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Topic: Respiratory Disease

  ACVC 2001 - Rabbit Respiratory Disease
Conjunctivitis is common with upper respiratory tract infection in rabbits and results in epiphora, discharge, and periorbital alopecia.
Diagnosis of upper respiratory tract disease in rabbits is based on clinical signs and physical examination initially, followed by laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging.
Noninfectious causes of lower respiratory diseases are common in the rabbit and must be differentiated from the bacterial etiologies.
www.vin.com /VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00294.htm   (1562 words)

FCV infection is an acute respiratory infection of cats caused by one of number of strains of calicivirus.
This is a rapidly fatal disease for the cat, and it is extremely contagious to humans, resulting in sever and often fatal disease.
An important aspect of the spread of the respiratory diseases of cats is the presence of a carrier state.
sllewellyn.homestead.com /Respiratory.html   (1339 words)

 Respiratory Disease
Respiratory problems are common--indeed the most common of all physical complaints.
This disease usually follows a viral infection and is associated with a harsh, grating, creaking sound upon breathing; hoarse or muffled vocal sounds; labored breathing; and the characteristic sharp, barking cough.
Legionnaires' disease is usually an acute bronchopneumonia accompanied by diarrhea, malaise, body aches and headaches, loss of appetite, recurrent chills, and a fever that occurs within 12 to 48 hours and rises as high as 105 degrees.
www.healthsquare.com /fgpd/fg4ch06.htm   (1995 words)

 Respiratory failure definition - Lungs: pulmonary and respiratory health and medical information produced by doctors
Respiratory failure: Inability of the lungs to perform their basic task of gas exchange, the transfer of oxygen from inhaled air into the blood and the transfer of carbon dioxide from the blood into exhaled air.
The basis of respiratory failure may be failure of the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs; failure of the muscles required to expand the lungs; or failure of the brain centers controlling respiration.
The brain's respiratory centers in turn are controlled by chemoreceptors, special cells that are sensitive to the amounts of carbon dioxide or oxygen in the blood.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10698   (401 words)

 Novartis Animal Health US, Inc.
The Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) is a term used to describe several diseases that can affect pigs from birth through finishing, with the primary impact usually seen around week 18 to 20.
Disease is spread by direct contact from sows to piglets, and then among piglets once they are commingled.
Severe disease is often due to a complex interaction between mycoplasma bacteria, a poor environment (including changes in weather), and secondary infections from other bacteria, viruses and parasites.
livestock.novartis.com /diseases_respir_swine.html   (917 words)

 the Rat Report
Respiratory disease is the most common health problem and cause of death in pet rats.
Most rat respiratory diseases, especially mycoplasma and the viruses, are infectious and can be spread both through direct contact (rat to rat) and through the air.
Although respiratory and heart disease are extremely common in rats and can be devastating, prompt, persistant and aggressive treatment can help keep the diseases in check in most cases, and will usually allow your rat to enjoy a fairly normal life.
www.ratfanclub.org /resp.html   (5186 words)

 Respiratory Disease Management - Asthma and COPD
Respiratory disease, which includes asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions.
People with respiratory disease can control their conditions to avoid acute episodes and reduce reliance on costly medical interventions by understanding and complying with medication treatments, managing their environments, and learning self-assessment strategies.
Employers who provide a respiratory disease management program for their employees realize demonstrated dollar-for-dollar savings by reducing the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to asthma and COPD.
www.cardiumhealth.com /programs_services/mh_respiratory_disease.html   (389 words)

 Respiratory Disease
Respiratory disease in the rabbit can be subdivided into, the area involved, nose, throat, chest and whether the disease is non-contagious or contagious.
As with all viral diseases, chosing the correct disinfectant for the premises is important.
In its respiratory form it is often known as ‘snuffles’ as the rabbits have a milky nasal discharge which hinders nose breathing.
www.isabellevets.co.uk /health_advice/rabbit/info/resprabbit.htm   (710 words)

 Respiratory Disease
Lung diseases are conditions that occur within the lungs.
Respiratory or lung diseases include asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many others.
lung disease and other breathing problems are the number one killer of babies younger than one year old.
www.umm.edu /respiratory   (156 words)

