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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488462/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-performance-dentistry-on-equine-rideability-a-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial
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Sébastien Moine, Shannon Axiak Flammer, Päivi de Jesus Maia-Nussbaumer, Micaël D Klopfenstein Bregger, Vincent Gerber
OBJECTIVE: This study attempted to determine: 1) if degree of dental malocclusion assigned prior to dental treatment was associated with equine rideability, assessed using a standardized score and 2) if performance dentistry improved this score. ANIMALS: Thirty-Eight Franches-Montagnes stallions. METHODS: All horses were examined and assigned a dental malocclusion score by a veterinary dentist and randomized into two groups: sham treatment (Groups S) or performance dentistry including occlusal equilibration (Group D)...
May 10, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460664/the-effect-of-flash-freezing-temperature-on-stallion-sperm-dna-structure
#2
R Serafini, D D Varner, W Bissett, T L Blanchard, S R Teague, C C Love
The effect of flash-freezing storage temperature on stallion sperm DNA has not been evaluated. Commonly, sperm are flash-frozen at various temperatures to preserve sperm DNA prior to analysis. It is unclear whether the temperature at which sperm are frozen and stored may affect the results of DNA assays. In this study, the neutral comet assay was used to evaluate the effect of flash-freezing storage temperature (freezer [-60 °C], dry ice [-78.5 °C], liquid nitrogen [-196 °C]) compared to fresh sperm DNA structure...
June 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450643/ancient-genomic-changes-associated-with-domestication-of-the-horse
#3
Pablo Librado, Cristina Gamba, Charleen Gaunitz, Clio Der Sarkissian, Mélanie Pruvost, Anders Albrechtsen, Antoine Fages, Naveed Khan, Mikkel Schubert, Vidhya Jagannathan, Aitor Serres-Armero, Lukas F K Kuderna, Inna S Povolotskaya, Andaine Seguin-Orlando, Sébastien Lepetz, Markus Neuditschko, Catherine Thèves, Saleh Alquraishi, Ahmed H Alfarhan, Khaled Al-Rasheid, Stefan Rieder, Zainolla Samashev, Henri-Paul Francfort, Norbert Benecke, Michael Hofreiter, Arne Ludwig, Christine Keyser, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Bertrand Ludes, Eric Crubézy, Tosso Leeb, Eske Willerslev, Ludovic Orlando
The genomic changes underlying both early and late stages of horse domestication remain largely unknown. We examined the genomes of 14 early domestic horses from the Bronze and Iron Ages, dating to between ~4.1 and 2.3 thousand years before present. We find early domestication selection patterns supporting the neural crest hypothesis, which provides a unified developmental origin for common domestic traits. Within the past 2.3 thousand years, horses lost genetic diversity and archaic DNA tracts introgressed from a now-extinct lineage...
April 28, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444749/transurethral-removal-of-a-cystic-urolith-in-a-mare-using-a-laparoscopic-specimen-pouch
#4
A J Williamson, A O McKinnon
CASE REPORT: Cystic urolithiasis is the most common form of urolithiasis reported in horses. In contrast to the gelding or stallion, clinical disease is less common in the mare and manual removal techniques are possible because of their shorter, wider urethral anatomy. However, these manual removal techniques can be traumatic and are limited by the size of the urolith. This report describes the use of a commercial laparoscopic specimen pouch to remove a cystic urolith in a mare. CONCLUSION: This approach may allow the extraction of larger uroliths per urethra in the mare, while affording some protection to the mucosa of the bladder neck and urethra...
May 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437733/the-establishment-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-culture-and-drug-screening-systems-for-a-newly-isolated-strain-of-trypanosoma-equiperdum
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Keisuke Suganuma, Shino Yamasaki, Nthatisi Innocentia Molefe, Peter Simon Musinguzi, Batdorj Davaasuren, Ehab Mossaad, Sandagdorj Narantsatsral, Banzragch Battur, Badgar Battsetseg, Noboru Inoue
Dourine is caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum via coitus with an infected horse. Although dourine is distributed in Equidae worldwide and is listed as an internationally important animal disease by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), no effective treatment strategies have been established. In addition, there are no reports on drug discovery, because no drug screening system exists for this parasite. A new T. equiperdum strain was recently isolated from the genital organ of a stallion that showed typical symptoms of dourine...
