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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352472/the-bioequivalence-of-a-single-intravenous-administration-of-the-anesthetic-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-versus-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-plus-preservatives-in-cats
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K Pasloske, M G Ranasinghe, S Sauer, J Hare
To demonstrate the bioequivalence of alfaxalone in cyclodextrin (Reference Product) to a formulation of alfaxalone in cyclodextrin also containing the preservatives ethanol, chlorocresol, and benzethonium chloride (Test Product) when administered for the purpose of inducing anesthesia in the cat. Blinded, single-dose, randomized, two-period, two-sequence, cross-over bioequivalence study with a 7-day washout period between treatments. Twenty-four (12 neutered males and 12 intact females), healthy, adult cats weighing 4...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351768/overweight-in-adult-cats-a-cross-sectional-study
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Malin Öhlund, Malin Palmgren, Bodil Ström Holst
BACKGROUND: Overweight in cats is a major risk factor for diabetes mellitus and has also been associated with other disorders. Overweight and obesity are believed to be increasing problems in cats, as is currently seen in people, with important health consequences. The objectives of the present study were to determine the prevalence of overweight in cats from two different cohorts in a cross-sectional study design and to assess associations between overweight and diagnoses, and between overweight and demographic and environmental factors...
January 19, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346278/a-case-study-in-citizen-science-the-effectiveness-of-a-trap-neuter-return-program-in-a-chicago-neighborhood
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Daniel D Spehar, Peter J Wolf
The use of trap-neuter-return (TNR) as a method of managing free-roaming cat populations has increased in the United States in recent decades. Historically, TNR has been conducted most often at a grassroots level, which has led to inconsistent data collection and assessment practices. Consequently, a paucity of analyzable data exists. An initiative is underway to standardize TNR program data collection and assessment. However, it could be some time before scientifically sound protocols are implemented on a broad scale...
January 18, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312813/domestic-carnivore-interactions-with-wildlife-in-the-cape-horn-biosphere-reserve-chile-husbandry-and-perceptions-of-impact-from-a-community-perspective
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Elke Schüttler, Lorena Saavedra-Aracena, Jaime E Jiménez
Background: Hundreds of millions of domestic carnivores worldwide have diverse positive affiliations with humans, but can provoke serious socio-ecological impacts when free-roaming. Unconfined dogs (Canis familiaris) and cats (Felis catus) interact with wildlife as predators, competitors, and disease-transmitters; their access to wildlife depends on husbandry, perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors of pet owners and non-owners. Methods: To better understand husbandry and perceptions of impacts by unconfined, domestic carnivores, we administered questionnaires (n = 244) to pet owners and non-owners living in one of the last wilderness areas of the world, the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, located in southern Chile...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310549/congenital-short-bowel-syndrome-in-an-adult-dog
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Chad S Clancy, Khrista A Jensen, Arnaud J Van Wettere
A 3.5-year-old, neutered male pit bull dog was euthanized following an approximately 1-year history of intractable diarrhea and weight loss of undetermined cause. At necropsy, the dog was emaciated. The ratio of total intestinal length (duodenum to rectum) to crown-to-rump length was 2.5, in contrast to an average of 5.3 (range, 3.7-6.1) in 10 control dogs examined at necropsy. There was diffuse dilation of the intestinal lumen, consistent with congenital intestinal hypoplasia resulting in short-bowel syndrome...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301322/search-methods-used-to-locate-missing-cats-and-locations-where-missing-cats-are-found
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Liyan Huang, Marcia Coradini, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Kat Albrecht, Brigid Wasson, Danielle Robertson
Missing pet cats are often not found by their owners, with many being euthanized at shelters. This study aimed to describe times that lost cats were missing for, search methods associated with their recovery, locations where found and distances travelled. A retrospective case series was conducted where self-selected participants whose cat had gone missing provided data in an online questionnaire. Of the 1210 study cats, only 61% were found within one year, with 34% recovered alive by the owner within 7 days...
