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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884404/palatability-of-nine-fodders-species-used-by-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
#1
Florence Mujinga Kampemba, Innocent Muamba Tshibangu, Nathan Utshudienyema Nyongombe, Jean-Luc Hornick
Nine fodders commonly offered to the guinea pigs by the breeders in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) were compared for chemical composition and for both daily dry matter intake and palatability indices by using 13 three-month-old guinea pigs. Four different plant families were provided to each guinea pig, and each animal was exposed to all the experimental diets studied for 8 consecutive days. The fodder species were three grasses: Trypsacum laxum, Panicum maximum, and Pennisetum purpureum; three trees or bushes Moringa oleifera, Leucaena leucocephala, and Bauhinia variegata; and three flowering plants Bidens oligoflora, Bidens pilosa, and Commelina diffusa...
September 7, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856684/selective-synaptic-connections-in-the-retinal-pathway-for-night-vision
#2
Deborah L Beaudoin, Mania Kupershtok, Jonathan B Demb
The mammalian retina encodes visual information in dim light using rod photoreceptors and a specialized circuit: rods→rod bipolar cells→AII amacrine cell. The AII amacrine cell uses sign-conserving electrical synapses to modulate ON cone bipolar cell terminals and sign-inverting chemical (glycinergic) synapses to modulate OFF cone cell bipolar terminals; these ON and OFF cone bipolar terminals then drive the output neurons, retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), following light increments and decrements, respectively...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834724/omecamtiv-mecarbil-abolishes-length-mediated-increase-in-guinea-pig-cardiac-myofiber-ca-2-sensitivity
#3
Sampath K Gollapudi, Sherif M Reda, Murali Chandra
Omecamtiv mecarbil (OM) is a pharmacological agent that augments cardiac contractile function by enhancing myofilament Ca(2+) sensitivity. Given that interventions that increase myofilament Ca(2+) sensitivity have the potential to alter length-dependent activation (LDA) of cardiac myofilaments, we tested the influence of OM on this fundamental property of the heart. This is significant not only because LDA is prominent in cardiac muscle but also because it contributes to the Frank-Starling law, a mechanism by which the heart increases stroke volume in response to an increase in venous return...
August 22, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832725/the-quantification-of-testicular-cells-during-the-postnatal-development-in-two-caviomorph-rodents-the-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus-and-the-cutia-dasyprocta-agouti
#4
Luciana S Simões, Tais H C Sasahara, Phelipe O Favaron, Ricardo Marques, Moacir F DE Oliveira, Márcia R F Machado, Maria Angelica Miglino
The germinative, Sertoli and Leydig cells of two caviomorph rodents (Cavia porcellus and Dasyprocta agouti) were counted as well as the estimation of the total volume of the testis and the total volume of seminiferous tubules and interstitium in prepubertal, pubertal and adult animals. The number of spermatogonia, spermatocytes and spermatids cells increased during the pubertal phase in both rodents, notably the spermatid cells. The spermatocyte and spermatid slightly decreased in the adult of both rodents, but the increment in spermatogonia cells number was seen, mainly in cutias...
