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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651344/uterine-responses-to-early-pre-attachment-embryos-in-the-domestic-dog-and-comparisons-with-other-domestic-animal-species
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Felix R Graubner, Aykut Gram, Ewa Kautz, Stefan Bauersachs, Selim Aslan, Ali R Agaoglu, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
In the dog there is no luteolysis in the absence of pregnancy. Thus, this species lacks any anti-luteolytic endocrine signal as found in other species that modulate uterine function during the critical period of pregnancy establishment. Nevertheless, in the dog an embryo-maternal communication must occur in order to prevent rejection of embryos. Based on this hypothesis, we performed microarray analysis of canine uterine samples collected during pre-attachment phase (days 10-12) and in corresponding non-pregnant controls, in order to elucidate the embryo attachment signal...
June 23, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651140/comparison-of-kinetic-analysis-methods-in-thermal-decomposition-of-cattle-manure-by-themogravimetric-analysis
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Guanyi Chen, Sirong He, Zhanjun Cheng, Yanan Guan, Beibei Yan, Wenchao Ma, Dennis Y C Leung
The thermogravimetric (TG) experiments of cattle manure were carried out from room temperature to 900°C at five different heating rates (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50°C/min) and the kinetics of the main decomposition process were analyzed with different methods. TG curves indicate that the major decomposition process of cattle manure could be roughly divided into three stages. The average activation energy of each stage calculated by Coats-Redfern method are 68.95, 2.63 and 55.32kJ/mol respectively. The kinetic parameters given by Distributed Activation Energy Model method, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa method and Vyazovkin method are all show that the activation energies keep stable (at around 122...
June 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651072/understanding-the-quality-of-typical-and-atypical-dark-cutting-beef-from-heifers-and-steers
#3
S Mahmood, B C Roy, I L Larsen, J L Aalhus, W T Dixon, H L Bruce
Dark cutting beef with pH <6.0 may have glucidic potential approaching that of normal beef but has increased toughness that may also be influenced by cattle sex and carcass characteristics. Beef longissimus thoracis (LT) from normal (Canada AA; n=24), and typical (TB4; pH>5.9, n=20) and atypical (AB4; pH<5.9, n=20) dark cutting carcasses were analyzed to investigate relationships between beef quality, pH, glucidic potential and carcass characteristics. Results indicated that reduced lactate and glucidic potential were accompanied by increased pH and reduced L*, a* and b* values...
June 17, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650693/healthy-bovines-as-reservoirs-of-major-pathogenic-lineages-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-portugal
#4
Teresa Conceição, Hermínia de Lencastre, Marta Aires-de-Sousa
The nosocomial prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Portugal is close to 50% and remains one of the highest in Europe. MRSA reservoirs in the animal setting in Portugal have been very poorly investigated, namely among animal husbandry. A total of 52 samples (nasal, inguinal region, and milk) were obtained from bovine animals and analyzed for the presence of S. aureus. The isolates were characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), spa typing, SCCmec typing, and multilocus sequence typing and tested for antimicrobial susceptibility, presence of mecA and mecC genes, and virulence determinants...
