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Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627284/treatment-of-neotrombicula-species-infestation-in-cats-using-a-10-w-v-fipronil-topical-spot-on-formulation-a-pilot-study
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Marie C Cadiergues, Christelle Navarro, Eloy Castilla-Castaño, Line A Lecru, Charline Pressanti
Objectives Few data are available concerning therapeutic aspects of feline trombiculiasis. This study evaluated the efficacy of a 10% w/v fipronil-based spot-on solution in 15 cats with natural Neotrombicula species infestation. Methods Ten cats received 1 drop per affected site on day (D)0 and D14, with the rest of the 0.5 ml pipette applied on the skin between the shoulders. Five cats served as non-treated controls. Parasite score (0 = absent; 3 = severe, >10 parasites/zone) was assessed on D0, D14 and D28 on all animals...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627283/epidemiological-investigation-of-euthanasia-in-an-ontario-animal-shelter
#2
Rachael Mozes, David L Pearl, Lee Niel, J Scott Weese
Objectives The objective was to evaluate factors associated with euthanasia in an animal shelter in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Methods Shelter data from 3737 cats admitted to the shelter between January and December 2011 were evaluated. Results Overall, 1989/3737 (53%) of admitted cats were euthanized. Male cats had greater odds of being euthanized than females (odds ratio [OR] 1.63, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.29-2.05; P <0.001) and surrendered cats were more likely to be euthanized than strays (OR 38...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621156/pilot-study-use-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-feline-renal-transplant-recipients
#3
Esther H Greenbarg, David A Jiménez, Lucas A Nell, Chad W Schmiedt
Objectives The study aims were to evaluate the feasibility of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in feline renal transplant recipients in the post-transplantation period and to report findings in a case with presumptive delayed allograft ischemia. Methods Cats were imaged postoperatively using contrast harmonic ultrasonography after a bolus injection of a microbubble contrast medium. Time/mean pixel intensity curves were generated for cortical and medullary regions of interest in the renal allograft in each cat...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589743/rapid-and-sensitive-insulated-isothermal-pcr-for-point-of-need-feline-leukaemia-virus-detection
#4
Rebecca P Wilkes, Eman Anis, Dawn Dunbar, Pei-Yu A Lee, Yun-Long Tsai, Fu-Chun Lee, Hsiao-Fen G Chang, Hwa-Tang T Wang, Elizabeth M Graham
Objectives Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV), a gamma retrovirus, causes diseases of the feline haematopoietic system that are invariably fatal. Rapid and accurate testing at the point-of-need (PON) supports prevention of virus spread and management of clinical disease. This study evaluated the performance of an insulated isothermal PCR (iiPCR) that detects proviral DNA, and a reverse transcription (RT)-iiPCR that detects both viral RNA and proviral DNA, for FeLV detection at the PON. Methods Mycoplasma haemofelis, feline coronavirus, feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus and feline immunodeficiency virus were used to test analytical specificity...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569590/pharmacokinetic-comparison-of-two-buprenorphine-formulations-after-buccal-administration-in-healthy-male-cats
#5
Brett M Gulledge, Kristen M Messenger, Karen K Cornell, Heather Lindell, Chad W Schmiedt
Objectives The objective of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetics of compounded and commercially available aqueous formulations of buprenorphine after a single buccal dose to healthy cats and to evaluate the concentrations of a compounded buprenorphine solution over 21 days when stored at room temperature (RT; 22-24°C) with exposure to light or when refrigerated at 4°C while protected from light. Methods Six young healthy male cats were administered single buccal doses of compounded and commercially available formulations of buprenorphine (0...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569081/owner-perceptions-of-their-cat-s-quality-of-life-when-treated-with-a-modified-university-of-wisconsin-madison-protocol-for-lymphoma
#6
Laura A Thornton, Nicholas Cave, Janis P Bridges, Anneliese J Stell
Objectives The objectives of this study were to assess owner perceptions of their cat's quality of life during treatment for lymphoma with a doxorubicin-containing multi-agent chemotherapy protocol, whether various health-related parameters correlated with quality of life scores, and to assess owner satisfaction with the protocol. Methods A postal questionnaire was sent to the owners of 33 treated cats. Owners retrospectively assessed their cat's quality of life using a Likert scale (1-10) before lymphoma was diagnosed, at diagnosis and during chemotherapy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569080/comparison-of-carbohydrate-content-between-grain-containing-and-grain-free-dry-cat-diets-and-between-reported-and-calculated-carbohydrate-values
#7
Lori R Prantil, Cailin R Heinze, Lisa M Freeman
Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the carbohydrate content of grain-containing and grain-free dry cat diets and compare major protein and carbohydrate sources of these diets. Methods This was a cross-sectional study of 77 randomly selected dry cat diets (42 grain-containing, 35 grain-free). Reported carbohydrate values were compared between grain-containing and grain-free cat diets. A subset of 25% of diets from each category (grain-containing and grain-free) was analyzed and nitrogen-free extract was calculated as an estimate of carbohydrate content...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569079/effect-of-a-high-phosphorus-diet-on-indicators-of-renal-health-in-cats
#8
Britta Dobenecker, Anna Webel, Sven Reese, Ellen Kienzle
Objectives High phosphorus intake may further impair renal health in cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The hypothesis that a high phosphorus (HP) diet might be nephrotoxic for healthy animals was tested in cats, a species with a high incidence of naturally occurring CKD. Methods Thirteen healthy adult cats were fed a phosphorus excess diet (about five times maintenance requirements), and this HP group was compared with cats on a balanced control diet (CON). The trial lasted for 29 days (10 days of faeces and urine collection)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555510/perioperative-blood-glucose-concentrations-in-kittens-following-overnight-fasting-and-gonadectomy
#9
Danielle N Semick, Stephanie L Shaver, Heather N Cornell, Nancy C Bradley, Rachael E Kreisler
Objectives The objective of this study was to determine if hypoglycemia is an effect of overnight fasting and gonadectomy in kittens, as well as to determine predictors of baseline and postoperative blood glucose. Methods This was a prospective observational study. Seventy-five kittens between the age of 8 and 16 weeks undergoing routine castration or ovariohysterectomy at an animal shelter were included. Two blood glucose measurements were analyzed per kitten after an overnight fast: a baseline reading prior to preoperative examination, and a reading immediately postoperatively...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548551/comparison-of-intramuscular-butorphanol-and-buprenorphine-combined-with-dexmedetomidine-for-sedation-in-cats
#10
Rebecca J Bhalla, Toby A Trimble, Elizabeth A Leece, Enzo Vettorato
Objectives The objective of this study was to compare the sedative effect of butorphanol-dexmedetomidine with buprenorphine-dexmedetomidine following intramuscular (IM) administration in cats. Methods Using a prospective, randomised, blinded design, 40 client-owned adult cats were assigned to receive IM dexmedetomidine (10 µg/kg) combined with either butorphanol (0.4 mg/kg) ('BUT' group) or buprenorphine (20 µg/kg) ('BUP' group). Sedation was scored using a previously published multidimensional composite scale before administration (T0) and 5, 10, 15 and 20 mins afterwards (T5, T10, T15 and T20, respectively)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548550/felis-catus-papillomavirus-type-2-dna-loads-on-kittens-are-transient-and-do-not-reflect-their-susceptibility-to-infection
#11
Neroli A Thomson, David G Thomas, Karin Weidgraaf, John S Munday
Objectives Felis catus papillomavirus type 2 (FcaPV-2) commonly infects the skin of domestic cats, and mounting evidence suggests that the virus could be involved in a subset of feline skin cancers. The reason why some cats develop FcaPV-2-induced disease and others do not is currently unknown. However, it has been shown that kittens in different litters have markedly different FcaPV-2 DNA loads and the aim of this study was to determine whether these differences could be due to inherent differences in susceptibility to infection...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534655/pain-and-adverse-behavior-in-declawed-cats
#12
Nicole K Martell-Moran, Mauricio Solano, Hugh Gg Townsend
Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the impact of onychectomy (declawing) upon subsequent development of back pain and unwanted behavior in cohorts of treated and control cats housed in two different locations. Methods This was a retrospective cohort study. In total, there was 137 declawed and 137 non-declawed cats, of which 176 were owned cats (88 declawed, 88 non-declawed) and 98 were shelter cats (49 declawed and 49 non-declawed). All cats were physically examined for signs of pain and barbering...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530134/effect-of-intraoperative-positioning-on-the-diameter-of-the-vertebral-canal-in-cats-during-perineal-urethrostomy-cadaveric-study
#13
Pavel Slunsky, Mathias Brunnberg, Shenja Lodersted, Leo Brunnberg
Objectives The objective of this study was to quantify the changes in the diameter of the vertebral canal in the lumbosacral and sacrococcygeal column (L6-Co2) in cats in dorsal and ventral recumbency, simulating real body positioning during a perineal urethrostomy. Methods Twenty-one male feline cadavers were enrolled in the study. All feline cadavers were evaluated by CT. Examinations were performed with the cadaver in a neutral position and dorsal and ventral recumbency. Sagittal vertebral canal diameters (VCDs) were obtained by measuring the distance between the ventral and dorsal aspects of the vertebral canal in the middle of the intervertebral space...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494633/comparison-of-in-clinic-point-of-care-and-reference-laboratory-total-thyroxine-immunoassays-for-diagnosis-and-post-treatment-monitoring-of-hyperthyroid-cats
#14
Mark E Peterson, Mark Rishniw, Graham E Bilbrough, Kate B Cote
