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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638674/role-of-personality-in-behavioral-responses-to-new-environments-in-captive-asiatic-lions-panthera-leo-persica
#1
Giovanni Quintavalle Pastorino, Anna Viau, Giulio Curone, Paul Pearce-Kelly, Massimo Faustini, Daniele Vigo, Silvia Michela Mazzola, Richard Preziosi
Studying personality in captive animals may enable the development of individual-based management decisions, which may improve animal welfare. Asiatic lions at London Zoo represent an opportunity to research an understudied species' response to new environments since they have experienced social and physical changes, such as new enclosures and increased social interaction with humans. This project aimed to investigate the role of personality in behavioral responses to these changes. Lion personality questionnaires completed by keepers and direct focal animal observations were used to create personality profiles...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553557/factors-affecting-herd-status-for-bovine-tuberculosis-in-dairy-cattle-in-northern-thailand
#2
Tawatchai Singhla, Sukolrat Boonyayatra, Veerasak Punyapornwithaya, Kimberly L VanderWaal, Julio Alvarez, Srinand Sreevatsan, Somphorn Phornwisetsirikun, Jamnong Sankwan, Mongkol Srijun, Scott J Wells
The objective of this case-control study was to identify farm-level risk factors associated with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in dairy cows in northern Thailand. Spatial analysis was performed to identify geographical clustering of case-farms located in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces in northern Thailand. To identify management factors affecting bTB status, a matched case-control study was conducted with 20 case-farms and 38 control-farms. Case-farms were dairy farms with at least single intradermal tuberculin test- (SIT-) reactor(s) in the farms during 2011 to 2015...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480092/the-effect-of-acepromazine-alone-or-in-combination-with-methadone-morphine-or-tramadol-on-sedation-and-selected-cardiopulmonary-variables-in-sheep
#3
Lilian Toshiko Nishimura, Isadora Oliveira Junqueira Villela, Leonardo Lamarca Carvalho, Luisa Pucci Bueno Borges, Marcos Augusto Machado Silva, Ewaldo Mattos-Junior
The sedative and selected cardiopulmonary effects of acepromazine alone or in combination with methadone, morphine, or tramadol were compared in sheep. Six ewes were randomly assigned to treatments: A (0.05 mg/kg acepromazine), AM (A plus 0.5 mg/kg methadone), AMO (A plus 0.5 mg/kg morphine), and AT (A plus 5 mg/kg tramadol). Parameters were assessed before sedative drug administration (baseline) and every 15 minutes thereafter, for two hours. Treatments A and AM were associated with increases in sedation score for 60 minutes and treatments AMO and AT for 30 minutes; however, there were no significant differences between treatments...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357151/caprine-endometrial-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cell-multilineage-potential-characterization-and-growth-kinetics-in-breeding-and-anestrous-stages
#4
Amin Tamadon, Davood Mehrabani, Younes Zarezadeh, Farhad Rahmanifar, Mehdi Dianatpour, Shahrokh Zare
The endometrial layer of the uterus contains a population of cells with similar characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In the present study, caprine endometrial mesenchymal stromal stem cells (En-MSCs) characters and differentiation potential to chondrogenic, osteogenic, and adipogenic cell lines as well as their growth kinetics in breeding and anestrous stages were evaluated. En-MSCs were enzymatically isolated from endometrial layer of the uterus of adult goats and were cultured and subcultured until passage 4...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316862/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-e-coli-o157-h7-isolated-from-traditionally-marketed-raw-cow-milk-in-and-around-asosa-town-western-ethiopia
#5
Nigatu Disassa, Berhanu Sibhat, Shimelis Mengistu, Yimer Muktar, Dinaol Belina
