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Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196515/preoperative-and-intraoperative-ultrasound-aids-removal-of-migrating-plant-material-causing-iliopsoas-myositis-via-ventral-midline-laparotomy-a-study-of-22-dogs
#1
Francesco Birettoni, Domenico Caivano, Mark Rishniw, Giulia Moretti, Francesco Porciello, Maria Elena Giorgi, Alberto Crovace, Erika Bianchini, Antonello Bufalari
BACKGROUND: Migrating plant material is often suspected clinically to be the underlying cause of iliopsoas myositis in the dog, but cannot always be found pre- or intraoperatively. In most cases, recurrence of clinical signs is related to failure to remove the plant material. Preoperative ultrasonography can be useful to visualize migrating plant material and to determine anatomical landmarks that can assist in planning a surgical approach. The purpose of the present study was to report the role of intraoperative (intra-abdominal) ultrasonography for visualizing and removing the plant material from iliopsoas abscesses using a ventral midline laparotomy approach...
February 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187743/the-influence-of-macro-and-microelements-in-seminal-plasma-on-diluted-boar-sperm-quality
#2
Maja Zakošek Pipan, Janko Mrkun, Breda Jakovac Strajn, Katarina Pavšič Vrtač, Janko Kos, Anja Pišlar, Petra Zrimšek
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that macro- and microelements in the seminal plasma of humans and various domestic animals are of great importance due to their roles in sperm metabolism, function, survival and oxidative stress. In the present study, we therefore determined the concentrations of macro- and microelements in fresh boar seminal plasma and their relation to sperm quality parameters after 3 days of liquid storage was assessed. Twenty ejaculates from eight boars were collected, and semen volume, concentration, sperm motility, morphology, tail membrane integrity, plasma membrane permeability, mitochondrial membrane potential and DNA fragmentation were determined on the day of collection (day 0) and day 3 (72 h) of storage at 15-17 °C...
February 10, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143552/abscess-of-the-cervical-spine-secondary-to-injection-site-infection-in-a-heifer
#3
Ueli Braun, Christian Gerspach, Karolin Kühn, Julia Bünter, Monika Hilbe
BACKGROUND: Abscesses in the neck region can result from infection associated with injection of drugs into the neck muscles. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of osteomyelitis of the cervical vertebra and spinal cord compression secondary to an abscess in the neck. This case report describes the findings in a 9.5-month-old heifer with an abscess of the cervical spine secondary to injection site infection. CASE PRESENTATION: The main clinical findings were swelling on the left side of the neck, proprioceptive deficits in all limbs and generalised ataxia...
January 31, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122588/evidence-of-low-prevalence-of-mycobacterial-lymphadenitis-in-wild-boars-sus-scrofa-in-poland
#4
Lucjan Witkowski, Blanka Orłowska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Michał Czopowicz, Mirosław Welz, Krzysztof Anusz, Jerzy Kita
Mycobacterium spp. and Rhodococcus equi are generally regarded as the main causes of lymphadenitis in pigs and wild boars. In Poland, mycobacterial submandibular lymphadenitis was first diagnosed in a wild boar in 2012 but Mycobacterium spp. infections are also present in the Polish population of European bison (Bison bonasus). The prevalence of lymphadenitis in Polish wild boars has been found to 8.4% (95% CI 6.2-11.3%) and it has been proved that R. equi is not an important cause of purulent lesions in these animals...
January 25, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086988/computed-tomographic-findings-and-treatment-of-a-bull-with-pituitary-gland-abscess
#5
Ueli Braun, Alexandra Malbon, Manon Kochan, Barbara Riond, Fredi Janett, Cornelia Iten, Matthias Dennler
BACKGROUND: In cattle, the prognosis of brain abscess is unfavourable and treatment is therefore not recommended. To the knowledge of the authors, there has been no report of successful treatment of a brain abscess in cattle.This report describes the clinical, computed tomographic and postmortem findings in a Holstein-Friesian bull with a hypophyseal abscess. CASE REPORT: The main clinical findings were generalised ataxia, ptyalism, prolapse of the tongue, dropped jaw, dysphagia, head tilt and unilateral ptosis...
January 13, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086932/spontaneous-ischaemic-stroke-lesions-in-a-dog-brain-neuropathological-characterisation-and-comparison-to-human-ischaemic-stroke
#6
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Barbara Blicher Thomsen, Hanne Gredal, Martin Wirenfeldt, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Bettina Hjelm Clausen, Anders Elm Larsen, Bente Finsen, Mette Berendt, Kate Lykke Lambertsen
BACKGROUND: Dogs develop spontaneous ischaemic stroke with a clinical picture closely resembling human ischaemic stroke patients. Animal stroke models have been developed, but it has proved difficult to translate results obtained from such models into successful therapeutic strategies in human stroke patients. In order to face this apparent translational gap within stroke research, dogs with ischaemic stroke constitute an opportunity to study the neuropathology of ischaemic stroke in an animal species...
