The usual fear of snakes peculiar to the majority of people caused by ignorance. Even a harmless snake is sometimes viewed with apprehension. However, there is no need to fear snakes if you have at least some idea about them and their habits, about how to distinguish poisonous snakes, about the simple measures to prevent bites and how to provide first aid in those rare cases where the bite took place.
The probability of being bitten by a poisonous snake is very small. Danger of death from snake bite is much less than the chances of dying in a car accident or from accidental discharge.
Forget about the exaggerated danger, which in the popular literature and various stories associated with snakes. Do not believe the rumors about the number, size and ferocity of the snakes that live in a particular area. The locals know all poisonous snakes, but also many harmless species of snakes can be represented as deadly. Statistics on the number of people bitten by poisonous snakes, unreliable. This is particularly true of deaf areas where dangerous snakes are numerous. Besides accidents almost always happen to those people who don’t wear shoes and therefore get a bite on the foot or ankle. So if you wear boots and pants, the danger Continue reading
What is stomatitis?
Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, in English literature it is often called “mouthrot” is a rotting mouth. The process can be local or generalized, acute or chronic.
Causes of stomatitis in snakes.
Stomatitis is not a primary disease develops on the background of immunosuppression caused by:
– hypothermia and stress condition of the animal;
– hypovitaminosis, due to depleted, proper nutrition (especially a lack of vitamin C, next);
– other diseases, against which decreases the immunity of the animal.
Often the disease starts with mechanical injuries of the mouth (the snake strikes his head on the glass when shooting, the damage caused by feeding rodents, etc.).
The signs, which can determine the presence of the disease.
– early in the disease oral mucosa is pale, with a slight bluish tint, with some light swelling;
– on the mucosal surface can be seen a small amount of discharge that resembles thick saliva. Further discharge will become purulent (pus in reptiles often has the appearance of cottage cheese with a slight yellowish tinge, in advanced stages – blood).
focal disease often spreads in the submucosal layer between the gum and the skin Continue reading
Enemies include snakes and humans. A poisonous snake never attacks. When meeting with a person she tries to crawl away to the shelter. The bites are the only means of protection of the disturbed snakes. However, a person encountering a venomous snake, mercilessly killing her.
Obvodnaya or draining certain areas, people indirectly harm the snakes living there, depriving them of a favorable condition. While fighting the rodents, it deprives them poor.
Sickness of snakes is poorly known. Some data are available regarding the parasite of the Viper and steppe Viper. The vipers registered 8 species of parasites: 3 — of flagellates, 2 ” tape 1 ” round worms, 1 — of acanthocephala, and 1 — mites (Markov and others 1966). The Central Asian Viper — 11 species of parasites, of which 2 are of the simplest type, 1 — to tapeworms, 5 ” round worms, 1 — the acanthocephalans and 2 — to ticks (Zinyakova and others 1966). In the Viper and the Viper obnaruzheno lung, upper respiratory tract and liver spot tubercles of tuberculosis. There have been cases of diseases of the mouth.
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