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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134099/assessment-of-owner-directed-aggressive-behavioural-tendencies-of-dogs-in-situations-of-possession-and-manipulation
#1
Anna Bálint, Gabriella Rieger, Ádám Miklósi, Péter Pongrácz
Excessive aggression is a common behaviour problem in dogs that can have various destructive effects on the affected people and the implicated dog. Aggressive behaviour directed towards the owner or other family members is one of the most frequently occurring aggressive phenotypes. Here, we examine the reliability of a short questionnaire assessing aggressive behaviours by two, contextually different behavioural tests: 'take away bone' and 'roll over'. Based on dogs' behaviour in the tests, we sorted dogs (N = 93) in two groups for each test, namely a less and a more disobedient/resistant group...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132371/survey-of-vector-borne-agents-in-feral-cats-and-first-report-of-babesia-gibsoni-in-cats-on-st-kitts-west-indies
#2
Patrick John Kelly, Liza Köster, Jing Li, Jilei Zhang, Ke Huang, Gillian Carmichael Branford, Silvia Marchi, Michel Vandenplas, Chengming Wang
BACKGROUND: As there is little data on vector-borne diseases of cats in the Caribbean region and even around the world, we tested feral cats from St Kitts by PCR to detect infections with Babesia, Ehrlichia and spotted fever group Rickettsia (SFGR) and surveyed them for antibodies to Rickettsia rickettsii and Ehrlichia canis. RESULTS: Whole blood was collected from apparently healthy feral cats during spay/ neuter campaigns on St Kitts in 2011 (N = 68) and 2014 (N = 52)...
November 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123914/persistent-pit-viper-envenomation-in-a-cat
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Igor Yankin, Michael Schaer, Matthew Johnson, Tessa Meland, Leonel A Londoño
Case summary: A 4-year-old female spayed, indoor/outdoor domestic mediumhair cat presented with multiple bleeding puncture wounds and hemorrhagic shock. The cat was diagnosed with suspected pit viper envenomation based on the location and appearance of the bite wounds, as well as the presence of severe coagulopathy with prolonged activated coagulation time (762 s), which responded to antivenom administration. The clinical course of the cat was unique owing to the prolonged clinical signs of envenomation that appeared as intermittent coagulopathy and hemorrhage over a 2 week period...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119572/use-of-skin-stretchers-for-single-stage-bilateral-mastectomies-in-a-dog-and-a-cat
#4
Yuta Miyazaki, Takeshi Aikawa, Taichi Shimatsu, Masaaki Nishimura, Shigeo Sadahiro
OBJECTIVE: To describe the application of skin stretchers for closure of single-stage bilateral mastectomies in a dog and a cat. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case report. ANIMALS: A 12-year-old intact female Miniature Dachshund and a 13-year-old spayed female domestic short-hair cat. METHODS: Skin stretchers were applied to the site of the skin adjacent to mammary glands for 2-4 days before surgery. Cable tension was adjusted every 6-8 hours to elongate the skin and to achieve primary closure of single-stage bilateral mastectomy without tension...
November 9, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111586/an-unusual-case-of-feline-acute-corneal-hydrops-atypical-disease-presentation-and-possible-in%C3%A2-vivo-detection-of-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-in-the-cat-s-unaffected-eye
#5
Brittany N Schlesener, Erin M Scott, Lucien V Vallone
A 1-year-old, female spayed, domestic shorthair cat presented for blepharospasm of the right eye. Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination showed focal corneal ulceration and presumptive keratomalacia of the right eye. Examination of the left eye was normal apart from a focal endothelial opacity. Within the first 24 h of medical management, the right eye developed marked corneal edema and globular anterior protrusion of the corneal surface consistent with feline acute corneal hydrops (FACH). Surgical management consisted of a bridge conjunctival graft, nictitating membrane flap, and temporary tarsorrhaphy...
