Geaktiveerde Houtskool- Activated Charcoal

Mediese en veterinêre doeleindes van geaktiveerde houtskool!

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Belangrik: Geaktiveerde houtskool is nie die houtskool waarmee mens braai nie.

Geaktiveerde houtskool is ‘n swart poeier, sonder smaak of reuk en ‘n produk wat gebruik word om gifstowwe in die maag te neutraliseer. Belangrik by die vergiftiging van diere en ook by mense, wat ‘n oordosis pille inneem om hul eie lewe te neem.

Geaktiveerde houtskool word nie verteer of opgelos deur die sure of die alkalië van die spysverteringskanaal nie.

Dit word dus nie in die bloedstroom opgeneem nie.

Dit beteken weer dat dit glad nie toksies is nie.

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Die kapsules is ideaal as mense na ‘n plek reis waar voedselvergiftiging of ’n maagaandoenings ‘n moontlikheid is.

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In ’n noodgeval

In die geval van ’n akute maagaandoening of vergiftiging (mens of troeteldier), wil jy so gou moontlik effektief optree. Gee 6 kapsules tot 10 kapsules in, afhangende van die hoeveelheid gif ter sprake.

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Meting van Geaktiveerde Houtskool.

  • Die vlakke van aktivering en absorpsie word gemeet aan ’n jodiumtelling.
  • Die meeste geaktiveerde houtskoolprodukte het ’n jodiumtelling van tussen 500 en 800.

Maak en Voorbereiding van Geaktiveerde Houtskool.

Geaktiveerde houtskool word gevorm deur die “droë distillasie van hout” en word geproduseer van verskillende hout, doppe van vrugte en neute. Gewilde grondstowwe (houtsoorte) is populier, beukehout, dennehout en ook neutdoppe.

“Droë distillasie” beteken gewoon dat geaktiveerde houtskool in ‘n proses voorberei moet word waar suurstof afgesny word in die verbrandingsproses.  Hierdie houtprodukte word dus in ‘n proses vervaardig waar suurstof afgesny word. Daarna gaan dit deur verdere chemiese prosesse, om die eienskappe van die doel van geaktiveerde houtskool te verhoog.

Eienskappe soos om die houtskoolstruktuur meer poreus te kry vir verbeterde absorpsie van gifstowwe en ander produkte sou dit welke manier ingeneem word.

Die resultaat is ’n hoogs absorberende stof. Met miljoene klein porieë wat swaar metale, chemikalieë, gasse en gifstowwe uit die vel, en selfs die mond en tande kan opneem en absorbeer en neutraliseer.

Dit word ook met groot sukses in ons Pierre @ EcoHealth Bentoniet klei en kaolienklei gebruik, veral by mense met aknee en sensitiewe velle, as deel van die masker.

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Die absorberingsvermoë en kwaliteite van geaktiveerde houtskool is ‘n belangrike algemene kennis aspek.

Kennis hiervan kan baie waardevol wees. Enkele aspekte en eienskappe!