June 26, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650235/evaluation-of-infrared-thermography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-to-predict-heat-stress-events-in-feedlot-cattle
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Ellen M Unruh, Miles E Theurer, Brad J White, Robert L Larson, James S Drouillard, Nora Schrag
OBJECTIVE To determine whether infrared thermographic images obtained the morning after overnight heat abatement could be used as the basis for diagnostic algorithms to predict subsequent heat stress events in feedlot cattle exposed to high ambient temperatures. ANIMALS 60 crossbred beef heifers (mean ± SD body weight, 385.8 ± 20.3 kg). PROCEDURES Calves were housed in groups of 20 in 3 pens without any shade. During the 6 am and 3 pm hours on each of 10 days during a 14-day period when the daily ambient temperature was forecasted to be > 29...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649238/clostridium-chauvoei-an-evolutionary-dead-end-pathogen
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Lorenz Rychener, Saria InAlbon, Steven P Djordjevic, Piklu R Chowdhury, Rosangela E Ziech, Agueda C de Vargas, Joachim Frey, Laurent Falquet
Full genome sequences of 20 strains of Clostridium chauvoei, the etiological agent of blackleg of cattle and sheep, isolated from four different continents over a period of 64 years (1951-2015) were determined and analyzed. The study reveals that the genome of the species C. chauvoei is highly homogeneous compared to the closely related species C. perfringens, a widespread pathogen that affects human and many animal species. Analysis of the CRISPR locus is sufficient to differentiate most C. chauvoei strains and is the most heterogenous region in the genome, containing in total 187 different spacer elements that are distributed as 30 - 77 copies in the various strains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649047/high-pressure-processing-improves-the-tenderness-and-quality-of-hot-boned-beef
#7
D Morton, R G Pearson, H Y-Y Lee, S Smithson, S L Mason, R Bickerstaffe
Strip loins from different grades of cattle were subjected to two levels of high pressure processing (HPP) within 1h of slaughter at a commercial meat processing plant and chilled for 1day before freezing. The physical and eating quality characteristics of longissimus thoracis (strip loin) steaks from HPP were compared to meat that was chill aged for 1 or 28days. HPP produced meat after 1day with 60% lower shear force and higher sensory eating quality scores than 1day chill aged meat. Extended chill storage for 28days produced steaks of similar tenderness to HPP meat...
June 16, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647581/development-of-field-applicable-tests-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-candidatus-phytoplasma-oryzae
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Lillian Wambua, Bernd Schneider, Allan Okwaro, Joseph Odhiambo Wanga, Olive Imali, Peninah Nduku Wambua, Lavender Agutu, Cassandra Olds, Chris Stephen Jones, Daniel Masiga, Charles Midega, Zeyaur Khan, Joerg Jores, Anne Fischer
Napier grass Stunt Disease (NSD) is a severe disease of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) in Eastern Africa, caused by the leafhopper-transmitted bacterium Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae. The pathogen severely impairs the growth of Napier grass, the major fodder for dairy cattle in Eastern Africa. NSD is associated with biomass losses of up to 70% of infected plants. Diagnosis of NSD is done by nested PCR targeting the phytoplasma DNA, which is difficult to perform in developing countries with little infrastructure...
June 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646863/fine-mapping-host-genetic-variation-underlying-outcomes-to-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-in-dairy-cows
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S Wilkinson, S C Bishop, A R Allen, S H McBride, R A Skuce, M Bermingham, J A Woolliams, E J Glass
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility to Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle is governed in part by host genetics. However, cattle diagnosed as infected with M. bovis display varying signs of pathology. The variation in host response to infection could represent a continuum since time of exposure or distinct outcomes due to differing pathogen handling. The relationships between host genetics and variation in host response and pathological sequelae following M. bovis infection were explored by genotyping 1966 Holstein-Friesian dairy cows at 538,231 SNPs with three distinct phenotypes...
June 24, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646188/mitochondrial-haplotypes-influence-metabolic-traits-across-bovine-inter-and-intra-species-cybrids
#10
Jikun Wang, Hai Xiang, Langqing Liu, Minghua Kong, Tao Yin, Xingbo Zhao
In bovine species, mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms and their correlation to productive or reproductive performances have been widely reported across breeds and individuals. However, experimental evidence of this correlation has never been provided. In order to identify differences among bovine mtDNA haplotypes, transmitochondrial cybrids were generated, with the nucleus from MAC-T cell line, derived from a Holstein dairy cow (Bos taurus) and mitochondria from either primary cell line derived from a domestic Chinese native beef Luxi cattle breed or central Asian domestic yak (Bos grunniens)...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646151/optimal-surveillance-strategies-for-bovine-tuberculosis-in-a-low-prevalence-country
#11
Kimberly VanderWaal, Eva A Enns, Catalina Picasso, Julio Alvarez, Andres Perez, Federico Fernandez, Andres Gil, Meggan Craft, Scott Wells
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a chronic disease of cattle that is difficult to control and eradicate in part due to the costly nature of surveillance and poor sensitivity of diagnostic tests. Like many countries, bTB prevalence in Uruguay has gradually declined to low levels due to intensive surveillance and control efforts over the past decades. In low prevalence settings, broad-based surveillance strategies based on routine testing may not be the most cost-effective way for controlling between-farm bTB transmission, while targeted surveillance aimed at high-risk farms may be more efficient for this purpose...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645313/molecular-investigation-and-phylogeny-of-anaplasmataceae-species-infecting-domestic-animals-and-ticks-in-corsica-france
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Mustapha Dahmani, Bernard Davoust, Djamel Tahir, Didier Raoult, Florence Fenollar, Oleg Mediannikov
BACKGROUNDS: Corsica is a French island situated in the Mediterranean Sea. The island provides suitable natural conditions to study disease ecology, especially tick-borne diseases and emerging diseases in animals and ticks. The family Anaplasmataceae is a member of the order Rickettsiales; it includes the genera Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia and Wolbachia. Anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis traditionally refer to diseases caused by obligate intracellular bacteria of the genera Anaplasma and Ehrlichia...
