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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438201/relation-of-antioxidant-status-at-admission-and-disease-severity-and-outcome-in-dogs-naturally-infected-with-babesia-canis-canis
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Martina Crnogaj, José Joaquin Cerón, Iva Šmit, Ivana Kiš, Jelena Gotić, Mirna Brkljačić, Vesna Matijatko, Camila Peres Rubio, Nada Kučer, Vladimir Mrljak
BACKGROUND: Canine babesiosis is caused by species of the Babesia genus and has become an emerging disease worldwide. To the authors' knowledge there are no reports in which antioxidants have been analyzed in different presentations of canine babesiosis or in which the prognostic value of antioxidants has been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether oxidative stress could be related to the severity and outcome of canine babesiosis. For this purpose a profile consisting of four antioxidant biomarkers (superoxide dismutase - SOD, glutathione peroxidase - GPx, catalase, total antioxidant status - TAS) and malondialdehyde - MDA as an oxidant biomarker (previously evaluated, here studied for comparative purposes) were evaluated in dogs with canine babesiosis of different clinical severity and outcomes...
April 24, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431528/diagnostic-performance-of-the-urinary-canine-calgranulins-in-dogs-with-lower-urinary-or-urogenital-tract-carcinoma
#2
Romy M Heilmann, Elizabeth A McNiel, Niels Grützner, David J Lanerie, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Onset of canine transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and prostatic carcinoma (PCA) is usually insidious with dogs presenting at an advanced stage of the disease. A biomarker that can facilitate early detection of TCC/PCA and improve patient survival would be useful. S100A8/A9 (calgranulin A/B or calprotectin) and S100A12 (calgranulin C) are expressed by cells of the innate immune system and are associated with several inflammatory disorders. S100A8/A9 is also expressed by epithelial cells after malignant transformation and is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation and metastasis...
April 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431524/biosecurity-survey-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-hpai-outbreaks-in-backyard-poultry-holdings-in-thimphu-city-area-bhutan
#3
Tenzin Tenzin, Chador Wangdi, Purna Bdr Rai
BACKGROUND: A questionnaire survey was conducted to assess the biosecurity and other practices of backyard poultry holdings and knowledge and practices of poultry keepers following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus in poultry in Thimphu city area, Bhutan. RESULTS: The study identified 62 backyard poultry holdings in 12 settlement areas, and the owners were subsequently interviewed. The birds are kept in a low-input low-output system, fed locally available scavenging feed base, and supplemented with food scraps and some grain...
April 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427401/ki-67-protein-expression-and-tumor-associated-inflammatory-cells-macrophages-and-mast-cells-in-canine-colorectal-carcinoma
#4
M Woldemeskel, I Hawkins, L Whittington
BACKGROUND: Ki67 index, tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) and mast cells (MCs) are associated with malignancies in animal and human neoplasms including colorectal carcinomas (CRC). This has not been assessed in canine CRC. Given similar genetic abnormalities between human and canine CRC, we assessed Ki-67 and mitotic indices, TAMs and MC count (MCC) in canine CRC (n = 17). TAMs and MCC were compared with those in adenomas (n = 13) and control (n = 9). RESULTS: Ki-67 index in CRC (17...
April 20, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420386/sedation-levels-in-dogs-a-validation-study
#5
Marika C Wagner, Kent G Hecker, Daniel S J Pang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess validation evidence for a sedation scale for dogs. We hypothesized that the chosen sedation scale would be unreliable when used by different raters and show poor discrimination between sedation protocols. A sedation scale (range 0-21) was used to score 62 dogs scheduled to receive sedation at two veterinary clinics in a prospective trial. Scores recorded by a single observer were used to assess internal consistency and construct validity of the scores...
