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Hybrid Schistosomes Transmitted Between People and Livestock Found in West Africa

27/02/19 By
MSD Veterinary Manual

Researchers funded by the UK government have discovered highly infectious new hybrid schistosomes formed from a combination of livestock and human species of the flatworms in West Africa. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease that affects 200 million people.

Read more about the discovery of new kinds of schistosomes in the Telegraph. 

More information on schistosomiasis is available in the MSD Veterinary Manual. 

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome
Equine metabolic syndrome is an abnormality in carbohydrate metabolism. It is often associated with obesity and increased fat deposition in the neck and tail head regions. The syndrome is common in some breeds but rare in others. Which of the following breeds does NOT show a predisposition for this syndrome?