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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718360/inflammatory-myopathy-in-horses-with-chronic-piroplasmosis
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Maria P Pasolini, Teresa B Pagano, Alessandro Costagliola, Davide De Biase, Barbara Lamagna, Luigi Auletta, Gerardo Fatone, Michele Greco, Pierpaolo Coluccia, Veneziano Veneziano, Claudio Pirozzi, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Pasquale Santoro, Giuseppe Manna, Serenella Papparella, Orlando Paciello
Horses affected by chronic piroplasmosis may develop poor performance and muscle atrophy. Here we investigate the pathological and immunopathological aspects of myopathy occurring in chronic equine piroplasmosis. The study included 16 horses serologically positive for equine piroplasms presenting with clinical signs and supporting serum biochemical evidence of a myopathy. Skeletal muscle was evaluated by histopathology, immunohistochemistry, indirect immunofluorescence, and molecular detection of piroplasms and inflammatory cytokines in skeletal muscle...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715146/identification-of-hypoglycin-a-binding-adsorbents-as-potential-preventive-measures-in-co-grazers-of-atypical-myopathy-affected-horses
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T Krägeloh, J M V Cavalleri, J Ziegler, J Sander, M Terhardt, G Breves, A Cehak
BACKGROUND: Intestinal absorption of hypoglycin A (HGA) and its metabolism are considered major prerequisites for atypical myopathy (AM). The increasing incidence and the high mortality rate of AM urgently necessitate new therapeutic and/or preventative approaches. OBJECTIVES: To identify a substance for oral administration capable of binding HGA in the intestinal lumen, and effectively reducing the intestinal absorption of the toxin. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental in vitro study...
July 17, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714189/esthesiometric-evaluation-of-corneal-analgesia-after-topical-application-of-1-morphine-sulfate-in-normal-horses
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Emma Gordon, Christy Sandquist, Christopher K Cebra, Jerry Heidel, Keith Poulsen, John W Schlipf
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether topical ocular application of 1% morphine sulfate would change corneal sensitivity and to identify the duration of action. ANIMAL STUDIED: Eight healthy adult horses. PROCEDURE: Corneal touch threshold (CTT) was measured in the center of one randomly selected eye of each horse by Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer (Luneau Cochet-Bonnet Esthesiometer; Western Ophthalmics, Lynnwood, WA, USA). Immediately following baseline CTT measurement, 0...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703351/a-comparative-study-between-responses-of-isolated-bovine-and-equine-digital-arteries-to-vasoactive-mediators
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C Zizzadoro, M Caruso, S Punzi, G Crescenzo, F Zongoli, C Belloli
Hemodynamic perturbations, partly resulting from abnormal vasoconstriction of digital vessels, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of bovine and equine laminitis. This study compared the responsiveness of isolated bovine (BDA) and equine (EDA) digital arteries to pharmacological agents that stimulate receptor systems involved in the regulation of normal vessel tone. The role of the endothelium and the short- and longer-term effects of an experimentally induced endothelial damage were also evaluated. Species-related differences were found in the vessel reactivity to all of the receptor agonists tested...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701287/effects-of-sex-pregnancy-and-season-on-insulin-secretion-and-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-horses
#5
Elisabeth Beythien, Manuela Wulf, Natascha Ille, Jörg Aurich, Christine Aurich
In pregnant mares, peripheral insulin antagonism channels glucose preferentially to the foetus. On the other hand, horses reduce their metabolic activity in winter. Taking these aspects of equine pregnancy and metabolism together, we hypothesized that glucose clearance from blood and the insulin response to glucose do not only change throughout gestation but also with season. To test this hypothesis, the glucose and insulin response to an oral glucose test and relative insulin release were analysed in pregnant mares (n=12) and in geldings (n=10) as controls...
July 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697873/toxoplasma-gondii-seroprevalence-and-association-with-equine-protozoal-myeloencephalitis-a-case-control-study-of-californian-horses
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K E James, W A Smith, A E Packham, P A Conrad, N Pusterla
While toxoplasmosis is not commonly considered a clinical disease of equines, previous seroprevalence studies have reported differing background rates of Toxoplasma gondii infection in horses globally. The objective of this study was to evaluate possible associations between T. gondii seroprevalence and clinical signs of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. Using a case-control study design, 720 Californian horses with neurologic signs compatible with EPM were compared to healthy, non-neurologic horses for the presence of T...
June 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685927/altering-equine-corneal-fibroblast-differentiation-through-smad-gene-transfer
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Todd L Marlo, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Ratnakar Tripathi, Ajay Sharma, Rajiv R Mohan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of equine corneal fibroblast (ECF) to myofibroblast (ECM) differentiation by altering the expression of the Smad genes either individually or in combination. Specifically, we sought to examine the ECF differentiation after (a) silencing of Smad2, 3, and 4 profibrotic genes individually and (b) overexpression of antifibrotic Smad7 gene and in a combination with pro- and antifibrotic Smad genes. METHODS: Equine corneal fibroblast primary cultures were generated as previously described...
