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Veterinary Research Communications

Iacopo Vannozzi, Matteo Tesi, Marta Zangheri, Viola Maria Innocenti, Alessandra Rota, Simonetta Citi, Alessandro Poli
Ultrasonography is a valuable tool for the evaluation of neoplastic lesions in the dog and there is a growing interest in the use of this technique for the stadiation of canine mammary tumours. An accurate assessment of small sized nodules facilitates the stadiation of the mammary lesions and helps the clinician in the choice of the most indicated surgical therapy. The aim of this study was to identify those ultrasound criteria that may be useful in discriminating between benign and malignant lesions of small size (diameter smaller than 2 cm)...
March 14, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Elizabeth Regina Carvalho, Roberto Andrés Navarrete Ampuero, Giovana Laís Ruviaro Tuleski, Aparecido Antonio Camacho, Marlos Gonçalves Sousa
Ventricular arrhythmias (VA) are a recognized concern in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD). The coupling interval (CI) and the prematurity index (PI) have been shown to accurately differentiate between benign and malignant VA in people, where ventricular arrhythmias are known to be associated with an increased risk of development of signs of heart failure or sudden death. In this study, we characterized ventricular arrhythmias in dogs with symptomatic and asymptomatic DMVD. Seventy dogs with naturally-occurring DMVD and ventricular arrhythmias were retrospectively studied...
March 13, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Nicholas Morais Bezerra, Gabriela Hémylin Ferreira Moura, Hélio Noberto de Araújo, Francisco Silvestre Brilhante Bezerra, Kaliane Alessandra Rodrigues de Paiva, Kizzy Millenn de Freitas Mendonça Costa, Wirton Peixoto Costa, Dayse Ariane Soares Medeiros, Jael Soares Batista
The present work aimed to investigate the presence of T. vivax DNA in the semen of experimentally infected goats. Twelve male goats native to the Brazilian Northeast, adults, were randomly assigned to two experimental groups: the infected group consisting of six goats infected intravenously with 0.5 mL of blood containing approximately 1.25 × 105 trypomastigotes of T. vivax, and a control group composed of six uninfected goats. After the infection, clinical examinations aiming to evaluate rectal temperature, parasitemia and hematocrit were performed...
February 20, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
V Corpas-López, G Merino-Espinosa, C Acedo-Sánchez, V Díaz-Sáez, M C Navarro-Moll, F Morillas-Márquez, J Martín-Sánchez
The use of natural products is a promising approach for treating visceral leishmaniosis. (-)-α-Bisabolol is a sesquiterpene that have been proved active in vivo on Leishmania infantum-infected mice without showing toxicity. A single-centre, parallel-group, randomized, exploratory study was designed to assess its efficacy in a canine leishmaniosis model involving naturally infected dogs. In this clinical trial, 12 dogs were allocated into two groups and were treated with either meglumine antimoniate (100 mg/kg) through subcutaneous route or (-)-α-bisabolol (30 mg/kg) through oral route for two treatment series of 30 days, separated by a 30-day interval...
February 16, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Daniel A Truchado, Michaël A J Moens, Sergio Callejas, Javier Pérez-Tris, Laura Benítez
Papillomaviruses are non-enveloped, DNA viruses that infect skin and mucosa of a wide variety of vertebrates, causing neoplasias or simply persisting asymptomatically. Avian papillomaviruses, with six fully sequenced genomes, are the second most studied group after mammalian papillomaviruses. In this study, we describe the first oral avian papillomavirus, detected in the tongue of a dead Yorkshire canary (Serinus canaria) and in oral swabs of the same bird and other two live canaries from an aviary in Madrid, Spain...
February 14, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Francisco Javier Navas González, Jordi Jordana Vidal, Jose Manuel León Jurado, Amy Katherine McLean, Gabriela Pizarro Inostroza, Juan Vicente Delgado Bermejo
Genetic analyses in donkeys are likely to face compromises in terms of sample size and population structure. This study aims at implementing a suitable model to estimate breeding values and genetic parameters for gaits in Andalusian donkeys. Empirical observation revealed that ambling donkeys (showing a slightly uneven, non-isochronous 1-2, 3-4 lateral sequence gait) did not walk (i.e. presented an isochronous, even 1-2-3-4 sequence gait) and vice versa. However, the two donkey groups could trot, equally. In this study, 2700 gait records were registered from 300 donkeys...