January 13, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061877/campylobacter-coli-infection-in-pet-birds-in-southern-italy
#7
Ludovico Dipineto, Luca Borrelli, Antonino Pace, Violante Romano, Stefano D'Orazio, Lorena Varriale, Tamara Pasqualina Russo, Alessandro Fioretti
Avian species are considered as the main reservoir of Campylobacter spp. However, few data are available on the presence of this microorganism in pet birds. This study was therefore performed to determine the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in pet birds bred in southern Italy. Faecal samples were collected from 88 cages housing different species of pet birds and examined by bacteriological culture and polymerase chain reaction. A total of 13.6% of the cage samples were positive for Campylobacter coli. Other Campylobacter spp...
January 6, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057035/control-and-eradication-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-type-2-using-a-modified-live-type-2-vaccine-in-combination-with-a-load-close-homogenise-model-an-area-elimination-study
#8
Poul H Rathkjen, Johannes Dall
BACKGROUND: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes significant animal and economic losses worldwide. The infection is difficult to control and PRRSV elimination at local level requires coordinated intervention among multiple farms. This case study describes a successful elimination of PRRSV from all 12 herds on the Horne Peninsula, Denmark, using a combination of load, close, homogenise (LCH) using PRRSV type 2 modified-live vaccine, optimised pig flow, and'10 Golden Rules' (10GR) for biosecurity management...
January 5, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057022/long-term-follow-up-on-recovery-return-to-use-and-sporting-activity-a-retrospective-study-of-236-operated-colic-horses-in-finland-2006-2012
#9
Isa Anna Maria Immonen, Ninja Karikoski, Anna Mykkänen, Tytti Niemelä, Jouni Junnila, Riitta-Mari Tulamo
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of colic is expensive and complications may occur. Information on the prognosis and the use of the horse after surgery for colic is important for surgeons and owners. Current literature on return to athletic function after celiotomy is limited. The present study reviewed surgical cases of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Helsinki, Finland for 2006-2012. The aim was to follow the population of horses of different breeds for surgical findings, postsurgical complications, long-term recovery and prognosis...
January 5, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049540/catestatin-and-vasostatin-concentrations-in-healthy-dogs
#10
Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V Höglund, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Supranee Jitpean, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Ann Pettersson
BACKGROUND: The neuroendocrine glycoprotein chromogranin A is a useful biomarker in humans for neuroendocrine tumors and stress. Chromogranin A can be measured in both blood and saliva. The objective of this study was to investigate concentrations of and correlation between the chromogranin A epitopes catestatin and vasostatin in healthy dogs accustomed to the sample collection procedures. Blood and saliva samples were collected from 10 research Beagle dogs twice daily for 5 consecutive days, and from 33 privately-owned blood donor dogs in association with 50 different blood donation occasions...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049537/imperforated-cor-triatriatum-dexter-in-a-dog-with-concurrent-caudal-vena-cava-wall-mineralization
#11
Tetyda Paulina Dobak, Gregory Starrak, Kathleen Linn, Elisabeth Christine Roberston Snead
BACKGROUND: Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation with various manifestations and has been sporadically described in dogs. Clinically the dogs present with nonspecific signs of right heart failure or Budd-Chiari-like syndrome. Other associated concurrent cardiovascular anomalies are commonly reported. Diagnosis and full characterization of this complex malformation requires careful investigation and often a multimodal imaging approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 10-week-old, male intact, Golden Retriever was presented with clinical signs of stunted growth, anorexia, and progressive ascites...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049493/presence-of-foodborne-pathogens-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-slaughtered-reindeer-in-northern-finland-and-norway
#12
Sauli Laaksonen, Antti Oksanen, Jérôme Julmi, Claudio Zweifel, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Roger Stephan
BACKGROUND: Various food-producing animals were recognized in recent years as healthy carriers of bacterial pathogens causing human illness. In northern Fennoscandia, the husbandry of semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) is a traditional livelihood and meat is the main product. This study determined the presence of selected foodborne pathogens, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in healthy semi-domesticated reindeer at slaughter in northern Finland and Norway...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031036/kinematic-and-spatiotemporal-assessment-of-habituation-to-treadmill-walking-in-labrador-retrievers
#13
Pia Gustås, Kjerstin Pettersson, Sofia Honkavaara, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Anna Byström
BACKGROUND: This study investigated differences in kinematic and spatiotemporal variables in Labrador retrievers during introduction to treadmill walking, with the aim to determine the time required for them to become habituated. Twenty-five healthy, treadmill-naive Labrador retrievers participated in the study. The total angular displacement of the carpus, elbow, tarsus and stifle, as well as stride time and stance duration were calculated from the 3-D tracking of skin mounted reflective markers recorded with 6 infrared light emitting video cameras at 240 Hz...
