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2011-07-01 15:41:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting fleas and ticks during the summer is no fun. Unless it can lead to winning the all-new 2012 Volkswagen® Beetle®, that is. From July 1 to September 30, 2011, Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. is sponsoring the Big Pest Knockdown Sweepstakes as a way to promote FIPROGUARD(TM), its newest flea and tick product. While pet owners are giving the one-two punch to fleas and ticks with FIPROGUARD, the generic...

2011-05-11 08:03:00

MIAMI, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of late March's outbreak and forced evacuation at Miami Dade Animal Services and the subsequent rescue of almost 500 animals by the community, No Kill Nation, the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL) and other local animal welfare groups have initiated a supply and funding drive to support the affected pets. Despite a lack of leadership from MDAS during the outbreak, animal lovers across South Florida came...

2011-04-22 12:37:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard(TM) Plus and Pronyl OTC(TM) Plus. These products bring in a new era of affordable, convenient generic versions of one of the best-selling flea and tick topical treatments available to consumers. Now, however, consumers are able to purchase the generic equivalents at a lower price than the brand-name products....

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...

2011-01-17 14:11:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched its second product in the new year with the launch of Trifexis(TM) (spinosad + milbemycin oxime), a broad-spectrum parasiticide that kills fleas and is indicated for the prevention and treatment of flea infestations, the prevention of heartworm disease and the treatment and control of adult hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older, and 5 pounds of body weight or...

2010-12-13 02:00:00

MONHEIM, Germany, December 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Publication From International Experts Demonstrates Fleas Worldwide Continue to be Highly Susceptible to Imidacloprid In a study published online last week in Medical and Veterinary Entomology, international experts reported the latest data on flea susceptibility to imidacloprid, revealing that after more than a decade of widespread use around the world, there is no evidence of resistance to this invaluable treatment....

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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2010-05-03 13:37:52

It remains one of the unresolved mysteries of the animal world: why do females change the way they look each season while males look the same all year round? Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who have been studying fashion trends for water fleas have found some of the answers. What can millimeter-long water fleas from twenty small lakes in the Munkedal district of south-west Sweden have to say about animals' winter and summer fashions? A lot, as it happens. The water flea...

2010-04-23 09:58:00

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to fleas and ticks, pet owners liken the experience to going to war against the deadliest of foes, according to research conducted by market leader Frontline® Plus and its agency Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness (SSW), which used this insight in launching its new marketing campaign for the brand www.completekiller.com. The new tagline "There's Killing and then there's Complete Killing," goes right for the jugular in...

2009-11-05 17:05:00

WELLINGTON, Colo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered black-footed ferrets inhabit prairie dog towns in the western U.S. This rare carnivore feeds on prairie dogs. The prairie dogs are very susceptible to plague and often entire population die-offs in towns occur. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has implemented a ferret breeding program and has been releasing trained, captive ferrets into their formerly native habitat. Unfortunately, plague can sweep through and decimate...


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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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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