Monthly Archives: April 2018
Carnivore plague (infectious catarrhal fever) is an acute viral disease characterized by fever, catarrh of the mucous membranes, pneumonia, skin exanthema and damage to the nervous system
The causative agent of the disease is the RNA genomic virus, has immunosuppressive properties.
The plague virus is susceptible: the family of canids (dogs, raccoons, wolves, foxes), the family of marten (mink, sable) and other carnivorous animals. Continue reading
Botulism is an acute feed toxicosis of animals and humans, manifested in the form of paralysis of the pharynx, tongue, lower jaw, a sharp weakening of the skeletal muscle tone and an upset gastrointestinal tract.
The causative agent of the disease is the spore-forming anaerobic microbe Clostridium botulinum. Of the seven available types of pathogen, the most virulent are Type A and C. Spores are located subterminally and give the microbe the appearance of a tennis racket. Spores are highly stable in the external environment. Continue reading