April 13, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424285/equine-arteritis-virus-has-specific-tropism-for-stromal-cells-and-cd8-t-and-cd21-b-lymphocytes-but-not-glandular-epithelium-at-the-primary-site-of-persistent-infection-in-the-stallion-reproductive-tract
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Mariano Carossino, Alan T Loynachan, Igor F Canisso, R Frank Cook, Juliana R Campos, Bora Nam, Yun Young Go, Edward L Squires, Mats H T Troedsson, Thomas Swerczek, Fabio Del Piero, Ernest Bailey, Peter J Timoney, Udeni B R Balasuriya
Equine arteritis virus (EAV) has a global impact on the equine industry being the causative agent of equine viral arteritis (EVA), a respiratory, systemic, and reproductive disease of equids. A distinctive feature of EAV infection is that it establishes long-term persistent infection in 10 to 70% of infected stallions (carriers). In these stallions, EAV is only detectable in the reproductive tract and viral persistence occurs despite the presence of high serum neutralizing antibodies. Carrier stallions constitute the natural reservoir of the virus as they continuously shed EAV in their semen...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419788/the-italian-stallions-of-cli-value-care-delivery
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Gary M Ansel, Michael R Jaff
Critical Limb ischemia with long segment occlusive disease typically reserved for surgery can be treated with a high degree of success in expert centers via an endovascular approach Nitinol woven stents appear to have high patency with proper deployment in all PAD groups Increased early expense that is associated with decreased re-intervention can be cost effective.
April 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407867/the-relationship-between-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-and-stallion-sperm-function
#8
Christa R Darr, Luis E Moraes, Richard E Connon, Charles C Love, Sheila Teague, Dickson D Varner, Stuart A Meyers
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number has been utilized as a measure of sperm quality in several species including mice, dogs, and humans, and has been suggested as a potential biomarker of fertility in stallion sperm. The results of the present study extend this recent discovery using sperm samples from American Quarter Horse stallions of varying age. By determining copy number of three mitochondrial genes, cytochrome b (CYTB), NADH dehydrogenase 1 (ND1) and NADH dehydrogenase 4 (ND4), instead of a single gene, we demonstrate an improved understanding of mtDNA fate in stallion sperm mitochondria following spermatogenesis...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407865/the-effect-of-dual-hemisphere-breeding-on-stallion-fertility
#9
S R Walbornn, C C Love, T L Blanchard, S P Brinsko, D D Varner
Breeding records were analyzed from 24 Thoroughbred stallions that were subjected to dual-hemisphere breeding (DH), including novice (first-year; NOV; n = 11) and experienced (EXP; n = 13) stallions. Fertility variables included seasonal pregnancy rate, pregnancy rate per cycle, and first-cycle pregnancy rate. In addition, values for book size, total number of covers, distribution of mare type (maiden, foaling, and barren) within a stallion's book, cycles per mare, and mare age were examined. Some data were also categorized by mare type (maiden-M, foaling-F, and barren-B)...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395341/electrophilic-aldehyde-products-of-lipid-peroxidation-selectively-adduct-to-heat-shock-protein-90-and-arylsulfatase-a-in-stallion-spermatozoa%C3%A2
#10
Sally E Hall, R John Aitken, Brett Nixon, Nathan D Smith, Zamira Gibb
Oxidative stress is a major determinant of mammalian sperm function stimulating lipid peroxidation cascades that culminate in the generation of potentially cytotoxic aldehydes. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of such aldehydes on the functionality of stallion spermatozoa. The impact of exposure to exogenous acrolein (ACR) and 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE) was manifested in a highly significant dose- and time-dependent increase in mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS), total cellular ROS, a decrease in sperm motility, and a time-dependent increase in lipid peroxidation...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365926/total-and-free-iodothyronine-changes-in-response-to-transport-of-equidae-equus-asinus-and-equus-caballus
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Esterina Fazio, Pietro Medica, Cristina Cravana, Adriana Ferlazzo
In this study the effects of short distance road transport on total and free iodothyronine changes in 12 stallions (Equus asinus and Equus caballus) were evaluated. Donkeys (n = 6) and horses (n = 6) were transported for a distance of 50 km. Blood samples were collected 1 week before transport in basal conditions, 1 week later immediately before loading, and after transport and unloading. After transport, donkeys showed significant increases in circulating T4 (P≤0.01), fT3 (P≤0.001), and fT4 (P≤0.01) levels; while horses had significant increases in circulating T3, fT3 and fT4 (P≤0...
