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Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...ic to cats. This suggests that reduced exposure to cats may be beneficial for allergic individuals, regardless of their specific allergies. This was an unexpected finding, said Susan Chinn, D.Sc., lead author of the study. We presupposed that we would find increased responsiveness only in those individu...

Dozens More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Germany

.... The disease spread to mammals, infecting three cats and a stone marten, but did not affect humans....

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...paper: "According to food sanitation law, dogs and cats are not among the animals that can be cooked. The sale of dogmeat is illegal." But officials in the health and agriculture ministries gave no clear-cut answer to the question of whether dogmeat sales are illegal. "To be honest with you, the count...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...e recently focused their attention on fat dogs and cats . Now, a team of researchers in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Virginia Tech has determined that horses are also facing serious health risks because ...

Rats Back on the Menu in Southern China

...r this year China's media also reported that civet cats were routinely finding their way back onto Guangdong dinner tables....

Dog Fighting in the US: Bloody, Illegal and Booming

...e residents and gangs steal dogs -- even sometimes cats -- for fights. Fights take place "in abandoned buildings, basement, garages, warehouses, even in apartments where they used the doors to block a doorway and build a pit," Roach said. "They use treadmills to train a dog to run and to develop their...

Six Cases of H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed in Germany

.... The disease spread to mammals, infecting three cats and a stone marten, but did not affect humans. The last reported case in Germany of the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was reported in Dresden in August last year. It killed a swan in the eastern city's zoo. According to the World Health Or...

Germany Confirms Second Bird Flu Outbreak

...within this area must be kept indoors and dogs and cats are being kept on leads. The Frohburg case was the second case of the flu strain found in Germany this year, and the third in Europe. Last week, H5N1 was discovered on a turkey farm in the Czech Republic, and 6,000 turkeys were subsequently slaug...

US to Detain Seafood Imports from China

...use of safety defects and weeks after thousands of cats and dogs died because of tainted Chinese pet food. Dangerous toys, fake drugs, toxin-coated cosmetics, illicit pesticide-laden mushrooms, errant fireworks, tainted toothpaste and other Chinese products have led to recalls and bans and potentially m...

Allergic Individuals Should Keep Away from Cats, Say UK Scientists

...rchers have found that a protein secreted from the cats skin could irritate the lungs and exacerbate the s...nsiveness (BR), suggested that reduced exposure to cats may be beneficial for allergic individuals, regardless of their specific allergies, the researchers ...

Cats at Home Poses Allergy Risk in Young Children

...arameters as well as the frequency of contact with cats and other pets. The longitudinal analysis of the...es in particular must still be advised not to keep cats and to avoid contact with cats in general. This, however, does not guarantee sufficient protection f...

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

...1997. Koehlers research group found that all pet cats of AIDS patients infected by B. henselae also had ...r blood. In fact, about 41 percent of all the pet cats they tested in the San Francisco area had this bacterium in their blood. This work, detailed in the...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

... to 10 years away, he says. The researchers used cats bred for laboratory use in their experiments. They measured brain processing of auditory signals in normal conditions, then compared deaf animals brain responses to sounds using cochlear implants and then the direct auditory nerve implants. These mea...

Chinese Chilli Flunks Food Safety Tests

...hina is suspected of killing thousands of dogs and cats in the United States. The pet food was tainted with the chemical melamine, a substance used in fertilisers and plastics, which found its way into wheat gluten exported from China for the US pet food and animal feed markets....

Research on Fruit Bats

...on", says lead author Brigitte Mller. For example, cats and dogs only have two to four percent cones, and even the diurnal human retina contains an average of only five percent cones. "The retina of flying foxes is no evolutionary quirk, but conforms to the general mammalian blueprint that comprises rods ...

Cats at Home Poses Allergy Risk in Young Children

...arameters as well as the frequency of contact with cats and other pets. The longitudinal analysis of the...es in particular must still be advised not to keep cats and to avoid contact with cats in general. This, however, does not guarantee sufficient protection f...

Pigs Quarantined in US Farm Following Melamine Contamination

...of pet food following reports of kidney failure in cats and dogs. The outbreak was blamed on the melamine contamination of wheat gluten imported from China and used in the manufacture of pet food. Melamine is used in making plastics and other industrial processes. Officials were investigating the hog f...

Two More Pet Food Products Recalled in US

...odents, research is scarce on melamine's effect on cats and dogs. Now the FDA must attempt to determine ...the association between melamine in the kidneys of cats that died and melamine in the food they consumed is undeniable, it says. At this time in the ongoi...

Chinese Food- a Global Risk?

...front was the contaminated wheat gluten. Number of cats and dogs died in America due to kidney failure. This is being attributed to the fact that the pet food contained gluten from China. This gluten is contaminated with melamine. Melamine is a chemical that is generally used in the plastic industry, fe...

Melamine Contamination Killed Thousands of Pets, Says a New Report

...s of veterinary hospitals in the US, nearly 39,000 cats and dogs// were sickened or killed nationwide cons...ility in response to reports of kidney failures in cats and dogs. The company has recalled products manufactured from Nov. 8, 2006, to March 6. Several othe...

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