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2014-07-25 16:23:02

STILLWATER, Okla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's battle against parasites has a young, aggressive ally. Launched in 2009, the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP) at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is helping carry the fight against parasites and vectors, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and the organisms they transmit. These foes attack humans, animals and our food supply. The National Center for Veterinary...

2012-03-29 22:05:19

Carnivores in the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Iberian lynx, are under an increasingly serious threat: ticks that can adapt to changing climatic conditions and that can even survive in extremely arid environments. A study headed by Spanish researchers confirms the innate ability of ticks to adapt according to climate. The life cycle of ticks varies with changes to the climate, habitat or movement patterns of people and goods. These parasites and the pathogens they carry are a danger to...

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2011-12-05 21:41:25

Young pigs are known to be particularly susceptible to intestinal problems, which not only discomfort the animals but also slow their growth — and thus increase the cost of meat production.  The most common cause of intestinal problems in suckling pigs is the parasite Isospora suis, which according to the literature can be treated by a class of drugs known as sulfonamides. Anja Joachim and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have...

2011-02-11 08:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Dryden will be recognized on February 12, 2011 as the 2010 Veterinarian of the Year by Ceva Animal Health at the Purina® Pro Plan® 56th Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards, presented by Dogs In Review® in New York City. Michael Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD is a Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State...

2010-12-14 01:00:20

Study is first to combine 10 years of farms' sea-lice counts and 60 years of wild fish counts A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada. The Broughton crash has become a rallying event for people concerned about the potential environmental effects of open-net salmon farming, which has become a $10 billion industry worldwide, producing nearly 1.5 million...

2010-07-06 01:59:00

MONHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The findings of a landmark Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) prevention field study, published in Veterinary Parasitology today, showed the remarkable repelling efficacy of Advantix(R) in protecting dogs from ticks and sand flies and thereby reducing the risk of transmission from the potentially deadly diseases they spread. This highly comprehensive study, conducted over two years by the team of Prof. Domenico Otranto of the...

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2010-04-06 11:54:17

An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) has analyzed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans. This latest study reveals that the parasite is widespread in areas where the wild Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) lives, and also in captive breeding centers. Scientists are now undertaking further research into the disease itself. Wild felids are important for...

2010-01-08 16:18:54

Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Georgia have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep, a problem that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in losses every year to the global sheep and wool industry. This technology is now available, and will allow a faster, easier and less expensive way to test for the presence and quantity of Haemonchus contortus, or "barber pole" worms, a species that is very...

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2009-12-24 11:48:21

Norwegian salmon is a popular holiday treat for many, but the fish is threatened by a small parasite that is spreading quickly among wild and farmed salmon. According to an AFP report, fish farmers have recently noticed an increase in Lepeophtheirus salmonis, a tiny sea louse that feeds on salmon's skin and mucous membranes. The alarming rate of parasitic infestation has risen threefold since last year. The louse, which is naturally present in the sea, poses no threat to human consumption....

2008-06-16 18:00:16

By BRYCE PETERSON For the Journal About 20 miles north of Pecos, on the banks of the Pecos River, sit a couple of man-made ponds full of small rainbow trout just waiting to become the first to hit a kid's baited hook. Just don't get too confused by the name -- or names. The sign, posted by the U.S. Forest Service, which manages the land, proclaims the name Cowles Ponds, after the former town that occupied the site. But on the state Game and Fish stocking report, the same ponds are...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'