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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534468/effect-of-wearing-a-telemetry-jacket-on-behavioral-and-physiologic-parameters-of-dogs-in-the-open%C3%A2-field-test
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Richard E Fish, Melanie L Foster, Margaret E Gruen, Barbara L Sherman, David C Dorman
Safety pharmacology studies in dogs often integrate behavioral assessments made using video recording with physiologicmeasurements collected by telemetry. However, whether merely wearing the telemetry vest affects canine behavior and otherparameters has not been evaluated. This pilot study assessed the effect of a telemetry vest on behavioral and physiologic responses to an environmental stressor, the sounds of a thunderstorm, in Labrador retrievers. Dogs were assigned to one of 2 experimental groups (Vest and No-Vest, n = 8 dogs per group) by using a matched pairs design, with a previously determined,sound-associated anxiety score as the blocking variable...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503035/current-trends-in-canine-problem-solving-and-cognition
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Ádám Miklósi, Enikő Kubinyi
Dogs have occupied a central place in modern comparative cognition, partly because of their specific past and present relationship with humans. Over the years, we have gained insights about the functioning of the dog's mind, which has helped us to understand how dogs' problem-solving abilities differ from those present in related species such as the wolf. Novel methodologies are also emerging that allow for the study of neural and genetic mechanisms that control mental functions. By providing an overview from an ethological perspective, we call for greater integration of the field and a better understanding of natural dog behavior as a way to generate scientific hypotheses...
October 1, 2016: Current Directions in Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501556/behavioral-and-physiological-reactions-in-dogs-to-a-veterinary-examination-owner-dog-interactions-improve-canine-well-being
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Erika Csoltova, Michaël Martineau, Alain Boissy, Caroline Gilbert
In order to improve well-being of dogs during veterinary visits, we aimed to investigate the effect of human social interactions on behavior and physiology during routine examination. Firstly, we assessed the impact of a standardized veterinary examination on behavioral and physiological indicators of stress in dogs. Secondly, we examined whether the owner's tactile and verbal interactions with the dog influenced behavioral and physiological stress-associated parameters. A randomized within-subjects crossover design was used to examine behavior (n=33), rectal temperature (n=33), heart rate (HR) (n=18), maximal ocular surface temperature (max OST) (n=13) and salivary cortisol concentrations (n=10) in healthy privately owned pet dogs...
May 10, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494924/loss-of-cd45-cell-surface-expression-in-canine-t-zone-lymphoma-results-from-reduced-gene-expression
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V Martini, M Cozzi, A Aricò, G Dalla Rovere, A Poggi, F Albonico, M Mortarino, E Ciusani, L Aresu, S Comazzi
Canine T-zone lymphoma (TZL) is a peculiar lymphoma subtype characterized by an indolent clinical course and aberrant CD45-negative phenotype, commonly recognized by flow cytometry (FC). Recent studies have described clinical presentation and behavior, but to date the mechanisms behind the loss of CD45 protein expression have never been investigated. The aims of this study were: 1) to confirm the absence of CD45 in canine TZL via the concomitant use of FC and immunohistochemistry with two different sources of antibody; and 2) to investigate the amount of CD45 transcript and the presence of CD45 gene in the neoplastic cells of dogs affected by TZL...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494700/invasive-front-grading-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-canine-oral-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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E Nagamine, K Hirayama, K Matsuda, M Okamoto, T Ohmachi, K Uchida, T Kadosawa, H Taniyama
Oral and cutaneous tissues are the most frequent origin in canine squamous cell carcinoma (SSC). In SCC, changes in adhesion molecule expression and transition from epithelial to mesenchymal phenotype are thought to be important in development of invasive behavior of neoplastic cells at the leading front of the tumor. We therefore investigated histological invasive front grading and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in both oral SCCs and cutaneous SCCs. EMT was assessed by evaluating immunohistochemical expression of E-cadherin, β-catenin, desmoglein, vimentin, and N-cadherin...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491015/protocols-for-visually-guided-navigation-assessment-of-efficacy-of-retina-directed-cell-or-gene-therapy-in-canines
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Puya Aravand, Pavitra S Ramachandran, Ivan Schpylchak, Nicholas T Phelps, Sergei Nikonov, Jean Bennett
There has been marked progress in recent years in developing gene delivery approaches for the treatment of inherited blinding diseases. Many of the proof-of-concept studies have utilized rodent models of retinal degeneration. In those models, tests of visual function include a modified water maze swim test, optokinetic nystagmus, and light-dark activity assays. Test paradigms used in rodents can be difficult to replicate in large animals due to their size and awareness of non-visual aspects of the test system...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487862/naturally-occurring-canine-invasive-urinary-bladder-cancer-a-complementary-animal-model-to-improve-the-success-rate-in-human-clinical-trials-of-new-cancer-drugs
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Christopher M Fulkerson, Deepika Dhawan, Timothy L Ratliff, Noah M Hahn, Deborah W Knapp
Genomic analyses are defining numerous new targets for cancer therapy. Therapies aimed at specific genetic and epigenetic targets in cancer cells as well as expanded development of immunotherapies are placing increased demands on animal models. Traditional experimental models do not possess the collective features (cancer heterogeneity, molecular complexity, invasion, metastasis, and immune cell response) critical to predict success or failure of emerging therapies in humans. There is growing evidence, however, that dogs with specific forms of naturally occurring cancer can serve as highly relevant animal models to complement traditional models...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475997/invasive-micropapillary-carcinoma-of-the-mammary-gland-in-humans-and-canines-clinicopathological-immunophenotypical-and-survival-approaches
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Conrado de Oliveira Gamba, Dirceu Scaratti, Victor Piana de Andrade, Alessandra Estrela-Lima, Enio Ferreira, Geovanni Dantas Cassali
Invasive micropapillary carcinoma (IMPC) is a breast cancer with a proclivity for lymph node metastasis that affects women. In canines, this carcinoma has only recently been reported and appears to have similar histological aspects as its human counterpart. Thus, the aim of the present study was to compare clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and prognostic characteristics of mammary IMPC between humans and canines. In canines, regional metastasis was more frequently observed. Histopathologically, humans and canines predominantly showed a moderate histological grade...
