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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630697/the-effect-of-position-on-the-precision-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-correlation-with-body-condition-score-in-dogs-and-cats
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Charlotte R Bjørnvad, Mie E Nielsen, Susanna E M Hansen, Dorte H Nielsen
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) has been used to assess body composition in dogs and cats in several studies, but studies are difficult to compare for several reasons. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether positioning of dogs or cats in either dorsal or ventral recumbency during DEXA scanning influences results. Dogs and cats that were brought to the University Hospital for Companion Animals for euthanasia during the period 15 September-6 November 2015 were consecutively recruited if owners signed a written consent...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630696/the-impact-of-time-of-neutering-on-weight-gain-and-energy-intake-in-female-kittens
#2
David Allaway, Matthew Gilham, Alison Colyer, Penelope J Morris
Neutering is a risk factor for obesity in companion animals. In a study to determine the total energy requirements of kittens (15-52 weeks) the impact of neutering and age when neutered on intake and body weight (BW) was investigated. Females (n 14), neutered when 19 (early neuter; EN) or 31 (conventional neuter; CN) weeks old (n 7/group), were individually fed to maintain an ideal body condition score (BCS). EN kittens gained weight gradually whilst CN kittens' BW gain slowed from week 24, weighing less than EN kittens from week 30 with a reduced energy intake (kcal/kg BW(0·67)) in weeks 24-32 (P < 0·05)...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630066/porphyromonas-gulae-activates-unprimed-and-ifn%C3%AE-primed-macrophages-via-the-pattern-recognition-receptors-tlr-2-tlr-4-and-nod2
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James A Holden, Neil M O'Brien-Simpson, Jason C Lenzo, Rebecca K H Orth, Ashley Mansell, Eric C Reynolds
Porphyromonas gulae is an anaerobic, Gram-negative coccobacillus that has been associated with periodontal disease in companion animals. The aims of this study were to analyse the ligation of pattern recognition receptors by P. gulae and the subsequent activation of macrophages. Exposure of HEK cells transfected with Toll-like receptors or NOD-like receptors to P. gulae resulted in the ligation of TLR2, TLR4 and NOD2. The effect of this engagement of receptors was investigated by measuring the synthesis of nitric oxide, CD86 expression and inflammatory cytokine production using wild type, TLR2-/- and TLR4-/- macrophages...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629205/attachment-style-is-related-to-quality-of-life-for-assistance-dog-owners
#4
Naomi White, Daniel Mills, Sophie Hall
Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and quality of life. Given that the impact of dog ownership on quality of life may be greater for assistance dog owners than pet dog owners, we explored how anxious attachment and avoidance attachment styles to an assistance dog affected owner quality of life (n = 73)...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629177/exnotic-should-we-be-keeping-exotic-pets
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Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills
There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and often have special requirements in captivity, which many owners do not have the facilities or knowledge to provide. Keeping animals in settings to which they are poorly adapted is a threat to their welfare. Additionally, owner satisfaction with the animal may be poor due to a misalignment of expectations, which further impacts on welfare, as it may lead to repeated rehoming or neglect...
