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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320163/inhibition-of-17-beta-estradiol-on-neuronal-excitability-via-enhancing-girk1-mediated-inwardly-rectifying-potassium-currents-and-girk1-expression
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Yuwen Zhang, Yian Huang, Guoxiang Wang, Xin Wang, Yun Wang
BACKGROUND: Catamenial epilepsy is a common central nervous system disease in female, which is influenced by the 17-β-estradiol (estrogen) level during the menstrual cycle. Low level (<0.05ng/ml) of estrogen normally accompanies with the perimenstrual classification of catamenial epilepsy, however, without clear mechanism. In previous studies, estrogen has been demonstrated to possess widely regulatory effects on potassium channels. Here, the effect of 17-β-estradiol on modulating inwardly rectifying K(+) (Kir) currents was investigated in cultured hippocampal neurons...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306496/use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-of-a-vertebral-body-mass-to-diagnose-osteosarcoma-in-a-rottweiler
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Rebecca A Krimins, Jan Fritz, Larry A Gainsburg, Patrick R Gavin, Elizabeth A Ihms, David L Huso, Dara L Kraitchman
CASE DESCRIPTION A 9-year-old spayed female Rottweiler with hind limb ataxia was examined because of anorexia and an acute onset of hind limb paresis. CLINICAL FINDINGS Neurologic evaluation revealed hind limb ataxia and symmetric paraparesis with bilaterally abnormal hind limb postural reactions including hopping, hemiwalking, hemistanding, and delayed proprioception, which were suggestive of a lesion somewhere in the T3-L3 segment of the spinal cord. Thoracolumbar radiography revealed an abnormal radiopacity suggestive of a mass at T11...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302939/concurrent-with-t-zone-lymphoma-and-high-grade-gastrointestinal-cytotoxic-t-cell-lymphoma-in-a-dog
#3
Akihisa Suwa, Tetsuya Shimoda
A 9-year-old, spayed female Golden Retriever dog was referred to us for lymphocytosis and lymphadenopathy, secondary to suspected chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The dog had a clinical history of anorexia, vomiting and melena lasting two days. The popliteal lymph node contained small-to-intermediate lymphocytes, which led us to suspect low-grade lymphoma. Thickened lesions in the stomach and small intestine were detected by ultrasonography. Histopathology of the popliteal lymph node and small intestine revealed a simultaneous presence of T-zone lymphoma (TZL) and high-grade gastrointestinal (GI) cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285590/molecular-detection-of-hepatozoon-spp-and-cytauxzoon-sp-in-domestic-and-stray-cats-from-madrid-spain
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David Díaz-Regañón, Alejandra Villaescusa, Tania Ayllón, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco, Gad Baneth, Lydia Calleja-Bueno, Mercedes García-Sancho, Beatriz Agulla, Ángel Sainz
BACKGROUND: Different species of apicomplexan protozoans of the genera Hepatozoon and Cytauxzoon can infect domestic cats, but their epidemiology and clinical relevance are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the molecular prevalence of Hepatozoon spp. and Cytauxzoon spp. and to identify associated risk factors and clinical and laboratory abnormalities in a population of cats from Madrid, Spain. METHODS: Six hundred and forty-four client-owned and stray cats from Madrid, Spain, were included in this study...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282233/dietary-management-of-hyperthyroidism-in-a-dog
#5
Andrea Looney, Joseph Wakshlag
An 8 yr old female spayed golden retriever presented for a routine exam during which ventral cervical soft tissue masses were identified. History included weight loss, increased activity and appetite, gagging, and occasional diarrhea. Exam findings included a body condition score of 4/9 and palpable ventral cervical nodules. A serum thyroxine (T4) value was 8.0 ug/dL (normal = 0.8-3.5ug/dL). Doppler systolic blood pressure readings ranged from 200-210 mmHg (normal systolic blood pressure <150 mmHg). The diagnosis was hyperthyroidism due to active thyroid masses...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265395/orbital-rhabdomyosarcoma-and-traumatic-neuroma-following-enucleation-for-a-uveal-schwannoma-in-a-dog-a-case-report
#6
Jessica E McDonald, Amy M Knollinger, Leandro B Teixeira, Richard R Dubielzig
A 4-year-old, female spayed Siberian husky with history of a uveal schwannoma presented for orbital swelling 9 months after enucleation. A second, malignant tumor developed in the same orbit. Therefore, uveal schwannomas may warrant early surgical intervention in the dog.
