Monday, March 4, 2019
Veterinary medicine: Strangles outbreak kills 4000 donkeys in Niger.An outbreak of strangles has claimed the lives of more than 4000 donkeys in the west African country of Niger since early December. Officials say that more than 8000 donkeys were affected by the contagious bacterial infection, which is also known as equine distemper, and more than half succumbed since the infection appeared in the first 10 days of December in the north of the country in Agadez, Niger’s gateway to the Sahara. Official statistics show Niger has a population of more than 1.5 million donkeys. The Ingall area was the worst affected, and the government’s minister for pastoral issues, Mohamed Boucha, visited Agadez this week to assess the impact of the outbreak.Veterinary officials said the strangles risk was heightened as the treatment of a sick animal can take several weeks, and the infection can be transferred between equines and through the pasture itself. Herders in the area have been invited to have their donkeys immunised for free by government veterinary services.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Veterinary Medicine: A dog's color could impact longevity, increase health issues.New research led by the University of Sydney has revealed the life expectancy of chocolate Labradors is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts. Veterinary Medicine: A dog's color could impact longevity, increase health issues.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Agro-Veterinary : 5 Simple Ways To Drink Turmeric & Get Its Benefits. 5 Simple Ways To Drink Turmeric & Get Its Benefits. Turmeric can be used to make tea, turmeric milk, smoothies, soups, and drinks. Adding turmeric in these foods will help you incorporate it into your diet on a daily basis. These drinking options are not only very healthy but also quite delicious for man and pets. Turmeric and its constituent curcumin have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Agro-Veterinary : 5 Simple Ways To Drink Turmeric & Get Its Benefits. Taking it on a regular basis may help in the prevention and treatment of several disorders, infections and assist in eradicating toxins from the body.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Veterinary Medicine : Causes And Treatment Of Constipation In Dogs. Dog constipation is defined as the inability to defecate normally. Much like humans, older dogs are more prone to this condition, though it can happen to any breed of dog at any age. Constipation in dogs should not be ignored, as extended periods of distress can cause serious health concerns. A constipated dog, especially if it is well-trained and evacuates at regular intervals daily, is described as being constipated if it is experiencing difficult bowel movements and physical distress. (In addition, severe diarrhea and colitis may lead to straining.) Grass particles, matted feces, string, or other objects in or around the anus is also indicative of constipation. The size of the feces will be abnormally small and once the condition has progressed, lethargy, vomiting, and loss of appetite may develop. Dog Constipation Causes and Treatment. The primary cause which is the most common is swallowing objects that are not easily digested, if at all, such as a piece of dry bone. However, other causes are as follows: 1) Slower intestinal processes. 2)Enlarged prostates. 3)Concurrent kidney disease. 4)Hernias 5) swallowing grass or hair. Veterinary Medicine : Causes and Treatment Of Constipation In Dogs. The immediate intervention is as follows: If you can see a thread or string in the anus, do not pull it. This can cause internal damage. Other important things to note: 1)Always wear rubber gloves when dealing with feces and related anal problems. 2)If you can see grass in the anus, gently ease it out. 3)If feces are matted around the anus, trim carefully with scissors. 4)Wash the anal region with warm, soapy water and apply a soothing, water-soluble jelly to the inflamed area. 5) Take the dog’s temperature. If it is abnormally high or there is blood on the thermometer or resistance when inserting the thermometer, see your veterinarian immediately (within 24 hours). Veterinary Medicine : Causes And Treatment Of Constipation In Dogs.
