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2014-05-06 08:35:55

Spring is one of the most dangerous seasons for fleas, ticks and other parasites, and experts predict 2014 will be one of the worst years ever for certain parasitic diseases. WESTBROOK, Maine, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dogs - no matter their breeds, sizes, ages or geographic locations - are at risk of infection from a variety of parasites, including ticks, fleas, roundworms, whipworms and heartworms. And so are dog owners and their families....

2010-04-27 07:20:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine more than 10 million tons (9 million metric tons) of animal waste annually! Where does it all go? According to William Brinton, president of Woods End Laboratories, Inc., a non-profit research organization, 10 million tons (9 million metric tons) of dog and cat waste is generated annually in the U.S. The lab has specialized in analyzing animal waste since 1974. Besides being a public nuisance, experts agree that conservatively more...

2008-06-25 00:02:50

A U.S. report concludes the nation's poor are needlessly suffering from neglected infections commonly found in poverty-stricken regions. The study, published in the Public Library of Science, said hundreds of thousands of people living in the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, inner cities and Mexican borderlands suffer from parasitic, bacterial and congenital infections similar to so-called neglected tropical diseases in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Global...

2008-06-24 06:01:36

By Steve Sternberg Tropical diseases that ravage Africa, Asia and Latin America commonly occur among the poor in the USA, leaving thousands of people shattered by debilitating complications including mental retardation, heart disease and epilepsy, an analysis showed Monday. The diseases, caused by chronic viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, disproportionately strike women and children and are largely overlooked by doctors, says author Peter Hotez of the Global Network for...


Latest toxocariasis Reference Libraries

Dog Roundworm, Toxocara canis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) is a species of parasitic worm that infects canid species. It is yellowish white in color and can reach an average length between 3.5 and 7 inches, with females typically growing large than males. The dog roundworm can be transmitted in four different ways. The most common form of transmission occurs when an egg containing second stage larvae is released onto the ground in feces. Once the egg has been ingested, it will move through the small intestines...

Feline Roundworm, Toxocara cati
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Feline Roundworm (Toxocara cati) is a species of parasitic nematode widely distributed through cats and other felids. It is one of the most common nematode of cats. The adult worm is localized in the gut of the host. In adult cats, infection is typically asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal. The adult feline roundworm may be brownish-yellow to cream colored to pink and may be up to 4 inches in length. It has a short, wide...

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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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