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Ailments of the eyeEyelid problems (Continued) Ectropion Last week we dealt with the condition whereby the eyelids roll inwards and, as a consequence, the edge of the lids and the eyelashes rub against the eyeball.

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Ailments of the eye(Continued) Last week, we discussed problems associated with the third eyelid (the nictitating membrane). 

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Ailments of the eye (Continued) The third eyelid You may recall that we had mentioned that dogs and cats and other species had a third eyelid (nictitating membrane) – in addition to the upper and lower lids, which cover the eyeball during sleep and blinking.

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Diseases of the cornea We last dealt with conjunctivitis, an inflammatory process of the membrane which covers the inner side of the eyelids and part of the surface of the eyeball, (Pet Corner January 4, 2009).

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The value of adopting a pet in the new year I would urge you, dear readers, on this last Sunday before the advent of the New Year, to consider adopting a dog or cat in 2009.

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What not to do to pets during the festive season As you read this, Christ-mas is just around the proverbial corner.

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Examining the eye There could be many situations which would necessitate your having a closer look at your pet’s eye.

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Some other general considerations pertaining to the structure of the eye The retina We promised last week that we’d discuss the retina in more detail.

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Ailments of the eye General considerations We will deal superficially with the structure of the eye and its accessories.

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Feline ‘Flu’ Continued Last week, we dealt with the situation whereby feline respiratory distress comes on rapidly and with great severity (acute form).

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Continued We said last week that, in addition to a few other infectious agents, two virus groups are primarily involved in this Respi-ratory Disease Complex that affects cats.

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Feline Viral Respiratory Disease Complex  aka Feline Influenza General comments Ailments associated with the respiratory tract are pretty common – and understandably so.

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Leptospirosis – infectious jaundice Over the years I have spoken and written so much about this disease that at one time my friends used to call me Dr Lepto.

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Infectious canine hepatitis Infectious canine hepatitis (ICH) is a highly contagious viral disease, which, as the name suggests, attacks predominantly dogs, although the virus is known to cause illness in foxes, wolves and coyotes.

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Distemper Here is another disease against which we can vaccinate, thus offering our dogs meaningful protection.

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Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Continued   Last week, we began with the big theme of specific infectious diseases against which we can vaccinate.

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Specific infectious diseases Now that we have, over the past few weeks, discussed the basic principles of immunity and vaccination schedules, we can now turn to the many specific infectious diseases, including those against which we advocate vaccination.

A Gardener’s Diary

The gems that make it good to be aliveThe bulb is a development in plants which is designed to assist them survive long periods of dormancy.

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Canine vaccines Much of what was said last week in the general discussion of feline vaccines would be valid for dog vaccines as well.

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Feline vaccines Well, I had promised that we would deal with the specific diseases today, but there was a change of mind.

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Vaccines Well, now that we have, I hope, grasped the concept of immunity, let us have some superficial discussions on vaccines.

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Artificially acquired immunity – (Continued)Passive immunity You may recall that last week we spoke of active immunity which was produced by inoculating an animal with dead or weakened germs.

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Artificially acquired immunity Artificially acquired immunity is of two types. Either it is an active immunity or it is a passive immunity.