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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317172/parelaphostrongylus-tenuis-cerebrospinal-nematodiasis-in-a-horse-with-cervical-scoliosis-and-meningomyelitis
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N S Mittelman, T J Divers, J B Engiles, R Gerhold, S Ness, P V Scrivani, T Southard, A L Johnson
There are reports of horses with acute onset acquired cervical scoliosis and cutaneous analgesia. The underlying dorsal gray column myelitis that produces these neurologic signs has been only presumptively attributed to migration of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis within the spinal cord. Despite previous confirmation brain by polymerase chain reaction testing, of P. tenuis within the brain of horses by polymerase chain reaction testing, genetic testing has failed to definitively identify the presence of this parasite in cases of equine myelitis...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316101/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-phonocardiography-in-differentiating-innocent-cardiac-murmurs-from-congenital-cardiac-anomalies-in-asymptomatic-puppies
#2
S M Marinus, H van Engelen, V Szatmári
BACKGROUND: Differentiating innocent cardiac murmurs from murmurs caused by congenital cardiac anomalies can be challenging with auscultation alone in asymptomatic puppies. HYPOTHESIS: Plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and phonocardiograms recorded by an electronic stethoscope can differentiate innocent from pathologic cardiac murmurs. ANIMALS: A total of 186 client-owned asymptomatic dogs: 135 Cairn Terriers (age: 45-124 days), 20 adult Cairn Terriers (age: 7...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303655/cholangiohepatitis-in-dairy-cattle-13-cases
#3
D E Gomez, E Doré, D Francoz, A Desrochers, H Pierre, G Fecteau
BACKGROUND: The signalment, clinicopathologic, bacteriological, histopathological, ultrasonographic characteristics, and the treatment and outcomes of adult cattle with cholangiohepatitis are poorly defined. ANIMALS: Thirteen Holstein cows with cholangiohepatitis. METHODS: Retrospective study of medical records of cattle admitted to the CHUV and the AVC between 1992 and 2012 and 2000 and 2012, respectively, for cattle older than 3 months of age with a histopathological diagnosis of cholangiohepatitis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295621/hepatic-and-plasma-endothelin-1-in-dogs-with-chronic-hepatitis
#4
Y Sakamoto, M Sakai, T Watari
BACKGROUND: Endothelin (ET)-1 is a 21-amino-acid peptide with potent vasoactive properties, which increases intrahepatic resistance in patients with chronic hepatitis (CH) or cirrhosis. ET-1 concentrations have not been investigated in dogs with CH. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: This study compared hepatic and plasma ET-1 levels in healthy dogs and in dogs with CH, and examined the relationship between the plasma ET-1 level and portal vein pressure in dogs with CH. ANIMALS: Fourteen healthy dogs and twenty dogs with CH were used in this study...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295606/third-degree-atrioventricular-block-and-collapse-associated-with-eosinophilic-myocarditis-in-a-horse
#5
D Luethy, J Slack, M S Kraus, A R Gelzer, P Habecker, A L Johnson
Third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) and primary inflammatory myocarditis are uncommon findings in horses. The horse of this report presented for collapse at rest and was found to have multiple cardiac arrhythmias, most notably 3rd-degree AVB. The horse was subsequently diagnosed with eosinophilic myocarditis on necropsy, a rare form of myocarditis not previously reported in horses. Despite extensive testing, an etiologic agent could not be identified, illustrating the difficulty in identifying a specific cause of myocarditis in horses...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295598/interobserver-agreement-using-histological-scoring-of-the-canine-liver
#6
J A Lidbury, A Rodrigues Hoffmann, R Ivanek, J M Cullen, B F Porter, F Oliveira, T J Van Winkle, G C Grinwis, J S Sucholdolski, J M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Grading schemes for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis and necroinflammatory activity in humans previously have been applied to dogs with chronic hepatitis. Interobserver agreement is a desirable characteristic for any histological scoring scheme. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To assess interobserver agreement associated with pathologists using a previously published histological scoring scheme to assess hepatic fibrosis and necroinflammatory activity in dogs and to compare fibrosis scores assigned to serial sections stained with hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) and picrosirius red...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295570/agreement-among-4-sampling-methods-to-identify-respiratory-pathogens-in-dairy-calves-with-acute-bovine-respiratory-disease
#7
D Doyle, B Credille, T W Lehenbauer, R Berghaus, S S Aly, J Champagne, P Blanchard, B Crossley, L Berghaus, S Cochran, A Woolums