  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool moet veral waar kinders teenwoordig is, altyd beskikbaar wees. Veral waar kinders skadelike chemikalie of pille inneem, en waar diere vergiftig word.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool is nie toksies nie by oordosering. Dit bring onmiddellike verligting by mens en dier wat sukkel met diarree, gasse, met spastiese kolon en by voedselvergiftiging. Dit kan na braking weer ingeneem word.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool sal ook die doel en effek van medikasie verminder en selfs neutraliseer, sou dit twee ure voor of na medikasie ingeneem word.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool sal gifstowwe wat allergiese reaksies in die liggaam, oksidatiewe stres en ander skade wat die natuurlike goeie werking van die immuunstelsel beïnvloed, neutraliseer. Dit doen dit deur gifstowwe uit jou selle en spysverteringstelsel te absorbeer en te neutraliseer.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool sal artritis se oorsake en simptome, ook gout en ander oorsake van gewrigpyne en die oormaat van maag en uriensuur verminder. Wat ooglopend verhoogde energievlakke sal meebring.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool kan geneem word om gasse in die maag te absorbeer en te neutraliseer. Word gebruik by die oordosis dwelms, by inname van gekontamineerde voedsel wat  voedselvergiftiging veroorsaak. Ook het dit n matige effek by babbelas, wat die inname van oormaat alkohol, ook alkoholvergiftiging  versag.
  1. Die gebruik van geaktiveerde houtskool voorkom ook sellulêre skade aan die niere en lewer en ondersteun ook gesonde bynierfunksionering. Dit is noodsaaklik om gifstowwe en chemikalieë gereeld te reinig van die liggaam. Geaktiveerde houtskool absorbeer en spoel met die gebruik daarvan die liggaam van skadelike gifstowwe en chemikalieë.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool word gebruik om die distillering van drank. Die enigste verskil tussen Vodka en Gin is die hoeveelheid keer wat die een produk meer of minder as die ander produk deur geaktiveerde houtskool gefilter is.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool staan ook bekend as “Pulls”. Dit is om swaarmetale by inname van voedsel te absorbeer en te neutraliseer waar ander moontlike gebruike nie moontlik is nie of te duur.
  1. Geaktiveerde houtskool word gebruik in die verbleiking van suikerstroop, ook by swembadfilters en natuurlike visdam of tropiese visboerderye se filters.
  1. Skoonheidsalonne en tandartse gebruik geaktiveerde houtskool in skoonmaak van tande. Word aktief gebruik by die witmaak van tande as skuurmiddel. Ook om bakterie in plaak te absorbeer. Dit is ook ʼn baie veilige natuurlike middel by die skoonmaak van honde se tande.
  1. Word ook gebruik by verspillings om die verspreiding van gifstowwe in water en grond te keer en of te neutraliseer. Dit word by byna alle gifneutraliseringsprosesse gebruik, ook by die verspilling van gif en ander skadelike stowwe in en om die huis asook by landbou en dierevoeding.
  1. By aansteeklike siektes soos tifus en cholera word geaktiveerde houtskool gebruik om die verspreiding daarvan te voorkom en te inhibeer en ook om aansteeklike materiaal soos water te neutraliseer.
  1. Kan gebruik word by erge diarree van mens en dier, braking te inhibeer, gastritis te inhibeer en die pH in die spysvertering te neutraliseer waar te hoë suur vlakke beleef.
  1. Verminder hoë cholesterol: Navorsing oor die hele wêreld wys dat geaktiveerde houtskool verminder slegte cholesterol en verhoog goeie cholesterol soortgelyk aan voorskrif medisyne. In een studie het die totale cholesterol gedaal met 25 persent, LDL cholesterol gedaal met 41 persent, terwyl HDL het met 8 persent gestyg het in net vier weke.

 

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Blousel as raad se gevare

BLOUSEL – DIE SISTEMIESE GEBRUIK

Blousel staan ook bekend as “blue vitriol” ( blou vieterjoel) en “blue stone”. Die aktiewe bestanddeel in blousel is koper sulfaat.

Daar is werklik ‘n wrede outydse geloof dat blousel, wat ook vir die bleik van klere gebruik word, skdaeloos is wanneer dit vir n dier ingegee word. Dit vernietig die totale biologiese maagbioom waar mens en dier se gesondheid begin en steriliseer juis die bakterie at gesondheid en lewe moet en by begin.

Hieronder die uiteensetting van die gevare van inwendige gebruik, per ongeluk of doelbewus.  Koper sulfaat word vandag nog gebruik in die volgende industrieë:

Onkruiddoders   Swamdoders   Insekdoders   Analitiese reagente   Organiese sintese   Chemiese opleiding   Kuns   Ets werk   Kleurstowwe

Kopersulfaat was in die mediese veld gebruik as braakmiddel.  Dit word nou gesien as te toksies vir gebruik hiervoor.  Dit is steeds gelys as ‘n teenmiddel by die “World Health Organization’s Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System.”

Sien die verdere beskrywing van toksikologie hieronder en let asb daarop dat so min as 1 gram koper sulfaat reeds erge newe effekte kan hê.

“Toxicological effects Copper sulfate is an irritant.  The usual routes by which humans can receive toxic exposure to copper sulfate are through eye or skin contact, as well as by inhaling powders and dusts.

Skin contact may result in itching or eczema.  Eye contact with copper sulfate can cause conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelid lining, ulceration, and clouding of the cornea.  Upon oral exposure, copper sulfate is only moderately toxic.

