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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296596/investigation-of-manganese-homeostasis-in-dogs-with-anaemia-and-chronic-enteropathy
#1
Marisa da Fonseca Ferreira, Arielle Elizabeth Ann Aylor, Richard John Mellanby, Susan Mary Campbell, Adam George Gow
Lethargy is a frequent and important clinical feature of anaemia; however, it does not absolutely correlate with the severity of anaemia. Manganese is efficiently absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract via divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1), which is also responsible for iron transport. DMT1 is upregulated in iron deficiency (ID). Increased manganese concentrations are reported in ID anaemia (IDA) in various species. Manganese is neurotoxic and therefore may contribute to lethargy observed in some anaemic patients...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296595/tricuspid-valve-dysplasia-a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-features-and-outcome-in-dogs-in-the-uk
#2
Xavier Navarro-Cubas, Valentina Palermo, Anne French, Sandra Sanchis-Mora, Geoff Culshaw
The objective of this study was to determine the demographic, clinical and survival characteristics and to identify risk factors for mortality due to tricuspid valve dysplasia in UK dogs. Records of client-owned dogs diagnosed with tricuspid valve dysplasia at a referral centre were retrospectively reviewed. Only dogs diagnosed with tricuspid valve dysplasia based on the presence of a right-sided heart murmur identified prior to one year of age, and confirmed with Doppler echocardiography, were included. Dogs with concomitant cardiac diseases, pulmonary hypertension and/or trivial tricuspid regurgitation were excluded...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296594/medical-infrared-imaging-and-orthostatic-analysis-to-determine-lameness-in-the-pelvic-limbs-of-dogs
#3
Erika Fernanda V Garcia, Catherine A Loughin, Dominic J Marino, Joseph Sackman, Scott E Umbaugh, Jiyuan Fu, Samrut Subedi, Martin L Lesser, Meredith Akerman, João Eduardo W Schossler
Subtle lameness makes it difficult to ascertain which is the affected limb. A study was conducted to investigate a change in the thermal pattern and temperature of the thermal image of the paw print in a lame pelvic limb compared to a non-lame pelvic limb of dogs confirmed by orthostatic analysis. Fourteen client owned dogs with a unilateral pelvic limb lameness and 14 healthy employee dogs were examined and the pelvic limbs radiographed. Thermal images of the paw print were taken after each dog was kept in a static position on a foam mat for 30 seconds...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296593/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-bacillus-cereus-isolated-from-beef-products-in-egypt
#4
Reyad Shawish, Reda Tarabees
Foodborne pathogens have the main concern in public health and food safety. Bacillus cereus food poisoning is one of the most important foodborne pathogens worldwide. In the present study, a total of 200 random beef product samples were collected from different supermarkets located at Menofia and Cairo governorates were examined for the presence of B. cereus. In addition, the presence of some virulence encoding genes was evaluated using Multiplex PCR. Finally, the antibiogram testing was conveyed to illustrate the resistance pattern of the confirmed B...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296592/addison-disease-and-normocalcemic-primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-a-dog-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia
#5
Elber Alberto Soler Arias, Victor Alejandro Castillo, Roberto Hector Trigo
A 12-year old dog with a 9-year history of primary adrenal insufficiency was referred to the service for hyporexia, muscle weakness, polyuria and polydipsia. Ultrasound examination showed an unresectable mass in the left adrenal gland, with local vascular invasion, which prompted the euthanasia of the animal. Additionally, necropsy revealed a nodular lesion in the right adrenal gland and enlargement of one of the four parathyroid glands. Parathyroid hormone levels were elevated, but ionized and total calcium levels were normal...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201662/treatment-of-severe-mitral-regurgitation-caused-by-lesions-in-both-leaflets-using-multiple-mitral-valve-plasty-techniques-in-a-small-dog
#6
Satoko Yokoyama, Isamu Kanemoto, Kippei Mihara, Takanori Ando, Koudai Kawase, Yasuaki Sahashi, Kazuhito Iguchi
Mitral valve plasty (MVP) is preferred over mitral valve replacement (MVR) for mitral regurgitation in humans because of its favorable effect on quality of life. In small dogs, it is difficult to repair multiple lesions in both leaflets using MVP. Herein, we report a case of severe mitral regurgitation caused by multiple severe lesions in the posterior leaflet (PL) in a mixed Chihuahua. Initially, we had planned MVR with an artificial valve. However, MVP combined with artificial chordal reconstruction of both leaflets, semicircular suture annuloplasty, and valvuloplasty using a newly devised direct scallop suture for the PL was attempted in this dog...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201661/occurrence-of-clostridium-perfringens-in-sausages-sold-in-meknes-city-morocco
#7
Abdelaziz Ed-Dra, Fouzia Rhazi Filali, Abdellah El Allaoui, Anis Sfendla
