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2011-02-15 16:43:00

AVMA Video Teaches Owners How to Care for Their Pet's Teeth SCHAUMBURG, Ill. Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every pet - from a pampered show pooch to the family cat - needs and deserves clean teeth. Good dental health, after all, is one of the most important indicators of a pet's overall health. February is Pet Dental Health Month, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is offering pet owners valuable tips on the importance of dental health and how to brush and...

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2011-02-10 08:05:00

Researchers from Cambridge University have successfully recorded fleas jumping, and in the process discovered exactly how the tiny insects leap so quickly and cover such great distances. While Henry Bennet-Clark discovered in 1967 that fleas are capable of storing enough energy to catapult themselves high into the air and cover distances some 200 times their own body length, questions remained about exactly how the creatures were able to utilize that stored energy. According to a press...

2011-02-01 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Grant, Daniel Sepulveda and Morgan Burnett would all be headed to Dallas, TX next week, to play major roles in the year's most important game, except for one injury that all three are currently rehabilitating - tears in their Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). While best known as an excruciating, career-threatening injury among collegiate and professional athletes alike, there is another group in the United States in which this painful injury...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Animal Health announced this month at the North American Veterinary Conference, the availability of its new products: Advantage® II for cats and dogs, and K9 Advantix® II for dogs. These products combine the adulticidal properties of the original formulations of Advantage® Topical Solution and K9 Advantix®, with the insect growth regulator (IGR) pyriproxyfen, which...

2010-12-21 14:57:00

In the news release, RealTime Laboratories Tests Pets for Aflatoxin Exposure, issued Dec. 21, 2010 by RealTime Laboratories, LLC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the fourth paragraph, the email address should read "info@realtimelab.com" rather than "info@realtimelabs.com" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: RealTime Laboratories Tests Pets for Aflatoxin Exposure CARROLLTON, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RealTime...

2010-12-21 11:00:00

CARROLLTON, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RealTime Laboratories, LLC, (RTL), announced the availability of a test to determine whether family pets have been contaminated with aflatoxins. Recently, a large chain super market announced a recall of select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products "may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets." (Kroger Co, recall, December 18, 2010, Cincinnati, Ohio). In 2006, a similar contamination led...

2010-11-01 16:30:15

Study from Rhode Island Hospital identifies an unusual yet financially impactful condition A new study from Rhode Island Hospital found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs. The findings appear in the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Through a retrospective case study over an 8-year period, the researchers...

2010-09-17 09:54:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cleft palate affects one of every 1,000 newborns.  That means that 489 children born each day experience this.  A recent study explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), which is the reason for cleft palate and other malformations in the face, brain, and skeleton. A mutation in a gene called ephrin-B1 causes abnormalities in the facial development. Although previous research has already concluded this, scientists were still...

2010-09-15 16:40:00

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the face, brain, and skeleton. Cleft palate affects one of every 1,000 newborns. The research is published in the September 15 issue of Genes & Development. Previous research has shown that a mutation in a gene called ephrin-B1 caused abnormalities in facial development,...

2010-08-30 14:04:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selamectin, a widely used product that kills parasites in dogs and cats, is an effective treatment for fleas in pet rabbits, according to a Kansas State University research team. James Carpenter, professor of zoological medicine, collaborated with Michael Dryden, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and Butch KuKanich, an associate professor of anatomy and physiology. The team recently found that not only is topical...


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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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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