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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351273/understanding-the-legal-trade-of-cattle-and-camels-and-the-derived-risk-of-rift-valley-fever-introduction-into-and-transmission-within-egypt
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Sebastian Napp, Veronique Chevalier, Núria Busquets, Paolo Calistri, Jordi Casal, Mohamed Attia, Rehab Elbassal, Heba Hosni, Hatem Farrag, Noura Hassan, Rasha Tawfik, Sohair Abd Elkader, Shahin Bayomy
Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne zoonosis, which may cause significant losses for the livestock sector and have serious public health implications. Egypt has been repeatedly affected by RVF epidemics, mainly associated to the importation of animals from sub-Saharan countries, where the disease is endemic. The objective of our study was the improvement of the surveillance and control strategies implemented in Egypt. In order to do that, first we evaluated the legal trade of live animals into and within Egypt...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351201/in-vivo-characterisation-of-five-strains-of-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-1-subgenotype-1c
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Rebecca K Ambrose, Jennifer L Gravel, Margaret A Commins, Elizabeth V Fowler, Timothy J Mahony
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus 1 (BVDV-1) is strongly associated with several important diseases of cattle, such as bovine respiratory disease, diarrhoea and haemoragic lesions. To date many subgenotypes have been reported for BVDV-1, currently ranging from subgenotype 1a to subgenotype 1u. While BVDV-1 has a world-wide distribution, the subgenotypes have a more restricted geographical distribution. As an example, BVDV-1 subgenotypes 1a and 1b are frequently detected in North America and Europe, while the subgenotype 1c is rarely detected...
January 19, 2018: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351199/biofilm-forming-potential-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-clinical-mastitis-cases-in-new-zealand
#3
Shirli Notcovich, Gina DeNicolo, Steve H Flint, Norman B Williamson, Kristene Gedye, Alex Grinberg, Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos
Biofilm formation is of growing concern in human and animal health. However, it is still unclear how biofilms are related to mastitis infections in dairy cattle. In this study, a comparison between two tests for biofilm formation and the association between biofilm and the presence of genes associated with biofilm formation were investigated for 92 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from clinical mastitis cases. Congo red agar (CRA) and microtitre test assay (MTA) in vitro phenotypic tests were used to evaluate biofilm formation...
January 19, 2018: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350420/over-expression-of-dec1-inhibits-myogenic-differentiation-by-modulating-myog-activity-in-bovine-satellite-cell
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Yongzhen Huang, Xinsheng Lai, Linyong Hu, Chuzhao Lei, Xianyong Lan, Chunlei Zhang, Yun Ma, Li Zheng, Yue-Yu Bai, Fengpeng Lin, Hong Chen
Differentiated embryo chondrocyte 1 (DEC1), a member of basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor Bhlhe40, also called stimulated by retinoic acid 13, STRA13, plays an important role in the regulation of adipogenesis, tumorigenesis, peripheral circadian output, response to hypoxia and development of metabolic syndrome. Previous studies suggested that DEC1 was involved in skeletal muscle development; however, its precise role in myoblast differentiation has not been determined. In the present study, we showed that DEC1 expressed ubiquitously in different bovine tissues and was down-regulated in differentiated bovine satellite cells...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350168/influenza-d-virus-in-cattle-ireland
#5
Orla Flynn, Clare Gallagher, Jean Mooney, Claire Irvine, Mariette Ducatez, Ben Hause, Guy McGrath, Eoin Ryan
We detected influenza D virus in 18 nasal swab samples from cattle in Ireland that were clinically diagnosed with respiratory disease. Specimens were obtained from archived samples received for routine diagnosis during 2014-2016. Sequencing showed that viruses from Ireland clustered with virus sequences obtained in Europe within the D/swine/OK/1334/2011 clade.
