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.