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Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425387/zebra-borne-neurotropic-equid-herpesvirus-1-meningoencephalitis-in-a-thomson-s-gazelle-eudorcas-thomsonii
#1
Kanako Sakaguchi, Kenneth Kim, Ingeborg Langohr, Annabel G Wise, Roger K Maes, Gordon Pirie, Tokuma Yanai, Mohie Haridy, Lorrie Gaschen, Fabio Del Piero
We describe the histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features of a case of meningoencephalitis in a Thomson's gazelle ( Eudorcas thomsonii) naturally infected with zebra-borne equid herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) and the implications for the molecular detection of zebra-borne EHV-1. A 4-y-old female Thomson's gazelle was submitted for postmortem examination; no gross abnormalities were noted except for meningeal congestion. Microscopic evaluation demonstrated multifocal nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis with intranuclear eosinophilic and amphophilic inclusion bodies and EHV-9 antigen in neurons...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424022/analytical-validation-of-an-automated-assay-for-ferric-reducing-ability-of-plasma-in-dog-serum
#2
Camila Peres Rubio, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Josefa Hernández-Ruiz, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, José Joaquín Ceron
We performed analytical validation of an automated ferric-reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assay in the serum of dogs. Intra- and interassay precision, accuracy, detection limit, and effects of hemolysis and lipemia were evaluated. Intra- and interassay coefficients of variation were <1% and <13%, respectively. The assay showed a high correlation with a FRAP assay described previously, and results were linear when serial sample dilutions were tested. The detection limit was lower than the values observed in sera from healthy dogs; decreased serum FRAP was found in dogs with leishmaniosis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424002/enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assays-for-coproantigen-detection-of-ancylostoma-caninum-and-toxocara-canis-in-dogs-and-toxocara-cati-in-cats
#3
David A Elsemore, Jinming Geng, Jennifer Cote, Rita Hanna, Araceli Lucio-Forster, Dwight D Bowman
We report the development and field validation of 2 ELISAs for the detection of Ancylostoma caninum or Toxocara canis coproantigens in the feces of dogs with experimental and natural infections, and evidence of cross-reactivity with respective feline counterparts. A. caninum-specific coproantigens were detected in feces of experimentally infected dogs starting at 9 d post-infection (dpi), whereas eggs were not seen until 23 dpi. T. canis-specific coproantigens were detected in 3 of 5 experimentally infected dogs by 31 dpi, and 4 of the 5 animals by 38 dpi...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423998/preexisting-lesions-associated-with-complete-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-third-metacarpal-bone-in-12-thoroughbred-racehorses
#4
Sarah N Gray, Mathieu Spriet, Tanya C Garcia, Francisco A Uzal, Susan M Stover
We characterized features of complete diaphyseal fractures of third metacarpal bones in Thoroughbred racehorses. Given that stress fractures are known to occur in the third metacarpal bone, an additional aim was to determine if complete fractures are associated with signs of a preexisting incomplete stress fracture. Bilateral metacarpi from 12 Thoroughbred racehorses euthanized because of complete unilateral metacarpal diaphyseal fracture were examined visually and radiographically. Open, comminuted, transverse or short oblique fractures occurred in the middle of the diaphysis or supracondylar region...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423989/outbreaks-of-bovine-herpesvirus-2-infections-in-calves-causing-ear-and-facial-skin-lesions
#5
Tatiane Terumi Negrão Watanabe, Robert B Moeller, Beate M Crossley, Patricia C Blanchard
We describe 3 outbreaks of superficial dermatitis caused by bovine herpesvirus 2 (BoHV-2) in dairy breed calves. Clinically, all of the affected calves were 12-26 d of age, had alopecia and crusts on the face and ears, and were non-pruritic and afebrile. Affected animals recovered spontaneously without any treatment within 2-4 wk after onset of clinical signs based on 1 herd with follow up. Histologic examination of all skin crust or tissue samples identified neutrophilic inflammation, mild hyperkeratosis, multinucleate syncytial cells, and intranuclear inclusion bodies in the syncytial cells...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423988/tumor-collision-of-uterine-adenocarcinoma-and-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-goat
#6
Jenna C Dockweiler, Brieuc Cossic, Sean P McDonough, Susan L Fubini, Kayla M Le, Callum G Donnelly, Robert O Gilbert, Soon Hon Cheong
An aged mixed-breed goat doe was presented with a 9-mo history of serosanguineous vaginal discharge. Vaginal speculum examination revealed serosanguineous discharge but otherwise no abnormalities. Transrectal ultrasonography showed normal ovaries and multifocal cystic lesions within the uterus. Ovariohysterectomy was recommended because of a strong suspicion of neoplasia. Multiple, non-resectable masses were noted in and around the uterus intraoperatively, and euthanasia was elected. Autopsy revealed multiple masses within the uterus, cervix, and lung parenchyma...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423984/congenital-amelanotic-melanoma-in-a-crossbred-heifer-calf
#7
Christine M Winslow, Jason Wood, John N Gilliam, Melanie A Breshears