June 19, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627059/first-detailed-nutritional-survey-in-a-referral-companion-animal-population
#6
V L Vandendriessche, P Picavet, M Hesta
Optimal nutrition in every life stage and certainly in diseased animals will contribute greatly to improve overall health and quality of life. The 5th VA guidelines have been designed to help veterinarians to implement a nutritional assessment into every patient, every time it comes into their practice. This nutritional survey in referral patients was conducted by one person skilled in acquiring detailed nutritional information and evaluating nutritional status. Two goals were set as follows: first to gain more insight into the nutritional status and management of referred patients and second to gain more insight in the nutritional recommendations given by the treating veterinarian...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622789/characterization-of-the-epidemiology-of-bat-borne-rabies-in-chile-between-2003-and-2013
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Raul Alegria-Moran, Daniela Miranda, Matt Barnard, Alonso Parra, Lisette Lapierre
Rabies is a zoonotic disease of great impact to public health. According to the World Health Organization, the country of Chile is currently declared free from human rabies transmitted by dogs. An epidemiological characterization and description was conducted using rabies data from 2003 to 2013 held by the National Program for Prevention and Control of Rabies from the Ministry of Health, consisting of bats samples reported as suspect and samples taken by active surveillance (bats brain tissue). Spatial autocorrelation analysis was performed using Local Indicators of Spatial Association (LISA) statistics, particularly Moran's I index, for the detection of spatial clusters...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619161/antimicrobials-used-for-surgical-prophylaxis-by-companion-animal-veterinarians-in-australia
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Laura Y Hardefeldt, Glenn F Browning, Karin Thursky, James R Gilkerson, Helen Billman-Jacobe, Mark A Stevenson, Kirsten E Bailey
Antimicrobials are widely used in veterinary practices, but there has been no investigation into the classes of antimicrobials used or the appropriateness of their use in surgical prophylaxis. Antimicrobial usage guidelines were published by the Australian Infectious Disease Advisory Panel (AIDAP) in 2013, but there has been no investigation of compliance with them. This study aimed to investigate antimicrobial use for surgical prophylaxis in companion animal practice and assess compliance with AIDAP guidelines for selected conditions by conducting a cross-sectional study of antimicrobial usage patterns of Australian veterinarians using an online questionnaire...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616485/evidence-of-canine-parvovirus-transmission-to-a-civet-cat-paradoxurus-musangus-in-singapore
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Ian H Mendenhall, Dolyce Low, Erica Sena Neves, Ali Anwar, Serena Oh, Yvonne C F Su, Gavin J D Smith
Cross-species transmission can often lead to deleterious effects in incidental hosts. Parvoviruses have a wide host range and primarily infect members of the order Carnivora. Here we describe juvenile common palm civet cats (Paradoxurus musangus) that were brought to the Singapore zoo and fell ill while quarantined. The tissues of two individual civets that died tested PCR-positive for parvovirus infection. Phylogenetic analysis revealed this parvovirus strain falls in a basal position to a clade of CPV that have infected dogs in China and Uruguay, suggesting cross-species transmission from domestic to wild animals...
December 2016: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606109/neurophysiological-assessment-of-spinal-cord-injuries-in-dogs-using-somatosensory-and-motor-evoked-potentials
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REVIEW
Maria Claudia Campos Mello Inglez de Souza, Ricardo José Rodriguez Ferreira, Geni Cristina Fonseca Patricio, Julia Maria Matera
Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are non-invasive neurophysiological tests that reflect the functional integrity of sensory and motor pathways. Despite their extensive use and description in human medicine, reports in veterinary medicine are scarce. SSEPs are obtained via peripheral stimulation of sensory or mixed nerves; stimulation induces spinal and cortical responses, which are recorded when sensory pathways integrity is preserved. MEPs can be obtained via transcranial electrical or magnetic stimulation; in this case, thoracic and pelvic limb muscle responses are captured if motor pathways are preserved...
June 12, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604272/the-use-of-sheep-as-a-model-for-studying-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-following-nerve-injury-review-of-the-literature
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Camila Cardoso Diogo, José Arthur Camassa, José Eduardo Pereira, Luís Maltez da Costa, Vítor Filipe, Pedro Alexandre Couto, Stefano Geuna, Ana Colette Maurício, Artur Severo Varejão
Peripheral nerve injury and regeneration is a challenging scientific field with relevant clinical implications. Most peripheral nerve regeneration studies have been mainly carried out on rodents. However, it is important to note that the validity of the rodent as a model to study nerve injury and regeneration and translate these results into clinical practice has been questioned by several researchers. To overcome this problem, some investigators have used companion animals and large animal species as models for experimental peripheral nerve regeneration studies...
June 11, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598251/molecular-characterization-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-australian-animals-and-veterinarians
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Kate A Worthing, Sam Abraham, Stanley Pang, Geoffrey W Coombs, Sugiyono Saputra, David Jordan, Hui S Wong, Rebecca J Abraham, Darren J Trott, Jacqueline M Norris
This study aimed to determine the frequency and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from Australian animals and whether animal-derived MRSA was similar to that from Australian veterinarians. A total of 1,080 clinical coagulase positive Staphylococcus isolates from Australian animals were collected during 2013. Sixteen (4%) of 360 S. aureus isolates were MRSA. Most MRSA came from companion animals, while none came from livestock. MRSA isolates were characterized using whole genome sequencing...
