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Agalactia (lack of milk) is the impossibility of milk secretion at the required time (after giving birth), during breastfeeding. Normally, production of milk starts shortly before the female gives birth and continues after the birth, with milk secretion stimulated by the suckling of the litter. For offspring, lack of milk is a major problem.  For

Adrenal Gland Tumors

The adrenal glands consist of the adrenal medulla and adrenal cortex. The adrenal cortex produces mineralocorticoids (aldosterone), glucocorticoids (cortisol and cortisone,) and sex hormones. The adrenal medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine, the catecholamines. Tumors can be benign or malignant (in which the prognosis is poor), hormonally active or hormonally inactive. When the adrenal glands become

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a chronic disease caused by hypofunction and atrophy of the adrenal cortex and is manifested by reduced secretion of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism) is a serious condition in which the adrenal gland does not produce enough cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol is a corticosteroid that helps in the fight against stress,

Acute Kidney Disease

The kidneys play an essential role in the body’s metabolism. They filter up to 170 liters of blood every day, eliminating toxic wastes from the body through the urine. If these filters, called nephrons, do not work properly, it is referred to as renal insufficiency. If the failure occurs suddenly, it is acute kidney disease.

Acute Colitis

Acute colitis is a group of relatively rare and underdeveloped acute colorectal diseases of different causes. The cause of this disease usually cannot be determined. The cause may from mistakes in preparing meals, especially giving them leftover food from the kitchen, eating toxic and foreign materials, food allergies, or parasites. If this disease is not

Achilles Tendon Tear

The tendons are built of very strong connective tissue, composed mostly of thickly stranded strings of collagen fiber. Tendons make the connection between muscles and bones.  The Achilles tendon is formed by a set of five tendons. These are the gastrocnemius tendon, superficial digital flexor, and three minor tendons. The role of the Achilles tendon


An abscess is a collection of pus in a newly created cavity in various tissues or organs. Abscesses can form anywhere in the body, on the surface or in the deeper layers. They could range from the size of a pinhead, rice grain, pea, or apple to the size of a coconut.  Abscesses are discrete

Abnormal Behavior Associated With Common Medical Disorders

Behavior represents the integration of functions of all the organs in the body. All behavioral disorders are divided into manifest (aggression, competitive disorders, and disobedience) and causative. Causative behavior is divided into primary (mental, emotional, psychogenic disorders), secondary (behavioral disorders caused by health problems), and behavioral disorders of older dogs and cats. Behavioral disorders represent

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