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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286554/effect-of-intravenous-administration-of-cobalt-chloride-to-horses-on-clinical-and-hemodynamic-variables
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T A Burns, K A Dembek, A Kamr, S B Dooley, L K Dunbar, T K Aarnes, L S Bednarski, C O'Brien, J Lakritz, B Byrum, A Wade, R Farmer, S Tan, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Cobalt chloride (CoCl2 ) is administered to racehorses to enhance performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical, cardiovascular, and endocrine effects of parenterally administered CoCl2 . OBJECTIVES: To describe the effects of weekly intravenous doses of CoCl2 on Standardbred horses. ANIMALS: Five, healthy Standardbred mares. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, experimental dose-escalation pilot...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282770/effect-of-continuous-digital-hypothermia-on-lamellar-inflammatory-signaling-when-applied-at-a-clinically-relevant-timepoint-in-the-oligofructose-laminitis-model
#2
K Dern, A van Eps, T Wittum, M Watts, C Pollitt, J Belknap
BACKGROUND: Although continuous digital hypothermia (CDH) protects lamellae from injury in the oligofructose (OF) model of sepsis-related laminitis (SRL), conflicting results exist from these studies regarding effects of CDH on lamellar inflammatory events. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of CDH on lamellar inflammatory events in normal and OF-treated horses when instituted at a clinically relevant time point (onset of clinical signs of sepsis in this model)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280196/effect-of-heat-treatment-on-accuracy-of-infrared-spectroscopy-and-digital-and-optical-brix-refractometers-for-measuring-immunoglobulin-g-concentration-in-bovine-colostrum
#3
I Elsohaby, J T McClure, N Dow, G P Keefe
BACKGROUND: Heat-treatment of colostrum is a method developed to reduce calf exposure to pathogens. Infrared (IR) spectroscopy and Brix refractometers can be used for measuring colostral IgG concentration and assessing colostrum quality. OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of heat-treatment on accuracy of IR spectroscopy and Brix refractometers for measuring colostral IgG concentration and assessing colostrum quality before and after heat-treatment. ANIMALS: A total of 60 Holstein dairy cows on 8 commercial dairy farms...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280194/effect-of-prophylactic-calcitriol-administration-on-serum-ionized-calcium-concentrations-after-parathyroidectomy-78-cases-2005-2015
#4
A J Armstrong, J G Hauptman, B J Stanley, E Klocke, M Burneko, D E Holt, J J Runge, J A Rubin
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic administration of calcitriol has been suggested to mitigate the risk of hypocalcemia after parathyroidectomy. The effect of calcitriol on postoperative serum ionized calcium concentrations has not been evaluated in dogs after parathyroidectomy. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of prophylactic calcitriol administration on postoperative serum ionized calcium (iCa) concentrations in dogs with primary hyperthyroidism (PHPTH) treated by parathyroidectomy...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280193/sonographic-evaluation-of-liver-hemodynamic-indices-in-overweight-and-obese-dogs
#5
A F Belotta, C R Teixeira, C R Padovani, S C Rahal, M N Mayer, M J Mamprim
BACKGROUND: Hepatic circulatory disturbances have been associated with obesity and fatty liver in humans. In the veterinary literature, however, there is limited information regarding the effects of different body condition scores (BCS) on liver hemodynamic indices in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of BCS on liver hemodynamic indices. ANIMALS: Fifty-three client-owned dogs of various breeds were included. METHODS: Prospective observational study...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29265506/transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-examination-in-dogs-with-suspected-intracranial-hypertension-caused-by-neurologic-diseases
#6
K Sasaoka, K Nakamura, T Osuga, T Morita, N Yokoyama, K Morishita, N Sasaki, H Ohta, M Takiguchi
BACKGROUND: Transcranial Doppler ultrasound examination (TCD) is a rapid, noninvasive technique used to evaluate cerebral blood flow and is useful for the detection of intracranial hypertension in humans. However, the clinical usefulness of TCD in diagnosing intracranial hypertension has not been demonstrated for intracranial diseases in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between the TCD variables and intracranial hypertension in dogs with intracranial diseases...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243322/transient-myocardial-thickening-in-cats-associated-with-heart-failure
#7
J Novo Matos, N Pereira, T Glaus, L Wilkie, K Borgeat, J Loureiro, J Silva, V Law, A Kranjc, D J Connolly, V Luis Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and congestive heart failure (CHF) can have resolution of both left ventricular hypertrophy and CHF. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics of cats with transient myocardial thickening (TMT) and CHF compared with a control population of cats without resolution of HCM. ANIMALS: A total of 21 cats with TMT, 21 cats with HCM. METHODS: Retrospective study...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243301/evaluation-of-the-live-biotherapeutic-product-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-escherichia-coli-2-12-in-healthy-dogs-and-dogs-with-clinical-recurrent-uti