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349845/effects-of-intravenous-tryptophan-infusion-on-thermoregulation-in-steers-exposed-to-acute-heat-stress
#6
Madoka Sutoh, Etsuko Kasuya, Ken-Ichi Yayou
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of tryptophan (TRP) supply on the thermoregulatory responses via brain serotonin (5-HT) in cattle. In period 1, 12 Holstein steers were kept under a constant room temperature (22°C) and were administered the intravenous (i.v.) infusion of saline or TRP (38.5 mg/kg/2 h). Changes in rectal temperature (RT), 5-HT concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and other factors involved in thermoregulation were measured. In period 2, the steers received the same treatments as in period 1; however, the room temperature was elevated from 22°C to 33°C during i...
January 19, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347971/detection-and-dissemination-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-experimentally-infected-calves-a-single-test-does-not-tell-the-whole-story
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Alison Burrells, Alessandra Taroda, Marieke Opsteegh, Gereon Schares, Julio Benavides, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Paul M Bartley, Francesca Chianini, Isabella Villena, Joke van der Giessen, Elisabeth A Innes, Frank Katzer
BACKGROUND: Although the detection of Toxoplasma gondii in bovine tissues is rare, beef might be an important source of human infection. The use of molecular techniques, such as magnetic capture qPCR (MC-qPCR), in combination with the gold standard method for isolating the parasite (mouse bioassay), may increase the sensitivity of T. gondii detection in infected cattle. The risk of transmission of the parasite to humans from undercooked/raw beef is not fully known and further knowledge about the predilection sites of T...
January 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346413/genetic-diversity-and-potential-routes-of-transmission-of-mycobacterium-bovis-in-mozambique
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Adelina Machado, Teresa Rito, Solomon Ghebremichael, Nuelma Muhate, Gabriel Maxhuza, Custodia Macuamule, Ivania Moiane, Baltazar Macucule, Angelica Suzana Marranangumbe, Jorge Baptista, Joaquim Manguele, Tuija Koivula, Elizabeth Maria Streicher, Robin Mark Warren, Gunilla Kallenius, Paul van Helden, Margarida Correia-Neves
Bovine tuberculosis is a zoonotic disease with largely unknown impact in Africa, with risk factors such as HIV and direct contact with animals or consumption of Mycobacterium bovis infected animal products. In order to understand and quantify this risk and design intervention strategies, good epidemiological studies are needed. Such studies can include molecular typing of M. bovis isolates. The aim of this study was to apply these tools to provide novel information concerning the distribution of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in Mozambique and thereby provide relevant information to guide policy development and strategies to contain the disease in livestock, and reduce the risk associated with transmission to humans...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346277/vaccinia-virus-in-blood-samples-of-humans-domestic-and-wild-mammals-in-brazil
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Marina G Peres, Thais S Bacchiega, Camila M Appolinário, Acácia F Vicente, Mateus de Souza Ribeiro Mioni, Bruna L D Ribeiro, Clóvis R S Fonseca, Vanessa C Pelícia, Fernando Ferreira, Graziele P Oliveira, Jonatas S Abrahão, Jane Megid
Outbreaks of Vaccinia virus (VACV) affecting cattle and humans have been reported in Brazil in the last 15 years, but the origin of outbreaks remains unknown. Although VACV DNA have been already detected in mice (Mus musculus), opossums (Didelphis albiventris) and dogs during VACV zoonotic outbreaks, no transmission to cattle or humans from any of these were reported during Brazilian outbreaks. In this work, we assessed the PCR positivity to VACV in blood samples of cows and other domestic mammals, wild rodents and other wild mammals, and humans from areas with or without VACV infection reports...
January 18, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346074/a-partial-deletion-within-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-non-structural-protein-3a-causes-clinical-attenuation-in-cattle-but-does-not-prevent-subclinical-infection
#10
Carolina Stenfeldt, Jonathan Arzt, Juan M Pacheco, Douglas P Gladue, George R Smoliga, Ediane B Silva, Luis L Rodriguez, Manuel V Borca
Deletions within the 3A coding region of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) are associated with decreased virulence in cattle; however, the mechanisms are unknown. We compared experimental infection of cattle with virulent FMDV O1Campos (O1Ca) and a mutant derivative (O1Ca∆3A) lacking residues 87-106 of 3A. Unexpectedly, primary infection of the nasopharyngeal mucosa was similar for both viruses. However, while O1Ca caused viremia and fulminant clinical disease, O1Ca∆3A infection was subclinical and aviremic...
