Infectious diseases of animals
The basis of treatment of infectious diseases is a profound understanding of the physician changes in the patient’s body under the influence of an infectious agent.
Treatment of infectious patients requires veterinary specialist not only deep theoretical training and work experience, but also the ability to interpret a variety of clinical signs and laboratory results.
It is not enough to have available a wide range of antimicrobials and Immunostimulants, which at the moment a great many. It is very important to use exactly those that are needed in each case. The same applies to the assignment of diagnostic tests.
Infectious diseases are one of the most common pathologies in veterinary medicine of small domestic animals, therefore, any veterinarian every day may face the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases of dogs and cats. Moreover, the culture of prevention of infections among pet owners today is far from ideal.
The most common and frequent infections not so much, and the algorithm of diagnostic measures are fairly simple and monotonous, however, there are cases when colleagues do notice the beginning of infectious diseases. Unfortunately, veterinary doctors of our clinic often had to deal with such examples.
When an appointment is prenotation with signs of intestinal or respiratory disorders, the first thing any sane doctor should suspect is an infectious process. Followed by a simple chain of diagnostic events, namely, history taking, clinical examination and will cover the General clinical analysis of blood, which is simple in execution and, at the same time, the most important diagnostic test in this situation. In the case of infectious diseases, rapid diagnosis is very important . especially if we are talking about puppies and kittens. It is so important to successful diagnosis is the laboratory.
The capabilities of our veterinary laboratories allow to perform a General clinical analysis of blood just over an hour, and the most important components in a few minutes.
Of course, you could need additional tests, such as PCR diagnostics, to identify specific pathogen. But, as a rule, such studies are not paramount, as they provide information only about the presence or absence of the infectious agent, and does not reflect the state of the animal. Moreover, such tests are performed within a few days, so their results can not affect the choice of therapeutic interventions. However, they are indispensable for an accurate diagnosis and develop plan for long-term treatment. In some cases, it is necessary in the shortest possible time to establish the presence of a specific pathogen, for example, if there is a risk of infecting other animals. In such a situation is Express diagnosis using rapid tests. The result of these tests are ready within 10 minutes after the start of the study.
Almost all infectious patients in addition to causal therapy (i.e., activities aimed at combating pathogen) needs to be adequate infusion therapy, and sometimes oxygen. Condition monitoring and correction of therapeutic interventions in these patients should be done by a qualified specialist. All of the above requirements cannot be performed at home, therefore, as a rule, animals suffering from infectious disease, need hospital treatment, especially for heavy patients.
However, the vast majority of clinics in the city will not accept on hospitalization of infectious patients. Our clinic has the ability to contain infectious animals in isolation. With the right approach to service inpatients and disinfection of premises we have four years successfully combine the treatment of infectious and non-infectious patients, both at hospital and in the outpatient clinic.
During the work of the clinic animal Center, our specialists have gained vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases is largely due to the presence of a hospital for infectious animals.