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Investigation Hemoglobin Polymorphism Different Breeds Dog

Investigation on Hemoglobin Polymorphism in Different Breeds of Dog

Hemoglobin is a complex metalloprotein, iron containing pigment of erythrocytes.  It plays an important role in oxygen transport and is directly proportional to the property of the animal for sustained muscular activity or ability to meet demands for sudden burst of speed. It also has a variety of other roles of gas transport and effect-modulation…

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Care Management Puppy-Clinical Case Report

Care and Management of Puppy-Clinical Case Report

The interval from birth to weaning is very short and transient period for dogs and cats; it is a very critical and intensive period of adjustment to the extra-uterine environment and preparation for the relatively greater independence of post-weaning (Bebiak et al., 1987). This rapid progression of events is preceded by critical developmental transitions, including…

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Squirrel Tale

The Squirrel Tale

Here goes the  Squirrel Tale …One of the most common rodent species found in south Asia especially in the tropical regions of India is the Indian palm squirrel. My family and I have looked after 40 orphaned squirrels and let them free into the wild. Some Critical Points in Squirrel Management Young pink new born…

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Nutritional Need of Pregnant Bitch

Nutritional Need of Pregnant Bitch

Pregnant bitch has very different nutritional requirement than non-pregnant one. This need of energy for the pregnant bitch increases as pregnancy progresses and the calcium requirement also varies with the advancement of pregnancy. The last 20-25 days of pregnancy is the crucial time for feeding of pregnant bitch. At this stage bitch require much more…

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Painful Ligament Tear Dogs

Painful Ligament Tear in Dogs

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury seen most often in dogs. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the most common causes of ACL injury. Causes ACL injuries occur when a dog rapidly decelerates, followed by a sharp or sudden change in direction (cutting). ACL failure has been linked…

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Care and Management of New Born Puppies

Though, the care and management of new born puppy is an overwhelming task for her mother. But due attention is required by the pet owners at the same time when bitch is nursing her puppy. In addition, the external need of the puppies, their feeding aids and emergency management are the utmost important events to…

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Canine Parvovirus –Life Threatening Disease in Dogs

Canine parvo-viral enteritis is a relatively new disease that appeared in the late 1970s. It was first recognized in 1978 and spread worldwide in one to two years. Although the vaccination is being carried out the disease is present throughout the India causing ill health and mortalities in puppies. The disease Canine parvo-viral enteritis, caused…

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Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Zoonoses Acquired from Pets

Pets provide many benefits to humans. They comfort us and they give us companionship. However, they can also pass some zoonotic diseases to people. Zoonoses can be transmitted either through direct contact with the infected animal or indirectly via exposure in our shared surroundings.Many diseases spread by touching a contaminated hand to the mouth or…

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Feline Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Its Nutritional Management

Feline, Chronic kidney disease (CKD) also known as chronic renal failure (CRF), chronic renal insufficiency. There are some specific degenerative renal diseases, infectious causes and neoplastic renal disease that may lead to renal failure in cats. Chronic renal failure (CRF), a common illness that affects companion animals of all ages but is more prevalent in…

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Mycoplasma Affecting Domestic Animals with Special Reference to Their Economic Importance

ISOLATION OF MYCOPLASMAL AGENTS: Mycoplasmas can be isolated from infected tissues using medium containing penicillin and thallium acetate. The isolate can then be identified by serological methods using standard antiserum for agglutination and complement fixation test (CFT), or the supernatant fluid from the broth culture can be used for carrying out a precipitation test. Growth…

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Canine Brucellosis

Brucellosis is a disease of the reproductive tract which may cause abortion in females, infection of the sexual organs in males, and infertility in both sexes. The causative agent of canine brucellosis is the bacteria, Brucella canis. Transmission between dogs occurs via mucous membranes, so the bacteria may enter the body through the nose, mouth,…

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Laboratory Animal Handling Techniques – a Reach out to Researchers and Veterinary Scientists

Introduction The following are the experimental animal used regularly in biological scientific research: Mouse Rat Rabbit Objectives: To comply with the Animal Welfare Ordinance and avoid mishandling of animal in research. To provide basic concepts of animal handling technique to new animal user. While offering our concept and techniques to animal users, we also encourage…

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Feline Viral Diseases: Need To Be Aware

With the modernization, the trend of rearing cats in metropolitan and cities is increasing remarkably. Most of the owners rear them but do not have enough knowledge and awareness to various infectious diseases, their clinical signs, causing agents and methods of prevention and control of occurrences of diseases. Infectious diseases may be of bacterial, viral…

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Canine Parvovirus: A Threat to Pets

Authors -Amit Kr. Verma #, Mahima2 and Amit Kumar3 Affiliation – 1 Department of Epidemiology and Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidhyalaya evam Gau Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura – 281001 2 Veterinary Officer, State Veterinary Hospital, Heempur Deepa, Dist. Bijnor (UP) 3 Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Microbiology and Immunology, Pandit Deen Dayal…

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How Owning a Dog or Cat Can Reduce Stress

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga and journaling come to mind. These are great techniques, to be sure. But getting a new best friend can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. While human friends provide great social support and…

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Probiotics for Dogs: What and Why?

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT), which extends from the mouth to the anus, contains approximately 400 different species of microorganisms, called endogenous microflora, and includes various bacteria, yeasts, fungi and protozoa. These microflora are acquired at birth from the mother (during the birth process and through direct physical contact afterward), and later from the environment, and…

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