Bear Diseases 

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LIST OF BEAR DISEASES:

This list page enables you to scroll down the diseases of bears. The diseases are grouped together, first indicating COMMON DISEASES AND REASONS FOR PRESENTATION, then with SIMILAR DISEASES DEFINED BY THE MAIN SIGNS OR SYSTEM AFFECTED e.g. all the diseases causing mainly respiratory signs or respiratory system pathology are in the group "Respiratory Diseases", and arranged by alphabetical order within the groups, and finally grouped by DISEASE AGENT TYPE (viral, bacterial etc.) again organised alphabetically within each group.

For further information linking diseases to the system or area of the body to assist in diagnosis see also: 

Common diseases, zoonoses etc.
Diseases by system/clinical signs
Diseases by agent type
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DIRECTORY: Organisations working with Bears

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Common diseases, zoonoses etc.

Common Diseases & Reasons for Presentation of Zoo Bears

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Common Diseases & Reasons for Presentation of Farmed and Rescued Bears

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Common Diseases of Neonates and Hand-Reared Bears

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Congenital Diseases

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Zoonoses

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Diseases reported only from Experimental Infection, or as a Host with no Clinical Signs

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Diseases by system/clinical signs

Skin Diseases

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Respiratory Diseases

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Musculo-Skeletal, Locomotor and Nervous Diseases

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Cardiac & Circulatory Diseases

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Digestive System / Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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Hepatic Diseases

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Renal & Urogenital Diseases

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Eye / Ear Diseases

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Systemic Diseases

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Diseases by agent type

Viral Diseases

Note: for many of the diseases here, evidence of infection in bears is solely from detection of antibodies to the virus, without any associated clinical disease.

Antibodies detected ONLY:

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Bacterial Diseases

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Fungal / Algal Diseases

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Parasitic Diseases

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Toxic Diseases

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Micro-nutrient (Vitamin / Mineral) Diseases

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Physical / Traumatic Diseases

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Miscellaneous / Multifactorial / Metabolic Diseases

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