Transmission of Infections from Pets to Man

Transmission of Infections from Pets to Man

Most of the infections humans suffer today are transmitted to them by animals. These infections (systemic and superficial) can lead to death, which in most cases affects the entire population. These animals are kept in homes and individuals relate closely with these animals referred to as pets and in the process transmit microbial infections to man who co-exist with them. [Read more…]

Anti Venom – Classification, Symptoms and Effect

Anti Venom – Classification, Symptoms and Effect

Anti Venom – Anti-venom is often still the only effective treatment for envenomation- snake Anti-venom is made up of the antibodies from horses, sheep, goats, rabbits or dogs blood. Horses are more commonly used as more blood can be tapped. [Read more…]

Serum Calcium and Inorganic Phosphate in Pregnancy

Serum Calcium and Inorganic Phosphate in Pregnancy

It is an accepted biological principle that when ever the supply of nutrient is decreased or the endogenous requirement is increased, the body will respond with measures of improved utilization and decreased excretion. [Read more…]

Abortion – The Role of Prostaglandins in Abortion

Abortion  – The Role of Prostaglandins in Abortion

Abortion – Prostaglandins can be defined as a type of “Eicosanoids” and eiscosanoids are a group of compounds derived from certain polyunsaturated fatty acids (principally arachidonic acid). Eicosanoids are so called because they are essential fatty acids (membrane phospholipids) derived from carbon twenty (C20)carbon skeleton and contain three, four or five double bonds, they can also possess a 5- carbon ring in its structure. [Read more…]

Meningitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Meningitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges. The meninges are connective tissue membranes that line the skull and vertebral column and enclose the brain and the spinal cord. [Read more…]