June 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645257/relationship-between-nasopharyngeal-and-bronchoalveolar-microbial-communities-in-clinically-healthy-feedlot-cattle
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Mohamed M Zeineldin, James F Lowe, Elsbeth D Grimmer, Maria R C de Godoy, Mohamed M Ghanem, Yassein M Abd El-Raof, Brian M Aldridge
BACKGROUND: The importance of upper airway structure in the susceptibility of the lower respiratory tract to colonization with potential pathogens is well established. With the advent of rapid, high throughput, next generation sequencing, there is a growing appreciation of the importance of commensal microbial populations in maintaining mucosal health, and a realization that bacteria colonize anatomical locations that were previously considered to be sterile. While upper respiratory tract microbial populations have been described, there are currently no published studies describing the normal microbial populations of the bovine lower respiratory tract...
June 23, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644883/effects-of-dietary-inclusion-of-high-concentrations-of-crude-glycerin-on-meat-quality-and-fatty-acid-profile-of-feedlot-fed-nellore-bulls
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Eric H C B van Cleef, André P D'Áurea, Vanessa R Fávaro, Flavia O S van Cleef, Robson S Barducci, Marco T C Almeida, Otávio R Machado Neto, Jane M B Ezequiel
Crude glycerin, the main by-product of biodiesel production, can replace dietary energy sources, such as corn. The objective of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of up to 30% of crude glycerin in dry matter (DM) of the total diets, and its effects on meat quality parameters of feedlot Nellore bulls. Thirty animals (227.7 ± 23.8 kg body weight; 18 months old) were housed in individual pens and fed 5 experimental diets, containing 0, 7.5, 15, 22.5 or 30% crude glycerin (DM basis). After 103 d (21 d adaptation) animals were slaughtered and the Longissimus muscle was collected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643872/circulating-microrna-as-candidates-for-early-embryonic-viability-in-cattle
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K G Pohler, J A Green, L A Moley, S Gunewardena, W T Hung, R R Payton, X Hong, L K Christenson, T W Geary, M F Smith
Blood-borne extracellular vesicles (i.e. exosomes and microvesicles) carrying microRNAs (miRNAs) could make excellent biomarkers of disease and different physiologic states, including pregnancy status. We tested the hypothesis that circulating extracellular vesicle-derived miRNAs might differentiate the pregnancy status of cows that had maintained pregnancy to Day 30 from non-pregnant cows or from those that exhibited embryonic mortality between Days 17-30 of gestation. Cows were randomly assigned for artificial insemination with fertile semen (n= 36) or dead semen (n = 8; control group) on Day 0 (day of estrus)...
