Polymorphic post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in a gilt.
Authors: Tura G, Pellegrino V, Avallone G, Barone F, Bacci ML, Villa R, Spadari A, Ventrella D, Dondi F, Corradetti V, La Manna G, Sarli G PMID: 31571521 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - October 3, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Vaccine approaches for the 'therapeutic management' of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in domestic livestock.
Authors: Gupta S, Singh SV, Singh M, Chaubey KK, Karthik K, Bhatia AK, Kumar N, Dhama K Abstract High endemicity of Johne's disease (JD) in herds adversely affects heavy milk yielding breeds by reducing the per animal productivity and 'productive life-span'.This review evaluates different vaccines used for its control and summarizes the benefits of 'global vaccine' in the four major domestic livestock species, namely goat, sheep, buffalo and cattle. Vaccines developed by using 'native strains' revealed both 'therapeutic' and preventive effects in domestic livestock. The 'therapeutic' role of vaccine in animals suff...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - September 17, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Iris melanoma associated with unilateral phthisis bulbi in a 13-year-old Domestic Shorthair female cat.
Authors: Lamagna B, Uccello V, Prisco F, Russo V, Lamagna F, Navas L, Mennonna G, Murino C, Meomartino L Abstract A 13-year-old Domestic Shorthair female cat, with a history of phthisis bulbi of the right eye, was referred for an acute increase in the size of the right ocular globe that occurred over a period of 1 month. Ocular examination revealed a large pink/greyish neoplastic mass involving the entire ocular surface. Ocular ultrasound and cytological examination confirmed intraocular tumor of the phthisical eye extending into the cranial space of the right orbit. The diagnosis of a primary, poorly pigmented iri...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - August 14, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Evaluation of serum C-reactive protein and High mobility group box 1 concentrations in 22 dogs with acute pancreatitis: a pilot study.
Authors: Kim H, Kim HJ, Kang JH, Kang BT, Yang MP Abstract Background: High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is an important mediator of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in humans with severe acute pancreatitis (AP), but there is little information regarding its role in dogs. Aim: To compare the serum concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) and HMGB1 in healthy dogs and those with AP with or without SIRS. Methods: The study included 22 dogs with AP and 20 healthy dogs. CRP and HMGB1 were assessed by ELISA. Statistical analyses were conducted by non-parametric tests. Results: Median (interquartile range...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - August 14, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

