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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440586/comparison-of-preoperative-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-assessment-of-deep-pain-perception-as-prognostic-tools-for-early-recovery-of-motor-function-in-paraplegic-dogs-with-intervertebral-disk-herniations
#1
A Wang-Leandro, J S Siedenburg, M K Hobert, P Dziallas, K Rohn, V M Stein, A Tipold
BACKGROUND: Prognostic tools to predict early postoperative motor function recovery (MFR) after thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH) in paraplegic dogs represent an opportunity to timely implement novel therapies that could shorten recovery times and diminish permanent neurological dysfunctions. HYPOTHESIS: Fractional anisotropy (FA) values obtained using diffusion tensor imaging have a higher prognostic value than a lesion extension ratio in T2-weighted images (T2W-LER) and clinical assessment of deep pain perception (DPP) for MFR...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432797/effects-of-levothyroxine-administration-and-withdrawal-on-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis-in-euthyroid-dogs
#2
V Ziglioli, D L Panciera, G C Troy, W E Monroe, K M Boes, K R Refsal
BACKGROUND: Chronic supplementation can suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis (HPTA) and make it difficult to assess thyroid function after withdrawal of levothyroxine. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the HPTA is suppressed after levothyroxine administration in euthyroid dogs and the time required for resolution of any suppression. ANIMALS: Twenty-eight healthy euthyroid dogs. METHODS: A prospective, randomized study administering levothyroxine to euthyroid dogs for 8 weeks (group 1) or 16 weeks (group 2)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426173/spinal-arachnoid-diverticula-outcome-in-96-dogs-medically-or-surgical-treated-dogs
#3
D A Mauler, S De Decker, L De Risio, H A Volk, R Dennis, I Gielen, E Van der Vekens, K Goethals, L Van Ham
BACKGROUND: Little is reported about the role of medical management in the treatment of spinal arachnoid diverticula (SAD) in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To describe the outcome of 96 dogs treated medically or surgically for SAD. ANIMALS: Ninety-six dogs with SAD. METHODS: Retrospective case series. Medical records were searched for spinal arachnoid diverticula and all dogs with information on treatment were included. Outcome was assessed with a standardized questionnaire...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425146/a-deep-nasopharyngeal-swab-versus-nonendoscopic-bronchoalveolar-lavage-for-isolation-of-bacterial-pathogens-from-preweaned-calves-with-respiratory-disease
#4
L Van Driessche, B R Valgaeren, L Gille, F Boyen, R Ducatelle, F Haesebrouck, P Deprez, B Pardon
BACKGROUND: Nonendoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a practical alternative for a deep nasopharyngeal swab (DNS) to sample the airways of a large number of calves in a short period of time. The extent of commensal overgrowth and agreement of BAL with DNS culture results in preweaned calves are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare commensal overgrowth and bacterial culture results between DNS and BAL samples. ANIMALS: A total of 183 preweaned calves (144 with bovine respiratory disease and 39 healthy animals)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425145/prevalence-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-cats-during-anesthesia-and-effect-of-omeprazole-on-gastric-ph
#5
R S Garcia, P C Belafsky, A Della Maggiore, J M Osborn, B H Pypendop, T Pierce, V J Walker, A Fulton, S L Marks
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is poorly characterized in anesthetized cats, but can cause aspiration pneumonia, esophagitis, and esophageal stricture formation. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether pre-anesthetic orally administered omeprazole increases gastric and esophageal pH and increases serum gastrin concentrations in anesthetized cats, and to determine the prevalence of GER using combined multichannel impedance and pH monitoring. ANIMALS: Twenty-seven healthy cats undergoing elective dental procedures...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421633/efficacy-of-tulathromycin-for-the-treatment-of-foals-with-mild-to-moderate-bronchopneumonia
#6
D Rutenberg, M Venner, S Giguère
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting data regarding the efficacy of tulathromycin for the treatment of foals with bronchopneumonia. HYPOTHESES: Tulathromycin is effective for the treatment of bronchopneumonia in foals and noninferior to the combination of azithromycin and rifampin. ANIMALS: A total of 240 foals on a farm endemic for infections caused by Rhodococcus equi. METHODS: In a controlled, randomized, and double-blinded clinical trial, foals with ultrasonographic pulmonary lesions (abscess score 10-15 cm) were allocated to 3 groups: 1-tulathromycin IM q 7 days (n = 80); 2-azithromycin-rifampin, orally q24h (n = 80); or 3-untreated controls (n = 80)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421625/factors-affecting-platelet-concentration-in-platelet-concentrates-from-canine-blood-donors
#7
J S Raleigh, K E Jandrey, J Burges, M S Kent
