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2013-04-29 12:28:47

BEL AIR, Md., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), a nonprofit organization of leading veterinary parasitologists, predicts the threat of Lyme disease for dogs will be extremely high this year. The forecast, the only one of its kind for parasites, was developed in partnership with Clemson University statisticians also responsible for developing the model for severe weather forecasting. (Photo:...

2013-04-18 20:25:09

AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we recognize Heartworm Awareness Month each year in April, we should also remember that preventing heartworms in our pets requires a plan for year-round protection. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), the state association for Texas veterinarians, wants to help remind pet owners that it only takes one mosquito to transmit life-threatening heartworms to your cat or dog. Because heartworm transmission is 100-percent...

Using Kidney Bean Leaves As A Roach Motel For Bedbugs
2013-04-10 07:25:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bedbug infestations have been on the rise in recent years, and a remedy of yore may just be the answer to controlling a large problem from such a little pest, especially since the critters are becoming increasingly resilient against pesticide control. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Kentucky (UKY) have rediscovered a type of plant that can be used as a bedbug trap, effectively stopping...

2013-04-09 12:28:59

PetArmor® Launches New PetArmorPro(TM) Advanced for Significantly Less than Frontline® Plus YARDLEY, Pa., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter weather finally behind us and spring in full swing, today PetArmor(®) introduced PetArmorPro(TM)( )Advanced, a new topical flea and tick treatment. PetArmorPro(TM) Advanced contains the same No.1 vet-recommended active ingredient, fipronil, found in Frontline(®) Plus, but combines it with an additional active ingredient....

2013-04-08 23:02:20

Flea and tick season is here - just in time, Bayer has announced the latest innovation in flea and tick control with the Seresto collar http://www.petcarerx.com/catalog/productdetails.aspx?pid=24302&k=seresto-flea-and-tick-collar-for-dogs-8-month-protection, which offers dog or cat owners the performance they expect from monthly topicals in an easy-to-use, convenient collar. The collar is also effective for eight months, meaning no more monthly applications of topical products is needed....

2013-04-01 12:26:10

YARDLEY, Pa., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The sale of privately-held Velcera, Inc. ("Velcera") -- a leading pet health company committed to providing consumers with best-in-class pet health products that contain the same active ingredients as branded veterinary products but at a significantly lower cost -- to Allegan-Mich.-based Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) closed today for approximately $160 million in cash. Velcera and its FidoPharm subsidiary is best known for its flea and tick...

2013-03-28 12:30:35

YARDLEY, Pa., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that flea and tick season has arrived, pet parents are looking for the best way to protect their dogs and cats. PetArmor(®) is the No. 1 Frontline(®) Top Spot(®) generic containing the No. 1 vet-recommended active ingredient for flea and tick protection, and only PetArmor(®) is backed by 20 clinical trials to prove its effectiveness and safety. Most recently, PetArmor(®) was featured on NBC's "TODAY" as a money-saving tip,...

2013-03-23 23:19:30

Lice Busters, one of the leaders in the lice removal industry known for its all natural lice treatment and lice products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I Don't Know How She Does It," a film staring Sarah Jessica Parker. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 Lice Busters, one of the leaders in the lice removal industry known for its all natural lice treatment and lice products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I...

2013-03-18 23:00:49

On Contact Solutions (OnContactSolutions.com), a supplier of green products to the hospitality industry, now warrants the efficacy of Cimi Shield, a revolutionary soybean extract spray that is non-toxic, kills Bed Bugs on contact and prevents Bed Bug infestations for one year. When appropriately applied, Cimi-Shield is guaranteed to prevent future infestations by leaving a residual that lasts for 12 months, destroying the bugs that hatch or arrive after treatment. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 19,...

2013-03-18 16:01:44

The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm. Unchecked, the pest burrows into potato roots to feed, obstructing nutrients and causing stunted growth, wilted leaves and other symptoms that can eventually kill the plant. Severe infestations can cause tuber yield losses of up to 80 percent. Now, however, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and cooperating scientists are evaluating new ways to control G. pallida using naturally occurring chemicals called egg-hatching...


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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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