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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821637/ensuring-due-process-in-the-iacuc-and-animal-welfare-setting-considerations-in-developing-noncompliance-policies-and-procedures-for-institutional-animal-care-and-use-committees-and-institutional-officials
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REVIEW
Barbara C Hansen, Sylvia Gografe, Stacy Pritt, Kai-Lin Catherine Jen, Camille A McWhirter, Susan M Barman, Anthony Comuzzie, Molly Greene, Justin A McNulty, Daniel Eugene Michele, Naz Moaddab, Randall J Nelson, Karen Norris, Karen D Uray, Ron Banks, Karin N Westlund, Bill J Yates, Jerald Silverman, Kenneth D Hansen, Barbara Redman
Every institution that is involved in research with animals is expected to have in place policies and procedures for the management of allegations of noncompliance with the Animal Welfare Act and the U.S. Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. We present here a model set of recommendations for institutional animal care and use committees and institutional officials to ensure appropriate consideration of allegations of noncompliance with federal Animal Welfare Act regulations that carry a significant risk or specific threat to animal welfare...
August 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818752/risk-factors-for-on-farm-mortality-in-beef-suckler-cows-under-extensive-keeping-management
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Kerli Mõtus, Ulf Emanuelson
The on-farm mortality of cows in cow-calf herds has a significant influence on the economic efficiency of the farm. It is also an indicator of suboptimal animal health and welfare. The present study analysed the registry data of beef cows in Estonia from the years 2013 to 2015. The datasets incorporated 8084 parturitions of primiparous cows and 21,283 parturitions of 9234 multiparous cows. A Weibull proportional hazard random effect model was used for risk factor analysis, in which the on-farm mortality, including death and euthanasia, was the event of interest...
August 10, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815847/mastitis-treatment-reduction-in-antibiotic-usage-in-dairy-cows
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REVIEW
V Krömker, S Leimbach
Animal-friendly, economical, resource-saving milk production provides the basis for sustained consumer acceptance. Bovine mastitis plays a decisive role in the dairy industry-disturbing animal health and welfare and causing considerable economic losses on the other hand. Currently, antimicrobial treatment is indispensable to keep bovine udder health, animal welfare and economic aspects in balance. On the contrary, emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an urgent matter of particular public interest, and as a consequence, antimicrobial usage (AMU) in production livestock is a critically discussed subject...
August 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814534/clinician-attitudes-to-pain-and-use-of-analgesia-in-cattle-where-are-we-10-years-on
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John G Remnant, Alex Tremlett, Jon N Huxley, Chris D Hudson
Pain in cattle can arise though disease or injury or may result from veterinary or husbandry procedures. Controlling pain is important to safeguard animal welfare. Previous studies indicated that the use of analgesics in cattle has lagged behind use in companion animals. Over the last decade, more analgesic products have become available for use in cattle and there have been increased efforts to communicate the importance and benefits of analgesia. A questionnaire (based on that used in a similar study published in 2006) was sent to UK cattle practitioners asking them to score pain severity for several conditions of cattle and asking about their attitudes towards and use of analgesic medicines...
August 16, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814268/the-genomic-architecture-of-mastitis-resistance-in-dairy-sheep
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G Banos, G Bramis, S J Bush, E L Clark, M E B McCulloch, J Smith, G Schulze, G Arsenos, D A Hume, A Psifidi
BACKGROUND: Mastitis is the most prevalent disease in dairy sheep with major economic, hygienic and welfare implications. The disease persists in all dairy sheep production systems despite the implementation of improved management practises. Selective breeding for enhanced mastitis resistance may provide the means to further control the disease. In the present study, we investigated the genetic architecture of four mastitis traits in dairy sheep. Individual animal records for clinical mastitis occurrence and three mastitis indicator traits (milk somatic cell count, total viable bacterial count in milk and the California mastitis test) were collected monthly throughout lactation for 609 ewes of the Greek Chios breed...
August 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814183/diagnoses-and-treatment-of-dental-disorders-in-a-research-colony-of-macaca-fascicularis-a-case-series
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Philippe Roux, Muriel Brecheisen, Rafael de Carvalho, Alessandra Bergadano
During daily routine oral examinations in a research colony of nonhuman primates (NHPs, Macaca fascicularis), a variety of oral-dental lesions were identified. A dental care program was established based on these findings. Based on the presence of dental clinical signs and their severity, 31 animals were triaged to be examined and treated by a veterinarian. Clinical examination consisted of visual inspection using a periodontal probe/explorer and full or partial mouth dental radiographs. Treatment was performed during the same procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813172/rabbit-neutering-in-primary-care-education-insights-from-a-surgical-clinic
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Livia Benato, Jennifer Hammond
Involvement in canine and feline surgical neutering clinics is generally considered to be a key element of primary-care veterinary education, yet opportunities for veterinary students to develop their surgical skills with rabbit patients are uncommon. This is despite the fact that rabbits are currently estimated to be the third-most popular companion animal species and the fact that the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) recommends that all non-breeding rabbits be neutered soon after they attain sexual maturity...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811870/meat-inspection-of-reindeer-a-rich-source-of-data-for-monitoring-food-safety-and-animal-and-environmental-health-in-sweden
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Arja Helena Kautto, Ivar Vågsholm, Rauni Niskanen
Background: ​This study scrutinized carcass conditions recorded in post mortem inspections (PMI) of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus, L.) during 2015-2016 because of the importance for monitoring food safety and animal and environmental health threats. Material and methods: PMI results were retrieved from the National Food Agency. A negative binomial regression model was applied. For actual parameters, incident risk rate (IRR) with confidence intervals was calculated. Results and discussion: The number of conditions found in PMI varied widely between years and batches...
