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1. the common motor response to pruritus in dogs and cats. It frequently causes more severe injury and secondary infection to the skin.
2. withdrawing a horse or Greyhound from a race after it has finally accepted.
3. a rodeo term for when a horse's sides are raked with spurs.

Patient discussion about scratching

Q. why do allergy effects comes usually in sorts of sneezing and scratching and more other thing like that?

A. It's because the substances released in the allergic reaction of the immune system to the allergen, like histamine, cause sensation of itching. They also cause increased secretion of mucus from the lining of the throat, which irritates the airway and cause sneezing.

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Q. Is there any information out there regarding a severe allergy to cat scratches? Is there any information out there regarding a severe allergy to cat scratches? I am not referring to "cat scratch fever" disease, but an allergy where the site of the scratch becomes swollen and red, and the person has hives and trouble breathing. Thanks so much!

A. Greetings Humble Earthling! It sounds like you have two or more things going on. First, cat scratch fever is caused by a parasite and comes on 1 to 2 weeks after the scratch. Allergic reactions are immediate.
Now, if the site of the scratch is swollen and red, that could be due to minor infection and just the process of healing.

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Another approach to improve the understanding of the mar/scratch resistance is theoretical analysis and finite element modeling, which was successful for the hardness and elastic modulus studies in the indentation tests, but lacked in the scratching tests due to its complicated nature.
The first step is choosing a scratching post that Fiona will like.
Clearly different conclusions can be drawn about scratch resistance depending on the sizw of the scratching tip.
Bucaille established that for a given indenter geometry, the strain level applied during scratching is about 1.
5, 56) Once scratching occurs, the maximum principal stress profiles change to reveal that the material beneath the front section of the indenter tip was under compression while the material under the back section of the tip was in tension.
Currently, however, relationships between appearance attributes and surface deformation associated with scratching and marring are ambiguous.
This is because the normal load is supported mainly on the front face of the indentor during scratching and there is no recovery in the track width for plastically deforming material.
Two techniques that were adopted to observe the surfaces after scratching were scanning electron microscopy and laser profilometry.
IANS Scratching can be a sign of stress in many primates, including humans, and may may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion in monkeys, a study has found.
Scratching is the most common type of feline destructive behavior, but it can also take other forms.
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