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2014-01-29 12:27:08

While Efforts to Clean Surfaces and Hands Continue, New Report Finds Only 13 Percent of Americans Protect the Air They Breathe; Fellowes Introduces Four Step Process ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washing your hands and disinfecting indoor surfaces are not enough to protect your home this cold and flu season. Indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air,(1 )and our homes are teeming with airborne germs and viruses, the leading causes of cold and flu.(2 )Despite...

2014-01-28 23:33:16

Pet Supply retailer Vet Supply Source is celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month with a variety of specials on products to help its customers better care for their pets’ teeth and oral hygiene needs. Wixom, MI (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Pet Supply retailer Vet Supply Source is celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month with a variety of specials on products to help its customers better care for their pets’ teeth and oral hygiene needs. Periodontal disease is one of the most...

2014-01-28 12:24:12

Signed commitment letter in exam rooms lowered inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for cold symptoms by nearly 20 percent, saving $70 million/year in drug costs alone Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions are a major public health concern, costing millions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs annually and contributing to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Still, despite widely accepted prescription guidelines, physicians continue to prescribe antibiotics for colds...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...

2014-01-28 08:29:41

AT-005 Marks Aratana's First Commercial Opportunity in T-cell Canine Lymphoma KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing or acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative biopharmaceutical products for cats, dogs and other companion animals, today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted conditional approval for AT-005, Aratana's...

2014-01-22 23:21:23

Free educational content and resources prepare students to launch careers, handle non-clinical aspects of the job. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Today, Zoetis launched VETVANCE, a free web-based learning resource to arm veterinary students and recent graduates with indispensable tools and resources to support the future advancement of their careers. VETVANCE provides content on topics that may not be typically covered in a veterinary student’s core curriculum to help prepare...

2014-01-21 23:24:34

Vet-equipment.com now has the live chat feature which is designed to assist clients in picking the right product for them. The online store is a place to shop for highest vet equipment at really affordable prices. Mount Prospect, IL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Vet-equipment.com, the online venture of KeeboMed Inc., now has the live chat feature for assisting buyers in their purchase and resolving any other form of query. The store boasts of highest quality animal Orthopedic and vet equipment...

2014-01-19 12:20:22

Important guideline revisions made by both parasite-focused organizations address heartworm prevention, treatment and diagnosis; and include information about FDA approval of the first-ever treatment for circulating microfilaria SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinarians wanting to keep their heartworm protocols up to date should check out the latest information from the American Heartworm Society (AHS) and the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), say...

2014-01-16 23:01:12

With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. San Diego (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. “The sudden surge in local flu cases this year might have caught some people off guard, but there...

2014-01-16 16:24:35

MediVector, Inc. Announces the Successful Initiation of Its Phase 3 Program for the Investigational Influenza Drug BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediVector, Inc. today announced the enrollment of its first patient in the United States in one of two FAVOR favipiravir Phase 3 studies in adults with uncomplicated influenza. This multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is expected to enroll over 1,000 patients in participating clinics and practices in North,...


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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...

Thelazia callipaeda
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Thelazia callipaeda is a species of parasitic worm in the Nematoda phylum. It is one of the most common types of worm to infect the eyes of cats, dogs, and humans. This infection is known as thelaziasis or “eye worm” infestation. This species was discovered in 1910, in the eyes of a dog in China. In 2000, it was reported that 250 cases of eye worm infection had been documented in humans. Other hosts of this species include wolves, red foxes, European rabbits, and raccoon dogs. It has a...

Thelazia callipaeda
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Thelazia callipaeda is a species of parasitic worm in the Nematoda phylum. It is one of the most common types of worm to infect the eyes of cats, dogs, and humans. This infection is known as thelaziasis or “eye worm” infestation. This species was discovered in 1910, in the eyes of a dog in China. In 2000, it was reported that 250 cases of eye worm infection had been documented in humans. Other hosts of this species include wolves, red foxes, European rabbits, and raccoon dogs. It has a...

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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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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