2017: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810961/resuscitation-of-hypotensive-traumatic-brain-injured-animals-with-spray-dried-plasma-does-not-adversely-alter-physiology-and-improves-blood-brain-barrier-function
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Steven McDaniel, Stephanie Golla, Anthony N Moore, Joe DaCorta, Arthur Bode, Shibani Pati, Pramod K Dash, Jing Zhao
INTRODUCTION: According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, the number of soldiers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has risen dramatically over the past decade. Studies have shown that brain damage can be exacerbated if blood loss occurs (often occurring in polytrauma). As blood supply is critical for brain function and survival, TBI patients must be properly resuscitated to maintain blood volume, blood pressure, and cerebral perfusion...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809810/veterinary-and-equine-science-students-interpretation-of-horse-behaviour
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Gabriella Gronqvist, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee, Audrey Martinez, Charlotte Bolwell
Many veterinary and undergraduate equine science students have little previous horse handling experience and a poor understanding of horse behaviour; yet horses are one of the most unsafe animals with which veterinary students must work. It is essential for veterinary and equine students to learn how to interpret horse behaviour in order to understand demeanour and levels of arousal, and to optimise their own safety and the horses' welfare. The study utilised a qualitative research approach to investigate veterinary science and veterinary technology and undergraduate equine science students' interpretation of expressive behaviours shown by horses...
August 15, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808347/taini-maximizing-research-output-whilst-improving-animals-welfare-in-neurophysiology-experiments
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Zhou Jiang, John R Huxter, Stuart A Bowyer, Anthony J Blockeel, James Butler, Syed A Imtiaz, Keith A Wafford, Keith G Phillips, Mark D Tricklebank, Hugh M Marston, Esther Rodriguez-Villegas
Understanding brain function at the cell and circuit level requires representation of neuronal activity through multiple recording sites and at high sampling rates. Traditional tethered recording systems restrict movement and limit the environments suitable for testing, while existing wireless technology is still too heavy for extended recording in mice. Here we tested TaiNi, a novel ultra-lightweight (<2 g) low power wireless system allowing 72-hours of recording from 16 channels sampled at ~19.5 KHz (9...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807296/myiasis-of-domestic-and-wild-ruminants-caused-by-hypodermatinae-in-the-mediterranean-and-indian-subcontinent
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Anish Yadav, Rosario Panadero, Rajesh Katoch, Rajesh Godara, Eva Cabanelas
Myiasis caused by Hypodermatinae flies is an economically important disease affecting domesticated and wild ruminants in countries of the Mediterranean and Indian subcontinent. The adult flies have a short life span of 1 week, and they spread disease by laying their eggs on the coat of animals. Hypoderma spp. primarily lay their eggs on cattle, buffalo, roe deer, red deer and reindeer, while Przhevalskiana spp. lay eggs on the coat of goats. The larvae live as tissue parasites, inducing myiasis in the host, and have a major impact on the productivity and welfare of infested animals...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805930/reliability-of-the-qualitative-behavior-assessment-as-included-in-the-welfare-quality-assessment-protocol-for-growing-pigs
#13
I Czycholl, E Grosse Beilage, C Henning, J Krieter
Positive emotions constitute a very important part of animal welfare. They are, however, also the most challenging elements to be objectively measured. Due to its feasibility, the qualitative behavior assessment (QBA) is included in the Welfare Quality Assessment protocol for growing pigs as the animal-based measurement tool for positive emotions. Reliability testing on the QBA in the form as included in the protocols is, however, rare. Therefore, the present study aimed at the evaluation of the inter- and intraobserver as well as test-retest reliability of the QBA in growing pigs...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803893/the-companion-dog-as-a-unique-translation-model-for-aging
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REVIEW
Andrea Mazzatenta, Camillo Di Giulio, Domenico Robbe, Augusto Carluccio, Alessandro Cellerino
The dog is a unique species due to its wide variation among breeds in size, morphology, behavior and lifespan coupled with a genetic structure that facilitates the dissection of the genetic architecture controlling those traits. Dogs and humans coevolved and share recent evolutionary selection processes like, for example, adaptations to digest starch-rich diets. Many diseases of the dog have a human counterpart, notably Alzheimer's that is otherwise difficult to model in other organisms. Unlike laboratory animals, companion dogs share the human environment and lifestyle, are exposed to the same pollutants and are faced with pathogens and infections...
