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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770095/demography-and-disorders-of-german-shepherd-dogs-under-primary-veterinary-care-in-the-uk
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Dan G O'Neill, Noel R Coulson, David B Church, Dave C Brodbelt
BACKGROUND: The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) has been widely used for a variety of working roles. However, concerns for the health and welfare of the GSD have been widely aired and there is evidence that breed numbers are now in decline in the UK. Accurate demographic and disorder data could assist with breeding and clinical prioritisation. The VetCompass(TM) Programme collects clinical data on dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK. This study included all VetCompass(TM) dogs under veterinary care during 2013...
2017: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718886/brainstem-auditory-evoked-responses-in-37-dogs-with-otitis-media-before-and-after-topical-therapy
#2
S Paterson
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether intra-aural administration of aqueous solutions of marbofloxacin, gentamicin, tobramycin and ticarcillin (used off-licence) was associated with changes in hearing as measured by brainstem auditory evoked responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dogs diagnosed with otitis media (n=37) underwent brainstem auditory evoked response testing and then were treated for their ear disease. First, the external ear canal and middle ear were flushed with sterile saline followed by EDTA tris with 0·15% chlorhexidine...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594048/-in-vivo-efficacy-of-an-ear-medication-using-gelatin-powder-as-a-vehicle-for-the-therapy-of-canine-otitis-externa
#3
Cosima Bouassiba, Ralf S Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Otitis externa is normally treated with daily topical medication. Longer application intervals may be useful to facilitate therapy. In this study, the in vivo efficacy of a gel preparation containing marbofloxacin, dexamethasone and enilconazole was compared to that of a commercial otologic agent containing marbofloxacin, dexamethasone and clotrimazole based on clinical signs, ear cytology and bacterial/fungal cultures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A gel preparation (group A) or a registered otologic agent (group B), respectively, was applied to 41 dogs...
June 1, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514013/antimicrobial-prescribing-in-dogs-and-cats-in-australia-results-of-the-australasian-infectious-disease-advisory-panel-survey
#4
L Y Hardefeldt, S Holloway, D J Trott, M Shipstone, V R Barrs, R Malik, M Burrows, S Armstrong, G F Browning, M Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Investigations of antimicrobial use in companion animals are limited. With the growing recognition of the need for improved antimicrobial stewardship, there is urgent need for more detailed understanding of the patterns of antimicrobial use in this sector. OBJECTIVES: To investigate antimicrobial use for medical and surgical conditions in dogs and cats by Australian veterinarians. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed over 4 months in 2011...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494707/histologic-and-ultrastructural-findings-in-dogs-with-chronic-respiratory-disease-suspected-of-ciliary-dyskinesia
#5
Ileana C Miranda, Jennifer L Granick, Anibal G Armién
Mucociliary clearance is a main defense mechanism of the respiratory tract, which can be inherently impaired in primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) or reversibly altered in secondary ciliary dyskinesia (SCD). Limited diagnostic test availability likely leads to misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis of PCD in animals. This study evaluated the light and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) changes in the respiratory mucosa of 15 dogs with chronic respiratory disease suspected of PCD. Necropsy was performed in 1 case and 2 dogs were used as negative controls...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417060/burden-and-predictors-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-s-pseudintermedius-infections-among-dogs-presented-at-an-academic-veterinary-hospital-in-south-africa-2007-2012
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Daniel N Qekwana, James Wabwire Oguttu, Fortune Sithole, Agricola Odoi
BACKGROUND: Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information to help investigate these infections. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the burdens of these infections and use multinomial regression to examine the associations between various Staphylococcus infections and demographic and temporal factors among dogs admitted to an academic veterinary hospital in South Africa...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414607/cardiac-arrest-in-an-american-cocker-spaniel-during-a-deep-ear-flush-procedure
#7
Alexandra Gould, Fernando L Garcia-Pereira, W Dunbar Gram
CASE DESCRIPTION A 14-year-old spayed female American Cocker Spaniel with bilateral otitis media and no evidence of cardiovascular instability was anesthetized to allow performance of a deep ear flush. CLINICAL FINDINGS Otoscopic examination of the left ear revealed evidence of chronic inflammation; the ear was flushed with sterile saline (0.9% NaCl) solution. Examination of the right ear revealed more severe chronic inflammation than in the left ear, including a ruptured tympanum (timing of rupture unknown)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335779/activity-of-amp2041-against-human-and-animal-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clinical-isolates
