Leptospirosis is a zooantroponoznyh natural focal infection home, fishing, many species of wild animals and humans.
Leptospirosis sick of large horned cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, goats, deer, dogs, foxes, Arctic foxes and animals of other species. The pathogen Leptospira are released from the body of the sick animal and infect microporosity water, feed, pastures, soil, litter, and other environmental media through which healthy animals become infected. Among these factors of transmission water way is the main. Animals become infected by drinking place, eating the corpses of rodents or feed by infected urine of these rodents. Perhaps intrauterine infection in cattle, sheep and pigs. Proved the possibility of transmission through sexual contact.
Sources and reservoirs of pathogenic leptospires are both agricultural and wild animals. They excrete the pathogen into the environment in different ways: urine, feces, milk, semen, through the lungs, with expirations from the genitals.
Leptospira penetrate into the human or animal body via damaged skin (scratches, cuts, wounds, bites),nasal and oral mucous membranes, eyes, genital tract and through the digestive tract. The disease occurs at any time of the year. Continue reading
In recent years, the world is rapidly spreading fashion on dwarf pet pigs. Now on the streets of America, Europe and recently Russia you can meet people, walkers on a leash little pigs – a some miniature pigs to doghill.
Mini-Pigi — product of breeding, without human intervention on the land they would not be. Experiments on the breeding of mini pigs was conducted from 1950-ies. As source material the Germans used valabregue Vietnamese pig and, as a result of long selection, came to the following results, the smallest and therefore the most expensive was bergstresser knit (translation – little critter), its weight is 6-15 lbs. But the Americans with their eternal gigantomania still prefer villabruna Vietnamese pig. Representatives of this breed are brown or black and sometimes reach a weight of 100kg.
Mini-Pigi little sick, and also do not shed and do not cause allergies, so that they can keep even the asthmatics. Mini-Pigi – ideal pet, unpretentious, smart and dedicated. They do not show aggression toward humans and other Pets. “If the dog is submissive slavish subservience, the hypocritical cat, monkey crafty, swinish behavior in a very meaningful way: the good and the affection she responds with devotion and diligence, and for the offense tries not to stay in debt,” wrote the naturalist Centrist. Pigs are the third (after dolphins and primates) in ten animals with the highest intelligence. Lifespan a some miniature pigs to doghill is 15-20 years. Continue reading
Caring for Pets: cats, dogs and others is an integral part of the lives of most people. Because almost every house there are animals, and there are even representatives of the present exotics: iguanas, snakes, monkeys. But most often people get more familiar animals: cats.
These furry creatures have become inseparable members of the family. They cheer up when we are sad, relieve stress, when we are literally reeling with emotion. But we also need to care for the cats, although they are by nature very clean creatures.
Some people are strongly against to keep the cat where there is a child. Such people are convinced that cats will be more harm to the child. How much these fears are justified and whether the animals in the house – we take a closer look at.
Cat and child: threat or useful friendship?
Every child, seeing the street puppy or kitten, instinctively pulls the handle to a curious creature. For a child it’s not just cat or animal. With the proper education it will be both loyal and reliable friends. Continue reading