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Posted on May.11, 2013, under Tutorial
- BEF virus, Rhabdoviridae family
- Respiratory syncytial virus infection
- Infectious bovine adenovirus
1. History of the disease
- Substantial losses occurred in dairy cows due to decreased milk
Posted on Jan.07, 2012, under Tutorial
The join cartilage in freely moving joints may degenerate over time, leading to loss of joint movement and in many cases, pain. This condition is characterized by thinning of cartilage, buildup of fluid within the joint, and the formation of bony outgrowths outside the joint. Joint degeneration can be caused by trauma, infection, the body’s own immune system or malformation during development. This leads to inflammation of the joint membrane, continued cartilage destruction and inflammation, and abnormal joint function.
The signs of osteoarthritis in dogs at a young age are acute joint pain and lameness. The acute phase of osteoarthritis is often ignored and osteoarthritis is generally diagnosed later in life when its chronic signs become more significant. In some cases, osteoarthritis signed with wasting away of muscle and scarring of the joint membrane. The dog will often warm out of stiffness when beginning activity but may refuse to perform strenuous activities altogether. If more than one joint is affected the dog may just walk more carefully and slowly or may just become less active altogether. Dogs do not often cry out in pain when affected with arthritis but they may become irritable, nervous and less active generally because they are in chronic pain. Other signs of osteoarthritis in dogs are Stiffness or slowness in rising from a resting position, Frequent yelping or whimpering or lack of vocalization, Reluctance to play, Difficulty climbing stairs, walking, running, or jumping, Behavioral changes such as withdrawal or aggression, Excessive licking of a joint or leg, Change in normal eating habits. If your dog shows any of these signs or just seems to be slowing down and getting old arthritis is a likely cause. (continue reading…)
Posted on Jan.05, 2012, under Tutorial
Animals, just like people, feel pain when they are injured or sick. However recognizing pain in animals can be difficult because animals do not act the same way that people do when they are in pain. You can play an important role in helping your pet’s pain by learning to recognize some common indicators of pain and discomfort. Physical Signs (change in heart rate, enlarged pupils, heavy breathing, slowed reflexes) and Behavioral Signs (reduced appetite, withdrawn behavior, anxiety, mood or personality changes, irritability etc.)
Because signs of pain can be subtle and difficult to recognize, animals suspected of being in pain are usually treated and watched for improvement. Many animals benefit from treatment with combinations of different types of analgesic drugs, rather than just one type. When analgesic drugs are prescribed in combination, a smaller than usual dose of each can usually provide adequate pain relief. Animals in pain can also have anxiety, so a veterinarian might prescribe an anxiety drug for use after analgesic drugs have been given. If pain relief medication is given consistently for several days, the dose should be decreased gradually rather than stopped abruptly. (continue reading…)
Posted on Nov.15, 2011, under Veterinary Equipment
Water treatment nowadays become alternative way to help your animals treat many conditions using warm water and swim jets. Water treatment, known as Hydrotherapy often used to both the health and fitness of horses and dogs or in the tratment of orthopaedic disease, arthritis, ligament, etc. How it works: the swim jets pushing warm waters and give a soft massage effect increasing blood flow in the skin and muscles.
The water massage system will help patient in increases blood flow, remove waste products, and help cardiovascular activity. Hydrotherapy also can help dogs which require postoperative treatment. (continue reading…)
Posted on Aug.05, 2011, under Tutorial
Having a dog does not mean you just enough to feed and ask him to play. Any health conditions we should consider. We must provide the proper vaccination schedule, giving de-worming and supplementary feeding. Nutrients obtained from food certainly does not contain all the necessary substances your dog. Giving vitamin routine will make it stay healthy and less susceptible to disease.
If you just rely on nutrients from the dog food, then the need is fulfilled only proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. They need more vitamins and minerals. Especially for highly active dogs, service dogs, pregnant dog, nursing, or working breeds. Yes they need some dog vitamins. (continue reading…)
Posted on Aug.18, 2010, under Veterinary Drug
Sulfadimethoxine is an antibiotic and also used to treat coccidial infections in many species. Sulfadimethoxine is an antibiotic of the sulfonamide class. As with other antibiotics, it is important that they inhibit or kill the infectious agent without injuring the host. In the case of the sulfas, the mechanism of action involves the essential nutrient known as Folic acid. (continue reading…)