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Prehistoric Flea-Like Insects Were A Mean Bunch
2012-05-02 07:09:47

Illustration by Wang Cheng, Oregon State University --- Massive flea-like insect fossils discovered by Chinese scientists are believed to be the oldest of their kind, and may have feasted on dinosaurs some 165 million years ago, according to zoologists who analyzed the creatures. The fossils were discovered in Inner Mongolia by a group of Chinese scientists, and recently announced in the journal Current Biology. The blood-sucking pests, which are similar to fleas, are more likely...

2012-05-01 23:00:12

Hartz®, one of the country's leading suppliers of flea and tick products for dogs and cats, is proud to announce its new and improved line of popular anti-parasite products, just in time for one of the worst flea seasons in recent memory. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 "With spring and summer right around the corner, Hartz® is thrilled to announce the arrival of our flea and tick prevention products," said a Hartz® spokesman. "Thanks to these new items, pet owners can...

2012-04-26 09:29:02

Study shows developing organisms can identify and fix abnormalities in head and face Developmental biologists at Tufts University have identified a "self-correcting" mechanism by which developing organisms recognize and repair head and facial abnormalities. This is the first time that such a mechanism has been reported for the face and the first time that this kind of flexible, corrective process has been rigorously analyzed through mathematical modeling. The research, reported in the...

2012-04-07 23:03:09

Pet flea collars alone are sometimes not enough to correct the situation, and Planet Amazing has a low-cost natural non-toxic flea treatment called Flea Shredder that can help. Even then, it might be time to call an animal control person. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Flea infestations are annoying and expensive says Planet Amazing researcher Justin Douglas. What people may not realize is that left untreated, flea infestations can grow in the yard and the home to massive levels, with literally...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

With the onset of spring, VetDepot recommends monthly flea protection for pets to prevent a serious flea infestation. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Spring is almost here. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and unfortunately for many pet owners- fleas are beginning to come out in full force. Although year-round flea protection is the best way to prevent flea infestations, protection during the spring and summer months is especially crucial. Fleas are not only...

Dinosaurs Carried Monster Fleas
2012-03-01 05:55:17

Researchers have come across the fossils of gigantic fleas in China. Diying Huang of the Nanjing Institute of Geology told the Associated Press (AP) they were lucky to come across the specimens. The fleas were discovered in a Chinese fossil market where they discovered they came from Daohugou in northeastern China, where a fossil bed from 165 million years was discovered. The fossil bed preserved the fleas in a brownish film of volcanic ash with grains of rock so fine that the most minute...


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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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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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