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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213989/the-post-mortem-examination-in-ruminants-and-its-possible-benefit-to-ruminant-clinical-medicine
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K Wäsle, A Pospischil, M Hässig, C Gerspach, M Hilbe
To highlight the important role of post-mortem examination of ruminants and to identify possible benefits for modern ruminant medicine, a comparison of clinical and pathological diagnoses was conducted and influencing factors were identified. For this purpose, results from 2,000 ruminants that had undergone necropsy examination at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, were analysed retrospectively. Both clinical and pathological diagnoses were available for 81.40% of cattle, 80.22% of sheep and 66.66% of goats; no diagnoses were available for 3...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196645/oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-three-related-kowari-dasyuroides-byrnei
#2
Richard Saunders, Rowena Killick, Michelle Barrows, Mark Stidworthy
We report three kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) with squamous cell carcinoma affecting the gingiva. These cases occurred in rapid succession in a related group of individuals of similar age, suggesting a familial tendency to this condition and a typical age of presentation. Other conditions affecting the oral cavity can mimic the appearance of oral squamous cell carcinoma in this species, and so knowledge of this condition can assist the veterinarian in making rapid decisions regarding prognosis and improving the welfare of these animals...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185624/clinical-pathology-of-the-critically-endangered-gough-bunting-rowettia-goughensis
#3
M P Dagleish, P G Ryan, S Girling, A L Bond
The Gough bunting (Rowettia goughensis) is indigenous to Gough Island and critically endangered due to predation by invasive house mice (Mus musculus). A planned ecosystem restoration by eradication of house mice via aerially delivered rodenticide requires a reproductively balanced population of Gough buntings being held in captivity to avoid primary and secondary poisoning. To aid disease detection during the period of captivity, Gough buntings (n = 25; five adult females, 15 adult males and five juveniles) were captured, measured and sampled to determine reference ranges for routine haematological and biochemical parameters and to identify any faecal bacterial species and intestinal and haemoparasites...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161098/peracute-bacterial-meningitis-due-to-infection-with-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-captive-bred-ruffed-lemurs-varecia-variegate
#4
E Sasaki, T Tokiwa, K Tsugo, Y Higashi, H Hori, Y Une
We describe the development of neurological signs in four juvenile black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegate), housed at a petting zoo in Japan. The clinical course was severe, with three lemurs dying within 1 day of the appearance of clinical signs. The other lemur was treated and survived. Pathological analyses demonstrated meningitis and the presence of gram-negative bacilli in the cerebrum, cerebellum, palatine tonsil and liver. Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from the brain of all of the dead lemurs...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089357/localization-of-toll-like-receptor-tlr-2-and-tlr4-mrna-in-the-colorectal-mucosa-of-miniature-dachshunds-with-inflammatory-colorectal-polyps
#5
N Yokoyama, H Ohta, J Yamazaki, Y Kagawa, O Ichii, N Khoirun, T Morita, T Osuga, S Y Lim, N Sasaki, K Morishita, K Nakamura, M Takiguchi
Inflammatory colorectal polyps (ICRPs) are characterized by the formation of multiple or solitary polyps with marked neutrophil infiltration in the colorectal area, and are speculated to be a novel form of breed-specific canine idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In human IBD, toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and TLR4 have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of TLR2 and TLR4 mRNA in the colorectal mucosa of dogs with ICRPs by in-situ hybridization using an RNAscope assay...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087057/120-years-of-tuberculosis-research-an-historical-perspective-from-the-archive-of-the-journal-of-comparative-pathology
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January 10, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041618/pyogenic-ventriculitis-and-ventricular-empyema-associated-with-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-a-puppy
#7
S A Headley, L G Pretto-Giordano, D F Nóbrega, C S Altrão, L A Villas-Boas, A A Alfieri, A P F R L Bracarense
A 40-day-old male, blue heeler puppy with hindlimb ataxia, nystagmus, apathy, motor incoordination and hyperaesthesia of the forelimbs died 3 days after the onset of clinical signs. Significant gross findings included cerebellar herniation, cerebral oedema and dilation of the third and right lateral cerebral ventricles due to the accumulation of a purulent exudate. Histopathological examination revealed pyogenic ventriculitis and purulent meningoencephalitis. Pure colonies of a coagulase-positive Staphylococcus were isolated from the purulent cerebral exudate...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034455/proliferative-enteropathy-caused-by-lawsonia-intracellularis-in-chickens
