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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270979/australian-veterinarians-global-challenges
#1
M Schipp
This paper discusses the wide range of roles that Government veterinarians play both in Australia and globally. The paper was presented as a plenary session at the National Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference.
December 22, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29266185/survey-of-equine-castration-techniques-preferences-and-outcomes-among-australian-veterinarians
#2
C D Owens, K J Hughes, B J Hilbert, J Heller, S Nielsen, G D Trope
OBJECTIVES: (1) To collect the perceptions of veterinarians performing equine castrations in Australia on techniques, preferences and outcomes, (2) to investigate veterinarian use and experience with the Henderson castrating instrument and (3) to investigate potential associations between demographics, castration methods and techniques, and complications. DESIGN: Online survey of members of the Australian Veterinary Association's Special Interest Group, Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA)...
December 19, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29265178/effect-of-reducing-inspired-oxygen-concentration-on-oxygenation-parameters-during-general-anaesthesia-in-horses-in-lateral-or-dorsal-recumbency
#3
E Uquillas, C M Dart, N R Perkins, A J Dart
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of two concentrations of oxygen delivered to the anaesthetic breathing circuit on oxygenation in mechanically ventilated horses anaesthetised with isoflurane and positioned in dorsal or lateral recumbency. METHODS: Selected respiratory parameters and blood lactate were measured and oxygenation indices calculated, before and during general anaesthesia, in 24 laterally or dorsally recumbent horses. Horses were randomly assigned to receive 100% or 60% oxygen during anaesthesia...
December 19, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29265176/genome-sequence-of-an-australian-strain-of-canid-alphaherpesvirus-1
#4
S Sarker, S Das, K Helbig, A Peters, S R Raidal
OBJECTIVE: Characterisation of a complete genome sequence of an Australian strain of canid alphaherpesvirus 1 (CHV-1) and its phylogenetic relationship with other varicellovirus species. METHODS: Standard pathology and PCR methods were used to initially detect herpesvirus in hepatic tissue from an infected 4-week-old Labrador Retriever puppy. The complete CHV-1 genome was sequenced using next-generation sequencing technology followed by de novo and reference assembly, and genome annotation...
December 19, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231249/analysis-of-the-costs-of-veterinary-education-and-factors-associated-with-financial-stress-among-veterinary-students-in-australia
#5
K P Gregory, S M Matthew, J A Baguley
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the course-related and other costs involved in obtaining a veterinary education in Australia and how these costs are met. The study also aimed to identify sociodemographic and course-related factors associated with increased financial stress. METHODS: Students from seven Australian veterinary schools were surveyed using an online questionnaire. A total of 443 students participated (response rate 17%). Responses to survey items relating to finances, employment and course-related costs were compared with sociodemographic factors and prior research in the area of student financial stress...
December 12, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226304/successful-medical-management-of-pseudomembranous-cystitis-in-three-cats-with-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction
#6
A Vila, R Movilla, J Castro, C Mallol, R Novellas, Y Espada, X Roura
CASE REPORT: The present case series describes the clinical course and outcome of three cats diagnosed with pseudomembranous cystitis. This is an uncommon presentation of lower urinary tract obstruction but can be easily be identified by ultrasonography, revealing severe bladder wall thickening and thin hyperechoic luminal strips. The condition can be secondary to severe bacterial urinary tract infection. All cats were successfully treated with medical management only, mainly based on antimicrobials and individualised supportive therapy...
December 10, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119550/one-health-veterinarians-and-the-nexus-between-disease-and-food-security
#7
R Alders, J de Bruyn, K Wingett, J Wong
Achieving ecologically sustainable food systems for people and animals is one of the greatest challenges facing our world today. Four interdisciplinary approaches that promote a holistic, systems approach to disease prevention and food security are introduced. Current domestic and international initiatives that link disease prevention with food and nutrition security are presented, with an emphasis on animal-source food and examples from Australia, Tanzania and Timor-Leste. Veterinarians are uniquely placed to use their training in comparative physiology in support of the production of sustainable, nutritious, ethical and safe food delivered with minimal waste to promote human, animal and environmental health...
