First aid for fractures. Distemper

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Due to this it will be impossible for you to plaster the fractures of femoral bone and humerus. The other methods are used for their immobility. The plaster should be removed on the 45 th day and on the 30 th day for young Cane Corsos.

An open undisplaced fracture may be also treated with usage of a plaster bandage; however, over the wound you should leave an uncovered space for its management. Besides, the cases of similar fractures are quite seldom observed in animals. Chiefly, dogs have open displaced fractures which require surgical treatment.  
First aid for dogs with open fractures consists in stemming of a flow of blood, reimbursement of blood loss and elimination of shock. An injured limb is fixed with a temporary splint and the dog is taken to a veterinary clinic.


Acute communicable disease caused by an ultramicrobe is known as dog plague, but in common parlance it is a distemper affecting unvaccinated young dogs.
The infection may happen 2 weeks after ending of suckled period. The sickness cases are possible in more early puppyhood only if sick mother suckles her puppies but also if it is a poor zoohygiene and Very Virulent Infection is present.
After this disease Cane Corsos are still virus carriers for about 2-3 months, i.e. they may infect other dogs around them but at that they themselves are not sick. Also the dogs that incubate are also infectious because the infection has not still appeared but the infection has already been. Incubation period of Cane Corsos usually lasts from 2 to 3 weeks though at Weak Virulent Infectious stock and good housing conditions this period may expand up to one month.

Infection with distemper may happen not only from other animals but also through the articles of care, the rug belonging to sick dogs, their faeces. Birds, gnawing animals, bloodsucking insects and a person who does not observe rules of hygiene during communication with sick animal can be virus carriers as well. The virus enters respiratory channels of Cane Corso as well as the digestive tract and infects the dog. 

Classification of distemper’s forms is made according to the nature the disease’s run and external manifestations of clinical symptoms. There are acute, subacute, long-lasting, peracute, ectrotic, typical and atypical courses of the disease which may also manifest itself as catarrhal, digestive, pneumonic and nervous forms. There are no pure forms of disease in practice; distemper has a mixed form.

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