Microbes: Animal Skin

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Microbes: Animal Skin

  1. 1. b.stev Microbes: Animal Skin
  2. 2. WHY ANIMAL SKIN contains MICROBES TEMPERATURE on the surface of the skin is favourable & encourages microbial growth FUR gives protection from exposure & light - it catches dust & dirt that is ALSO useful (Wikipedia, 2008)
  3. 3. <ul><li>the microbes are mostly in : </li></ul><ul><li>Ear canals </li></ul><ul><li>Fur areas (head/body/feet) </li></ul><ul><li>Mucous sites (nose/mouth/genitals) </li></ul><ul><li>Glands sites (eye/joints/throat) </li></ul><ul><li>Between digits (toes/claws) </li></ul>(Hirsh .D. C, MacLachlan .N. J & Walker .R.L, 2004)
  4. 4. THE MICROBES, tend to exist in groups together on the skin of animals - these are ,”colonies.”
  5. 5. (Wikipedia, 2008)
  6. 6. Beneficial MICROBES help the animal <ul><li>THESE EXTRA layers prevent - ABRASION </li></ul>(Hirsh .D. C, MacLachlan .N. J & Walker .R.L, 2004)
  7. 7. <ul><li>THIS is due to SUSCEPTIBILTY from: </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma from the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive moisture to the skin </li></ul><ul><li>Irritants (sprays/ foilage/ clothing) </li></ul><ul><li>Bites (insect/ predator) </li></ul><ul><li>The dimensions of the animal </li></ul><ul><li>Feet often have faecal contamination </li></ul>Parasitic MICROBES grow infection (Hirsh .D. C, MacLachlan .N. J & Walker .R.L, 2004)
  8. 8. MICROBES DO have the capacity to have a significant effect to an animal - it be a positive OR, negative influence THEIR existence can determine it’s HEALTH & the WELL BEING in life
  9. 9. Bibliography Hirsh .D. C, MacLachlan .N. J & Walker .R.L. (2004). Veterinary microbiology- google book result. Retrieved September 27, 2008, from books.google. co.nz/books?isbn=0813803799 … Wikipedia. (2008). Skin . Retrieved September 27, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Skin

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