April 18, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412947/report-of-the-first-clinical-case-of-intestinal-trichomoniasis-caused-by-tritrichomonas-foetus-in-a-cat-with-chronic-diarrhoea-in-brazil
#6
Aline S Hora, Samantha I Miyashiro, Fabiana C Cassiano, Paulo E Brandão, Archivaldo Reche-Junior, Hilda F J Pena
BACKGROUND: Tritrichomonas foetus is an emergent and important enteric pathogen of cats, which causes prolonged diarrhoea in cats. CASE PRESENTATION: This study describes a T. foetus infection in a seven-month-old, entire male domestic shorthair kitten with a six-month history of persistent large intestinal diarrhoea, faecal incontinence, prostration, apathy and weight loss. Parasites were microscopically observed and confirmed by PCR and DNA sequencing. Molecular analyses were carried out comparing the sequence obtained in this study with T...
April 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410619/foxo1-pxk-pycard-and-samd9l-are-differentially-expressed-by-fibroblast-like-cells-in-equine-synovial-membrane-compared-to-joint-capsule
#7
Line Nymann Thomsen, Preben Dybdahl Thomsen, Alison Downing, Richard Talbot, Lise Charlotte Berg
BACKGROUND: The synovial membrane lines the luminal side of the joint capsule in synovial joints. It maintains joint homeostasis and plays a crucial role in equine joint pathology. When trauma or inflammation is induced in a joint, the synovial membrane influences progression of joint damage. Equine synovial membrane research is hampered by a lack of markers of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) to distinguish FLS from other fibroblast-like cells in musculoskeletal connective tissues...
April 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410613/evaluation-of-six-serological-elisa-kits-available-in-italy-as-screening-tests-for-equine-infectious-anaemia-surveillance
#8
Roberto Nardini, Gian Luca Autorino, Charles J Issel, R Frank Cook, Ida Ricci, Raffaele Frontoso, Francesca Rosone, Maria Teresa Scicluna
BACKGROUND: ELISAs are known to have a higher diagnostic sensitivity than the agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) when employed for serological diagnosis of equine infectious anaemia (EIA). For this purpose, an "in-house" and five commercial ELISAs available in Italy were assessed by the National Reference Centre for EIA for their analytic specificity (Sp); precocity, defined as capability of detecting first antibodies produced during a new infection; precision based on repeatability and reproducibility, estimated from the coefficient of variation (CV); accuracy, estimated from multiple K and relative Sp and sensitivity (Se)...
April 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410608/cross-sectional-survey-of-selected-enteric-viruses-in-polish-turkey-flocks-between-2008-and-2011
#9
K Domańska-Blicharz, Ł Bocian, A Lisowska, A Jacukowicz, A Pikuła, Z Minta
BACKGROUND: Enteric diseases are an important health problem for the intensive poultry industry, resulting in considerable economic losses. Apart from such microbiological agents associated with enteritis as bacteria and parasites, a lot of research has been recently conducted on viral origin of enteric diseases. However, enteric viruses have been identified in intestinal tract of not only diseased but also healthy poultry, so their role in enteritis is still unclear. The present study aimed at determination of the prevalence of four enteric viruses, namely astrovirus, coronavirus, parvovirus and rotavirus in meat-type turkey flocks in Poland as well as at statistical evaluation of the occurrence of the studied viruses and their relationships with the health status and the age of birds...
April 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410582/metronidazole-for-the-treatment-of-tritrichomonas-foetus-in-bulls
#10
David Love, Virginia R Fajt, Thomas Hairgrove, Meredyth Jones, James A Thompson
BACKGROUND: Tritrichomonas foetus is a sexually transmitted protozoon that causes reproductive failure, among cattle, so disruptive that many western US states have initiated control programs. Current control programs are based on the testing and exclusion of individual bulls. Unfortunately, these programs are utilizing screening tests that are lacking in sensitivity. Blanket treatment of all the exposed bulls and adequate sexual rest for the exposed cows could provide a more viable disease control option...
