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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665054/does-hacking-surface-type-affect-equine-forelimb-foot-placement-movement-symmetry-or-hoof-impact-deceleration-during-ridden-walk-and-trot-exercise
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A Barstow, J Bailey, J Campbell, C Harris, R Weller, T Pfau
BACKGROUND: Both pleasure and competition horses regularly exercise on surfaces such as tarmac, gravel, and turf during 'hacking'. Despite this, there is limited evidence relating to the effect of these surfaces upon foot-surface interaction. OBJECTIVES: To investigate forelimb foot placement, hoof vibration and movement symmetry in pleasure horses on three commonly encountered hacking surfaces. STUDY DESIGN: Quantitative gait study in a convenience sample...
April 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603335/association-of-neutrophil-morphology-with-bacterial-isolates-in-equine-tracheal-wash-samples
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N A Jocelyn, C E Wylie, M Lean, A Barrelet, A K Foote
BACKGROUND: Tracheal wash sample neutrophilia is common in lower airway inflammation of various causes; however, relevance of cytomorphological features to culture of bacterial pathogens has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the presence of non-degenerate or degenerate neutrophils in tracheal washes is associated with culture of bacteria and, if so, whether this is influenced by age or temporal factors. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
March 30, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468166/suspicion-of-postanesthetic-femoral-paralysis-of-the-non-dependent-limb-in-a-horse
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Alessandro Mirra, Micaël David Klopfenstein Bregger, Olivier Louis Levionnois
A 15-year-old Selle Francais gelding was presented to the equine referral hospital for treatment of a left guttural pouch mycosis previously diagnosed. After induction, the horse was shortly hoisted by all four feet, moved on a padded surgical table, and positioned in right lateral recumbency. In order to reduce the risk of bleeding during surgical manipulation of the carotid and maxillary arteries, a mean arterial pressure between 60 and 70 mmHg was targeted. After surgery, the horse was moved in a padded recovery box keeping the same lateral recumbency...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397426/the-role-of-neutrophils-in-equine-laminitis
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Britta Leise
Equine laminitis is a devastating disease in which failure of the adhesion between the digital dermal and epidermal laminae at the basement membrane results in crippling lameness and structural damage to the foot of the horse. Laminitis occurring secondary to sepsis is known to result from a significant inflammatory response that includes leukocyte emigration into the lamellar tissue. These leukocytes, in particular the neutrophil, have been extensively evaluated in experimental models of sepsis-related laminitis in the horse...
February 3, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344364/novel-dry-cryotherapy-system-for-cooling-the-equine-digit
#5
Jessica Morgan, Darko Stefanovski, Margret Lenfest, Sraboni Chatterjee, James Orsini
Objectives: Digital cryotherapy is commonly used for laminitis prophylaxis and treatment. Currently validated methods for distal limb cryotherapy involve wet application or compression technology. There is a need for a practical, affordable, dry cryotherapy method that effectively cools the digit. The objective of this study was to evaluate the hoof wall surface temperatures (HWSTs) achieved with a novel dry cryotherapy technology. Design: Repeated-measures in vivo experimental study...
2018: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326388/equine-foot-research
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January 13, 2018: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199537/equine-renal-hemangiosarcoma-clinical-presentation-pathologic-features-and-pstat3-expression
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Katherine Hughes, Victoria H L Scott, Maximilian Blanck, Timothy P Barnett, Jannie Spanner Kristiansen, Alastair K Foote
Hemangiosarcoma is an uncommon tumor in horses. We characterized 3 cases of equine renal hemangiosarcoma, focusing on clinical and pathologic features, and describe occurrence of the epithelioid variant of hemangiosarcoma in one of these cases. Nuclear expression of phosphorylated STAT3 (pSTAT3) was assessed to analyze potential inappropriate STAT3 activation as a component of tumor pathogenesis. Clinical signs in the 3 horses included insidious weight loss, followed in one case by serosanguineous nasal discharge and terminal epistaxis, and nonspecific signs of abdominal pain...