In Morocco, the consumption of meat products has experienced a sharp increase in recent years despite the presence of pathogenic bacteria due to hygiene failure. The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of Clostridium perfringens in sausages sold in Meknes city (Morocco) and to study the different factors affecting it contamination with this bacterium. To this end, 156 samples of sausages were taken in various shopping sites during one year from March 2014 to February 2015. The microbiological analysis was carried out using the specific medium for isolation and identification of C...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138747/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-and-neospora-caninum-infections-in-goats-from-two-argentinean-provinces
#8
María Laura Gos, Jorge Alberto Manazza, Ernesto J A Späth, Lais Pardini, María Andrea Fiorentino, Juan Manuel Unzaga, Gastón Moré, María Cecilia Venturini
The aim of this study was to compare the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in goats from two Argentinean provinces raised under different management conditions. A total of 2922 serum samples from adult goats of Córdoba (n=2187) and Buenos Aires provinces (n= 735), Argentina, were assayed by indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT, cut-off 1:100) for antibodies to T. gondii and N. caninum. Seroprevalence was 40.8% (CI 39.0%-42.6%) and 5.5% (CI 4.7%-6.4%) for T. gondii and N. caninum, respectively...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138746/a-novel-encephalopathy-in-a-thiamine-deficient-dog-resembling-human-wernicke-s-disease-with-atypical-mri-pattern
#9
Floriana Gernone, Mario Ricciardi
Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin, which participates in several vital metabolic pathways involved in energy metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis of mammals. In companion animals thiamine deficiency is classically associated with signs of diffuse encephalopathy and lesions on brainstem nuclei and mesencephalic colliculi evident on magnetic resonance imaging. This paper describes a novel clinical presentation in a thiamine-deficient dog showing multifocal, central and peripheral nervous and cardiovascular system alterations...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138745/spontaneous-nervous-system-concussion-in-dogs-a-description-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-terminology-in-veterinary-medicine
#10
Angelo Pasquale Giannuzzi, Antonio De Simone, Mario Ricciardi
In human medicine, central nervous system (CNS) concussion is defined as a transient neurological dysfunction following a traumatic event, without evidence of structural abnormalities of the affected region on advanced diagnostic imaging. Depending on the anatomical region involved, three forms of concussive syndromes are described: brain concussion, spinal concussion and cerebellar concussion. Although major textbooks of veterinary neurology admit the existence of canine brain concussion, spontaneous cases of this pathological condition have not been reported in small animals so far...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138744/multiple-myeloma-in-an-amur-tiger-panthera-tigris-altaica
#11
Alison M Lee, Naomi Guppy, John Bainbridge, Hanne Jahns
The Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is an endangered tiger subspecies. An adult zoo-bred female was found collapsed, and died despite supportive treatment. Hematology and biochemistry showed pancytopenia and hyperglobulinemia, and serum protein electrophoresis revealed a monoclonal band in the β-globulin region. Necropsy demonstrated hemoabdomen, multifocal lytic bone marrow lesions, splenomegaly, and hemorrhagic hepatic nodules, with left medial lobe rupture. There were mutifocal hemorrhages in the subcutis, lung, epicardium, and intestinal mucosa...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138743/renal-adenocarcinoma-associated-erythrocytosis-in-a-cat-clinicopathological-features-and-immunohistochemical-results
#12
Roberta Troia, Chiara Agnoli, Federico Fracassi, Giuliano Bettini, Alessandra Sfacteria, Luciano Pisoni, Francesco Dondi
This report documents a case of secondary inappropriate erythrocytosis in a cat with renal cell adenocarcinoma, its stabilization through manual erythrocytapheresis, and the EPO-immunostaining on the affected kidney. An 11-year-old cat was presented with lethargy, weight loss and polyuria/polydipsia. An abdominal mass was detected upon physical examination. Clinicopathological work-up revealed marked erythrocytosis (HCT value 64.8%), renal azotemia and decreased urine specific gravity (USG). An abdominal ultrasound was performed, localizing the mass in the right kidney...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038783/seroprevalence-of-schmallenberg-virus-and-other-simbu-group-viruses-among-the-lebanese-sheep
#13
Alain Abi-Rizk, Tony Kanaan, Jeanne El Hage
In order to evaluate for the first time, the serological prevalence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) and other Simbu group viruses in Lebanon, sheep originating from 15 Lebanese regions were sampled in September 2016. A total number of 750 serum samples from Awassi sheep were tested by ELISA for viral nucleoprotein antibodies. From the sampled animals, 122 animals were seropositive to SBV/Simbu group viruses. The seropositive sheep were mainly located in South Lebanon. At herd level, a seroprevalence of 53.33% was recorded in the Seven Lebanese governorates, whereas the animal level seroprevalence was 16...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038782/jejuno-jejunal-intussusception-in-a-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus
#14
Tara J Fetzer, Christoph Mans
