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notifiable animal diseases?


what departments of DEFRA deal with notifable animal diseases and what do they do to prevent and manage a notifable animal diseases.
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Looks like the Divisional Veterinary Services would be responsible for "notifiable animal diseases".

Here's a link :)  (+ info)

i am concerned about animal protein and meat as part of my diet?


firstly; how much protein does my body require on a daily basis? and does exercise contribute to the amount i should be consuming. i think that usually 3 proportions a day is adequate enough for a female (20 something, 5feet7 and 8stones) and this wouldnt change as i get older?

should i be consuming less red meat than poultry or seafood, and why is this?

farming?... diseases in animals; ie: blue tongue etc.
a huge concern is animal hormones. What are the existing and long term effects this can have over my health?
is organic produce a better option, how much better and why?

finally, vegetarian protein.
how much vegetarian protein should i be consuming compared to protein from meat, and why?
is being a vegetarian a good idea. if so, than how will it benefit my health?
vegetarians: can i have some insight regarding your dietry lifestyle and beliefs.
no, the point is i am asking.
questions.
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This is a big question!
You will find answers at this site:
http://www.food.gov.uk/healthiereating/healthycatering/healthycatering02

There is a wealth of information at this USA government site too (especially the 'My Pyramid' pages):
http://www.nutrition.gov/

Protein in your food is used for growth and the repair of your body. Exercise will not significantly increase the demand for protein. A normal amount is usually quite sufficient even taking into account that your muscles may grow slowly if your exercise is regular. Exercise will improve the tone and strength of your muscles but not necessarily promote their growth (unless you are doing lots of heavy weight work).

Your body does not care where the protein comes from; cows, locusts, mushrooms, seeds, cod, frogs, etc.  (+ info)

can I get a disease from handling animal blood?


I skin animals alot. I was wondering if, handling their blood and organs with my hands, or if their blood gets on my body, can give me diseases?

If its VERY VERY VERY unlikely, just say no. And no, I am not eating raw meat, organs, or blood.
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I atually think its possible if you have small cuts on your hands, where the blood can enter.
But it's probably a very slim chance to catch a disease.  (+ info)

hyperimmune serum bank for animal diseases, establishment details,advantages, catering to diagnostic labs how?


How to establish animal hyperimmune serum bank, as diagnostic supply to all diagnostic centre? Need complete details with advantages,
I need it as project like with objectives.
Kindly provide scientific references
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I have NO clue what you're trying to ask but thanx for giving me 2 points!  (+ info)

I am concerned about animal protein and meat as part of my diet?


firstly; how much protein does my body require on a daily basis? and does exercise contribute to the amount i should be consuming. i think that usually 3 proportions a day is adequate enough for a female (20 something, 5feet7 and 8stones) and this wouldnt change as i get older?

should i be consuming less red meat than poultry or seafood, and why is this?

farming?... diseases in animals; ie: blue tongue etc.
a huge concern is animal hormones. What are the existing and long term effects this can have over my health?
is organic produce a better option, how much better and why?

finally, vegetarian protein.
how much vegetarian protein should i be consuming compared to protein from meat, and why?
is being a vegetarian a good idea. if so, than how will it benefit my health?
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According to the Food Guide Pyramid, you only need 3 servings daily of protein foods. You can choose from animal protein, vegetarian protein, and low-fat dairy protein. It is best eaten in small quantities throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. About 1 cup or 8 oz of protein.

Your best choices are white meat chicken, white meat turkey, egg whites, and fish, any type and shellfish, any type. Less red meat is best but if you want beef, pork or veal choose 95% lean.

Organic meat is the best because it is never administered antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones, and are fed a strict vegetarian diet that never contains any animal by-products.

Vegetarian protein is the same as animal protein 1 cup to 8 oz per day to stay within the Food Guide Pyramid.

Balance is really key whether you choose to be a vegetarian or not. As long as you stay within the Food Guide Pyramid, your health will benefit either way.  (+ info)

How would gene therapy treat certain diseases?


How would gene therapy treat these two diseases. Cystic fibrosis and parkinson disease???? I'm looking for information that will describe the treatment using an animal model for testing... but i'm willing to take any information.
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You must be in the same class as Charles. You really should take a look at the answers he already received to both of his questions because they will help you as well. (note: I answered both of his questions with different information in each answer)

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ak3bPrEfnFPB6fmsCmOLhoHsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100504163833AAJbdlc&show=7#profile-info-LLfvotZaaa

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnpjJLEl0WT7j05jAuFL7ynsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100504163622AAgbIY2&show=7#profile-info-LLfvotZaaa

An important difference between CF and PD is that in CF only one gene is involved. In PD there are several genes and a few variations as well as environmental triggers and idiopathic origin of the disease. But neither disease is infectious, so the category you selected is not correct for either.