According to studies, the lowest dose of copper sulfate that had a toxic impact on humans is 11 mg/kg.  Because of its irritating effect on the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting is automatically triggered in case of the ingestion of copper sulfate.  However, if copper sulfate is retained in the stomach, the symptoms can be severe.  After 1–12 grams of copper sulfate are swallowed, such poisoning signs may occur as a metallic taste in the mouth, burning pain in the chest, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache and discontinued urination which leads to yellowing of the skin.  In cases of copper sulfate poisoning injury to the brain, stomach, liver, or kidneys may also occur.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper%28II%29_sulfate

Copper sulfate, also known as ‘blue stone’ or ‘blue vitriol’, is a chemical compound that is used in a wide range of industries. The basic chemical formula of blue vitriol is ‘CuSO4‘, but the salt exists as a series of different compounds, depending on the degree of hydration. ‘Chalcocite’, the anhydrous form of copper sulfate, occurs as a rare mineral and exists as a pale green or grayish-white powder.
The various hydrated forms of copper sulfate include trihydrates, pentahydrates, and heptahydrates. However, copper sulfate pentahydrate (CuSO4.5H2O) is the most commonly found salt. It is bright blue in color and is known as ‘chalcanthite’. This color of the crystals is due to the presence of water of crystallization, and is the best way to distinguish between the anhydrous and hydrated forms.

Copper sulfate can be prepared in the laboratory by reacting various compounds of copper (II) with sulfuric acid. However, it is commercially available on a large-scale basis, and is an economic source of Cu. Copper sulfate pentahydrate readily dissolves in water and is also soluble in methanol, glycerol, and to some extent in ethanol. When the blue crystals of copper sulfate are heated in an open flame, they get dehydrated and turn grayish white.

Uses

Copper sulfate is a versatile chemical compound having a wide range of applications in agriculture, as well as pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Agriculture

  • Copper sulfate pentahydrate is commonly used as a fungicide to control various bacterial and fungal diseases of crops, fruits, and vegetables, such as mildew, leaf spots, blights, and apple scab.
  • Mixture of copper sulfate and ammonium carbonate, known as Chestnut compound, is used as a soil sterilizer or in horticulture to prevent seedlings from getting damp.
  • It is used in the preparation of Bordeaux mixture, along with lime, which is utilized for leaf application and seed treatment for treating fungal diseases on grapes, melons, and other berries.
  • Copper sulfate pentahydrate is used as a molluscicide, to repel and kill slugs and snails.
  • It as an algaecide to prevent algal growth.

Chemical Industry

  • Copper sulfate is often used in the preparation of catalysts for several reactions in many industries.
  • The anhydrous form of this salt catalyzes many processes like the transacylation in organic synthesis.
  • It is used in purification of gases by removal of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulfide.
  • The application of copper sulfate in preparation of dyestuff intermediates and catalyzing the synthesis of diazo compounds and pthalocyanine dyes is very common.
  • Copper sulfate is used as an electrolyte in electroplating and also used in some precipitation reactions.
  • It is utilized as an additive in adhesives.
  • Copper sulfate serves as a coloring agent for glass, cement and ceramics.
  • This salt is also used in many chemistry sets for undertaking various experiments.

Public Health and Medicine

  • Copper sulfate is used as a fungicide not only in agriculture, but also as an antiseptic and germicide against fungal infections in humans.
  • Incorporating this salt in floor cleaning mixtures helps in preventing athlete’s foot in tropical countries.
  • Copper sulfate is used in the preparation of Paris green, to kill mosquito larvae that cause malaria.
  • It is used to keep algal blooms away, especially from the swimming pools and water reservoirs.
  • Copper sulfate helps in eradicating snails that harbor the parasite responsible for causing Schistosomiasis in humans.

Apart from the above uses of copper sulfate, this compound is also used in preparation of wood preservatives to protect timber from wood worms. It is also utilized as a mordant in dyeing, and as a reagent in tanning process. Moreover, growing crystals of this salt is one of the common science fair projects for middle school and high school children.

Copper sulphate poisioning

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18407869

 

 

Common Priobiotic Strains and their Benefits

Introduction

The information in this document is for educational and general purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Readers should always consult appropriate and qualified health or medical professionals about specific medical problems and issues relating to personal wellbeing.

The author does not accept any responsibility for harm or loss which may result from failure to consult with the appropriate health authorities, and readers assume the risk of any such injuries that may arise from these circumstances.

Read Final Note as well…

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Probiotic Strains and Their Benefits

  1. Lactobacillus plantarum
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Cold and flu
    • Other immune system deficiencies

This bacterium helps you fight against getting sick by defending your system from invading viruses, moulds, toxins, etc.

