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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427433/prevalence-of-subclinical-mastitis-in-finnish-dairy-cows-changes-during-recent-decades-and-impact-of-cow-and-herd-factors
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Heidi Hiitiö, Johanna Vakkamäki, Heli Simojoki, Tiina Autio, Jouni Junnila, Sinikka Pelkonen, Satu Pyörälä
BACKGROUND: The dairy industry has undergone substantial structural changes as intensive farming has developed during recent decades. Mastitis continues to be the most common production disease of dairy cows. Nationwide surveys of mastitis prevalence are useful in monitoring udder health of dairy herds and to study the impact of structural changes on the dairy industry. This survey on bovine subclinical mastitis was the first based on cow composite milk somatic cell count (SCC) data from the Finnish national health monitoring and milk recording database...
April 20, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416005/serum-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-in-nova-scotia-duck-tolling-retrievers-with-immune-mediated-rheumatic-disease
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Hanna Dorotea Bremer, Anna Hillström, Malin Kånåhols, Ragnvi Hagman, Helene Hansson-Hamlin
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (NSDTRs) are a dog breed often affected by immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD), a disorder characterised by chronic stiffness and joint pain. Most, but not all, dogs with IMRD, have antinuclear antibodies (ANA), which are also commonly present in the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The clinical and diagnostic findings of IMRD indicate that it is an SLE-related disorder. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein, is a quantitative marker of inflammation for many diseases and is used for diagnosing and monitoring systemic inflammation in both humans and dogs...
April 17, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399884/mammary-gland-tumors-in-a-male-cocker-spaniel
#3
Soon-Chan Kwon, Dae-Young Yoo, Minho Ko, Kwon-Young Lee, Ho-Hyun Kwak, In-Chul Park, In-Koo Hwang, Jung-Hoon Choi, Jin-Young Chung
BACKGROUND: Mammary gland tumors are the most common tumors in sexually intact female dogs; however, they are rare in male dogs. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between sexual hormones and mammary gland tumors in a male dog. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old, intact male Cocker Spaniel presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea, with an acute right ruptured caudal abdominal mass. Physical examination revealed a 14 × 14 cm ruptured mass in the right caudal abdomen, as well as a 1...
April 11, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330485/prevalence-of-helminth-and-coccidian-parasites-in-swedish-outdoor-cats-and-the-first-report-of-aelurostrongylus-abstrusus-in-sweden-a-coprological-investigation
#4
Giulio Grandi, Arianna Comin, Osama Ibrahim, Roland Schaper, Ulrika Forshell, Eva Osterman Lind
BACKGROUND: This study was performed in order to gather recent epidemiological data on feline endoparasites in Swedish cats. Faecal samples from 205 outdoor cats were collected by their owners and submitted to the National Veterinary Institute for analysis. The study population was comprised of cats with access to an outdoor environment and with no history of anthelmintic treatment within the last 3 months. Intestinal parasites were detected with a centrifugal flotation technique and Baermann larval sedimentation was performed to detect metastrongylid lungworms...
March 23, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320440/ecological-niche-modeling-of-rabies-in-the-changing-arctic-of-alaska
#5
Falk Huettmann, Emily Elizabeth Magnuson, Karsten Hueffer
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a disease of global significance including in the circumpolar Arctic. In Alaska enzootic rabies persist in northern and western coastal areas. Only sporadic cases have occurred in areas outside of the regions considered enzootic for the virus, such as the interior of the state and urbanized regions. RESULTS: Here we examine the distribution of diagnosed rabies cases in Alaska, explicit in space and time. We use a geographic information system (GIS), 20 environmental data layers and provide a quantitative non-parsimonious estimate of the predicted ecological niche, based on data mining, machine learning and open access data...
March 20, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298228/is-transport-distance-correlated-with-animal-welfare-and-carcass-quality-of-reindeer-rangifer-tarandus-tarandus
#6
Sauli Laaksonen, Pikka Jokelainen, Jyrki Pusenius, Antti Oksanen
BACKGROUND: Slaughter reindeer are exposed to stress caused by gathering, handling, loading and unloading, and by conditions in vehicles during transport. These stress factors can lead to compromised welfare and trauma such as bruises or fractures, aspiration of rumen content, and abnormal odour in carcasses, and causing condemnations in meat inspection and lower meat quality. We investigated the statistical association of slaughter transport distance with these indices using meat inspection data from years 2004-2016, including inspection of 669,738 reindeer originating from Finnish reindeer herding areas...
March 15, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292311/sonography-of-the-distal-urethra-in-lambs
#7
Ammar AlLugami, Kerstin von Pückler, Axel Wehrend, Marlene Sickinger
Sonography is a convenient, non-invasive diagnostic modality in small ruminants, often used in reproductive management, internal medicine, and surgery. Pregnancy diagnostics and imaging anatomy and pathology of organs, such as neoplasia, are major applications. Urolithiasis is one of the most common causes of death in male sheep and goats, for which sonography is the diagnostic modality of choice. Although ultrasound-imaging techniques for kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder in small ruminants have been described previously, this study focuses on reporting the imaging technique of the extra-pelvic portion of the urethra, as nearly all the cases of obstructive urolithiasis result from urinary stones in this part...
March 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284214/diagnostic-accuracy-of-blood-sucrose-as-a-screening-test-for-equine-gastric-ulcer-syndrome-egus-in-adult-horses
#8
Michael Hewetson, Ben William Sykes, Gayle Davina Hallowell, Riitta-Mari Tulamo
BACKGROUND: Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is common in adult horses, particularly those involved in performance disciplines. Currently, detection of EGUS by gastroscopy is the only reliable ante mortem method for definitive diagnosis; however it is unsuitable as a screening test because it is expensive, time consuming, and is not readily available to most veterinarians. Sucrose permeability testing represents a simple, economical alternative to gastroscopy for screening purposes, and the feasibility of this approach in the horse has been previously reported...
March 11, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241842/survey-of-otitis-externa-in-american-cocker-spaniels-in-finland
#9
Mirja Kaimio, Leena Saijonmaa-Koulumies, Outi Laitinen-Vapaavuori
BACKGROUND: American Cocker Spaniels are overrepresented among breeds that require surgery as a treatment of end-stage otitis externa. However, the prevalence of otitis externa (OE) in this breed remains unknown. We reviewed the year 2010 medical records of 55 private veterinary clinics in Finland to determine the prevalence of OE in American Cocker Spaniels compared with English Cocker and English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. An American Cocker Spaniel owner questionnaire was designed to identify potential risk factors for end-stage OE...
February 28, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222764/occurrence-of-salmonella-spp-a-comparison-between-indoor-and-outdoor-housing-of-broilers-and-laying-hens
#10
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Martin Wierup, Helene Wahlström, Elina Lahti, Helena Eriksson, Désirée S Jansson, Åsa Odelros, Linda Ernholm
BACKGROUND: Outdoor production of poultry is rapidly increasing, which could be associated with increased risks for exposure to different environmental sources of Salmonella. We report a comparison on the occurrence of Salmonella during 2007-2015 in broilers and laying hens in outdoor and indoor production subjected to the same requirements for the prevention and control of Salmonella as applied in Sweden. RESULTS: Our results give no indication that, during the period studied, the exposure to Salmonella in outdoor poultry production was higher than in the indoor production...
February 21, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
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
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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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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