Bacterial Infection - Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent has adverse effects. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins.
Viruses are even smaller than bacteria and require living hosts — such as people, plants or animals — to multiply. Otherwise, they can't survive. When a virus enters your body, it inserts itself into the RNA of specific cells, redirecting it to produce the virus.
Perhaps the most important distinction between bacteria and viruses is that antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria, but they aren't effective against viruses. In some cases, it may be difficult to determine whether a bacterium or a virus is causing your symptoms. Many ailments — such as pneumonia, meningitis and diarrhea — can be caused by either type of microbe.
The inappropriate use of antibiotics is responsible for new strains of bacteria to evolve, and that is something our service intends to inhibit. By accurately identifying the infection causing the problem in your animal, and the drugs it is sensitive to – you are no longer senselessly injecting antibiotics into your animal risking damaging organs, the immune system, creating new strains of bacteria all the while not treating the actual problem.
Bacterial Culture w/ sensitivity - A bacterial culture is essentially a sample of bacterial growth (generally two samples are taken one from the mouth/throat & the other from the cloaca). These samples are put into an ideal environment on a growth medium. The purpose is to identify the quantity and type of bacterial growth.
The sensitivity is a test on which antibiotics the bacteria has the least resistance towards.
Culture Order Checklist:
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