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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882305/splenophrenic-portosystemic-shunt-in-dogs-with-and-without-portal-hypertension-can-acquired-and-congenital-porto-caval-connections-coexist
#1
M Ricciardi
The possible existence of the same pattern of porto-caval connection in dogs having a single congenital portosystemic shunt (CPSS) and in dogs having multiple acquired portosystemic shunt (MAPSS) secondary to portal hypertension (PH) was evaluated. Retrospective evaluation of all CT examinations of patients having portosystemic shunt (PSS) was performed in a 4-year time period. All anomalous porto-caval connections were assessed for anatomical pattern and compared with published veterinary literature. Records of 25 dogs were reviewed...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882304/metabolic-and-adaptive-immune-responses-induced-in-mice-infected-with-tissue-dwelling-nematode-trichinella-zimbabwensis
#2
N Onkoba, M J Chimbari, J M Kamau, S Mukaratirwa
Tissue-dwelling helminths are known to induce intestinal and systemic inflammation accompanied with host compensatory mechanisms to counter balance nutritional and metabolic deficiencies. The metabolic and immune responses of the host depend on parasite species and tissues affected by the parasite. This study investigated metabolic and immuno-inflammatory responses of mice infected with tissue-dwelling larvae of Trichinella zimbabwensis and explored the relationship between infection, metabolic parameters and Th1/Th17 immune responses...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822453/student-attitudes-regarding-the-educational-value-and-welfare-implications-in-the-use-of-model-eyes-and-live-dogs-in-teaching-practical-fundus-examination-evaluation-of-responses-from-40-students
#3
D L Williams, C Wager, J Brearley
This study sought to document student opinions on the educational value and welfare implications of use of artificial model eyes and live dogs in the training of veterinary students in examination of the canine fundus. Forty students who had undertaken a practical class on canine fundoscopy involving both use of artificial model eyes and live dogs were asked to complete a short questionnaire using a Likert scale to gauge their opinion on whether the use of live dogs and artificial eyes was very valuable (scoring 2), valuable (1), a neutral response (0), not particularly valuable (-1) or not at all valuable (-2) and to write a free text response on their views of the educational value and welfare implications of using artificial model eyes or live dogs in training for ophthalmic examination of the canine ocular fundus...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822452/multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-similar-to-human-subtype-2a-in-a-dog-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-bilateral-pheochromocytoma-and-parathyroid-adenoma
#4
E A Soler Arias, V A Castillo, R H Trigo, M E Caneda Aristarain
Human multiple endocrine neoplasia subtype 2A (MEN 2A) is characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma and parathyroid hyperplasia or adenoma in the same individual. In this report, a case of a female Rottweiler with medullary thyroid carcinoma, bilateral pheochromocytoma and parathyroid adenoma was described. Clinical manifestations of muscle weakness, polydipsia, polyuria, diarrhea and weight loss were observed. Two adrenal neoplasms were identified incidentally by ultrasonography, and tumor in the left thyroid lobe was identified by palpation...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800301/diagnosis-and-surgical-repair-of-entero-cystocele-in-a-cat
#5
A Rizk, A Samy
A five-month-old male Shiraze cat was referred to the Mansoura Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt for evaluation of a 5-days history of swelling in the caudal ventral abdomen after trauma, persistent straining and inability to urinate. Clinical examination, abdominal ultrasonography and exploratory laparotomy revealed herniation and herniorraphy was attempted. The herniated organs were urinary bladder and intestine through an abdominal wall defect. Clinical signs resolved after surgical reduction of the intestine and urinary bladder...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800300/a-rare-case-of-pituitary-chromophobe-carcinoma-in-a-dog-clinical-tomographic-and-histopathological-findings
#6
M Longo, D Binanti, P G Zagarella, F Iocca, D De Zani, G Ravasio, M Di Giancamillo, D D Zani
A 9 year old male mixed-breed dog was presented for progressive aggressiveness towards the owner. The neurological evaluation was consistent with a forebrain syndrome. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed enlargement of the third ventricle and presence of a large spheroidal neoplasm in the sellar/parasellar region suggestive of a pituitary macroadenoma. On the owner request, the dog was euthanized. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of a pituitary chromophobe carcinoma. To the author's knowledge, pituitary carcinomas have been rarely described in dogs, especially the chromophobe subtype...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800299/cellular-and-molecular-etiology-of-hepatocyte-injury-in-a-murine-model-of-environmentally-induced-liver-abnormality
#7
M A Al-Griw, R O Alghazeer, S A Al-Azreg, E M Bennour
