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Disease Can be broken down into infectious and non-infectious diseases Infectious diseases are a result of pathogens. -Viruses - Protozoa- Parasites - Bacteria - Fungi Pathogens are carried by vectors. - animals - insects - inorganic surfaces
Koch’s Postulates Used to detect infectious diseases. – The infectious agent should be detectable in sick animals and not in healthy ones. – It should be possible to isolate and culture the organism. – Organisms taken from the culture introduced into healthy animals should cause the same disease. – The same organism should be isolated from the second animal as well.
Ways a pathogen can enter the body Wounds – breaks in the skin Respiratory – breath it in Mucus membranes – eyes, nose, mouth Bites – insect bites (same as wound) Ingestion – eat it (contaminated food/water)
Course of a disease Exposure – no physical response yet Incubation – levels of pathogen increase Prodromal – the first signs of illness – Fever, muscle aches Decline – either immune system kicks in or medication takes effect – If not, then enter chronic illness Convalescent – animal regains strength
Bacterial Infections 4 major categories of bacteria by shape – Staphylococcus – Streptococcus – Bacillus – Spirochete
Bacterial Infections Sickness is a result of toxins released by the bacteria. – Exotoxins – excreted by cells – Endotoxins – released when cells die Treatable with antibiotics Immune System fights with phagocytes – Blood cells that surround and destroy pathogens
Scours (E. Coli diarrhea) Escherichia coli All species Animals less than 2 weeks old Severe diarrhea leading to dehydration and death Preventable with medication
Pneumonia Rhodococcus (equi) All (horses) Nasal discharge, fever, respiratory difficulty, inflammation that can spread to joints. Treatable with antibiotics
Leptospirosis Leptospirosis sp. All species Abortions, fever, anemia, jaundice
Pinkeye Moraxella bovis Cattle Inflamed conjunctiva, cloudy cornea, sensitivity to light, fluid discharge from eye Treatable with topical ointment or systemic antibiotic Highly contagious
Foot Rot Fusobacterium necrophorum Cattle, sheep, goats Deep infection of the cloven section of the hoof, foul odor, pain, lameness Preventable with clean facilities Treatable with antibacterial soaps
Rain Scald/Rot Dermatophilus congolensis Horses, cattle, sheep, goats Crusting of the skin at the base of the hair follicle mostly on the back and rump Similar to cradle cap in babies Most prevalent in animals exposed to excessive moisture Treatable with antibacterial soaps
Lockjaw Clostridium tetani Horses, cattle, sheep, goats Muscle spasms, locked jaws, stiffness of joints, death Enters through punctures and/or breaks in skin (lives in soil naturally) Preventable with booster shot
What is a Virus No cell wall, no organelles, maybe not even be considered living DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat Hijack a healthy cell and program it to create new viruses Destroys host cell in process Often dies of suppressed immune system or reaction to enzymes released by cells
Treatment Prevent with vaccine – modified live – killed Body’s natural immune system Very limited anti-viral medications
What is a Parasite? Any organism that lives off another organism and causes harm Detrimental to host’s health in many ways – Compete for nutrients and “starve” the host – Damage tissues of the host – Release toxins into the host – Suck the blood causing anemia – Serve as a vector for bacteria or viruses
Life cycle May parasites have a complex life cycle that help them survive and spread from one host to another. – Egg, larvae, pupa, adult or egg, nymph, adult Definitive host is the animal that carries the mature parasite. Intermediate host carries the immature (egg or larvae) parasite.
Example A dog (definitive host) has a tapeworm (parasite). The head of the tape worm attaches to the lining of the small intestine causing malnourishment. As the parasite develops, segments containing the eggs break off and exit the anus (look like grains of rice). The segments rupture releasing the eggs. A flea larva (intermediate host) on the dog eats the eggs. When the flea matures it jumps onto another animal. The animal bites at the fleas, ingesting the contaminated flea. The tapeworm eggs are released in the second dog’s stomach and move to the small intestine where they hatch and implant completing the cycle.
Roundworms Dogs and Cats Toxocara canis/cati or Toxascaris leonina Ingested eggs hatch into larvae in the intestine. Lavae travel through liver and lungs. The larvae are then coughed up and re-swallowed where they develop into adults and attach in the intestine. Eggs are shed in the feces. Passed through ingestion of feces, mother’s milk, placental wall, eat infested animals (rabbits, rats)
Hookworms Dogs and cats Ancylostoma sp. or Uncinaria sp. The larvae are ingested and develop into adults which attach to the intestinal lining and suck blood. Eggs are released in the feces where they hatch into larvae. Ingest larvae, placental wall, mother’s milk, through the skin of the food pads.
Heartworms Dogs Dirofilaria immitis Adult worms live in the major vessels and chambers of the heart. Clog the blood flow. Transmitted by mosquitoes (intermediate host) Incubation time is about 6 months
Strongylosis Strongylus sp. Horses Eggs passed in the feces develop into larvae. Larvae migrate into blood stream causing damage, enter large intestine and mature, then release eggs. Horse eat the larvae as they graze
Bot flies Horses Gasterophilus intestinalis/nasalis Flies lay eggs on horse’s legs which get licked and ingested. Larvae travel down esophagus into the stomach. Then they are passed out through feces to develop into flies.
Trichostrongyles Ruminants Hemonchus, Ostertagia, Trichostrongylus, Cooperia, Bunostomum Eggs passed through feces and consumed by grazing. Develop into larvae and adults in stomach and intestine. Able to go dormant during winter.
Coccidiosis Ruminants Species of protozoa including Eimeria sp. Oocyst (egg) passed in feces. Ingested and goes through several stages of development being absorbed into the lining of the intestines.