FMD is an acute viral disease of animals (mainly cattle, goats, sheep and pigs), which also hurts people . characterized by intoxication and vesicular-erosive (bubble-ulcerative) lesions of the mucous membranes of the oral and nasal cavities, and skin of the interdigital folds.
Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, geese do not get sick but can carry the virus.
The causative agent of FMD is stored in the blood and meat of infected animals, is transmitted from one animal to another by contact, through contaminated feed and manure. The pathogen persists for a long time on the health products and litter. An important source of spread of the virus is animal manure, which in such cases should be burned or subjected to biothermal disinfection.
Prevention of foot and mouth disease based on preventing the flow of FMD virus in Schmallenberg disease management and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The main reasons for the spread of FMD virus are: the virus introduction from dysfunctional disease entities, primarily in connection with illegal importation of animals, animal products Continue reading
The pet care in winter has its own characteristics that must be known to every owner. About how to prepare animals for the winter, and about all the intricacies of caring for them in the cold season, read the article.
Features of the care of domestic dogs depends on the breed of dog. So the most resistant to cold are longhaired and some shorthaired large breed. Much worse than the cold is transferred to small rocks or smooth. In that case, when you are going for a walk, when the external air temperature of -10°C, be sure to take care of special clothes for walking your pet. It can be warm jackets or a blanket (a Cape that covers the back and edges). This is enough to prevent overcooling of the internal organs.
After the walk, it is necessary to warm the feet of the dog, and clean the pads on the feet from unwanted dirt. It is enough to wash feet with lukewarm water. Additionally, you can clear the belly wool.
But as for the question of whether to your pet to buy special shoes to feet, the answer is no. Don’t do it, because animals lose coordination of movement due to the fact that it is simply in their way. Continue reading