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Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534655/pain-and-adverse-behavior-in-declawed-cats
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391757/dose-finding-study-comparing-three-treatments-of-remifentanil-in-cats-anesthetized-with-isoflurane-undergoing-ovariohysterectomy
#10
Marcela L Machado, João Henrique N Soares, Maria Alice Kuster de Albuquerque Gress, Douglas Dos Santos E Castro, Kaleizu Teodoro Rosa, Phillipe Bauer de Araujo Doria, Fabio Otero Ascoli
Objectives Three infusion rates of remifentanil were used in isoflurane-anesthetized cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy. The aim of this study was to identify a dosage regimen that would provide optimal anesthetic and surgical conditions, as well as to compare cardiovascular response to surgical stimulation, postoperative analgesia, anesthetic duration and quality of recovery among the tested remifentanil infusion rates. Methods Twenty-seven client-owned, mixed-breed adult healthy female cats were randomized to receive remifentanil 0...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379113/comparison-of-health-parameters-in-normal-cats-fed-a-limited-iodine-prescription-food-vs-a-conventional-diet
#11
Inke Paetau-Robinson, Lynda D Melendez, S Dru Forrester, Laura J Armbrust, Kent R Refsal, Patricia A Burris
Objectives The objective was to compare the effect on thyroid function in healthy, adult cats fed a limited iodine food or conventional diet for 24 months. Methods Cats in the limited iodine group (n = 14) were fed a commercial, dry food containing 0.2 ppm iodine on a dry-matter basis (DMB). Cats in the conventional diet group (n = 12) were fed an identical diet except that the iodine content was 3.2 ppm on a DMB. Both groups were maintained on their respective diets for 24 months. The median age of the cats at baseline was 3...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379112/comparison-of-two-sedation-protocols-for-short-electroretinography-in-cats
#12
María J Del Sole, Pablo Nejamkin, Verónica Cavilla, Paula Schaiquevich, Laura Moreno
Objectives The objectives were to compare two different sedative combinations, xylazine-ketamine and dexmedetomidine-ketamine, on the short electroretinography (ERG) protocol and their impact on sedative effect, reversal times and physiological variables in cats. Methods Six healthy spayed female domestic cats were sedated using one of two ketamine-containing protocols: intramuscular xylazine hydrochloride (1 mg/kg) plus ketamine hydrochloride (3 mg/kg) (XK), and dexmedetomidine hydrochloride (5 µg/kg) plus ketamine hydrochloride (3 mg/kg) (DK)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375041/prevalence-of-external-ear-disorders-in-belgian-stray-cats
#13
Anouck Bollez, Hilde de Rooster, Alessandra Furcas, Sophie Vandenabeele
Objectives Feline otitis externa is a multifactorial dermatological disorder about which very little is known. The objective of this study was to map the prevalence of external ear canal disorders and the pathogens causing otitis externa in stray cats roaming around the region of Ghent, Belgium. Methods One hundred and thirty stray cats were randomly selected during a local trap-neuter-return programme. All cats were European Shorthairs. This study included clinical, otoscopic and cytological evaluation of both external ears of each cat...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367722/feline-urine-metabolomic-signature-characterization-of-low-molecular-weight-substances-in-urine-from-domestic-cats
#14
Sol-Maiam Rivera-Vélez, Nicolas F Villarino
Objectives This aim of this study was to characterize the composition and content of the feline urine metabolome. Methods Eight healthy domestic cats were acclimated at least 10 days before starting the study. Urine samples (~2 ml) were collected by ultrasound-guided cystocentesis. Samples were centrifuged at 1000 × g for 8 mins, and the supernatant was analyzed by gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometery. The urine metabolome was characterized using an untargeted metabolomics approach. Results Three hundred and eighteen metabolites were detected in the urine of the eight cats...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349721/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-the-activation-of-hepatic-progenitor-cells-and-their-niche-in-feline-lymphocytic-cholangitis
#15
Corma Ma Otte, Chiara Valtolina, Sandra Vreman, Siobhan Hubers, Monique E van Wolferen, Robert P Favier, Jan Rothuizen, Louis C Penning
Objectives The aim of the study was to compare the hepatic progenitor cell niche in healthy feline livers and the liver tissue of cats with lymphocytic cholangitis. Methods Immunohistochemical stainings for vimentin, laminin, beta (β)-catenin and Notch1 intracellular domain (NICD) were used on formalin-fixed liver biopsies from affected (n = 12) and unaffected cats (n = 2). Results All immunohistochemical markers used were expressed in more cells, or more intensely, in the liver tissue of cats with lymphocytic cholangitis than in the liver tissue of unaffected cats...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438089/feline-biliary-tree-and-gallbladder-disease
#16
Corma Ma Otte, Louis C Penning, Jan Rothuizen
Practical relevance Diseases of the biliary tree and gallbladder are more common in cats than diseases of the liver parenchyma. The parenchyma is usually affected secondarily to systemic illnesses, while the biliary system is the prime target for infectious agents (eg, bacteria and flukes) and non-infectious conditions (eg, neoplasia and cysts). Clinical approaches Cats with biliary disease are evaluated because of common feline clinical signs such as anorexia, nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Icterus may or may not be obvious...
May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438088/anaplasma-ehrlichia-and-rickettsia-species-infections-in-cats
#17
Maria Grazia Pennisi, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Alan D Radford, Séverine Tasker, Sándor Belák, Diane D Addie, Corine Boucraut-Baralon, Herman Egberink, Tadeusz Frymus, Tim Gruffydd-Jones, Katrin Hartmann, Marian C Horzinek, Margaret J Hosie, Albert Lloret, Hans Lutz, Fulvio Marsilio, Etienne Thiry, Uwe Truyen, Karin Möstl
Anaplasma species, Ehrlichia species and Rickettsia species are vector-borne pathogens infecting a wide variety of mammals, but causing disease in very few of them. Infection in cats: Anaplasma phagocytophilum is the most important feline pathogen among these rickettsial organisms, and coinfections are possible. Little information is available on the pathogenesis of these agents in cats. Clinical signs are usually reported soon after tick infestation. They are mostly non-specific, consisting of fever, anorexia and lethargy...
May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438087/news-views
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May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438086/feline-leprosy-due-to-candidatus-mycobacterium-tarwinense
#19
Carolyn R O'Brien, Richard Malik, Maria Globan, George Reppas, Christina McCowan, Janet A Fyfe
OBJECTIVES: This paper, the first in a series of three on 'feline leprosy', provides a detailed description of disease referable to Candidatus 'Mycobacterium tarwinense', the most common cause of feline leprosy in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Cases were sourced retrospectively and prospectively for this observational study, describing clinical, geographical and molecular microbiological data for cats definitively diagnosed with Candidatus 'M tarwinense' infection...
May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438085/the-feline-blood-film
#20
John W Harvey
Practical relevance: Many veterinary practices have invested in quality automated hematology instruments for use in-house. However, regardless of the specific choice of analyzer, there are important hematology findings that can only be determined by microscopic examination of stained blood films. For this reason, and also for the purpose of quality control for the analyzer, a quick blood film review should be performed alongside every automated complete blood count. Even those practices that submit their blood samples to outside diagnostic laboratories for evaluation, still require the capability to examine stained blood films in emergency situations...
May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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