July 6, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679463/expanded-equine-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-exhibit-higher-meiotic-competence-and-lower-glucose-consumption-than-compact-cumulus-oocyte-complexes
#8
L González-Fernández, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, M G Alves, P F Oliveira, S Macedo, A Gutiérrez-Adán, A Rocha, B Macías-García
Equine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) are classified as compact (cCOC) or expanded (eCOC) and vary in their meiotic competence. This difference could be related to divergent glucose metabolism. To test this hypothesis in the present study, eCOCs, cCOCs and expanded or compact mural granulosa cells (EC and CC respectively) were matured in vitro for 30h, at which time maturation rate, glucose metabolism and the expression of genes involved in glucose transport, glycolysis, apoptosis and meiotic competence were determined...
July 6, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671067/the-antimicrobial-activity-of-bupivacaine-lidocaine-and-mepivacaine-against-equine-pathogens-an-investigation-of-40-bacterial-isolates
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D M T Adler, P Damborg, D R Verwilghen
Lameness is the most commonly reported health problem in horses, and lameness investigations which include local anaesthetic injections are routinely performed by equine practitioners. Through this process, bacteria can enter the tissues perforated by the needle and may cause local infections at the injection site. The objective of this in vitro study was to investigate if local anaesthetics at concentrations available in commercially available solutions could inhibit growth and/or kill bacteria that could be inoculated into the synovial space or soft tissues during injection...
May 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648789/detection-of-west-nile-virus-and-other-common-equine-viruses-in-three-locations-from-the-leeward-islands-west-indies
#10
Pompei Bolfa, Isaac Jeon, Amanda Loftis, Teresa Leslie, Silvia Marchi, Fortune Sithole, Cecile Beck, Sylvie Lecollinet, Stephan Zientara, Aymeric Hans, Charles J Issel
Equines in the West Indies are used for recreational purposes, tourism industry, racing and agriculture or can be found in feral populations. Little is known in the Caribbean basin about the prevalence of some major equine infectious diseases, some with zoonotic potential, listed as reportable by the OIE. Our objective was to study the prevalence of antibodies for West Nile Virus (WNV), Equine Herpes Virus-1 and 4 (EHV-1 and EHV-4), Equine Influenza (EI), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV) using a retrospective serological convenience study...
June 22, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637468/chorioallantoic-membranes-of-embryonated-chicken-eggs-as-an-alternative-system-for-isolation-of-equine-influenza-virus
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Ilona Marcelina Gora, Malgorzata Kwasnik, Jan Franciszek Zmudzinski, Wojciech Rozek
BACKGROUND: Influenza virus isolation in embryonated chicken eggs (ECEs) is not applicable for rapid diagnosis, however it allows the recovery and propagation of the viable virus. A low number of infectious virus particles in the swabs, poor quality of samples or individual strain properties can lead to difficulties during the virus isolation process. We propose to utilize chorioallantoic membranes (CAM) of ECEs with the assistance of real-time RT PCR to facilitate equine influenza virus isolation...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636747/do-different-characteristics-of-two-emasculators-make-the-difference-in-equine-castration
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F Comino, G Giusto, V Caramello, M Gandini
BACKGROUND: Serra and Reimer emasculators are frequently used during equine orchiectomy. They differ in their jaw profile and haemostatic mechanism provided. OBJECTIVES: (1) To evaluate whether there is a difference between the haemostatic capacity of Reimer and Serra emasculators in open and closed castration and (2) compare haemostatic capacity of each emasculator in both open and closed castration; (3) to assess whether there is a difference in the tensile strength of the parietal tunic when using a Reimer emasculator or a Serra emasculator in closed castration...
June 21, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627065/evaluation-of-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-system-to-simulate-equine-foregut-digestion-and-the-influence-of-acidity-on-protein-and-fructan-degradation-in-the-horse-s-stomach
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S Strauch, B Wichert, J M Greef, D Hillegeist, A Zeyner, A Liesegang
The aim of this study was to improve an in vitro system in order to gather optimized information on the digestion of different forages in the horse's upper gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, foregut digestion of several forages was simulated in vitro (Part 1). The effect of different pH values on in vitro fructan degradation of two selected grasses (Part 2) was tested subsequently. Part 1: We hypothesized that our system produces representative results simulating digestive processes in the upper alimentary tract, but neglects microbial fermentation...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621903/histological-assessment-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-precursor-protein-immunolabelled-rectal-biopsies-aids-diagnosis-of-equine-grass-sickness
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R C Jago, S Scholes, T S Mair, G R Pearson, R S Pirie, I Handel, E M Milne, F Coyle, B C McGorum
BACKGROUND: An accurate, minimally invasive, ante mortem, diagnostic test for equine grass sickness (EGS) is currently lacking. While histological examination of haematoxylin-eosin stained rectal biopsies for chromatolytic neurons is insensitive as a diagnostic test for EGS, we hypothesised that the diagnostic accuracy could be improved by immunolabelling for β-amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) which has increased expression in cranial cervical ganglia (CCG) neuronal perikarya in EGS...