A large, pedunculated cutaneous mass protruding from the left flank fold and an enlarged left prefemoral lymph node were found on examination of a 3-d-old crossbred Aberdeen Angus heifer. The calf was asymptomatic aside from peripheral lymphadenopathy, and the mass, along with the left prefemoral lymph node, was surgically excised. Histologic examination of the mass and the lymph node revealed a homogeneous population of neoplastic cells that stained positively with immunohistochemical stains S100 and melan A, supporting a diagnosis of congenital amelanotic melanoma with nodal metastasis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382856/postmortem-findings-in-ontario-racehorses-2003-2015
#8
Josepha DeLay
Postmortem lesions and cause of death were evaluated retrospectively for 963 horses examined as part of the Ontario Racing Commission Death Registry over a 13-y period. The Death Registry was established in 2003 to identify factors leading to death or euthanasia of racehorses in this Canadian province. Postmortem examination was carried out on 56% of horses reported to the Death Registry and included Standardbred, Thoroughbred, and American Quarter Horses. Musculoskeletal injury was the most common reason for death associated with racing or training among all racehorses and involved 68% of horses...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382853/primary-cerebellar-lymphoma-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-like-morphology-in-a-cat
#9
Yuka Yoshino, James K Chambers, Taichi Nakamori, Yuko Goto-Koshino, Kazuo Nishigaki, Hajime Tsujimoto, Naoaki Matsuki, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuyuki Uchida
A 4-y-old cat exhibited neurologic signs such as wobbling, right head tilt, and intention tremor, and MRI revealed a mass in the cerebellum. The cat died 5 mo after initial presentation, and no neoplastic lesions, other than the cerebellar mass, were observed at autopsy. Histologically, large atypical cells resembling Hodgkin cells, with single large inclusion-like nucleoli, and those resembling Reed-Sternberg cells, with symmetrically arranged nuclei, had infiltrated the left side of the cerebellum and were admixed with small lymphocytes...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381135/detection-of-brucella-canis-infection-in-dogs-by-blood-culture-and-bacterial-identification-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#10
Tanya J Purvis, Donna Krouse, Dawn Miller, Julia Livengood, Nagaraja R Thirumalapura, Deepanker Tewari
Brucella canis was recovered from dogs that were canine brucellosis suspect by blood culture using a modified lysis method. Organism identity was established by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). The instrument-provided security library identified the isolates as Brucella species. The isolates were further identified as B. canis with the help of phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. The mass spectral profiles from characterized B. canis isolates, when added to the MALDI-TOF MS standard reference library, allowed successful presumptive identification of B...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381131/severe-brachycephalic-obstructive-airway-syndrome-is-associated-with-hypercoagulability-in-dogs
#11
Courtney Crane, Elizabeth A Rozanski, Amanda L Abelson, Armelle deLaforcade
We evaluated whether dogs with severe brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) developed a hypercoagulable state similar to people with obstructive sleep apnea. Five dogs with grade 3 BOAS were included as well as 5 healthy control Labrador Retrievers. Venous blood samples were collected from each dog for performance of thromboelastography and determination of hematocrit and platelet count. Groups were compared using a t-test, with p < 0.05 considered significant. Thromboelastography results identified that all BOAS dogs were hypercoagulable compared to the Labradors, having significantly shortened clotting time with increased angle, maximal amplitude, and clot rigidity...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381128/bovine-leukemia-virus-seroprevalence-among-cattle-presented-for-slaughter-in-the-united-states
#12
Fernando V Bauermann, Julia F Ridpath, David A Dargatz
Infection with bovine leukemia virus (BLV) results in economic loss because of reduced productivity, especially reduced milk production, and early culling. In the United States, studies in 1996, 1999, and 2007 showed BLV infection to be widespread, especially in dairy herds. We updated information herein on BLV seroprevalence in the United States, using samples submitted for testing and found negative for antibodies for Brucella by the Kentucky Eastern Regional Federal Brucellosis Laboratory. From October 2014 through August 2015, 2,000 samples from all regions of the contiguous United States were selected and tested for BLV antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381114/evaluation-of-applicability-of-dna-microarray-based-characterization-of-bovine-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-using-whole-genome-sequence-analysis
#13
Stefanie A Barth, Christian Menge, Inga Eichhorn, Torsten Semmler, Derek Pickard, Lutz Geue
We assessed the ability of a commercial DNA microarray to characterize bovine Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) isolates and evaluated the results using in silico hybridization of the microarray probes within whole genome sequencing scaffolds. From a total of 69,954 reactions (393 probes with 178 isolates), 68,706 (98.2%) gave identical results by DNA microarray and in silico probe hybridization. Results were more congruent when detecting the genoserotype (209 differing results from 19,758 in total; 1...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381111/spontaneous-spinal-plexiform-perineurioma-in-a-juvenile-chicken-gallus-domesticus
