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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096864/feline-dirofilariosis-due-to-dirofilaria-immitis-in-meshkin-shahr-district-northwestern-iran
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Mahya Khodabakhsh, Abdolali Malmasi, Mehdi Mohebali, Zabihollah Zarei, Eshrat Beigom Kia, Amrollah Azarm
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis is a common nematode of the cardiovascular system, which infects carnivores all over the world. The infection is prevalent in dogs, but in cats and human is rare. Dirofilariosis is transmitted by mosquitoes. Cats are accidental hosts and are naturally resistant to the infection, compared to the dogs. Mild infection can cause severe illness in cats and may lead to death, so it is clinically important to diagnose the disease. METHODS: In the present study, 103 stray cats were collected from Meshkin Shahr district, Aradabil Province, northwestern Iran that is an endemic area for canine dirofilariosis...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093106/genetic-and-epigenetic-aberrations-of-p16-in-feline-primary-neoplastic-diseases-and-tumor-cell-lines-of-lymphoid-and-non-lymphoid-origins
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H Mochizuki, A Fujiwara-Igarashi, M Sato, Y Goto-Koshino, K Ohno, H Tsujimoto
The p16 gene acts as a tumor suppressor by regulating the cell cycle and is frequently inactivated in human and canine cancers. The aim of this study was to characterize genetic and epigenetic alterations of the p16 in feline lymphoid and non-lymphoid malignancies, using 74 primary tumors and 11 tumor cell lines. Cloning of feline p16 and subsequent sequence analysis revealed 11 germline sequence polymorphisms in control cats. Bisulfite sequencing analysis of the p16 promoter region in a feline lymphoma cell line revealed that promoter methylation was associated with decreased mRNA expression...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092618/evaluation-of-portable-blood-glucose-meters-using-canine-and-feline-pooled-blood-samples
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A Mori, H Oda, E Onozawa, S Shono, T Takahashi, S Yamashita, H Fujimoto, T Sako
This study evaluated the accuracy and reproducibility of a human portable blood glucose meter (PBGM) for canine and feline whole blood. Reference plasma glucose values (RPGV) were concurrently measured using glucose oxidation methods. Fifteen healthy dogs and 6 healthy cats were used for blood sampling. Blood glucose concentrations and hematocrits were adjusted using pooled blood samples for our targeted values. A positive correlation between the PBGM and RPGV was found for both dogs (y = 0.877, x = -24.38, r = 0...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072844/exploring-the-possibility-of-cryopreservation-of-feline-and-canine-erythrocytes-by-rapid-freezing-with-penetrating-and-non-penetrating-cryoprotectants
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Denys Pogozhykh, Yuliya Pakhomova, Olga Pervushina, Nicola Hofmann, Birgit Glasmacher, Gennadiy Zhegunov
Efficient application of veterinary blood transfusion approaches for small companion animals requires readily available supply of the donor material. This can be achieved by developing of effective biobanking technologies allowing long-term storage of donor blood components via cryopreservation. Transfusion of an erythrocyte concentrate allows the successful correction of various hematological pathologies, severe bleeding, and etc. While in the past there were several approaches to cryopreserve red blood cells of dogs, to our knowledge there is virtually no data on cryopreservation of feline erythrocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072500/ultrasound-guided-intracardiac-xenotransfusion-of-canine-packed-red-blood-cells-and-epinephrine-to-the-left-ventricle-of-a-severely-anemic-cat-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Liron Oron, Yaron Bruchim, Sigal Klainbart, Efrat Kelmer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of an ultrasound-guided intracardiac xenotransfusion of canine packed red blood cells (pRBC) to the left ventricle of a severely anemic cat during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CASE SUMMARY: An 8-year-old previously healthy neutered female cat was presented with severe weakness after she had disappeared for 1 month. On presentation, the cat was in hypovolemic shock, laterally recumbent, and severely anemic with massive flea infestation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060842/suburothelial-bladder-contraction-detection-with-implanted-pressure-sensor
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Steve J A Majerus, Paul C Fletter, Elizabeth K Ferry, Hui Zhu, Kenneth J Gustafson, Margot S Damaser
AIMS: Managing bladder pressure in patients with neurogenic bladders is needed to improve rehabilitation options, avoid upper tract damage, incontinence, and their associated co-morbidities and mortality. Current methods of determining bladder contractions are not amenable to chronic or ambulatory settings. In this study we evaluated detection of bladder contractions using a novel piezoelectric catheter-free pressure sensor placed in a suburothelial bladder location in animals. METHODS: Wired prototypes of the pressure monitor were implanted into 2 nonsurvival (feline and canine) and one 13-day survival (canine) animal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055571/a-review-of-methods-for-detection-of-hepatozoon-infection-in-carnivores-and-arthropod-vectors
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David Modrý, Relja Beck, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Gad Baneth
Vector-borne protists of the genus Hepatozoon belong to the apicomplexan suborder Adeleorina. The taxonomy of Hepatozoon is unsettled and different phylogenetic clades probably represent evolutionary units deserving the status of separate genera. Throughout our review, we focus on the monophyletic assemblage of Hepatozoon spp. from carnivores, classified as Hepatozoon sensu stricto that includes important pathogens of domestic and free-ranging canine and feline hosts. We provide an overview of diagnostic methods and approaches from classical detection in biological materials, through serological tests to nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs)...
