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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315936/peptide-binding-motifs-of-two-common-equine-class-i-mhc-molecules-in-thoroughbred-horses
#1
Tobias Bergmann, Mikaela Lindvall, Erin Moore, Eugene Moore, John Sidney, Donald Miller, Rebecca L Tallmadge, Paisley T Myers, Stacy A Malaker, Jeffrey Shabanowitz, Nikolaus Osterrieder, Bjoern Peters, Donald F Hunt, Douglas F Antczak, Alessandro Sette
Quantitative peptide-binding motifs of MHC class I alleles provide a valuable tool to efficiently identify putative T cell epitopes. Detailed information on equine MHC class I alleles is still very limited, and to date, only a single equine MHC class I allele, Eqca-1*00101 (ELA-A3 haplotype), has been characterized. The present study extends the number of characterized ELA class I specificities in two additional haplotypes found commonly in the Thoroughbred breed. Accordingly, we here report quantitative binding motifs for the ELA-A2 allele Eqca-16*00101 and the ELA-A9 allele Eqca-1*00201...
March 18, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287934/seasonal-patterns-in-eastern-equine-encephalitis-virus-antibody-in-songbirds-in-southern-maine
#2
Susan P Elias, Patrick Keenan, Joan L Kenney, Sara R Morris, Kristen M Covino, Sara Robinson, Kimberly A Foss, Peter W Rand, Charles Lubelczyk, Eleanor H Lacombe, John-Paul Mutebi, David Evers, Robert P Smith
The intent of this study was to assess passerine eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEv) seroprevalence during the breeding season in southern Maine by testing songbird species identified in the literature as amplifying hosts of this virus. In 2013 and 2014, we collected serum samples from songbirds at a mainland site and an offshore island migratory stopover site, and screened samples for EEEv antibodies using plaque reduction neutralization tests. We compared seasonal changes in EEEv antibody seroprevalence in young (hatched in year of capture) and adult birds at the mainland site, and also compared early season seroprevalence in mainland versus offshore adult birds...
March 13, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235824/a-nonsense-variant-in-the-st14-gene-in-akhal-teke-horses-with-naked-foal-syndrome
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Anina Bauer, Theresa Hiemesch, Vidhya Jagannathan, Markus Neuditschko, Iris Bachmann, Stefan Rieder, Sofia Mikko, M Cecilia Penedo, Nadja Tarasova, Martina Vitková, Nicolò Sirtori, Paola Roccabianca, Tosso Leeb, Monika M Welle
Naked foal syndrome (NFS) is a genodermatosis in the Akhal-Teke horse breed. We provide the first scientific description of this phenotype. Affected horses had almost no hair and showed a mild ichthyosis. So far, all known NFS affected horses died between a few weeks and 3 years of age. It is not clear whether a specific pathology caused the premature deaths. NFS is inherited as a monogenic autosomal recessive trait. We mapped the disease causing genetic variant to two segments on chromosomes 7 and 27 in the equine genome...
February 24, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224649/sex-chromosomal-abnormalities-associated-with-equine-infertility-validation-of-a-simple-molecular-screening-tool-in-the-purebred-spanish-horse
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G Anaya, A Molina, M Valera, M Moreno-Millán, P Azor, P Peral-García, S Demyda-Peyrás
Chromosomal abnormalities in the sex chromosome pair (ECAX and ECAY) are widely associated with reproductive problems in horses. However, a large proportion of these abnormalities remains undiagnosed due to the lack of an affordable diagnostic tool that allows for avoiding karyotyping tests. Hereby, we developed an STR (single-tandem-repeat)-based molecular method to determine the presence of the main sex chromosomal abnormalities in horses in a fast, cheap and reliable way. The frequency of five ECAX-linked (LEX026, LEX003, TKY38, TKY270 and UCDEQ502) and two ECAY-linked (EcaYH12 and SRY) markers was characterized in 261 Purebred Spanish Horses to determine the efficiency of the methodology developed to be used as a chromosomal diagnostic tool...
