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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821259/the-effect-of-storage-at-ambient-temperature-on-the-feline-fecal-microbiota
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Moran Tal, Adronie Verbrugghe, Diego E Gomez, Charlotte Chau, J Scott Weese
BACKGROUND: Feline fecal microbiota analyses can potentially be impacted by a variety of factors such as sample preparation, sequencing method and bioinformatics analyses. Another potential influence is changes in the microbiota from storage of samples prior to processing. This study examined the effect of ambient temperature exposure on the feline fecal microbiota composition. Fecal samples were collected from 12 healthy cats, within 15 min after defecation. Samples were aliquoted and the first aliquot was frozen at -80 °C within 1 hour of defecation...
August 18, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814155/frequency-of-a-fas-ligand-gene-variant-associated-with-inherited-feline-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-in-british-shorthair-cats-in-new-zealand
#2
D Aberdein, J S Munday, K E Dittmer, R W Heathcott, L A Lyons
AIMS: To determine the frequency of the FAS-ligand gene (FASLG) variant associated with feline autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (FALPS) and the proportion of carriers of the variant in three British shorthair (BSH) breeding catteries in New Zealand. METHODS: Buccal swabs were collected from all cats in two BSH breeding catteries from the South Island and one from the North Island of New Zealand. DNA was extracted and was tested for the presence of the FASLG variant using PCR...
August 16, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813445/transition-of-the-intestinal-microbiota-of-cats-with-age
#3
Hiroaki Masuoka, Kouya Shimada, Tomoyo Kiyosue-Yasuda, Masaharu Kiyosue, Yukie Oishi, Seiji Kimura, Yuji Ohashi, Tomohiko Fujisawa, Kozue Hotta, Akio Yamada, Kazuhiro Hirayama
The transition of intestinal microbiota with age has been well described in humans. However, the age-related changes in intestinal microbiota of cats have not been well studied. In the present study, we investigated the composition of intestinal microbiota of cats in 5 different age groups (pre-weanling, weanling, young, aged, senile) with a culture-based method. For lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, we also quantified with molecular-based method, real-time PCR. The results suggested that the composition of the feline intestinal microbiota changes with age, while the changes were different from those of humans and dogs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813172/rabbit-neutering-in-primary-care-education-insights-from-a-surgical-clinic
#4
Livia Benato, Jennifer Hammond
Involvement in canine and feline surgical neutering clinics is generally considered to be a key element of primary-care veterinary education, yet opportunities for veterinary students to develop their surgical skills with rabbit patients are uncommon. This is despite the fact that rabbits are currently estimated to be the third-most popular companion animal species and the fact that the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) recommends that all non-breeding rabbits be neutered soon after they attain sexual maturity...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812530/feline-herpesvirus-pneumonia-investigations-into-the-pathogenesis
#5
Josep Maria Monne Rodriguez, Gail Leeming, Kernt Köhler, Anja Kipar
Feline herpesvirus type 1 (FeHV-1) is one of the etiological agents of feline respiratory disease. FeHV-1 is an epitheliotropic and cytopathic virus that mainly causes rhinitis and conjunctivitis, although pneumonia is also occasionally seen. In this study, the authors investigated the pathogenesis of FeHV-1-associated pneumonia, comparing natural cases with viral infection of tracheal ring and cell cultures in vitro, using histology, immunohistology, double immunofluorescence, and transmission electron microscopy as investigative tools...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809124/measurement-of-the-normal-feline-pituitary-gland-in-brachycephalic-and-mesocephalic-cats
#6
Thomas Christian Häußler, Kerstin Heike von Pückler, Cetina Thiel, Sylke Enderlein, Klaus Failing, Nele Ondreka, Martin Kramer, Martin Jürgen Schmidt
Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine differences in normal feline pituitary dimensions in brachycephalic and mesocephalic cats as a basis for establishing cryohypophysectomy in cats. Methods Measurements were performed on sagittal T2-weighted and transverse post-gadolinium T1-weighted or T1 3D fast field echo-weighted MRI images. A total of 32 brachycephalic and 27 mesocephalic cats were examined. Inter-observer reproducibility was assessed by t-test and Bland-Altman analysis. Results The cats were 0...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808849/a-rapid-method-for-establishment-of-a-reverse-genetics-system-for-canine-parvovirus
#7
Yongle Yu, Jun Su, Jigui Wang, Ji Xi, Yaping Mao, Qiang Hou, Xiaomei Zhang, Weiquan Liu
Canine parvovirus (CPV) is an important and highly prevalent pathogen of dogs that causes acute hemorrhagic enteritis disease. Here, we describe a rapid method for the construction and characterization of a full-length infectious clone (rCPV) of CPV. Feline kidney (F81) cells were transfected with rCPV incorporating an engineered EcoR I site that served as a genetic marker. The rescued virus was indistinguishable from that of wild-type virus in its biological properties.
