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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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2017: What do we know about the golden jackal (Canis aureus, L.
canis. Acute symptoms caused by other Brucella species usually occur within 1-4 weeks.
El analisis microscopico revelo la presencia de huevos de las especies Ancylostoma caninum, Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara canis, Trichuris vulpis, Giardia spp, Isospora spp y Sarcocystis spp, asi como capsulas ovigeras de Dipylidium caninum, siendo las especies mas prevalentes T.
canis to a child from an infected puppy that had been purchased from a pet store and was deemed healthy during an initial veterinary visit (16).
I'm speaking of what may be the loveliest of all color-contrast doubles visible in the winter constellations: 145 Canis Majoris, also known as h3945 (Herschel 3945), but perhaps best known today as the Winter Albireo.
Toxocara canis is more of an issue with young kids.
Los ninos son la poblacion de mayor riesgo para contraer la infeccion y dada la dificultad para su diagnostico clinico y las implicaciones de la enfermedad, es importante que en ellos el diagnostico sea temprano, siendo el test de ELISA la prueba de eleccion para la identificacion de anticuerpos circulantes contra antigenos de excrecion--secrecion del estadio II de la larva de Toxocara canis (7).
Hancock, "Sequential evaluation of dogs naturally infected with Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia equi, Ehrlichia ewingii, or Bartonella vinsonii" Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.