January 12, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345125/naturally-acquired-bovine-besnoitiosis-disease-frequency-risk-and-outcome-in-an-endemically-infected-beef-herd
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N S Gollnick, J C Scharr, S Schares, A Bärwald, G Schares, M C Langenmayer
The recent spread of bovine besnoitiosis warrants further epidemiological investigations to improve the knowledge on disease development. Thus, a 4-year longitudinal open cohort study was conducted in the first German cattle herd naturally infected with Besnoitia besnoiti. At seven herd-visits between 2008 and 2012, fourteen breeding bulls (>1.5 years) and 131 females (>1 year) were examined clinically and serologically. In females, clinical and serological prevalences, incidence and remission rates were determined...
January 17, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345073/improving-accuracy-of-genomic-prediction-in-brangus-cattle-by-adding-animals-with-imputed-low-density-snp-genotypes
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F B Lopes, X-L Wu, H Li, J Xu, T Perkins, J Genho, R Ferretti, R G Tait, S Bauck, G J M Rosa
Reliable genomic prediction of breeding values for quantitative traits requires the availability of sufficient number of animals with genotypes and phenotypes in the training set. As of 31 October 2016, there were 3,797 Brangus animals with genotypes and phenotypes. These Brangus animals were genotyped using different commercial SNP chips. Of them, the largest group consisted of 1,535 animals genotyped by the GGP-LDV4 SNP chip. The remaining 2,262 genotypes were imputed to the SNP content of the GGP-LDV4 chip, so that the number of animals available for training the genomic prediction models was more than doubled...
February 2018: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344956/dispersal-capacity-of-haematopota-spp-and-stomoxys-calcitrans-using-a-mark-release-recapture-approach-in-belgium
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L Lempereur, C Sohier, F Smeets, F Maréchal, D Berkvens, M Madder, F Francis, B Losson
The dispersion potential of mechanical vectors is an important factor in the dissemination of pathogens. A mark-release-recapture experiment was implemented using two groups (unfed and partially fed) of the Tabanidae (Diptera) (Haematopota spp.) and biting Muscidae (Diptera) (Stomoxys calcitrans) most frequently collected in Belgium in order to evaluate their dispersion potential. In total, 2104 specimens of Haematopota spp. were collected directly from horses and 5396 S. calcitrans were collected in a cattle farm using hand-nets...
January 18, 2018: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344824/brucellosis-risk-in-urban-and-agro-pastoral-areas-in-tanzania
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Shingo Asakura, George Makingi, Rudovick Kazwala, Kohei Makita
Epidemiology of human and animal brucellosis may depend on ecological conditions. A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare prevalence and risk factors of bovine brucellosis, and risky behaviours for the human infection between urban and agro-pastoral areas in Morogoro region, Tanzania. Cattle blood sampling and interviews using a structured questionnaire were conducted with farmers. Rose-Bengal test was conducted for the cattle sera, and positive samples were confirmed with competitive ELISA. Farm-level sero-prevalences were 0...
January 17, 2018: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344801/toxoplasma-gondii-in-sympatric-domestic-and-wild-ungulates-in-the-mediterranean-ecosystem
#15
S Almería, O Cabezón, J Paniagua, D Cano-Terriza, S Jiménez-Ruiz, A Arenas-Montes, J P Dubey, I García-Bocanegra
Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic protozoan of worldwide distribution. The present study provides information on risk factors affecting T. gondii infection in domestic and free-ranging wild ungulates sharing habitats in Mediterranean ecosystems in Spain. Serum samples from 482 extensively reared domestic ruminants and 2351 wild ungulates were tested for T. gondii antibodies using the modified agglutination test (MAT, cut-off 1:25). Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence was 41.2% of 194 sheep, 18.6% of 199 cattle and 5...