BACKGROUND: Physiologic factors in dogs that might contribute to enhanced platelet yield in platelet concentrates (PCs) are largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether individual differences in weight, age, preprocessing blood chemistry, and CBC variables predict the final platelet concentrations in PCs. Our hypotheses were (1) increased lipemic indices would be positively associated with increased platelet concentrations in PCs and (2) increased preprocessing platelet concentrations would be associated with higher platelet concentrations in the PCs...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419560/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-concentration-in-dogs-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#8
L M Harjes, V J Parker, K Dembek, G S Young, L H Giovaninni, M M Kogika, D J Chew, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with hyperphosphatemia, decreased vitamin D metabolite concentrations, and hyperparathyroidism. This syndrome is known as CKD-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD). Recently, it has been shown that an increase in fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) concentration is an early biomarker of CKD in people. It is an independent risk factor for both progression of renal disease and survival time in humans and cats with CKD. Information about FGF-23 in healthy dogs and those with CKD is lacking...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407418/pharmacokinetics-and-acid-suppressant-efficacy-of-esomeprazole-after-intravenous-oral-and-subcutaneous-administration-to-healthy-beagle-dogs
#9
J-H Hwang, J-W Jeong, G-H Song, T-S Koo, K-W Seo
BACKGROUND: Esomeprazole is an S-enantiomer of omeprazole that has favorable pharmacokinetics and efficacious acid suppressant properties in humans. However, the pharmacokinetics and effects on intragastric pH of esomeprazole in dogs have not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To determine the pharmacokinetics of esomeprazole administered via various routes (PK study) and to investigate the effect of esomeprazole on intragastric pH with a Bravo pH monitoring system (PD study)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407322/effect-of-intravenous-small-volume-hypertonic-sodium-bicarbonate-sodium-chloride-and-glucose-solutions-in-decreasing-plasma-potassium-concentration-in-hyperkalemic-neonatal-calves-with-diarrhea
#10
F M Trefz, P D Constable, I Lorenz
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia is a frequently observed electrolyte imbalance in dehydrated neonatal diarrheic calves that can result in skeletal muscle weakness and life-threatening cardiac conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias. HYPOTHESIS: Intravenous administration of a small-volume hypertonic NaHCO3 solution is clinically more effective in decreasing the plasma potassium concentration (cK) in hyperkalemic diarrheic calves than hypertonic NaCl or glucose solutions...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407319/effect-of-intravenous-or-perivascular-injection-of-synthetic-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-on-stimulation-test-results-in-dogs
#11
C M Johnson, P H Kass, T A Cohen, E C Feldman
BACKGROUND: Standard protocols for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation testing (ACTHst) often involve intravenous (IV) injection of corticotropin. ACTH might be unintentionally injected into the perivascular (PV) space. OBJECTIVE: To compare stimulation test results after IV and PV injections of ACTH. ANIMALS: Twenty privately owned dogs were studied: 10 healthy and 10 with trilostane-treated naturally occurring hyperadrenocorticism (HAC)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407311/biological-variability-in-serum-cortisol-concentration-post-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-stimulation-in-healthy-dogs
#12
A Gal, K Weidgraaf, J P Bowden, N Lopez-Villalobos, N J Cave, J P Chambers, F Castillo-Alcala
BACKGROUND: The ACTH stimulation has low sensitivity for the diagnosis of hypercortisolism possibly as a result of biological and analytical variability. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To report the components of biological and analytical variability in serum cortisol concentration post-ACTH stimulation ([cortisol]) in healthy dogs. ANIMALS: Fourteen healthy harrier hound dogs. METHODS: The data were extracted from a separate, prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled discovery study in which dogs treated with vehicle control and 4 different doses of cortisone acetate (CA) for 7 days had an ACTH stimulation test performed to confirm the dose-dependent effect of CA...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391649/prevalence-and-mode-of-inheritance-of-the-dal-blood-group-in-dogs-in-north-america
#13
S Goulet, U Giger, J Arsenault, A Abrams-Ogg, C C Euler, M-C Blais
BACKGROUND: The Dal blood group system was identified a decade ago by the accidental sensitization of a Dal- Dalmatian with a Dal+ blood transfusion. Similar Dal-related blood incompatibilities have been suspected in other Dalmatians, Doberman Pinschers, and other breeds. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and mode of inheritance of the Dal antigen expression in dogs. ANIMALS: A total of 1130 dogs including 128 Dalmatians, 432 Doberman Pinschers, 21 Shih Tzus, and 549 dogs of other breeds including 228 blood donors were recruited from North America between 2008 and 2015...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390070/characterization-of-the-fecal-bacterial-microbiota-of-healthy-and-diarrheic-dairy-calves
#14
D E Gomez, L G Arroyo, M C Costa, L Viel, J S Weese