March 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019941/the-contribution-of-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-platelet-rich-plasma-to-the-treatment-of-chronic-equine-laminitis-a-proof-of-concept
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Mario Angelone, Virna Conti, Cristiano Biacca, Beatrice Battaglia, Laura Pecorari, Francesco Piana, Giacomo Gnudi, Fabio Leonardi, Roberto Ramoni, Giuseppina Basini, Silvia Dotti, Sabrina Renzi, Maura Ferrari, Stefano Grolli
Laminitis, a highly debilitating disease of the foot in ungulates, is characterized by pathological changes of the complex lamellar structures that maintain the appendicular skeleton within the hoof. Laminitis is a multifactorial disease that involves perturbation of the vascular, hematological, and inflammatory homeostasis of the foot. Interestingly, the pathogenesis of the disease resembles what is observed in metabolic syndromes and sepsis-induced organ failure in humans and animals. We hypothesized that local administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) might contribute to establishing an anti-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic environment, and could stimulate the injured tissue in order to restore its functional integrity...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775040/no-foot-no-horse
#9
Karis Stevenson
As a recipient of the Worshipful Company of Farriers' equine veterinary studies award, Edinburgh vet student Karis Stevenson got the opportunity to learn firsthand what farriers do. She spent a week with Stephen Newman near Paisley. Here, she gives a snapshot of what she learnt.
August 5, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681515/accuracy-of-open-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-guiding-injection-of-the-equine-deep-digital-flexor-tendon-within-the-hoof
#10
Lauren M Groom, Nathaniel A White, M Norris Adams, Jennifer G Barrett
Lesions of the distal deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) are frequently diagnosed using MRI in horses with foot pain. Intralesional injection of biologic therapeutics shows promise in tendon healing; however, accurate injection of distal deep digital flexor tendon lesions within the hoof is difficult. The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate accuracy of a technique for injection of the deep digital flexor tendon within the hoof using MRI-guidance, which could be performed in standing patients. We hypothesized that injection of the distal deep digital flexor tendon within the hoof could be accurately guided using open low-field MRI to target either the lateral or medial lobe at a specific location...
July 6, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543943/assessment-of-horse-owners-ability-to-recognise-equine-laminitis-a-cross-sectional-study-of-93-veterinary-diagnosed-cases-in-great-britain
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D Pollard, C E Wylie, K L P Verheyen, J R Newton
BACKGROUND: Use of owner-reported data could further epidemiological knowledge of equine laminitis. However, owner recognition of laminitis has not previously been assessed. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to establish whether cases of owner-suspected laminitis would be confirmed as laminitis by the attending veterinary surgeon. Secondary objectives were to compare owner- and veterinary-reported information from veterinary-confirmed cases of equine laminitis...
November 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541151/morphological-evaluation-of-merkel-cells-and-small-lamellated-sensory-receptors-in-the-equine-foot
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Robert M Bowker, Lisa S Lancaster, Diane A Isbell
OBJECTIVE To examine the equine foot for the presence of sensory receptors including Merkel cells and small lamellated Pacinian-like corpuscles (SLPCs). SAMPLE Forefeet obtained from 7 horses following euthanasia for reasons other than foot disease. PROCEDURES Disarticulated feet were cut into either sagittal sections or cross sections and immersed in neutral-buffered 4% formalin. Following fixation, samples were obtained from the midline of the dorsal aspect of the hoof wall and from the frog (cuneus ungulae) between the apex and central sulcus...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460750/cross-sectional-study-of-the-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-hoof-disorders-in-horses-in-the-netherlands
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M Holzhauer, R Bremer, I Santman-Berends, O Smink, I Janssens, W Back
Information is scarce on the prevalence of hoof disorders in horses. In this study, we examined the prevalence of and risk factors for hoof disorders in a population of horses in The Netherlands. In a group of 942 randomly selected horses, hoof health was scored during regular foot trimming (one horse/farm). Hooves were assessed for the occurrence of one of 12 hoof disorders by a group of 21 certified farriers in two periods i.e. winter and summer of 2015. The mean age of the group of horses was 11.2±5.6years...
May 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353665/does-a-4-6-week-shoeing-interval-promote-optimal-foot-balance-in-the-working-equine
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Kirsty Leśniak, Jane Williams, Kerry Kuznik, Peter Douglas
Variation in equine hoof conformation between farriery interventions lacks research, despite associations with distal limb injuries. This study aimed to determine linear and angular hoof variations pre- and post-farriery within a four to six week shoeing/trimming interval. Seventeen hoof and distal limb measurements were drawn from lateral and anterior digital photographs from 26 horses pre- and post-farriery. Most lateral view variables changed significantly. Reductions of the dorsal wall, and weight bearing and coronary band lengths resulted in an increased vertical orientation of the hoof...