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  1. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Diarrhea
    • Lactose intolerance
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Other intestinal tract illnesses including stomach ulcers.

This strain of probiotic is known for its ability to survive through the harsh gastric acid and bile of the stomach – to make it through to the intestine and compete against bad bacteria.

It enhances the strength of your immune system by stimulating mucous production, inhibiting the growth of intestinal pathogens, and reducing inflammation in the intestines.

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  1. Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Constipation
    • Allergy symptoms
    • Digestive issues
    • Lactose intolerance

In addition to keeping your colon healthy and increasing your ability to absorb important nutrients, BB also reduces intestinal inflammation and competes with pathogens for adhesion to the intestinal cells to help make your immune system stronger. This is one of the four good bacteria species typically found in infants.

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  1. Bifidobacterium infantis
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Defends against pathogens such as Salmonella

A probiotic bacterium common in breast-fed infants, but which can also be found in teens and adults. It is known to successfully survive the trip through the stomach acids and bile and adhere to the intestinal tissues where it produces acetic acid and bacterocinlike substances, and some strains even produce B-vitamins such as thiamine, nicotinic acid, and folate. This is one of the four good bacteria species typically found in infants.

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  1. Bidifobacterium longum
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Intestinal inflammation
    • Vaginal flora balance
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s disease
    • High cholesterol
    • Colon cancer

Like most strains, they are still discovering all the positive benefits of this bacteria. They do know that it will strengthen your immune system, improve your overall gut health, and can help with re-establishing beneficial vaginal flora.

Studies have led researchers to believe that B. longum may minimize the effects of or prevent a full range of other ailments and diseases.

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  1. Lactobacillus reuteri
    • Eczema
    • Colic
    • Diarrhea
    • Rotavirus
    • Workplace sicknesses
    • Dental health issues
    • Female Urogenital Tract Infections
    • Constipation

These bacteria produce a unique broad-spectrum antibiotic substance called reuterin, which has been found to inhibit the growth of some harmful bacteria, along with yeasts, fungi, and protozoa, while keeping normal gut flora intact. In addition, reuterin has also been shown to suppress infections related to H. pylori (linked to peptic ulcers and gastric cancer). It is found naturally in some milk and meat products.

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  1. Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Acute, infectious diarrhea
  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary tract infections

One of the most popular lactic bacteria, Lacidophilus is commonly used in foods such as yogurt and other dairy products. It works very well in combination with other probiotics to reduce the toxic effects of mould and yeast growth, and can prevent parasite growth in your intestinal tract.

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  1. Lactobacillus casei
  • Constipation
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea

Casei occurs naturally in both your mouth and intestines, and helps support a healthy immune system. It can also reduce the rate and risk of bacterial infections. It has also been administered safely and with positive results to critically ill children suffering from diarrhea.

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9. Lactobacillus helveticus

  • Bone mineral density
  • Blood pressure
  • Improved sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Calcium absorption
  • Diarrhea
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Allergies Found in many cheeses.

This lactic acid producing bacteria boasts a variety of health benefits, ranging from stimulating the immune and digestive systems to increasing bone density in post-menopausal women, to reducing arterial stiffness and blood pressure. It can also improve health by increasing the bioavailability of the nutrients in the body.

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  1. Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Plaque
  • Tooth and gum health
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Ulcers

In addition to the wide range of proven dental health benefits, L. salivarius is currently being tested and is believed to have the potential to improve immune system responses to colitis and septic shock.

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  1. Pediococcus acidilactici
  • Stress relief
  • Digestive issues
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Multiple Sclerosis relief

This bacterium can balance the bacteria in your gut to enhance your overall health and promote a healthier inflammatory response in the intestines. It can reduce and prevent unhealthy bacteria and parasites—like salmonella and E. coli from entering your intestinal tract. It is even believed that it can provide a supportive role in patients who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

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  1. Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Colic
  • Digestive issues
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dermatitis
  • Ulcers

One of the two original strains used to make yogurt, this probiotic is still one of the most effective strains for boosting your immune system and improving your digestive health. It is currently being tested for limitless applications, especially for treating the causes and symptoms of cancer.

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Final Note

 Probiotic strains are constantly being tested to determine efficacy and indications in both humans and animals. The indications listed here are simply a representation of what the most recent testing has shown to be the likely benefits for each strain. There are no guarantees of efficacy for any probiotic ingredients.