AGRO-VETERINARY :7 Safe and Healthy Human Foods for Dogs That You Can Serve for the Holidays. AGRO-VETERINARY :7 Safe and Healthy Human Foods for Dogs That You Can Serve for the Holidays. Do you want to include your favorite furry friend in your holiday celebrations? There are plenty of traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas foods that are perfect for sharing. So, if you want to create a festive meal for your special four-legged companion, here are some safe human foods for dogs you can fill your pup’s holiday dog bowl with. AGRO-VETERINARY :7 Safe and Healthy Human Foods for Dogs That You Can Serve for the Holidays. Can Dogs Eat Green Beans? Green beans served without all the trappings (like salt, seasonings and butter) are great for dogs. They are a low-calorie snack that is high in iron and several other vitamins and minerals that dogs need. Their high-fiber content also helps fill your pup’s belly and keep them full, which may help aid in weight control. As a treat, you can simply serve your pup unsalted green beans—canned, frozen or fresh. If you want to incorporate green beans into your dog's regular diet, look for a nutritionally complete and balanced dog food like Purina Beyond Turkey and Green Bean Recipe canned dog food. Pups love sweet potatoes! They’re a good source of B vitamins, vitamin A and fiber. In recent years, this veggie has gained popularity with canines across the country and is frequently included in limited ingredient diets like American Journey limited ingredient grain-free turkey and sweet potato recipe dry dog food. You can also cut up raw sweet potatoes, cook them and serve them in cubes; steam and mash them; or bake or boil them—the possibilities are endless with this versatile veggie. You can even give your dog dried sweet potato treats like Fruitables sweet potato and pecan flavor crunchy dog treats.more
Friday, July 6, 2018
RESEARCH : Cattle, sheep and goats may transmit leptospirosis to humans in Tanzania. Cattle, sheep and goats may transmit leptospirosis to humans in Tanzania. Leptospirosis, which affects more than one million people worldwide each year, is known to be transmitted to humans from a wide range of animals. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have discovered that more than 7 percent of the cattle and 1 percent of sheep and goats in local slaughterhouses in northern Tanzania are infected with Leptospira bacteria. RESEARCH : Cattle, sheep and goats may transmit leptospirosis to humans in Tanzania. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans, the disease can range in severity from mild to severe disease leading to kidney damage, liver failure, or death. The disease is most common in tropical environments, but occurs worldwide, particularly in people who work outdoors or with animals. Acute leptospirosis is an important cause of febrile disease in Tanzania, where little is known about the most common sources of infection in humans. In the new work conducted in northern Tanzania, Kathryn Allan, of the University of Glasgow, UK, and colleagues tested rodents, cattle, goats and sheep for Leptospira infection.
Monday, December 25, 2017
VETERINARY MEDICINE : Not just bite, dog’s scratch too causes rabies. Fifty-year-old Savita (not her real name) was brought to rural doctor Himmat Bawaskar's hospital in Mahad on a May afternoon with an undiagnosed condition, but the diagnosis became obvious when the doctor mentioned 'pani' (water). Savita severely choked just as patients with rabies do on developing its well documented symptom - hydrophobia (fear of water). VETERINARY MEDICINE : Not just bite, dog’s scratch too causes rabies. "She was brought to us on the fourth day of fever, body ache and breathlessness. She heard 'water' and got a laryngeal (vocal cord) spasm," said Dr Bawaskar. Soon, doctors noticed another rabies symptom -extreme sensitivity to light. VETERINARY MEDICINE : Not just bite, dog’s scratch too causes rabies. Dr Bawaskar, who is credited with several researches on snake and scorpion venom, has written about Savita's case in the latest edition of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine to highlight poor awareness and dangerous societal practices vis-a-vis rabies. "People in rural areas go to tantriks after a dog-bite though the vaccine and immunoglobulin shots are available at government centres," said the doctor. VETERINARY MEDICINE : Not just bite, dog’s scratch too causes rabies. Savita died after four days at the Mahad hospital, managing to relate how a rabid dog in her village had bitten four people before tugging at her saree 'pallu'. She got a few abrasions on her feet. According to the medical journal, Savita washed the wound and didn't bother about a vaccine as she felt only dog bites cause rabies. She only took herbal medicine from a tantrik. Dr Bawaskar, who has been in the news for filing a case against a diagnostic chain for offering him a cutback for referring a patient for a CT scan, said Savita must have got infected as dogs' nails and claws too harbour the virus as they keep licking them. "This case busts the myth that cuts don't result in rabies," he said. Vaccine is advised for any cut where blood flows out. #rabies #bites #cuts #vaccination.#travel
