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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800756/lawsonia-intracellularis-in-the-feces-of-wild-rodents-and-stray-cats-captured-around-equine-farms
#1
Jeong-Min Hwang, Myung-Ji Seo, Jung-Yong Yeh
BACKGROUND: Proliferative enteropathy is a global enteric disease of particular importance in pigs. The causative bacterium, Lawsonia intracellularis, has a wide range of susceptible host species. Recently, L. intracellularis has been recognized as an etiologic agent of an emerging enteric disease in foals called equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE). The presence of L. intracellularis in nonruminant wildlife has raised questions regarding the role of these species in EPE transmission...
August 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793900/botanical-ethnoveterinary-therapies-used-by-agro-pastoralists-of-fafan-zone-eastern-ethiopia
#2
Teka Feyera, Endalkachew Mekonnen, Befekadu Urga Wakayo, Solomon Assefa
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, plant based remedies are still the most important and sometimes the only source of therapeutics in the management of livestock diseases. However, documentation of this indigenous knowledge of therapeutic system still remains at a minimum level. The aim of this study was, thus, to document the traditional knowledge of botanical ethnoveterinary therapies in the agro-pastoral communities of Fafan Zone, Eastern Ethiopia. METHODS: The study employed a cross-sectional participatory survey...
August 9, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789691/sex-specific-differences-in-hepatic-and-plasma-lipid-profiles-in-healthy-cats-pre-and-post-spaying-and-neutering-relationship-with-feline-hepatic-lipidosis
#3
Chiara Valtolina, Arie B Vaandrager, Robert P Favier, Maidina Tuohetahuntila, Anne Kummeling, Isabelle Jeusette, Jan Rothuizen, Joris H Robben
BACKGROUND: A link between lipid metabolism and disease has been recognized in cats. Since hepatic lipidosis is a frequent disorder in cats, the aim of the current study was to evaluate liver and plasma lipid dimorphism in healthy cats and the effects of gonadectomy on lipid profiling. From six female and six male cats plasma and liver lipid profiles before and after spaying/neutering were assessed and compared to five cats (three neutered male and two spayed female) diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis...
August 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774299/estimation-of-the-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-two-serum-elisas-and-one-fecal-qpcr-for-diagnosis-of-paratuberculosis-in-sub-clinically-infected-young-adult-french-sheep-using-latent-class-bayesian-modeling
#4
Yoann Mathevon, Gilles Foucras, Rémy Falguières, Fabien Corbiere
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of two serum ELISAs and one quantitative PCR on feces for the diagnosis of paratuberculosis in sub-clinically infected young-adult sheep. A cross-sectional study was performed to collect 1197 individual blood and fecal samples from 2- to 3-year-old sub-clinically infected ewes in 14 closed meat sheep flocks in France. Fecal excretion was determined using qPCR based on IS900 sequence detection, and serology was performed on serum samples using two commercial ELISAs...
August 3, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768536/a-novel-composite-formulation-of-palmitoylethanolamide-and-quercetin-decreases-inflammation-and-relieves-pain-in-inflammatory-and-osteoarthritic-pain-models
#5
Domenico Britti, Rosalia Crupi, Daniela Impellizzeri, Enrico Gugliandolo, Roberta Fusco, Carlo Schievano, Valeria Maria Morittu, Maurizio Evangelista, Rosanna Di Paola, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common progressive joint disease in dogs and cats. The goal of OA treatment is to reduce inflammation, minimize pain, and maintain joint function. Currently, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., meloxicam) are the cornerstone of treatment for OA pain, but side effects with long-term use pose important challenges to veterinary practitioners when dealing with OA pain. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a naturally-occurring fatty acid amide, locally produced on demand by tissues in response to stress...
August 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768514/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-a-real-time-reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction-detecting-feline-coronavirus-mutations-in-effusion-and-serum-plasma-of-cats-to-diagnose-feline-infectious-peritonitis
#6
Sandra Felten, Christian M Leutenegger, Hans-Joerg Balzer, Nikola Pantchev, Kaspar Matiasek, Gerhard Wess, Herman Egberink, Katrin Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Feline coronavirus (FCoV) exists as two pathotypes, and FCoV spike gene mutations are considered responsible for the pathotypic switch in feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of a real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) specifically designed to detect FCoV spike gene mutations at two nucleotide positions. It was hypothesized that this test would correctly discriminate feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) and feline enteric coronavirus (FECV)...
August 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764692/african-swine-fever-virus-infection-in-classical-swine-fever-subclinically-infected-wild-boars
#7
Oscar Cabezón, Sara Muñoz-González, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Marta Pérez-Simó, Rosa Rosell, Santiago Lavín, Ignasi Marco, Lorenzo Fraile, Paloma Martínez de la Riva, Fernando Rodríguez, Javier Domínguez, Llilianne Ganges
BACKGROUND: Recently moderate-virulence classical swine fever virus (CSFV) strains have been proven capable of generating postnatal persistent infection (PI), defined by the maintenance of viremia and the inability to generate CSFV-specific immune responses in animals. These animals also showed a type I interferon blockade in the absence of clinical signs. In this study, we assessed the infection generated in 7-week-old CSFV PI wild boars after infection with the African swine fever virus (ASFV)...