August 14, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808666/lipidomic-evaluation-of-feline-neurologic-disease-after-aav-gene-therapy
#8
Heather L Gray-Edwards, Xuntian Jiang, Ashley N Randle, Amanda R Taylor, Taylor L Voss, Aime K Johnson, Victoria J McCurdy, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Daniel S Ory, Douglas R Martin
GM1 gangliosidosis is a fatal lysosomal disorder, for which there is no effective treatment. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy in GM1 cats has resulted in a greater than 6-fold increase in lifespan, with many cats remaining alive at >5.7 years of age, with minimal clinical signs. Glycolipids are the principal storage product in GM1 gangliosidosis whose pathogenic mechanism is not completely understood. Targeted lipidomics analysis was performed to better define disease mechanisms and identify markers of disease progression for upcoming clinical trials in humans...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807033/sponsorship-bias-and-quality-of-randomised-controlled-trials-in-veterinary-medicine
#9
K J Wareham, R M Hyde, D Grindlay, M L Brennan, R S Dean
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard form of evidence for assessing treatment efficacy, but many factors can influence their reliability including methodological quality, reporting quality and funding source. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between funding source and positive outcome reporting in veterinary RCTs published in 2011 and to assess the risk of bias in the RCTs identified. METHODS: A structured search of PubMed was used to identify feline, canine, equine, bovine and ovine clinical trials examining the efficacy of pharmaceutical interventions published in 2011...
August 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805181/larval-development-of-angiostrongylus-chabaudi-the-causative-agent-of-feline-angiostrongylosis-in-the-snail-cornu-aspersum
#10
V Colella, M A Cavalera, G Deak, V D Tarallo, C M Gherman, A D Mihalca, D Otranto
Nematodes of the Angiostrongylidae family, such as Angiostrongylus vasorum and Angiostrongylus cantonensis, may cause potentially life-threatening diseases in several mammal species. Alongside these well-known species, Angiostrongylus chabaudi has been recently found affecting the cardiopulmonary system of domestic and wild cats from Italy, Germany, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria. Nonetheless, significant gaps in the understanding of A. chabaudi epidemiology include the lack of information of species acting as intermediate host and of the morphological description of larval stages...
August 14, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804855/human-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-versus-feline-cardiomyopathy-what-can-we-learn-from-both-veterinary-and-human-medicine
#11
REVIEW
Valentine Prat, Bertrand Rozec, Chantal Gauthier, Benjamin Lauzier
Cardiovascular affections are a growing health burden in human populations. Recent advances in cardiology have improved treatments and outcomes for myocardial infarction and arrhythmias, but other conditions still remain poorly understood. To date, the classical approach to study cardiovascular diseases involves rodent models, despite their strong differences with human cardiac physiology. In this context, this review will focus on the common traits between human and feline cardiac diseases, namely heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and feline cardiomyopathies, respectively...
August 14, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802138/inhibition-of-bioenergetic-metabolism-by-the-combination-of-metformin-and-2-deoxyglucose-highly-decreases-viability-of-feline-mammary-carcinoma-cells
#12
María Florencia Arbe, Chiara Fondello, Lucrecia Agnetti, Gabriel Martín Álvarez, Matías Nicolás Tellado, Gerardo Claudio Glikin, Liliana María Elena Finocchiaro, Marcela Solange Villaverde
Feline mammary carcinoma (FMC) is a highly aggressive pathology that has been proposed as an interesting model of breast cancer disease, especially for the hormone refractory subgroup. Recently, cancer cell metabolism has been described as a hallmark of cancer cells. Here, we investigate the effects and mechanism of metabolic modulation by metformin (MET, anti-diabetic drug), 2-deoxyglucose (2DG, hexokinase inhibitor) or a combination of both drugs, MET/2DG on two established FMC cells lines: AlRB (HER2 (3+) and Ki67<5%) and AlRATN (HER2 (-) and Ki67>15%)...
August 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799265/surgical-excision-of-a-feline-orbital-lacrimal-gland-adenocarcinoma-with-adjunctive-cryotherapy-and-carboplatin-impregnated-bead-implantation
#13
Daniel M Dorbandt, Alycen P Lundberg, Patrick J Roady, Jane A Huey, Heidi Phillips, Ralph E Hamor
The purpose of this report was to discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of a cat with an orbital lacrimal gland adenocarcinoma. A 14.5-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for a firm swelling at the left dorsotemporal orbital rim. The orbital mass was excised with preservation of the globe, and adjunctive cryotherapy was performed. A definitive diagnosis of lacrimal gland adenocarcinoma was obtained after histopathologic evaluation and histochemical staining with periodic acid-Schiff and mucicarmine...
