Megaesophagus is loss of tone and motility of the esophagus, which often results to diffuse dilation of the esophagus and clinical sign seen is mostly regurgitation. This condition can be either congenital or acquired. In addition to regurgitation, other signs includes aspiration pneumonia which develops when there is entrance of food or liquid into the lungs. Other common symptoms include vomiting, cough, nasal discharge increased respiratory noises, weight loss, extreme hunger or lack of appetite and poor growth. Visiting your veterinarian will help in diagnosing [...]
Elbow dysplasia causes malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint. It is the most common cause of elbow pain and foreleg lameness in large and giant breed dogs. Abnormal growth of the elbow bones, non union of the growth plates and injury are the common causes of elbow dysplasia. This is mostly attributed to genetics, developmental causes and poor nutrition. Treatment varies from diet and medical management to surgery. Regular visits to your veterinarian will help to arrest degeneration of [...]
A dermoid is a growth of tissue containing hair follicles and glandular tissue. This abnormal growth cause ocular pain and surgery is the treatment of choice.
By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet population, which results in few healthy dogs and cats that are being able to be taken care of. There are medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals. Here are some of the medical benefits: Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 [...]
Hematological and Biochemical Changes in Horses with Colic in Nairobi County, Kenya Gitari AN*, Nguhiu-Mwangi J, Mogoa EM, Varma VJ, Mwangi WE, Konde AM and Rashid FKAnderson
ABSTRACT This was a prospective study, which involved following up cases of colic and from which blood samples for haematology and serum for biochemical analysis were collected. The haematological parameters measured were total erythrocyte count (TEC), haemoglobin concentration (Hb), Haematocrit (hct), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentartion (MCHC), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), platelet count, Total leucocyte count (TLC) and leucocyte differential count. The biochemical parameters measured were alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate aminotransferase [...]
Panosteitis is a disease of the medullary bone that begins with adipocyte degeneration, intramembranous ossification, and bony remodeling that results in medullary fibrosis and periosteal/endosteal new bone formation; it should be considered a differential for any lameness in a young dog.
The amount of food you give your fish is important. That said, do not overfeed the animal. You have probably heard this before and it is true. While overfeeding won’t make your fish explode, it will contaminate the water, making the tank an unpleasant place to live. In addition, an excessive amount of food particles in the tank can clog the filters, which also causes the water to become toxic. So how much food is too much? It depends on the [...]
Let’s be real here: in popular society, dogs are not expected to be clean. But there’s more to canine hygiene than just the occasional bath. There are teeth to brush, dog beds to clean, and even chew toys to de-slobber. Unsure of where to begin? Here’s a complete guide to everything you need to know about your canine’s cleanliness. Bathing your dog Source: @lili.t333 Most pet owners over-bathe their dogs. After all, we can’t have a dirty dog lying on the couch or leaping into [...]