June 23, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643617/preselection-statistics-and-random-forest-classification-identify-population-informative-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-cosmopolitan-and-autochthonous-cattle-breeds
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F Bertolini, G Galimberti, G Schiavo, S Mastrangelo, R Di Gerlando, M G Strillacci, A Bagnato, B Portolano, L Fontanesi
Commercial single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays have been recently developed for several species and can be used to identify informative markers to differentiate breeds or populations for several downstream applications. To identify the most discriminating genetic markers among thousands of genotyped SNPs, a few statistical approaches have been proposed. In this work, we compared several methods of SNPs preselection (Delta, F st and principal component analyses (PCA)) in addition to Random Forest classifications to analyse SNP data from six dairy cattle breeds, including cosmopolitan (Holstein, Brown and Simmental) and autochthonous Italian breeds raised in two different regions and subjected to limited or no breeding programmes (Cinisara, Modicana, raised only in Sicily and Reggiana, raised only in Emilia Romagna)...
June 23, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643555/unexpected-detection-of-porcine-rotavirus-c-strains-carrying-human-origin-vp6-gene
#17
Jobin Jose Kattoor, Sharad Saurabh, Yashpal Singh Malik, Shubhankar Sircar, Kuldeep Dhama, Souvik Ghosh, Krisztián Bányai, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Raj Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus C (RVC), a known etiological agent of diarrheal outbreaks, mainly inflicts swine population globally with sporadic incidence in human, cattle, ferret, mink and dog. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate presence of RVC in Indian swine population and characterisation of its selected structural (VP6) and non-structural (NSP4 and NSP5) genes. METHODS: A total of 108 diarrheic samples from different regions of India were used. Isolated RNA was loaded onto polyacrylamide gel to screen for the presence of RVs through the identification of specific electrophoretic genomic migration pattern...
June 23, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642786/signatures-of-selection-for-environmental-adaptation-and-zebu-%C3%A3-taurine-hybrid-fitness-in-east-african-shorthorn-zebu
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Hussain Bahbahani, Abdulfatai Tijjani, Christopher Mukasa, David Wragg, Faisal Almathen, Oyekanmi Nash, Gerald N Akpa, Mary Mbole-Kariuki, Sunir Malla, Mark Woolhouse, Tad Sonstegard, Curtis Van Tassell, Martin Blythe, Heather Huson, Olivier Hanotte
The East African Shorthorn Zebu (EASZ) cattle are ancient hybrid between Asian zebu × African taurine cattle preferred by local farmers due to their adaptability to the African environment. The genetic controls of these adaptabilities are not clearly understood yet. Here, we genotyped 92 EASZ samples from Kenya (KEASZ) with more than 770,000 SNPs and sequenced the genome of a pool of 10 KEASZ. We observe an even admixed autosomal zebu × taurine genomic structure in the population. A total of 101 and 165 candidate regions of positive selection, based on genome-wide SNP analyses (meta-SS, Rsb, iHS, and ΔAF) and pooled heterozygosity (Hp) full genome sequence analysis, are identified, in which 35 regions are shared between them...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642755/vaginal-and-uterine-bacterial-communities-in-postpartum-lactating-cows
#19
Brooke A Clemmons, Sydney T Reese, Felipe G Dantas, Gessica A Franco, Timothy P L Smith, Olusoji I Adeyosoye, Ky G Pohler, Phillip R Myer
Reproductive inefficiency in cattle has major impacts on overall productivity of cattle operations, increasing cost of production, and impacting the sustainability of the cattle enterprise. Decreased reproductive success and associated disease states have been correlated with the presence of specific microbes and microbial community profiles, yet details of the relationship between microbial communities and host physiology are not well known. The present study profiles and compares the microbial communities in the bovine uterus and vagina using 16S rRNA sequencing of the V1-V3 hypervariable region at the time of artificial insemination...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642376/draft-genome-sequence-of-bacillus-sp-strain-cdb3-an-arsenic-resistant-soil-bacterium-isolated-from-cattle-dip-sites
#20
Yiren Yang, Ren Zhang
Bacillus sp. strain CDB3, isolated from cattle dip sites in Australia, is highly resistant to arsenic. It contains 22 arsenic resistance (ars) genes, of which 17 are organized in 3 ars clusters. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of CDB3, which will assist us in understanding the overall ars mechanism.
June 22, 2017: Genome Announcements
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