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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166275/plasma-profile-of-cimicoxib-in-sheep-after-oral-administration-at-two-different-rates
#1
A Di Salvo, M Giorgi, H K Lee, C Vercelli, F Rueca, M Trabalza Marinucci, G Della Rocca
Sheep are often subjected to painful procedures and thus they need to be treated with analgesics. Nevertheless, knowledges about pharmacokinetic features of these drugs in this species are poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate plasma behaviour of cimicoxib in sheep after a single oral administration at two different dose rates (4 and 6 mg/kg). Maximum plasma concentrations of cimicoxib were equal to 273.78 (median value; range 189.00-567.32) and 565.01 (range 308.27-822.59) ng/mL after treatment with 4 and 6 mg/kg, respectively...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164456/the-effect-of-animal-grazing-on-vegetation-and-soil-and-element-cycling-in-nature
#2
Krzysztof Głowacz, Roman Niżnikowski
Appropriate level of bio-components in blood plasma of animals is associated with their concentration in soil and in green fodder. Cycling of elements in nature and their adequate level in animal organisms result in proper functioning of an organism as a whole (Khan et al. 68:279-284, 2007). Therefore, it is important to analyse soil and green fodder for these components. If some deficits are found, it is important to supplement components responsible for e.g. proper growth and development of a young organism, proper reproduction and, consequently, good quality of obtained product, which may affect human health (Minzanova et al...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164143/valence-of-facial-cues-influences-sheep-learning-in-a-visual-discrimination-task
#3
Lucille G A Bellegarde, Hans W Erhard, Alexander Weiss, Alain Boissy, Marie J Haskell
Sheep are one of the most studied farm species in terms of their ability to process information from faces, but little is known about their face-based emotion recognition abilities. We investigated (a) whether sheep could use images of sheep faces taken in situation of varying valence as cues in a simultaneous discrimination task and (b) whether the valence of the situation affects their learning performance. To accomplish this, we photographed faces of sheep in three situations inducing emotional states of neutral (ruminating in the home pen) or negative valence (social isolation or aggressive interaction)...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164137/urban-livestock-keeping-in-the-city-of-nairobi-diversity-of-production-systems-supply-chains-and-their-disease-management-and-risks
#4
Pablo Alarcon, Eric M Fèvre, Patrick Muinde, Maurice K Murungi, Stella Kiambi, James Akoko, Jonathan Rushton
Urban livestock keeping in developing cities have an important role in food security and livelihoods but can also pose a significant threat to the environment and health of urban dwellers. The aim of this study was to identify the different livestock systems in Nairobi, their supply chains, and their management and food safety risks. Seven focus group discussions with livestock production officers in charge of each major Nairobi sub-county were conducted. Data were collected on the type of systems existing for each livestock species and their supply chains, disease management, food safety risks, and general husbandry and gender factors...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163213/effect-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-on-the-acute-inflammatory-response-in-fetal-sheep
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Alana Westover, Jacqueline M Melville, Courtney McDonald, Rebecca Lim, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Timothy J Moss
Intra-amniotic (IA) lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection in sheep induces inflammation in the fetus. Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) moderate the effect of IA LPS on fetal development, but their influence on the acute inflammatory response to IA LPS is unknown. We aimed to determine the effects of hAECs on the acute fetal inflammatory response to IA LPS. After surgical instrumentation at 116 days' gestation (d) ewes were randomized to 1 of 4 groups at 123 d: IA LPS (10 mg) and intravenous (IV) saline (n = 8), IA LPS and IV hAECs (n = 6), IA saline and IV saline (n = 5) or IA saline and IV hAECs (n = 5)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162702/structural-basis-for-the-antiarrhythmic-blockade-of-a-potassium-channel-with-a-small-molecule
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Yoshio Takemoto, Diana P Slough, Gretchen Meinke, Christopher Katnik, Zachary A Graziano, Bojjibabu Chidipi, Michelle Reiser, Mohammed M Alhadidy, Rafael Ramirez, Oscar Salvador-Montañés, Steven Ennis, Guadalupe Guerrero-Serna, Marian Haburcak, Carl Diehl, Javier Cuevas, Jose Jalife, Andrew Bohm, Yu-Shan Lin, Sami F Noujaim
The acetylcholine-activated inward rectifier potassium current (IKACh) is constitutively active in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). We tested the hypothesis that the blocking of IKACh with the small molecule chloroquine terminates persistent AF. We used a sheep model of tachypacing-induced, persistent AF, molecular modeling, electrophysiology, and structural biology approaches. The 50% inhibition/inhibitory concentration of IKACh block with chloroquine, measured by patch clamp, was 1 μM. In optical mapping of sheep hearts with persistent AF, 1 μM chloroquine restored sinus rhythm...
