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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918382/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-fiv-and-felv-infection-in-two-shelters-in-the-united-kingdom-2011-2012
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Jenny Stavisky, Rachel Sarah Dean, Michael Henry Molloy
The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infections in cats presented to two RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) animal rehoming centres and to identify risk factors for infection. All cats presented at each centre between August 2011 and August 2012 were subjected to a patient-side test for FeLV/FIV on entry. Kittens under three months and cats euthanased within a short time of presentation were excluded from the study...
September 16, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901812/efficacy-of-a-3c-like-protease-inhibitor-in-treating-various-forms-of-acquired-feline-infectious-peritonitis
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Niels C Pedersen, Yunjeong Kim, Hongwei Liu, Anushka C Galasiti Kankanamalage, Chrissy Eckstrand, William C Groutas, Michael Bannasch, Juliana M Meadows, Kyeong-Ok Chang
Objectives The safety and efficacy of the 3C-like protease inhibitor GC376 was tested on a cohort of client-owned cats with various forms of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Methods Twenty cats from 3.3-82 months of age (mean 10.4 months) with various forms of FIP were accepted into a field trial. Fourteen cats presented with wet or dry-to-wet FIP and six cats presented with dry FIP. GC376 was administered subcutaneously every 12 h at a dose of 15 mg/kg. Cats with neurologic signs were excluded from the study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869408/involvement-of-signal-peptidase-i-in-streptococcus-sanguinis-biofilm-formation
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Jessica Aynapudi, Fadi El-Rami, Xiuchun Ge, Victoria Stone, Bin Zhu, Todd Kitten, Ping Xu
Biofilm accounts for 65-80 % of microbial infections in humans. Considerable evidence links biofilm formation by oral microbiota to oral disease and consequently systemic infections. Streptococcus sanguinis, a Gram-positive bacterium, is one of the most abundant species of the oral microbiota and it contributes to biofilm development in the oral cavity. Due to its altered biofilm formation, we investigated a biofilm mutant, ΔSSA_0351, that is deficient in type I signal peptidase (SPase) in this study. Although the growth curve of the ΔSSA_0351 mutant showed no significant difference from that of the wild-type strain SK36, biofilm assays using both microtitre plate assay and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) confirmed a sharp reduction in biofilm formation in the mutant compared to the wild-type strain and the paralogous mutant ΔSSA_0849...
September 4, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865017/localization-of-drebrin-light-microscopy-study
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Tomoaki Shirao, Noriko Koganezawa, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Kenji Hanamura, Kazuyuki Imamura
Developmental changes in the expression and localization of drebrin has been mainly analyzed in chick embryo and young rat by various anti-drebrin polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Immunoblot analysis demonstrated that the adult drebrin isoform (drebrin A) is restricted to neural tissues, while the embryonic drebrin isoforms (drebrin E1 and E2 in chicken and drebrin E in mammals) are found in a wide variety of tissues. In the developing brain, drebrin E (including chicken drebrin E2) is expressed in newly generated neurons...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839948/uterine-torsion-in-a-full-term-pregnant-cat
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Kohei Kuroda, Tomohiro Osaki, Kazuki Harada, Masamichi Yamashita, Yusuke Murahata, Kazuo Azuma, Takeshi Tsuka, Norihiko Ito, Tomohiro Imagawa, Yoshiharu Okamoto
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old intact female Maine Coon cat presented with a 2 day history of lethargy, anorexia and anaemia. The cat had bred 60 days previously and jumped from a height 3 days earlier, which was followed by a worsening of its condition. Ultrasonography revealed that two fetuses had died and one remained alive. Urgent surgical intervention was deemed necessary, and the cat underwent a blood transfusion and laparotomy. The right uterine horn was dark red in appearance and had rotated 360° in the clockwise direction at its base...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814155/frequency-of-a-fas-ligand-gene-variant-associated-with-inherited-feline-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-in-british-shorthair-cats-in-new-zealand
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D Aberdein, J S Munday, K E Dittmer, R W Heathcott, L A Lyons
AIMS To determine the frequency of the FAS-ligand gene (FASLG) variant associated with feline autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (FALPS) and the proportion of carriers of the variant in three British shorthair (BSH) breeding catteries in New Zealand. METHODS Buccal swabs were collected from all cats in two BSH breeding catteries from the South Island and one from the North Island of New Zealand. DNA was extracted and was tested for the presence of the FASLG variant using PCR. Cats with the FASLG variant were identified and the frequency of the FASLG variant allele calculated...
