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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435382/myobiid-mites-trombidiformes-myobiidae-of-the-golden-bat-mimon-cozumelae-from-mexico-description-of-the-male-and-tritonymph-of-ioanella-mimon-and-new-records-of-eudusbabekia-mimon
#1
Angel Herrera-Mares, Carmen Guzmán-Cornejo, Livia León-Paniagua, Gerardo Rivas
The male and the tritonymph of Ioanella mimon are described for the first time parasitizing to Mimon cozumelae from Yucatan, Mexico. Male of Ioanella mimon is characterized by the presence of legs I with the tibia and tarsus fused forming a small complex devoided of apical claws, legs II-IV with two claws, setae vi at level of anterior end of genital plate, genital plate rounded with an anterior projection, all intercoxal setae short; while the tritonymph is characterized by the presence of legs I unequal; legs II-IV with 2-1-1 claws, and posterior region of dorsal idiosoma with 3 pairs of cylindrical and toothed setae...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435201/association-of-claw-disorders-with-subclinical-intramammary-infections-in-egyptian-dairy-cows
#2
Walid Refaai, Medhat Gad, Yasser Mahmmod
AIM: Bovine mastitis and lameness are the most common production diseases affecting dairy farms worldwide resulting in huge economic impact and impaired animal welfare. The objective of this field study was to investigate the association of infectious and non-infectious claw disorders with the occurrence of subclinical intramammary infections (IMIs) diagnosed by California mastitis test (CMT) in dairy cows under Egyptian conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 dairy cows were included in this field study...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434744/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-digital-cushion-and-corium-thickness-part-1-associations-with-body-condition-lesion-incidence-and-proximity-to-calving
#3
R F Newsome, M J Green, N J Bell, N J Bollard, C S Mason, H R Whay, J N Huxley
Claw horn disruption lesions (CHDL) are a major cause of lameness in dairy cattle and are likely a result of excessive forces being applied to the germinal epithelium that produces the claw horn. The digital cushion is a connective tissue structure, containing depots of adipose tissue, that sits beneath the distal phalanx and has been shown to be thicker in fatter cows. Body condition score (BCS) loss is a risk factor for CHDL, and one possible explanation is that fat is mobilized from the digital cushion during negative energy balance, causing the digital cushion to thin and lose force-dissipating capacity, leading to disruption of claw horn growth...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434731/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-digital-cushion-and-corium-thickness-part-2-does-thinning-of-the-digital-cushion-and-corium-lead-to-lameness-and-claw-horn-disruption-lesions
#4
R F Newsome, M J Green, N J Bell, N J Bollard, C S Mason, H R Whay, J N Huxley
The aim of this study was to determine whether a decrease in thickness of the sole soft tissues (SST) beneath the flexor tuberosity of the distal phalanx (i.e., the digital cushion and corium) predisposed a claw to develop claw horn disruption lesions (CHDL) or a leg to lameness. Data were analyzed from a longitudinal study of 179 cows, which had been examined at 5 assessment points -8, +1, +9, +17, and +29 wk relative to their first, second, third, or fourth calving. At each assessment point, SST were measured using ultrasonography...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431210/exotic-gill-lice-species-copepoda-lernaeopodidae-salmincola-spp-infect-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-and-brook-trout-salvelinus-fontinalis-in-the-southeastern-united-states
#5
Carlos F Ruiz, Jacob M Rash, Doug A Besler, Jackson R Roberts, Micah B Warren, Cova R Arias, Stephen A Bullard
Salmincola californiensis infected 25 of 31 (prevalence 0.8; intensity 2-35 [mean 6.6 ± standard deviation 7.7; n = 25]) rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, from a private trout farm connected to the Watauga River, North Carolina. Salmincola edwardsii infected all of 9 (1.0; 2-43 [9.3 ± 13.0; 9]) brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, from Big Norton Prong, a tributary of the Little Tennessee River, North Carolina. Both lernaeopodids are well-known salmonid pathogens but neither is native to, nor has been previously taxonomically confirmed from, the southeastern United States...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424917/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-ganglion-cysts-a-review-of-59-cases
#6
Jinsong Tong, Bin Xu, Zhen Dong, Jingbo Liu, Chenggang Zhang, Yudong Gu
BACKGROUND: Cubital tunnel syndrome caused by ganglion cysts is rare and reports are few. This study aimed to review a patient cohort with ganglion cysts in the cubital tunnel and identify prognostic factors. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients (59 extremities; McGowan grade I, 4; IIa, 4; IIb, 3; III, 48) were evaluated retrospectively with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Extraneural cysts were excised completely, while intraneural cysts were incised and drained. All cases underwent subcutaneous transposition...