#8
T Ohta, K Kimura, K Katsuda, H Kobayashi, O Mikami, M Haritani, T Onodera
Proliferative enteropathy (PE) is an infectious disease caused by Lawsonia intracellularis (Li), an obligate intracellular bacterium. PE is endemic in swine herds and has been reported in a variety of mammals including horses, hamsters, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, ferrets, foxes, dogs, sheep, deer and non-human primates. Avian cases are reported only in ratite birds, including emus and ostriches. Some studies show an absence of Lawsonia spp. infection in chickens. In this study, we performed morphological and bacteriological examinations on the intestines of two broiler chickens that had been condemned at a poultry slaughter plant in Japan due to intestinal haemorrhage, which was a result of focal coccidial enteritis...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024874/dental-and-temporomandibular-joint-pathology-of-the-california-mountain-lion-puma-concolor-couguar
#9
A Aghashani, A S Kim, P H Kass, F J M Verstraete
Skulls from 91 California mountain lions (Puma concolor couguar) were examined macroscopically and radiographically. The majority of the skulls were from young adult animals (57.1%). The skull specimens were from 42 male (46.1%) and 34 female (37.4%) animals, while the gender was unknown for the remainder. The majority (94.5%) of teeth were present for examination. Only 11 teeth were identified as absent congenitally; five of these teeth were maxillary first molar teeth and three were maxillary second premolar teeth...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017340/feline-respiratory-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-intrahistiocytic-amyloid
#10
S E Sykes, V Byfield, L Sullivan, S J Bender, P F Moore, M D Sánchez
A 14-year-old domestic longhaired cat presented with a 2-year history of nasal discharge and a recent onset of inappetence and submandibular lymphadenopathy. The cat was humanely destroyed after developing severe respiratory distress. Necropsy examination revealed thickened nasal turbinates and soft palate, and friable red-tan material within the frontal sinus, nasal cavity and nasopharynx. The lungs contained multifocal irregular friable tan nodules. Multiple lymph nodes were enlarged, friable and red-tan in colour...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017339/malignant-oestrogen-producing-teratoma-in-a-cat
#11
Y Machida, M Michishita, M Wada, T Hori, E Kawakami, H Yoshimura, K Ohkusu-Tsukada, K Taya, K Takahashi
A 5-year-old female domestic shorthair cat was presented with abdominal distension and serum biochemical evaluation indicated a high concentration of oestradiol (32.81 pg/ml). Exploratory laparotomy revealed a large cystic mass in the right ovary with cystic fluid containing a high level of oestradiol (18.80 pg/ml). The tumour was composed of immature neuroectodermal tissue, mature cartilage, smooth muscle, adipose tissue and aggregated, poorly differentiated mesenchymal cells. It contained cysts of various sizes that were lined by epithelium of different types...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011042/glial-changes-and-evidence-for-apoptosis-in-the-brain-of-cats-infected-by-cytauxzoon-felis
#12
L L Clarke, P M Krimer, D R Rissi
Ischaemic neuropathological changes associated with Cytauxzoon felis infection in cats have been reported recently. This paper describes the associated glial changes and the evidence for apoptosis in the brain of cats infected naturally by C. felis. Sections of brain from eight affected cats and eight age- and sex-matched control cats were evaluated by immunohistochemistry for expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein, CD18 and cleaved caspase-3. Vascular changes in the leptomeninges and parenchyma, the number of positive astrocytes and phagocytic cells (microglia or macrophages) and the average astrocytic cytoplasmic area and number and length of astrocytic processes were quantified, and a mean value for the grey and white matter in both groups was generated...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993358/involvement-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-bovine-cystic-ovarian-disease
#13
M B Peralta, M E Baravalle, E M Belotti, A F Stassi, N R Salvetti, H H Ortega, F Rey, M M L Velázquez
The most important regulators of tissue remodelling during ovarian follicular growth, development, ovulation and atresia are gonadotropins, steroid hormones, growth factors and different proteolytic enzymes. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) such as collagenase or gelatinase (i.e. MMP-1, -8, -2 and -9) and associated tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1, -2, -3 and -4) control connective tissue remodelling during follicular rupture. In this study, we hypothesized that an imbalance in the MMP-TIMP system may be an intra-ovarian component that contributes to the pathogenesis of cystic ovarian disease (COD) in cows...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989366/dental-and-temporomandibular-joint-pathology-of%C3%A2-the-american-black-bear-ursus-americanus
#14
E J Clark, S R Chesnutt, J N Winer, P H Kass, F J M Verstraete