August 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795784/retrospective-evaluation-of-unexpected-events-during-collection-of-blood-donations-performed-with-and-without-sedation-in-cats-2010-2013
#14
Kerry S Doolin, Daniel L Chan, Sophie Adamantos, Karen Humm
OBJECTIVES: Describe unexpected events (UEs) that occurred during blood donation in cats with and without sedation. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study (2010-2013). SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Client-owned healthy cats enrolled in a blood donation program. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Blood collection for transfusion was performed 115 times from 32 cats...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794961/feline-cutaneous-histoplasmosis-the-first-case-report-from-thailand
#15
L Larsuprom, L Duangkaew, C Kasorndorkbua, C Chen, A Chindamporn, N Worasilchai
A 2-year-old, neutered female domestic shorthaired cat presented with a history of multiple papules and nodules on pinnae, nodules on the nose, and chronic wound at the lateral surface of left radial area for four months. Skin biopsy demonstrated moderate numbers of small, oval-to-round, single-walled yeasts inside the macrophages. In addition, PCR confirmed the sequence of Histoplasma capsulatum. This is the first case report of feline cutaneous histoplasmosis in Thailand.
December 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790989/a-proposal-for-a-structural-model-of-the-feline-calicivirus-protease-bound-to-the-substrate-peptide-under-physiological-conditions
#16
Masaru Yokoyama, Tomoichiro Oka, Hirotaka Takagi, Hirotatsu Kojima, Takayoshi Okabe, Tetsuo Nagano, Yukinobu Tohya, Hironori Sato
Feline calicivirus (FCV) protease functions to cleave viral precursor proteins during productive infection. Previous studies have mapped a protease-coding region and six cleavage sites in viral precursor proteins. However, how the FCV protease interacts with its substrates remains unknown. To gain insights into the interactions, we constructed a molecular model of the FCV protease bound with the octapeptide containing a cleavage site of the capsid precursor protein by homology modeling and docking simulation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789691/sex-specific-differences-in-hepatic-and-plasma-lipid-profiles-in-healthy-cats-pre-and-post-spaying-and-neutering-relationship-with-feline-hepatic-lipidosis
#17
Chiara Valtolina, Arie B Vaandrager, Robert P Favier, Maidina Tuohetahuntila, Anne Kummeling, Isabelle Jeusette, Jan Rothuizen, Joris H Robben
BACKGROUND: A link between lipid metabolism and disease has been recognized in cats. Since hepatic lipidosis is a frequent disorder in cats, the aim of the current study was to evaluate liver and plasma lipid dimorphism in healthy cats and the effects of gonadectomy on lipid profiling. From six female and six male cats plasma and liver lipid profiles before and after spaying/neutering were assessed and compared to five cats (three neutered male and two spayed female) diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis...
August 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782421/epidemiologic-survey-of-feline-leukemia-virus-in-domestic-cats-on-tsushima-island-japan-management-strategy-for-tsushima-leopard-cats
#18
Isaac Makundi, Yushi Koshida, Kyohei Kuse, Takahiro Hiratsuka, Jumpei Ito, Takuya Baba, Shinya Watanabe, Maki Kawamura, Yuka Odahara, Ariko Miyake, Hanae Yamamoto, Sawako Kuniyoshi, Manabu Onuma, Kazuo Nishigaki
The Tsushima leopard cat (TLC) Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus, a subspecies of P. bengalensis, is designated a National Natural Monument of Japan, and lives only on Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. TLCs are threatened by various infectious diseases. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) causes a serious infectious disease with a poor prognosis in cats. Therefore, the transmission of FeLV from Tsushima domestic cats (TDCs) to TLCs may threaten the TLC population. We investigated the FeLV infection status of both TDCs and TLCs on Tsushima Island by screening blood samples for FeLV p27 antigen and using PCR to amplify the full-length FeLV env gene...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782181/public-regulatory-databases-as-a-source-of-insight-for-neuromodulation-devices-stimulation-parameters
#19
REVIEW
Doe Kumsa, G Karl Steinke, Gregory F Molnar, Eric M Hudak, Fred W Montague, Shawn C Kelley, Darrel F Untereker, Alan Shi, Benjamin P Hahn, Chris Condit, Hyowon Lee, Dawn Bardot, Jose A Centeno, Victor Krauthamer, Pavel A Takmakov
OBJECTIVE: The Shannon model is often used to define an expected boundary between non-damaging and damaging modes of electrical neurostimulation. Numerous preclinical studies have been performed by manufacturers of neuromodulation devices using different animal models and a broad range of stimulation parameters while developing devices for clinical use. These studies are mostly absent from peer-reviewed literature, which may lead to this information being overlooked by the scientific community...
August 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780424/the-cholesterol-transport-inhibitor-u18666a-inhibits-type-i-feline-coronavirus-infection
#20
Tomomi Takano, Misaki Endoh, Hiroaki Fukatsu, Haruko Sakurada, Tomoyoshi Doki, Tsutomu Hohdatsu
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a feline coronavirus (FCoV)-induced fatal disease in wild and domestic cats. FCoV exists in two serotypes. Type I FCoV is the dominant serotype worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to develop antiviral drugs against type I FCoV infection. We previously reported that type I FCoV is closely associated with cholesterol throughout the viral life cycle. In this study, we investigated whether U18666A, the cholesterol synthesis and transport inhibitor, shows antiviral effects against type I FCoV...
August 3, 2017: Antiviral Research
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