April 20, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451594/novel-biomarker-for-evaluating-ischemic-stress-using-an-electrogram-derived-phase-space
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Wilson W Good, Burak Erem, Jaume Coll-Font, Dana H Brooks, Rob S MacLeod
The underlying pathophysiology of ischemia is poorly understood, resulting in unreliable clinical diagnosis of this disease. This limited knowledge of underlying mechanisms suggested a data driven approach, which seeks to identify patterns in the ECG data that can be linked statistically to underlying behavior and conditions of ischemic tissue. Previous studies have suggested that an approach known as Laplacian eigenmaps (LE) can identify trajectories, or manifolds, that are sensitive to different spatiotemporal consequences of ischemic stress, and thus serve as potential clinically relevant biomarkers...
September 2016: Computing in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446072/the-influence-of-force-direction-on-the-fracture-pattern-and-fracture-resistance-of-canine-teeth-in-dogs
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Stephanie Goldschmidt, Catherine Zimmerman, Caitlyn Collins, Scott Hetzel, Heidi-Lynn Ploeg, Jason W Soukup
Biomechanical studies of the elongated canine tooth of animals are few, and thus our understanding of mechanical and physical properties of animal teeth is limited. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of force direction on fracture resistance and fracture pattern of canine teeth in an ex vivo dog cadaver model. Forty-five extracted canine teeth from laboratory beagle dogs were standardized by hard tissue volume and randomly distributed among 3 force direction groups. The teeth were secured within a universal testing machine and a load was applied at different directions based on testing group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443051/social-behavior-of-pet-dogs-is-associated-with-peripheral-oxtr-methylation
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Giulia Cimarelli, Zsófia Virányi, Borbála Turcsán, Zsolt Rónai, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Zsófia Bánlaki
Oxytocin is a key modulator of emotional processing and social cognitive function. In line with this, polymorphisms of genes involved in oxytocin signaling, like the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene, are known to influence social behavior in various species. However, to date, no study has investigated environmental factors possibly influencing the epigenetic variation of the OXTR gene and its behavioral effects in dogs. Pet dogs form individualized and strong relationships with their owners who are central figures in the social environment of their dogs and therefore might influence the methylation levels of their OXTR gene...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421298/dog-rivalry-impacts-following-behavior-in-a-decision-making-task-involving-food
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Christy L Hoffman, Malini Suchak
Dogs learn a great deal from humans and other dogs. Previous studies of socially influenced learning between dogs have typically used a highly trained demonstrator dog who is unfamiliar to the observer. Because of this, it is unknown how dynamics between familiar dogs may influence their likelihood of learning from each other. In this study, we tested dogs living together in two-dog households on whether individual dogs' rivalry scores were associated with performance on a local enhancement task. Specifically, we wanted to know whether dog rivalry impacted whether an observer dog would approach a plate from which a demonstrator dog had eaten all available food, or whether the observer dog would approach the adjacent plate that still contained food...
April 18, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414470/association-between-lateral-bias-and-personality-traits-in-the-domestic-dog-canis-familiaris
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Shanis Barnard, Deborah L Wells, Peter G Hepper, Adam D S Milligan
Behavioral laterality reflects the cerebral functional asymmetry. Measures of laterality have been associated with emotional stress, problem-solving, and personality in some vertebrate species. Thus far, the association between laterality and personality in the domestic dog has been largely overlooked. In this study, we investigated whether lateralized (left or right) and ambilateral dogs differed in their behavioral response to a standardized personality test. The dog's preferred paw to hold a Kong ball filled with food and the first paw used to step-off from a standing position were scored as laterality measures...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392243/persistence-and-resistance-to-extinction-in-the-domestic-dog-basic-research-and-applications-to-canine-training
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REVIEW
Nathaniel J Hall
This review summarizes the research investigating behavioral persistence and resistance to extinction in the dog. The first part of this paper reviews Behavioral Momentum Theory and its applications to Applied Behavior Analysis and training of pet dogs with persistent behavioral problems. I also highlight how research on Behavioral Momentum Theory can be applied to the training of detection dogs in an attempt to enhance detection performance in the presence of behavioral disruptors common in operational settings...