 Respiratory Disease in Canada
The purpose of Respiratory Disease in Canada is to provide ready access to the latest national surveillance information on communicable and chronic respiratory disease in Canada to politicians, health professionals, the media, academics and students, and managers in government, industry, and other organizations.
While individual reports on some respiratory diseases are available, there is no recent document that summarizes the present state of respiratory disease in Canada.
Respiratory Disease in Canada is a collaborative effort of the Canadian Lung Association, Health Canada, Statistics Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca /publicat/rdc-mrc01/index.html   (2769 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Disease and General Health
Coronary artery disease is characterized by a thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries due to the buildup of fatty proteins.
What we do know is that periodontal disease is an infection and all infections are cause for concern during pregnancy because they pose a risk to the health of the baby.
have heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease or osteoporosis; are thinking of becoming pregnant; have a family member with periodontal disease; or have a sore or irritation in your mouth that does not get better within two weeks.
www.perio.org /consumer/faq_periodisease.htm   (580 words)

 Bovine Respiratory Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Respiratory disease is the most significant health problem of the beef industry.    Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) cost the
One reason is that the bovine respiratory tract is small relative to body size.   Small nostrils limit airflow, increasing breathing effort.
This lack of ciliary clearance allows overgrowth of normal respiratory inhabitants as well as bacterial pathogens.   Secondary bacterial invaders move in, proliferate, and may potentially cause death if the disease is not detected and treated properly.
www.addl.purdue.edu /newsletters/1997/fall/brv.shtml   (515 words)

 Bovine Respiratory Disease: A New Look at Causes and Signs of Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Johne's disease, or Paratuberculosis, is a chronic (years) mycobacterial infection affecting primarily the lower small intestine of many ruminants.
Damage to the respiratory tract caused by respiratory viruses disarms the animal’s innate defense mechanisms.
The temperature of cattle suffering from BRD ranges from 103º to 108ºF. Variation in individual animals is influenced by the stage of disease, outdoor temperature, design of the examination/treatment facilities, temperament of the animal, and the animal handling ability of the doctoring crew.
www.mycattle.com /health/updates/brd-nlac.cfm   (1174 words)

 CTTC - Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in Tortoises
Although a complete list of the number of tortoise species known to develop this disease is unavailable, it would be fair to say that until proven otherwise, all species of tortoises should be considered susceptible.
In the course of these studies the pathology of this disease was better understood and findings indicated that the upper respiratory tract was the major site of involvement.
Based on these findings the disease was found to be a chronic upper respiratory tract disease and the acronym URDS was used.
www.tortoise.org /general/urds.html   (939 words)

 Respiratory Syncytial Virus - Southern Nevada Health District
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a viral disease of the respiratory tract which is seasonally predictable, with peaks during the winter and early spring.
People are infectious just before the onset of the disease and for as long as they are ill. Viral shedding usually lasts two to eight days, but may be longer in young infants who may gradually shed the virus for three to four weeks.
The use of respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin has been shown to improve the outcomes of high-risk infants when used in combination with drug treatment.
www.cchd.org /disease_factsheets/respiratory_syncytial_virus.htm   (391 words)

 Respiratory Disease
In the past number of years, there has been an increase in the frequency of epidemics of respiratory disease in the grow/finish area.
It has to be recognized that the control of respiratory disease has been very frustrating.
Recognizing these effects and their relation to the disease process is an important part of rationally controlling the disease.
mark.asci.ncsu.edu /HealthyHogs/book1997/deen1.htm   (791 words)

 Genaera Corporation - Development - Respiratory Disease - Cystic Fibrosis
Among other respiratory diseases, there are up to an estimated 50 million patients with conditions exacerbated by excess mucus production where mucoregulator therapy may be of benefit.
Mucus overproduction and small airway plugging is one of the hallmarks of asthma and is a cause of death from asthma.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States, affecting approximately 30,000 children and young adults.
www.genaera.com /respiratory.html   (1180 words)

 Respiratory Syncytial Virus - Lungs: pulmonary and respiratory health and medical information produced by doctors
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that causes mild respiratory infections such as colds and coughs in adults but in young children can produce severe pulmonary diseases including bronchiolitis and pneumonia.
For children with mild RSV disease, no specific treatment is necessary other than the treatment of symptoms (such as acetaminophen to reduce fever).
Excluding children with colds or other respiratory illnesses (without fever) who are well enough to attend child care or school settings will probably NOT decrease the transmission of RSV, since it is often spread in the early stages of illness.
www.medicinenet.com /respiratory_syncytial_virus/article.htm   (775 words)

Fever may occur as the disease progresses beyond serous lacrimal discharge to mucopurulent conjunctivitis, lymphoid infiltration, and epithelial hyperplasia.
The occurrence of severe viral upper respiratory disease is rare in adult, properly vaccinated cats.
FVR tends to affect the conjunctivae and nasal passages, caliciviruses the oral mucosa and lower respiratory tract.
maxshouse.com /Resp_Di_.Comp.htm   (1317 words)