The material and opinions expressed in this document are believed to be accurate based on the best judgment available to the author.

Whilst the information in this document is regularly updated and every attempt is made to ensure that the material is accurate, medical research is being continually published and thus some information may be out of date and/or may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors.

The following sources were consulted in the preparation of this list: https://medlineplus.gov, www.probiotics.org , www.mayoclinic.org, www.probioticsdb.com , and www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com

HOEKOM BRAAK HONDE?

‘n Hond mag moontlik braak omdat hy iets onverteerbaar of onaangenaam geëet het of slegs te veel kos te gulsig verorber het – te veel, te vining. Maar braking kan ook dui op iets baie meer ernstig – die dier mag ‘n giftige stof ingeneem het of hy mag ly aan ‘n toestand wat onmiddellike mediese aandag verg.

Braking kan ook assosieer word met spysvertering en sistemiese versteurings wat slegs deur ‘n veearts evalueer moet word.

Wat mag ‘n skielike of akute episode van braking veroorsaak?
• Bakteriese infeksie van die spysverteringskanaal
• Dieet-verwante oorsake (verandering van dieet, kos intoleransie, inname van vullis)
• Vreemde voorwerpe (bv. speelgoed, bene, stukkies ‘chewies’) in die spysverteringskanaal
• Intestinale parasiete
• Akute nierversaking
• Akute lewer versaking of galblaas inflammasie
• Pankreatitis
• Post-operatiewe naarheid
• Inname van giftige stowwe
• Virus (virale) infeksies
• Sekere medikasies of narkose middels
• Opblaas (‘bloat’)
• Hittesteek
• Karsiek
• Infekteerde uterus

Braking wat sporadies plaasvind of ongereeld oor ‘n langer tydperk voorkom, kan wees as gevolg van maag- of spysvertering inflammasie, erge hardlywigheid, kanker, nier disfunksie, lewer siekte of sistemiese siekte.

Wat moet ek doen as my dier dikwels braak?

‘n Ongereelde, geïsoleerde geval van braking hoef nie rede tot kommer te wees nie, maar gereelde of kroniese braking kan ‘n teken wees van ‘n meer ernstige toestand soos kolitis, intestinale obstruksie of Parvo virus. Indien jou dier se braking nie ‘n geïsoleerde geval is nie, neem hom asseblief dadelik veearts toe vir ‘n volledige ondersoek en diagnostiese toetse.

Watter ander simptome moet ek waarneem?

Die oorsake van braking is so divers dat dit soms moeilik is om ‘n diagnose te maak, so dis belangrik dat jy jou veearts van soveel moontlik inligting voorsien en ook aandui indien ander tekens teenwoordig is.

Waarvoor om op die uitkyk te wees:
• Frekwensie van braking. Indien jou dier een keer braak en voortgaan om gereeld normaalweg te eet en ‘n normale stoelgang het, was die braking moontlik ‘n geïsoleerde geval.
• Diaree
• Dehidrasie (ontwatering)
• Lusteloosheid
• Bloed in braking
• Gewigsverlies
• Verandering in aptyt
• Vermeerdering of vermindering van dorstigheid of urinering

Wanneer is dit tyd om jou veearts te besoek?
Sien asseblief onmiddellik jou veearts indien jy enige van die tekens hierbo genoem, waarneem, of indien jou dier meer as een keer gedurende die dag braak, of indien braking langer as een dag voorkom.

Hoe sal my veearts bepaal wat die braking veroorsaak?

Afhangende van jou troeteldier se ouderdom, mediese geskiedenis, bevinding van fisiese ondersoek en jou dier se spesifieke simptome, mag jou veearts besluit om verskeie diagnostiese toetse te doen (bloedwerk, radiografie, ultraklank, ondersoek van uitskeiding, endoskopie, biopsie of selfs verkennende/ondersoekende sjirurgie) om ‘n diagnose te kan maak.

Wat is sommige van die behandeling opsies?

Jy kan jou hond soos ‘n baba behandel, soos met ‘n siek kind, en gee hom ‘tuisgemaakte kos’ soos gekookte aartappels, rys en deeglik gekookte hoender sonder vel. In sekere situasies mag jou hond vloeibare terapie benodig, antibiotika, ‘n verandering van dieet, ‘antiemetics’ (medikasie om braking te beheer) of ander medikasie. Die veiligste is om jou veearts se instruksies wat betref toepaslike behandeling, noukeurig te volg.

