This disease is called “fever dog”, although she was exposed to all mammals, including humans. Although in natural conditions are more often ill with leptospirosis of agricultural animals and rodents, “bad name” dogs was due to its extremely high susceptibility to leptospirosis. Animals of all breeds become infected by bathing and drinking from natural water bodies, so if you take your dog for a picnic on the river, you are at risk.
People may get infected through contact with water in which were bathing the infected animal, as well as with secretions ( saliva, urine) of diseased dogs. But from person to person leptospirosis is not transmitted. The disease seriously, more than half of the cases, patients go to the intensive care unit. Leptospira after aging affect the capillaries, liver, kidney, muscle, and among the possible complications of the lesion of the membranes of the eyes, paralysis, infectious-toxic shock.
The treatment of such diseases is protivoleptospirozny gamma globulin. antibiotics ( penicillin, tetracycline, aminoglycosides). In addition, doctors have to support the liver and help the patient to other drugs, depending on which organs were affected. Continue reading
According to the BBC, Pets can improve the health of children. Studies confirm that children who have Pets have higher immunity.
Researchers at the University of Warwick (Coventry) found that the presence of dogs or cats were subjected in early life children, a large number of infections. However, this in turn has raised these kids have immunity, and they are less likely to miss school due to illness than children without Pets.
Dr. Mcnicholas and colleagues tested the 138 children saliva for the presence of immunoglobulin (IgA) – antibodies, which tests the strength of the immune system. Low indicates that the person is prone to diseases, high – the immune system normally works. The study showed that children with a pet . the level of antibodies was significantly more resistant than children without animals. Thus, the first attended school in year, on average, for 9 days more. Confirmed “dirty hypothesis”: the environment in which the child grows early in life, more “sterile”, the worse it is reflected later on his immune system. Continue reading
Often people underestimate the intellectual ability of our smaller brethren. However, various experiments and tests have proved that animals can surprise us, and how!
We offer to your attention the top ten most intelligent animals:
It’s no secret that the rat often settles next to the man, and decorative appearance of rats is a fairly common view of pet. Decorative rat different from its wild relative: very smart and funny, and was not averse to play.
In different experiments revealed that one of the most amazing abilities of rats – is the ability to accurately and quickly find the shortest path to the goal.
And according to recent studies, the brown rat in the course of their intellectual abilities that were previously considered the prerogative of man. It is not surprising that the rat was one of the deeply revered animals in Ancient China.
One of the most intelligent and still not fully studied animal is an octopus. Continue reading