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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054387/the-post-natal-development-of-intraocular-pressure-in-normal-domestic-cats-felis-catus-and-in-feline-congenital-glaucoma
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Sara Adelman, Daniel Shinsako, Julie A Kiland, Vincent Yaccarino, N Matthew Ellinwood, Gil Ben-Shlomo, Gillian J McLellan
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the most consistent risk factor for progressive vision loss in glaucoma. Cats with recessively inherited feline congenital glaucoma (FCG) exhibit elevated IOP with gradual, painless progression of glaucoma similar to humans and are studied as a model of glaucoma in humans and animals. Here, post-natal development of IOP was characterized in normal domestic cats and in cats with FCG caused by a homozygous LTBP2 mutation. Rebound tonometry (TonoVet(®), ICare Oy, Finland) was used to measure IOP non-invasively, 2-3 times weekly in 63 FCG and 33 normal kittens, of both sexes, from eyelid opening until 3-6 months of age...
October 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017551/comparative-efficacy-of-the-leucofeligen%C3%A2-felv-rcp-and-purevax%C3%A2-rcp-felv-vaccines-against-infection-with-circulating-feline-calicivirus
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T Almeras, P Schreiber, S Fournel, V Martin, C S Nicolas, C Fontaine, C Lesbros, S Gueguen
BACKGROUND: Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common virus, found worldwide, mainly responsible for chronic ulceroproliferative faucitis and periodontitis. This virus has a high mutation rate, leading to the presence of numerous FCV strains in the field. The objectives of this study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of two vaccines (Leucofeligen™ FeLV/RCP and Purevax™ RCP FeLV), which differ by their nature (live vs. inactivated) and the vaccinal strains, against circulating FCV strains...
October 10, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977402/-simply-to-be-let-in-opening-the-doors-to-lower-income-older-adults-and-their-companion-animals
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A M Toohey, T M Krahn
Inspired by poet J.L. Borges's intimations on acceptance, this commentary highlights the eviction of an older woman and her kitten from an affordable independent living facility as representing exclusionary practices and policies that compromise the ability for some lower-income older adults to age-in-place. Even as efforts to promote aging-in-place have prioritized housing as a key need, and public health evidence suggests benefits from animal companionship later in life, there is a shortage of social and other types of affordable housing in Canada and elsewhere that allows older adult tenants to reside independently with companion animals...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975035/distribution-of-feline-ab-blood-types-a-review-of-frequencies-and-its-implications-in-the-iberian-peninsula
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Sandrina M Vieira, Rui R F Ferreira, Augusto Jf de Matos, Inês M Cardoso, Rita M C Graça, Ana Rpb Soares, Carles Blasi-Brugué, Ignacio M Sánchez, Rafael R Gopegui
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the prevalence of feline blood types in the Iberian Peninsula and to determine the potential risk of incompatibility-related transfusion reactions in unmatched transfusions and the potential risk of neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) in kittens born to parents of unknown blood type. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from blood donors of the Animal Blood Bank (BSA-Banco de Sangue Animal). Blood typing was performed using a card method (RapidVet-H Feline Blood Typing; MDS)...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955478/molecular-prevalence-of-cryptosporidium-species-among-household-cats-and-pet-shop-kittens-in-japan
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Yoichi Ito, Naoyuki Itoh, Yuko Iijima, Yuya Kimura
OBJECTIVES: To address the lack of up-to-date published data, the present study evaluates the PCR-based prevalence of Cryptosporidium species infection and molecular characteristics of isolates among household cats and pet shop kittens in Japan. METHODS: A total of 357 and 329 fresh faecal samples were collected from household cats and pet shop kittens, respectively, with or without clinical signs of infection. A nested PCR assay targeting the 18S rRNA gene was employed for the detection of Cryptosporidium species...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953899/did-saber-tooth-kittens-grow-up-musclebound-a-study-of-postnatal-limb-bone-allometry-in-felids-from-the-pleistocene-of-rancho-la-brea
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Katherine Long, Donald Prothero, Meena Madan, Valerie J P Syverson
Previous studies have demonstrated that the Pleistocene saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis had many forelimb adaptations for increased strength, presumably to grapple with and subdue prey. The Rancho La Brea tar pits yield large samples of juvenile limb bones forming a growth series that allow us to examine how Smilodon kittens grew up. Almost all available juvenile limb bones were measured, and reduced major axis fits were calculated to determine the allometric growth trends. Contrary to expectations based on their robust limbs, Smilodon kittens show the typical pattern of growth found in other large felids (such as the Ice Age lion, Panthera atrox, as well as living tigers, cougars, servals, and wildcats) where the limb grows longer and more slender faster than they grow thick...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935172/a-pediatric-case-with-peripheral-facial-nerve-palsy-caused-by-a-granulomatous-lesion-associated-with-cat-scratch-disease
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Chizuko Nakamura, Yuji Inaba, Keiko Tsukahara, Mie Mochizuki, Emi Sawanobori, Yozo Nakazawa, Kouki Aoyama
BACKGROUND: Cat scratch disease is a common infectious disorder caused by Bartonella henselae that is transmitted primarily by kittens. It typically exhibits a benign and self-limiting course of subacute regional lymphadenopathy and fever lasting two to eight weeks. The most severe complication of cat scratch disease is involvement of the nervous system, such as encephalitis, meningitis, and polyneuritis. Peripheral facial nerve palsy associated with Bartonella infection is rare; few reported pediatric and adult cases exist and the precise pathogenesis is unknown...
September 18, 2017: Brain & Development
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...
October 28, 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
#17
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...
September 2, 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
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August 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674454/territoriality-ensures-paternity-in-a-solitary-carnivore-mammal
#20
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
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