April 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407805/revelation-of-mrnas-and-proteins-in-porcine-milk-exosomes-by-transcriptomic-and-proteomic-analysis
#11
Ting Chen, Qian-Yun Xi, Jia-Jie Sun, Rui-Song Ye, Xiao Cheng, Rui-Ping Sun, Song-Bo Wang, Gang Shu, Li-Na Wang, Xiao-Tong Zhu, Qing-Yan Jiang, Yong-Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Milk is a complex liquid that provides nutrition to newborns. Recent reports demonstrated that milk is enriched in maternal-derived exosomes that are involved in fetal physiological and pathological conditions by transmission of exosomal mRNAs, miRNAs and proteins. Until now, there is no such research relevant to exosomal mRNAs and proteins in porcine milk, therefore, we have attempted to investigate porcine milk exosomal mRNAs and proteins using RNA-sequencing and proteomic analysis...
April 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407771/amyloid-precursor-protein-lipofuscin-accumulation-and-expression-of-autophagy-markers-in-aged-bovine-brain
#12
D De Biase, A Costagliola, T B Pagano, G Piegari, S Wojcik, J Dziewiątkowski, E Grieco, G Mattace Raso, V Russo, S Papparella, O Paciello
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a highly regulated process involving the bulk degradation of cytoplasmic macromolecules and organelles in mammalian cells via the lysosomal system. Dysregulation of autophagy is implicated in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases and integrity of the autophagosomal - lysosomal network appears to be critical in the progression of aging. Our aim was to survey the expression of autophagy markers and Amyloid precursor protein (APP) in aged bovine brains...
April 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407742/higher-neonatal-growth-rate-and-body-condition-score-at-7%C3%A2-months-are-predictive-factors-of-obesity-in-adult-female-beagle-dogs
#13
Lucie Leclerc, Chantal Thorin, John Flanagan, Vincent Biourge, Samuel Serisier, Patrick Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The risks during early growth on becoming overweight in adulthood are widely studied in humans. However, early-life predictive factors for canine adult overweight and obesity have not yet been studied. To identify factors that may help explain the development of overweight and obesity at adulthood in dogs, a longitudinal study of 2 years was conducted in 24 female Beagle dogs of the same age, sexual status, and raised under identical environmental conditions. By means of a hierarchical classification on principal components with the following quantitative values: fat-free mass (FFM), percentage fat mass and pelvic circumference at 2 years of age, three groups of dogs were established and were nominally named: ideal weight (IW, n = 9), slightly overweight (OW1, n = 6) and overweight (OW2, n = 9)...
April 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407738/-why-won-t-they-just-vaccinate-horse-owner-risk-perception-and-uptake-of-the-hendra-virus-vaccine
#14
J Manyweathers, H Field, N Longnecker, K Agho, C Smith, M Taylor
BACKGROUND: Hendra virus is a paramyxovirus that causes periodic serious disease and fatalities in horses and humans in Australia first identified in 1994. Pteropid bats (commonly known as flying-foxes) are the natural host of the virus, and the putative route of infection in horses is by ingestion or inhalation of material contaminated by flying-fox urine or other bodily fluids. Humans become infected after close contact with infected horses. Horse owners in Australia are encouraged to vaccinate their horses against Hendra virus to reduce the risk of Hendra virus infection, and to prevent potential transmission to humans...
April 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403841/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trypanosome-prevalence-in-tsetse-flies
#15
REVIEW
Reta D Abdi, Getahun E Agga, Weldegebrial G Aregawi, Merga Bekana, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Vincent Delespaux, Luc Duchateau
BACKGROUND: The optimisation of trypanosomosis control programs warrants a good knowledge of the main vector of animal and human trypanosomes in sub-Saharan Africa, the tsetse fly. An important aspect of the tsetse fly population is its trypanosome infection prevalence, as it determines the intensity of the transmission of the parasite by the vector. We therefore conducted a systematic review of published studies documenting trypanosome infection prevalence from field surveys or from laboratory experiments under controlled conditions...