November 8, 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243242/cross-sectional-survey-of-health-management-and-prevalence-of-vector-borne-diseases-endoparasites-and-ectoparasites-in-samoan-dogs
#8
R J Carslake, K E Hill, K Sjölander, S F Hii, D Prattley, E Acke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of selected canine vector-borne diseases (Leishmania infantum, Anaplasma spp., Ehrlichia canis, Borrelia burgdorferi and Dirofilaria immitis) and endo- and ectoparasites in Samoan dogs presenting for surgical sterilisation and to report on the general health management of the dogs. METHODS: This study was a prospective serological cross-sectional survey. Management data were obtained for 242 dogs by interview with their owners...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243241/in-this-issue-december-2017
#9
EDITORIAL
A E Jackson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243240/initial-steps-in-defining-the-environment-of-the-prepuce-of-the-bull-by-measuring-ph-and-temperature
#10
J H Koziol, N S Fraser, T Passler, D F Wolfe
OBJECTIVE: To determine the baseline pH and temperature of the preputial cavity of bulls. METHODS: We enrolled 55 bulls ranging in age from 15 to 84 months. The preputial temperature and pH were measured by insertion of temperature and pH probes, respectively, into the preputial orifice prior to routine breeding soundness examinations. Information was obtained from owners regarding the diet of each bull and categorised as one of three categories: forage only, grain supplemented or silage supplemented...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243239/evaluation-of-australian-surveillance-for-freedom-from-bovine-tuberculosis
#11
Esg Sergeant, J Happold, I Langstaff
BACKGROUND: Australia declared freedom from bovine tuberculosis (TB) in accordance with international guidelines in 1997 and has since maintained ongoing surveillance for this disease, primarily through abattoir surveillance of cattle carcases (meat inspection) for TB-like granulomas. The objectives of this study were to estimate the sensitivity of Australia's surveillance system and quantify the probability that Australia is free from bovine TB at the specified design prevalence. METHODS: The analysis included approximately 80 million records of individual cattle slaughtered and meat inspected at Australian abattoirs between 2005 and 2015 calendar years...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243238/dorsal-surgical-stabilisation-using-tension-bands-for-treatment-of-traumatic-atlanto-occipital-instability-in-a-cat
#12
B Vedrine, M P Maurin
CASE REPORT: An atlanto-occipital instability secondary to a dog bite was diagnosed in a 4-year-old Persian cat. Dorsal stabilisation of the instability was made with two OrthoFiber prostheses (Securos), which were used as tension bands between the nuchal crests of the occipital bone and the spinous process of the axis. Total recovery was achieved 4 days after surgery. Normal alignment of the atlanto-occipital joint was observed on survey radiographs taken 6 weeks post-surgery. Although the right loop had failed, the alignment was still normal and no neurological after-effects could be identified...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243237/beak-and-feather-disease-virus-carriage-by-knemidocoptes-pilae-in-a-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-cacatua-galerita
#13
T Portas, B Jackson, S Das, S Shamsi, S R Raidal
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the pathology associated with psittacine beak and feather disease in a wild sulphur-crested cockatoo with concurrent knemidocoptic mange, cestodiasis and mycotic encephalitis. METHODS & RESULTS: Large numbers of Knemidocoptes pilae Lavoipierre and Griffiths, 1951 (Acari: Epidermoptidae, Knemidokoptinae) were identified in affected skin associated with enhanced expression of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) determined by immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243236/isolation-of-actinobacillus-rossii-from-an-aborted-piglet
#14
P K Holyoake, A Thompson
CASE REPORT: This report describes an investigation into the cause of abortions on a commercial pig farm in Victoria in October 2015 in which six sows aborted over a 2-month period. Four of the abortions occurred in the 3 weeks prior to the sows' anticipated farrowing dates and the other two occurred in the second trimester of pregnancy. An analysis of farm data showed that the abortion rate in the previous 12 months (2014-15) was more than twice that of the previous 2 years (1...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243234/equine-gestational-length-and-location-is-there-more-that-the-research-could-be-telling-us
