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Epidemics of the 21st Century.

With the knowledge that epidemics are sparked by either emerging pathogens (new) or re-emerging pathogens (pre-existing) , the One Health concept is key to fighting future epidemics and strengthening global health security.

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From Mother’s milk to Camel Milk

Research has shown that camel milk has helpful health benefits to people with diabetes, autism, hepatitis B, food allergies and other autoimmune diseases. Camel milk lacks A1 casein and lactoglobulin which is present in cows milk and usually causes allergic reactions.

Parvovirus in Dogs

Canine parvovirus is a fatal, highly contagious and highly resistant viral disease of dogs. It can survive for up to a year in the environment, resisting the effects of heat, detergents and alcohol. It is very common during the cold and rainy season as this provides a conducive environment for its proliferation and survival. The …

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FLEA ALLERGY DERMATITIS

Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) also known as flea bite dermatitis or flea bite hypersensitivity is a common skin condition that affects both dogs and cats. It often presents as a prolonged severe itching in both cats and dogs although it can also present as excessive grooming in cats. Flea allergy dermatitis normally occurs throughout the …

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Overgrown Hooves, Neglected Donkey

While doing some research work in Kitui last week, I came across a case of a neglected donkey whose hooves had grown so long she could barely walk, in fact she was limping. Her front left hoof was so long it had coiled severally while her front right hoof was also overgrown. The poor donkey …

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