August 30, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775070/elevated-airway-liquid-volumes-at-birth-a-potential-cause-of-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn
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Erin Victoria McGillick, Katie Lee, Shigeo Yamaoka, Arjan B Te Pas, Kelly J Crossley, Megan J Wallace, Marcus John Kitchen, Robert A Lewis, Lauren T Kerr, Philip DeKoninck, Janneke Dekker, Marta Thio, Annie McDougall, Stuart B Hooper
Excessive liquid in airways and/or in distal lung tissue may underpin the respiratory morbidity associated with transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). However, its effects on lung aeration and respiratory function following birth are unknown. We investigated the effect of elevated airway liquid volumes on newborn respiratory function. Near term rabbit kittens (30 days gestation; term ~32 days) were delivered, had lung liquid drained and either had no liquid replaced (Control, n=7) or 30 mL/kg of liquid was re-added to the airways (liquid added; LA, n=7)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770201/follicular-conjunctivitis-due-to-chlamydia-felis-case-report-review-of-the-literature-and-improved-molecular-diagnostics
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Juliana Wons, Ralph Meiller, Antonio Bergua, Christian Bogdan, Walter Geißdörfer
A 29-year-old woman presented with unilateral, chronic follicular conjunctivitis since 6 weeks. While the conjunctival swab taken from the patient's eye was negative in a Chlamydia (C.) trachomatis-specific PCR, C. felis was identified as etiological agent using a pan-Chlamydia TaqMan-PCR followed by sequence analysis. A pet kitten of the patient was found to be the source of infection, as its conjunctival and pharyngeal swabs were also positive for C. felis. The patient was successfully treated with systemic doxycycline...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747221/prevalence-of-heartworm-in-dogs-and-cats-of-madrid-spain
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José Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Rodrigo Morchón, Yaiza Falcón-Cordón, Soraya Falcón-Cordón, Fernando Simón, Elena Carretón
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis causes heartworm disease, a chronic and potentially fatal cardiopulmonary disease which mainly affects dogs and cats. It is present in most of Spain, due to favourable climatic factors. Madrid, located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, is the most highly populated city in the country. There is a lack of current data on canine heartworm and there are no published epidemiological data regarding feline heartworm in this region, therefore the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and current distribution of canine and feline dirofilariosis in the province of Madrid...
July 26, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708492/development-and-proliferation-of-feline-endometrial-glands-from-fetal-life-to-ovarian-cyclicity
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Mariana Lopez Merlo, Marcela Faya, Marcelo Priotto, Claudio Barbeito, Cristina Gobello
In this study it was determined the progression of uterine gland development from late gestation to puberty in domestic felids. Cell proliferation patterns for luminal (LE), glandular epithelium (GE) as well as stroma (S) were also described. Twenty-four uteri from female kittens: 45 and 65 days of gestation and 1 to 5, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 weeks postnatally were obtained. Uterine cross-sections were submitted for routine histological and immunohistochemical quantification of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) techniques...
June 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679077/occurrence-of-imidacloprid-carbendazim-and-other-biocides-in-italian-house-dust-potential-relevance-for-intakes-in-children-and-pets
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Severyn Salis, Cecilia Testa, Paola Roncada, Sara Armorini, Nicola Rubattu, Angelo Ferrari, Roberto Miniero, Gianfranco Brambilla
The occurrence of pesticides intended for non-agricultural use was investigated in 206 dust samples drawn from vacuum-cleaner bags from residential flats in Italy. The multi-residue analysis targeted on 95 different active principles was performed with UPLC-MS/MS, with a Limit of Quantification (LOQ) of 0.008 μg/g dry weight. The results indicated the presence of imidacloprid (IMI) and carbendazim (CARB) in 30% and 26% of the samples, with a mean and P95 concentration between 1.6 and 39 and between 0.08 and 4...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675435/bilateral-flexural-deformity-in-a-six-week-old-kitten
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R M Allan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674454/territoriality-ensures-paternity-in-a-solitary-carnivore-mammal
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Francisco Palomares, María Lucena-Pérez, José Vicente López-Bao, José Antonio Godoy
In solitary carnivorous mammals, territoriality is assumed to benefit male fitness by ensuring the exclusivity of matings within territories via mate guarding and female defence. However, this hypothesis remains empirically untested. Here, we examined this hypothesis for solitary territorial carnivores using the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) as a case study. We expected that territorial males sire all litters born within their territories, translating into the absence of multi-paternity cases within the same litter...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659315/association-of-atypical-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-with-diarrhea-and-related-mortality-in-kittens
