Coronaviruses are very common pathogens of quite serious diseases (unfortunately, often with fatal outcome) in animals. Coronavirus in cats is known for two diseases that cause these viruses: feline infectious peritonitis and feline coronavirus enteritis. Coronavirus enteritis (feline enteric coronavirus, FECV) and infectious peritonitis virus (feline infectious peritonitis virus FIPV), as we know, are related strains of the same virus. Man they are completely harmless.
FECV infects most often the mucous membrane of the small intestine of cats and can cause diarrhea, diarrhea. Most perceive this virus kittens after one or two months of life. The disease usually starts with vomiting, then in diarrhoea, which lasts 2-4 days, after which recovery occurs. But long cats remain a carrier of the virus, which comes out with faeces and can infect other animal, especially if they have a common toilet.
In veterinary clinics and laboratories identified a sufficient number of techniques to study and identify KVK infection:
IHA and ELISA blood, serum or plasma – determining the presence of antibodies to this virus. The analysis gives a positive result in the presence in the body of pathogens, but it will not give information about where to find this virus, and it can be kishechnike in the soft tissues. Continue reading
The idea of the structure of the human body, the Egyptians received from the practice of embalming, also testified about the achievements in the field of chemistry (I assume that the word “chemistry” comes from the ancient name of Egypt is “Kemet” or “Kemet” which means “Black land”).
Knowledge of the ancient Egyptians in the field of the body structure were quite high for its time and can only be compared with the achievements of Indians, with the reservation that the Egyptian texts date back to the II Millennium BC. and Indian medical treatises – the first centuries of our era.
In the middle of the II Millennium BC the ancient Egyptians described the major organs: brain, heart, vessels, kidneys, intestines, muscles, etc. However, they are not subjected them to special study, which is due, in all probability, to the influence of the dogmas of religion.
The Egyptians belongs to the first extant description of the brain. It is given in the Edwin Smith papyrus (CA. 1550 BC, is a treatise on surgery), in which the brain moves in the open wound is compared to “a boiling copper”. The ancient Egyptians noticed that brain damage causes painful condition of other parts of the body (for example, paralysis of the limbs), and thus, laid the natural-scientific ideas about the brain. Continue reading
The history of Chinese medicine, based on documentary data, has 4,000 years history, but in fact it originated much earlier.
Traditional Chinese medicine, Wushu, acupuncture, systematic knowledge and discernment of the many symptoms of hundreds of diseases, the use for medicinal purposes of snake venom and the secretions of lizards has become a real discovery for the civilized world. Its rich heritage still not fully utilized and unexplored – but the undoubted high efficiency and accuracy. Our time has come more than 8 thousand treatises on medicine. The oldest of them, “Huang di nazzi” (medical encyclopedia Huang di), was written by several generations of nameless authors in the years 475-221 BC, in the form of dialogues mythical physician Qi Bo by ancient Chinese ancestor, the Yellow Emperor Huang di. The treatise consists of 18 volumes, over 140 thousand characters.
We are talking about the Emperor Huang di, who ruled in the basin of the yellow river in the XXVI century BC, 2592 BC so this figure is quite real. The arrival of Huang di and his assistants has resulted in the “great glow of lightning, girded JI star in the constellation of the Dipper (URSA major)
Huang di and his team taught people how to make boats, harnesses for oxen, digging wells, manufacturing musical instruments, to build defensive walls, to be treated by acupuncture, keep a calendar. Continue reading