Here is a quote from an article about the potential for curing CF using gene therapy.
"Cystic Fibrosis ultimately could be cured if safe and effective methods could be found to replace the defective CFTR gene with an intact gene in affected tissues. This process is called gene therapy.
In the case of cystic fibrosis, gene therapy involves inhaling a spray that delivers normal DNA to the lungs. The goal is to replace the defective cystic fibrosis gene in the lungs to cure cystic fibrosis or slow the progression of the disease.
During such a treatment, shuttle vehicles called vectors deliver a functional copy of the defective gene-in this case, CFTR-either to cells throughout the body or to specific affected tissues such as the lungs. These vectors most commonly are derived from viruses that can infect the target cells, although non-virus-based vectors also are available.
Once the new CFTR gene has entered the cell, the cell's biochemical machinery must recognize it and use it as a template for the production of functional protein."
http://respiratory-lung.health-cares.net/cystic-fibrosis-gene-therapy.php

And do read the article below:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171960.php

Gene therapy may indeed become an invaluable treatment for Parkinson's disease as well as Cystic Fibrosis. Similar issues need to be resolved but CF appears to be farther along if only because the delivery/target issue may be less difficult to resolve.

Good luck with your paper.  (+ info)

What is scientific word for an organism that transmits diseases?


What is the scientific word for an organism that transmits a disease from one person/animal to another? Also, what are the different ways a person can transmit a disease to another person? And finally, what factors in the environment might play a role and when do other organisms (animals, etc.) act as agents and spread the disease?

Answers to ANY of these questions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!
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To answer your first question, it is called a vector.

You will have to the rest of your homework on your own.  (+ info)

How do ticks get Lyme and other diseases?


I know that ticks carry Lyme and other diseases but I want to know if they are hatched already carrying the disease or do they have to bite an already infected host animal?
There have been 2 good answers describing how ticks may get diseases and spread them. My primary question has not been answered directly. If an infected tick lays eggs and those eggs hatch will the baby ticks already carry Lyme Disease, or will they also need to bite an infected host?
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"The Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, normally lives in mice, squirrels and other small animals. It is transmitted among these animals – and to humans -- through the bites of certain species of ticks.
In the northeastern and north-central United States, the blacklegged tick (or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis) transmits Lyme disease. In the Pacific coastal United States, the disease is spread by the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus). Other tick species found in the United States have not been shown to transmit Borrelia burgdorferi. Blacklegged ticks live for two years and have three feeding stages: larvae, nymph, and adult. When a young tick feeds on an infected animal, the tick takes the bacterium into its body along with the blood meal.
The bacterium then lives in the gut of the tick. If the tick feeds again, it can transmit the bacterium to its new host. Usually the new host is another small rodent, but sometimes the new host is a human.
Most cases of human illness occur in the late spring and summer when the tiny nymphs are most active and human outdoor activity is greatest."  (+ info)

What are some diseases that are incurable, and deadly?


My teacher is making me do a project on an incurable disease that is 100% definitely going to kill you. She DOESN'T want us to use cancer, or leukemia. Any ideas you have would be highly appreciated!!! P.S, She also doesn't want any diseases that you get from foods ( mad cow disease), or anything from like an animal biting you (rabies) PLEASE HELP :(
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Sounds like your teacher is planning on killing someone and definitely does not want to fail, but is using the students to research the disease because s/he is lazy.

I'd report him/her to the FBI or something.

Of course, if you are still going to help your teacher, in about 3 seconds I googled the words 'incurable diseases' and found plenty.. so yeah  (+ info)

chart for animal diseases?


HEY FRIENDS PLZ HELP ME AS I HAVE GOT PROJECT ON THIS..SO PLZ GIVE A CHART OF ANIMAL DISEASES AND THEIR VACCINATION . AND IN DISEASES 2 PARTS CURABLE AN UNCURABLE.FRIENDS PLZ HELP ME IF U HELP ME I WILL BE THANKFUL TO U MY WHOLE LIFE .........PLZ
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I would recommend to try a vets office, good luck  (+ info)

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