April 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403882/pathobiological-investigation-of-naturally-infected-canine-rabies-cases-from-sri-lanka
#16
S Beck, P Gunawardena, D L Horton, D J Hicks, D A Marston, A Ortiz-Pelaez, A R Fooks, A Núñez
BACKGROUND: The recommended screening of rabies in 'suspect' animal cases involves testing fresh brain tissue. The preservation of fresh tissue however can be difficult under field conditions and formalin fixation provides a simple alternative that may allow a confirmatory diagnosis. The occurrence and location of histopathological changes and immunohistochemical (IHC) labelling for rabies in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) canine brain is described in samples from 57 rabies suspect cases from Sri-Lanka...
April 12, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403840/variation-in-fat-content-between-liver-lobes-and-comparison-with-histopathological-scores-in-dairy-cows-with-fatty-liver
#17
C Gerspach, S Imhasly, R Klingler, M Hilbe, S Hartnack, M Ruetten
BACKGROUND: The assessment of a liver biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosing and staging fatty liver in dairy cows, which is often necessary for diagnostic and research purposes. Accuracy of the diagnosis relays on the quality of the biopsy, the assumed representativeness of a small tissue sample for a disease process throughout the liver and accurate human evaluation of histologic specimens. The objective of the present study was to assess the distribution of triacylglycerol (TAG) infiltration throughout the parenchyma of livers with different degrees of fatty liver in dairy cows...
April 12, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390431/mycoplasma-detection-by-triplex-real-time-pcr-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-bovine-respiratory-disease-complex-cases
#18
Jan B W J Cornelissen, Freddy M de Bree, Fimme J van der Wal, Engbert A Kooi, Miriam G J Koene, Alex Bossers, Bregtje Smid, Adriaan F Antonis, Henk J Wisselink
BACKGROUND: In this study we evaluated the RespoCheck Mycoplasma triplex real-time PCR for the detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of Mycoplasma (M.) dispar, M. bovis and M. bovirhinis, all three associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Primers and probes of the RespoCheck Mycoplasma triplex real-time PCR are based on the V3/V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene of the three Mycoplasma species. RESULTS: The analytical sensitivity of the RespoCheck triplex real-time PCR was, as determined by spiking experiments of the Mycoplasma strains in Phosphate Buffered Saline, 300 colony forming units (cfu)/mL for M...
April 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390412/first-recorded-case-of-paramyxovirus-infection-introduced-into-a-healthy-snake-collection-in-croatia
#19
Jelena Prpic, Tomislav Keros, Maja Lang Balija, Dubravko Forcic, Lorena Jemersic
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we describe the first paramyxovirus infection in a snake collection in Croatia caused by an introduction of new snakes that were not previously tested and didn't show any signs of disease. CASE PRESENTATION: In less than a month after introduction into a healthy colony, new snakes began to show respiratory symptoms (i.e. mouth opening, wheezing, etc.) and died within a month and a half after antibiotic therapy was applied. The same symptoms and a high mortality rate were then observed in in-contact snakes from other collections belonging to different snake families...
April 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390394/hypovitaminosis-d-is-associated-with-negative-outcome-in-dogs-with-protein-losing-enteropathy-a-retrospective-study-of-43-cases
#20
K Allenspach, J Rizzo, A E Jergens, Y M Chang
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D has previously been shown to be prevalent amongst dogs with protein losing enteropathy (PLE). The hypothesis of this study was that Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D) serum concentrations could be a risk factor for negative outcome in dogs with PLE. Forty-three dogs diagnosed with PLE (2005-2014) and which serum Vitamin D serum concentrations were collected and archived at -80 Degrees C were analyzed. Post-diagnostic communication with referring veterinarians was made to determine outcome of PLE dogss: Dogs which died due to PLE within 4 months after diagnosis (negative outcome group, n = 22) and dogs alive or which died due to another disease at the end point of the study (1 year after diagnosis, good outcome group, n = 21)...
April 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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