Diseases in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) 3
Diseases in Domestic Cattle (Bos Tauris) 4
Bovine Tuberculosis 4
Lyme Disease 4
Parasitic Gastroenteritis 5
Diseases of the Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax) 5
Chytrid Fungus 5
Metabolic Bone Disease 6
Diseases of the Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) 6
Avian Salmonellosis 6
This assessment will cover a range of diseases that affect dogs, cows, The Superb Starling and The Mountain Chicken.
Diseases in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
This infectious disease attacks rapidly dividing cells within the body. White blood cells are attacked and can damage the heart muscle causing long term cardiac problems. It can be transmitted through anything that has come into contact with the faeces on an infected animal, including people, animals and objects. It is highly resistant and can live outside the body for months, on food bowls, clothes, furniture and flooring. Unvaccinated dogs can easily contract the virus from walking the streets.
The dog will appear lethargic and will have a loss of appetite. There will be severe vomiting and diarrhoea, which can cause severe de-hydration. (petmd, 2013)
Anaemia is non infectious and can be caused by Hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum). It occurs when the hookworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall using its teeth. It is here the worm sucks blood from the dogs’ intestine.
Large quantities of blood can be lost in puppies with a heavy infection, this causes the anaemia. The effects of the disease cause the dog to become lethargic and sometimes result in death.
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