February 22, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192783/androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-in-a-family-of-warmblood-horses-caused-by-a-25-bp-deletion-of-the-dna-binding-domain-of-the-androgen-receptor-gene
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G Eastman Welsford, Rikke Munk, Daniel A F Villagómez, Poul Hyttel, W Allan King, Tamas Revay
Testicular feminization, an earlier term coined for describing a syndrome resulting from failure of masculinization of target organs by androgen secretions during embryo development, has been well documented not only in humans but also in the domestic horse. The pathology, actually referred to as androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), has been proposed to follow an X-linked recessive pattern of inheritance in some horse breeds already investigated. Affected individuals are characterized by a female phenotype but with a stallion genotype of 64,XY SRY+ constitution...
2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190504/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-for-infection-with-equine-coronavirus-in-healthy-horses-in-the-usa
#6
L J Kooijman, K James, S M Mapes, M J P Theelen, N Pusterla
Equine coronavirus (ECoV) is considered an enteric pathogen of foals and has only recently been associated with infections in adult horses. Seroprevalence data is needed to better understand the epidemiology of ECoV in adult horses, evaluate diagnostic modalities and develop preventive measures. The objective of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence and selective risk factors for ECoV in 5247 healthy adult horses in the USA, using a recently established and validated IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161600/equine-viral-arteritis-in-breeding-and-sport-horses-in-central-spain
#7
Fatima Cruz-Lopez, Richard Newton, Ana Sanchez-Rodriguez, Joanne Ireland, Lapo Mughini-Gras, Miguel A Moreno, Paloma Fores
Equine viral arteritis (EVA) may have a high economic impact on breeding stud farms due to the occurrence of EVA-associated abortion outbreaks and the ability of the virus to persist in carrier stallions. While the consequences of EVA in premises with sport horses are usually less severe, the first confirmed outbreak of EVA in Spain occurred in a riding club in Barcelona, but no data on the seroprevalence of EVA in sport horses have been reported in Spain. Given the importance of both Spanish Purebred (SP) breeding horses and sport horses for Spain's equine industry, the aim of this study was to determine and compare the seroprevalence of EVA in these two horse populations in central Spain...
January 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161473/first-identification-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-equine-hepacivirus-in-korea
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Ho-Seong Kim, Hyun-Woo Moon, Haan Woo Sung, Hyuk Moo Kwon
Non-primate hepacivirus (NPHV) corresponds a group of isolates recently characterized in horses and dogs that present similar genomic organization and are closely related to hepatitis C virus. Since canine hapacivirus, NPHV identified in dogs, was first discovered in dogs in the United States, equine hepacivirus (EqHV, NPHV identified in horses) has been identified in horses in several countries. However, no epidemiological studies have investigated EqHV in horses in Korea. In this study, a total of 74 (n=74) serum samples collected from horses in four regions of Korea were tested for EqHV RNA using nested RT-PCR...
