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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720302/clinical-reasoning-in-feline-epilepsy-which-combination-of-clinical-information-is-useful
#1
Gabriela-Dumitrita Stanciu, Rowena Mary Anne Packer, Akos Pakozdy, Gheorghe Solcan, Holger Andreas Volk
We sought to identify the association between clinical risk factors and the diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy (IE) or structural epilepsy (SE) in cats, using statistical models to identify combinations of discrete parameters from the patient signalment, history and neurological examination findings that could suggest the most likely diagnosis. Data for 138 cats with recurrent seizures were reviewed, of which 110 were valid for inclusion. Seizure aetiology was classified as IE in 57% and SE in 43% of cats. Binomial logistic regression analyses demonstrated that pedigree status, older age at seizure onset (particularly >7years old), abnormal neurological examinations, and ictal vocalisation were associated with a diagnosis of SE compared to IE, and that ictal salivation was more likely to be associated with a diagnosis of IE than SE...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720299/cats-with-diabetes-mellitus-have-diastolic-dysfunction-in-the-absence-of-structural-heart-disease
#2
N J Pereira, J Novo Matos, M Baron Toaldo, U Bartoszuk, N Summerfield, A Riederer, C Reusch, T M Glaus
Diabetes mellitus (DM) can result in cardiovascular dysfunction and heart failure characterized by diastolic dysfunction with or without the presence of systolic dysfunction in people and laboratory animals. The objective of this prospective study was to determine if cats with newly diagnosed DM had myocardial dysfunction and, if present, whether it would progress if appropriate antidiabetic therapy was commenced. Thirty-two diabetic cats were enrolled and received baseline echocardiographic examination; of these, 15 cats were re-examined after 6 months...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720294/papillomaviruses-in-dogs-and-cats
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REVIEW
John S Munday, Neroli A Thomson, Jennifer A Luff
Papillomaviruses (PVs) cause disease in both dogs and cats. In dogs, PVs are thought to cause oral papillomatosis, cutaneous papillomas and canine viral pigmented plaques, whereas PVs have been rarely associated with the development of oral and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas in this species. In cats, PVs are currently thought to cause oral papillomas, feline viral plaques, Bowenoid in situ carcinomas and feline sarcoids. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence that PVs may also be a cause of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas in cats...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718733/diagnostic-utility-of-renal-fine-needle-aspirate-cytology-and-ultrasound-in-the-cat
#4
Camille A McAloney, Leslie C Sharkey, Daniel A Feeney, Davis M Seelig
Objectives The primary objective of this study was to retrospectively assess the diagnostic utility of feline renal fine-needle aspiration cytology by assessing diagnostic yield, cytologic characteristics and diagnostic accuracy. The secondary objective was to characterize ultrasonographic features of sampled kidneys to determine if they influenced diagnostic yield. Methods Slides, images and patient data were collected from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center database. Slides were designated as diagnostic or non-diagnostic...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716190/risk-factors-for-underweight-and-overweight-in-cats-in-metropolitan-sydney-australia
#5
Kendy T Teng, Paul D McGreevy, Jenny-Ann L M L Toribio, David Raubenheimer, Kim Kendall, Navneet K Dhand
Obesity is regarded as one of the most significant welfare issues in companion animals. Some risk factors affecting body condition in cats have been determined, but many remain controversial. The current study aimed to investigate the risk factors for overweight and underweight in cats in metropolitan Sydney. Electronic patient records for 11 years (2005-2015) were acquired from a feline primary practice in metropolitan Sydney. The 9-point body condition score (BCS) evaluation in each visit was classified into three groups: underweight (1-3), ideal-weight (4-6) and overweight (7-9)...
September 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716129/current-knowledge-on-feline-injection-site-sarcoma-treatment
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Anna Wojtalewicz, Roman Lechowski
Feline injection-site sarcomas (FISS) are malignant skin tumours of mesenchymal origin, the treatment of which is a challenge for veterinary surgeons. The role of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in FISS treatment has been studied, and a correlation between "clean" surgical margins and disease-free survival has been shown. In addition, clean surgical margins are one of the most important factors for achieving a low recurrence rate. The most effective method of FISS treatment includes combining radical surgery with pre- or postoperative radiotherapy...
July 17, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714062/splitting-the-difference-new-insights-into-distinguishing-features-of-human-versus-feline-models-of-adaptive-locomotor-control
#7
James M Finley
If you open most any neuroscience textbook and begin reading about the neural control of locomotion, you are almost guaranteed to find information gleaned from experimental studies of cats with spinal transections. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708492/development-and-proliferation-of-feline-endometrial-glands-from-fetal-life-to-ovarian-cyclicity
#8
Mariana Lopez Merlo, Marcela Faya, Marcelo Priotto, Claudio Barbeito, Cristina Gobello
In this study it was determined the progression of uterine gland development from late gestation to puberty in domestic felids. Cell proliferation patterns for luminal (LE), glandular epithelium (GE) as well as stroma (S) were also described. Twenty-four uteri from female kittens: 45 and 65 days of gestation and 1 to 5, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 weeks postnatally were obtained. Uterine cross-sections were submitted for routine histological and immunohistochemical quantification of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) techniques...