Museum specimens (maxillae and/or mandibles) from 371 American black bears (Ursus americanus) acquired between 1889 and 2006 were examined macroscopically according to predefined criteria, and 348 were included in this study. Of the 348 specimens, 126 (36.2%) were from male animals, 106 (30.5%) were from female animals and 116 (33.3%) were from animals of unknown sex. Specimen ages ranged from young adult (n = 63, 18.1%) to adult (n = 285, 81.9%), with juveniles excluded from the study. The number of teeth available for examination was 12,019 (82...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974158/clinicopathological-features-of-cardiac-glycolipid-storage-disease-in-an-adult-pug
#15
J N S N Tran, K J Ash, S V Seshan, K M Kelly
A 12-year-old neutered male pug suffered cardiac arrest and died under general anaesthesia during diagnostic imaging for evaluation of exercise intolerance and respiratory crisis. Histopathological evaluation revealed two types of storage material, glycolipid and lipopigment, having differential distributions in multiple organs. The heart was most strikingly affected and other less affected tissues included the liver, brain, kidneys and skin. Cardiomyocytes were swollen with extensive sarcoplasmic vacuolation together with coalescing areas of myocardial fibrosis...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923479/immune-cell-infiltration-in-feline-meningioma
#16
R McBride, E A Sloma, H N Erb, A D Miller
Meningioma is the most common primary brain tumour in the cat. Although most of these tumours are considered to be benign based on histological characteristics, little is known regarding microenvironmental changes associated with the tumour. The characterization of the immune-cell infiltrate in human and canine meningiomas has been described; however, there are no data regarding the cat equivalent. Seventeen formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded samples of feline meningioma were evaluated by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for expression of CD3, Pax5, Iba-1, HLA-DR, MAC387, CD163 and Ki67...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908555/dental-pathology-of-the-hoary-marmot-marmota-caligata-groundhog-marmota-monax-and-alaska-marmot-marmota-broweri
#17
J N Winer, B Arzi, D M Leale, P H Kass, F J M Verstraete
Museum specimens (maxillae and mandibles) of the three marmot species occurring in Alaska (Marmota caligata [n = 108 specimens], Marmota monax [n = 30] and Marmota broweri [n = 24]) were examined macroscopically according to predefined criteria. There were 71 specimens (43.8%) from female animals, 69 (42.6%) from male animals and 22 (13.6%) from animals of unknown sex. The ages of animals ranged from neonatal to adult, with 121 young adults (74.4%) and 41 adults (25.3%) included, and 168 excluded from study due to neonatal/juvenile age or incompleteness of specimens (missing part of the dentition)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894597/unexpected-cardiac-death-during-anaesthesia-of-a-young-rabbit-associated-with-fibro-fatty-replacement-of-the-right-ventricular-myocardium
#18
M Romanucci, S V P Defourny, M Massimini, V Valerii, A Arbuatti, V Giordano, L Bongiovanni, C Perrone, L Della Salda
A 6-month-old female pet rabbit was presented for routine ovariectomy. The pre-anaesthetic evaluation was unremarkable and no anaesthetic complications occurred during the procedure. However, at the end of the surgery, the rabbit suddenly showed acute bradycardia and cardiac death. Necropsy examination revealed marked dilation of the right ventricle, associated with diffuse thinning of the right ventricular free wall. Gross and histopathological findings were suggestive of a congenital dilated cardiomyopathy characterized by fibro-fatty replacement of the right ventricular myocardium...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890406/cutaneous-histiocytic-sarcoma-with-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-in-a-netherland-dwarf-rabbit-oryctolagus-cuniculus
#19
M R Karim, T Izawa, M Pervin, H Sasai, M Kuwamura, J Yamate
A 10-year-old male Netherland dwarf rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was presented with a red nodular mass (1 cm in diameter) with ulceration and hair loss in the skin of the left upper lip. Cytological examination revealed atypical round cells. The mass was excised surgically. Histologically, the mass was composed of large round to polyhedral neoplastic cells with marked cytological atypia. The neoplastic cells were often binucleated or multinucleated. Immunohistochemically, the neoplastic cells were intensely positive for Iba1 and vimentin, but fewer neoplastic cells expressed E-cadherin...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890405/platelets-inhibit-migration-of-canine-osteosarcoma-cells
#20
S C Bulla, P R Badial, R C Silva, K Lunsford, C Bulla
The interaction between platelets and tumour cells is important for tumour growth and metastasis. Thrombocytopenia or antiplatelet treatment negatively impact on cancer metastasis, demonstrating potentially important roles for platelets in tumour progression. To our knowledge, there is no information regarding the role of platelets in cancer progression in dogs. This study was designed to test whether canine platelets affected the migratory behaviour of three canine osteosarcoma cell lines and to give insights of molecular mechanisms...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
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