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Disease

Any deviation from the normal health of an animal

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Animals should be kept healthy because

Unhealthy animals cost money (millions of dollars spent every year)

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Some causes of unhealthy animals

-Germs
- Parasites
- Injury
- Inherited genes
- Poor nutrition

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Infestation

external parasites

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Infectious

internal disease

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Visual Signs

-Body posture
-Off feed and water
-Isolated
-Sounds
-Trauma

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Non - Visual Signs

-Temperature
-Pulse
-Respiration
-Blood Types
-Mucous membranes
-Tissue Cultures

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Temperature

Internal temperature of an animal taken with a thermometer

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Pulse

Heart rate of animal taken by pressing on the blood vessel (artery)

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Respiration

The rise and fall of the body cavity or breaths per minute