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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717604/central-vestibular-syndrome-in-a-red-fox-vulpes-vulpes-with-presumptive-right-caudal-cerebral-artery-ischemic-infarct-and-prevalent-midbrain-involvement
#1
Mario Ricciardi, Floriana Gernone, Antonio De Simone, Pasquale Giannuzzi
A wild young male red fox (Vulpes vulpes) was found in the mountainous hinterland of Rome (Italy) with a heavily depressed mental status and unresponsive to the surrounding environment. Neurological examination revealed depression, left circling, right head tilt, ventromedial positional strabismus and decreased postural reactions on the left side. Neurological abnormalities were suggestive of central vestibular syndrome. Two consecutive MRIs performed with 30 days interval were compatible with lacunar ischemic infarct in the territory of right caudal cerebral artery and its collateral branches...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717603/isolated-limb-perfusion-electrochemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-an-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-hoof-in-a-mare
#2
Enrico Pierluigi Spugnini, Carlo Bolaffio, Licia Scacco, Alfonso Baldi
A twenty-year-old female saddle horse was referred for evaluation of a seven month, non-healing erosive lesion of the right hind hoof with proliferation and bleeding of the underlying soft tissues. This lesion had been twice surgically treated as a canker but rapidly recurred. Histological examination of the second excision revealed a well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. At presentation, the horse was mildly depressed, lame and partially non-weight-bearing on the right hind leg, which exhibited a 10 x 10 cm erosive and proliferative lesion remodeling the hoof...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717602/expression-of-various-sarcomeric-tropomyosin-isoforms-in-equine-striated-muscles
#3
Syamalima Dube, Henry Chionuma, Amr Matoq, Ruham Alshiekh-Nasany, Lynn Abbott, Bernard J Poiesz, Dipak K Dube
In order to better understand the training and athletic activity of horses, we must have complete understanding of the isoform diversity of various myofibrillar protein genes like tropomyosin. Tropomyosin (TPM), a coiled-coil dimeric protein, is a component of thin filament in striated muscles. In mammals, four TPM genes (TPM1, TPM2, TPM3, and TPM4) generate a multitude of TPM isoforms via alternate splicing and/or using different promoters. Unfortunately, our knowledge of TPM isoform diversity in the horse is very limited...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717601/investigation-on-papillomavirus-infection-in-dromedary-camels-in-al-ahsa-saudi-arabia
#4
Abdelmalik Ibrahim Khalafalla, Ramadan Omer Ramadan, Annabel Rector, Seif Barakat
We investigated two outbreaks of papillomatosis between 2013 and 2015 in Al Ahsa region of eastern Saudi Arabia involving fourteen dromedary camels. The disease affected both young and adult animals and occurred in coincidence with demodectic mange infestation. Diagnosis was made based on gross and histopathological characteristics of the wart lesion and was confirmed by PCR. Rolling circle amplification followed by degenerate primer PCR and sequencing of the amplicons revealed the presence of both Camelus dromedarius papillomavirus types 1 and 2, previously identified in infected dromedaries in Sudan...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652985/longevity-of-cane-corso-italiano-dog-breed-and-its-relationship-with-hair-colour
#5
Evžen Korec, Ondřej Chalupa, Matyáš Hančl, Jana Korcová, Marie Bydžovská
The Cane Corso Italiano belongs among the new dog breeds that were fully recognised by Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 2007. For the first time, this study describes a median lifespan using the data of 232 dogs of the Cane Corso Italiano breed collected from kennels and individual owners from 25 countries. The median lifespan of the whole examined group is 9.29 years (IQR 6.98-11.12, IQR = Interquartile Range). This paper is the first to describe the possible relationship between median lifespan and hair colour within one breed...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652984/direct-evidence-of-rickettsia-typhi-infection-in-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-ticks-and-their-canine-hosts
#6
Karla Dzul-Rosado, Cesar Lugo-Caballero, Raul Tello-Martin, Karina López-Avila, Jorge Zavala-Castro
Murine typhus is a rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia typhi, whose transmission is carried out by rat fleas in urban settlements as classically known, but it also has been related to cat fleas in a sub-urban alternative cycle that has been suggested by recent reports. These studies remarks that in addition to rats, other animals like cats, opossums and dogs could be implied in the transmission of Rickettsia typhi as infected fleas obtained from serologically positive animals have been detected in samples from endemic areas...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652983/modulation-of-the-innate-immune-responses-in-the-striped-snakehead-murrel-channa-striata-upon-experimental-infection-with-live-and-heat-killed-aeromonas-hydrophila
#7
Sekaran Kalaivani Priyadarshini, Parasuraman Aiya Subramani, Rajamani Dinakaran Michael