A cross-sectional study was conducted from October 2014 to July 2015 to determine the prevalence and populations of E. coli as well as the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of E. coli O157:H7 isolated from raw milk. Biochemical and serological tests methods were used to confirm E. coli and E. coli O157:H7 and isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility test using the agar disc diffusion method. Out of 380 raw milk samples examined, 129 (33.9%) and 11 (2.9%) were contaminated with E. coli and E...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293445/microscopic-and-molecular-detection-of-camel-piroplasmosis-in-gadarif-state-sudan
#6
Abdalla Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed A H Kadle, Hamisi Said Nyingilili
The socioeconomic importance of camels (Camelus dromedarius) could not be neglected in the Sudan. The present study was planned to confirm the presence of piroplasmosis in camels from the Eastern region of the Sudan (Gedarif State) using microscopical (blood film) and molecular technique (PCR). A total of 55 camels of different sexes (34 females and 21 males) were sampled from four localities of the state between January 2011 and January 2012. The prevalence rates using parasitological and molecular examinations were 43...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251016/assessment-of-pasteurella-multocida-a-lipopolysaccharide-as-an-adhesin-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-rabbit-respiratory-epithelium
#7
Carolina Gallego, Stefany Romero, Paula Esquinas, Pilar Patiño, Nhora Martínez, Carlos Iregui
The role of the P. multocida lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as a putative adhesin during the early stages of infection with this bacterium in the respiratory epithelium of rabbits was investigated. By light microscopy and double enzyme labeling of nasal septa tissues, the amount of bacteria attached to the respiratory epithelium and the amount of LPS present in goblet cells at different experimental times were estimated. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and LPS labeling with colloidal gold particles were also used to determine the exact location of LPS in the cells...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246573/milk-hygiene-in-rural-southwestern-uganda-prevalence-of-mastitis-and-antimicrobial-resistance-profiles-of-bacterial-contaminants-of-milk-and-milk-products
#8
Paul Ssajjakambwe, Gloria Bahizi, Christopher Setumba, Stevens M B Kisaka, Patrick Vudriko, Collins Atuheire, John David Kabasa, John B Kaneene
Mastitis and antimicrobial resistance are a big challenge to the dairy industry in sub-Saharan Africa. A study was conducted in Kashongi and Keshunga subcounties of Kiruhura District (in Uganda) where the government and private sector have deliberate programs to improve production efficiency, quality, and safety of milk and its products. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of mastitis, its common causative agents, antimicrobial sensitivity of mastitis causing organisms, and contaminants of processed milk products: yoghurt and ghee...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116216/subsequent-fertility-of-goats-with-prenatal-mortality-diagnosed-by-ultrasound-and-treated-by-pgf2%C3%AE-and-oxytetracycline
#9
A S Aban, R M Abdelghafar, M E Badawi, A M Almubarak
Thirteen Saanen and Saanen crossbred female goats, between the ages of 6 months and 7, years were presented to the clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sudan University of Science and Technology, for sonographic pregnancy diagnosis. Transabdominal ultrasound was performed using 3.5 MHz probe which revealed non-viable fetuses as judged by absence of heart beats and movements. Twelve goats were given single i/m injection of PGF2α analogue and 5% oxytetracycline. Ten goats responded to the treatment and six of them became pregnant and gave birth within the normal gestational period...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105381/altered-biomechanical-properties-of-gastrocnemius-tendons-of-turkeys-infected-with-turkey-arthritis-reovirus
#10
Tamer A Sharafeldin, Qingshan Chen, Sunil K Mor, Sagar M Goyal, Robert E Porter
Turkey arthritis reovirus (TARV) causes lameness and tenosynovitis in commercial turkeys and is often associated with gastrocnemius tendon rupture by the marketing age. This study was undertaken to characterize the biomechanical properties of tendons from reovirus-infected turkeys. One-week-old turkey poults were orally inoculated with O'Neil strain of TARV and observed for up to 16 weeks of age. Lameness was first observed at 8 weeks of age, which continued at 12 and 16 weeks. At 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, samples were collected from legs...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105380/circadian-rhythm-and-stress-response-in-droppings-of-serinus-canaria
