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2014-08-28 23:04:00

USDA-GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) has approved Charm’s newest quantitative test for the detection of 5 to 100 ppb aflatoxin in a single 5 minute assay. The ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (AFQ-WETS5) utilizes Charm’s patented Water Extraction Technology (WET), eliminating the need for ethanol or methanol to extract mycotoxins. Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 “This kit has an improved extraction efficiency and provides users a single...

2014-08-28 12:30:50

Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center doctors share a warning for dog owners. CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Doctors at the Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center have created a new infographic to warn dog owners about the dangers the artificial sweetener, Xylitol, presents to dogs. A sugar substitute, Xylitol, which is safe for human consumption, is highly toxic to dogs and can lead to the animal's death. Xylitol can be found in products such as...

2014-08-05 23:10:33

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the unique benefits that reflexology offers. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 When a dog becomes injured, there are usually several different treatment options available. One viable option for canines that has recently garnered attention is reflexology, otherwise known as acupressure. Reflexology is very similar to acupuncture, except instead of needles, finger and hand pressure are used. This holistic technique can also be used to improve...

2014-08-01 23:01:09

Animal Emergency & Referral Center offer tips on preventing ticks. Oakdale, MN (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Summer is here, and with it comes the season of ticks. Ticks are most active during the summer, and they can be a pain for dogs. Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota is ready to help all their customers get rid of ticks and prevent them completely. Female ticks lay between 3,000 and 6,000 eggs in the summer, which is why they are so active during this season. Ticks...

2014-07-01 08:31:24

· quellin(TM) (carprofen) soft chewable tablets help veterinarians alleviate the pain associated with canine osteoarthritis SHAWNEE, Kan., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health is pleased to announce the launch of quellin(TM) (carprofen) soft chewable tablets to help alleviate the pain associated with canine osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of chronic pain in dogs--affecting 20 percent of dogs older than one year of age.(1) quellin(TM), the...

2014-06-18 23:12:55

During the warm and humid summer months, fleas and ticks can come out in full force. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers their advice on how to lower the risks associated with these pesky insects. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Most pet owners know that spring and summer are the most important seasons to be on the lookout for fleas and ticks, as these pests become more active in warmer weather. Both fleas and ticks are parasites, and feed on canine (and human) blood. They...

2014-06-05 12:31:16

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexvet Biopharma, a leading veterinary biologic drug developer, today announced the oral presentation of data related to clinical development of NV-01, a novel canine monoclonal antibody (mAb) at a major upcoming veterinary meeting, the publication of a further peer-reviewed journal article regarding NV-01, and Nexvet's sponsorship of a pain management specialist veterinary meeting. 1. NC State Clinician Scientist Duncan Lascelles, BSc,...

2014-06-05 08:29:21

Merial Celebrates National Launch of NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) for Dogs Flea and Tick Control with Donation of up to $1 Million in Product Donations for Animal Shelters Nationwide; Eric Stonestreet and His Dog, Coleman, Join Effort DULUTH, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dog owners have two common enemies: fleas and ticks. Now, there is the latest flea and tick control product from Merial, the maker of FRONTLINE® Plus brand products. NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) is the first and only soft,...

2014-06-04 23:07:20

Dog Nation, the leading dog care web portal is offering valuable information on ways to check the aggressive dog behavior. Etowah, TN (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Operated by Rodney Blow, an avid dog lover and gifted writer, Dog Nation is a popular website that publishes useful, practical and insightful guides on canine behavior. The website is in itself an encyclopedia dedicated to canine care, training and health. Dog Nation has just recently published a comprehensive article titled Aggressive...

2014-05-27 15:08:14

EMBL How long-distance control impacts face formation Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, have identified how a specific stretch of DNA controls far-off genes to influence the formation of the face. The study, published today in Nature Genetics, helps understand the genetic causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, which are among the most common congenital malformations in humans. “This genomic region ultimately controls genes which determine...


Latest Dog health Reference Libraries

Dog Tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dog tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus), also known as the hyper tapeworm or the hydatid worm, is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species can reach an average length between .07 and .2 inches and its body is comprised of three segments, called proglottids, if it has not been damaged. These segments are known as gravid proglottids, mature proglottid, and immature proglottids. As is common to most tapeworm species, the adult dog tapeworm has four suckers on its head, or...

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2011-01-05 15:57:49

Canine parvovirus type 2 is a virus affecting dogs. It is highly contagious and spread from dog to dog through direct or indirect contact with feces. It can be highly dangerous for puppies that don't have maternal antibodies. It can present in cardiac or intestinal form. Vomiting and dysentery are common signs of the intestinal form while respiratory and cardiovascular failure are signs of the cardiac form. Vaccines can prevent infection but when not treated mortality can reach 91%. People...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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