August 17, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820096/lactobacillus-caviae-sp-nov-an-obligately-heterofermentative-bacterium-isolated-from-the-oral-cavity-of-a-guinea-pig-cavia-aperea-f-porcellus
#5
Jiri Killer, Radko Pechar, Pavel Švec, Hana Salmonová, Roman Švejstil, Martina Geigerová, Vojtěch Rada, Eva Vlková, Chahrazed Mekadim
A Gram-stain-positive, facultatively anaerobic, and catalase- and oxidase-negative bacterial strain designated MOZM2T, having 98.4 % 16S rRNA gene sequence identity with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016T, was isolated from a swab of the oral cavity of a home-bred guinea pig. Comparative analyses based on the hsp60, pheS and tuf genes confirmed L. reuteri as its closest relative species, with calculated sequence similarities of 92.8, 88.8 and 96.9 %, respectively. DNA-DNA hybridisation revealed a 42 % degree of genetic similarity between the novel strain and L...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820091/alloscardovia-venturai-sp-nov-a-fructose-6-phosphate-phosphoketolase-positive-species-isolated-from-the-oral-cavity-of-a-guinea-pig-cavia-aperea-f-porcellus
#6
Hana Sechovcová, Jiri Killer, Radko Pechar, Martina Geigerová, Roman Švejstil, Hana Salmonová, Chahrazed Mekadim, Vojtěch Rada, Eva Vlková, Olga Kofroňová, Oldřich Benada
A slightly irregular, short rod-shaped bacterial strain, MOZIV/2T, showing activity of fructose 6-phosphate phosphoketolase was isolated from the oral cavity of a home-bred guinea-pig. Based on comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses, its closest relatives were Alloscardovia omnicolens DSM 21503T and Alloscardovia criceti DSM 17774T with 96.0 and 95.6 % pairwise similarities, respectively. Completeness of the compared sequences was 97.3 and 96.9 %, respectively. Growth was found only under anaerobic conditions...
August 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724492/evaluation-of-pain-assessment-techniques-and-analgesia-efficacy-in-a-female-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus-model-of-surgical-pain
#7
Vanessa L Oliver, Stephanie Athavale, Katherine E Simon, Lon V Kendall, Jean A Nemzek, Jennifer L Lofgren
Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are a frequently used species in research, often involving potentially painful procedures. Therefore, evidence-based recommendations regarding analgesia are critically needed to optimize their wellbeing. Our laboratory examined the efficacy of carprofen and extended-release (ER) buprenorphine, alone and as a multimodal combination, for relieving postsurgical pain in guinea pigs. Animals were assessed by using evoked (mechanical hypersensitivity), nonevoked (video ethogram, cageside ethogram, time-to-consumption test), and clinical (weight loss) measurements for 96 h during baseline, anesthesia-analgesia, and hysterectomy conditions...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672008/nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-the-guidance-of-stem-cell-derived-neurons-for-auditory-nerve-regeneration
#8
Sandra Hackelberg, Samuel J Tuck, Long He, Arjun Rastogi, Christina White, Liqian Liu, Diane M Prieskorn, Ryan J Miller, Che Chan, Benjamin R Loomis, Joseph M Corey, Josef M Miller, R Keith Duncan
Impairment of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) of the auditory nerve is a major cause for hearing loss occurring independently or in addition to sensory hair cell damage. Unfortunately, mammalian SGNs lack the potential for autonomous regeneration. Stem cell based therapy is a promising approach for auditory nerve regeneration, but proper integration of exogenous cells into the auditory circuit remains a fundamental challenge. Here, we present novel nanofibrous scaffolds designed to guide the integration of human stem cell-derived neurons in the internal auditory meatus (IAM), the foramen allowing passage of the spiral ganglion to the auditory brainstem...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662754/animal-models-of-ebolavirus-infection
#9
Marisa C St Claire, Dan R Ragland, Laura Bollinger, Peter B Jahrling
Ebola virus is a highly pathogenic member of the family Filoviridae that causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans and NHP. The 2013-2016 West African outbreak has increased interest in the development and refinement of animal models of Ebola virus disease. These models are used to test countermeasures and vaccines, gain scientific insights into the mechanisms of disease progression and transmission, and study key correlates of immunology. Ebola virus is classified as a BSL4 pathogen and Category A agent, for which the United States government requires preparedness in case of bioterrorism...
June 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651534/a-survey-for-potentially-zoonotic-gastrointestinal-parasites-in-domestic-cavies-in-cameroon-central-africa
#10
Felix Meutchieye, Marc K Kouam, Emile Miegoué, Terence T Nguafack, Joseph Tchoumboué, Alexis Téguia, Georgios Théodoropoulos
BACKGROUND: Farm animals are usually suspected to transmit infections to humans. Domestic cavies (Cavia porcellus) are hosts to a variety of pathogens, some of which are zoonotic. Several parasites including the protozoa Giardia spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. may be causative agents of gastrointestinal disorders in domestic cavies and humans. The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence of potentially zoonotic protozoa as well as any potential zoonotic gastrointestinal parasite in domestic cavies raised under a semi extensive system in the rural areas of Cameroon...
