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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283369/inertial-sensor-based-system-for-lameness-detection-in-trotting-dogs-with-induced-lameness
#1
M Rhodin, A Bergh, P Gustås, C B Gómez Álvarez
Lameness detection can be challenging in dogs, as reflected in the reported low inter-rater agreement when visually assessing lameness. The aim of this study was to use an inertial sensor-based system to detect and quantify induced distal and proximal limb disturbances mimicking supporting and swinging limb lameness in dogs trotting on a treadmill by measuring vertical head and pelvic movement symmetry. Ten clinically sound dogs were equipped with inertial measurement units that were attached to the head, pelvis and right distal forelimb...
February 10, 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216233/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers-coronavirus-putting-one-health-principles-into-practice
#2
EDITORIAL
Janet M Daly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283083/a-novel-model-to-assess-lamellar-signaling-relevant-to-preferential-weight-bearing-in-the-horse
#3
A K Gardner, A W van Eps, M R Watts, T A Burns, J K Belknap
Supporting limb laminitis (SLL) is a devastating sequela to severe unilateral lameness in equine patients. The manifestation of SLL, which usually only affects one limb, is unpredictable and the etiology is unknown. A novel, non-painful preferential weight bearing model designed to mimic the effects of severe unilateral forelimb lameness was developed to assess lamellar signaling events in the supporting limb (SL). A custom v-shaped insert was attached to the shoe of one forelimb to prevent normal weight bearing and redistribute weight onto the SL...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283082/effects-of-the-rider-on-the-kinematics-of-the-equine-spine-under-the-saddle-during-the-trot-using-inertial-measurement-units-methodological-study-and-preliminary-results
#4
P Martin, L Cheze, P Pourcelot, L Desquilbet, L Duray, H Chateau
Many factors associated with the saddle and the rider could produce pain in horses thus reducing performance. However, studies of horse-saddle-rider interactions are limited and determining their effects remains challenging. The aim of this study was to test a novel method for assessing equine thoracic and lumbar spinal movement under the saddle and collect data during trotting. Back movement was measured using inertial measurement units (n = 5) fixed at the levels of thoracic vertebrae T6, T12 and T16, and lumbar vertebrae L2 and L5...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283081/serum-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-dogs-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#5
C P Rubio, S Martínez-Subiela, J Hernández-Ruiz, A Tvarijonaviciute, J J Cerón, K Allenspach
The objective of this work was to study and compare a panel of various serum biomarkers evaluating both the antioxidant response and oxidative damage in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Eighteen dogs with IBD and 20 healthy dogs were enrolled in the study. Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), cupric reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC), ferric reducing ability of the plasma (FRAP), total thiol concentrations, and paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity were evaluated in serum to determine antioxidant response...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283080/correlation-between-severity-of-clinical-signs-and-transcranial-magnetic-motor-evoked-potentials-in-dogs-with-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#6
H-L Amendt, J S Siedenburg, N Steffensen, U Kordass, K Rohn, A Tipold, V M Stein
Transcranial magnetic motor evoked potentials (TMMEPs) can assess the functional integrity of the spinal cord descending motor pathways. In intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH), these pathways are compromised to varying degrees reflected by the severity of neurological deficits. The hypotheses of this study were as follows: (1) TMMEPs differ in dogs with IVDH and healthy control dogs; (2) TMMEPs reflect different severities of neurological signs; and (3) TMMEPs can document functional motor improvement and therefore monitor recovery of function...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283079/molecular-investigation-of-the-direct-anti-tumour-effects-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-a-panel-of-canine-cancer-cell-lines
#7
R Yoshitake, K Saeki, M Watanabe, N Nakaoka, S M Ong, M Hanafusa, N Choisunirachon, N Fujita, R Nishimura, T Nakagawa