#15
REVIEW
J Clothier, G Hinch, W Brown, A Small
Clear definitions of 'normal' equine gestation length (GL) are elusive, with GL being subject to a considerable number of internal and external variables that have confounded interpretation and estimation of GL for over 50 years. Consequently, the mean GL of 340 days first established by Rossdale in 1967 for Thoroughbred horses in northern Europe continues to be the benchmark value referenced by veterinarians, breeders and researchers worldwide. Application of a 95% confidence limit to reported GL range values indicates a possible connection between geographic location and GL...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076222/pulmonary-adiaspiromycosis-in-critically-endangered-northern-hairy-nosed-wombats-lasiorhinus-krefftii
#16
A B Schaffer-White, D Harper, M Mayhew, A McKinnon, L Knott, R E Allavena
BACKGROUND: The northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) is critically endangered, with only 200 individuals remaining in the wild. Individuals are rarely available for detailed pathological assessment and identification of disease threats to individuals is critically important to species conservation. CASE REPORT: Two male northern hairy-nosed wombats, part of the Richard Underwood Nature Refuge population, were presented for necropsy, 5 months apart...
November 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076220/factors-affecting-colostrum-quality-in-australian-pasture-based-dairy-herds
#17
G M Chuck, P D Mansell, M A Stevenson, M M Izzo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify factors affecting colostrum quality in dairy cattle. METHODS: Colostrum samples were collected from lactating dairy cows (n = 990) from nine commercial dairy herds in south-west Victoria. Colostrum quality was measured using an optical Brix refractometer. Cow-level factors thought to influence colostrum quality included season of calving, dam breed and age, volume of first-milking colostrum produced and whether the dam leaked colostrum prior to calving...
November 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076219/examination-of-the-use-of-intraovarian-administration-of-cacl2-and-zinc-gluconate-as-potential-chemosterilants-in-bos-indicus-heifers
#18
J Cavalieri, L Hayes
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if administration of potential chemosterilants by transvaginal, ultrasound-guided intraovarian injection is an alternative to surgical sterilisation. DESIGN: Randomised control study. METHODS: Bos indicus heifers were treated with intraovarian injections of saline (n = 10), CaCl2 (n = 10), zinc gluconate (ZG; n = 10) or a combination of CaCl2 and ZG (CaCl2 + ZG; n = 10). Heifers were exposed to a bull from 82 to 84 days after treatment and slaughtered between 364 and 396 days after treatment...
November 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076218/metastatic-mineralisation-caused-by-vitamin-d-intoxication-in-hand-raised-short-beaked-echidnas-tachyglossus-aculeatus
#19
T F Scheelings, R F Slocombe, C Bayley
CASE REPORT: Two cases of metastatic mineralisation caused by dietary excess of vitamin D are reported in hand-raised short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) puggles at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre. Oversupplementation was attributed to excessive levels of vitamin D in Wombaroo Echidna Milk Replacer fed to the puggles. No information exists regarding the naturally occurring vitamin D levels in echidna milk, but, given the low serum levels that have been observed in free-ranging animals, it is likely to be low...
November 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076217/elevated-serum-creatinine-and-hyponatraemia-as-prognostic-factors-in-canine-acute-pancreatitis
#20
V Marchetti, E Gori, I Lippi, E Luchetti, M L Manca, A Pierini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prognostic factors for canine acute pancreatitis (AP) based on clinical and laboratory data that can be easily assessed in veterinary practice. DESIGN: Retrospective study between January 2010 and December 2013. METHODS: The diagnosis of AP was based on clinical signs and an abnormal SNAP® cPL™ test result, concurrently with an ultrasound pattern suggestive of pancreatitis. Dogs were divided into survivors and non-survivors...
November 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
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