April 6, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364835/canine-tungiasis-high-prevalence-in-a-tourist-region-in-bahia-state-brazil
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Tatiani Vitor Harvey, Jorg Heukelbach, Maíra Siles Assunção, Thalna Magalhães Fernandes, Christiane Maria Barcellos Magalhães da Rocha, Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos
Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease neglected by authorities, health professionals, and the general population. Its occurrence is significantly associated with poverty. A cross-sectional study was conducted to describe the prevalence of tungiasis, associated clinical signs and risk factors of the canine population at a tourist site in the city of Ilhéus, Bahia (northeast Brazil). All village households were visited and dogs inspected after authorization by owners. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered...
April 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357471/mechanical-load-exerted-by-pet-g-aligners-during-mesial-and-distal-derotation-of-a-mandibular-canine-an-in-vitro-study
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F Elkholy, B Mikhaiel, F Schmidt, B G Lapatki
INTRODUCTION: The six force-moment (F/M) components exerted by aligners of different thickness during simulated mesiorotation and distorotation of a mandibular canine were studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An acrylic mandibular model with a separated right canine mounted on a hexapod via a 3D F/M sensor was used. Duran+(®) aligners (Scheu Dental, Germany) of thickness 0.5, 0.625, and 0.75 mm were fabricated on plaster models with the measurement tooth in its neutral position...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352471/genetic-mapping-of-principal-components-of-canine-pelvic-morphology
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Mark J Fealey, Joy Li, Rebel J E Todhunter, Ursula Krotscheck, Kei Hayashi, Marina J McConkey, Adam R Boyko, Jessica J Hayward, Rory J Todhunter
BACKGROUND: Concentrated breeding effort to produce various body structures and behaviors of dogs to suit human demand has inadvertently produced unwanted traits and diseases that accompany the morphological and behavioral phenotypes. We explored the relationship between pelvic conformation and canine hip dysplasia (HD) because purebred dogs which are predisposed, or not, to HD share common morphologic features, respectively. Thirteen unique bilateral anatomical features of the pelvis were measured on 392 dogs of 51 breeds and 95 mixed breed dogs...
2017: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346050/perception-of-canine-welfare-concerns-among-veterinary-students-practitioners-and-behavior-specialists-in-spain
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Isabel Luño, Jorge Palacio, Sylvia García-Belenguer, Ángela González-Martínez, Belén Rosado
Veterinarians are well placed to supervise and ensure canine welfare. However, the perception of animal welfare among veterinarians may vary depending on the level of training and professional practice, including the specialization in animal behavior and welfare. The aim of this study was to survey the perception of canine welfare among veterinarians, including students, practitioners, and behavior specialists. A scale-based questionnaire including 12 issues affecting canine welfare was adapted from Yeates and Main and distributed to first-year (n=50) and fifth-year veterinary students (n=50), as well as veterinary practitioners (n=260) and specialists in behavioral medicine (n=50)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337489/antibiotic-resistance-profiling-and-microbiota-of-the-upper-respiratory-tract-of-apparently-healthy-dogs-in-ibadan-south-west-nigeria
#19
Oluwafemi Babatunde Daodu, Elizabeth Adesola Amosun, Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu
BACKGROUND: Rearing of dogs and other pets has become increasingly popular in modern society. Bacterial flora resides within the nasal and oral cavities of dogs and when chanced, can be pathogenic. Certain similarities between humans and dogs portends dangerous behavioral habits that could lead to zoonotic disease transmission. This study was aimed at isolation, identification and antibiotic profiling of bacteria from nasal swabs of apparently healthy dogs. The zoonotic risk was also considered...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327262/clinical-performance-of-pedo-jacket-crowns-in-maxillary-anterior-primary-teeth
#20
Aimee Castro, Sherine B Y Badr, Wafa El-Badrawy, Gajanan Kulkarni
PURPOSES: To assess the clinical performance of Pedo Jacket crowns for restoration of carious primary anterior teeth. METHODS: A total of 129 carious primary incisors and canines of 48 children younger than 71 months of age- were restored with Pedo Jacket crowns and resin-modified glass ionomer cementation. They were assessed for: ease of use; presence of recurrent decay; wear; partial or complete loss of the crown; color stability; gingival health; and overall clinical success over a 12-month follow-up...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dentistry for Children
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