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Amazon Nipping at Its Heels, Petco Becomes a Digital Ninja. The pet industry is upwards of a $60 billion market just in the U.S., and the competition by brands to woo and win over pets and their humans has never been more fierce. It’s estimated by the ASPCA that approximately 44% of American households have at least one dog and 35% are cat households, for an estimated 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats in the pet category. Cue Petco, which is stepping boldly into the fray and evolving the very notion of a pet store. Beyond the requisite kitty litter and dog toys, it’s now offering veterinary services, life stage-focused subscription boxes and e-commerce strategies, appealing to pet owners and creating a buttress against competitors PetSmart and king of kings, Amazon.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Importance of Wellness Exams For Pets can not be over emphasized as veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them . The logic is prevention is better than cure so if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it's more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success. Vaccinations, heartworm prevention and routine deworming are important components of wellness care and can prevent diseases that are not only life-threatening, but very expensive to treat,thus prevention should be a better option. A wellness programme can be recommended based on your pet's breed as some breeds are predisposed to certain health problems, age, lifestyle and overall health.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
A new study by University of Alberta has shown that early exposure to pets can reduce allergy and obesity by altering gut bacteria in immune-boosting ways. This new study has showed that babies from families with pets of which 70% were dogs showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity. The theory is that exposure to dirt and bacteria early in life from the dog's fur or from its paws can create early immunity.The study shed more light by understanding the connection and identifying that exposure to pets in the womb or up to three months after birth increases the abundance of two bacteria, Ruminococcus and Oscillospira, which have been linked with reduced childhood allergies and obesity, respectively. The numbers of the two bacteria were increased twofold when there was a pet in the house, meaning that the pet exposure was shown to affect the gut microbiome indirectly -from dog to mother to unborn baby -- during pregnancy as well as during the first three months of the baby's life. In other words, even if the dog had been given away for adoption just before the woman gave birth, the healthy microbiome exchange could still take place.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wesley, a golden retriever, is normally an active puppy.When Molly Moore, 23, of Spring Lake, noticed that her dog was chewing his food kind of funny and stopped playing with his toys, especially his chew-based toys, she became concerned.When Wesley started losing weight, a red flag went up. Moore, who works in her father's veterinary clinic, got the dog checked out and eventually decided that Wesley needed braces to alleviate the pain he was evidently experiencing. The dog's adult teeth weren't coming in properly. Dr. Jim Moore, Molly's father, as a "doggy dentist," performed the procedure at Harborfront Hospital for Animals in Spring Lake. He owns the clinic. "Dental care is just as important for the pets we love as it is for us and we are glad that his cute 'brace face' brought such interest."Wesley is treated as a member of the family. Moore said he will even play a key role in her upcoming wedding.Wesley was back at the veterinary clinic , to have one of his brackets re affixed. The dog will go under anesthesia for this procedure. Orthodontia in pets is normally not for aesthetic purposes, but because of health concerns. That was the case for Wesley.Braces with brackets were affixed to the top part of the dog's mouth and different orthodontia elements with braces were affixed to the bottom part.Jim Moore also does Endodontics, root canals that are often necessary because of pain, and oral surgery, such as for fractured jaws. According to Jim Moore, it is quite common for dogs to have problems with their teeth that may require an oral surgeon to move some teeth. He said he completes that procedure about once a week. As far as putting braces on dogs, that happens about four times a year at the Spring Lake clinic. When asked about why Wesley needed the procedure, Jim Moore said the dog "couldn't close his mouth." A recent check of the dog's teeth showed that "he's nearly perfect," Jim Moore said. Molly Moore said that dental procedures for pets tend to cost less than those for humans."Dental care for our pets is much more affordable than most people realize," she said. Wesley has lived with Molly Moore and her fiancé since they purchased their first house. culled from ;http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/03/brace_face_puppy_regains_pain-.html.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
There is a new way to stay in touch with your pets while you are away. Read about this sleek innovation;http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/04/petchatz-pawcall-idUSnPn56z6LT+83+PRN20151104#SBBv7PyI0CVP9U16.97 Pet lover # animal lover # pet care.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Vets,pets and apps ,this combination is a new industry that has opened up massive opportunities for other businesses.See how the million dollar company works; http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/mobile-and-wireless/fit-fido-10-apps-to-keep-pets-healthy/d/d-id/1297550
