In the Rostov region began spring vaccination of domestic animals
In the Rostov region began spring vaccination of domestic animals. Inoculation on year ensures, in particular, protection against rabies, vectors of which are foxes. The recent cases were reported in…

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Autumn and winter great Tits gather in flocks and wander in the woods and gardens in search of food. Sometimes their companies are joining nuthatches, Tits-blue Tits and other small…

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British Shorthair

British cat — an adorable plush creature with a round face and playful Golden eyes. It wants to drag along a blanket, a favorite toy in childhood. However, not every Briton will allow to do something similar. Too independent and proud these cats in the shower. It requires a special approach. Of course, based on love.

British Shorthair cats should be gently nurtured from the childhood, or in adulthood they will compete with you for chief in the house. “You can’t take this toy? Really. And if so?” “You don’t want to tear my door at four in the morning? But if I draw it out of the clutches of this piece of Wallpaper?” “No, master, today I fish I won’t. Will pate. Otherwise you will go on a hunger strike!”

The Briton from the first day of the appearance of the house must feel that its love, but not going to indulge her whims. Feeling the genuine love the owner, British Shorthair quickly give him the reins and allow myself to indulge. Speaking of the latter. Pamper the British in everything except food: these cats do not know how to stop – they are prone to overeating and weight gain. It is evident, the past of their ancestors.

And the ancestors of the modern members of the breed lived on the streets of England since time immemorial. Rumor has it that brought them here the French explorers who took a trip strong cats to hunt mice.Local residents they are also loved, except that honors them special was: catch rodents and okay. Continue reading

How dangerous is psittacosis? Veterinary laboratory

Pathogen — neorickettsia (chlamydia), in their evolutionary development they are between bacteria and viruses.

The source of infection is often a sick bird — a virus carrier, releasing the microorganisms from nasal mucus, sneezing, coughing, with the dung. Infection occurs by airborne and alimentary, particles of dried droppings from sick birds, downs, slomannye the epithelium of the skin can get into the lungs, air sacks of birds and gastro-intestinal tract and there penetrating through the mucous membranes, causing the disease. A bird ill with psittacosis, usually for a long period of time remains a virus carrier.

Reservoir and source of infection for humans are domestic and wild birds. The largest epidemiological significance have Pets poultry (especially ducks and turkeys), room birds (parrots, wavy parrots, Canaries and other small songbirds) and especially urban pigeons and crows, the infestation of which ranges from 30-80%.

Ill persons who are constantly in contact with birds (poultry workers, meat processing plant, breeders of birds, etc.) the Ill person primarily middle-aged and older, children get sick much less often. Patients with psittacosis not a danger to others represent. In the human body, the pathogen enters mainly through the mucous membranes of the respiratory system. Infection occurs by inhalation of dust containing chlamydia (dried particles of bird faeces and discharge from the beak, contaminated particles down, etc.). Continue reading

Houseplants that are dangerous to the health of humans and animals

Unhealthy plants.As we know, indoor plants decorate the interior, clean and humidify the air and create comfort in the house and in a good mood. Seemingly solid pros.

But before you buy new, you need to know whether they are safe for the environment. Especially if the house has allergies, small children or Pets.

For example, in 2012 in the hospital of the city of Abakan was delivered to the girl with the strongest burns of the esophagus. It turns out that she tried a leaf from a plant that was in the group and here is the result. According to statistics, with such a diagnosis who are hospitalized dozens of children.

Here are some harmful plants, for convenience they are organized into sections:

Metrovia

The damage can bring all parts of these plants, starting from seeds. Contain toxic cardiac glycosides, nerioside, oleandroside and saponins. Very dangerous milky juice. And even a single leaf is enough to cause a fatal outcome in an adult.

Causes severe disorder of the digestive system. bloody diarrhoea, vomiting. As well as increased heart rate, hallucinations. Then may be followed by decreased blood pressure, slow heart rate, stop breathing… Continue reading