Europe is going to develop vaccine against canine leishmaniasis

Canine leishmaniasis is a serious parasitic disease that can be fatal and is caused by the Leishmania parasite infection. The parasite is transmitted to dogs by infected insect bites about, sandflies, mosquitoes often misnamed. Its symptoms include fever, hair loss (especially around the eyes), weight loss, skin ulcers and abnormal growth of nails. Dogs can also suffer from anemia, arthritis and renal dysfunction that can cause death. The expensive current treatments only help control the symptoms but not cure the disease, unfortunately. (more…)
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Dog sentenced to death in Alabama, survives and now up for adoption in New Jersey

The young 20-pound beagle mix is being hailed as a miracle dog, given the name Daniel after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den. Daniel surprised animal control officials after escaping death in a gas chamber. Unnamed and unwanted, the young beagle mix was left anonymously in a drop box outside an Alabama pound. After no one claimed the stray dog at a shelter in Florence, Alabama, Daniel and 17 other unadopted pets were sent to the gas chamber. But after few minutes, Daniel was the only pet to miraculously survive, said animal control officer Vincent Grasso of Florence, Alabama. (more…)
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