Exposures to a wide variety of environmental substances are negatively associated with many biological cell systems both in humans and rodents. Trichloroethane (TCE), a ubiquitous environmental toxicant, is used in large quantities as a dissolvent, metal degreaser, chemical intermediate, and component of consumer products. This increases the likelihood of human exposure to these compounds through dermal, inhalation and oral routes. The present in vivo study was aimed to investigate the possible cellular and molecular etiology of liver abnormality induced by early exposure to TCE using a murine model...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622156/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-bovine-herpesvirus-1-and-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-in-north-eastern-mexico
#8
J C Segura-Correa, C C Zapata-Campos, J O Jasso-Obregón, J Martinez-Burnes, R López-Zavala
Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) are well known etiological agents of cattle that produce important economic losses due to reproductive failures and calf mortality, as well as enteric and respiratory disease. Tamaulipas is located northeast of Mexico, an important cattle production and the principal exporter of calf and heifer to the United States. The objectives of this study were to estimate the seroprevalence of BoHV-1 and of BVDV, and to determine the effects of risk factors on these infections...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622155/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-lateral-abdominal-wall-of-local-libyan-ewes
#9
S K Tmumen, S A Al-Azreg, M H Abushhiwa, M A Alkoly, E M Bennour, S R Al Attar
Gross and histopathological features of surgically excised squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) observed in thirteen local Libyan ewes were reported. The age of the ewes enrolled in the current study ranged from 2 to 3 years. The cases were admitted to private veterinary clinics in south-western region of Tripoli, Libya, during the period between July 2014 and October 2015. All lesions were located in the right and left lateral abdominal wall (caudo-ventrally) with a size range of 8 to 11cm in diameter. The tumor masses have been removed by surgical excision...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540515/cystolithiasis-in-a-syrian-hamster-a-different-outcome
#10
D Petrini, M Di Giuseppe, G Deli, C De Caro Carella
A 14-month-old intact male Syrian hamster was admitted for lethargy and hematuria. A total body radiographic image and abdominal ultrasonography showed the presence of a vesical calculus. During cystotomy, a sterile urine sample was obtained and sent to the diagnostic laboratory along with the urolith for analysis. Urine culture was found negative for bacterial growth, and the urolith was identified as a calcium-oxalate stone. Diet supplementation with palmitoylethanolamide, glucosamine and hesperidin was adopted the day after discharge...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540514/effect-of-melatonin-on-maturation-capacity-and-fertilization-of-nili-ravi-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-oocytes
#11
G Nagina, A Asima, U Nemat, A Shamim
This study evaluated the effect of melatonin supplementation of in vitro maturation media on in vitro maturation (IVM) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) rate of buffalo oocytes. Cumulus oocytes complexes (COCs) were aspirated from follicles of 2-8 mm diameter. In experiment I, COCs were matured in IVM medium supplemented with 0 (control), 250, 500, and 1000 μM melatonin for 22-24 hours in CO2 incubator at 38.5°C with 5% CO2 and at 95% relative humidity. The maturation rate did not differ in media supplemented with melatonin at 250 μM, 500 μM, 1000 μM and control (0 μM)...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540513/the-effect-of-renal-diet-in-association-with-enalapril-or-benazepril-on-proteinuria-in-dogs-with-proteinuric-chronic-kidney-disease
#12
A Zatelli, X Roura, P D'Ippolito, M Berlanda, E Zini
Treating proteinuria in dogs reduces the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD); renal diets and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitors are cornerstones of treatment. Whether different ACE-inhibitors have distinct kidney protective effects is unknown; it is therefore hypothesized that renal diets and enalapril or benazepril have different beneficial effects in proteinuric CKD dogs. Forty-four dogs with proteinuric CKD (IRIS stages 1-4) were enrolled in the study and were fed renal diet for 30 days...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540512/automated-tru-cut-imaging-guided-core-needle-biopsy-of-canine-orbital-neoplasia-a-prospective-feasibility-study
#13
A Cirla, M Rondena, G Bertolini
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of imaging-guided core needle biopsy for canine orbital mass diagnosis. A second excisional biopsy obtained during surgery or necropsy was used as the reference standard. A prospective feasibility study was conducted in 23 canine orbital masses at a single centre. A complete ophthalmic examination was always followed by orbital ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) examination of the head. All masses were sampled with the patient still on the CT table using ultrasound (US) guided automatic tru-cut device...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419103/the-eye-of-the-barbary-sheep-or-aoudad-ammotragus-lervia-reference-values-for-selected-ophthalmic-diagnostic-tests-morphologic-and-biometric-observations