February 12, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Ilaria Lippi, F Perondi, V Meucci, B Bruno, V Gazzano, G Guidi
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of urine KIM-1 and urine GGT for the detection of naturally-occurring AKI, compared to healthy control dogs, dogs with stable chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dogs with lower urinary tract disorders (LUTD). The study included AKI grade 1 (n = 21), AKI grade 2 to 5 (n = 11), stable CKD (n = 11), LUTD (n = 15), and healthy dogs (n = 37). Urine KIM-1 (ng/mg) and GGT (U/l) were normalized to urine creatinine (uCr)...
February 10, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Veridiane da Rosa Gomes, Paula Costa Ariza, Naida Cristina Borges, Francisco Jorge Schulz, Maria Clorinda Soares Fioravanti
Urinary tract diseases are among the main reasons for consultation in veterinary clinics and hospitals. It affects animals of any age, breed and gender. Among the diseases that affect this system, urolithiasis is the second largest cause of clinical signs compatible with feline urinary tract disease. The term urolithiasis refers to the presence of uroliths in any region of the urinary tract, but it is more commonly seen in the bladder and urethra. Uroliths are classified based on the type of mineral present in their composition, therefore, quantitative and qualitative analyzes are important for a better therapeutic approach...
January 16, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Mario Ricciardi
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in small animal practice is largely based on classic two-dimensional spin-echo, inversion recovery and gradient-echo sequences which are largely limited by low spatial resolution, especially in low-field (LF)-MRI scanners. Nowadays, however, the availability of volumetric sequences can open new perspectives and enhance the diagnostic potential of this imaging modality. Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) is a three-dimensional gradient-echo sequence in which image contrast is given by the ratio of T2 and T1, resulting in low soft-tissue signal, poor cerebral grey/white matter distinction and a bright signal from free fluid and fat...
January 4, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Nathaly Enciso, Luciana L K Ostronoff, Guillermo Mejías, Leticia G León, María Luisa Fermín, Elena Merino, Cristina Fragio, Luis Avedillo, Concepción Tejero
Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) are cells that can be defined as multipotent cells able to differentiate into diverse lineages, under appropriate conditions. These cells have been widely used in regenerative medicine, both in preclinical and clinical settings. Initially discovered in bone marrow, MSC can now be isolated from a wide spectrum of adult and foetal tissues. Studies to evaluate the therapeutic potential of these cells are based on their ability to arrive to damaged tissues. In this paper we have done a comparative study analyzing proliferation, surface markers and OCT4, SOX9, RUNX2, PPARG genes expression in MSC cells from Bone marrow (BMMSC) and Adipose tissue (ASC)...
January 3, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
C Olave, N Morales, B Uberti, C Henriquez, J Sarmiento, A Ortloff, H Folch, G Moran
Macrophages and neutrophils are important cellular components in the process of acute inflammation and its subsequent resolution, and evidence increasingly suggests that they play important functions during the resolution of chronic, adaptive inflammatory processes. Exacerbated neutrophil activity can be harmful to surrounding tissues; this is important in a range of diseases, including allergic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans, and equine asthma (also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO)...
January 2, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Shota Kawakami, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Daigo Azakami, Yuiko Kato, Masaki Michishita, Masami Morimatsu, Toshina Ishiguro-Oonuma, Eri Onozawa, Masami Watanabe, Toshinori Omi
Glioma is the second most common intracranial neoplasia in dogs, but the pathogenic mechanisms remain unclear. In humans, isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) is frequently mutated in gliomas. Although almost all human IDH1 mutations have been identified as involving the Arg132 codon, few studies have reported structural, functional, and mutational information for canine IDH1. Therefore, in this study, we cloned the canine IDH1 homologue and used PCR mutagenesis to substitute the wildtype (WT) Arg132 with His (R132H) or Ser (R132S)...
December 29, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Hooman Heidarzadeh, Morteza Zendehdel, Vahab Babapour, Hasan Gilanpour
The present study was designed to determine the effect of central injection of Nesfatin-1 and corticotropin and histaminergic systems on food intake in neonatal meat-type chicks. In this study, 7 experiments were designed, each with 4 treatment groups. In experiment 1, four groups of chicks received the ICV injection of (A) phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), (B) Nesfatin-1 (10 ng), (C) Nesfatin-1 (20 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng). In experiment 2, (A) PBS, (B) Astressin-B (CRF1/CRF2 receptors antagonist; 30 µg), (C) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 + Astressin-B were injected...