June 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705248/prevention-of-feline-leishmaniosis-with-an-imidacloprid-10-flumethrin-4-5-polymer-matrix-collar
#9
Emanuele Brianti, Luigi Falsone, Ettore Napoli, Gabriella Gaglio, Salvatore Giannetto, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Vito Priolo, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Viviana Domenica Tarallo, Fabrizio Solari Basano, Roberto Nazzari, Katrin Deuster, Matthias Pollmeier, Laura Gulotta, Vito Colella, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Domenico Otranto
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is one of the most important vector-borne diseases affecting animals and humans worldwide. Dogs are considered main reservoirs of the zoonotic forms, though in the last years the role of cats as reservoirs has been increasingly investigated. Feline leishmaniosis (FeL) occurs in endemic areas and no specific preventive measures have been investigated so far. In this study the efficacy of a 10% imidacloprid/4.5% flumethrin polymer matrix collar, licensed for tick and flea prevention, has been assessed against FeL in a longitudinal study on 204 privately owned cats from the Aeolian islands (Sicily), an area highly endemic for the disease...
July 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699881/chemical-composition-and-cytotoxicity-of-extracts-of-marjoram-and-rosemary-and-their-activity-against-sporothrix-brasiliensis
#10
Stefanie Bressan Waller, Isabel Martins Madrid, Jéssica Fernanda Hoffmann, Tony Picoli, Marlete Brum Cleff, Fábio Clasen Chaves, Renata Osório de Faria, Mário Carlos Araújo Meireles, João Roberto Braga de Mello
PURPOSE: Motivated by increasing reports of antifungal resistance in human and animal sporotrichosis, this study evaluated the chemical composition, cytotoxicity and anti-Sporothrix brasiliensis activity of extracts of marjoram (Origanum majorana) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). METHODOLOGY: Ten (INF10) and 60 min (INF60) infusions, a decoction and a hydroalcoholic extract (HAE, 70 %) were prepared from both plants (10 % w/v). The extract composition was analysed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and the cytotoxicity was evaluated using a colorimetric assay in canine and feline kidney cells...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698696/is-melatonin-of-value-in-cancer-treatment-experience-with-a-case-of-feline-mammary-carcinoma
#11
Beverly Baxter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697871/patterns-of-antimicrobial-agent-prescription-in-a-sentinel-population-of-canine-and-feline-veterinary-practices-in-the-united-kingdom
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D A Singleton, F Sánchez-Vizcaíno, S Dawson, P H Jones, P J M Noble, G L Pinchbeck, N J Williams, A D Radford
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly important global health threat and the use of antimicrobial agents is a key risk factor in its development. This study describes antimicrobial agent prescription (AAP) patterns over a 2year period using electronic health records (EHRs) from booked consultations in a network of 457 sentinel veterinary premises in the United Kingdom. A semi-automated classification methodology was used to map practitioner defined product codes in 918,333 EHRs from 413,870 dogs and 352,730 EHRs from 200,541 cats, including 289,789 AAPs...
June 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696150/curative-intent-radical-en-bloc-resection-using-a-minimum-of-a-3%C3%A2-cm-margin-in-feline-injection-site-sarcomas-a-retrospective-analysis-of-131-cases
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Nina Müller, Martin Kessler
Objectives Owing to its highly infiltrative growth, feline injection-site sarcoma (FISS) carries a significant risk of local tumour recurrence. Parameters of possible prognostic significance (eg, tumour size and location, resection of de novo vs recurrent tumours, and achievement of tumour-free surgical margins) were examined with regard to their influence on recurrence rate (RR), disease-free interval (DFI) and survival time (ST). Methods This was a retrospective analysis of cats with FISSs located on the chest or abdominal wall or the interscapular region treated in a single institution using a standardised radical resection technique with 3 cm lateral margins and full-thickness body wall resection (tumours over chest/abdominal wall) or a minimum of two fascial planes (interscapular tumours)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691897/intranasal-immunization-with-inactivated-feline-calicivirus-particles-confers-robust-protection-against-homologous-virus-and-suppression-against-heterologous-virus-in-cats
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Hiroaki Sato, Go Sehata, Nobutaka Okada, Kayo Iwamoto, Katsuo Masubuchi, Risa Kainuma, Tatsuki Noda, Tatsuhiko Igarashi, Takuo Sawada, Taichi Noro, Eiji Oishi
The protective efficacy of intranasal (IN) administration of inactivated feline calicivirus (FCV) vaccine against homologous or heterologous FCV infection was investigated. Groups of cats immunized with the experimental inactivated, non-adjuvanted FCV vaccine via either the IN or subcutaneous (SC) route were exposed to homologous or highly heterologous FCV. Both the IN and SC immunization protocols established robust protection against homologous FCV infection. Although neither immunization regimen conferred protection against the heterologous strain, clinical scores and virus titres of oral swabs were lower in cats in the IN group compared to those in the SC group, accompanying a faster neutralizing antibody response against the heterologous virus in cats in the IN group...