June 26, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631164/studies-on-vertical-transmission-of-trichinella-spiralis-in-experimentally-infected-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
#11
Eliana Riva, Cesar Fiel, Gisele Bernat, Sebastián Muchiut, Pedro Steffan
An experimental study to enhance knowledge on the capability of Trichenella spiralis to pass from guinea pigs to progeny at different periods of pregnancy or lactation was performed. For this purpose, 18 female adult guinea pigs were inoculated with 100 or 1000 T. spiralis muscle larvae (ML) during early, late gestation and during lactation period. The presence of T. spiralis (ML) in mothers and newborns was studied through enzymatic digestion from muscle samples. ML were observed in 9 of 42 newborn guinea pigs and levels of infection were significantly higher when infections of mothers were done during late gestation (p = 0...
August 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621258/evaluation-of-pain-assessment-techniques-and-analgesia-efficacy-in-a-female-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus-model-of-surgical-pain
#12
Vanessa L Oliver, Stephanie Athavale, Katherine E Simon, Lon V Kendall, Jean A Nemzek, Jennifer L Lofgren
Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are a frequently used species in research, often involving potentially painful procedures.Therefore, evidence-based recommendations regarding analgesia are critically needed to optimize their wellbeing. Ourlaboratory examined the efficacy of carprofen and extended-release (ER) buprenorphine, alone and as a multimodal combination,for relieving postsurgical pain in guinea pigs. Animals were assessed by using evoked (mechanical hypersensitivity),nonevoked (video ethogram, cageside ethogram, time-to-consumption test), and clinical (weight loss) measurements for 96 h during baseline, anesthesia-analgesia, and hysterectomy conditions...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525336/accuracy-of-real-time-shear-wave-elastography-in-the-assessment-of-normal-liver-tissue-in-the-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus
#13
K Glińska-Suchocka, K Kubiak, J Spużak, M Jankowski, P Borusewicz
Shear wave elastography is a novel technique enabling real-time measurement of the elasticity of liver tissue. The color map is superimposed on the classic ultrasound image of the assessed tissue, which enables a precise evaluation of the stiffness of the liver tissue. The aim of the study was to assess the stiffness of normal liver tissue in the guinea pig using shear wave elastography. The study was carried out on 36 guinea pigs using the SuperSonic Imagine Aixplorer scanner, and a 1 to 6 MH convex SC6-1 transducer...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516833/animal-models-of-ebolavirus-infection
#14
Marisa C St Claire, Dan R Ragland, Laura Bollinger, Peter B Jahrling
Ebola virus is a highly pathogenic member of the family Filoviridae that causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humansand NHP. The 2013-2016 West African outbreak has increased interest in the development and refinement of animal models of Ebola virus disease. These models are used to test countermeasures and vaccines, gain scientific insights into the mechanisms of disease progression and transmission, and study key correlates of immunology. Ebola virus is classified as a BSL4 pathogen and Category A agent, for which the United States government requires preparedness in case of bioterrorism...
May 17, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493036/life-cycle-of-amblyomma-oblongoguttatum-acari-ixodidae-under-laboratory-conditions
#15
Thiago F Martins, Hermes R Luz, João Luiz H Faccini, Marcelo B Labruna
This study evaluated for the first time the life cycle of Amblyomma oblongoguttatum in the laboratory. For this purpose, larvae and nymphs were exposed to Gallus gallus (chicks), Rattus norvegicus (wistar rat), Calomys callosus (vesper mouse), Oryctolagus cuniculus (domestic rabbit), Cavia porcellus (guinea pig), and Didelphis albiventris (white-eared opossum). Nymphs were exposed to G. gallus, C. callosus, C. porcellus, O. cuniculus, R. norvegicus, and Nectomys squamipes (water rat). Adult ticks were exposed to domestic dogs...