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Victoria E Watson, Megan E Jacob, James R Flowers, Sandra J Strong, Chitrita DebRoy, Jody L Gookin
Diarrhea is responsible for the death of approximately 900,000 children per year worldwide. In children, typical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is a common cause of diarrhea and is associated with a higher hazard of death. Typical EPEC infection is rare in animals and poorly reproduced in experimental animal models. In contrast, atypical EPEC (aEPEC) infection is common in both children and animals, but its role in diarrhea is uncertain. Mortality in kittens is often attributed to diarrhea, and we previously identified enteroadherent EPEC in the intestines of deceased kittens...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645213/cohort-profile-the-bristol-cats-study-bcs-a-birth-cohort-of-kittens-owned-by-uk-households
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J K Murray, R A Casey, E Gale, C A T Buffington, C Roberts, R H Kinsman, T J Gruffydd-Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630696/the-impact-of-time-of-neutering-on-weight-gain-and-energy-intake-in-female-kittens
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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/28622497/feline-panleukopenia-virus-is-not-associated-with-myocarditis-or-endomyocardial-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-in-cats
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Laura McEndaffer, Alex Molesan, Hollis Erb, Kathleen Kelly
Canine parvovirus-2 (CPV-2) is nearly indistinguishable from feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and is a well-known cause of viral myocarditis in young puppies; however, it is not known whether either FPV or CPV-2 naturally infects feline cardiomyocytes and causes myocarditis. Endomyocarditis (EMC) and left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis (LVEF), clinically known as "endomyocardial restrictive cardiomyopathy," are important feline heart diseases suspected to have an infectious etiology. A continuum is suggested with EMC representing the acute reaction to an unknown infectious agent and LVEF the chronic manifestation of repair...
July 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593499/in-utero-exposure-to-nicotine-alters-the-development-of-the-rabbit-cardiac-conduction-system-and-provides-a-potential-mechanism-for-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
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Anh Tuan Ton, Michael Biet, Jean-Francois Delabre, Nathalie Morin, Robert Dumaine
In-utero exposure to tobacco smoke remains the highest risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). To alleviate the risks, nicotine replacement therapies are often prescribed to women who wish to quit smoking during their pregnancy. Cardiac arrhythmias is considered the final outcome leading to sudden death. Our goal in this study was to determine if exposing rabbit fetus to nicotine altered the cardiac conduction system of newborn kittens in a manner susceptible to cause SIDS. Using neuronal markers and a series of immunohistological and electrophysiological techniques we found that nicotine delayed the development of the cardiac pacemaker center (sinoatrial node) and decreased its innervation...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588478/lower-activation-in-frontal-cortex-and-posterior-cingulate-cortex-observed-during-sex-determination-test-in-early-stage-dementia-of-the-alzheimer-type
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Ravi Rajmohan, Ronald C Anderson, Dan Fang, Austin G Meyer, Pavis Laengvejkal, Parunyou Julayanont, Greg Hannabas, Kitten Linton, John Culberson, Hafiz Khan, John De Toledo, P Hemachandra Reddy, Michael W O'Boyle
Face-labeling refers to the ability to classify faces into social categories. This plays a critical role in human interaction as it serves to define concepts of socially acceptable interpersonal behavior. The purpose of the current study was to characterize, what, if any, impairments in face-labeling are detectable in participants with early-stage clinically diagnosed dementia of the Alzheimer type (CDDAT) through the use of the sex determination test (SDT). In the current study, four (1 female, 3 males) CDDAT and nine (4 females, 5 males) age-matched neurotypicals (NT) completed the SDT using chimeric faces while undergoing BOLD fMRI...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574465/trap-neuter-return-activities-in-urban-stray-cat-colonies-in-australia
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Kuan Tan, Jacquie Rand, John Morton
Trap, neuter and return (TNR) describes a non-lethal approach to the control of urban stray cat populations. Currently, in Australia, lethal control is common, with over 85% of cats entering some municipal pounds euthanized. No research has been published describing TNR activities in Australia. Adults involved with TNR in Australia were invited to participate. Data from 53 respondents were collected via an anonymous online questionnaire. Most respondents were females 36 to 65 years of age, and slightly more participated in TNR as individuals than as part of an organization...
June 2, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
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