It is well-known that the innate immune mechanisms in fish serve as the first line of defence against wide variety of pathogens. In most of the situations, innate responses get induced and enhanced after the pathogen invasion. It would be interesting to look into the inducibility of various innate immune mechanisms and the level of enhancement after infection with the pathogen. Hence, in the present investigation, modulation of the innate immune responses in the striped snakehead murrel, Channa striata on experimental challenge with either live virulent or heat killed Aeromonas hydrophila at a dose of 1x10(7) CFU (suspended in 0...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652982/reactivity-of-commercially-available-monoclonal-antibodies-to-human-cd-antigens-with-peripheral-blood-leucocytes-of-dromedary-camels-camelus-dromedarius
#8
Jamal Hussen, Turke Shawaf, Abdulkareem Imran Al-Herz, Hussain R Alturaifi, Ahmed M Alluwaimi
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to cell surface molecules have been proven as a key tool for phenotypic and functional characterization of the cellular immune response. One of the major difficulties in studying camel cellular immunity consists in the lack of mAbs that dtect their leukocyte differentiation antigens. In the present study two-parameter flow cytometry was used to screen existing commercially available mAbs to human leukocyte antigens and major histocompatibility molecules (MHC) for their reactivity with camel leukocytes...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652981/baseline-values-of-immunologic-parameters-in-the-lizard-salvator-merianae-teiidae-squamata
#9
Ana Paula Mestre, Patricia Susana Amavet, Pablo Ariel Siroski
The genus Salvator is widely distributed throughout South America. In Argentina, the species most abundant widely distributed is Salvator merianae. Particularly in Santa Fe province, the area occupied by populations of these lizards overlaps with areas where agriculture was extended. With the aim of established baseline values for four immunologic biomarkers widely used, 36 tegu lizards were evaluated tacking into account different age classes and both sexes. Total leukocyte counts were not different between age classes...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652980/treatment-of-hemorrhagic-hepatic-cysts-with-omentalization-in-a-serval
#10
Pilar Lafuente, Andreas Bachelez, Michelle Y Powers, Nickol P Finch
A 2 year old, spayed female African serval was evaluated for a history of abdominal distention. Physical examination findings were consistent with cranial abdominal masses and anemia. Abdominal imaging revealed soft tissue opacity masses in the cranial abdomen and hypoechoic cysts arising from the liver parenchyma. Conservative management failed to improve clinical signs, and a midline exploratory laparotomy was performed. Three large hemorrhagic cysts were visualized occupying a significant amount of the liver parenchyma...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652979/metastatic-intraocular-hemangiopericytoma-in-a-dog
#11
Jonathan D Pucket, Rachel A Allbaugh, Mary L Higginbotham, Amy J Rankin, Leandro Teixeira
A 10-year-old Labrador Retriever who had been undergoing therapy for a recurrent hemangiopericytoma of the right flank presented to the Kansas State University Ophthalmology service for evaluation of a painful left eye. Examination revealed secondary glaucoma and irreversible blindness of the affected eye and multifocal chorioretinal lesions in the fellow eye. Therapeutic and diagnostic enucleation of the left eye was performed and histopathologic examination demonstrated the presence of a presumed metastatic spindle cell sarcoma...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652978/occipital-condylar-dysplasia-in-a-jacob-lamb-ovis-aries
#12
Alison M Lee, Nicola F Fletcher, Conor Rowan, And Hanne Jahns
Jacob sheep (Ovis aries) are a pedigree breed known for their "polycerate" (multihorned) phenotype. We describe a four-horned Jacob lamb that exhibited progressive congenital hindlimb ataxia and paresis, and was euthanased four weeks post-partum. Necropsy and CT-scan revealed deformity and asymmetry of the occipital condyles, causing narrowing of the foramen magnum and spinal cord compression. Histopathology demonstrated Wallerian degeneration of the cervical spinal cord at the level of the foramen magnum. These findings are consistent with occipital condylar dysplasia...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616393/tear-production-and-intraocular-pressure-in-canine-eyes-with-corneal-ulceration
#13
David L Williams, Philippa Burg
This study aimed to evaluate changes in lacrimation and intraocular pressure (IOP) in dogs with unilateral corneal ulceration using the Schirmer tear test (STT) and rebound (TonoVet®) tonometry. IOP and STT values were recorded in both ulcerated and non-ulcerated (control) eyes of 100 dogs diagnosed with unilateral corneal ulceration. Dogs presented with other ocular conditions as their primary complaint were excluded from this study. The mean ± standard deviation for STT values in the ulcerated and control eyes were 20...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616392/catastrophic-complication-following-injection-and-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-of-a-medial-femoral-condyle-subchondral-cystic-lesion-in-a-14-year-old-arabian-mare
#14
Darla K Moser, Mike J Schoonover, Kate M Sippel, Alix M Dieterly, Jerry W Ritchey, Corey R Wall