November 7, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059018/evaluation-of-thromboelastography-in-bitches-with-pyometra
#6
Tovah I Dorsey, Elizabeth A Rozanski, Claire R Sharp, Jonathan M Babyak, Armelle M de Laforcade
We investigated the effect of pyometra on kaolin-activated thromboelastography (TEG). Eighteen client-owned dogs with pyometra and 8 healthy spayed dogs were recruited. TEG parameters and packed cell volume were determined. Results from spayed females and from intact females with pyometra were compared using a Student t-test and Wilcoxon rank sum test. Bitches with pyometra were hypercoagulable compared to spayed bitches as evidenced by elevated maximum amplitude, G, and alpha angle. There were no significant group differences in R time, K time, or clot lysis at 30 or 60 min...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051828/intubation-following-high-dose-rocuronium-in-a-cat-with-protracted-laryngospasm
#7
Graeme M Doodnaught, Daniel Sj Pang
CASE SUMMARY: An 11-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat with a history of laryngospasm at induction of general anesthesia presented for dental evaluation and treatment. The cat was premedicated with hydromorphone (0.05 mg/kg) and alfaxalone (0.5 mg/kg) intravenously, pre-oxygenated for 5 mins (3 l/min, face mask) and anesthesia was induced with alfaxalone (to effect) intravenously. Lidocaine (0.1 ml, 2%) was applied topically to the arytenoid cartilages following loss of jaw tone...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051827/membrane-like-structure-in-the-urinary-bladder-neck-of-a-young-cat-diagnosis-and-treatment-using-balloon-dilatation-and-a-balloon-expandable-metallic-stent
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Matias Ruiz-Drebing, Fui Yap, Mayank Seth, Ruth Dennis, Elisabet Dominguez
CASE SUMMARY: A 33-month-old, spayed female domestic shorthair cat was referred to the Animal Health Trust for the investigation of urinary incontinence and straining to urinate. A membrane-like structure was detected in the bladder neck, which caused partial obstruction of the urinary bladder. A combination of different imaging techniques, including ultrasonography, radiography, CT and fluoroscopy, was essential in the diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment of this intravesicular stricture...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044898/use-of-computed-tomography-and-minimum-intensity-projection-in-the-detection-of-lobar-pneumonia-mimicking-lung-lobe-torsion-in-a-dog
#9
Sang-Kwon Lee, Kyoung-Oh Cho, Mia Madel Alfajaro, Juhwan Lee, Dohyeon Yu, Jihye Choi
A 10-year-old female spayed Dachshund was referred with progressive coughing for 1 month. The dog was tentatively diagnosed with right middle lung torsion based on pleural effusion, vesicular emphysema, abruptly ending bronchus in consolidated right middle lung, and no contrast enhancement of the affected lobe on radiography and computed tomography (CT). There was no evidence of torsion upon thoracotomy, and histological examination confirmed lobar pneumonia. The CT images were reevaluated using minimum intensity projection and revealed normal bronchial courses...
October 16, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031030/ectopic-bone-as-a-nidus-for-calcium-oxalate-urocystolithiasis-in-a-cat
#10
J P Lulich, H S Prasad, M Manno, B Bagley
A 7-year-old female spayed domestic shorthair cat was referred to the urology service for nonsurgical urocystolith removal. A urolith was attached to the urothelium by ectopic bone. Interventional removal without surgery was successful. Follow-up evaluation 3 years after urolith removal revealed recurrent uroliths, bladder wall mineralization, and marked renal mineralization. This case illustrates the metaplastic potential of the urothelium and that ectopic bone should be included among the pathological factors that promote lithogenesis...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028571/identifying-ovarian-tissue-in-the-bitch-using-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-or-luteinizing-hormone-lh
#11
Helene Alm, Bodil S Holst
Reliable methods for determining whether or not a bitch has ovarian tissue present are needed for cases with unknown neutering status. Vaginal cytology consistent with heat is indicative of functional ovarian tissue. Other methods are required when the bitch is not presented in suspected heat. Progesterone can be analyzed during 2 months after suspected heat. During other stages, assays for the analyses of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) have been used. The AMH assay is expected to give detectable concentrations (positive) in bitches with ovarian tissue, and the LH assay should give negative results in intact bitches, except during the pre-ovulatory LH peak...
September 27, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023010/bio-controlling-effect-of-leaf-extract-of-tagetes-patula-l-marigold-on-growth-parameters-and-diseases-of-tomato
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Gayatri Nahak, Rajani Kanta Sahu
BACKGROUND: The genus Tagetes (Asteraceae) is native to Americas but some of its members (in particular T. erecta and T. patula) commonly known as marigolds were naturalized in the old world (India, North Africa and Europe) as early as in 16th century. The flowers of French marigold (Tagetes patula L.) are widely used in folk medicine, in particular for treating inflammation-related disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study investigated the potential use of marigold (Tagetes patula L...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990681/limb-shortening-as-a-strategy-for-limb-sparing-treatment-of-appendicular-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-radius-in-a-dog
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Sarah E Boston, Owen T Skinner
OBJECTIVE: To develop and report a novel limb sparing technique for the distal radius in a dog. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMAL: A 14-year-old, female spayed Labrador Retriever with an osteosarcoma of the right distal radius and a pathological fracture. A previous mast cell tumor had been treated 5 years prior to presentation with marginal excision and a full-course radiation over the right metacarpal bones. The dog had received 2 doses of palliative radiation just prior to presentation...
October 9, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983976/an-unresponsive-progressive-pustular-and-crusting-dermatitis-with-acantholysis-in-nine-cats
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Catherine A Outerbridge, Verena K Affolter, Leslie A Lyons, Samantha L Crothers, Andrea T H Lam, Terri E Bonenberger, Peter J Ihrke, Stephen D White
BACKGROUND: Between 2000 and 2012, nine cats were examined with a visually distinctive, progressive crusting dermatitis that was poorly responsive to all attempted therapies. OBJECTIVES: Documentation of clinical and histopathological findings of this disease. ANIMALS: Nine privately owned cats. METHODS: Retrospective study. RESULTS: Eight neutered males and one (presumably spayed) female ranging in age from two to eight years, presented for a progressive, well-demarcated, crusting dermatitis with variable pruritus of 1...