August 1, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754112/pharmacokinetics-bioavailability-and-dose-assessment-of-cefquinome-against-escherichia-coli-in-black-swans-cygnus-atratus
#8
Dong-Hao Zhao, Xu-Feng Wang, Qiang Wang, Liu-Dong Li
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to investigate pharmacokinetics and dose regimens of cefquinome in black swans following intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) administration at a single dose of 2 mg/kg. The MICs of cefquinome against 49 Escherichia coli isolates from black swans were determined. Monte Carlo simulation was applied to conduct the dose regimen assessment and optimization of cefquinome against E. coli in black swans, and a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) cutoff was established for E...
July 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750619/the-practical-use-of-genome-sequencing-data-in-the-management-of-a-feline-colony-pedigree
#9
Fabiana H G Farias, Chad Tomlinson, Jeffrey Labuda, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, Rondo Middleton, Wesley C Warren
BACKGROUND: A higher prevalence of inherited disorders among companion animals are often rooted in their historical restricted artificial selection for a variety of observed phenotypes that eventually decreased genetic diversity. Cats have been afflicted with many inherited diseases due to domestication and intense breed selection. Advances in sequencing technology have generated a more comprehensive way to access genetic information from an individual, allowing identification of putative disease-causing variants and in practice a means to avoid their spread and thus better pedigree management...
July 27, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738871/highly-suspected-cases-of-salmonellosis-in-two-cats-fed-with-a-commercial-raw-meat-based-diet-health-risks-to-animals-and-zoonotic-implications
#10
Federica Giacometti, Jacopo Magarotto, Andrea Serraino, Silvia Piva
BACKGROUND: Feeding raw meat-based diets (RMBD) to companion animals raises public health concerns for both animals and humans. While considerable attention has been paid to bacterial contamination of commercial pet food, few literature studies have investigated foodborne disease in companion animals. Salmonellosis is reported to be infrequent in cats but no known data or studies estimating feline salmonellosis are available or large-scale epidemiological studies assessing Salmonella risk factors...
July 24, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724414/effects-of-feeding-drunken-horse-grass-infected-with-epichlo%C3%A3-gansuensis-endophyte-on-animal-performance-clinical-symptoms-and-physiological-parameters-in-sheep
#11
Ying Liang, Hucheng Wang, Chunjie Li, Zhibiao Nan, Fadi Li
BACKGROUND: Many reports showed that grass-endophyte symbiosis induced livestock poisoned. Yet, there is no study evaluating clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep fed Epichloë gansuensis endophyte-infected grass. The objective of the present study was to investigate these indexes by feeding sheep with endophyte-infected A. inebrians (E+ Group) or endophyte-free A. inebrians (E- Group) drunken horse grass or alfalfa hay (Control Group). RESULTS: The Epichloë endophyte caused obvious toxicity symptoms in the sheep fed E+ A...
July 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705198/evaluation-of-a-multiplex-real-time-pcr-for-detection-of-four-bacterial-agents-commonly-associated-with-bovine-respiratory-disease-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid
#12
Henk J Wisselink, Jan B W J Cornelissen, Fimme J van der Wal, Engbert A Kooi, Miriam G Koene, Alex Bossers, Bregtje Smid, Freddy M de Bree, Adriaan F G Antonis
BACKGROUND: Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, Histophilus somni and Trueperella pyogenes are four bacterial agents commonly associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). In this study a bacterial multiplex real-time PCR (the RespoCheck PCR) was evaluated for the detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of these four bacterial agents. RESULTS: The analytical sensitivity of the multiplex real-time PCR assay determined on purified DNA and on bacterial cells of the four target pathogens was one to ten fg DNA/assay and 4 × 10(-1) to 2 × 10(0) CFU/assay...
July 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705189/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-conventional-dynamic-compression-plates-and-string-of-pearls%C3%A2-locking-plates-using-cantilever-bending-in-a-canine-ilial-fracture-model
#13
Allison R Kenzig, James R Butler, Lauren B Priddy, Kristen R Lacy, Steven H Elder
BACKGROUND: Fracture of the ilium is common orthopedic injury that often requires surgical stabilization in canine patients. Of the various methods of surgical stabilization available, application of a lateral bone plate to the ilium is the most common method of fixation. Many plating options are available, each having its own advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical properties of a 3.5 mm String-of-Pearls™ plate and a 3.5 mm dynamic compression plate in a cadaveric canine ilial fracture model...