This report describes fibrous cyst lining injection and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) of a medial femoral condyle (MFC) subchondral cystic lesion (SCL) resulting in catastrophic MFC fracture in an Arabian mare. The mare was presented for evaluation of a severe hind limb lameness of approximately 4 months duration. On presentation, a non-weight bearing lameness of the left hind limb with severe effusion and soft tissue swelling of the stifle region was noted. Radiographic evaluation of the stifle revealed a large SCL of the MFC with associated osteoarthritis...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616391/opioid-free-anaesthesia-in-three-dogs
#15
Donna M White, Alastair R Mair, Fernando Martinez-Taboada
Opioid-free anaesthesia (OFA) is a relatively new and growing field in human medicine. There are multiple motivations behind this emerging practice with the recognition of several serious potential opioid-related adverse effects including opioid induced hyperalgesia, opioid tolerance and immunomodulatory effects of opioids. Opioids have long been the mainstay of veterinary anaesthesia and pain management practice. The feasibility of OFA in veterinary patients is presented here. A case series of three dogs that underwent OFA for canine ovariohysterectomy is reported...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616390/encephalomyocarditis-virus-in-a-captive-malayan-tapir-tapirus-indicus
#16
Francis Vercammen, Leslie Bosseler, Marylène Tignon, Ann Brigitte Cay
A 5-month-old female captive Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) died suddenly without preceding symptoms. Gross necropsy revealed numerous white circular and linear foci in the myocard. Differential diagnosis all turned out negative, except for encephalomyocarditis virus. Histopathology revealed mineralisation of myocardial cells and interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells and less neutrophils. Encephalomyocarditis virus was detected by PCR. Although encephalomyocarditis virus occurs in many mammals, this is the first published description of this virus in a Malayan tapir...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616389/fibrosarcoma-of-the-eyelid-in-two-sibling-czech-wolfdogs
#17
Laura Nordio, Sabina Fattori, Chiara Giudice
Most canine tumors of the eyelid are tumors generally encountered in the skin. They are most commonly of epithelial origin and benign. In this report, we describe the cases of two sibling Czech wolfdogs presented, one year apart, with a subcutaneous mass involving the left eyelid. Both lesions were histologically consistent with a diagnosis of subcutaneous fibrosarcoma. Immunohistochemical analyses of the tumors revealed a mild positivity for vimentin and negativity for GFAP, desmin, αSMA, myoglobin, S100, PNL2 and calponin, excluding all differential diagnosis (i...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616388/unusual-haemodynamics-in-two-dogs-and-two-cats-with-portosystemic-shunt-implications-for-distinguishing-between-congenital-and-acquired-conditions
#18
Mario Ricciardi
Extrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (PSS) in small animals can be congenital (CPSS) or acquired (APSS) as a consequence of portal hypertension (PH), and are distinguished on the bases of their anatomical pattern. A precise morphologic imaging assessment, along with clinical and histopathologic findings, is important for distinguishing patients with PH from those with congenital PSSs, which require different therapeutic approach. Expected findings in patients with PH are presence of ascites, multiple APSS, and a confirmed cause of portal flow obstruction...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616387/biosecurity-and-geospatial-analysis-of-mycoplasma-infections-in-poultry-farms-at-al-jabal-al-gharbi-region-of-libya
#19
Abdulwahab Kammon, Paolo Mulatti, Monica Lorenzetto, Nicola Ferre, Monier Sharif, Ibrahim Eldaghayes, Abdunaser Dayhum
Geospatial database of farm locations and biosecurity measures are essential to control disease outbreaks. A study was conducted to establish geospatial database on poultry farms in Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi region of Libya, to evaluate the biosecurity level of each farm and to determine the seroprevalence of mycoplasma and its relation to biosecurity level. A field team of 7 Veterinarians belongs to the National Center of Animal Health was assigned for data recording and collection of blood samples. Personal information of the producers, geographical locations, biosecurity measures and description of the poultry farms were recorded...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540255/comparison-and-validation-of-elisa-assays-for-plasma-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-in-the-horse
#20
Courtnay L Baskerville, Nicholas J Bamford, Patricia A Harris, Simon R Bailey
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) plays several important physiological roles, and IGF-related pathways have been implicated in developmental osteochondral disease and endocrinopathic laminitis. This factor is also a downstream marker of growth hormone activity and its peptide mimetics. Unfortunately, previously used assays for measuring equine IGF-1 (radioimmunoassays and ELISAs) are no longer commercially available, and many of the kits on the market give poor results when used on horse samples. The aim of the present study was to compare three different ELISA assays (two human and one horse-specific)...
2017: Open veterinary journal
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