BACKGROUND: Four sampling techniques commonly are used for antemortem identification of pathogens from cattle with bovine respiratory disease (BRD): the nasal swab (NS), guarded nasopharyngeal swab (NPS), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and transtracheal wash (TTW). Agreement among these methods has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate agreement among TTW and NS, NPS, or BAL for identification of viral and bacterial pathogens in dairy calves with BRD...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295648/echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricular-size-and-function-in-cats-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#8
L C Visser, C Q Sloan, J A Stern
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating right ventricular (RV) structural and functional abnormalities in feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are limited. HYPOTHESIS: Right ventricular structural and functional abnormalities are present in cats with HCM and are associated with clinical severity. ANIMALS: Eighty-one client-owned cats. METHODS: Retrospective 2-dimensional (2D) echocardiographic study. Right atrial diameter (RAD), RV free wall thickness (RVFWd), RV internal dimension (RVIDd), RV fractional area change (FAC), and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) were measured in control cats (n = 26), cats with subclinical HCM (subclinical HCM; n = 31), and cats with HCM and congestive heart failure (HCM + CHF; n = 24)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295616/associations-between-anesthetic-variables-and-functional-outcome-in-dogs-with-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disk-extrusion-undergoing-decompressive-hemilaminectomy
#9
J Fenn, E Laber, K Williams, C A Rousse, P J Early, C L Mariani, K R Muñana, S De Decker, H A Volk, N J Olby
BACKGROUND: Outcome of acute experimental spinal cord injury is strongly associated with tissue perfusion and oxygenation. Cardiopulmonary depression could affect outcome in dogs undergoing general anesthesia for surgical treatment of thoracolumbar intervertebral disk extrusion (IVDE). HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of general anesthesia on functional outcome in dogs undergoing surgery to treat thoracolumbar IVDE. ANIMALS: Eighty-four client-owned dogs with acute thoracolumbar IVDE treated by decompressive hemilaminectomy...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271546/factors-associated-with-survival-in-97-horses-with-septic-pleuropneumonia
#10
M G Arroyo, N M Slovis, G E Moore, S D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Septic pleuropneumonia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in horses, but there is limited data available regarding factors associated with survival. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predictive of survival in horses with septic pleuropneumonia. ANIMALS: A total of 97 horses with septic pleuropneumonia at 2 referral institutions. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed. A diagnosis of septic pleuropneumonia was based on the presence of sepsis, pleural effusion, and positive bacterial culture from tracheal aspiration (TA) or pleural fluid (PF)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186657/association-of-vitamin-d-metabolites-with-parathyroid-hormone-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-calcium-and-phosphorus-in-dogs-with-various-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#11
V J Parker, L M Harjes, K Dembek, G S Young, D J Chew, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D is associated with progression of renal disease, development of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism (RHPT), chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD), and increased mortality in people with CKD. Despite what is known regarding vitamin D dysregulation in humans with CKD, little is known about vitamin D metabolism in dogs with CKD. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to further elucidate vitamin D status in dogs with different stages of CKD and to relate it to factors that affect the development of CKD-MBD, including parathyroid hormone (PTH), fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), calcium, and phosphorus concentrations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079274/abstracts
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January 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256091/quantification-of-urine-elimination-behaviors-in-cats-with-a-video-recording-system
#13
D R Dulaney, M Hopfensperger, R Malinowski, J Hauptman, J M Kruger
BACKGROUND: Urinary disorders in cats often require subjective caregiver quantification of clinical signs to establish a diagnosis and monitor therapeutic outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate use of a video recording system (VRS) to better assess and quantify urination behaviors in cats. ANIMALS: Eleven healthy cats and 8 cats with disorders potentially associated with abnormal urination patterns. METHODS: Prospective study design...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256075/the-use-of-darbepoetin-to-stimulate-erythropoiesis-in-the-treatment-of-anemia-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-dogs
#14
E H Fiocchi, L D Cowgill, D C Brown, J E Markovich, S Tucker, M A Labato, M B Callan
