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  • Oxalobacter formigenes
    Oxalobacter formigenes has become medically important because of its capacity to degrade crystalline as well as soluble oxalates that cause kidney and urinary stones.
  • Sarcophaga Flesh Flies
    Sarcophaga flesh flies; Sarcophaga species; life cycle, feeding patterns, disease caused by Sarcophaga species and myiasis.
  • Pulex irritans Human Flea
    Fleas: a threat for dogs, cats and humans; Pulex irritans Human Flea; diseases caused by Pulex irritans.
  • Knemidocoptes mites
    Knemidocoptes mites; species of Knemidocoptes and infections caused by Knemidocoptes mites; diagnosis, signs and treatment of Knemidocoptes infestations.
  • Fascioloides magna
    Fascioloides magna, also known as giant liver fluke, large American liver fluke or deer fluke, a large parasite of North American domestic and wild ungulates.
  • Hammondia hammondi
    General facts about infection caused by Hammondia hammondi, a species of protozoa closely related to Toxoplasma gondii.
  • Scedosporium
    General facts about Scedosporium, pathogenic fugus that causes a wide variety of infections; occurrence in the environment; route of infection, pathogenic species and diseases caused by species of Scedosporium.
  • Peptostreptococcus
    Information about Peptostreptococcus anaerobic pathogenic bacteria; diseases produced by Peptostreptococcus species.
  • Mortierella
    Information about Mortierella; diseases produced by Mortierella species; industrial applications, including the production of antibiotics, acids, food ingredients and pest controls.
  • Conidiobolus
    Information about Conidiobolus fungus; diseases of humans and animals associated with Conidiobolus species; signs of conidiobolomycosis and treatment options.
  • Bilophila Bacteria: Take A Closer Look At This Species
    Information about Bilophila gram-negative, bile-resistant bacteria; occurrence in the environment and diseases produced by Bilophila species.
  • Stachybotrys Mold
    Useful facts about Stachybotrys mold; occurrence in the environment and toxigenic properties; diseases produced by Stachybotrys species.
  • Spicellum
    Information about Spicellum mold; toxins and associated diseases produced by Spicellum species.
  • Myrothecium
    Information about Myrothecium, an ascomycetes parasitic fungus; diseases in plants produced by Myrothecium species; applications of Myrothecium in pest control.
  • Lovastatin: Current and Prospective Uses
    General facts about lovastatin and its current and prospective uses for treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases, including viral and protozoan infection and tumors.
  • Fusarium Fungi
    General facts about Trichothecenes; types, origin, toxicogenic properties, and diseases of humans, plants and animals associated with these mycotoxins.
  • Fusarium Fungi
    Information about Fusarium, important infectious filamentous fungi that infect thousand of plant species, animals and humans; route of infection, toxic metabolites and diseases in plants and animals produced by Fusarium species.
  • Zearalenone Mycotoxin
    General facts about the effects of zearalenone and its metabolites on the health of animals and humans; natural sources of zearalenone and effects of food processing on its concntration and food products and animal feed.
  • Cobalamin (Vitamin B-12) Toxicity In Cats
    Veterinarians should pay greater attention to when investigating sick cats and should consider thorough evaluation for tumor or hepatic disease where there is no evidence of prior supplementation.
  • Ochratoxin A Carcinogenic Toxin
    Among the mycotoxins that contaminate our daily food, ochratoxin A deserves special attention due to several reasons. It is a complete carcinogen that not only intiates tumor formation, but also promotes its development. It is permanently present in many foodstuffs worldwide.
  • Can common food preservatives cause obesity and other health problems?
    Sorbic acid and acetic acid are among the weak organic acid preservatives most commonly used to improve the microbiological stability of foods. They have similar properties, but sorbic acid is a far more potent preservative. Sorbic acid and its salts are mainly synthesized in the laboratory but they exist in many fruits.
  • Cystoisospora Infection In Humans, Dogs and Cats
    Cystoisospora causes diarrheal disease in young dogs and kittens which can be from mild to severe. Dogs frequenting dog parks and feral kittens are most often affected.
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