March 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263109/glomerular-filtration-rate-determination-by-computed-tomography-in-two-pet-rabbits-with-renal-disease
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Graham Zoller, Isabelle Langlois, Kate Alexander
CASE DESCRIPTION A 3-year-old and a 7-year-old spayed female rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) were evaluated because of digestive stasis associated with renal asymmetry. CLINICAL FINDINGS Neoplasia of the right kidney was diagnosed via cytologic analysis in the 3-year-old rabbit. Ureterolithiasis of the left kidney was diagnosed via abdominal ultrasonography in the 7-year-old rabbit. To evaluate whether unilateral nephrectomy was indicated, evaluation of glomerular filtration rate by dynamic CT (CT-GFR) was performed on both rabbits...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246417/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-massive-porcupine-quill-migration-in-a-dog
#8
Kathryn Flesher, Nathaniel Lam, Taryn A Donovan
A 5-year-old spayed female Boston terrier mixed breed dog was presented with porcupine quill migration. The quills were difficult to detect directly using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This case highlights difficulties faced in detecting porcupine quills with current diagnostic imaging modalities and describes surgical and medical management of a patient with massive quill migration.
March 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245736/digital-flexor-musculotendinous-contracture-in-two-devon-rex-cats
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Leonie K Thom, Roy R Pool, Richard Malik
Clinical summary: A 13-year-old, spayed Devon Rex with unilateral digital flexor musculotendinous contracture of the forelimb was treated by surgical tenotomy. The condition improved transiently, but recurred rapidly and became bilateral. Histopathologic analysis of necropsy tissues resulted in a morphologic diagnosis of fibromyositis of the antebrachial muscles causing contracture and flexural deformity of the carpi and phalanges of both thoracic limbs. A search for similar cases yielded the clinical notes of a second cat, a 10-year-old, spayed Devon Rex, also with bilateral disease...
March 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239862/primary-ureteral-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-dog
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F W Yap, X B Huizing, R Rasotto, K L Bowlt-Blacklock
CASE DESCRIPTION: A nearly 6-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever was presented for acute abdominal pain and lethargy. The dog had no previous health concerns apart from occasional episodes of urinary incontinence in the 2 months prior to presentation. A retroperitoneal mass involving the right ureter was found during the investigations. Serum urea was mildly elevated, but the serum creatinine was within the normal range. No distant metastases were detected. A right ureteronephrectomy was performed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176395/imaging-diagnosis-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-dog-with-spontaneous-transmural-migration-of-a-textiloma-into-the-cecum
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Agustina Anson, Juana D Carrillo, Alejandro Bayon, Maria Teresa Escobar, Juan Seva, Amalia Agut
A 3-year-old spayed female dog was presented with 3-month history of severe bilateral uveitis subsequent to previous ovariohysterectomy. Physical examination revealed moderate abdominal pain. Computed tomography showed a nonobstructive heterogeneous mass-like lesion with a speckled gas pattern (spongiform pattern) within the cecum. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a surgical swab in the lumen of the cecum with severe adhesions. Histopathological examination demonstrated a chronic inflammatory pyogranulomatous reaction to the retained swab embedded within the intestinal wall, consistent with transmural migration of the swab from the peritoneal cavity into the cecum...
February 7, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163271/intestinal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-a-cat
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Akihisa Suwa, Tetsuya Shimoda
A 12-year-old, 3.6-kg, spayed female domestic shorthaired cat had a 2-month history of anorexia and weight loss. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed an exophytic mass originating from the jejunum with very poor central and poor peripheral contrast enhancement. On day 14, surgical resection of the jejunum and mass with 5-cm margins and an end-to-end anastomosis were performed. Histopathological examination revealed the mass was a transmural, invasive cancer showing exophytic growth and originating from the small intestinal muscle layer...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124423/clinical-management-of-brucella-suis-infection-in-dogs-and-implications-for-public-health
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D R James, G Golovsky, J M Thornton, L Goodchild, M Havlicek, P Martin, M B Krockenberger, Dje Marriott, V Ahuja, R Malik, S M Mor
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis caused by Brucella suis is a notifiable disease that has recently emerged in dogs in New South Wales (NSW). Given the potential for zoonotic transmission, euthanasia of affected dogs is recommended, but this action is not mandatory. We report the clinical management of three dogs that underwent treatment at their owners' request. CASE REPORTS: A 14-month-old spayed female crossbreed originally obtained from an urban animal shelter underwent extensive investigations in 2011-12 for lameness and back pain, culminating in decompressive laminectomy...
