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Archive for October, 2013

Tuberculosis – between a Brock¹ and a hard place

Tuberculosis – between a Brock¹ and a hard place

| October 20, 2013

In August, a 6 week cull of 5,000 badgers started in the UK counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset, with the aim of helping to bring bovine tuberculosis (bTB) under control. Badgers in the UK, contrary to other European countries, are a protected species and considered by many as a valued creature of the UK countryside; […]

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Scorpions revisited

Scorpions revisited

| October 19, 2013

Scorpions are arachnids, being closely related to ticks, spiders and mites. They are one of the most easily recognised arthropods, with their conspicuous pair of pedipalps each bearing a pair of large claws, and the long recurved tail-like post-abdomen, terminating in a sting. Scorpion stings are widely feared and understandably so. Some countries report over […]

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Bacillus and hookworm: A billion could benefit

Bacillus and hookworm: A billion could benefit

| October 18, 2013

Hookworms, and other intestinal parasites known as helminths infect more than 1 billion people in poverty-stricken, tropical nations, sucking the vitality from the body, and leaving hundreds of millions of children physically and mentally stunted. Current drugs are insufficiently effective, and resistance is rising, but little effort has been made to develop better drugs because […]

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Exosect appoints Pest Trader, distributor for public health products in Europe

Exosect appoints Pest Trader, distributor for public health products in Europe

| October 4, 2013

Exosect Limited announced 2nd September 2013 that they have reached an agreement with Pest Trader, the trading division of Xenex Associates Ltd, for the expanded distribution of their pheromone based ‘autoconfusion’ mating disruptants, Exosex SPTab (for the control of stored product moths in food production) and CLTab (for clothes moth). The distribution agreement is for […]

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Eurofins continues Asia Pacific build-up

Eurofins continues Asia Pacific build-up

| October 2, 2013

Eurofins Scientific, the global food, environment and pharmaceutical product testing service company, announced the acquisition of an 81% majority stake in Agrisearch Services and its wholly owned subsidiaries Agrisearch Analytical and Agrivet Services. Agrisearch is the leading private contract agricultural and biological research organisation in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1970, Agrisearch Services generated […]

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