January 2, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235670/presumptive-migrating-gall-bladder-mucocoele-in-two-dogs-with-gall-bladder-rupture
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R K Burchell, L Thornton, C K Lim, M Murakami, Y Nakamura, A Gal
A 10-year-old neutered female soft-coated wheaten terrier and a 10-year-old, entire female Pomeranian were presented for vomiting and anorexia. Using ultrasound, an oval structure with a stellate, kiwifruit-like appearance typical of a gall bladder mucocoele was observed in the caudal abdomen of the soft-coated wheaten terrier and adjacent to the liver in the Pomeranian. There was also a moderate volume of abdominal effusion in both dogs. Cytology of the peritoneal fluid indicated a sterile exudative process but varied between the two dogs, with an absence of bile pigment in the soft-coated wheaten terrier and marked bile peritonitis in the Pomeranian...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225910/reduced-susceptibility-to-fluconazole-in-a-cat-with-histoplasmosis
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Janelle S Renschler, Gary D Norsworthy, Rubie A Rakian, Audrey I Rakian, Lawrence J Wheat, Andrew S Hanzlicek
Case summary: An 11-year-old neutered male domestic longhair cat was diagnosed with histoplasmosis from fine-needle aspirates of an abdominal lymph node. Lymph node size initially decreased with fluconazole therapy (11.8 mg/kg PO q12h); however, after 13 months of continuous fluconazole therapy, lymphadenomegaly worsened and samples were collected for culture and antifungal susceptibility. The Histoplasma capsulatum isolate had a very high fluconazole minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 64 µg/ml and an itraconazole MIC of 0...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207250/a-survey-of-dog-and-cat-anaesthesia-in-a-sample-of-veterinary-practices-in-new-zealand
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H Sano, K Barker, T Odom, K Lewis, P Giordano, V Walsh, J P Chambers
AIMS: To survey current anaesthesia practices for dogs and cats in small and mixed animal practices in New Zealand in order to improve anaesthesia education. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to 440 small and mixed animal practices, including questions regarding the type of practice, preanaesthetic examination, anaesthetic drugs and management, anaesthetic machines, monitoring and topics of interest for continuing professional development. RESULTS: Responses were obtained from 113/440 (26%) practices, with 78 (69%) respondents from small and 35 (31%) from mixed animal practices...
December 5, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201384/rottweilers-under-primary-veterinary-care-in-the-uk-demography-mortality-and-disorders
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Dan G O'Neill, Wee Yin Seah, David B Church, Dave C Brodbelt
Background: Rottweilers are reportedly predisposed to many disorders but accurate prevalence information relating to the general population are lacking. This study aimed to describe demography, mortality and commonly recorded diseases in Rottweilers under UK veterinary care. Clinical health records within the VetCompass Programme were explored for disorders recorded during 2013. Results: Rottweilers comprised 5321 (1.17%) of 455,557 dogs attending 304 clinics. Annual proportional birth rates dropped from 1...
2017: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197186/bartonella-seroepidemiology-in-dogs-from-north-america-2008-2014
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E Lashnits, M Correa, B C Hegarty, A Birkenheuer, E B Breitschwerdt
BACKGROUND: Improved understanding of Bartonella species seroepidemiology in dogs may aid clinical decision making and enhance current understanding of naturally occurring arthropod vector transmission of this pathogen. OBJECTIVES: To identify demographic groups in which Bartonella exposure may be more likely, describe spatiotemporal variations in Bartonella seroreactivity, and examine co-exposures to other canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD). ANIMALS: A total of 15,451 serology specimens from dogs in North America were submitted to the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2014...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196796/increased-herpes-zoster-risk-associated-with-poor-hla-a-immediate-early-62-protein-ie62-affinity
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Pieter Meysman, Nicolas De Neuter, Esther Bartholomeus, George Elias, Johan Van den Bergh, Marie-Paule Emonds, Geert W Haasnoot, Steven Heynderickx, Johan Wens, Nele R Michels, Julien Lambert, Eva Lion, Frans H J Claas, Herman Goossens, Evelien Smits, Pierre Van Damme, Viggo Van Tendeloo, Philippe Beutels, Arvid Suls, Geert Mortier, Kris Laukens, Benson Ogunjimi
Around 30% of individuals will develop herpes zoster (HZ), caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), during their life. While several risk factors for HZ, such as immunosuppressive therapy, are well known, the genetic and molecular components that determine the risk of otherwise healthy individuals to develop HZ are still poorly understood. We created a computational model for the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA-A, -B, and -C) presentation capacity of peptides derived from the VZV Immediate Early 62 (IE62) protein...