Respiratory Fungal Infections are complicated by being possibly contagious to people, often difficult to cure, and the needed medications are both expensive and potentially dangerous.
Luckily this common disease in dogs is usually not too serious, but it sure can be a nuisance...especially for people like me who offer boarding services.
Feline bronchitis, commonly called feline asthma, is a disease in cats affecting the smaller airways that branch off the windpipe (trachea).
animalpetdoctor.homestead.com /Respiratory.html   (3590 words)

The vast majority of respiratory problems in grow-finish swine are due to a combination of disease pathogens, hence the name “PRDC” or porcine respiratory disease complex.
                The clinical signs of swine respiratory disease may include: coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, tear stains under the eyes, lethargic pigs that are often off-feed, have elevated rectal temperatures, and labored breathing.
Pasteurella multocida as the bacteria isolated from lung tissue, understand that another disease agent (although it may be unidentified) is involved.
mark.asci.ncsu.edu /HealthyHogs/book2000/battrell.htm   (1508 words)

 Respiratory Disease | Pulmonary & Critical Care - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Obstructive respiratory disease -- a decrease in the exhaled air flow caused by a narrowing or blockage of the airways, such as with asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
Restrictive respiratory disease -- a decrease in the total volume of air that the lungs are able to hold.
Often, this is due to a decrease in the elasticity of the lungs themselves or caused by a problem related to the expansion of the chest wall during inhalation.
www1.wfubmc.edu /pulmonary/respiratory-disease.html   (266 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Medical notes | COPD (respiratory disease)
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is a term that covers a number of lung conditions including chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways) and emphysema (damaged air sacs).
People with chronic lung diseases are also advised to have an annual flu jab.
When this happens, or as the disease becomes more severe, steroid medication may be required to help reduce the airway inflammation.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/health/medical_notes/4806680.stm   (516 words)

 CNN.com - CDC raises alarm over new form of pneumonia - Mar. 15, 2003
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Saturday that Americans consider delaying nonessential travel to countries affected by an outbreak of a rapidly spreading, severe form of pneumonia that does not appear to respond to treatment.
Doctors are being urged to look for the illness in people who have either been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the disease or who have recently traveled to areas reporting cases of the illness.
The disease was identified in November in China's Guangdong province, where an outbreak killed five of 350 people afflicted before ending in mid-February, the WHO's Thompson said.
www.cnn.com /2003/HEALTH/03/15/WHO.alert/index.html   (1126 words)

 CTTC - Upper Respiratory Tract Disease - An Update by Grace S. McLaughlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, those diseases are also characterized by necrotic lesions in the mouth, and involvement of numerous organ systems.
Mycoplasmosis affects primarily the upper respiratory tract (nasal passages and nasal cavities).
Mycoplasma agassizii causes upper respiratory tract disease in the desert tortoise.
www.tortoise.org /general/urds2.html   (362 words)

 Occupational Respiratory Disease: Your Workplace and Your Lungs -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Occupational Respiratory Disease: Your Workplace and Your Lungs -- familydoctor.org
Occupational Respiratory Disease: Your Workplace and Your Lungs
Workers who smoke are at a much greater risk of lung disease if they are exposed to substances in the workplace that can cause lung disease.
familydoctor.org /134.xml   (1260 words)

 Hyaline Membrane Disease/Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Hyaline membrane disease (HMD), also called respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), is one of the most common problems of premature babies.
The course of illness with hyaline membrane disease depends on the size and gestational age of the baby, the severity of the disease, the presence of infection, whether or not a baby has a patent ductus arteriosus (a heart condition), and whether or not the baby needs mechanical help to breathe.
Babies with HMD sometimes develop complications of the disease or problems as side effects of treatment.
www.lpch.org /DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/hrnewborn/hmd.html   (1034 words)

 Respiratory Disease and Panic Attacks Among Adults in the United States* -- Goodwin and Pine 122 (2): 645 -- Chest
disease, lung disease, and comorbid respiratory and lung disease
GAD and lung disease and comorbid respiratory and lung disease.
associated with respiratory disease in the absence of lung disease.
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/122/2/645   (2743 words)

 WHO | Chronic respiratory diseases
The aim of the WHO chronic respiratory diseases programme is to support Member States in their efforts to reduce the toll of morbidity, disability and premature mortality related to chronic respiratory diseases, and specifically, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Better surveillance to map the magnitude of Chronic Respiratory Diseases and analyse their determinants with particular reference to poor and disadvantaged populations, and to monitor future trends.
Primary prevention to reduce the level of exposure of individuals and populations to common risk factors, particularly tobacco, poor nutrition, frequent lower respiratory infections during childhood, and environmental air pollution (indoor, outdoor, and occupational).
www.who.int /chp/topics/respiratory_diseases/en   (225 words)

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