April 19, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405396/multimodal-communication-in-courting-fiddler-crabs-reveals-male-performance-capacities
#7
Sophie L Mowles, Michael Jennions, Patricia R Y Backwell
Courting males often perform different behavioural displays that demonstrate aspects of their quality. Male fiddler crabs, Uca sp., are well known for their repetitive claw-waving display during courtship. However, in some species, males produce an additional signal by rapidly stridulating their claw, creating a 'drumming' vibrational signal through the substrate as a female approaches, and even continue to drum once inside their burrow. Here, we show that the switch from waving to drumming might provide additional information to the female about the quality of a male, and the properties of his burrow (multiple message hypothesis)...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399378/the-adult-and-immature-stages-of-the-new-species-of-the-genus-demodex-acariformes-demodecidae-with-data-on-parasitism-topography-and-topical-specificity-of-demodecid-mites-in-the-yellow-necked-mouse-apodemus-flavicollis-rodentia-muridae
#8
Joanna N Izdebska, Leszek Rolbiecki, Sławomira Fryderyk, Łukasz Mierzyński
Demodex mollis n. sp. is described from the yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis (Melchior, 1834) from Poland. It is a medium-sized demodecid mite (adult stages are on average 249 µm long) observed in the skin of the eyelid area. The new species is most similar to two other species occupying similar microhabitat in hosts of the same genus - Demodex lacrimalis Lukoschus and Jongman, 1974 from Apodemus sylvaticus Linnaeus, 1758 and Demodex huttereri Mertens, Lukoschus and Nutting, 1983 from Apodemus agrarius (Pallas, 1771), but differs by the following features: the terminal palpi are equipped with 3 spines, including 1 large claw-like and the second single; subgnathosomal setae (setae n) are situated on both sides of the anterior side of the pharyngeal bulb; claws on the leg tarsi are bifurcated and each equipped with large subterminal spur and proximal pointed projection; the opisthosoma is soft and flexible; and aedeagus in males have different shape and localization...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397603/masculinization-related-genes-and-cell-mass-structures-during-early-gonadal-differentiation-in-the-african-clawed-frog-xenopus-laevis
#9
Mikako Wada, Kazuko Fujitani, Kei Tamura, Shuuji Mawaribuchi, Yosuke Kamata, Nobuhiko Takamatsu, Michihiko Ito
The African clawed frog Xenopus laevis has a female heterogametic ZZ/ZW-type sex-determining system. We previously discovered a W-linked female sex-determining gene dm-W that is involved in ovary formation, probably through the up-regulation of the estrogen synthesis genes cyp19a1 and foxl2. We also reported that a unique "mass-in-line structure", which disappears from ZZ gonads during early testicular development, might serve as the basis for ovary differentiation in ZW gonads. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying early masculinization are poorly understood...
