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Skin Diseases of Rabbits
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This book results from requests from rabbit owners and veterinarians who were seeking reliable, up to date information about skin diseases and their treatment. Material related to rabbits is, indeed,... More > not readily available, or limited to a chapter in rabbit medicine or veterinary books. Here, a comprehensive approach aims at describing a skin disorder and its rabbit-specific clinical signs, diagnosis, and rabbit-safe treatment options. The book chapters deal with rabbit skin anatomy, examination of rabbits, and viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, mechanical, genetic, hormonal, immune and neoplastic diseases. Pen drawings illustrate the different disorders.
The collaboration with a veterinarian and a rabbit owner has contributed to the clarity and the quality of the provided information. Hopefully “Skin Diseases of Rabbits” will appeal to the small animal and exotic practitioner, veterinary students, veterinary nurses, and owners, and become a helpful addition to their handling and treating rabbits.< Less
Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume V: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS, from Greek ankylos, stiff; spondylos, vertebrae), previously known as Bekhterev's disease, Bekhterev syndrome, and Marie-Strümpell disease, is a chronic inflammatory... More > disease of the axial skeleton with variable involvement of peripheral joints and nonarticular structures. AS is a form of spondyloarthritis, a chronic, inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis, and can cause eventual fusion of the spine.
It is a member of the group of the spondyloarthropathies with a strong genetic predisposition. Complete fusion results in a complete rigidity of the spine, a condition known as "bamboo spine". As of 2012, no cure is known for AS, although treatments and medications are available to reduce symptoms and pain.< Less
Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume XIX; Marfan Syndrome
Marfan syndrome (also called Marfan's syndrome) is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with Marfan's tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers.
The syndrome... More > is inherited as a dominant trait, carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1. People have a pair of FBN1 genes. Because it is dominant, people who have inherited one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will have Marfan syndrome.
Marfan syndrome has a range of expressions, from mild to severe. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It may also affect the lungs, the eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, the skeleton and the hard palate.
In addition to being a connective protein that forms the structural support for tissues outside the cell, the normal fibrillin-1 protein binds to another protein, transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β).< Less