June 16, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616790/serological-survey-for-brucella-antibodies-in-donkeys-of-north-eastern-nigeria
#15
A O Tijjani, A U Junaidu, M D Salihu, A A Farouq, O O Faleke, S G Adamu, H I Musa, I U Hambali
A cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted to determine seroprevalence and risk factors influencing the presence of Brucella antibodies in donkeys of Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. The study aimed at providing baseline information that may be used in planning a control policy against equine brucellosis. Blood samples were collected from 601 donkeys, comprised of 374 males and 227 females from the six agricultural zones of the state between March 2013 and September 2014. The sera obtained were tested for Brucella antibodies using Rose Bengal plate test (RBPT) and competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA)...
June 14, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616500/an-outbreak-of-psittacosis-at-a-veterinary-school-demonstrating-a-novel-source-of-infection
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Jocelyn Chan, Bridget Doyle, James Branley, Vicky Sheppeard, Melinda Gabor, Kerri Viney, Helen Quinn, Orly Janover, Michael McCready, Jane Heller
In November 2014, New South Wales Health was notified of a cluster of respiratory illness in a veterinary school. Active case finding identified another case at a local equine stud. All cases had exposure to the equine fetal membranes of Mare A. This tissue subsequently tested positive for Chlamydia psittaci using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. We conducted a cohort study of the university and stud farm staff to determine risk factors for disease. Nine people were exposed to the fetal membranes of Mare A...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605963/a-molecular-and-haematological-study-of-theileria-equi-in-balkan-donkeys
#17
Dajana Davitkov, Darko Davitkov, Milos Vucicevic, Ljubodrag Stanisic, Milena Radakovic, Uros Glavinic, Zoran Stanimirovic
Equine piroplasmosis in donkeys has been recognised as a serious problem of major economic importance. The present molecular study is the first investigation of the presence of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi in Balkan donkeys and of the possible haematological alterations related to it. A total of 70 apparently healthy donkeys from Serbia were included in this study. The overall prevalence of T. equi infection in donkeys tested with multiplex PCR was 50%. There was no B. caballi-positive sample. Infections in donkeys included in this study seem to be associated with decreased red blood cell count, haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit and platelet count, and with increased white blood cell count, mean corpuscular haemoglobin and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration...
June 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597994/corneal-sensitivity-and-tear-production-in-108-horses-with-ocular-disease
#18
Kelly E Knickelbein, Nicole M Scherrer, Mary Lassaline
PURPOSE: To compare corneal sensitivity and tear production in horses with keratitis to horses with other ocular disease. METHOD: Retrospective medical record review was used to identify equine patients presented during a 1-year period for an ocular complaint who had Schirmer Tear Test (STT) or Corneal Touch Threshold (CTT) measured. Variables studied included patient age and sex; affected eye; category of presenting ocular complaint (keratitis vs. other ocular complaint); STT; and CTT...
June 9, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597211/characterization-and-use-of-equine-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-equine-cartilage-engineering-study-of-their-hyaline-cartilage-forming-potential-when-cultured-under-hypoxia-within-a-biomaterial-in-the-presence-of-bmp-2-and-tgf-%C3%A3-1
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Thomas Branly, Lélia Bertoni, Romain Contentin, Rodolphe Rakic, Tangni Gomez-Leduc, Mélanie Desancé, Magalie Hervieu, Florence Legendre, Sandrine Jacquet, Fabrice Audigié, Jean-Marie Denoix, Magali Demoor, Philippe Galéra
Articular cartilage presents a poor capacity for self-repair. Its structure-function are frequently disrupted or damaged upon physical trauma or osteoarthritis in humans. Similar musculoskeletal disorders also affect horses and are the leading cause of poor performance or early retirement of sport- and racehorses. To develop a therapeutic solution for horses, we tested the autologous chondrocyte implantation technique developed on human bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on horse BM-MSCs. This technique involves BM-MSC chondrogenesis using a combinatory approach based on the association of 3D-culture in collagen sponges, under hypoxia in the presence of chondrogenic factors (BMP-2 + TGF-β1) and siRNA to knockdown collagen I and HtrA1...
June 9, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583184/effect-of-single-intralesional-treatment-of-surgically-induced-equine-superficial-digital-flexor-tendon-core-lesions-with-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-a-controlled-experimental-trial
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Florian Geburek, Florian Roggel, Hans T M van Schie, Andreas Beineke, Roberto Estrada, Kathrin Weber, Maren Hellige, Karl Rohn, Michael Jagodzinski, Bastian Welke, Christof Hurschler, Sabine Conrad, Thomas Skutella, Chris van de Lest, René van Weeren, Peter M Stadler
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is a promising source of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for the treatment of tendon disease. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of a single intralesional implantation of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AT-MSCs) on artificial lesions in equine superficial digital flexor tendons (SDFTs). METHODS: During this randomized, controlled, blinded experimental study, either autologous cultured AT-MSCs suspended in autologous inactivated serum (AT-MSC-serum) or autologous inactivated serum (serum) were injected intralesionally 2 weeks after surgical creation of centrally located SDFT lesions in both forelimbs of nine horses...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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