Fish expert, Bill Manci, Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc. A new product has entered the aquaculture marketplace that, potentially, could revolutionize fish disease diagnostics and live feed identification in the field or tank-side. As a longtime aquaculture consultant, I am very familiar with conventional approaches to collection and visual analysis of potentially diseased tissues, and viewing of […]
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Mathematicians at Cambridge University have used images from an ioLight field microscope to spot intestinal parasites, reducing drug overuse and increasing farm profitability. Intestinal parasites are a growing problem in many animals including horses, cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens. These parasites cause illness and even death in infected animals and reduce the farmer’s […]
Royal Veterinary College calls ioLight for back up in CSI probe ioLight has pleasure in inviting you to the Royal Institution, London, on Wednesday 11th October to see the Royal Veterinary College’s evening of Animal CSI: What, how, when? The world renowned Royal Veterinary College will be using the ioLight microscope to help present the […]
Hopefully by now you know that ioLight is on stand 607 at the greatest festival of ideas in the known universe! New Scientist Live takes place from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October at ExCel in London docklands. But how do you get free tickets for New Scientist Live? Simple! All you have to […]
Vets use parasite testing at the yard to save money and protect horses New Forest Equine Vets are using the ioLight portable high resolution microscope to offer horse owners an on site worming service. Parasites like red worm and tapeworm are becoming increasingly resistant to drugs. If animals are not treated correctly the parasite eggs build […]
In February, Adrian Rogers won an ioLight field microscope in a competition run by Lab News. Adrian correctly identified all 3 microscopic images to win the competition. That’s not easy since when viewed through a microscope, even very familiar objects look nothing like they normally do. Adrian has a great Twitter feed on which he explains […]
ioLight is pleased to announce that our design partners at Cambridge Industrial Design have won a European Product Design Award for their creative work on the ioLight portable microscope. Thanks to Tim, Alex and Adrian for your hard work. The microscope is a thing of great beauty as well as its impressive functionality! Full details here
ioLight is delighted to announce that today we have learnt that we have been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop a Low-cost Fluorescence Microscope prototype and trial it with customers. The total project value is £88,994 which will be 70% funded by Innovate UK. Fluorescence microscopes are used every day in biochemistry, medical research […]
Parasites Fish suffer from a number of parasites which cause disease. This is a particularly significant issue when there are large numbers of fish kept together, such as on salmon farms in Scotland, Ireland and Norway or tilapia farms in the USA and Far East. The farmers and vets routinely monitor the health of the […]
What are the effects of animal parasites? All animals carry parasites, such as intestinal worms (or helminths). The parasites cause several diseases including gastritis and enteritis, which prevent the animal putting on weight. Some pathological parasites can even kill livestock. The cost of parasites to farmers is large. The Animal Health drugs market is reported […]
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