April 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396825/two-new-benthic-euphilomedes-kornicker-1967-ostracoda-myodocopida-philomedidae-from-the-taiwan-strait-east-china-sea
#10
Peng Xiang, Xiaoyin Chen, Ruixiang Chen, Jinghong Lin, Yu Wang, Youyin Ye, Mao Lin
Ostracods are small bivalved crustaceans widely distributed in aquatic environments and in total 99 species have been recorded in genus Euphilomedes Kornicker, 1967. In this study, we further describe two new species of benthic ostracods in this genus, Euphilomedes liuruiyii sp. nov. and Euphilomedes pentacanthos sp. nov., collected from the Taiwan Strait in China. These two species can be easily distinguished from their congeners by some crucial morphological characteristics, including the carapace shape, the numbers of main and secondary furcal claws, and their arrangement of furcal claws...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393747/relationship-of-goat-milk-flow-emission-variables-with-milking-routine-milking-parameters-milking-machine-characteristics-and-goat-physiology
#11
G Romero, R Panzalis, P Ruegg
The aim of this paper was to study the relationship between milk flow emission variables recorded during milking of dairy goats with variables related to milking routine, goat physiology, milking parameters and milking machine characteristics, to determine the variables affecting milking performance and help the goat industry pinpoint farm and milking practices that improve milking performance. In total, 19 farms were visited once during the evening milking. Milking parameters (vacuum level (VL), pulsation ratio and pulsation rate, vacuum drop), milk emission flow variables (milking time, milk yield, maximum milk flow (MMF), average milk flow (AVMF), time until 500 g/min milk flow is established (TS500)), doe characteristics of 8 to 10 goats/farm (breed, days in milk and parity), milking practices (overmilking, overstripping, pre-lag time) and milking machine characteristics (line height, presence of claw) were recorded on every farm...
April 10, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391950/fractionation-of-rare-earth-and-other-trace-elements-in-crabs-ucides-cordatus-from-a-subtropical-mangrove-affected-by-fertilizer-industry
#12
Alice Bosco-Santos, Wanilson Luiz-Silva, Emmanoel Vieira da Silva-Filho, Monique Dias Corrêa de Souza, Elton Luiz Dantas, Margareth Sugano Navarro
Fractionation of rare earth elements (REE) and other trace metal concentrations (Th, U, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn) between mangrove sediments and claw muscles and shells of male crabs (Ucides cordatus) from a subtropical estuary highly impacted by fertilizer industry activities was investigated. This is the first record of REE distribution in these organisms, and the results showed higher accumulations of these metals, U and Th in shells, probably related to the replacement of Ca during molting. Contents of Cd, Cr and Ni were similar in both tissues, but Cu, Zn and Pb were mostly accumulated in the claw muscle with concentrations above those considered safe for human consumption according to the Brazilian legislation...
April 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384698/planning-of-hiatus-breaking-inserted-%C3%A9-in-the-speech-of-australian-english-speaking-children
#13
Ivan Yuen, Felicity Cox, Katherine Demuth
Purpose: Non-rhotic varieties of English often use /ɹ/ insertion as a connected speech process to separate heterosyllabic V1.V2 hiatus contexts. However, there has been little research on children's development of this strategy. This study investigated whether children use /ɹ/ insertion and, if so, whether hiatus-breaking /ɹ/ can be considered planned, as evidenced by F3 lowering on V1. Method: Thirteen Australian English-speaking children (7 girls, 6 boys; mean age 6;1 [years;months]) participated in an elicited production task...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365460/aversive-responses-by-shore-crabs-to-acetic-acid-but-not-to-capsaicin
#14
Robert W Elwood, Natasha Dalton, Gillian Riddell
Nociception is the ability to encode and perceive harmful stimuli and allows for a rapid reflexive withdrawal. In some species, nociception might be accompanied by a pain experience, which is a negative feeling that allows for longer-term changes in behaviour. Different types of stimuli may affect nociceptors, but in crustaceans there is conflicting evidence about the ability to respond to chemical stimuli. This study attempts to resolve this situation by testing behavioural responses of the common shore crab, Carcinus maenas, to two chemical irritants frequently used in vertebrate pain studies (acetic acid and capsaicin)...
