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2015-03-26 23:17:46

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, but the threat of heartworm disease—which affects more than a million pets is the U.S.—is year-round.

2015-03-18 08:29:05

New Drug Application for Xeglyze(TM) Lotion on Track for 3Q 2015 MELBOURNE, Australia, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatchtech Pty Ltd, a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced

2015-03-17 16:24:44

PINEHURST, N.C., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop(TM), an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).

ancient african herders
2015-03-10 12:49:51

Experts have long believed that it was one little but dangerous insect, the tsetse fly, that halted the southward migration of ancient herders thousands of years ago. But new research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science now suggests otherwise.

2015-03-04 08:25:04

SEOUL, South Korea, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vegalab announced the acquisition of Ecowin, a Korea based biopesticide company, in August of last year.

2015-03-03 20:20:44

AMBLER, Pa., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy Technologies LLC, makers of ActiveGuard(®) Mattress Liners, a revolutionary mattress and box spring cover that kills bed bugs,

2015-02-27 23:06:51

Anxiety mounts among parents in southern Florida as Lice Troopers, a local lice removal company, reports a surge in cases of head lice in the area. Miami, FL

2015-02-27 23:06:14

Selfie photographs continue to contribute to the spread of head lice cases in the Miami-Dade area leaving parents and teachers frustrated.

2015-02-27 23:05:03

With head lice cases on the rise throughout schools in southern Florida, parents call for school-wide screenings to help contain the problem.


Latest Parasites Reference Libraries

Nematology
2013-09-30 13:49:26

Nematology is the study of nematodes, also known as roundworms, which first began in the nineteenth century. Like many fields of study, nematology began with ancient recordings and descriptions lacked elements of modern science. The oldest record of a nematode occurs in the Pentateuch in the fourth book of Moses known as Numbers. The reference, although not plainly stating roundworms or nematodes, is thought to refer to Dracunculus medinensis, a species that is native to the area near the Red...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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