An approximately four-year-old male castrated guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) was presented for painful defecation with a 24-hour history of hyporexia and intermittent episodes of rolling behavior. Upon presentation the patient was quiet, alert, and responsive, and mildly hypothermic. Abdominal palpation revealed an approximately 2-cm long oblong mass within the caudal abdomen. Abdominal radiographs revealed gastric dilation without volvulus and a peritoneal mass effect. The patient was euthanized following gastric reflux of brown malodorous fluid from his nares and oral cavity...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038781/comparison-between-fish-and-linseed-oils-administered-orally-for-the-treatment-of-experimentally-induced-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca-in-rabbits
#15
Danielle Alves Silva, Gisele Alborgetti Nai, Rogério Giuffrida, Rafael Cabral Barbero, Jacqueline Marcussi Pereira Kuhn, Andressa Caroline da Silva, Ricardo Henrique Zakir Pereira, Maria Fernanda Abbade, Luiz Felipe da Costa Zulim, Carolina Silva Guimarães Pereira, Silvia Franco Andrade
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of two sources of omega 3 and 6, fish oil (FO) and linseed oil (LO), orally administered, alone or in combination, for treating experimentally induced keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in rabbits. Twenty-eight New Zealand rabbits were used in this study. Seven animals were allocated to the C group (negative control), and KCS was induced in 21 animals by topically applying 1% atropine sulfate drops for 7 days. Treatment with atropine was maintained throughout the study period (12 weeks)...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038780/pulmonary-ossification-and-microlithiasis-in-a-bitch-with-multicentric-mammary-tumors
#16
Mahir A G Kubba
Microliths and ossification were found in the lungs of a 12-year-old bitch suffering from compound mammary gland tumor which has disseminated in the inguinal lymph node glands and the lungs. Pulmonary ossification appeared grossly as irregular stony sharp particles which infiltrated the lung tissue and were readily recognizable from under the pleura as grayish sharp protruding particles. Microscopic examination revealed the existence of intra-alveolar single or multilobular particles of ossification which are formed of lamellated osseous substance with osteocytes in lacunae...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038779/tear-ferning-in-normal-dogs-and-dogs-with-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca
#17
David Williams, Heather Hewitt
This study evaluates tear ferning as an ancillary technique for the evaluation of the canine tear film in normal eyes and eyes affected by keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). Thirty dogs with KCS and 50 control dogs with normal tear film were evaluated with a full ophthalmoscopic examination and a Schirmer tear test type 1 (STT) determined before tear samples were obtained from the medial canthus with a microhaematocrit capillary tube. 10ul of tear was placed on a microscope slide and the time to first formation of a fern of crystallised tear solute was determined...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038778/ophthalmological-abnormalities-in-wild-european-hedgehogs-erinaceus-europaeus-a-survey-of-300-animals
#18
David Williams, Nina Adeyeye, Erni Visser
In this study we aimed to examine wild European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in rescue centres and to determine ocular abnormalities in this animal population. Three hundred animals varying in age from 2 months to 5 years were examined, 147 being male and 153 female. All animals were evaluated with direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscopy in animals where lesions were detected. Tonometry using the Tonovet rebound tonometer was undertaken in selected animals as was assessment of tear production using the Schirmer I tear test...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884078/effects-of-topical-flurbiprofen-sodium-diclofenac-sodium-ketorolac-tromethamine-and-benzalkonium-chloride-on-corneal-sensitivity-in-normal-dogs
#19
Raquel de Araújo Cantarella, Juliana Kravetz de Oliveira, Daniel M Dorbandt, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
To evaluate corneal sensitivity by using the Cochet-Bonnet® esthesiometer in normal canine eyes at different time points following instillation of three different topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (flurbiprofen sodium 0.03%, diclofenac sodium 0.1% and ketorolac tromethamine 0.5%) and benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. Six healthy mixed breed dogs from the same litter were used in two different stages. First, one drop of flurbiprofen sodium 0.03% and diclofenac sodium 0.1% in each eye; second, one drop of ketorolac tromethamine 0...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884077/environmentally-toxicant-exposures-induced-intragenerational-transmission-of-liver-abnormalities-in-mice
#20
Mohamed A Al-Griw, Soad A Treesh, Rabia O Alghazeer, Sassia O Regeai
Environmental toxicants such as chemicals, heavy metals, and pesticides have been shown to promote transgenerational inheritance of abnormal phenotypes and/or diseases to multiple subsequent generations following parental and/or ancestral exposures. This study was designed to examine the potential transgenerational action of the environmental toxicant trichloroethane (TCE) on transmission of liver abnormality, and to elucidate the molecular etiology of hepatocyte cell damage. A total of thirty two healthy immature female albino mice were randomly divided into three equal groups as follows: a sham group, which did not receive any treatment; a vehicle group, which received corn oil alone, and TCE treated group (3 weeks, 100 μg/kg i...
2017: Open Veterinary Journal
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