December 26, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Yihui Chen, Ye Wang, Kai Zeng, Yun-Feng Lei, Xiao-Hui Chen, San-Cheng Ying, Xue-Bin Lv, Zezhou Wang, Rong Gao
Increase of interleukin-10 (IL-10) induced by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infection has been intensely studied to inhibit the anti-viral responses of host pigs. Blockade of expression of IL-10 receptor (IL-10R) by RNA interference (RNAi) may relieve the immunosuppression caused by excessive IL-10 in PRRSV infection. The recombinant short hairpin expressing plasmid targeted to pig IL-10Rα was transfected into peripheral blood mononuclear cells of Tibetan pig (Tp-PBMCs) prior to PRRSV inoculation, then the replication of PRRSV and immune responses in Tp-PBMCs were evaluated...
March 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
P K Randleff-Rasmussen, A Leblond, J Cappelle, J Bontemps, S Belluco, M R Popoff, C Marcillaud-Pitel, J Tapprest, P Tritz, I Desjardins
Equine grass sickness (EGS) (equine dysautonomia) is a neurodegenerative condition of grazing equines. Pre-mortem diagnosis of EGS is a challenge for practitioners as definitive diagnosis requires ileal/myenteric lymph node biopsies. This study aimed to develop a clinical score that could be used by practitioners to improve the detection of acute or subacute EGS cases in the field. Suspected EGS cases were declared by veterinary practitioners. A case was classified as confirmed positive if ileal or rectal biopsy samples showed neuronal degeneration typical of EGS...
March 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Dongge Li, Jing Wang, Shangen Xu, Shanxia Cai, Chaojie Ao, Liurong Fang, Shaobo Xiao, Huanchun Chen, Yunbo Jiang
In the present study, the function of a novel ORF6 gene in the PCV2 genome was determined and functionally analyzed in vitro. ORF6 expression was demonstrated by indirect immunofluorescence in PCV2-infected cells. The antibody against ORF6 was detected in PCV2-infected pigs. The start codon of ORF6 was mutated and an infectious clone was used to create an ORF6-deficient mutant virus. Viral DNA replication curves and immunofluorescence analysis indicated that ORF6 is unnecessary for viral replication and ORF6 deletion reduces viral DNA replication in PK-15 cells...
March 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
Yunjeong Choe, Jong Earn Yu, Junmo Park, Dongchul Park, Jeong-Il Oh, Suhkmann Kim, Ki Hwan Moon, Ho Young Kang
This study demonstrates the feasibility of using goldfish as an infection model to investigate the pathogenesis of Edwardsiella piscicida. Goldfish were found to be susceptible to acute E. piscicida-induced disease and died in a dose-dependent manner. E. piscicida was further shown to replicate rapidly in the head kidneys and livers of infected goldfish from 1 d post-injection, and bacteria numbers were significantly decreased 5 d post-injection. Immune responses were successfully induced in goldfish injected with E...
December 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Saeed El-Ashram, Ibrahim Al Nasr, Fathi Abouhajer, Maged El-Kemary, Guangping Huang, Güngör Dinçel, Rashid Mehmood, Min Hu, Xun Suo
The interactions between gastric microbiota, ovine host, and Haemonchus contortus portray the ovine gastric environment as a complex ecosystem, where all factors play a pertinent role in fine-tuning each other and in haemeostasis. We delineated the impact of early and late Haemonchus infection on abomasal and ruminal microbial community, as well as the ovine host. Twelve, parasite-naive lambs were divided into four groups, 7 days post-infection (dpi) and time-matched uninfected-control groups; 50 dpi and time-matched uninfected control groups were used for the experiment...
December 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Filomena Fiorito, Valentina Iovane, Annarosaria Marullo, Anna Costagliola, Giovanna Elvira Granato, Luisa De Martino
Infection of kidney cells (MDBK) with Bovine Herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) is affected by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), which accelerates BoHV-1-induced apoptosis and increases virus replication. Herein, to elucidate the mechanism through TCDD modifies BoHV-1 infection, we analyzed the modulation of a members of Sirtuin proteins family in MDBK cells. We found that mitochondrial SIRT3 was upregulated during infection. This change was accompanied by cytoskeletal rearrangements and cell extensions. All these trends were drastically modified by TCDD...
December 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
L P Mesquita, R C Costa, M M Fusuma, F R P Bruhn, E Mori, E M Pituco, C M C Mori, R Weiblen, P C Maiorka
Bovine herpesvirus type 5 (BoHV-5) is an important pathogen that causes meningoencephalitis in cattle. Few studies have used the mouse as a model for BoHV-5 infection. Despite the fact that BoHV-5 can infect mice with immune deficiencies, little is known about viral replication, immune response, and the course of infection in the central nervous system (CNS) of wild-type mice. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the response in the CNS of BALB/c mice acutely infected with BoHV-5 at different days post-inoculation (dpi)...
December 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
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