November 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161849/transmission-dynamics-and-optimal-control-of-brucellosis-in-inner-mongolia-of-china
#7
Linhua Zhou, Meng Fan, Qiang Hou, Zhen Jin, Xiangdong Sun
A multigroup model is developed to characterize brucellosis transmission, to explore potential effects of key factors, and to prioritize control measures. The global threshold dynamics are completely characterized by theory of asymptotic autonomous systems and Lyapunov direct method. We then formulate a multi-objective optimization problem and, by the weighted sum method, transform it into a scalar optimization problem on minimizing the total cost for control. The existence of optimal control and its characterization are well established by Pontryagin's Maximum Principle...
April 1, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161578/probabilistic-pharmacokinetic-models-of-decompression-sickness-in-humans-part-2-coupled-perfusion-diffusion-models
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F Gregory Murphy, Ethan A Hada, David J Doolette, Laurens E Howle
Decompression sickness (DCS) can be experienced following a reduction in ambient pressure; such as that associated with diving or ascent to high altitudes. DCS is believed to result when supersaturated inert gas dissolved in biological tissues exits solution and forms bubbles. Models to predict the probability of DCS are typically based on nitrogen and/or helium gas uptake and washout in several theoretical tissues, each represented by a single perfusion-limited compartment. It has been previously shown that coupled perfusion-diffusion compartments are better descriptors than solely perfusion-based models of nitrogen and helium uptake and elimination kinetics observed in the brain and skeletal muscle of sheep...
November 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161330/fasciola-spp-mapping-of-the-mf6-epitope-and-antigenic-analysis-of-the-mf6p-hdm-family-of-heme-binding-proteins
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Victoria Martínez-Sernández, María J Perteguer, Mercedes Mezo, Marta González-Warleta, Teresa Gárate, M Adela Valero, Florencio M Ubeira
MF6p/FhHDM-1 is a small cationic heme-binding protein which is recognized by the monoclonal antibody (mAb) MF6, and abundantly present in parenchymal cells and secreted antigens of Fasciola hepatica. Orthologs of this protein (MF6p/HDMs) also exist in other causal agents of important foodborne trematodiasis, such as Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini and Paragonimus westermani. Considering that MF6p/FhHDM-1 is relevant for heme homeostasis in Fasciola and was reported to have immunomodulatory properties, this protein is expected to be a useful target for vaccination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159911/early-mechanical-stimulation-only-permits-timely-bone-healing-in-sheep
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Tufekci Pelin, Tavakoli Aramesh, Dlaska Constantin, Neumann Mirjam, Shanker Mihir, Saifzadeh Siamak, Steck Roland, Schuetz Michael, Epari Devakar
Bone fracture healing is sensitive to the fixation stability. However, it is unclear which phases of healing are mechano-sensitive and if mechanical stimulation is required throughout repair. In this study, a novel bone defect model, which isolates an experimental fracture from functional loading, was applied in sheep to investigate if stimulation limited to the early proliferative phase is sufficient for bone healing. An active fixator controlled motion in the fracture. Animals of the control group were unstimulated...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159323/summer-and-winter-habitat-suitability-of-marco-polo-argali-in-southeastern-tajikistan-a-modeling-approach
#11
Eric Ariel L Salas, Raul Valdez, Stefan Michel
We modeled summer and winter habitat suitability of Marco Polo argali in the Pamir Mountains in southeastern Tajikistan using these statistical algorithms: Generalized Linear Model, Random Forest, Boosted Regression Tree, Maxent, and Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines. Using sheep occurrence data collected from 2009 to 2015 and a set of selected habitat predictors, we produced summer and winter habitat suitability maps and determined the important habitat suitability predictors for both seasons. Our results demonstrated that argali selected proximity to riparian areas and greenness as the two most relevant variables for summer, and the degree of slope (gentler slopes between 0° to 20°) and Landsat temperature band for winter...