#14
G A Fornazari, F Montiani-Ferreira, I R de Barros Filho, A T Somma, B Moore
The purpose of this study was to describe the normal ocular anatomy and establish reference values for ophthalmic tests in the Barbary sheep or aoudad (Ammotragus lervia). Aoudad eyes are large and laterally positioned in the head with several specialized anatomic features attributed to evolutionary adaptations for grazing. Normal values for commonly used ophthalmic tests were established, Schirmer tear test (STT) - 27.22 ± 3.6 mm/min; Predominant ocular surface bacterial microbiota - Staphylococcus sp.; Corneal esthesiometry- 1...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419102/cryptosporidium-varanii-infection-in-leopard-geckos-eublepharis-macularius-in-argentina
#15
A Dellarupe, J M Unzaga, G Moré, M Kienast, A Larsen, C Stiebel, M Rambeaud, M C Venturini
Cryptosporidiosis is observed in reptiles with high morbidity and considerable mortality. The objective of this study was to achieve the molecular identification of Cryptosporidium spp. in pet leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) from a breeder colony in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Oocysts comparable to those of Cryptosporidium spp. were detected in three geckos with a history of diarrhea, anorexia and cachexia. Molecular identification methods confirmed the presence of Cryptosporidium varanii (syn. C. saurophilum)...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419101/phylogenetic-analysis-of-some-newcastle-disease-virus-isolates-from-the-sudan
#16
N A Elmardi, M A Bakheit, A I Khalafalla
A reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to amplify 1412 bp of the fusion protein gene (F gene) of four Newcastle disease virus (NDV) isolates; two velogenic (TY-1/90 and DIK-90) and two lentogenic isolates (Dongla 88/1 and GD.S.1). Following sequencing, nucleotide sequences were annotated and 894 bp were compared phylogenetically with those from strains previously reported in the Sudan and the virus strains published on the GenBank. It could be demonstrated that TY-1/90 and DIK-90 strains belong to the genotype VI of NDV and are in close genetic relationship to sub- genotype VIb...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27354971/urinary-capillariosis-in-six-dogs-from-italy
#17
A Mariacher, F Millanta, G Guidi, S Perrucci
Canine urinary capillariosis is caused by the nematode Pearsonema plica. P. plica infection is seldomly detected in clinical practice mainly due to diagnostic limitations. This report describes six cases of urinary capillariosis in dogs from Italy. Recurrent cystitis was observed in one dog, whereas another patient was affected by glomerular amyloidosis. In the remaining animals, the infection was considered an incidental finding. Immature eggs of the parasite were observed with urine sediment examination in 3/6 patients...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303655/ovarian-teratoma-displaying-a-wide-variety-of-tissue-components-in-a-broiler-chicken-gallus-domesticus-morphological-heterogeneity-of-pluripotential-germ-cell-during-tumorigenesis
#18
S Ohfuji
Spontaneous ovarian teratoma was found in a seven-week-old female Chunky broiler chicken that was slaughtered for food. On post-mortem inspection, a spherical tumor mass attaching to a juvenile ovary was found in the abdominal cavity. Histopathologically, the tumor was comprised of immature mesenchymal stroma and a variety of mature tissue elements of mesodermal and ectodermal origin. In addition, there were multiple indistinguishable tissue elements, which showed no malignant cytological features but were unidentifiable as to corresponding embryological layer of origin...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303654/expression-purification-and-immunochemical-characterization-of-recombinant-omp28-protein-of-brucella-species
#19
Y Manat, A V Shustov, E Evtehova, S Z Eskendirova
Brucellosis is the lion's share of infectious disease of animals and it has a particular socio-economic importance for the Republic of Kazakhstan. Sixty percent of epizootic outbreaks of brucellosis identified in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) originated from Kazakhstan in recent years. Definitive diagnosis of brucellosis remains a difficult task. Precisely for this reason, we evaluated a purified recombinant out membrane protein 28 (rOMP28) of Brucella species (Brucella spp.) produced in Escherichia coli (E...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27200273/a-case-of-advanced-second-degree-atrioventricular-block-in-a-ferret-secondary-to-lymphoma
#20
F Menicagli, A Lanza, F Sbrocca, A Baldi, E P Spugnini
A female ferret was referred as an emergency for severe respiratory distress symptoms. At presentation, the patient was listlessness, dyspnoeic, and hyper-responsive. The clinical examination evidenced dyspnea with cyanosis, altered cardiac rhythm, and hepatomegaly. Electrocardiography showed an advanced second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block. The liver aspirate was diagnostic for lymphoma. The patient did not respond to supportive therapy and rapidly died. Post-mortem exams confirmed the presence of lymphoma with hepatic involvement...
2016: Open veterinary journal
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