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2014-01-30 23:34:29

FetchRx recently installed an Auto-Reorder Program for all pet medications. Features of this system allow pet owners to automatically reorder at the customer’s desired interval. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 FetchRx, an online pet pharmacy and supply company based in Asheville, North Carolina, has recently installed an Auto-Reorder Program for all pet medications. Features of this system allow pet owners to set medications such as heartworm preventatives, flea and tick...

2014-01-24 23:22:40

The USDA issues license for first commercial West Nile Virus antibody detection kit for horses. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 A USDA licensed West Nile Virus (WNV) diagnostic kit for horses is now commercially available to veterinary and reference laboratories in the United States. The West Nile Virus Antibody Test Kit, ELISA was developed at InBios using antigen reagents licensed from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is manufactured at InBios’ licensed USDA facility in...

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...

2014-01-13 16:25:21

- The OSU study, supported by Bayer and published in Parasites & Vectors[1], demonstrates heat treatment of feline serum samples prior to testing dramatically improved sensitivity of antigen tests for heartworm infection in cats. STILLWATER, Okla. and SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data were published today in Parasites & Vectors from a study conducted at Oklahoma State University (OSU) that identified a method of improving the sensitivity of antigen tests...

2014-01-10 11:36:39

A new way to test for the parasite which causes the fatal disease leishmaniasis could help control its spread to humans and stop dogs being needlessly killed in parts of South America A new way to test for the parasite which causes the fatal disease leishmaniasis could help control its spread to humans and stop dogs being needlessly killed in parts of South America. Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis is a vector-transmitted parasitic infection which can be fatal if left untreated. It...

More Than Two Dozen Bald Eagles Fall Due To West Nile Virus Infection
2014-01-01 09:30:32

[ Watch the Video: Bald Eagles Killed By West Nile Virus ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Utah state officials claimed on Tuesday that the mysterious deaths of 27 bald eagles this past December appear to be from the West Nile Virus, according to a Washington Post report. Laboratory tests of the first few birds indicated the cause of death was from the mosquito-borne virus. The symptoms that the eagles exhibited were head tremors, signs of seizures, wing...

Imaging Technology May Unlock Childhood Disease Mystery
2013-12-30 13:34:27

Georgia Institute of Technology By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis – which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. A new technique for studying the structure of the RSV virion and the activity of RSV in living cells could help...

2013-12-20 04:20:32

-- Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid + moxidectin) is the first and only product approved for the treatment of circulating heartworm microfilaria and is also now labeled for treatment and control of sarcoptic mange SHAWNEE, Kan., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Advantage Multi® for Dogs for the treatment of circulating microfilaria, the first life stage of heartworm,...

2013-12-17 23:21:00

Zoetis resumes distribution of canine diagnostic test. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zoetis announced today the relaunch of D-Tec® CB, a rapid slide agglutination test for detection of canine brucellosis in dogs. With its return, veterinarians will once again be able to confirm canine brucellosis negative status in approximately two minutes rather than send samples to a lab and wait two or three days for results. Zoetis acquired the test in 2010 as part of its...

Uncontrolled Deforestation Linked To Deadly Madagascar Plague
2013-12-16 08:37:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When most people hear of the bubonic plague they tend to think of the Black Death pandemic that swept through the western world in the Middle Ages, wiping out nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Black Death plague was the single biggest killer of people across the world from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and surprisingly today, the bubonic plague is still a big problem in many parts of the world....


Latest Zoonoses Reference Libraries

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Eye-worm, Loa loa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The eye-worm (Loa loa) is a species of roundworm within the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in India and Africa, among other areas. This species causes a disease known as Loa loa filariasis and is one of three species that can cause subcutaneous filariasis in humans. Females are larger than males, reaching an average body length of up to 2.7 inches, with males reaching an average body length of up to 1.3 inches. The first stage of life for the eye-worm begins when an adult worm, which is...

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...

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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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