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2013-11-25 23:29:43

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and the national pet supply retailer Vet Supply Source is taking time this month to raise awareness about the disease. Wixom, MI (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and the national pet supply retailer Vet Supply Source is taking time this month to raise awareness about the disease. Many pet owners are shocked to learn that their cat or dog is able to contract diabetes, and this lack of awareness...

2013-11-23 23:03:07

The CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2013 calls for responsible antibiotic prescribing Washington DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics. This overuse of antibiotics, a significant factor fueling antibiotic resistance, is the focus of a new report:...

2013-11-20 23:24:58

Nutritional supplement manufacturer recognized for focus on quality throughout the production process. Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 A member company of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) since 2005, Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI) has been granted “Preferred Supplier” status by NASC. President of NASC Karen Howard announced the addition of Vets Plus to its list at the SupplySide Animal Nutrition Insights Summit held in Las Vegas November 13. Dr. Anita Sinha, Director of...

Humans May Be At Risk From Two Deadly Viruses In Bats
2013-11-20 13:20:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A fruit bat population living in central Africa has been found to be infected with two deadly viruses that could make the leap to humans. Researchers publishing a paper in the journal Nature Communications wrote that the “gregarious” bats cover a distance in central African that is about the same as from California to New York. They found that 34 percent of the bats had been infected with Lagos bat virus, a disease similar to...

2013-11-19 13:11:35

SDSU geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou's method of using Twitter to track the spread of influenza is producing results A social media–monitoring program led by San Diego State University geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou could help physicians and health officials learn when and where severe outbreaks are occurring in real time. In results published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Tsou demonstrated that his technique might allow officials to more quickly and...

2013-11-18 23:26:00

Eye Care Can Help Preventing and Treat Flu Says Water and Eye Health Research Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Everyone is familiar with “flu eyes,” the itching, burning, watering, redness and eye fatigue that often accompanies colds and influenza in winter. According to water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, eyes are a major port of entry for cold and flu viruses and bacteria and maintaining healthy eyes can help avoid...

2013-11-12 23:33:38

Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital veterinarian, Dr. Kelly McCarty, will answer non-emergency pet health questions Friday evenings on the Faithful Friends social community website (http://www.faithfulfriends.com). Questions should be submitted via the “Ask a Vet” tab on the site. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Faithful Friends is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly McCarty, DVM, founder of Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., will answer non-emergency pet health...

2013-11-12 23:21:13

Promoting Greater Diversity and Inclusion Within the Profession Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Purdue University Press has announced the release of the book, Navigating Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine, with a contribution from Clint Lewis, executive vice president and president of U.S. Operations at Zoetis, a former business unit of Pfizer. Veterinary medicine is one of the least diverse medical professions (1). This seminal publication addresses the history of...

Two New Cases Of Bird Flu In China
2013-11-08 13:05:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, Chinese health officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two new infections of H7N9 – a strain of the virus responsible for causing the bird flu. The Asian nation's Xinhua news agency reported on one of the cases Tuesday - that of a three-year-old boy living in south China's Guangdong Province. The boy tested positive for the virus by the provincial disease prevention and control center and is in...


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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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