November 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159244/clinical-pathological-and-molecular-data-concerning-coenurus-cerebralis-in-sheep-in-egypt
#12
Said Amer, Ahmed ElKhatam, Yasuhiro Fukuda, Lamia I Bakr, Shereif Zidan, Ahmed Elsify, Mostafa A Mohamed, Chika Tada, Yutaka Nakai
This article contains information related to a recent study "Prevalence and Identity of Taenia multiceps cysts "Coenurus cerebralis" in Sheep in Egypt" (Amer et al., 2017) [1]. Specifically, affected sheep showed neurological disorders manifested as depression, head shaking and circling, altered head position, incoordination and paralysis in some cases. Brain-derived cysts were molecularly identified by PCR-sequence analysis at mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene marker. Cyst-induced pathological changes included degenerative changes and demyelination in brain tissue, infiltration of lymphocytes and histiocytes...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158867/hepatic-fascioliasis-presenting-with-bile-duct-obstruction-a-case-report
#13
Rachid Lefryekh, Ahmed Bensaad, Fatimazahra Bensardi, Khalid Elhattabi, Mounir Bouali, Bessam Daif, Abdelaziz Fadil, Zakaria Jaouhari, Tazi Hicham, Aziz Hamdani, Maha Soussi Abdalaoui
Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection caused by a liver trematode: fasciola hepatica; which commonly affects cattle and sheep, humans are accidental hosts. Several cases have been reported in the literature worldwide with a large geographical distribution. We present a case of bile duct obstruction due to a hepatic fascioliasis, successfully treated with both a combined surgical and medical approaches. A high index of suspicion should be kept in mind for all cases of obstructive jaundice, especially in areas in which human fascioliasis infection is repeatedly reported...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158139/expression-and-evaluation-of-recombinant-p32-protein-based-elisa-for-sero-diagnostic-potential-of-capripox-in-sheep-and-goats
#14
Gnanavel Venkatesan, Mahesh Kumar Teli, Muthu Sankar, Amit Kumar, M Dashprakash, Sargam Arya, Aparna Madhavan, Muthannan Andavar Ramakrisnan, Awadh Bihari Pandey
The study is aimed to develop and evaluate a recombinant P32 protein based ELISA for sero-monitoring and sero-surveillance using known and suspected serum samples for capripox from sheep and goats. Truncated P32 gene of goatpox virus (with an ORF of 750 bp) was expressed in E. coli BL-21 CodonPlus (DE3) cells using pET32a vector and characterized by SDS-PAGE analysis and confirmed by western blotting as 48 KDa Poly-His tagged fusion protein. The protein was purified under denaturing conditions using 8M urea and characterized by SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting...
November 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157995/in-the-ovine-pituitary-cxcr4-is-localized-in-gonadotropes-and-somatotropes-and-increases-with-elevated-serum-progesterone
#15
N S Sanchez, K E Quinn, A K Ashley, R L Ashley
The pituitary is the central endocrine regulator of reproduction and in addition to various hormones regulating its actions, other molecules, such as chemokines, influence pituitary physiology as well. Despite reports over 2 decades ago that chemokines regulate the pituitary, much of the basic biology discerning chemokine action in the pituitary is unclear. A small number of chemokines and their receptors have been localized to the pituitary, yet chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) and its receptor, CXCR4, have received the most attention as both are increased in human pituitary adenomas...
