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AS510 Semester notes

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HEALTH
Definition: A state of physical, mental, & social well-being BAR= Bright, Alert, & Responsive
Physical visualizations can give a sign of a healthy or a sick animal INTRODUCTION TO DISEASE
Definition: any deviation from or interruption of the normal structure & function of any body part, organ or system that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms & signs & whose etiology, pathology, a& prognosis may be known or unknown Prognosis- what the outcome is going to be

(look for nerves not working; digestive is not passing food; Coughing, sneezing) DISEASE: Two out of the three items below must be present for disease to exist. Etiological agent
Signs & symptoms
Anatomical alteration
**MUST KNOW WHATS NORMAL**
DISEASE
Symptom
Subjective evidence- what a patient expresses/ base of personal experience so it varies with everyone & therefore can’t be measured Tired, nauseous, headache, lethargic, dizzy, tingling
Sign
Objective evidence- things we can measure
Temp 102.3 F, 3 mm ulceration, vomit

CAUSE
Etiology
Pathogenic organism
Just like predators, rather than go for the outside go from inside Patho- passes
Genic= generating
Usually microorganisms
Infectious
Parasites
Bacteria
Lacks nucleus
**MOST ARE GOOD**
Normal Flora=bacteria normally living in us trying to get rid of dangerous bacteria helobactine-causes stomach ulcers
multiply quickly
Viruses
Rabies, Distemper, HIV, FeLV, H1N1
Can’t replicate on their own unless they invade a host cell Best behave viruses don’t kill the host
Fungi
**MOST ARE OUR FRIENDS**
Yeast, Mushrooms
Protozoa
Single cell
Giardia, Amoeba

Non-infectious
Nutritional
Starvation
Vitamin deficiency
Mineral deficiency
Metabolic disorder
Hyperthyroid
Diabetes
Trauma
Cuts, breaks, burns, sprains
Toxic Materials
Low mortality
Poisonous plants, venomous animals, heavy metals
TRANSMISSION
Spread of infectious disease
Zoonotic- transmission from animal to humans
Animate
Living...

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