#8
G Segev, J E Sykes, D J Klumpp, A J Schaeffer, E M Antaki, B A Byrne, R E Yaggie, J L Westropp
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging problem. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of a live biotherapeutic product, ASB E. coli 2-12 for UTI treatment. ANIMALS: Six healthy research dogs; nine client-owned dogs with recurrent UTI. METHODS: Prospective noncontrolled clinical trial. For safety data, research dogs were sedated, a urinary catheter was inserted into the bladder; 1010 CFU/mL of ASB E...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230875/kinetics-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-and-creatine-kinase-in-a-canine-model-of-tissue-injury
#9
I J Wilson, R K Burchell, A J Worth, S E Burton, K R Gedye, K J Clark, K R Crosse, M Jack, T F Odom, S J De Grey, K M S McGlade, S C Tomlin, N Lopez-Villalobos, A Gal
BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) comprises short, double-stranded circulating DNA sequences released from damaged cells. In people, cfDNA concentrations correlate well with disease severity and tissue damage. No reports are available regarding cfDNA kinetics in dogs. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Cell-free DNA will have a short biological half-life and would be able to stratify mild, moderate, and severe tissue injury. Our study aims were to determine the kinetics and biological half-life of cfDNA and to contrast them with those of creatine kinase (CK)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230874/symmetric-dimethylarginine-in-cats-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-diabetes-mellitus
#10
R Langhorn, I N Kieler, J Koch, L B Christiansen, L R Jessen
BACKGROUND: Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) has been increasingly used as a marker of early chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats, but little is known about the influence of comorbidities on SDMA in this species. HYPOTHESIS: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and diabetes mellitus (DM), independently of CKD, are associated with changes in serum SDMA. ANIMALS: Ninety-four cats (17 with CKD, 40 with HCM, 17 with DM, and 20 healthy controls)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224256/echocardiographic-estimates-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-dogs-with-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease
#11
E H Chapel, B A Scansen, K E Schober, J D Bonagura
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction independently predicts outcomes in human myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). There is limited information regarding RV systolic function in dogs with MMVD. HYPOTHESIS: Right ventricular systolic function differs among stages of disease, decreasing in decompensated MMVD. ANIMALS: Thirty-sixclient-owned dogs with MMVD not receiving oral cardiovascular medications. METHODS: Prospective clinical study...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222843/association-of-california-mastitis-test-scores-with-intramammary-infection-status-in-lactating-dairy-cows-admitted-to-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital
#12
S A Kandeel, D E Morin, C D Calloway, P D Constable
BACKGROUND: Subclinical mastitis is of concern in veterinary hospitals because contagious mastitis pathogens might be unknowingly transmitted to susceptible cows and then back to their farm of origin. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the California mastitis test (CMT) as an indicator of intramammary infection (IMI) in lactating dairy cows admitted to a veterinary hospital. ANIMALS: A total of 139 admissions of 128 lactating dairy cows admitted to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital over a 2-year period...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222815/evaluation-and-comparison-of-2-on-farm-tests-for-estimating-somatic-cell-count-in-quarter-milk-samples-from-lactating-dairy-cattle
#13
S A Kandeel, A A Megahed, F K Arnaout, P D Constable
BACKGROUND: The somatic cell count (SCC) is commonly used to monitor udder health and diagnose subclinical intramammary infection (IMI) in dairy cattle. HYPOTHESIS: The Somaticell test (ST) and California mastitis test (CMT) are clinically useful cow-side tests for diagnosing subclinical IMI. ANIMALS: One hundred and eleven dairy cows at dry-off and 92 cows within 4-7 days postcalving. METHODS: Quarter foremilk samples were obtained and analyzed with a DeLaval cell counter (DCC, reference method), ST, and CMT...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219213/effect-of-a-pheromone-on-stress-associated-reactivation-of-feline-herpesvirus-1-in-experimentally-inoculated-kittens
#14
Elena T Contreras, E Hodgkins, V Tynes, A Beck, F Olea-Popelka, M R Lappin
BACKGROUND: Stress contributes to reactivation of feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1). The usage of pheromones to decrease stress in FHV-1 experimentally inoculated kittens has not previously been investigated. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a feline pheromone would lessen stress, resulting in decreased recurrence of FHV-1-associated illness in kittens. ANIMALS: Twelve 5-month-old, purpose-bred kittens. METHODS: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214674/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-plasma-from-dogs-with-immune-mediated-hemolytic-anemia