August 10, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801507/diary-of-a-parliamentary-intern
#15
John Chitty
How the loss of non-UK EU vets could threaten animal welfare, public health and our ability to trade was discussed at a BVA/RCVS reception in Parliament in June. Parliamentary intern Anthony Ridge reports how the discussions will influence the Government's future immigration policy.
August 12, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801311/ethical-issues-when-modelling-brain-disorders-in-non-human-primates
#16
Carolyn P Neuhaus
Non-human animal models of human diseases advance our knowledge of the genetic underpinnings of disease and lead to the development of novel therapies for humans. While mice are the most common model organisms, their usefulness is limited. Larger animals may provide more accurate and valuable disease models, but it has, until recently, been challenging to create large animal disease models. Genome editors, such as Clustered Randomised Interspersed Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR), meet some of these challenges and bring routine genome engineering of larger animals and non-human primates (NHPs) well within reach...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800376/fetal-bovine-serum-fbs-past-present-future
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Jan van der Valk, Karen Bieback, Christiane Buta, Brett Cochrane, Wilhelm G Dirks, Jianan Fu, James J Hickman, Christiane Hohensee, Roman Kolar, Manfred Liebsch, Francesca Pistollato, Markus Schulz, Daniel Thieme, Tilo Weber, Joachim Wiest, Stefan Winkler, Gerhard Gstraunthaler
The supplementation of culture medium with fetal bovine serum (FBS, also referred to as 'fetal calf serum') is still common practice in cell culture applications. Due to a number of disadvantages in terms of quality and reproducibility of in vitro data, animal welfare concerns, and in light of recent cases of fraudulent marketing, the search for alternatives and the development of serum-free medium formulations gained global attention. Here, we report on the 3rd Workshop on FBS, Serum Alternatives and Serum-free Media, where (a) regulatory aspects, (b) the serum dilemma, (c) alternatives to FBS, (d) case-studies of serum-free in vitro applications, and (e) the establishment of serum-free databases, were discussed...
August 9, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797196/the-improve-guidelines-ischaemia-models-procedural-refinements-of-in-vivo-experiments
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Nathalie Percie du Sert, Alessio Alfieri, Stuart M Allan, Hilary Vo Carswell, Graeme A Deuchar, Tracy D Farr, Paul Flecknell, Lindsay Gallagher, Claire L Gibson, Michael J Haley, Malcolm R Macleod, Barry W McColl, Christopher McCabe, Anna Morancho, Lawrence Df Moon, Michael J O'Neill, Isabel Pérez de Puig, Anna Planas, C Ian Ragan, Anna Rosell, Lisa A Roy, Kathryn O Ryder, Alba Simats, Emily S Sena, Brad A Sutherland, Mark D Tricklebank, Rebecca C Trueman, Lucy Whitfield, Raymond Wong, I Mhairi Macrae
Most in vivo models of ischaemic stroke target the middle cerebral artery and a spectrum of stroke severities, from mild to substantial, can be achieved. This review describes opportunities to improve the in vivo modelling of ischaemic stroke and animal welfare. It provides a number of recommendations to minimise the level of severity in the most common rodent models of middle cerebral artery occlusion, while sustaining or improving the scientific outcomes. The recommendations cover basic requirements pre-surgery, selecting the most appropriate anaesthetic and analgesic regimen, as well as intraoperative and post-operative care...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796663/laboratory-animal-bite-anaphylaxis-a-national-survey-part-1-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Gregg M Stave, Edward H Lee, Dennis J Darcey
OBJECTIVE: This study documents previously unreported cases of laboratory animal bite anaphylaxis in animal laboratory facilities in the United States. METHODS: An online survey was e-mailed to designated institutional officials at laboratory animal facilities identified by the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. RESULTS: One hundred ninety eight organizations responded and 15 organizations indicated that workers had experienced anaphylaxis following an animal bite...
August 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792485/operational-details-of-the-five-domains-model-and-its-key-applications-to-the-assessment-and-management-of-animal-welfare
#20
REVIEW
David J Mellor
In accord with contemporary animal welfare science understanding, the Five Domains Model has a significant focus on subjective experiences, known as affects, which collectively contribute to an animal's overall welfare state. Operationally, the focus of the Model is on the presence or absence of various internal physical/functional states and external circumstances that give rise to welfare-relevant negative and/or positive mental experiences, i.e., affects. The internal states and external circumstances of animals are evaluated systematically by referring to each of the first four domains of the Model, designated "Nutrition", "Environment", "Health" and "Behaviour"...
August 9, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
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