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    Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals

    Posted on January 18, 2011, under Veterinary Book

    Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals

    This innovative resource provides both step-by-step instructions and vivid, full-color photographs that explain and illustrate proper animal restraint techniques. Each procedure features between two and eight photos that clearly show the exact steps necessary to achieve safe and effective restraint. It covers handling and restraint for all domestic species: cats, dogs, horses, cattle, pigs, sheep goats, lab animals, rabbits, ferrets, and birds. The book also includes normal and abnormal behavior


    PregnaMare, Home Pregnancy Test Kit for Mares

    Posted on March 31, 2012, under Veterinary Equipment

    The new user friendly “do-it-yourself” home pregnancy test for mares. It is designed for use by the horse owner or the stable manager, in the field or stable. It is safe, easy, and accurate.

    The test is based on immuno-assay technology and detects the presence (or absence) of the pregnancy hormone ECG (PMSG). Results in the form of blue dots are produced in about an hour. Just get a few drops with the lancet provided and wet the end of the Q-Tip.

    The kit is designed to detect the hormone 40 days after breeding and until the hormone disappears from the bloodstream of the pregnant mare at about 120 days. Buy Now


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    Prevent Wound Infection

    Posted on September 27, 2008, under Misc

    When a large number of bacteria get into a wound, it can get infected. There are different types of bacteria. More than one type may infect your wound at the same time. Normal bacteria that live on your skin often enter a wound first. A break in the skin gives them a chance to enter it and cause infection. Bacteria may also come from the environment, such as soil, air, or water. If an object such as a nail caused the wound, bacteria may come from that. If you are bit by an animal or person, their saliva could also cause infection.

    A wound infection happens when germs enter a break in the skin. These germs, called bacteria, attach to tissues causing wounds to stop healing, and other signs and symptoms. Wound infection can also happen in small wounds that were not treated. Anything that decreases your body’s ability to heal wounds may put you at risk for a wound infection. To help prevent a wound becomes a wound infection, The Apprentice Doctor provides a Suturing Course and Kit to learn how to stitch up wounds. This course material comes on an interactive CD-ROM, and teaches students the basic principles of suturing and wound care through video clips, illustrations, detailed instructions, games, and more. With an 18-piece suture kit included, you will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills while performing 26 practical fun projects. This is a good quality product. It contains a lot of great materials to learn how to stitch up wounds, in the other hands, the company gives you a full guarantee, 100% your money back, if you aren’t satisfy on it. This piece of software is the most advanced they have released to date, and the medical equipment is of the same standard as that which is used by medical professionals every day. Try it now, and you’ll not disappoint to this awesome product.


    Toxoplasmosis in Cats and Pregnant Women

    Posted on October 13, 2011, under Tutorial

    pregnant woman and catToxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that causes the most part, flu-like symptoms that often mild and passing unnoticed. This is suffered in cats as in humans and other domestic animals or livestock (pigs, sheep, oxen, but also poultry).

    The disease does damage of varying severity in children when they are still in the womb, that is to say, during pregnancy, then only in women who had never been reached for toxoplasmosis, who is seronegative at a simple blood test performed by the gynecologist.

    Contamination by human is done only from mother to child (fetus).

    What is the responsibility of the cat

    The cat becomes infected by eating infected meat, whether beef, pork, sheep, horse, or simply by hunting birds and mice or rats. The cat may also become infected by ingesting toxoplasma have been excreted by infected animals. The toxoplasma gondii lodge in the lining of the small intestine, where they reproducing it. Therefore, in cats, only objects contaminated by the feces of cats that represent a risk factor. All cats do not carry the parasite. Indoor cats do not consume raw meat are not a source of risk.

    Research has shown that the main cause of infection in humans is primarily the consumption of undercooked meat and poor hygiene specific. The environment contaminated by cat feces carries toxoplasmosis is rarely questioned because to be contaminated with Toxoplasma in this way, the human should ingest contaminated feces 48 hours after excretion. Before the 48-hour period, they are not dangerous. Considering that only 0.1% contamination by Toxoplasma are due to cat feces.

    Contamination from cat to another cat is not happen.
    IMMUNITY

    Following infection, the body produces an immune protection that will make the cat, humans and other mammals resistant against re-infection later. The cat may still remain excretory long enough after the infection itself. It can also begin to excrete toxoplasma in the stool if the cat infected by the virus FELV and FIV (cat AIDS and leukemia) or if they need a treatment that will reduce its strength.

    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

    We remind you here that only pregnant women (negative) and immunocompromised persons need to take special precautions to prevent infection (in health human body, immune cells kill Toxoplasma).

    1. Change the litter of the cat every day and wash with warm water, or completely avoid touching the body and in all cases, wear gloves. You can also ask someone who does not present a risk (no children or the elderly or people with compromised immune) to clean the kitty litter.
    2. Place the box away from the place of food preparation
    3. Do not feed your cat raw meat to avoid contamination and prevent it from birds eat mice if they come out. The food industry is a guarantee of safety.
    4. Raw meat is the main source of infection!
    5. Do not eat hot dogs that contain raw meat!
    6. Wash your hands after touching raw meat and wear gloves to cook.
    7. Do not eat smoked meat, marinated or grilled.
    8. Drink only pasteurized milk.
    9. Do not eat raw eggs-Do not eat salads and raw vegetables, especially if they are not washed (if you rinse well, there is less risk).
    10. Choose cooked vegetables
    11. If you have to work in the garden or walk in the countryside, do not touch the ground with your hands, wear gloves! Even if the cat has been there a few days ago and that his stools are no longer visible, Toxoplasma will still be in the ground and infectious
    12. Do not eat berries fell to the ground, or that grow near the ground.

    THE CAT IS NOT A DANGER

    toxoplasmosis cycleThe cat does not increase the risk of contamination to toxoplasmosis. (Bulletin of September 24th 2000, FAO study in Europe). The consumption of undercooked meat is the most important role in the occurrence of seroconversion in pregnant women. The stool of a cat that does not come out and is fed to food industry, there is no risk of contamination.

    A rigorous lifestyle of the pregnant woman therefore allows a harmonious life with the cat.

    The consumption of undercooked meat is responsible for 63% of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women. That is why a pregnant woman seronegative should be monitored until the end of pregnancy even if she has no contact with a cat!

    We hear too many doctors, may be misinformed, propose the eviction of the cat in the house showing him as responsible for all evils. Good numbers of dropouts and euthanasia were performed because of pregnancy. Research has shown that the cat was seldom agent contamination (0.1%) and that simple hygiene measures could avoid contamination.

    credit: American Academy of Family Physicians + iStockPhoto