BACKGROUND: Neonatal diarrhea accounts for more than 50% of total deaths in dairy calves. Few population-based studies of cattle have investigated how the microbiota is impacted during diarrhea. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the fecal microbiota and predict the functional potential of the microbial communities in healthy and diarrheic calves. METHODS: Fifteen diarrheic calves between the ages of 1 and 30 days and 15 age-matched healthy control calves were enrolled from 2 dairy farms...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387019/plasma-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-cardiac-troponin-i-as-novel-biomarkers-of-hypertensive-disease-and-target-organ-damage-in-cats
#15
E S Bijsmans, R E Jepson, C Wheeler, H M Syme, J Elliott
BACKGROUND: In the absence of ocular target organ damage (ocular-TOD), diagnosis of hypertension is challenging in cats. Biomarkers would provide additional support for the diagnosis of hypertension. HYPOTHESIS: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), and urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPC) are predictors of systemic hypertension, will be increased in cats with hypertension with or without ocular-TOD, and will decrease with antihypertensive treatment...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382749/feline-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-review-of-the-experimental-literature
#16
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S Kitz, J G Thalhammer, U Glantschnigg, M Wrzosek, A Klang, P Halasz, M N Shouse, A Pakozdy
Accumulating evidence suggests that epileptic seizures originating from the temporal lobe (TL) occur in cats. Typically, affected animals have clinically focal seizures with orofacial automatisms including salivation, facial twitching, lip smacking, chewing, licking, and swallowing. Motor arrest and autonomic and behavioral signs also may occur. Many affected cats have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes within the hippocampus or histopathologically confirmed hippocampal sclerosis or necrosis. From the 1950s to the 1980s, cats frequently were used as animal models for neurophysiological experiments and electrophysiological studies, from which important basic knowledge about epilepsy originated, but which has been rarely cited in clinical veterinary studies...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382723/therapy-of-canine-hyperlipidemia-with-bezafibrate
#17
V De Marco, K S M Noronha, T C Casado, E R Nakandakare, J C Florio, E Z Santos, C Gilor
BACKGROUND: Bezafibrate (BZF) is effective in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia in human patients, but there are no data on its use in dogs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of BZF in hyperlipidemic dogs and its efficacy in decreasing serum triglyceride (TG) and cholesterol (CHO) concentrations. ANIMALS: Forty-six dogs, 26 females and 20 males, mean (±SD) age of 9 (±3) years, with TG ≥150 mg/dL (33 dogs also were hypercholesterolemic [>300 mg/dL])...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382700/thyroid-cysts-in-cats-a-retrospective-study-of-40-cases
#18
M L Miller, M E Peterson, J F Randolph, M R Broome, G D Norsworthy, M Rishniw
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cysts are rare in cats and poorly documented. OBJECTIVES: To report distinguishing clinical features and treatment responses of cats with thyroid cysts. ANIMALS: Forty client-owned cats. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records for cats with thyroid cysts confirmed by scintigraphy, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, or necropsy at 4 referral centers between 2005 and 2016. Signalment, clinical findings, diagnostic testing, treatment, and outcome were recorded...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382682/cerebrospinal-fluid-analysis-in-recumbent-adult-dairy-cows-with-or-without-spinal-cord-lesions
#19
D Achard, D Francoz, C Grimes, A Desrochers, S Nichols, M Babkine, G Fecteau
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) lesions in recumbent dairy cattle (RDC) is challenging because neurologic examination is limited and medical imaging often is challenging or unrewarding. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is useful in the diagnosis of CNS disorders in cattle. However, its utility in identifying spinal cord lesions in RDC remains to be evaluated. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that CSF analysis would discriminate between RDC with and without spinal cord lesions...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382699/washout-ratio-in-the-hepatic-vein-measured-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-to-distinguish-between-inflammatory-and-noninflammatory-hepatic-disorders-in-dogs
#20
K Morishita, A Hiramoto, A Michishita, S Takagi, T Osuga, S Y Lim, K Nakamura, N Sasaki, H Ohta, M Takiguchi
BACKGROUND: Perflubutane microbubbles, a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent, are phagocytized by Kupffer cells. This characteristic may be useful to differentiate diffuse hepatic diseases in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the washout ratio in the hepatic vein (HV) measured by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) can distinguish between inflammatory and noninflammatory hepatic disorders in dogs. ANIMALS: Forty-one client-owned dogs with hepatic disorders including 14 with hepatitis, 7 with primary hypoplasia of the portal vein (PHPV), 9 with congenital portosystemic shunt (cPSS), and 11 with other hepatopathy were enrolled...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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