December 1, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190192/suspected-zonisamide-related-anticonvulsant-hypersensitivity-syndrome-in-a-cat
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Audrey Collinet, Veronique Sammut
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for sudden onset of cluster seizures. CLINICAL FINDINGS At an emergency clinic, the cat had hyperimmunoglobulinemia and thrombocytopenia. On referral, treatment with levetiracetam, zonisamide, and phenobarbital initially provided good control of cluster seizure activity (attributable to epilepsy of unknow origin). Two weeks later, assessments revealed that serum phenobarbital concentration was within the ideal range but serum zonisamide concentration exceeded the recommended therapeutic range...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188072/systemic-rasamsonia-piperina-infection-in-a-german-shepherd-cross-dog
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Joanna Lodzinska, Paola Cazzini, Claire S Taylor, Jenifer Harris, Scott Kilpatrick, Tiziana Liuti, Gavin K Paterson
Introduction. Infection with the Rasamsonia argillacea species complex represents an emerging problem in human and veterinary medicine with systemic mycoses presenting with significant clinical complications and being a cause of death. Case presentation. In this report, a case of systemic Rasamsonia piperina infection discovered in a 3-year-old male neutered, German shepherd cross dog is described together with the clinical presentation, the course of the disease and diagnosis. This report describes the first case of veterinary mycosis due to R...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172905/retrospective-study-of-more-than-9000-feline-cutaneous-tumours-in-the-united-kingdom-2006-2013
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Nicola T Ho, Ken C Smith, Melanie J Dobromylskyj
Objectives The aim of the study was to utilise a large database available from a UK-based, commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory to ascertain the prevalence of different forms of cutaneous neoplasia within the feline population, and to detect any breed, sex or age predilections for the more common tumours. Methods Records from the laboratory were searched for feline submissions received between 31 May 2006 and 31 October 2013. For masses arising within the skin for which histopathology had been performed, the diagnosis was recorded together with the breed, age, sex and neuter status of the cat...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171355/overweight-adult-cats-have-significantly-lower-voluntary-physical-activity-than-adult-lean-cats
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Maria Rc de Godoy, Anna K Shoveller
Objectives The objectives of the current pilot study were to evaluate whether body condition score (BCS) and body weight are significantly related to physical activity counts, and to evaluate potential interaction between BCS and voluntary physical activity measured over a 14 day period. Methods Ten (five lean, five overweight), neutered, adult American Shorthair cats were selected for this study (median age 4 ± 0.5 years). Cats with a BCS of ⩽3.0 were considered lean, whereas cats with a BCS >3.0 were considered overweight, using a 5-point scale...
December 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169626/intra-oral-sebaceous-gland-tumours-in-two-dogs
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D-M Go, S-H Lee, S-H Woo, D-Y Kim
A 12-year-old female miniature schnauzer and a 12-year-old neutered female cocker spaniel each had a grey-yellow nodular lesion arising from the gingiva. Microscopical examination showed that both nodules were composed of varied proportions of sebocytes and basal-type reserve cells with few ducts lined by stratified squamous epithelium. Based on the histopathological findings, the cases were diagnosed as sebaceous adenoma and sebaceous epithelioma, respectively. In man, the occurrence of sebaceous neoplasms in the oral cavity has been reported to some extent, but these lesions are very rare in animals...
November 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169620/pancreatic-colloid-carcinoma-in-an-elderly-cat
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K Hagiwara, M Michishita, H Yoshimura, K Ochiai, D Azakami, T Ishiwata, K Takahashi
A 21-year-old neutered female domestic shorthaired cat was presented with a history of inappetence, vomiting and haematuria. The cat was humanely destroyed at the owner's request and a necropsy examination was performed. A 0.8 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm mass was located in the left lobe of the pancreas. The mass was gelatinous in nature and the external and cut surfaces were pale yellow in colour. Microscopically, the mass was non-capsulated and comprised an accumulation of extracellular stromal mucin containing suspended neoplastic columnar epithelial cells forming tubular structures...
November 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163980/follow-up-monitoring-in-a-cat-with-leishmaniosis-and-coinfections-with-hepatozoon-felis-and-candidatus-mycoplasma-haemominutum
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Charalampos Attipa, Kyriaki Neofytou, Christos Yiapanis, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Harriet Brooks-Brownlie, Laia Solano-Gallego, Séverine Tasker
Case summary: A 6-year-old female neutered domestic shorthair cat from Cyprus was presented with multiple ulcerated skin nodules. Cytology and histopathology of the lesions revealed granulomatous dermatitis with intracytoplasmic organisms, consistent with amastigotes of Leishmania species. Biochemistry identified a mild hyperproteinaemia. Blood extraction and PCR detected Leishmania species, Hepatozoon species and 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum' (CMhm) DNA. Subsequent sequencing identified Hepatozoon felis...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152257/a-new-model-for-evaluating-maintenance-energy-requirements-in-dogs-allometric-equation-from-319-pet-dogs
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Guilhem Divol, Nathalie Priymenko
Reports concerning maintenance energy requirements (MER) in dogs are common but most of the data cover laboratory or utility dogs. This study establishes those of healthy adult pet dogs and the factors which cause these energy requirements to vary. Within the framework of a nutrition teaching exercise, each student followed a pet from his entourage and gathered accurate records of its feeding habits. Data have been restricted to healthy adult dogs with an ideal body weight (BW) which did not vary more than 5 % during the study period...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
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