May 10, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438110/temporal-progression-of-lesions-in-guinea-pigs-infected-with-lassa-virus
#16
T M Bell, C I Shaia, J J Bearss, M E Mattix, K A Koistinen, S P Honnold, X Zeng, C D Blancett, G C Donnelly, J D Shamblin, E R Wilkinson, K A Cashman
Lassa virus (LASV) infection causes an acute, multisystemic viral hemorrhagic fever that annually infects an estimated 100 000 to 300 000 persons in West Africa. This pathogenesis study evaluated the temporal progression of disease in guinea pigs following aerosol and subcutaneous inoculation of the Josiah strain of LASV as well as the usefulness of Strain 13 guinea pigs as an animal model for Lassa fever. After experimental infection, guinea pigs ( Cavia porcellus; n = 67) were serially sampled to evaluate the temporal progression of infection, gross and histologic lesions, and serum chemistry and hematologic changes...
May 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427752/spontaneously-arising-tumours-and-tumour-like-lesions-of-the-cervix-and-uterus-in-83-pet-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
#17
C Laik-Schandelmaier, R Klopfleisch, S Schöniger, G Weiffenbach, M Staudacher, H Aupperle
Tumours and tumour-like lesions are rare findings in the genital system of guinea pigs. The aim of the present study was to characterize nodular lesions in the cervix and uterus of guinea pigs submitted for histopathological diagnosis. Samples from 83 pet animals were investigated. Cases included 64 surgically excised masses including complete uteri (n = 37), parts from uteri containing masses (n = 8), complete masses (n = 12) or samples from masses (n = 7) and 19 complete necropsy examinations. In 55 of the cases, only solitary changes were observed; in 28 cases two or more lesions were diagnosed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425214/hypoglycemic-and-antihyperglycemic-activities-of-nine-medicinal-herbs-used-as-antidiabetic-in-the-region-of-lubumbashi-dr-congo
#18
Bakari Amuri, Mwamba Maseho, Lumbu Simbi, Philippe Okusa, Pierre Duez, Kahumba Byanga
The aim of this study was to assess the hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic activities of nine plants used as antidiabetic treatments in Lubumbashi and its surroundings. Those are Albizia adianthifolia, Azanza garckeana, Cassia occidentalis, Cassia sieberiana, Erythrina abyssinica, Gladiolus klattianus, Rauvolfia caffra, Strychnos spinosa, and Vitex madiensis. Aqueous extracts, obtained by decoction and maceration, were administered (500 mg/kg) per os to guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus), both in glucose baseline conditions and in oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) conditions (glucose, 2 g/kg; follow-up over 210 min)...
July 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344561/fetal-growth-restriction-induces-heterogeneous-effects-on-vascular-biomechanical-and-functional-properties-in-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
#19
Daniel Cañas, Emilio A Herrera, Claudio García-Herrera, Diego Celentano, Bernardo J Krause
Aim: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with a variety of cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood which could involve remodeling processes of the vascular walls that could start in the fetal period. However, there is no consensus whether this remodeling affects in a similar way the whole vascular system. We aimed to determine the effects of FGR on the vasoactive and biomechanical properties of umbilical and systemic vessels in fetal guinea pigs. Methods: FGR was induced by implanting ameroid occluders at mid-gestation in uterine arteries of pregnant guinea pigs, whilst the control group was exposed to simulated surgery...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328950/repeated-anaesthesia-with-isoflurane-and-medetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl-in-guinea-pigs-and-its-influence-on-physiological-parameters
#20
Sabrina Schmitz, Sabine Tacke, Brian Guth, Julia Henke
Repeated anaesthesia may be required in experimental protocols and in daily veterinary practice, but anaesthesia is known to alter physiological parameters in GPs (Cavia porcellus, GPs). This study investigated the effects of repeated anaesthesia with either medetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl (MMF) or isoflurane (Iso) on physiological parameters in the GP. Twelve GPs were repeatedly administered with MMF or Iso in two anaesthesia sets. One set consisted of six 40-min anaesthesias, performed over 3 weeks (2 per week); the anaesthetic used first was randomized...
2017: PloS One
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