January 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101779/randomized-controlled-trial-of-topical-emla-and-vapocoolant-spray-for-reducing-pain-during-wdpt-vaccination
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Navratan Kumar Gupta, Amit Upadhyay, Ajeet Kumar Dwivedi, Astha Agarwal, Vijay Jaiswal, Abhishek Singh
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular vaccination is among the most common source of iatrogenic pain in infants. Vapocoolant sprays are rapid-acting alternative to topical anesthetics. They provide transient anesthesia via evaporation induced skin cooling, and reduce pain due to vaccine injection in children and adults. The objective was to compare the synergistic analgesic effect of eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) with breastfeeding (EB group) and vapocoolant spay with breastfeeding (VB group) to that of only breastfeeding (BO group) during whole cell diptheria, pertussis and tetanus (wDPT) vaccination...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095610/uveal-schwannoma-in-a-brown-eyed-dog
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Todd L Marlo, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Cecil P Moore, Gillian C Shaw, Leandro B C Teixeira
An eleven-year-old, female spayed Boxer dog was diagnosed with a uveal schwannoma (formerly known as the spindle cell tumor of the blue-eyed dog or SCTBED) despite having a uniformly brown iris. The patient presented to emergency for ocular discomfort, and the right globe was subsequently enucleated due to glaucoma and submitted for histopathology. Upon histopathologic evaluation, a uveal schwannoma was diagnosed and confirmed with immunohistochemical staining. Complete metastatic evaluation 1 and 6 months after initial presentation did not reveal evidence of metastasis, and the dog remains systemically healthy...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058949/povidone-iodine-sclerotherapy-for-treatment-of-idiopathic-renal-hematuria-in-two-dogs
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Lauren B Adelman, Joseph Bartges, Jacqueline C Whittemore
CASE DESCRIPTION A 6-year-old spayed female Great Pyrenees (dog 1) and a 2-year-old spayed female German Shepherd Dog (dog 2) were evaluated because of gross hematuria of 5 and 2 months' duration, respectively. CLINICAL FINDINGS In both dogs, coagulation times were within reference limits, results of aerobic bacterial culture of urine samples were negative, echogenic debris could be seen within the urinary bladder ultrasonographically, and hematuric urine could be seen exiting the right ureterovesicular junction, with grossly normal urine exiting the left ureterovesicular junction, during cystoscopy...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042161/suspected-immune-mediated-neutropenia-and-corticosteroid-responsive-pancytopenia-in-a-portuguese-water-dog
#17
Ellen B Denstedt
An 8-year-old spayed Portuguese water dog was presented with dysuria, lethargy, and anorexia. A profound neutropenia and pancytopenia were identified. Bone marrow aspirates revealed neutrophilic hyperplasia, a significant left shift, and toxic changes, suggesting immune-mediated destruction as a likely underlying mechanism. Immunosuppressive therapy was instituted and clinical signs improved.
January 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008682/homozygous-ppt1-splice-donor-mutation-in-a-cane-corso-dog-with-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis
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A Kolicheski, H L Barnes Heller, S Arnold, R D Schnabel, J F Taylor, C A Knox, T Mhlanga-Mutangadura, D P O'Brien, G S Johnson, J Dreyfus, M L Katz
A 10-month-old spayed female Cane Corso dog was evaluated after a 2-month history of progressive blindness, ataxia, and lethargy. Neurologic examination abnormalities indicated a multifocal lesion with primarily cerebral and cerebellar signs. Clinical worsening resulted in humane euthanasia. On necropsy, there was marked astrogliosis throughout white matter tracts of the cerebrum, most prominently in the corpus callosum. In the cerebral cortex and midbrain, most neurons contained large amounts of autofluorescent storage material in the perinuclear area of the cells...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980754/a-case-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-nictitating-membrane-in-a-dog
#19
Roxanne M Rodriguez Galarza, Stephanie M Shrader, Jennifer W Koehler, Eva Abarca
A case of a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the nictitating membrane (NM) in a 9-year-old female spayed dachshund is reported. Computed tomography and resection of the NM followed by cryosurgery was performed. Although uncommon, BCC should be considered as a differential diagnosis for tumors of the NM.
December 2016: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968812/owner-s-perception-for-detecting-feline-body-condition-based-on-questionnaire-and-scores
#20
Letícia Peron, Sheila C Rahal, Maíra S Castilho, Alessandra Melchert, Flávia G Vassalo, Luciane R Mesquita, Washington T Kano
To evaluate the owner׳s ability to identify body condition in cats, based on questionnaire and scores, as well as to obtain others׳ information about the cat and the owner that may be related to the body condition. Seventy-seven owned cats, aged above 11 months, were evaluated. Initially, information was obtained on age, sex, breed, and whether they had been neutered. Next, owners were asked to fill a questionnaire: the first section was about the cat׳s diet type, feeding regime, and activity level, and the second section was on the owners׳ diet, physical activity, and physical condition...
September 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
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