January 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997720/prediction-of-chemical-composition-and-peroxide-value-in-unground-pet-foods-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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M De Marchi, F Righi, M Meneghesso, D Manfrin, R Ricci
The massive development of the pet food industry in recent years has lead to the formulation of hundreds of canine and feline complete extruded foods with the objective of meeting both the needs of the animals and numerous demands from pet owners. In the meantime, highly variable raw material compositions and the industry's new production techniques oblige manufacturers to monitor all phases of the extrusion process closely in order to ensure the targeted composition and quality of the products. This study aimed at evaluating the potential of infrared technology (visible and near-infrared spectrophotometer; 570-1842 nm) in predicting the chemical composition and peroxide value (PV) of unground commercial extruded dog foods...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980080/difficulties-in-administration-of-oral-medication-formulations-to-pet-cats-an-e-survey-of-cat-owners
#9
M Sivén, S Savolainen, S Räntilä, S Männikkö, M Vainionpää, S Airaksinen, M Raekallio, O Vainio, A M Juppo
The purpose here was to determine the problems cat owners encounter in medicating their cats with orally administered drugs at home. The study was carried out as an open e-questionnaire survey addressed to cat owners in which the authors focused on the oral administration route. A total of 46 completed questionnaires were included in the survey. In the study, 46 cats received 67 orally administered drugs. Approximately half of the drugs were registered for use in cats by the European Medicines Agency (54 per cent), and there were also off-label drugs registered for human (36 per cent) and canine medication (7...
December 15, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956908/analysis-of-feline-and-canine-allergen-components-in-patients-sensitized-to-pets
#10
Natalia Ukleja-Sokołowska, Ewa Gawrońska-Ukleja, Magdalena Żbikowska-Gotz, Ewa Socha, Kinga Lis, Łukasz Sokołowski, Andrzej Kuźmiński, Zbigniew Bartuzi
BACKGROUND: Component resolved allergen diagnosis allows for a precise evaluation of the sensitization profiles of patients sensitized to felines and canines. An accurate interpretation of these results allows better insight into the evolution of a given patients sensitizations, and allows for a more precise evaluation of their prognoses. METHODS: 70 patients (42 women and 28 men, aged 18-65, with the average of 35.5) with a positive feline or canine allergy diagnosis were included in the research group...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923479/immune-cell-infiltration-in-feline-meningioma
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R McBride, E A Sloma, H N Erb, A D Miller
Meningioma is the most common primary brain tumour in the cat. Although most of these tumours are considered to be benign based on histological characteristics, little is known regarding microenvironmental changes associated with the tumour. The characterization of the immune-cell infiltrate in human and canine meningiomas has been described; however, there are no data regarding the cat equivalent. Seventeen formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded samples of feline meningioma were evaluated by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for expression of CD3, Pax5, Iba-1, HLA-DR, MAC387, CD163 and Ki67...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919269/comparison-of-voluntary-food-intake-and-palatability-of-commercial-weight-loss-diets-in-healthy-dogs-and-cats
#12
Marie Anne Hours, Emmanuelle Sagols, Ariane Junien-Castagna, Alexandre Feugier, Delphine Moniot, Ingrid Daniel, Vincent Biourge, Serisier Samuel, Yann Queau, Alexander J German
BACKGROUND: Obesity in dogs and cats is usually managed by dietary energy restriction using a purpose-formulated weight loss diet, but signs of hunger and begging commonly occur causing poor owner compliance. Altering diet characteristics so as to reduce voluntary food intake (VFI) can improve the likelihood of success, although this should not be at the expense of palatability. The aim of the current study was to compare the VFI and palatibility of novel commercially available canine and feline weight loss diets...
December 5, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910138/canine-and-feline-colostrum
#13
S Chastant-Maillard, C Aggouni, A Albaret, A Fournier, H Mila
Puppy and kitten survival over the first weeks is particularly dependent on colostrum, a specific secretion of the mammary gland produced during the first 2 days post-partum. Colostrum is a source of nutrients and immunoglobulins. It also contributes to the digestive tract maturation. Colostrum differentiates from milk mainly based on its concentration in immunoglobulins G: 20-30 g/L in dog colostrum, 40-50 g/L in cats' vs <1 g/L in milk. IgG concentration rapidly drops after parturition (-50% in 24 hr)...