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Clotilde Silvia Cabassi, Andrea Sala, Davide Santospirito, Giovanni Loris Alborali, Edoardo Carretto, Giovanni Ghibaudo, Simone Taddei
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to public health. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relevant pathogen causing human and animal infections, frequently displaying high levels of resistance to commonly used antimicrobials. The increasing difficulty to develop new effective antibiotics have discouraged investment in this area and only a few new antibiotics are currently under development. An approach to overcome antibiotic resistance could be based on antimicrobial peptides since they offer advantages over currently used microbicides...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295766/impact-of-a-terbinafine-florfenicol-betamethasone-acetate-otic-gel-on-the-quality-of-life-of-dogs-with-acute-otitis-externa-and-their-owners
#9
Chiara Noli, Roberta Sartori, Tiziana Cena
BACKGROUND: Treatment of canine otitis externa with owner-administered products can be difficult. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate otic treatment administered by a veterinarian on quality of life (QoL) of dogs with otitis externa and their owners, and on clinical and cytology parameters of otitis; compared to an owner-administered treatment. ANIMALS: Fifty client-owned dogs randomly randomized into two groups and treated for 2 weeks. METHODS: Veterinarians treated Group A dogs with a veterinary licensed otic gel on two occasions at a 1 week interval; owners treated Group B dogs once daily with a veterinary licensed otic drop based product along with twice weekly cleaning...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241842/survey-of-otitis-externa-in-american-cocker-spaniels-in-finland
#10
Mirja Kaimio, Leena Saijonmaa-Koulumies, Outi Laitinen-Vapaavuori
BACKGROUND: American Cocker Spaniels are overrepresented among breeds that require surgery as a treatment of end-stage otitis externa. However, the prevalence of otitis externa (OE) in this breed remains unknown. We reviewed the year 2010 medical records of 55 private veterinary clinics in Finland to determine the prevalence of OE in American Cocker Spaniels compared with English Cocker and English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. An American Cocker Spaniel owner questionnaire was designed to identify potential risk factors for end-stage OE...
February 28, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216686/epidemiological-study-of-dogs-with-otitis-externa-in-cape-breton-nova-scotia
#11
Laura R Perry, Bernard MacLennan, Rebecca Korven, Timothy A Rawlings
From May 2008 to December 2013, 320 cases of otitis externa were diagnosed among 2012 dogs undergoing routine physical examinations at Celtic Creatures Veterinary Clinic, Sydney River, Nova Scotia for a diagnosis frequency of 15.9% [95% confidence interval (CI): 14.3% to 17.6%]. Twenty-four percent of these dogs exhibited 1 or multiple recurrences despite initial treatment with topical antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory solutions. The frequency of diagnosis was significantly higher in breeds with pendulous ears, but was not affected by ear hairiness...
February 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917678/traditional-mediterranean-plants-characterization-and-use-of-an-essential-oils-mixture-to-treat-malassezia-otitis-externa-in-atopic-dogs
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Simona Nardoni, Luisa Pistelli, Ilenia Baronti, Basma Najar, Francesca Pisseri, Rose Vanessa Bandeira Reidel, Roberto Papini, Stefania Perrucci, Francesca Mancianti
Several plants extracts from Mediterranean countries are traditionally employed in skin troubles both in humans and in animals. Malassezia pachydermatis is a lipophylic yeast responsible for otitis externa and dermatitis in dogs and for cutaneous and systemic disease in humans. Five mixtures of essential oils obtained from Mediterranean plants (Citrus paradisi, Salvia sclarea, Ocimum basilicum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Citrus limon, Anthemis nobilis, Lavandula hybrida and Thymus vulgaris) provided with antifungal and/or anti-inflammatory action assayed in vitro, were tested in vivo versus M...
December 5, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870236/prior-antimicrobial-use-as-a-risk-factor-for-resistance-in-selected-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-isolates-from-the-skin-and-ears-of-dogs
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Gila Zur, Bella Gurevich, Daniel Elad
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance within bacteria continues to present therapeutic challenges. One presumed risk factor for increased rates of resistance is prior exposure to antimicrobial drugs. OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of time since most recent exposure, the number of prior antimicrobial exposures and duration of use on antimicrobial resistance rates in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates. METHODS: Inclusion of a case in the study required laboratory isolation of S...
