Anderson Gitari, James Nguhiu, Vijay Varma and Eddy Mogoa : Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. Received: 16-05-2017, Accepted: 15-09-2017, Published online: 23-10-2017 doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2017.1255-1263 How to cite this article: Gitari A, Nguhiu J, Varma V, Mogoa E (2017) Occurrence, treatment protocols, and outcomes of colic in horses within Nairobi County, Kenya, Veterinary World, 10(10): 1255-1263. Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the treatments and their [...]
There are times when minerals that are usual in dogs and cats urine clump together to form stones, also called urinary calculi or bladder stones. The cause for formation of these stones is contributed by the pH of the urine, which is influenced by infection, diet and some medication. Genetics also play a role especially in some dogs physiological processes tend to produce precursors for stone formation than in other dogs. These stones can be anywhere between the kidneys, [...]
Healthy English Bulldog Puppies (The Andys Veterinary Hospital) This is a condition where puppies begin to deteriorate and die within a few days of birth. The causes of this condition are not well understood, however, inadequate availability of colostrum to puppies, little or lack of milk production from the bitch leading to hypoglycemia, low birth weight, congenital abnormalities, unhygienic and cold environment (chilling), and infectious diseases are known to cause this condition. The goal is to have puppies consume colostrums in [...]
This is a blood and tissue parasite which also has the ability to invade the nervous system. High levels of parasitaemia are seen in horses, camels and dogs. Although it also affects other animals including livestock (cattle, sheep and goats) buffaloes and pigs. Trypanosomiasis is caused by a protozoan parasite Trypanosoma evansi and T. equiperdum The disease is transmitted by tsetse flies inoculating parasite with its saliva into a horse. Other modes of transmission is sexual and also mechanical [...]
We received a call from a lady who was expectant and had been tested positive for Toxoplasma gondii infection. She was very concerned that her dogs could have passed this infection to her; she does not own any cat. During the telephone conversation, she mentioned that stray cats occasionally come to her compound. Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by Toxoplasma gondii and it affects all warm blooded animals and causes problem for the unborn baby. Cats are the only known definitive [...]
Feline Leukemia virus affects cats and is related to FIV or HIV, However, it does not affect human beings. Like, FIV which is mostly transmitted through cats bites (common in male cats when they go hunting for a molly or queen), FeLV is more contagious and is passed though sharing of food or water or litter box with an infected cat. Prolonged grooming increases the risk of infection between cats, however, the virus is fragile and does not stay [...]
Rabbits can reproduce many times in a year and for those who keep them as pets, this can be challenging to take care of this rapidly increasing population. In addition, sexual aggression is common and this can be eliminated by castration of the male rabbit (buck) or spaying the female rabbit (doe). Spayed doe is likely to live longer and this reduces chances of them getting uterine cancer, compared to unspayed female where the risk is more than 80 [...]
Dog aggression is a character many dogs owners encounter with trepidation. There is no doubt that many dog owners are victims of bites from their own dogs, especially when they try to separate dogs fighting. While there are many others who have been ambushed by an aggressive dog. There are animal factors like Hereditary or Genetic and Environmental factors that play a major role in dog aggression. Animal factors include Breeds like Rottweiler are more likely to be aggressive than Golden [...]
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