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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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…

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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

Guinea pigs – care and maintenance

How to bathe a Guinea pig of interest to many owners of Guinea pigs. Bathing Guinea pigs need about 1 a month. Owners often worry when it comes time to wash, especially if the water pig begins to resist and squeak. So as not to cause moral, and even more physical harm to your pet, follow our recommendations.

Abnormal occlusion of the teeth, not Stacijas, as expected, can much atractii to pose a threat to the life of the pig. The length of teeth of Guinea pigs need to constantly monitor and, if necessary, to bite off their sharp wire cutters to the desired length.

The owner of the Guinea pig need to know what to look for to identify a sick Guinea pig or not. If you find at least one of the following symptoms, always consult with your pet to the vet. Let the veterinarian conduct a complete examination and determine what the cause of the malaise.

Buying a Guinea pig, you need to first decide some important issues. Are you able to care for a Guinea pig throughout her life? Do you have the time and desire to communicate with your pet every day? 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

In the state Duma drafted a list of dangerous dog breeds
A group of United Russia headed by the Chairman of the Committee for the protection of natural resources Eugene Tugolukov submitted to the state Duma the bill "About responsible treatment…

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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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