The telecommunication era has made the world a global village. Every business can be reached on a telecommunication device and services also rendered with the aid of these gadgets. Economic growth is hinged on the interrelationship of these industries with the telecommunication aspect.The era of papers and pens has moved to clicks and dials,and all companies have apps that provide their services to customers. Every segment of the economy has tapped into this growth even the agriculture and veterinary services are not left behind.There is a new collaboration between pet owners,vets and dog food merchants . Telecommunication has bridged the divide;
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
VETERINARY MEDICINE: PET INSURANCE IS A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!!! VETERINARY MEDICINE: PET INSURANCE IS A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!!! Pet lovers and owners are so attached to their pets,and will do all that is possible to ensure better health for their pets.There are various animals that pet lovers consider as pets; these include rabbits,dogs,cats,monkeys,parrots,tortoise,peacock,stork and certain reptiles to name a few.These pets can come down with diseases that can be life threatening and the only way to ensure that the pets have a new lease of life is to provide quality care which is usually expensive. The role of the insurance company in the pet world is to ensure adequate cover for pets and pet owners.The insurance sector usually operates several plans that the pet owners choose from and enjoy benefits. VETERINARY MEDICINE: PET INSURANCE IS A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!!! The insurance cover is usually divided into the following plans; 1)pay-as-you -visit-plan. 2) silver plan, 3)bronze 4) gold plan.The premium and benefits of these plans vary,it all depends on outlined scope of diseases it covers.The general way the plans work is that a fixed amount is paid to specified insurance companies that are linked to participating vet hospitals, where pet owners can access veterinary care as stipulated by their plan. FACTORS CONSIDERED FOR THE POLICY; like the normal insurance there are scopes of operation which must be verified before you pay for the cover.These include 1) age 2) breed 3) susceptibility to certain diseases and 4) prognosis of certain conditions 5) value of dog: cover. When all conditions are fulfilled,the pet owner is sure of quality vet care for pets.The premium could be paid monthly or quarterly depending on the policy and the insurance company pays participating vet hospitals agreed fees for services rendered. Love pets # get them covered # excellent vet care.The participation of insurance firms in the animal world will definitely stimulate economic growth.When pets are acquired,they are registered and insured,this data base will be a planning and monitoring tools.
Monday, September 7, 2015
woof! woof!! woof!!! vet time. VET time!! pet says its time for annual rabies shot. join the train @ world rabies day !!! Stand to be counted # responsible pet owner # animal-lover # pet lover.
Monkeys are playful creatures ,that many people keep as pets.The monkeys have found homes in several zoos, animal farms,circus and road shows,adding zest to the fun train. Monkeys have been domesticated over a period of years and have gradually made their way into man's life because of their fun gestures and intelligent disposition. Monkeys as sweet as they look and behave; they poise certain health risks to man. Monkeys have been linked to certain viruses and bacteria that are of importance to man among st them are ; rabies virus, herpes virus, Ebola virus ,monkeys are also know to be affected by other diseases in man such as tuberculosis, and amoebiasis. Monkeys transfer pathogens to man through bites, salivary secretions,nasal secretions and fecal contamination. Monkeys generally have unsanitary habits,thus whatever pathogen they harbor in blood, feces and intestines they usually pass it to members of the family,thus monkeys are to be handled with care. Monkeys are know to have mood swings, playing at a time and the next moment scratching and biting ,this is the reason its not advisable to handle or give strange monkeys food. Monkeys that are gotten from the wild and domesticated pose the highest threat,hence precautions must be taken when importing /buying monkeys. When bitten or scratched by a monkey the following steps must be followed; 1) wash the area with soap and water. 2) wash under running water for 10-15 minutes. 3) Apply disinfectant to site. 4)seek medical attention immediately; rabies post exposure treatment and tetanus treatment are essential. Say safe!!! avoid stray monkeys and dont pet or cuddle any monkey. when buying a monkey, verify source and ensure its vaccinated against rabies.
Friday, September 4, 2015
HI, animal lovers; love us ??? Vaccinate us against rabies. Keep us away from wild animals. Make sure my house is not accessible to foxes,skunks and feral cats. LOVE US!!!! VACCINATE US AND KEEP US SAFE. LETS REMAIN PETS NOT PESTS.☺☺☺☺