October 6, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972682/presumed-post-traumatic-ocular-chondrosarcoma-with-intrathoracic-metastases-in-a-cat
#15
Matheus V L Moreira, Maria C de Andrade, Gustavo O Fulgêncio, Ingeborg M Langohr, Roselene Ecco
An indoor-only, 5-year-old, spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented for an ophthalmic examination of the left eye. An intraocular tumor with secondary glaucoma and blindness was diagnosed; the globe was enucleated and sent for histopathological examination. Gross examination revealed a solid white mass filling the entire vitreous space and replacing the iris and ciliary body. The lens and retina appeared to be similarly replaced by the neoplasm. Histological examination revealed a complete loss of the internal ocular structures, with a ruptured capsule as the only remnant of the lens within an extensive malignant mesenchymal neoplastic cell proliferation...
October 3, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967822/treatment-of-urethral-obstruction-secondary-to-caudal-bladder-displacement-trigonal-invagination-and-urethral-kinking-in-a-dog
#16
Kayo Kanakubo, Carrie A Palm, Amber L Korner, William T N Culp
CASE DESCRIPTION A 15-year-old spayed female mixed-breed dog was evaluated for a 7-week history of stranguria, pollakiuria, and intermittent urethral obstruction. CLINICAL FINDINGS On initial evaluation, the patient had persistent stranguria with lack of urine production; after multiple unsuccessful attempts to urinate, a large volume of urine was produced. Prior to voiding the large volume, the urinary bladder was not palpable during examination. Abdominal ultrasonography confirmed caudal displacement of the urinary bladder, and the urethra and trigone could not be located ultrasonographically...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960091/race-and-ethnicity-are-not-primary-determinants-in-utilizing-veterinary-services-in-underserved-communities-in-the-united-states
#17
Jessica L Decker Sparks, Bridget Camacho, Philip Tedeschi, Kevin N Morris
A retrospective database analysis (2011-2015) evaluated associations between race and ethnicity and veterinary service utilization by sampling 83,260 companion animals whose guardians (owners) self-identified as White, Black, or Latino/a from 39 Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life (PFL) sites across the United States. Controlling for socioeconomic status, the percentage of nonhuman animals sterilized through PFL whose owners were Latino/a or Black was substantially higher than in previously reported findings...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940654/video-assisted-microwave-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-a-metastatic-lung-lesion-in-a-dog-with-appendicular-osteosarcoma-and-hypertrophic-osteopathy
#18
Kaitlyn Mazzaccari, Sarah E Boston, Beau B Toskich, Kristina Bowles, J Brad Case
OBJECTIVE: To describe video-assisted microwave ablation (VAMA) for the treatment of a metastatic lung lesion secondary to right forelimb osteosarcoma in a dog. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMALS: A 10-year-old female spayed mixed breed dog with a metastatic lung lesion secondary to appendicular osteosarcoma. METHODS: An osteosarcoma of the right distal scapula and proximal humerus that was suspected to be a radiation-induced osteosarcoma was treated with limb amputation and carboplatin chemotherapy...
September 22, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921687/multimodal-treatment-of-a-dog-with-disseminated-cutaneous-viral-papillomatosis
#19
Britt J Levy, Susannah J Sample, Hang Yuan
BACKGROUND: Canine papillomaviruses (CPVs) are associated with varied cutaneous manifestations. Spontaneous resolution typically occurs within one to 12 months. This case report describes multimodal treatment of a dog with severe disseminated papillomatosis. CLINICAL SUMMARY: An eight-month-old, female spayed, mixed breed dog was presented with a two month history of rapidly progressing papillomatosis and lack of response to oral azithromycin therapy. The dog was severely pruritic and malodorous; the weight and growth of lesions had progressed to affect the dog's gait and vision, and led to decreased quality of life...
September 18, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913969/spray-inlet-microwave-plasma-torch-ionization-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-direct-detection-of-drug-samples-in-liquid-solutions
#20
Meng Miao, Gaosheng Zhao, Yaliang Wang, Li Xu, Junguo Dong, Ping Cheng
RATIONALE: Drug abuse or dependence results in a series of social problems, including crime and traffic accidents. Spray inlet microwave plasma torch tandem mass spectrometry (MPT-MS/MS) was developed and used for the direct detection of such drugs in liquid solutions. METHODS: Drug sample solutions were directly sprayed into the flame of MPT by a sampling pump and the ions produced by Penning ionization and ion-molecule reactions were guided into a QTOF tandem mass spectrometer for mass analysis...
September 14, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
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