July 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701192/protection-of-farm-goats-by-combinations-of-recombinant-peptides-and-formalin-inactivated-spores-from-a-lethal-bacillus-anthracis-challenge-under-field-conditions
#14
Susanne M Koehler, Fatih Buyuk, Ozgur Celebi, Hayati Demiraslan, Mehmet Doganay, Mitat Sahin, Jens Moehring, Okechukwu C Ndumnego, Salih Otlu, Henriette van Heerden, Wolfgang Beyer
BACKGROUND: Bacillus (B.) anthracis, the causal agent of anthrax, is effectively controlled by the Sterne live spore vaccine (34F2) in animals. However, live spore vaccines are not suitable for simultaneous vaccination and antibiotic treatment of animals being at risk of infection in an outbreak situation. Non-living vaccines could close this gap. RESULTS: In this study a combination of recombinant protective antigen and recombinant Bacillus collagen-like antigen (rBclA) with or without formalin inactivated spores (FIS), targeted at raising an immune response against both the toxins and the spore of B...
July 12, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697731/texture-analysis-of-pulmonary-parenchymateous-changes-related-to-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-dogs-a-novel-approach-using-quantitative-methods
#15
C B Marschner, M Kokla, J M Amigo, E A Rozanski, B Wiinberg, F J McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in dogs relies on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), but detailed interpretation of CTPA images is demanding for the radiologist and only large vessels may be evaluated. New approaches for better detection of smaller thrombi include dual energy computed tomography (DECT) as well as computer assisted diagnosis (CAD) techniques. The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance of quantitative texture analysis for detecting dogs with PTE using grey-level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) and multivariate statistical classification analyses...
July 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693578/first-detection-of-european-bat-lyssavirus-type-2-eblv-2-in-norway
#16
Torfinn Moldal, Turid Vikøren, Florence Cliquet, Denise A Marston, Jeroen van der Kooij, Knut Madslien, Irene Ørpetveit
BACKGROUND: In Europe, bat rabies is primarily attributed to European bat lyssavirus type 1 (EBLV-1) and European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) which are both strongly host-specific. Approximately thirty cases of infection with EBLV-2 in Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii) and pond bats (M. dasycneme) have been reported. Two human cases of rabies caused by EBLV-2 have also been confirmed during the last thirty years, while natural spill-over to other non-flying mammals has never been reported...
July 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693574/demographics-of-dogs-cats-and-rabbits-attending-veterinary-practices-in-great-britain-as-recorded-in-their-electronic-health-records
#17
Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Peter-John M Noble, Phil H Jones, Tarek Menacere, Iain Buchan, Suzanna Reynolds, Susan Dawson, Rosalind M Gaskell, Sally Everitt, Alan D Radford
BACKGROUND: Understanding the distribution and determinants of disease in animal populations must be underpinned by knowledge of animal demographics. For companion animals, these data have been difficult to collect because of the distributed nature of the companion animal veterinary industry. Here we describe key demographic features of a large veterinary-visiting pet population in Great Britain as recorded in electronic health records, and explore the association between a range of animal's characteristics and socioeconomic factors...
July 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693561/goats-as-sentinel-hosts-for-the-detection-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-risk-areas-in-the-canton-of-valais-switzerland
#18
Nadia Rieille, Christine Klaus, Donata Hoffmann, Olivier Péter, Maarten J Voordouw
BACKGROUND: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an important tick-borne disease in Europe. Detection of the TBE virus (TBEV) in local populations of Ixodes ricinus ticks is the most reliable proof that a given area is at risk for TBE, but this approach is time-consuming and expensive. A cheaper and simpler approach is to use immunology-based methods to screen vertebrate hosts for TBEV-specific antibodies and subsequently test the tick populations at locations with seropositive animals. RESULTS: The purpose of the present study was to use goats as sentinel animals to identify new risk areas for TBE in the canton of Valais in Switzerland...
July 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688454/reassortment-process-after-co-infection-of-pigs-with-avian-h1n1-and-swine-h3n2-influenza-viruses
#19
Kinga Urbaniak, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Andrzej Kowalczyk, Krzysztof Kwit, Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól, Barbara Frącek, Zygmunt Pejsak
BACKGROUND: The influenza A virus is highly variable, which, to some degree, is caused by the reassortment of viral genetic material. This process plays a major role in the generation of novel influenza virus strains that can emerge in a new host population. Due to the susceptibility of pigs to infections with avian, swine and human influenza viruses, they are considered intermediate hosts for the adaptation of the avian influenza virus to humans. In order to test the reassortment process in pigs, they were co-infected with H3N2 A/swine/Gent/172/2008 (Gent/08) and H1N1 A/duck/Italy/1447/2005 (Italy/05) and co-housed with a group of naïve piglets...
July 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683792/preparation-and-evaluation-of-goose-reovirus-inactivated-vaccine
#20
Xiaoyu Niu, Bingqian Zhang, Xianglong Yu, Xin Zhang, Yanguo Dou, Yi Tang, Youxiang Diao
BACKGROUND: Infection with Goose Reovirus (GRV) can cause serious economic losses in the goose breeding industry. In this study, the GRV allantoic fluid was concentrated and used as an antigen in a formalin-inactivated oil-emulsion vaccine. RESULTS: When 6 day-old geese were inoculated, antibodies against GRV became detectable at 6 days post-vaccination, their concentration peaked at 3 weeks. These antibodies were maintained for longer than 2 weeks. As the most susceptible age for GRV infection is birds under 2 weeks of age this vaccine should provide adequate cover for the most at risk birds...
July 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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