November 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902397/vesivirus-2117-capsids-more-closely-resemble-sapovirus-and-lagovirus-particles-than-other-known-vesivirus-structures
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Michaela Conley, Edward Emmott, Richard Orton, David Taylor, Daniel Carneiro, Kazuyoshi Murata, Ian Goodfellow, Grant Hansman, David Bhella
Vesivirus 2117 is an adventitious agent that in 2009, was identified as a contaminant of CHO cells propagated in bioreactors at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant belonging to Genzyme. The consequent interruption in supply of Fabrazyme and Cerezyme (drugs used to treat Fabry and Gaucher disease respectively), caused significant economic losses. Vesivirus 2117 is a member of the Caliciviridae; a family of small icosahedral viruses encoding a positive sense RNA genome. We have used cryo-electron microscopy and three dimensional image reconstruction to calculate a structure of vesivirus 2117 virus like particles as well as feline calicivirus and a chimeric sapovirus...
November 14, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900781/the-present-and-future-of-opioid-analgesics-in-small-animal-practice
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B T Simon, P V Steagall
Opioids are the cornerstone for the treatment of acute pain in small animal patients. This is primarily because of their remarkable safety profile, high efficacy, and benefit of reversibility. There have been some significant advances in our knowledge on opioid pharmacology and clinical usage in companion animal medicine. This review discusses the progression of opioid use in small animal practice providing current misconceptions and controversies in light of routes of administration. Potential targets for research and drug development and novel therapies are discussed in addition to the concepts of glial cell modulators, individual variability, and opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900754/ezrin-and-moesin-expression-in-canine-and-feline-osteosarcoma
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Juraj Hlavaty, Birgitt Wolfesberger, Marlene Hauck, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Ingrid Miller, Ingrid Walter
Biological features of canine osteosarcomas (OS) differ markedly from those found in feline and resemble more human osteosarcomas, in particular for their high rate of metastasis and poor prognosis. Ezrin, radixin and moesin are members of the ERM protein family and link the actin cytoskeleton with the cell membrane. Ezrin and moesin have been shown to be of prognostic significance in tumor progression due to their role in the metastatic process. The objective of this study was to analyze ezrin and moesin protein expression in a series of dog (n = 16) and cat (n = 8) osteosarcoma samples using immunohistochemistry and western blot techniques...
November 30, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899604/ipd-mhc-2-0-an-improved-inter-species-database-for-the-study-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex
#17
Giuseppe Maccari, James Robinson, Keith Ballingall, Lisbeth A Guethlein, Unni Grimholt, Jim Kaufman, Chak-Sum Ho, Natasja G de Groot, Paul Flicek, Ronald E Bontrop, John A Hammond, Steven G E Marsh
The IPD-MHC Database project (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ipd/mhc/) collects and expertly curates sequences of the major histocompatibility complex from non-human species and provides the infrastructure and tools to enable accurate analysis. Since the first release of the database in 2003, IPD-MHC has grown and currently hosts a number of specific sections, with more than 7000 alleles from 70 species, including non-human primates, canines, felines, equids, ovids, suids, bovins, salmonids and murids. These sequences are expertly curated and made publicly available through an open access website...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871815/identification-and-genomic-characterization-of-a-novel-rat-bocavirus-from-brown-rats-in-china
#18
Susanna K P Lau, Hazel C Yeung, Kenneth S M Li, Carol S F Lam, Jian-Piao Cai, Ming-Chi Yuen, Ming Wang, Bo-Jian Zheng, Patrick C Y Woo, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Despite recent discoveries of novel animal bocaparvoviruses, current understandings on the diversity and evolution of bocaparvoviruses are still limited. We report the identification and genome characterization of a novel bocaparvovirus, rat bocaparvovirus (RBoV), in brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) in China. RBoV was detected in 11.5%, 2.4%, 16.2% and 0.3% of alimentary, respiratory, spleen and kidney samples respectively, of 636 brown rats by PCR, but not in samples of other rodent species, suggesting that brown rats are the primary reservoir of RBoV...
January 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861909/factors-affecting-the-diagnostic-utility-of-canine-and-feline-cytological-samples
#19
R Sapierzyński, M Czopowicz, M Ostrzeszewicz
OBJECTIVES: Cytology is a quick, inexpensive, minimally invasive and widely available diagnostic method, but rigorous cooperation between clinical cytopathologist and physician is necessary to obtain clinically useful results. The aim of this study was to identify factors that affect clinical usefulness of a cytological result when the cellular material was collected by a general veterinary practitioner and examined by a clinical cytopathologist. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of 100 fine-needle aspirates performed by private veterinarians and examined by the clinical cytopathologist...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847360/parvovirus-capsid-structures-required-for-infection-mutations-controlling-receptor-recognition-and-protease-cleavages
#20
Heather M Callaway, Kurtis H Feng, Donald W Lee, Andrew B Allison, Melissa Pinard, Robert McKenna, Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Susan Hafenstein, Colin R Parrish
: Parvovirus capsids are small but complex molecular machines responsible for undertaking many of the steps of cell infection, genome packing, and cell-to-cell as well as host-to-host transfer. The details of parvovirus infection of cells are still not fully understood, but the processes must involve small changes in the capsid structure that allow the endocytosed virus to escape from the endosome, pass through the cell cytoplasm, and deliver the single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) genome to the nucleus, where viral replication occurs...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
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