October 28, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157914/population-sensitivities-of-animals-to-chronic-ionizing-radiation-model-predictions-from-mice-to-elephant
#16
Tatiana G Sazykina
Model predictions of population response to chronic ionizing radiation (endpoint 'morbidity') were made for 11 species of warm-blooded animals, differing in body mass and lifespan - from mice to elephant. Predictions were made also for 3 bird species (duck, pigeon, and house sparrow). Calculations were based on analytical solutions of the mathematical model, simulating a population response to low-LET ionizing radiation in an ecosystem with a limiting resource (Sazykina, Kryshev, 2016). Model parameters for different species were taken from biological and radioecological databases; allometric relationships were employed for estimating some parameter values...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157356/effect-of-exogenous-progesterone-on-embryo-size-and-ewe-uterine-gene-expression-in-an-ovine-dam-size-model-of-maternal-constraint
#17
Lisanne M Fermin, Sarah J Pain, Patrick C H Morel, Kristene R Gedye, Paul R Kenyon, Hugh T Blair
Progesterone (P4), acting via its receptor, regulates uterine function and histotroph production, which are crucial to embryo growth. This study aimed to examine exogenous P4 effects on embryo size and differential endometrial gene expression at Day 19 of gestation using a 'dam size' sheep model of maternal constraint. Purebred Suffolk (S, genotypically large) embryos were transferred into recipient groups of Cheviot (C, genotypically small) or Suffolk ewes that had, or had not, been pre-treated with P4 from Days 0 to 6 of pregnancy...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157291/vaccination-with-recombinant-adenovirus-expressing-peste-des-petits-ruminants-virus-f-or-h-proteins-elicits-t-cell-responses-to-epitopes-that-arises-during-pprv-infection
#18
José Manuel Rojas, Miguel Avia, Elena Pascual, Noemí Sevilla, Verónica Martín
Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes an economically important disease that limits productivity in small domestic ruminants and often affects the livestock of the poorest populations in developing countries. Animals that survive PPRV develop strong cellular and humoral responses, which are probably necessary for protection. Vaccination should thus aim at mimicking these natural responses. Immunization strategies against this morbillivirus using recombinant adenoviruses expressing PPRV-F or -H proteins can protect PPRV-challenged animals and permit differentiation of infected from vaccinated animals...
November 21, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156355/biomechanical-evaluation-of-a-personalized-external-aortic-root-support-applied-in-the-ross-procedure
#19
Julie Vastmans, Heleen Fehervary, Peter Verbrugghe, Tom Verbelen, Emma Vanderveken, Jos Vander Sloten, Tom Treasure, Filip Rega, Nele Famaey
A commonly heard concern in the Ross procedure, where a diseased aortic valve is replaced by the patient's own pulmonary valve, is the possibility of pulmonary autograft dilatation. We performed a biomechanical investigation of the use of a personalized external aortic root support or exostent as a possibility for supporting the autograft. In ten sheep a short length of pulmonary artery was interposed in the descending aorta, serving as a simplified version of the Ross procedure. In seven of these cases, the autograft was supported by an external mesh or so-called exostent...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155280/molecular-analysis-of-tick-borne-protozoan-and-rickettsial-pathogens-in-small-ruminants-from-two-south-african-provinces
#20
Aaron Edmond Ringo, Paul Franck Adjou Moumouni, Moeti Taioe, Charoonluk Jirapattharasate, Mingming Liu, Guanbo Wang, Yang Gao, Huanping Guo, Seung-Hun Lee, Weiqing Zheng, Artemis Efstratiou, Jixu Li, Noboru Inoue, Hiroshi Suzuki, Oriel Thekisoe, Xuenan Xuan
Tick-borne protozoan and rickettsial diseases are a major threat to livestock in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa. In this study we investigated the presence and distribution of Theileria spp., Babesia ovis, Anaplasma ovis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia ruminantium and SFG Rickettsia in sheep and goats from Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. A total of 91 blood samples were screened in this study, 61 from goats and 30 from sheep. PCR assay was conducted using primers based on Theileria spp...
November 15, 2017: Parasitology International
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