February 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151085/natural-infection-of-the-south-american-tapir-tapirus-terrestris-by-theileria-equi
#9
Alexandre Welzel Da Silveira, Gustavo Gomes De Oliveira, Leandro Menezes Santos, Lucas Bezerra da Silva Azuaga, Claudia Regina Macedo Coutinho, Jessica Teles Echeverria, Tamires Ramborger Antunes, Carlos Alberto do Nascimento Ramos, Alda Izabel de Souza
Theileria equi is a tick-borne piroplasm considered endemic in equines in Brazil. The cohabitation of domestic and wild animals in areas of extensive cattle breeding favors the close contact between different species and the sharing of vectors and, consequently, pathogens. We report the natural infection of a young South American tapir ( Tapirus terrestris ) by Theileria equi in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Although it was not possible to associate the clinical and hematologic status of the animal with the infection by the protozoan parasite, our report represents an alert on the sharing of pathogens between domestic and wild animals...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132964/isolation-of-equine-herpesvirus-3-ehv-3-from-equine-coital-exanthema-of-two-stallions-and-sero-epidemiology-of-ehv-3-infection-in-japan
#10
Rikio Kirisawa, Yuko Toishi, Ai Akamatsu, Kosuke Soejima, Taisuke Miyashita, Nobuo Tsunoda
In the spring of 2015, two stallions reared in Farms A and B in Hokkaido in Japan showed symptoms of equine coital exanthema. Equine herpesvirus 3 (EHV-3) was isolated from penis swab samples of both stallions, and the isolates from each stallion in Farms A and B were designated as SS-1 and YS-1 strains, respectively. BamHI restriction profiles of SS-1 and Japanese reference strain Iwate-1 were indistinguishable, but the BamHI-A fragment of YS-1 was larger than those of SS-1 and Iwate-1 by 1.9 kbp because of the lack of two BamHI sites...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105630/histopathological-features-of-endometritis-eosinophilica-in-mares
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Anna Lena Grimm, Heinz-Adolf Schoon, Sandra Schöniger
Equine endometritis eosinophilica (EE) is rarely described and its diagnostic criteria are not defined. The aim of this study was to characterize histological features of EE. A data base (1995-2013) was searched for biopsies with increased eosinophils. This study included all biopsies with this diagnosis and representative biopsies without this record. The definition of equine EE was based on criteria for EE in women and the results of the determination of physiological numbers of eosinophils within the equine endometrium...
January 20, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079926/fallen-stock-data-an-essential-source-of-information-for-quantitative-knowledge-of-equine-mortality-in-france
#12
J Tapprest, E Morignat, X Dornier, M Borey, P Hendrikx, B Ferry, D Calavas, C Sala
BACKGROUND: Quantitative information about equine mortality is relatively scarce, yet it could be of great value for epidemiological purposes. In France, data from rendering plants are centralised in the Fallen Stock Data Interchange database (FSDI), managed by the French Ministry of Agriculture, while individual equine data are centralised in the French equine census database, SIRE, managed by the French horse and riding institute (IFCE). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the combined use of the FSDI and the SIRE databases can provide representative and accurate quantitative information on mortality for the French equine population, and to propose enhancements of these databases to improve the quality of the resulting demographic information...
January 12, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928173/incidence-of-post-anesthetic-colic-in-non-fasted-adult-equine-patients
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Patricia A Bailey, Brent A Hague, Michael Davis, Michael D Major, Chad J Zubrod, Jeff E Brakenhoff
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of post-anesthetic colic in non-fasted adult horses undergoing isoflurane inhalant anesthesia for an elective, non-abdominal procedure at a single referral center. Medical records were searched from May 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. Inclusion criteria included non-fasted patients ≥ 2 years of age that were anesthetized for an elective, non-abdominal procedure. The incidence of post-anesthetic colic for this study population was 2.5%. None of the risk factors examined (season, age, gender, breed, surgeon, procedure, recumbency, butorphanol administration, additional surgical complications, and the length of anesthesia) were associated with an increased risk of post-anesthetic colic...
December 2016: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914605/simultaneous-detection-of-recombinant-growth-hormones-in-equine-plasma-by-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-doping-control
#14
Kin-Sing Wong, George H M Chan, Emmie N M Ho, Terence S M Wan
Growth hormone (GH), or somatotropin, is a protein that may enhance physical performance and facilitate growth and wound healing. For this reason, growth hormones and their recombinant analogues are prohibited in human sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and in horseracing under Article 6 of the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering published by the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA). Identifying the illicit use of GHs in both human athletes and racehorses is challenging, especially when differentiating between endogenous and exogenous GHs, and between analogues of GH from different species...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911482/meat-quality-and-intramuscular-fatty-acid-composition-of-catria-horse
#15
Maria Federica Trombetta, Francesco Nocelli, Marina Pasquini
In order to extend scientific knowledge on autochthonous Italian equine meat, the physical-chemical parameters of Catria Horse Longissimus thoracis (LT) muscle and its nutritional characteristics have been investigated. Ten steaks of Catria foal raised at pasture and fattened indoors for 2 months were dissected, and LT muscle was analyzed for chemical composition, total iron, drip loss, colorimetric characteristics, intramuscular fat, fatty acid profile and nutritional indexes. Steak dissection showed that LT muscle accounted for 36...
