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2013-07-22 23:02:35

Six new, easy-to-feed functional treats join the PetsPrefer® line of tablets for dogs and cats. Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI) is pleased to announce the addition of Soft Chews for Dogs to its PetsPrefer® line. PetsPrefer® Soft Chews are available in Joint, Probiotic, Calming, Skin & Coat, Breath, and Senior formulas. Soft chews provide pet parents with an easy, fun way to supplement their dog’s diet with targeted probiotics, vitamins, and...

2013-07-22 08:27:23

Bayer HealthCare partners with the American Association of Feline Practitioners to advance feline healthcare SHAWNEE, Kan. and HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by Bayer HealthCare, in collaboration with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), found that more than half of the nation's cats (52 percent) had not been taken to the veterinarian within the last year for needed checkups. Because the first two years of a cat's life equal...

Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
2013-07-19 16:18:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global pandemic. As well, cases of the 2013 outbreak have seemed to grind to a halt, with only two...

Study Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread In Hudson River
2013-07-19 10:07:26

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan. The microbes identified are resistant to ampicillin and tetracycline, drugs commonly used to treat ear infections, pneumonia, salmonella and other ailments....

2013-07-18 23:19:48

Karen Bostick, creator and founder of PetsPage.com, announced today that Dr. Tiffany Margolin, DVM, has joined PetsPage.com as one of their newest veterinary medicine Pet Pros. In addition to sharing valuable information to pet lovers on her Pet ProPage, “Dr. Tiffany” will also act as a PetsPage media spokesperson in many areas of veterinary and holistic medicine treatments for pets. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Karen Bostick, creator and founder of PetsPage.com, today announced...

Antibiotic Overuse Could Lead To Serious Threat From Superbugs
2013-07-14 06:29:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australia's Office of Chief Scientists released a report on Friday that claims the misuse and overuse of antibiotics could soon send the world back to a nineteenth century era where typical diseases and infections could pose a serious threat. According to the report, many bacterium have become immune to the drugs that are often prescribed to treat those with ear infections, sore throats and more. These claims echo other recent...

2013-07-11 12:20:41

David Wallinga from Keep Antibiotcs Working: the Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture, believes that physicians and policymakers have "overlooked the critical role played by the ongoing overuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry." He understands the interest in creating a pipeline of new antibiotics, but says overall reductions in antibiotic use "should come first." He points to data showing that, in 2009-11, 72% of all US sales of antimicrobials comprised those...

2013-07-04 23:01:10

Research report “Research Report on Application of Antibiotics in China Animal Husbandry Industry” worked out by Beijing Shennong Kexin Agribusiness Consulting Co. has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the Chinese market for antibiotics used by feed mills was evaluated at around RMB 3.4 billion in 2012. London, UK (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Animal husbandry represents the leading application sector for antibiotics in China, accounting for above a...

2013-07-03 23:01:05

Michigan personal injury law firm reaching out to dog bite victims. Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Michigan personal injury law firm Stroble Law is now accepting personal injury claims for dog bites. Michigan Ranked Sixth in Nation for Dog Bite Claims According to a May 15, 2013 article issued by CBS Detroit, Michigan ranks sixth out of 10 states in State Farm insurance claims. The article explains that there were 151 claims totaling $4.6 million in damages in 2012. As...

2013-07-02 23:01:29

Zoo Atlanta today announced that its 15-year-old giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, confirming that the artificial insemination (AI) that Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor of Physiology David Kersey, PhD, took part in was successful. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Zoo Atlanta today announced that its 15-year-old giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, confirming that the artificial insemination (AI) that Western University of Health...


Latest Veterinary medicine 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...

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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