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    Klebsiella

    Klebsiella organisms were named for Edwin Klebs, the noted German bacteriologist. Klebsiella species are Gram-negative, non-motile bacilli that belong to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. The genus Klebsiella includes...

    Pantoea

    Overview Pantoea bacteria belong to a large group of organisms of the Enterobacteriaceae family, also called enteric bacilli. All...

    Medical Importance of Bacteria

    Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that lack a nuclear membrane, are metabolically active, and divide by binary fission. Medically they are a major...

    Hypoglycemia

    What Is Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is a sudden fall in the concentration of glucose in the blood below normal...

    Klebsiella

    Klebsiella organisms were named for Edwin Klebs, the noted German bacteriologist. Klebsiella species are Gram-negative, non-motile bacilli that belong to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. The genus Klebsiella includes...

    Pantoea

    Overview Pantoea bacteria belong to a large group of organisms of the Enterobacteriaceae family, also called enteric bacilli. All...

    Medical Importance of Bacteria

    Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that lack a nuclear membrane, are metabolically active, and divide by binary fission. Medically they are a major...

    Hypoglycemia

    What Is Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is a sudden fall in the concentration of glucose in the blood below normal...

    Animals

    Central Asian Shepherd Dog (Alabai)

    History & Overview Central Asian Shepherd Dog, also known as Alabai, is an ancient dog breed that is...

    Ruffed Grouse

    Overview The Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is one of the most highly esteemed gamebirds in North America. Ruffed...

    Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

    History & Overview The first efforts in crossing dogs and wolves were documented in the 1950s in Czechoslovakia...

    British Shorthair

    History & Overview The ancestors of the British Shorthair were brought to Northern Europe, and later to Britain,...

    American Goldfinch

    Overview The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) male is bright yellow, with a black forehead, wings and tail. The...
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    Snowshoe Cat

    History & Overview The Snowshoe is a recent American short-hair breed with white "snowshoe" feet, created by crossing...

    Causes Of Dog Bites

    Overview Dogs are a part of life. Millions of people have dogs as pets, but no matter how...

    Unique Features of Reptiles

    Overview Reptiles first appeared on the earth about 315 million years ago, having arisen from an amphibian ancestor. They...

    Almond

    Overview All almond trees, even the dulcis, which are grown for nuts, are pretty ornamental. Their culture is very...

    Demodicosis (Demodectic Mange/ Red Mange)

    What Is Demodicosis? Demodicosis, also called demodectic mange, follicular mange or red mange, is an allergic reaction to Demodex mites,...

    Sloughi

    History & Overview The Sloughi or Arabian Greyhound dates back perhaps 7000 to 8000 B.C. This breed comes...

    Wood Duck

    Overview Unless you are on the lookout for this handsome bird, you may hear rather than see it...

    Animals

    Clownfish (Anemonefish)

    The Anemonefish (family Pomacentridae) are also known as "clownfish" because of their characteristic waddling action. They have intimate contact with sea anemones within whose tentacles they shelter. The fish develops a mucous covering to its skin, which appears to prevent the stinging cells of the sea anemone from firing. Some clownfish depend...

    Dogo Argentino

    History & Overview The Dogo Argentino is a descendent of Spanish fighting dogs that have been employed in a wide variety of roles, including hunting, property guarding, drug detection, therapy dog and search-and-rescue. Also known as the Argentine Dogo or the Argentinean Mastiff, this breed was developed as...

    Samoyed

    History & Overview In the vast frozen wasteland of the Arctic (Northern Russia and Siberia), there dwelt a good-natured people called Nentzi, also known as Samoyede, and their wonderful Bjelkier white dogs. The Samoyedes were unique among Eskimo people in that they had a close personal relationship with their dogs, as...

    American Cocker Spaniel

    History & Overview One of the oldest of the land Spaniels, the Cocker goes back as far as the 14th century. The dog got his name cocker from the purpose for which he was originally used: the flushing out of woodcock from coverts and woodland. Although kept nowadays mostly as...

    Dandie Dinmont Terrier

    History & Overview The Dandie Dinmont Terrier was developed in the Border country between Scotland and England in the 17th century to hunt badgers, foxes, rats, and weasels. These dogs were first known as Mustard and Pepper terriers. Character Easily recognized...
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    Canine Chondrosarcoma

    What Is Chondrosarcoma? Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor that is characterized by the...

    Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    OVERVIEW Purpura is a large area of purplish or brownish-red discoloration, easily visible...

    Acanthosis Nigricans

    What Is Acanthosis Nigricans? Acanthosis Nigricans is a type of skin pigmentation disorder...