Monday, September 20, 2010
The microchip implant is fixed on the left arm region of pets, it is placed just below the skin,while in livestock,the implant is in form of tags ,this is usually placed on the ears. These implants can then be identified using scanners.
The microchip implants play an important role in animal. The uses of the implants are enormous and they include 1) identification of pedigree . 2) tracking of animals into and out of acountry.3) reunification of loss but found animals with owners. 4) easy verification of pedigree of animals cum ownership,to prevent dog theft.
The animal world is undergoing a positive turn around,it called microchip in pets. What? Micro chip in pets, is about identification and registration such that animals can easily be traced and monitored. The microchip allows the information of the animals to be stored in adatabase for proper record purposes.
Friday, September 10, 2010
One world one health, the American veterinary medical association describes it as " the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally.,nationally and globally to attain optimal health for people,animals and our environment".
One world one health,simply put, animal health is human health. Why is there an increase awareness about links between animal and human health? The reason is simple,there are emerging diseases which are zoonotic, the most recent is highly pathogenic avian influenza(HPAI). The causes of this links include, changes in ecosystem,forest encroachment,rapid urbanization,and international trading in animal products.
The rapid response team(rrt), this comprise of a veterinarian, a medical officer,a nurse, a medical epidemiologist, a laboratory epidemiologist,a wild life expert and an environmetal officer. This team has the sole objective to curtail emerging diseases and to proffer solution when there is an incidence. The rrt has a leader of the team and all members have defined responsibilites. The rrt is the result of the one world,one health collaboration.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Education is key,rabies need not kill,be informed. Case study, a young child is beaten by a dog,the dog is disposed off,child is not treated. Child falls sick,taken to hospital,but child exhibits these signs, fever,headache,inability to swallow,resulting in frothy salivation, the diploid vaccine is useless now as signs rabies are exhibited,child dies. Sad story,wasted life for nothing,the sad detail is that it happened, rabies does not need to result in death, protect ur self.
Rabies, a viral infection of warm blooded animals including man,rabies is important because its zoonotic hence there are economic implications.rabies need not be fatal,pre and post exposure vaccinations are available,do not fail to vaccinate dogs and cats,in case of a bite, wash the area with soap or detergents and then proceed to the hospital to take the first shot of the vaccine,do not ignore the dog,it must be quarantied for observation.
Hi, about two months ago,there was an alarm about gumboro in badagry,nigeria,hey i checked it out,there is no cause for alarm. Gumboro,what is that?.it is a viral infection of chicks, occurs at age 3-6weeks. The birds are sleepy,whitish diarhoea. The key to gumboro is its pattern, it strikes,the mortality reaches its peak at day 5 and drops by day 10.gumboro is a viral infection hence vaccination is very impt in poultry,if it strikes you can only avoid stress and sanitize the environment to kill the virus,as for the birds u can only give antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infection as the birds immunity is reduced. Birds are fragile, vaccinate them so as to make profit.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Hello,how is life at your end?Readers have bombarded me with questions,so iwill answer questions for the one week. Ques,1 how do you recognise tuberculous organs and what steps do i take?. Tuberculous organs will appear bigger than normal,cheesy nodules are observed on the surface of the organ or when you cut through the organ,these nodules can be appear aspinpoint,diffused,or localised. The nodules are yellowish and when you cut through there is a gritty sound. The organ should not be consumed. Check the photoalbum at picasa mobile, for photo of tuberculous organ
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Hi,how are you?i said the other time, i will take my time on this public health aspect of vet med,as it relates to you directly,and the most common lesion icome across in the abattoir is tuberculosis,iwill like you to go to my picasaweb album in picasamobile and view my album,the user name is firstname.lastname@example.org and view the posted lesions.