#14
Lara Cusack, Uriel Blas-Machado, Joerg Mayer
A 2-mo-old pet chicken ( Gallus domesticus) was presented because of lameness and a hind limb mass of 1 mo duration. Radiographs revealed a soft tissue mass extending from the mid-femur into the body wall. Cytology of a sample obtained from a fine-needle aspirate was unremarkable. The bird was prepared for surgical investigation of the mass but died acutely at the time of pre-medication. Autopsy revealed an extradural mesenchymal neoplasm that focally compressed the lumbar spinal cord, extended into and along the adjacent nerve structures, and displaced the kidneys, skeletal muscle, and body wall...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381106/atypical-cytologic-presentation-of-a-histiocytic-sarcoma-in-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-dog
#15
Lorelei L Clarke, Lisa S Kelly, Bridget Garner, Cathy A Brown
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog was presented because of a 10-d history of progressive vomiting, inappetence, and lethargy, with mild neurologic signs. Fine-needle aspirates of splenic nodules seen on ultrasound were suggestive of a carcinoma. On autopsy, a disseminated neoplasm was present in the lung, spleen, and adrenal glands. Additionally, there was a Chiari-like malformation of the skull with corresponding syringomyelia of the cranial spinal cord. Histologically, the neoplasm was comprised of a pleomorphic population of round cells with a high mitotic rate...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375825/spontaneous-neoplasms-in-captive-virginia-opossums-didelphis-virginiana-a-retrospective-case-series-1989-2014-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Jenny P Pope, Robert L Donnell
This retrospective project summarizes the types of neoplasms identified in Virginia opossums ( Didelphis virginiana) presented to the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) postmortem service in 1989-2014 and serves as a review of the literature. Of the 85 Virginia opossums identified from the UTCVM case database, there were 17 diagnoses of neoplasia from 12 cases (14%). These cases included 8 females, 2 males, and 2 neutered males. All opossums with known ages (11 of 12) were >2 y old...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375824/genetic-diversity-of-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-in-cattle-from-mexico
#17
Ninnet Gómez-Romero, Francisco J Basurto-Alcántara, Antonio Verdugo-Rodríguez, Fernando V Bauermann, Julia F Ridpath
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infects cattle populations worldwide, causing significant economic losses though its impact on animal health. Previous studies have reported the prevalence of BVDV species and subgenotypes in cattle from the United States and Canada. We investigated the genetic diversity of BVDV strains detected in bovine serum samples from 6 different Mexican regions. Sixty-two BVDV isolates from Mexico were genetically typed based on comparison of sequences from the 5' untranslated region (5'-UTR) of the viral genome...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363267/identification-and-prevalence-of-swine-pasivirus-1-in-eastern-romanian-pig-farms
#18
Mihaela Zaulet, Vlad Petrovan, Andrada M Birladeanu, Ana Maria M Stoian, Steliana E M Kevorkian, Cornelia Nichita, Marc Eloit, Laura Buburuzan
Swine pasivirus 1 (SPaV-1) was first detected in the feces of healthy pigs in France as a new species in family Picornaviridae. We investigated the presence, distribution, and genetic variability of this virus in 7 geographic areas with intensive pig breeding farms in eastern Romania. A total of 564 porcine specimens, including 82 fecal specimens and 482 pools of organs, were collected from healthy pigs in different stages of production from pathogen-free swine farming units. The virus was found in 6 of 7 areas investigated...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363257/brain-lesions-associated-with-acute-toxic-hepatopathy-in-cattle
#19
Angelica T B Wouters, Flademir Wouters, Fabiana M Boabaid, Tatiane T N Watanabe, Gabriela Fredo, Mary S Varaschin, David Driemeier
Samples of the liver, telencephalon, brainstem, and cerebellum were obtained from 22 bovids suffering from spontaneous or experimental acute toxic liver disease. Perreyia flavipes larvae, and leaves of Cestrum corymbosum, Cestrum intermedium, Dodonaea viscosa, Trema micrantha, and Xanthium cavanillesii were the causal agents in the disorders studied. Hematoxylin and eosin and periodic acid-Schiff staining, as well as anti-S100 protein (anti-S100), anti-glial fibrillary acidic protein (anti-GFAP), and anti-vimentin immunostaining were used to evaluate the brain sections...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363254/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-with-exocrine-differentiation-in-a-young-cat
#20
Masaki Michishita, Mariko Takagi, Takuya E Kishimoto, Rei Nakahira, Takeshi Nogami, Hisashi Yoshimura, Hitoshi Hatakeyama, Daigo Azakami, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Kimimasa Takahashi
A 35-mo-old spayed female mixed-breed cat with continuous vomiting, emaciation, and abdominal distention for 2 wk was presented to a private veterinary clinic for evaluation. At 71 d after the initial visit, the cat died with anemia, jaundice, and hypoalbuminemia, and was subjected to autopsy. Grossly, numerous firm masses, 0.5-2.5 cm diameter, were randomly located in the left lobe of the pancreas. Histologic examination revealed that the pancreatic mass consisted of 2 tumor cell types: mostly small round cells with a minority of epithelial cells...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
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