#11
Maura Turriani, Nicola Bernabò, Barbara Barboni, Gianluca Todisco, Luigi Montini, Paolo Berardinelli
Serinus canaria is a widespread domestic ornamental songbird, whose limited knowledge of biology make compelling studies aimed to monitor stress. Here, a commercial enzyme immunoassay was adopted to measure immunoreactive corticosterone (CORT) in single Serinus canaria dropping sample, to monitor the daily fecal excretion of CORT in birds bred singly or in-group and to detect the effect promoted by aviary or small transport cage restraint. A robust daily rhythm of CORT was recorded in animals held on short-day light cycle, independent of bred conditions (single or group), which persisted when space availability was modified in single bred animal (transfer in aviary and transport cages)...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058131/blood-pressure-serum-glucose-cholesterol-and-triglycerides-in-dogs-with-different-body-scores
#12
Mauro José Lahm Cardoso, Rafael Fagnani, Carolina Zaghi Cavalcante, Marcelo de Souza Zanutto, Ademir Zacarias Júnior, Luciane Holsback da Silveira Fertonani, Jéssica Ragazzi Calesso, Maíra Melussi, Helena Pinheiro Costa, Eduardo Yudi Hashizume
The objective of this research was to determine the frequency for the occurrence of MS in dogs, using the criteria determined, and to correlate the criteria of dogs that would characterize the MS with different body condition score (BCS). 271 dogs with different body scores were studied, with 101 dogs with BCS 4-5; 101 dogs with BCS 6-7; and 69 dogs with BCS 8-9. Among the dogs studied, 62 (22,87%) had two or more inclusion criteria for MS. Of these, 28 had BCS 6-7, while 34 dogs had BCS 8-9. Therefore, 27,72% of overweight dogs had inclusion criteria for MS and 49,27% of obese ones had two or more inclusion criteria for MS...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830104/prevalence-of-needlestick-injury-and-its-potential-risk-among-veterinarians-in-nigeria
#13
Philip Paul Mshelbwala, J Scott Weese, Jibrin Manu Idris
A cross sectional study using multistage sampling method by means of structured interviewer administered questionnaire was designed to estimate the rate of occurrence of needlestick injuries among veterinarians involved in clinical practice and to evaluate needle handling practices and risk factors. The study was carried out during the months of August-November 2015. Out of the 215 veterinarians that participated in the survey, 171 (79.5%) reported to have suffered needlestick injuries (NSIs). In the multivariable model, only male sex (OR 2...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818832/efficacy-of-a-feed-dispenser-for-horses-in-decreasing-cribbing-behaviour
#14
Silvia Mazzola, Clara Palestrini, Simona Cannas, Eleonora Fè, Gaia Lisa Bagnato, Daniele Vigo, Diane Frank, Michela Minero
Cribbing is an oral stereotypy, tends to develop in captive animals as a means to cope with stress, and may be indicative of reduced welfare. Highly energetic diets ingested in a short time are one of the most relevant risk factors for the development of cribbing. The aim of this study was to verify whether feeding cribbing horses through a dispenser that delivers small quantities of concentrate when activated by the animal decreases cribbing behaviour, modifies feeding behaviour, or induces frustration. Ten horses (mean age 14 y), balanced for sex, breed, and size (mean height 162 cm), were divided into two groups of 5 horses each: Cribbing and Control...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27656312/investigation-of-anaplasma-marginale-seroprevalence-in-a-traditionally-managed-large-california-beef-herd
#15
Thomas R Tucker, Sharif S Aly, John Maas, Josh S Davy, Janet E Foley
Recent observations by stakeholders suggested that ecosystem changes may be driving an increased incidence of bovine erythrocytic anaplasmosis, resulting in a reemerging cattle disease in California. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to estimate the incidence of Anaplasma marginale infection using seroconversion in a northern California beef cattle herd. A total of 143 Black Angus cattle (106 prebreeding heifers and 37 cows) were enrolled in the study. Serum samples were collected to determine Anaplasma marginale seroprevalence using a commercially available competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test kit...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595036/bayesian-estimation-of-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-rose-bengal-complement-fixation-and-indirect-elisa-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-bovine-brucellosis-in-ethiopia
