Thursday 19 May 2022

Ticos Invent Syrup That Would Prevent Death of Animals From Poisoning

Researchers from the ITCR developed a formula with a plant native to the northern zone of Costa Rica

Paying the bills

Latest

Jill Biden visits Costa Rica this weekend

QCOSTARICA - The first lady of the United States,...

Rodrigo Chaves and journalists clash for the truth. Who is lying?

QCOSTARICA - In the second week of the new...

Gasoline would drop by ¢28 and diesel by ¢43 due to changes in Aresep’s methodology

QCOSTARICA - As the headline reads, we are in...

President: If the extension of ruta 27 is in the contract “we will enforce it”

QCOSTARICA - What will happen to the expansion of...

If Latin America has a commercial capital, it is Miami

Q REPORTS (Economist) For Joan Didion, an American essayist,...

Pilar Cisneros: “The government should be totally open to the press”

QCOSTARICA - The press must have access to public...

Arrival of tourists from the U.S. and Europe recovers

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica registered for April 2022 the...

Dollar Exchange

¢670.23 Buy

¢675.98 small> Sell

19 May 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

The intoxication of an animal is something that requires immediate attention and a plant that is sown in the north of Costa Rica has properties that can solve this emergency.

Catalina Rosales is the researcher in charge of the syrup. Photo: Ruth Garita / ITCR

The Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología (CIB) – Center for Research in Biotechnology – of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) is working on the development of a syrup (jarabe in Spanish) that can cause vomiting in the poisoned animal and thus reduce the effects of the toxic substance.

The researchers cannot reveal what this plant is since they are in the process of registering the patent.

- Advertisement -

However, there is data that can be shared. Among them, the scientists indicated that at first they believed that only the stem has this beneficial property, but, after analyzing the different components of the plant, they saw that the leaves also possess the compound, although to a lesser extent. In this way, they can take advantage of almost the entire plant.

According to Catalina Rosales, biotechnology engineer who leads the research, this syrup does not cure the animal completely, but it stabilizes it enough so that it can be taken to a veterinarian, who can then treat the poisoning.

Rosales explained that the product has low levels of preservatives and mixed with water with little alcohol to avoid putting the animal’s health at risk. The corresponding toxicity tests have already been carried out.

Marin said in the statement that the syrup is designed to produce vomiting only once and not constantly. This prevents the animal from becoming dehydrated, which can be harmful to its health.

The product cannot yet be commercialized because it still awaiting permits for the testing in a larger population of dogs. The CIB assures the tests do not include administering any venom to the dogs, they would only be given the syrup and its emetic effect would be checked.

Once the results are obtained, the scientists hope to enter a phase of commercial production.

- Advertisement -

Source (in Spanish): La Nacion

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

RECOPE urges ARESEP to lower gasoline prices

QCOSTARICA - In another episode of their recent friction, the Refinadora...

When can foreigner residents renew their DIMEX again?

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.