The biggest cat in the world
The cat is now one of the most popular Pets. The so-called animal companion. Once thought that the domestic cat is a separate species. In fact, this predator, is a…

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Stick insects - Unusual Pets
Insects rarely kept as Pets. For some it is difficult to care, others look too unattractive. But the stick is another matter. In fact, they are most common among insects…

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15 exotic animals, that may be your pets

To have a pet is a very important step, to which many refer as to buy another article of clothing. But in vain. Because the animal becomes a full member of the family, and personally I don’t see how you can take and throw out the one who spent so much time with you. As bequeathed by the wise Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “We are responsible for those who tamed!”

I started the material with a little lyrical digression, because the article will be devoted to Pets, but not very common. Many people want to surprise their friends and relatives exotic pet. We offer a small selection of living creatures that can make themselves, but not everyone agrees!

The capybara the capybara is the largest rodent in the world. Is a relative of Guinea pigs and lives in South America. It is extremely gentle animals that love to be pampered. Depending on where you live, you may need a permit to become the owner of such a handsome man. Well, in any case, you must make sure that the water hogs came up (the second name of capybaras) there were many places where she could run.

Fenech Fenech reaches an Adult size of Chihuahua. Weight Fenech does not exceed 1,5 kg. This is an extremely friendly establishment with a huge amount of energy (in addition to sleep time, of course). Sterianinna for them to prepare a huge cage, filled with sand so that the animal could dig. Well, better to find out from authorities how do local laws to have such a pet. Continue reading

Rabies is a deadly viral disease of animals and humans

According to the world health organization, annually in the world dies from rabies 55 thousand people . that is, one person in every 10 minutes. Economic damage this disease ranks fifth and is the tenth leading cause of death amongst infectious diseases. From 30 to 60 percent of victims are children under the age of 15 years.

Rabies is a deadly viral disease, the pathogen which attacks the Central nervous system and leads usually to death. Infection of humans comes from domestic and wild animals, mostly carnivores, as a result of close contact with infected saliva or bites and causing scratches.

The incubation period of rabies lasts from 10 days to 1 year (usually 1-3 months).

Clinical signs of the disease appear most often after 3 to 8 weeks after infection. A reliable diagnosis of rabies is established only in the laboratory.

In dogs and cats clinically distinguish two main forms of the disease: the lush and quiet. Often rabies can occur in atypical forms.

Clinical signs of rabies in humans. In the beginning of the disease in humans marked depression, high temperature and fever, itching at the bite site.Later manifested a respiratory embarrassment, fearfulness. Stage of excitation is characterized by a fear of water. At the end of the disease is para 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

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