December 28, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993142/identification-and-characterization-of-cancer-stem-cells-in-canine-mammary-tumors
#14
REVIEW
Agata Rybicka, Magdalena Król
Cancer stem cells (CSC) represent a small subpopulation of cells in malignant tumors that possess the unique ability to self-renew, differentiate and resist chemo- and radiotherapy. These cells have been postulated to be the basis for some of the difficulties in treating cancer, and therefore, numerous approaches have been developed to specifically target and eliminate CSC in diverse types of cancer, including breast cancer. Spontaneously occurring mammary tumors in canines share clinical and molecular similarities with the human counterpart, making the dog a potentially powerful model for the study of human breast cancer and clinical trials...
December 19, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919291/a-survey-of-straw-use-and-tail-biting-in-swedish-pig-farms-rearing-undocked-pigs
#15
Torun Wallgren, Rebecka Westin, Stefan Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: Tail biting is a common problem in intensive pig farming, affecting both welfare and production. Although routine tail docking is banned within the EU, it remains a common practice to prevent tail biting. Straw as environmental enrichment has been proposed as an alternative to tail docking, but its effectiveness against tail biting and function in manure handling systems have to be considered. The aim of the study was to survey how pigs with intact tails are raised and how tail biting is handled in Sweden, where tail docking is banned through national legislation...
December 5, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903273/a-novel-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-for-detecting-toxigenic-pasteurella-multocida-in-nasal-swabs-from-swine
#16
Simone Scherrer, Daniel Frei, Max Michael Wittenbrink
BACKGROUND: Progressive atrophic rhinitis (PAR) in pigs is caused by toxigenic Pasteurella multocida. In Switzerland, PAR is monitored by selective culture of nasal swabs and subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening of bacterial colonies for the P. multocida toxA gene. A panel of 203 nasal swabs from a recent PAR outbreak were used to evaluate a novel quantitative real-time PCR for toxigenic P. multocida in porcine nasal swabs. RESULTS: In comparison to the conventional PCR with a limit of detection of 100 genome equivalents per PCR reaction, the real-time PCR had a limit of detection of 10 genome equivalents...
December 1, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899125/preventive-measures-aimed-at-minimizing-the-risk-of-african-swine-fever-virus-spread-in-pig-farming-systems
#17
REVIEW
Silvia Bellini, Domenico Rutili, Vittorio Guberti
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most severe diseases of pigs; it has a drastic impact on the pig industry, causing serious socio-economic consequences to pig farmers and pork producers. In Europe, there are currently two main clusters of infection; one in Sardinia caused by strains of African swine fever virus (ASFV) belonging to genotype I and another in Eastern Europe caused by strains of ASFV belonging to genotype II. The latter is inducing an acute form of ASF and it represents a serious threat to the pig sector...
November 29, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894322/identification-of-escherichia-coli-and-trueperella-pyogenes-isolated-from-the-uterus-of-dairy-cows-using-routine-bacteriological-testing-and-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy
#18
María Jaureguiberry, Laura Vanina Madoz, Mauricio Javier Giuliodori, Karen Wagener, Isabella Prunner, Tom Grunert, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Marc Drillich, Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota
BACKGROUND: Uterine disorders are common postpartum diseases in dairy cows. In practice, uterine treatment is often based on systemic or locally applied antimicrobials with no previous identification of pathogens. Accurate on-farm diagnostics are not available, and routine testing is time-consuming and cost intensive. An accurate method that could simplify the identification of uterine pathogenic bacteria and improve pathogen-specific treatments could be an important advance to practitioners...
November 28, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855712/blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-during-ovariohysterectomy-in-pyometra-and-control-dogs-a-preliminary-investigation
#19
Odd Viking Höglund, Johanna Lövebrant, Ulf Olsson, Katja Höglund
BACKGROUND: Surgery causes a stress response, a physiologic response to trauma. The intraoperative surgical stress response in dogs diagnosed with pyometra has not previously been described. The aim of this study was to investigate the intraoperative surgical stress response, assessed by blood pressure and heart rate measurements, in dogs diagnosed with pyometra and healthy controls. All dogs were premedicated with acepromazine and methadone, anaesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with isoflurane, where after the dogs were subjected to ovariohysterectomy...
November 17, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832812/a-longitudinal-cohort-study-of-acute-puerperal-metritis-cases-in-swedish-dairy-cows
#20
Anna Ordell, Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, Ann Nyman, Hans Gustafsson, Renée Båge
BACKGROUND: Acute puerperal metritis affects cows during the early postpartum period and causes fever, fetid vaginal discharge and general depression. The disease is severe and treatment with antimicrobials is often required. This study followed 79 Swedish dairy cows with acute puerperal metritis with registered treatment and outcome in terms of recovery. Bacteria isolated from the uterus and their susceptibility to penicillin were studied. Clinical cases were assigned by participating practitioners who examined the cows, performed uterine swab sampling, decided treatment and provided information about cow health and calving conditions...
November 10, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
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