March 29, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363743/xenopus-metamorphosis-as-a-model-to-study-thyroid-hormone-receptor-function-during-vertebrate-developmental-transitions
#15
Daniel R Buchholz
A hormone-dependent developmental transition from aquatic to terrestrial existence occurs in all tetrapod vertebrates, such as birth, hatching, and metamorphosis. Thyroid hormones (TH) and their receptors (TRs) are key players in the tissue transformations comprising vertebrate developmental transitions. The African clawed frog, Xenopus, is a premier model for the role of TRs in developmental transitions because of the numerous and dramatic TH-dependent tissue transformations during metamorphosis and because of the endocrine, molecular, and genomic resources available...
March 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363588/effects-of-synbiotics-on-immunity-and-disease-resistance-of-narrow-clawed-crayfish-astacus-leptodactylus-leptodactylus-eschscholtz-1823
#16
Omid Safari, Marina Paolucci, Hamidreza Ahmadnia Motlagh
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of prebiotics (mannanoligosaccharide and xylooligosaccharide), probiotics (Enterococcus faecalis and Pediococcus acidilactici) and synbiotics for 126 days on the immune responses, hemolymph indices, antioxidant enzymes, and biological responses after a 48-hour Aeromonas hydrophila exposure of sub-adult crayfish (11.45 ± 1.87 g). Most antibacterial activities were observed in the shell mucus of crayfish fed a diet containing xylooligosaccharide + E. faecalis and mannanoligosaccharide + Pediococcus acidilactici against Nocardia brasilience and Vibrio harveyi (p < 0...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363298/postburn-contractures-of-the-hand
#17
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Matthew Brown, Kevin C Chung
Postburn contractures are a common occurrence after severe burn injuries. It is important to understand the pathologic condition and anatomy of specific postburn deformities in order to provide comprehensive surgical care. Postburn contractures can result in a flexion contracture, boutonniere deformity, burn syndactyly, metacarpophalangeal extension contracture, wrist contracture, or claw hand. A patient evaluation is performed before proceeding to the operating room. Surgery sequences require proper incision design, release of the skin, and deeper contracted structures and coverage with an appropriate flap or graft...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363042/clinical-management-of-third-phalanx-fractures-in-lesser-tragelaphus-imberbis-and-greater-kudu-tragelaphus-strepsiceros
#18
Anne E Rivas, Jennifer C Hausmann, John Gieche, Roberta Wallace, Cooper Williams, Ellen Bronson
Two greater kudu ( Tragelaphus strepsiceros ) and one lesser kudu ( T. imberbis ) from two zoological institutions presented with overgrown front hooves, and were diagnosed with fractures of the third phalanges in the affected digits. Both greater kudu had milder lamenesses at diagnosis, and were managed conservatively with hoof trims, stall rest, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Ongoing management through regular hoof trims led to improvement and eventual resolution of lameness. The more severely lame lesser kudu received hoof blocks on the front claws not associated with fractured phalanges...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343332/posterior-elements-disruption-with-hybrid-constructs-in-ais-patients-is-there-an-impact-on-proximal-junctional-kyphosis
#19
S Ghailane, Sebastien Pesenti, E Peltier, E Choufani, B Blondel, J L Jouve
PURPOSE: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a frequent proximal adjacent segment disease following spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and its rate has been estimated to 28% in the literature. The etiology is multifactorial, and risk factors associated with PJK are controversial. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that the disruption of muscular and bony tissue above the upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) during surgery does not increase the rate of PJK in patients undergoing posterior fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
May 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341786/effectiveness-of-foot-fasciotomies-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma
#20
Katherine M Bedigrew, D J Stinner, J F Kragh, B K Potter, S B Shawen, J R Hsu
BACKGROUND: Foot compartment syndrome (FCS) has been reported to cause neuropathic pain, claw or hammer toes, and motor and sensory disturbances. The optimal treatment of FCS is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine if foot fasciotomies improve patient outcomes in high-energy, combat-related lower extremity trauma. METHODS: Medical records of patients with documented FCS from May 2007 to January 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Consecutive, matched control patients were identified based on similar hindfoot, mid-foot and/or forefoot injuries who did not undergo foot fasciotomy during the same period...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
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