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Ticked Off: Asian Longhorned Tick Confirmed In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has reported that the Asian longhorned tick has appeared in the state. An invasive tick from Australia and East Asia, the arachnids have been reported in 10 states and their population is steadily moving northwest. Their rapid rise in numbers is because Asian longhorned tick can reproduce without mating; the female […]

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Researchers: Modify Parasite Treatments Now To Protect Horses And Discourage Drug Resistance

While internal parasites in horses have been recognized for centuries, there had been little scientific basis for their control until the early 1900s. Some methods for controlling parasites in the past are quite frightening: a recommendation from the 1600s advised horse owners to slice the horse’s palate with the thought that the ingested blood would […]

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