December 2, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905284/parasites-determined-by-fecal-examination-in-horses-in-erzurum
#16
Hamza Avcıoğlu, Esin Güven, İbrahim Balkaya, Şevki Yavuz, Uğur Abay, Muzaffer Akyüz, Ömer Eltas
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the parasites present in horses belonging to the Erzurum Province. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected from 76 horses of different ages, genders and breeds in Erzurum. Individual fecal samples were collected and examined by flotation and sedimentation methods. RESULTS: The following species were detected: strongylid egg (57.89%), Parascaris equorum (10.52%), Dicrocoelium dendriticum (2.63%), Fasciola spp...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902739/degenerative-suspensory-ligament-desmitis-dsld-in-peruvian-paso-horses-is-characterized-by-altered-expression-of-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-components-in-adipose-derived-stromal-fibroblasts
#17
Wei Luo, John Sandy, Katie Trella, Daniel Gorski, Shuguang Gao, Jun Li, Sabrina Brounts, Jorge Galante, Anna Plaas
Equine degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) in Peruvian Paso horses typically presents at 7-15 years and is characterized by lameness, focal disorganization of collagen fibrils, and chondroid deposition in the body of the ligament. With the aim of developing a test for disease risk (that can be used to screen horses before breeding) we have quantified the expression of 76 TGFβ-signaling target genes in adipose-derived stromal fibroblasts (ADSCs) from six DSLD-affected and five unaffected Paso horses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882682/prevalence-of-equine-hepacivirus-infections-in-france-and-evidence-for-two-viral-subtypes-circulating-worldwide
#18
S Pronost, E Hue, C Fortier, M Foursin, G Fortier, F Desbrosse, F A Rey, P-H Pitel, E Richard, B Saunier
Like hepatitis C virus (HCV) in humans, the newly identified equine hepacivirus (NPHV) displays a predominating liver tropism that may evolve into chronic infections. The genomes of the two viruses share several organizational and functional features and are phylogenetically closest amongst the Hepacivirus genus. A limited amount of data is available regarding the spread of hepacivirus infections in horses. In this study, we asked whether in a more representative sample the prevalence and distribution of NPHV infections in France would resemble that reported so far in other countries...
November 24, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836047/a-study-of-leptospirosis-in-south-african-horses-and-associated-risk-factors
#19
V Simbizi, M N Saulez, A Potts, C Lötter, B Gummow
Most leptospiral infections in horses are asymptomatic; however, acute disease manifestations as well as reproductive failure and recurrent uveitis have been reported. In South Africa, the epidemiology of the disease in horses is not well documented. A serosurvey to determine what serovars were present in horses from Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape Provinces and to get an estimate of the seroprevalence of leptospirosis was carried out from January 2013 until April 2014 with the assistance of four large equine hospitals located in these provinces...
November 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810207/are-horse-age-and-incision-length-associated-with-surgical-site-infection-following-equine-colic-surgery
#20
S J M Darnaud, L L Southwood, H W Aceto, D Stefanovski, L Tomassone, L Zarucco
It is our clinical impression that age and incision length are more strongly associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following colic surgery than skin closure or wound protection method. Therefore, the objective of this observational clinical cohort study was to identify the risks for SSI in horses undergoing colic surgery. Data collection included pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables. Variables with P < 0.2 following univariable analysis were used in a logistic regression multivariable model...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
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