#15
C Lawson, S A Smith, M O'Brien, M McMichael
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are part of the innate immune response and are essential in local pathogen control, but are associated with pathological inflammation, organ damage, autoimmunity, and thrombosis. Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a pro-inflammatory, prothrombotic disease associated with high mortality. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are a feature of the inflammatory process in dogs with IMHA...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214723/longitudinal-analysis-of-quality-of-life-clinical-radiographic-echocardiographic-and-laboratory-variables-in-dogs-with-preclinical-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-receiving-pimobendan-or-placebo-the-epic-study
#16
A Boswood, S G Gordon, J Häggström, G Wess, R L Stepien, M A Oyama, B W Keene, J Bonagura, K A MacDonald, M Patteson, S Smith, P R Fox, K Sanderson, R Woolley, V Szatmári, P Menaut, W M Church, M L O'Sullivan, J-P Jaudon, J-G Kresken, J Rush, K A Barrett, S L Rosenthal, A B Saunders, I Ljungvall, M Deinert, E Bomassi, A H Estrada, M J Fernandez Del Palacio, N S Moise, J A Abbott, Y Fujii, A Spier, M W Luethy, R A Santilli, M Uechi, A Tidholm, C Schummer, P Watson
BACKGROUND: Changes in clinical variables associated with the administration of pimobendan to dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and cardiomegaly have not been described. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of pimobendan on clinical variables and the relationship between a change in heart size and the time to congestive heart failure (CHF) or cardiac-related death (CRD) in dogs with MMVD and cardiomegaly. To determine whether pimobendan-treated dogs differ from dogs receiving placebo at onset of CHF...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210105/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-diagnostic-accuracy-of-serum-refractometry-and-brix-refractometry-for-the-diagnosis-of-inadequate-transfer-of-passive-immunity-in-calves
#17
REVIEW
S Buczinski, E Gicquel, G Fecteau, Y Takwoingi, M Chigerwe, J M Vandeweerd
BACKGROUND: Transfer of passive immunity in calves can be assessed by direct measurement of immunoglobulin G (IgG) by methods such as radial immunodiffusion (RID) or turbidimetric immunoassay (TIA). IgG can also be measured indirectly by methods such as serum refractometry (REF) or Brix refractometry (BRIX). OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of REF and BRIX for assessment of inadequate transfer of passive immunity (ITPI) in calves. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205503/gallbladder-mucocele-variables-associated-with-outcome-and-the-utility-of-ultrasonography-to-identify-gallbladder-rupture-in-219-dogs-2007-2016
#18
J A Jaffey, A Graham, E VanEerde, E Hostnik, W Alvarez, J Arango, C Jacobs, A E DeClue
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder mucocele (GBM) is an increasingly recognized extrahepatic biliary disease in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To investigate cases of GBM and identify variables associated with survival and the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography to identify gallbladder rupture. ANIMALS: Two hundred and nineteen client-owned dogs with GBM. METHODS: Multicenter, retrospective study of dogs with GBM, presented from January 2007 to November 2016 to 6 academic veterinary hospitals in the United States...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205499/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-heart-rate-on-survival-in-dogs-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
B Pedro, J Dukes-McEwan, M A Oyama, M S Kraus, A R Gelzer
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually is associated with a rapid ventricular rate. The optimal heart rate (HR) during AF is unknown. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Heart rate affects survival in dogs with chronic AF. ANIMALS: Forty-six dogs with AF and 24-hour ambulatory recordings were evaluated. METHODS: Retrospective study. Holter-derived HR variables were analyzed as follows: mean HR (meanHR, 24-hour average), minimum HR (minHR, 1-minute average), maximum HR (maxHR, 1-minute average)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205493/impact-of-pretreatment-neutrophil-count-on-chemotherapy-administration-and-toxicity-in-dogs-with-lymphoma-treated-with-chop-chemotherapy
#20
Q Fournier, J-C Serra, I Handel, J Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Prechemotherapy absolute neutrophil count (ANC) cutoffs are arbitrary and vary across institutions and clinicians. Similarly, subjective guidelines are utilized for the administration of prophylactic antibiotics in neutropenic dogs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of various ANC cutoffs on chemotherapy administration in dogs with lymphoma treated with CHOP chemotherapy and to determine whether an association between prechemotherapy ANC and subsequent toxicity exists...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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