March 29, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242215/allografts-versus-equine-xenografts-in-calcaneal-fracture-repair
#15
Mehmet Mesut Sonmez, Raffi Armagan, Meric Ugurlar, Tugrul Eren
Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures are difficult to treat. We determined the functional results and complications of using allografts or equine xenografts in treating these fractures. We reviewed patients seen at our center from May 2011 to December 2014 with Sanders type III or IV unilateral calcaneal fractures treated with locking plates and an additional bone allograft or equine xenograft. A minimum of 1 year after surgery, a history of infection and functional outcomes were assessed using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society clinical rating system...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166307/picornavirus-rna-is-protected-from-cleavage-by-ribonuclease-during-virion-uncoating-and-transfer-across-cellular-and-model-membranes
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Elisabetta Groppelli, Hazel C Levy, Eileen Sun, Mike Strauss, Clare Nicol, Sarah Gold, Xiaowei Zhuang, Tobias J Tuthill, James M Hogle, David J Rowlands
Picornaviruses are non-enveloped RNA viruses that enter cells via receptor-mediated endocytosis. Because they lack an envelope, picornaviruses face the challenge of delivering their RNA genomes across the membrane of the endocytic vesicle into the cytoplasm to initiate infection. Currently, the mechanism of genome release and translocation across membranes remains poorly understood. Within the enterovirus genus, poliovirus, rhinovirus 2, and rhinovirus 16 have been proposed to release their genomes across intact endosomal membranes through virally induced pores, whereas one study has proposed that rhinovirus 14 releases its RNA following disruption of endosomal membranes...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902906/generalized-tetanus-in-a-gyrfalcon-falco-rusticolus-with-pododermatitis
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Hugues Beaufrère, Delphine Laniesse, Paul Stickings, Robert Tierney, Thea Sesardic, Durda Slavic, Nicole Compo, Dale A Smith
A 2-yr-old male gyrfalcon ( Falco rusticolus ) was presented for severe and generalized muscle spasticity and pododermatitis. The falcon had been treated for pododermatitis over the previous 4 mo. Muscle rigidity and spasms involved the entire bird but were more severe on the right leg. The bird was also tachypneic and hyperthermic at 45 C. While the plantar pododermatitis lesions had healed, there was still a small abscess on the lateral aspect of the right foot. Clinical signs were consistent with tetanus...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535044/equine-rhinitis-a-virus-mutants-with-altered-acid-resistance-unveil-a-key-role-of-vp3-and-intrasubunit-interactions-in-the-control-of-the-ph-stability-of-the-aphthovirus-capsid
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Flavia Caridi, Rodrigo Cañas-Arranz, Angela Vázquez-Calvo, Francisco Sobrino, Miguel A Martín-Acebes
Equine rhinitis A virus (ERAV) is a picornavirus associated with respiratory disease in horses and is genetically closely related to foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), the prototype aphthovirus. ERAV has recently gained interest as an FMDV alternative for the study of aphthovirus biology, including cell entry and uncoating or antiviral testing. As described for FMDV, current data support that acidic pH inside cellular endosomes triggers ERAV uncoating. In order to provide further insights into aphthovirus uncoating mechanism, we have isolated a panel of ERAV mutants with altered acid sensitivity and that differed on their degree of sensitivity to the inhibition of endosome acidification...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527224/using-the-horse-grimace-scale-hgs-to-assess-pain-associated-with-acute-laminitis-in-horses-equus-caballus
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Emanuela Dalla Costa, Diana Stucke, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Matthew C Leach, Dirk Lebelt
Acute laminitis is a common equine disease characterized by intense foot pain, both acutely and chronically. The Obel grading system is the most widely accepted method for describing the severity of laminitis by equine practitioners, however this method requires movement (walk and trot) of the horse, causing further intense pain. The recently developed Horse Grimace Scale (HGS), a facial-expression-based pain coding system, may offer a more effective means of assessing the pain associated with acute laminitis...
August 3, 2016: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522300/companion-animals-as-a-source-of-viruses-for-human-beings-and-food-production-animals
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REVIEW
L A Reperant, I H Brown, O L Haenen, M D de Jong, A D M E Osterhaus, A Papa, E Rimstad, J-F Valarcher, T Kuiken
Companion animals comprise a wide variety of species, including dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds and ornamental fish, as well as food production animal species, such as domestic pigs, kept as companion animals. Despite their prominent place in human society, little is known about the role of companion animals as sources of viruses for people and food production animals. Therefore, we reviewed the literature for accounts of infections of companion animals by zoonotic viruses and viruses of food production animals, and prioritized these viruses in terms of human health and economic importance...
July 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
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