Objectives The Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer (IDEXX Laboratories) is a point-of-care instrument that can measure total thyroxine (TT4) by immunoassay. The aims of this study were to evaluate the analytic performance of the Catalyst TT4 assay in feline sera and to examine agreement of the Catalyst TT4 results with those measured by immunoassay at a veterinary reference laboratory. Methods Assay precision, reproducibility and linearity were evaluated for the Catalyst TT4 assay. For method comparison, TT4 concentrations in serum samples from 157 cats (127 hyperthyroid, 30 radioiodine-treated cats) were analyzed by both in-clinic and reference laboratory methods...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467284/clinical-topographical-anatomy-of-the-gastro-oesophageal-junction-in-the-cat
#15
Agni Voutsinou, Lysimachos G Papazoglou, Ioannis Antonopoulos, Timoleon S Rallis
Objectives The purpose of the present study was to describe histologically the gastro-oesophageal junction in the cat and interrelationships of this region. Our hypothesis was that cats are devoid of abdominal oesophagus. Methods Three centimetres of the terminal oesophagus, the phreno-oesophageal membrane with 1-2 cm margins of the diaphragmatic crural muscle and the proximal 3 cm of the gastric cardia were obtained from nine domestic shorthair cats and one domestic longhair cat that were euthanased for reasons other than digestive tract pathology...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434280/use-of-a-custom-made-limb-press-model-to-assess-intra-and-extracapsular-techniques-for-treating-cranial-cruciate-ligament-rupture-in-cats
#16
Wolfgang Kneifel, Danilo Borak, Barbara Bockstahler, Eva Schnabl-Feichter
Objectives This study aimed to compare the under-and-over technique, a type of intracapsular treatment, and the standard fabella-tibial suture, a method for extracapsular treatment, in achieving immediate, postoperative stifle stability after cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture by using a feline, custom-made limb-press model. Methods Cadaveric feline hindlimb specimens (n = 14) were positioned in the limb press at predefined joint angles (stifle joint: 120°; hock joint: 120°), and vertical loads of 5%, 10%, 20% and 30% body weight were applied statically...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430011/demographics-of-hip-dysplasia-in-the-maine-coon-cat
#17
Randall T Loder, Rory J Todhunter
Objectives The aim of this study was to study the demographics of feline hip dysplasia (FHD) in the Maine Coon cat. Methods The complete hip dysplasia registry (public and private) collected by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals through April 2015 was accessed. There were 2732 unique cats; 2708 (99.1%) were Maine Coons, and only these were studied. Variables analyzed were sex, month/season of birth and hip dysplasia score. Two groups were created: those with and without FHD. P <0.05 was considered statistically significant...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425361/assessment-of-real-time-pcr-cycle-threshold-values-in-microsporum-canis-culture-positive-and-culture-negative-cats-in-an-animal-shelter-a-field-study
#18
Linda S Jacobson, Lauren McIntyre, Jenny Mykusz
Objectives Real-time PCR provides quantitative information, recorded as the cycle threshold (Ct) value, about the number of organisms detected in a diagnostic sample. The Ct value correlates with the number of copies of the target organism in an inversely proportional and exponential relationship. The aim of the study was to determine whether Ct values could be used to distinguish between culture-positive and culture-negative samples. Methods This was a retrospective analysis of Ct values from dermatophyte PCR results in cats with suspicious skin lesions or suspected exposure to dermatophytosis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425327/a-cross-sectional-quantitative-rt-pcr-study-of-feline-coronavirus-viremia-and-replication-in-peripheral-blood-of-healthy-shelter-cats-in-southern-california
#19
Eric J Fish, Pedro Paulo Vp Diniz, Yen-Chen Juan, Frank Bossong, Ellen W Collisson, Yvonne Drechsler, Bernhard Kaltenboeck
Objectives The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of feline coronavirus (FCoV) viremia, and its replication in peripheral blood using quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) methodology in a population of 205 healthy shelter cats in Southern California, as well as to assess any possible connection to longitudinal development of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Methods The study was performed on buffy-coat samples from EDTA-anticoagulated whole blood samples of 205 healthy shelter cats. From 50 of these cats, fecal samples were also examined...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425314/effect-of-transmucosal-corn-syrup-application-on-postoperative-blood-glucose-concentrations-in-kittens
#20
Heather N Cornell, Stephanie L Shaver, Danielle N Semick, Nancy C Bradley, Rachael E Kreisler
Objectives The aim of the study was to determine the effect of a common clinical practice, the transmucosal (TM) application of corn syrup, on postoperative blood glucose concentrations in kittens. Methods This study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Seventy-five kittens between the age of 8 and 16 weeks scheduled for surgical sterilization by gonadectomy at an animal shelter were enrolled. Kittens were randomly assigned to either a routine treatment group that received the shelter's typical postoperative application of corn syrup immediately following gonadectomy or to a control group that did not receive typical treatment...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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