BACKGROUND: Darbepoetin alfa (darbepoetin) is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent used for the treatment of anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in dogs, but reports describing response are lacking. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of darbepoetin in dogs with anemia secondary to CKD, dosing protocols, and adverse events. ANIMALS: Thirty-three client-owned dogs with naturally occurring CKD, including 26 with comorbidities...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256026/histopathologic-characteristics-of-intestinal-biopsy-samples-from-dogs-with-chronic-inflammatory-enteropathy-with-and-without-hypoalbuminemia
#15
S A Wennogle, S L Priestnall, C B Webb
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified hypoalbuminemia as a risk factor for negative outcome in dogs with chronic enteropathy (CE), but it has not been determined whether histopathology differs between CE dogs with and without hypoalbuminemia. OBJECTIVE: To compare histopathologic findings in dogs with biopsy-diagnosed inflammatory CE with and without hypoalbuminemia. ANIMALS: 83 dogs that had intestinal biopsy performed between January 2010-July 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256023/urethral-sphincter-mechanism-incompetence-in-163-neutered-female-dogs-diagnosis-treatment-and-relationship-of-weight-and-age-at-neuter-to-development-of-disease
#16
J K Byron, K H Taylor, G S Phillips, M S Stahl
BACKGROUND: Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) is the most common cause of urinary incontinence in neutered bitches and is most common in dogs weighing >20 kg. OBJECTIVES: To describe a population of neutered bitches with USMI and investigate their initial presentation, the relationship between weight and age at neuter, and treatment. ANIMALS: One hundred and sixty-three female dogs with USMI (UI) diagnosed between January 2009 and December 2012, and 193 continent neutered control (C) bitches...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247440/clinical-features-imaging-characteristics-and-long-term-outcome-of-dogs-with-cranial-meningocele-or-meningoencephalocele
#17
K Lazzerini, R Gutierrez-Quintana, R José-López, F McConnell, R Gonçalves, J McMurrough, S De Decker, C Muir, S L Priestnall, L Mari, F Stabile, L De Risio, C Loeffler, A Tauro, C Rusbridge, S Rodenas, S Añor, C de la Fuente, A Fischer, A Bruehschwein, J Penderis, J Guevar
BACKGROUND: The term meningoencephalocele (MEC) describes a herniation of cerebral tissue and meninges through a defect in the cranium, whereas a meningocele (MC) is a herniation of the meninges alone. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical features, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics, and outcomes of dogs with cranial MC and MEC. ANIMALS: Twenty-two client-owned dogs diagnosed with cranial MC or MEC. METHODS: Multicentric retrospective descriptive study...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240398/standardization-of-a-videofluoroscopic-swallow-study-protocol-to-investigate-dysphagia-in-dogs
#18
R A Harris, M E Grobman, M J Allen, J Schachtel, N E Rawson, B Bennett, J Ledyayev, B Hopewell, J R Coates, C R Reinero, T E Lever
BACKGROUND: Videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is the gold standard for diagnosis of dysphagia in veterinary medicine but lacks standardized protocols that emulate physiologic feeding practices. Age impacts swallow function in humans but has not been evaluated by VFSS in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To develop a protocol with custom kennels designed to allow free-feeding of 3 optimized formulations of contrast media and diets that address limitations of current VFSS protocols...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238221/acquisition-of-involuntary-spinal-locomotion-spinal-walking-in-dogs-with-irreversible-thoracolumbar-spinal-cord-lesion-81-dogs
#19
A Gallucci, L Dragone, M Menchetti, T Gagliardo, M Pietra, M Cardinali, G Gandini
BACKGROUND: Spinal walking (SW) is described as the acquisition of an involuntary motor function in paraplegic dogs and cats without pain perception affected by a thoracolumbar lesion. Whereas spinal locomotion is well described in cats that underwent training trials after experimental spinal cord resection, less consistent information is available for dogs. HYPOTHESIS: Paraplegic dogs affected by a thoracolumbar complete spinal cord lesion undergoing intensive physical rehabilitation could acquire an autonomous SW gait under field conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233346/precision-medicine-in-cats-novel-niemann-pick-type-c1-diagnosed-by-whole-genome-sequencing
#20
D A Mauler, B Gandolfi, C R Reinero, D P O'Brien, J L Spooner, L A Lyons
State-of-the-art health care includes genome sequencing of the patient to identify genetic variants that contribute to either the cause of their malady or variants that can be targeted to improve treatment. The goal was to introduce state-of-the-art health care to cats using genomics and a precision medicine approach. To test the feasibility of a precision medicine approach in domestic cats, a single cat that presented to the University of Missouri, Veterinary Health Center with an undiagnosed neurologic disease was whole-genome sequenced...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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