Rates of dog bites in children up during COVID-19 pandemic

Aurora, Colo. (Aug. 11, 2020)-Greater rates of Colorado’s children are going to the pediatric emergency department as a result of dog bites during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently published commentary article in the  Journal of Pediatrics . The article’s authors, Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH/MSPH and Rakesh Mistry, MD/MS, who are attending physicians at…

Pneumonia and gastritis in a cat caused by feline herpesvirus-1

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712990/   A fatal respiratory and gastric herpesvirus infection in a vaccinated, 6-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat with no known immunosuppression or debilitation. Histology examination revealed severe necrotizing bronchopneumonia, fibrinonecrotic laryngotracheitis, and multifocal necrotizing gastritis associated with eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies in affected tissues of larynx, trachea, lung and stomach. Immunohistochemistry also displayed…

Feline Tritrichomonas Foetus Infection: A Review

Maigan Espinili Maruquin Structure and Epidemiology The protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus has sudden emergence of its syndrome in the 1990s causing feline intestinal tritrichomoniasis and has then attracted feline medicine studies (Levy, Gookin et al. 2003, Bell, Gowan et al. 2010) (Levy, Gookin et al. 2001 ). At a range of 10- 31%, infected cats…

Leptospirosis

Andy Hua Introduction Classification Taxonomy Classically, the genus  Leptospira  was divided into 2 species based on genetic analysis:  L. interrogans  sensu latu (pathogenic strains) and  L. biflexa  sensu latu (saprophytic strains). L. interrogans  is divided into more than 250 serovars based on antigenic composition and further classified into antigenically related serogroups. There is a serovar…

Breed-related disease: Cymric cat

Is it really a cat if it doesn’t have a tail? It is if it’s a Cymric (pronounced kim-rick). There are lots of cats with short tails or no tails, but the Cymric (and his sister breed the shorthaired Manx) is the only one specifically bred to be tail-free. Sometimes jokingly said to be the…

Breed-related disease: Maltese dog

John K. Rosembert The Maltese is an ancient breed, one of several small “bichon” dogs found around the Mediterranean for thousands of years. His exact place of origin is a mystery, with conjecture including Sicily, Egypt, and southern Europe, but most historians pinpoint Malta for the development of the breed. With its teeny-tiny stature, flowing…

COVID-19 spreading between people, animals

Several recently-published studies indicate that SARS-CoV-2 likely has jumped between people and animals. In one study, which was presented recently at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and included data from 16 mink farms in the Netherlands, investigators noted that the virus likely jumped between people and mink and back, providing…