June 9, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589078/recent-clinical-trials-of-cancer-immunogene-therapy-in-companion-animals
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REVIEW
Liliana M E Finocchiaro, Gerardo C Glikin
This mini-review presents the results of veterinary clinical trials on immunogene therapy published from 2014 to 2016. A variety of tumors, among them melanoma (canine and equine), mastocytoma (canine), mammary adenocarcinoma (canine) and fibrosarcoma (feline) were treated by using diverse strategies. Non-viral vectors were usually employed to transfer genes of cytokines, suicide enzymes and/or tumor associated antigens. In general terms, minor or no adverse collateral effects were related to these procedures, and treated patients frequently improved their conditions (better quality of life, delayed or suppressed recurrence or metastatic spread, increased survival)...
May 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585658/cystinuria-caused-by-a-slc7a9-missense-mutation-in-siamese-crossbred-littermates-in-germany
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Stephanie Hilton, Keijiro Mizukami, Urs Giger
Cystinuria is caused by defective proximal renal tubular reabsorption of the amino acids cystine, ornithine, lysine, and arginine (COLA). The low solubility of cystine in mildly acidic urine may lead to the formation of urinary cystine crystals and uroliths. Much progress has been made recently in the diagnosis and understanding of cystinuria in companion animals. In cats, cystinuria affects equally both genders independent of neutering status and, despite being rare, already more cystinuria-causing mutations have been detected in cats compared to dogs...
June 1, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583186/assessment-of-dog-owner-adherence-to-veterinarians-flea-and-tick-prevention-recommendations-in-the-united-states-using-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Robert P Lavan, Kaan Tunceli, Dongmu Zhang, Dorothy Normile, Rob Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Adherence to a prescribed therapeutic regimen is a critical factor for achieving medication effectiveness and therefore treatment success. In the case of companion animal ectoparasite control, suboptimal owner adherence to medication recommendations is thought to be a common cause of treatment failure, and previous reports have found pet owners applying an average of 4.0-4.6 monthly flea and tick treatments per year to their dogs. This study investigated: US veterinary hospital self-reported flea and tick prevention recommendations; dog owner recollection of these recommendations; dog owner opinion on flea/tick recommendations and estimated owner flea and tick medication adherence based on veterinary hospital purchase records...
June 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576987/charities-call-for-the-next-government-to-protect-companion-animals
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June 3, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561264/virulence-markers-associated-with-trueperella-pyogenes-infections-in-livestock-and-companion-animals
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R M Risseti, E Zastempowska, M Twarużek, H Lassa, J C F Pantoja, A P C de Vargas, S T Guerra, C A D Bolaños, C L de Paula, A C Alves, B S Colhado, F V R Portilho, C Tasca, G H B Lara, M G Ribeiro
Trueperella pyogenes is an opportunistic pathogen that causes diverse pyogenic infections in livestock. The genes that encode the exotoxin pyolysin (plo) and other putative factors that promote adhesion of pathogen to host cells (fimbriae fimA, fimC, fimE, fimG, neuraminidases nanH, nanP, and collagen-binding protein cbpA) have been associated with virulence, particularly in mastitis and uterus infections of dairy cows. However, the role of these virulence markers in the pathogenicity of the agent in domestic animals infections still is incompletely understood...
May 31, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560043/new-and-emerging-chlamydial-infections-of-creatures-great-and-small
#18
REVIEW
A Taylor-Brown, A Polkinghorne
Until recently, our knowledge of the host range and diversity of members of the Chlamydiaceae, obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens of humans and animals, was thought to be nearly complete. Aided by advances in molecular diagnostics, a new picture is emerging, however, that the host barriers may be looser than previously thought for many chlamydial species. While cross-host transmission of chlamydial species is a concern for animal health, new reports highlight an emerging zoonotic risk for several species associated with intensification of farming and the widespread popularity of companion animals...
July 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555952/students-opinions-on-welfare-and-ethics-issues-for-companion-animals-in-australian-and-new-zealand-veterinary-schools
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C Degeling, A Fawcett, T Collins, S Hazel, J Johnson, J Lloyd, Cjc Phillips, K Stafford, V Tzioumis, P McGreevy
OBJECTIVE: To determine what veterinary students in Australia and New Zealand consider important competences in companion animal welfare and ethics (AWE) required on their first day of practice, and to explore how their priorities relate to gender and stage of study. METHODS: Undergraduate students at all veterinary schools in Australia and New Zealand were sent an online survey. A subset of questions required participants to rank the importance of preselected AWE topics pertaining to companion animals...
June 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550236/ceva-extends-companion-animal-dermatology-range-with-the-launch-of-dermipred
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May 27, 2017: Veterinary Record
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