March 31, 2017: Veterinaria Italiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344405/biochemical-components-of-seminal-plasma-and-their-correlation-to-the-fresh-seminal-characteristics-in-marwari-stallions-and-poitou-jacks
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Thirumala Rao Talluri, Gorakh Mal, Sanjay Kumar Ravi
AIM: To investigate various biochemical components of seminal plasma in Marwari stallions and Poitou Jacks and to find out their correlation with that of the seminal characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, semen was collected from six Marwari stallions and six Poitou jacks aged from 4 to 6 years and with known fertility status. The semen collection from the stallions were collected during the breeding season, i.e., between the months of April and June...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336184/atrial-fibrillation-management-in-a-breeding-stallion
#13
N Heliczer, K Mitchell, O Lorello, J Dauvillier, D Burger, C C Schwarzwald, C Navas de Solis
A 20-year-old warmblood breeding stallion presented to a University practice for semen collection and evaluation was incidentally diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF). Electrocardiogram recordings during breeding revealed inappropriately rapid tachycardia and occasional ventricular premature depolarizations/aberrant ventricular conduction. Transvenous electrical cardioversion was performed. After successful cardioversion the horse displayed supraventricular ectopy and atrial contractile dysfunction and was administered sotalol hydrochloride in an attempt to decrease the risk of AF recurrence...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326634/influence-of-partial-or-total-replacement-of-glycerol-by-alternative-cryoprotectants-in-ghent-freezing-extender-on-post-thaw-sperm-quality-in-stallions
#14
R A De Oliveira, S Budik, C Aurich
Although glycerol is the cryoprotectant most commonly used in stallions, it has also a considerable toxicity for equine sperm. It was the aim of this study to analyse the quality of frozen-thawed stallion semen after complete or partial replacement of glycerol in the freezing extender by alternative cryoprotectants. We hypothesized that partial or total replacement of glycerol by cryoprotectants occurring in cold-resistant frog, insect or plant species results in similar or better semen quality after freezing-thawing...
March 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318536/chromobacterium-violaceum-infection-in-a-horse
#15
Márcia Elisa Hammerschmitt, Veronica Machado Rolim, Gustavo Geraldo Medina Snel, Franciele Maboni Siqueira, David Driemeier, Saulo Petinatti Pavarini
Chromobacterium violaceum is an opportunistic pathogen of mammals that produces characteristic violet pigment in bacterial culture. We report pneumonia and septicaemia caused by C. violaceum in a horse. Necropsy examination was performed on a 3-year-old Quarter Horse stallion with a history of recurrent episodes of pneumonia, fever, dyspnoea and sanguineous nasal discharge. The lungs were not collapsed, but they contained dark red foci mixed with white areas, and multiple nodules of firm consistency. Within the liver and kidney there were randomly distributed, multifocal, white pinpoint lesions (0...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287188/quality-of-seminal-fluids-varies-with-type-of-stimulus-at-ejaculation
#16
E Jeannerat, F Janett, H Sieme, C Wedekind, D Burger
The theory of ejaculate economics was mainly built around different sperm competition scenarios but also predicts that investments into ejaculates depend on female fecundity. Previous tests of this prediction focused on invertebrates and lower vertebrate, and on species with high female reproductive potential. It remains unclear whether the prediction also holds for polygynous mammals with low female reproductive potential (due to low litter size and long inter-birth intervals). We used horses (Equus caballus) to experimentally test whether semen characteristics are adjusted to the oestrous cycle of the mare a stallion is exposed to during few moments before ejaculation...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270191/isolation-and-molecular-characterisation-of-halicephalobus-gingivalis-in-the-brain-of-a-horse-in-piedmont-italy
#17
Maria Domenica Pintore, Francesco Cerutti, Antonio D'Angelo, Cristiano Corona, Paola Gazzuola, Loretta Masoero, Corrado Colombo, Roberto Bona, Carlo Cantile, Simone Peletto, Cristina Casalone, Barbara Iulini
BACKGROUND: A fatal case of meningoencephalitis was reported in a 13-year-old Koninklijk Warmbloed Paard Nederland stallion, suspected of West Nile virus (WNV) infection, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Clinical signs included right head tilt and circling, depression alternated with excitability, fever and lateral strabismus. Combined treatment consisting of dimethylsulfoxide, dexamethasone, sulphonamides and sedative was administered, but because of the poor conditions the horse was euthanatized and submitted for necropsy...
March 7, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238445/pentoxifylline-effects-on-capacitation-and-fertility-of-stallion-epididymal-sperm
#18
P N Guasti, G A Monteiro, R R D Maziero, M T Carmo, J A Dell'Aqua, A M Crespilho, E A Rifai, F O Papa
The aims of this study were to determinate whether pentoxifylline (PTX) increases the motion parameters of fresh and frozen-thawed equine epididymal spermatozoa, to evaluate the tyrosine phosphorylation of frozen-thawed epididymal sperm in the presence of PTX and to determine whether the PTX-treatment of stallion epididymal sperm prior to freezing improves the fertility response of mares to a reduced number of spermatozoa per insemination dose. Fifty epididymis were flushed with a skim milk based extender with or without PTX...
April 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205669/distal-border-synovial-invaginations-of-the-equine-distal-sesamoid-bone-communicate-with-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint
#19
Julien Olive, Marine Videau
OBJECTIVES: Macroscopic studies have suggested a link between distal border synovial invaginations of the navicular bone and the distal interphalangeal joint. However, many practitioners consider that these invaginations are directly and solely related to navicular disease. The objective was to investigate the communication pattern of these synovial invaginations with the synovial compartments of the distal interphalangeal joint and the navicular bursa, using minimally invasive imaging techniques...
February 16, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
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
#20
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
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