate extremes, such as the increased frequency of droughts and floods expected with global warming, can create conditions in which diseases that are tolerated individually may converge and cause mass die-offs of livestock or wildlife. The study, published June 25 by PloS (Public Library of...

2008-06-19 09:01:10

EnsurApet, Inc. (OTCBB:EPTI), a provider of pet health insurance, announced today that the Company's "Protect 4" Pet Health Insurance Plans offer dog and cat owners an insurance plan which provides coverage for preventive and medical treatments of common canine and feline illnesses. The EnsurApet "Protect 4" plan provides the most coverage of any pet insurance plan in the marketplace today. The coverage includes vaccinations, dental cleaning, kitten boosters, puppy boosters, feline...