#16
T Getachew, G Getachew, G Sintayehu, M Getenet, A Fasil
Test evaluation in the absence of a gold standard test was conducted for the diagnosis and screening of bovine brucellosis using three commercially available tests including RBPT, CFT, and I-ELISA in National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center (NAHDIC) Ethiopia. A total of 278 sera samples from five dairy herds were collected and tested. Each serum sample was subjected to the three tests and the results obtained were recorded and the test outcomes were cross-classified to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the tests using Bayesian model...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563481/interpretation-criteria-for-comparative-intradermal-tuberculin-test-for-diagnosis-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-cattle-in-maroua-area-of-cameroon
#17
J Awah-Ndukum, J Temwa, V Ngu Ngwa, M M Mouiche, D Iyawa, P A Zoli
Intradermal tuberculin test (TST) is the choice method for diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis (Tb) in live animals. This work was done to assess the performance of single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test in randomly selected cattle in Maroua, Cameroon, against detection of Tb lesions and detection of Tb lesions plus acid fast bacilli in lesions. While 22.28% of slaughtered cattle presented Tb lesions at meat inspection, detection rates of anti-bovine-Tb antibody, Tb lesions, and Tb lesions plus acid fast bacilli were 68...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379195/identification-of-bapa-in-strains-of-salmonella-enterica-subsp-enterica-isolated-from-wild-animals-kept-in-captivity-in-sinaloa-mexico
#18
Gabriela Silva-Hidalgo, Martin López-Valenzuela, Nora Cárcamo-Aréchiga, Silvia Cota-Guajardo, Mayra López-Salazar, Edith Montiel-Vázquez
bapA, previously named stm2689, encodes the BapA protein, which, along with cellulose and fimbriae, constitutes biofilms. Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that grow in a matrix of exopolysaccharides and may adhere to living tissues or inert surfaces. Biofilm formation is associated with the ability to persist in different environments, which contributes to the pathogenicity of several species. We analyzed the presence of bapA in 83 strains belonging to 17 serovars of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica from wildlife in captivity at Culiacan's Zoo and Mazatlán's Aquarium...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313949/hematological-biochemical-and-serological-findings-in-healthy-canine-blood-donors-after-the-administration-of-canileish%C3%A2-vaccine
#19
Chiara Starita, Alessandra Gavazza, George Lubas
The aim of the study was to evaluate hematological, biochemical, and serological findings in healthy canine blood donors after the administration of CaniLeish® vaccine. Twenty-seven client-owned dogs were included in the study and arranged into 3 groups according to the vaccination stage. Complete blood count (CBC) with blood smear examination, serum biochemical profile (SBP), serum protein electrophoresis (SPE), and serological tests for L. infantum were performed at different times. Additionally, in a subgroup of dogs IgA, IgM, and IgG were quantified...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27239369/serological-and-molecular-evidence-of-q-fever-in-domestic-ruminants-in-bangladesh
#20
Md Arifur Rahman, Md Mahbub Alam, Md Aminul Islam, A K Fazlul Haque Bhuiyan, A K M Anisur Rahman
The objective of this study was to know the herd and animal level prevalence of Q fever in domestic ruminants in some selected districts in Bangladesh. Randomly collected 111 bulk milk and 94 sera samples of cattle, sheep, and goats were tested by indirect ELISA (iELISA). DNA extracted from 23 aborted fetal membranes was analyzed by real time (rt) PCR. The positive cut-off value of iELISA in bulk milk and individual animal sera was ≥30% and ≥40%, respectively. The overall herd level prevalence of Q fever in dairy cattle was 15...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
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