January 17, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344353/effects-of-tnf-receptor-blockade-on-in-vitro-cell-survival-and-response-to-negative-energy-balance-in-dairy-cattle
#16
C A Martel, L K Mamedova, J E Minton, M Garcia, C Legallet, B J Bradford
Background: Associative data and some controlled studies suggest that the inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α can induce fatty liver in dairy cattle. However, research demonstrating that TNFα is a necessary component in the etiology of bovine fatty liver is lacking. The aim of this work was to evaluate whether blocking TNFα signaling with a synthetic cyclic peptide (TNF receptor loop peptide; TRLP) would improve liver metabolic function and reduce triglyceride accumulation during feed restriction...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343690/experimental-infection-of-cattle-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-shows-the-attenuation-of-the-human-tubercle-bacillus-for-cattle
#17
Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Stefan Berg, Adam Whelan, Sebastien Holbert, Florence Carreras, Francisco J Salguero, Bhagwati L Khatri, Kerri Malone, Kevin Rue-Albrecht, Ronan Shaughnessy, Alicia Smyth, Gobena Ameni, Abraham Aseffa, Pierre Sarradin, Nathalie Winter, Martin Vordermeier, Stephen V Gordon
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) is the collective term given to the group of bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in mammals. It has been reported that M. tuberculosis H37Rv, a standard reference MTBC strain, is attenuated in cattle compared to Mycobacterium bovis. However, as M. tuberculosis H37Rv was isolated in the early 1930s, and genetic variants are known to exist, we sought to revisit this question of attenuation of M. tuberculosis for cattle by performing a bovine experimental infection with a recent M...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343308/invited-review-genomic-selection-for-small-ruminants-in-developed-countries-how-applicable-for-the-rest-of-the-world
#18
R Mrode, G M Tarekegn, J M Mwacharo, A Djikeng
Improved management and use of estimated breeding values in breeding programmes, have resulted in rapid genetic progress for small ruminants (SR) in Europe and other developed countries. The development of single nucleotide polymorphisms chips opened opportunities for genomic selection (GS) in SR in these countries. Initially focused on production traits (growth and milk), GS has been extended to functional traits (reproductive performance, disease resistance and meat quality). The GS systems have been characterized by smaller reference populations compared with those of dairy cattle and consisting mostly of cross- or multi-breed populations...
January 18, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343295/cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-from-cattle-sharing-the-same-mhc-class-i-haplotype-and-immunized-with-live-theileria-parva-sporozoites-differ-in-antigenic-specificity
#19
Lucilla Steinaa, Nicholas Svitek, Elias Awino, Rosemary Saya, Philip Toye
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess whether cytotoxic T cells (CTL) generated by the live vaccine, known as "ITM Muguga cocktail", which is used for the cattle disease East Cost fever (ECF) in Sub-Saharan Africa, showed a broad reactivity against many different strains of the causative parasite Theileria parva. We also assessed whether immune responses were similar in cattle expressing the same MHC class I haplotypes. RESULTS: The antigenic specificity of CTL from MHC class I-matched cattle vaccinated with the Muguga cocktail were different...
January 17, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340871/neurotoxicity-of-prosopis-juliflora-from-natural-poisoning-to-mechanism-of-action-of-its-piperidine-alkaloids
#20
Victor Diogenes Amaral da Silva, André Mario Mendes da Silva, Juliana Helena Castro E Silva, Silvia Lima Costa
Prosopis juliflora was introduced in northeastern Brazil in the 1940s, and since then, it has been available as an alternative for animal nutrition. However, the consumption of P. juliflora as main or sole source of food causes an illness in animals known locally as "cara torta" disease. Cattle and goats experimentally intoxicated presents neurotoxic damage in the central nervous system. Histologic lesions were mainly characterized by vacuolation and loss of neurons in trigeminal motor nuclei. Furthermore, mitochondrial damage in neurons and gliosis was reported in trigeminal nuclei of intoxicated cattle...
January 16, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
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