wet tail

wet tail

proliferative ileitis, regional enteritis. A disease of hamsters of unknown etiology, thought to be associated with Campylobacter jejuni, characterized by diarrhea causing constant wetness of the tail, and dehydration. At necropsy there is marked hyperplasia of the ileal epithelium and a generalized enteritis. The disease is endemic in many commercial and laboratory colonies.
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Being what some might call the fastest nozzle-out man in town resulted in wet tail feathers, a bent bird, and near disaster.
Wet tail is a proliferative ileitis caused by a campylobacter (bacteria) infection in the lower part of the small intestine, the ileum.
If there should be an outbreak of wet tail and the replacement hamster comes from the same source and is then placed in the same cage as its predecessor, it will most likely develop the same condition.
Wet tail is a condition associated with stresses, such as weaning and changes in environment.
And only the decayed duck having flown in splashed into the swamp alongside the catafalque of my heaven splashing with my great-grandparents' memories from the days of serfdom which crawled after everyone like a wet tail covered their windows from the wind, through which truck lights penetrated, the noisy rumble of thunder horrible eructations of the skies and collisions of trains and burned black-skinned corpses, ships where coca boils tar for us: pour me out into containers where I'll cool, wash me down with strong tea and if my entrails hurt, drink something slippery but not from my own work, because I was hard to digest, was sick with ulcers, bled ruminating on the intestinal sores of childhood, which were made by careless people, whom I swallowed
As with all pets, there may be some conditions that hamsters are more prone to, such as wet tail, or abscesses.
Hamsters should be checked each day for wet tail, the disease caused by the bacteria, E.
We raised livestock and had a dairy-- I could milk several cows before I was awake -- unless I got a wet tail in the face.
There may be some conditions hamsters are more prone to, such as wet tail or abscesses.
MY hamster has quite a lot of poo stuck around her bottom but I don't think she has wet tail as she is very active.
Although hamsters are sensitive to dietary changes, and can develop diarrhoea due to this, there can be more serious bacterial causes, such as wet tail and one called Tyzzer's disease.
I didn't change my clothes after the performance and I went out and I stayed with wet tails in the Cardiff weather, over dinner and I'm sure I got something there.