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Overview of Pleural Effusion in Cats Pleural effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, which is the cavity between the lungs and the thoracic wall. Normally, a small amount of fluid is present in the pleural space which serves to lubricate the surfaces and prevent friction as the lung expands and deflates.
Overview of T. foetus in Cats Tritrichomonas foetus (T.Foetus) is a protozoan parasite that infects pigs, cows, birds, and cats all over the world. Although a single name refers to the species infecting all animals, at the time of writing scientists are in the process of identifying and differentiating Tritrichomonas blagburni , which affects cats, from Tritrichomonas foetus , which affects cattle.
Overview of Canine Glomerulonephritis Glomerulonephritis, commonly abbreviated as “GN”, is a disease of the kidney that can occur in dogs. The kidneys consist of many thousand microscopic filtering units called glomeruli that filter water and small substances from the bloodstream. The tubules of the kidney then reabsorb vital substances such as glucose and electrolytes from the filtered fluid leaving unneeded substances and a small amount of water in the urine.
Abscess in Cats An abscess is defined as a sac or lump that contains pus. Abscesses are generally caused by bacteria, parasites, or foreign material under the skin and is a very common condition in cats. Trauma to the skin or underlying tissues may predispose to infection and abscess formation. The hallmark signs of an abscess are pain and swelling in the area, as well as redness and an increased temperature of the skin overlying the abscess.
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