July 10, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690428/firms-crowds-and-innovation
#15
Teppo Felin, Karim R Lakhani, Michael L Tushman
The purpose of this article is to suggest a (preliminary) taxonomy and research agenda for the topic of "firms, crowds, and innovation" and to provide an introduction to the associated special issue. We specifically discuss how various crowd-related phenomena and practices-for example, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, user innovation, and peer production-relate to theories of the firm, with particular attention on "sociality" in firms and markets. We first briefly review extant theories of the firm and then discuss three theoretical aspects of sociality related to crowds in the context of strategy, organizations, and innovation: (1) the functions of sociality (sociality as extension of rationality, sociality as sensing and signaling, sociality as matching and identity), (2) the forms of sociality (independent/aggregate and interacting/emergent forms of sociality), and (3) the failures of sociality (misattribution and misapplication)...
May 2017: Strateg Organ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689144/sequence-variation-in-the-b1-gene-among-toxoplasma-gondii-isolates-from-swine-and-cats-in-italy
#16
Azzurra Santoro, Fabrizia Veronesi, Giovanni Luigi Milardi, David Ranucci, Raffaella Branciari, Manuela Diaferia, Simona Gabrielli
The evaluation of the genetic variations of Toxoplasma gondii among isolates of a wide variety of animal hosts can provide significant information for better understanding the epidemiology and population structure of the parasite in different geographical areas. The aim of this study was to provide information on T. gondii genetic diversity in host species living in central Italy, which could act as a potential source of human infection. Seventy-seven feline faecal samples, and 36 and 20 diaphragm pillar tissue samples from pigs and wild boars were collected in Umbria (central Italy)...
July 1, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688978/molecular-characterization-of-complete-genomic-segment-2-of-picobirnavirus-strains-detected-in-a-cat-and-a-dog
#17
Ryan Navarro, Chan Yibin, Rajeev Nair, Andrea Peda, Meiji Soe Aung, Jennifer Ketzis, Yashpal S Malik, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Souvik Ghosh
We report here molecular characterization of complete genomic segment-2 of picobirnavirus (PBV) strains PBV/Cat/KNA/K40/2014 and PBV/Dog/KNA/RVC7/2015 detected in a cat (Felis catus) and a dog (Canis lupus familiaris), respectively, on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. To obtain the full-length nucleotide (nt) sequence of gene segment-2 of the canine and feline PBV strains, the 5'- and 3'- portions of gene segment-2 containing an overlapping region were amplified using a non-specific primer-based amplification method with modifications...
July 5, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687435/evaluation-of-coexisting-polymyositis-in-feline-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-series
#18
Vincent Mayousse, Aurélien Jeandel, Nicolas Blanchard-Gutton, Catherine Escriou, Kirsten Gnirs, G Diane Shelton, Stéphane Blot
Acquired myasthenia gravis (MG) is relatively uncommon in cats. In humans, MG may be associated with other immune-mediated disorders, in particular polymyositis (PM). In this study, we described in-depth electrodiagnostic findings and pathological changes in muscles of cats diagnosed with MG, and assessed the presence of concurrent PM. Six cats with confirmed acetylcholine receptor antibody seropositive MG, and two suspected cases with clinical signs and electrophysiological changes consistent with MG, were reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685998/iridociliary-cysts-masquerading-as-neoplasia-in-cats-a-morphologic-review-of-14-cases
#19
Jessica A Fragola, Richard R Dubielzig, Ellison Bentley, Leandro B C Teixeira
OBJECTIVE: To report 14 neoplasia-free feline eyes enucleated for suspected intraocular neoplasia containing only iridociliary cysts. To analyze clinical findings that may have led veterinarians to suspect neoplasia in these globes. PROCEDURES: The archives at the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW) were searched to identify neoplasia-free feline globes enucleated for suspected neoplasia. Clinical data were obtained from medical records, veterinarian surveys, and COPLOW submission forms...
July 6, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682644/assessing-analgesia-equivalence-and-appetite-following-alfaxalone-or-ketamine-based-injectable-anesthesia-for-feline-castration-as-an-example-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery
#20
Tatum Armstrong, Marika C Wagner, Jagjit Cheema, Daniel Sj Pang
Objectives The primary study objective was to assess two injectable anesthetic protocols, given to facilitate castration surgery in cats, for equivalence in terms of postoperative analgesia. A secondary objective was to evaluate postoperative eating behavior. Methods Male cats presented to a local clinic were randomly assigned to receive either intramuscular ketamine (5 mg/kg, n = 26; KetHD) or alfaxalone (2 mg/kg, n = 24; AlfHD) in combination with dexmedetomidine (25 μg/kg) and hydromorphone (0.05 mg/kg)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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