December 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810214/comparison-of-ultrasound-imaging-and-video-otoscopy-with-cross-sectional-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-canine-otitis-media
#14
COMPARATIVE STUDY
J Classen, A Bruehschwein, A Meyer-Lindenberg, R S Mueller
Ultrasound imaging (US) of the tympanic bulla (TB) for diagnosis of canine otitis media (OM) is less expensive and less invasive than cross-sectional imaging techniques including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Video otoscopy (VO) is used to clean inflamed ears. The objective of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of US and VO in OM using cross-sectional imaging as the reference standard. Client owned dogs with clinical signs of OE and/or OM were recruited for the study...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756390/determination-of-n-acylhomoserine-lactones-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-clinical-samples-from-dogs-with-otitis-externa
#15
Darja Kušar, Karin Šrimpf, Petra Isaković, Lina Kalšek, Javid Hosseini, Irena Zdovc, Tina Kotnik, Modest Vengušt, Gabrijela Tavčar-Kalcher
BACKGROUND: Bacterial intercellular communication, called quorum sensing, takes place via the production and collective response to signal molecules. In Gram-negative bacteria, like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, these signaling molecules are N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). P. aeruginosa is a common cause of inflammation of the ear canal (otitis externa) in dogs. It employs quorum sensing to coordinate the expression of host tissue-damaging factors, which are largely responsible for its virulence...
October 18, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734552/imaging-diagnosis-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-case-of-metastatic-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-in-a-dog
#16
Conor Rowan, Laura Cuddy, Jill Bryan, Robert Shiel, Séamus Hoey
A 5-year-old female entire German Shepherd presented for otitis and lethargy. An incidental abdominal mass was identified on examination. Ultrasound examination (US) identified a heterogeneous left ovarian mass. Computed tomography (CT) was performed for surgical planning and staging. The reproductive tract was removed en bloc and submitted for histopathology. Multiple small (1-5 mm) nodules identified at coeliotomy on the surface of the liver, spleen and peritoneum were biopsied. The lesions were not visible on CT nor US on review...
October 13, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545352/in-vitro-antimicrobial-activity-of-a-gel-containing-antimicrobial-peptide-amp2041-chlorhexidine-digluconate-and-tris-edta-on-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-canine-otitis
#17
Giovanni Ghibaudo, Davide Santospirito, Andrea Sala, Sara Flisi, Simone Taddei, Sandro Cavirani, Clotilde Silvia Cabassi
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) may cause suppurative otitis externa with severe inflammation and ulceration in dogs. Multidrug resistance is commonly reported for this organism, creating a difficult therapeutic challenge. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antimicrobial activity of a gel containing 0.5 μg/mL of antimicrobial peptide AMP2041, 0.07% chlorhexidine digluconate (CLX), 0.4% Tris and 0.1% EDTA on 30 clinical isolates of PA from canine otitis externa...
October 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529998/species-composition-of-malassezia-yeasts-in-dogs-in-slovakia
#18
Zuzana Sihelská, Peter Váczi, Eva Conková
Malassezia (M.) pachydermatis is the lipophilic yeast, which is normally present on the skin and in the ear canal of dogs but under certain conditions it may cause dermatitis and otitis. There is less known about the occurrence of lipid-dependent Malassezia species in dogs. The aim of this study was to detect whether lipid-dependent yeasts are part of the normal microflora in dogs. Two groups of animals were selected for comparison. The group of healthy dogs contained samples of 118 individuals and the group of dogs with cutaneous lesions or otitis externa comprised 328 dogs...
July 2016: Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516502/whole-genome-sequence-of-corynebacterium-auriscanis-strain-cip-106629-isolated-from-a-dog-with-bilateral-otitis-from-the-united-kingdom
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Sandeep Tiwari, Syed Babar Jamal, Leticia Castro Oliveira, Dominique Clermont, Chantal Bizet, Diego Mariano, Paulo Vinicius Sanches Daltro de Carvalho, Flavia Souza, Felipe Luiz Pereira, Siomar de Castro Soares, Luis C Guimarães, Fernanda Dorella, Alex Carvalho, Carlos Leal, Debmalya Barh, Henrique Figueiredo, Syed Shah Hassan, Vasco Azevedo, Artur Silva
In this work, we describe a set of features of Corynebacterium auriscanis CIP 106629 and details of the draft genome sequence and annotation. The genome comprises a 2.5-Mbp-long single circular genome with 1,797 protein-coding genes, 5 rRNA, 50 tRNA, and 403 pseudogenes, with a G+C content of 58.50%.
2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426073/molecular-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-canine-pseudomonas-otitis-using-a-prospective-case-control-study-design
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Daniel O Morris, Meghan F Davis, Brian S Palmeiro, Kathleen O'Shea, Shelley C Rankin
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen of the canine ear canal and occupies aquatic habitats in the environment. Nosocomial and zoonotic transmission of P. aeruginosa have been documented, including clonal outbreaks. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to assess various environmental exposures as potential risk factors for canine Pseudomonas otitis. It was hypothesized that isolates derived from infected ears would be clonal to isolates derived from household water sources and the mouths of human and animal companions of the study subjects...
February 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
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