Pierre van Niekerk © 2015

Braking van honde

HOEKOM BRAAK HONDE?

(Kyk na die raad en produkte in die Pierre@ Dieregesondheid Noodhulptassie oor braking)

‘n Hond mag moontlik braak omdat hy iets onverteerbaar of onaangenaam geëet het of slegs te veel kos te gulsig verorber het – te veel, te vining. Maar braking kan ook dui op iets baie meer ernstig – die dier mag ‘n giftige stof ingeneem het of hy mag ly aan ‘n toestand wat onmiddellike mediese aandag verg.

Braking kan ook assosieer word met spysvertering en sistemiese versteurings wat slegs deur ‘n veearts evalueer moet word.

Wat mag ‘n skielike of akute episode van braking veroorsaak?

  • Bakteriese infeksie van die spysverteringskanaal
  • Dieet-verwante oorsake (verandering van dieet, kos intoleransie, inname van vullis)
  • Vreemde voorwerpe (bv. speelgoed, bene, stukkies ‘chewies’) in die spysverteringskanaal
  • Intestinale parasiete
  • Akute nierversaking
  • Akute lewer versaking of galblaas inflammasie
  • Pankreatitis
  • Post-operatiewe naarheid
  • Inname van giftige stowwe
  • Virus (virale) infeksies
  • Sekere medikasies of narkose middels
  • Opblaas (‘bloat’)
  • Hittesteek
  • Karsiek
  • Infekteerde uterus

Braking wat sporadies plaasvind of ongereeld oor ‘n langer tydperk voorkom, kan wees as gevolg van maag- of spysvertering inflammasie, erge hardlywigheid, kanker, nier disfunksie, lewer siekte of sistemiese siekte.

Wat moet ek doen as my dier dikwels braak?

‘n Ongereelde, geïsoleerde geval van braking hoef nie rede tot kommer te wees nie, maar gereelde of kroniese braking kan ‘n teken wees van ‘n meer ernstige toestand soos kolitis, intestinale obstruksie of Parvo virus. Indien jou dier se braking nie ‘n geïsoleerde geval is nie, neem hom asseblief dadelik veearts toe vir ‘n volledige ondersoek en diagnostiese toetse.

Watter ander simptome moet ek waarneem?

Die oorsake van braking is so divers dat dit soms moeilik is om ‘n diagnose te maak, so dis belangrik dat jy jou veearts van soveel moontlik inligting voorsien en ook aandui indien ander tekens teenwoordig is.

Waarvoor om op die uitkyk te wees?

  • Frekwensie van braking: Indien jou dier een keer braak en voortgaan om gereeld normaalweg te eet en ‘n normale stoelgang het, was die braking moontlik ‘n geïsoleerde geval
  • Diaree
  • Dehidrasie (ontwatering)
  • Lusteloosheid
  • Bloed in braking
  • Gewigsverlies
  • Verandering in aptyt
  • Vermeerdering of vermindering van dorstigheid of urinering

Wanneer is dit tyd om jou veearts te besoek?

Sien asseblief onmiddellik jou veearts indien jy enige van die tekens hierbo genoem, waarneem, of indien jou dier meer as een keer gedurende die dag braak, of indien braking langer as een dag voorkom. Hoe sal my veearts bepaal wat die braking veroorsaak?

Afhangende van jou troeteldier se ouderdom, mediese geskiedenis, bevinding van fisiese ondersoek en jou dier se spesifieke simptome, mag jou veearts besluit om verskeie diagnostiese toetse te doen (bloedwerk, radiografie, ultraklank, ondersoek van uitskeiding, endoskopie, biopsie of selfs verkennende/ondersoekende sjirurgie) om ‘n diagnose te kan maak.

Wat is sommige van die behandeling opsies?

Jy kan jou hond soos ‘n baba behandel, soos met ‘n siek kind, en gee hom ‘tuisgemaakte kos’ soos gekookte aartappels, rys en deeglik gekookte hoender sonder vel.

In sekere situasies mag jou hond vloeibare terapie benodig, antibiotika, ‘n verandering van dieet, ‘antiemetics’ (medikasie om braking te beheer) of ander medikasie. Die veiligste is om jou veearts se instruksies wat betref toepaslike behandeling, noukeurig te volg.

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Pierre van Niekerk © 2015

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