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been suggested as effective adjunctive anti-tumour agents in human and veterinary medicine. However, the molecular mechanisms associated with their anti-tumour effects and correlations with the expression of cyclooxygenase (COX) and related molecules in tumours remain controversial. The objective of this study was to compare the expression profiles of COX and related molecules with NSAID sensitivity and to explore the molecular mechanisms of anti-tumour effects...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283078/distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions-in-young-adult-and-geriatric-cats
#8
George M Strain, Kain A McGee
Recordings of distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) were taken from 15 geriatric cats (mean age ± standard deviation, SD, 13.6 ± 2.7 years; range 10.2-19.4 years) and 12 young adult control cats (mean ± SD 4.6 ± 0.5 years; range 3.4-5 years) to identify frequency-specific age-related changes in cochlear responses. Recordings were performed for primary frequencies from 2 to 12 kHz in 2 kHz increments. Cats were considered to be geriatric > 11.9 ± 1.9 years of age...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283077/ground-reaction-forces-of-elite-dressage-horses-in-collected-trot-and-passage
#9
H M Clayton, H C Schamhardt, S J Hobbs
In this study, sagittal plane ground reaction forces (GRFs) in ridden elite dressage horses performing 'collected trot' and in 'passage' over ground were determined. In-ground force plates captured GRF data from four Dutch Warmblood and four Lusitano horses ridden by their trainers. At least three stance phases were analysed for forelimbs and hind limbs per horse. The variables extracted were vertical and longitudinal (braking, propulsive) force maxima, their times of occurrence and the respective impulses for forelimbs and hind limbs...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283076/prevalence-of-thoracic-vertebral-malformations-in-french-bulldogs-pugs-and-english-bulldogs-with-and-without-associated-neurological-deficits
#10
R Ryan, R Gutierrez-Quintana, G Ter Haar, Steven De Decker
Congenital vertebral malformations are common incidental findings in small breed dogs. This retrospective observational study evaluated the type and prevalence of thoracic vertebral malformations in 171 neurologically normal and 10 neurologically abnormal screw-tailed brachycephalic dogs. Neurologically normal dogs underwent CT for reasons unrelated to spinal disease, while affected dogs underwent MRI. Imaging studies were reviewed and vertebral malformations including hemivertebrae, block vertebrae, transitional vertebrae, and spina bifida were documented...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283075/canine-parvovirus-post-vaccination-shedding-interference-with-diagnostic-assays-and-correlation-with-host-immune-status
#11
EDITORIAL
Nicola Decaro, Canio Buonavoglia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283074/vertical-force-distribution-in-the-paws-of-sound-labrador-retrievers-during-walking
#12
N Schwarz, A Tichy, C Peham, B Bockstahler
In contrast to gait analysis in humans, where pedobarography is an integral part of biomechanical studies, veterinary researchers have rarely investigated vertical force distribution (VFD) in the paws of dogs. The aim of this study was to investigate the VFD of peak of vertical force (PFz), vertical impulse (IFz) and time of occurrence of PFz during stance phase (TPFz) in 20 sound, adult Labrador retrievers walking normally on a pressure plate. A technique was used that divided the canine paw prints into quadrants...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283073/untangling-best-practice-for-controlling-footrot-in-sheep
#13
EDITORIAL
Richard A Laven
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283072/presence-of-ail-and-ystb-genes-in-yersinia-enterocolitica-biotype-1a-isolates-from-game-animals-in-poland
#14
A Platt-Samoraj, K Syczyło, A Szczerba-Turek, A Bancerz-Kisiel, A Jabłoński, S Łabuć, J Pajdak, N Oshakbaeva, W Szweda
The pathogenicity of Yersinia enterocolitica is associated with the presence of plasmid and chromosomal virulence genes. Strains belonging to biotype 1A do not possess pYV plasmids, often harbour the ystB gene and usually lack the ail gene, which is the main virulence marker for Y. enterocolitica. The simultaneous presence of ail and ystB is uncommon. In this study, 21/218 (9.6%) biotype 1A Y. enterocolitica isolates from rectal swabs of wild boar (Sus scrofa; n = 18), red deer (Cervus elaphus; n = 2) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus; n = 1) in Poland harboured both ail and ystB genes...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283071/comparison-of-myocardial-damage-among-dogs-at-different-stages-of-clinical-leishmaniasis-and-dogs-with-idiopathic-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
L Martínez-Hernández, D Casamian-Sorrosal, R Barrera-Chacón, J M Cuesta-Gerveno, S Belinchón-Lorenzo, L C Gómez Nieto, F J Duque-Carrasco
Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is a systemic disease caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania infantum. Myocarditis in CanL has been described previously in CanL by histopathological analysis of post-mortem specimens and by evaluation of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) levels. However, the degree of myocardial damage at different stages of CanL and the role that concurrent azotaemia plays in this myocardial injury are unknown. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate and compare the presence of myocardial injury in dogs at different stages of clinical CanL and in dogs with severe idiopathic chronic kidney disease (CKD) by measuring cTnI...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190505/thoracolumbar-movement-in-sound-horses-trotting-in-straight-lines-in-hand-and-on-the-lunge-and-the-relationship-with-hind-limb-symmetry-or-asymmetry
#16
L Greve, T Pfau, S Dyson
Equine movement symmetry is changed when turning, which may induce alterations in thoracolumbosacral kinematics; however, this has not previously been investigated. Our objectives were to document thoracolumbar movement in subjectively sound horses comparing straight lines with circles on both reins and to relate these observations to the objectively determined symmetry/asymmetry of hindlimb gait. Fourteen non-lame horses were assessed prospectively in a non-random, cross-sectional survey. The horses were trotted in straight lines and lunged on both reins and inertial sensor data collected at landmarks: withers, T13 and T18, L3, tubera sacrale, and left and right tubera coxae...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190504/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-for-infection-with-equine-coronavirus-in-healthy-horses-in-the-usa
#17
L J Kooijman, K James, S M Mapes, M J P Theelen, N Pusterla
Equine coronavirus (ECoV) is considered an enteric pathogen of foals and has only recently been associated with infections in adult horses. Seroprevalence data is needed to better understand the epidemiology of ECoV in adult horses, evaluate diagnostic modalities and develop preventive measures. The objective of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence and selective risk factors for ECoV in 5247 healthy adult horses in the USA, using a recently established and validated IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190503/monitoring-equine-head-related-pain-with-the-equine-utrecht-university-scale-for-facial-assessment-of-pain-equus-fap
#18
Johannes P A M van Loon, Machteld C Van Dierendonck
This study validates a recently described pain scale, the Equine Utrecht University scale for facial assessment of pain (EQUUS-FAP), in horses with acute or postoperative pain originating from the head, including dental pain, ocular pain, or trauma to the skull. This cohort study of 23 horses with head-related pain and 23 normal, healthy controls revealed significant differences in EQUUS-FAP scores between control horses and horses with acute or postoperative pain (P <0.001). Moreover, pain scores after surgery decreased significantly over time (P <0...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190502/a-systematic-worldwide-review-of-the-direct-monetary-losses-in-cattle-due-to-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-infection
#19
Veronika Richter, Karin Lebl, Walter Baumgartner, Walter Obritzhauser, Annemarie Käsbohrer, Beate Pinior
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) is an important infectious agent of cattle worldwide that affects herd productivity and reproduction. In this systematic review of the impact of BVDV, studies were analysed with a particular focus on the monetary implications and types of direct losses, the initial infection status of herds, production systems, time periods of assessment, calculation level, study types and whether or not country-specific assessments were published. A linear mixed model was applied to analyse factors that influence the level of monetary direct losses due to BVDV infection...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190501/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers-coronavirus-and-dromedaries
#20
REVIEW
Ulrich Wernery, Susanna K P Lau, Patrick C Y Woo
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a zoonotic viral disease that can be transmitted from dromedaries to human beings. More than 1500 cases of MERS have been reported in human beings to date. Although MERS has been associated with 30% case fatality in human beings, MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in dromedaries is usually asymptomatic. In rare cases, dromedaries may develop mild respiratory signs. No MERS-CoV or antibodies against the virus have been detected in camelids other than dromedaries...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
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