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How do animals in the wild fight infection and disease?

  1. slave222 profile image60
    slave222posted 6 years ago

    How do animals in the wild fight infection and disease?

  2. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 6 years ago

    I have read that the salvia has properties that kill bacteria.  When an animal is injured, you'll see their friends lick their wounds as if to help them get well.

  3. NorthEast Timber profile image61
    NorthEast Timberposted 6 years ago

    Saliva is not antiseptic.  Keeping the wound clean helps to heal.  Animals will eat plants that have healing properties.  The rest is called natural selection.

  4. equine profile image78
    equineposted 6 years ago

    Genetic selection works so that only the strongest and healthiest can survive and reproduce.  Just like in humans, they rely on their active and passive immunities.  Unfortunately, without vaccinations and all other creature comforts we and our pets experience, they have a dramatically shortened life.  Cats that live oudoors have an average life span of less than five years. Indoor cats average 12 years, but some live as long as 20.