The Veterinary Quarterly now ranked a top 10 journal in the Veterinary Science 2018 JCR.
Authors: der Kolk HV, Govendir M Abstract It is our pleasure to announce that the Veterinary Quarterly has seen its 2018 JCR Impact Factor increase from 1.492 to 2.340. As a consequence, it has also moved up in the rankings, and is now 9/141 in the Veterinary Sciences JCR Category (previously 41/140). PMID: 31311439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - July 19, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Animal mesenchymal stem cell research in cartilage regenerative medicine - a review.
Authors: Gugjoo MB, Fazili MR, Gayas MA, Ahmad RA, Dhama K Abstract Healing of articular cartilage is a major clinical challenge as it also lacks a direct vasculature and nerves, and carries a limited number of resident chondrocytes that do not proliferate easily. Damaged articular cartilages are usually replaced by fibrocartilages, which are mechanically and structurally weaker and less resilient. Regenerative medicine involving stem cells is considered to have a definitive potential to overcome the limitations associated with the currently available surgical methods of cartilage repair. Among various stem cell ty...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - July 14, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Technological interventions and advances in the diagnosis of intramammary infections in animals with emphasis on bovine population -a review.
Authors: Chakraborty S, Dhama K, Tiwari R, Iqbal Yatoo M, Khurana SK, Khandia R, Munjal A, Munuswamy P, Kumar MA, Singh M, Singh R, Gupta VK, Chaicumpa W Abstract Mastitis, an inflammation of the udder, is a challenging problem in dairy animals accounting for high economic losses. Disease complexity, degree of economic losses and increasing importance of the dairy industries along with public health concerns envisages devising appropriate diagnostics of mastitis, which can offer rapid, accurate and confirmatory diagnosis. The various diagnostic tests of mastitis have been divided into general or phenotypic and spec...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - July 12, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Mammalian cell entry operons; novel and major subset candidates for diagnostics with special reference to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection.
Authors: Hemati Z, Derakhshandeh A, Haghkhah M, Chaubey KK, Gupta S, Singh M, Singh SV, Dhama K Abstract Mammalian cell entry (mce) genes are the components of the mce operon and play a vital role in the entry of Mycobacteria into the mammalian cell and their survival within phagocytes and epithelial cells. Mce operons are present in the DNA of Mycobacteria and translate proteins associated with the invasion and long-term existence of these pathogens in macrophages. The exact mechanism of action of mce genes and their functions are not clear yet. However, with the loss of these genes Mycobacteria lose their pathoge...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - July 11, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 31131726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 29, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Neurological abnormalities in 97 dogs with detectable pituitary masses.
CONCLUSION: Neurological signs recorded in DPM-affected dogs include not only the typical forebrain signs but also gait disturbances and hyperesthesia. Neurological signs are positively associated with increased P:B ratio and MRI signs of brain compression. PMID: 31112462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 23, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Nipah virus: epidemiology, pathology, immunobiology and advances in diagnosis, vaccine designing and control strategies - a comprehensive review.
Authors: Singh RK, Dhama K, Chakraborty S, Tiwari R, Natesan S, Khandia R, Munjal A, Vora KS, Latheef SK, Karthik K, Singh Malik Y, Singh R, Chaicumpa W, Mourya DT Abstract Nipah (Nee-pa) viral disease is a zoonotic infection caused by Nipah virus (NiV), a paramyxovirus belonging to the genus Henipavirus of the family Paramyxoviridae. It is a biosafety level-4 pathogen, which is transmitted by specific types of fruit bats, mainly Pteropus spp. which are natural reservoir host. The disease was reported for the first time from the Kampung Sungai Nipah village of Malaysia in 1998. Human-to-human transmission also occu...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - April 23, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia - a comprehensive review.
Authors: Iqbal Yatoo M, Raffiq Parray O, Tauseef Bashir S, Ahmed Bhat R, Gopalakrishnan A, Karthik K, Dhama K, Vir Singh S Abstract Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a serious disease of goats, occasionally sheep and wild ruminants, caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae (Mccp). The disease is characterized by severe serofibrinous pleuropneumonia, very high morbidity (∼100%), and mortality (80-100%). CCPP affects goats in more than 40 countries of the world thereby posing a serious threat to goat farming around the globe. The characteristic clinical signs of CCPP are severe respir...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - April 2, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Obituary Dr Theo Elsinghorst.
Authors: van der Kolk H PMID: 30854938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - March 13, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

The Veterinary Quarterly 2017 JCR impact factor increased from 1.176 to 1.492.
Authors: van der Kolk JH, Govendir M PMID: 30854939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - March 13, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Obituary Dr Theo Elsinghorst.
Authors: van der Kolk H PMID: 30773120 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 20, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

The Veterinary Quarterly 2017 JCR impact factor increased from 1.176 to 1.492.
Authors: van der Kolk JH, Govendir M PMID: 30773121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 20, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Efficacy, chondrotoxicity and plasma concentrations of tramadol following intra-articular administration in horses undergoing arthroscopy: preliminary findings.
Authors: Di Salvo A, Chiaradia E, Della Rocca G, Giorgi M, Mancini F, Marenzoni ML, Conti MB, Nannarone S Abstract Intra-articular administration of analgesics is performed to ensure good perioperative pain management avoiding undesirable systemic effects. To evaluate the effect of intra-articular injection of tramadol on postoperative pain after arthroscopy in horses and to determine whether tramadol had a local effect. Before the in vivo study, an in vitro test was performed aiming to evaluate the viability of equine chondrocytes after exposure to various concentrations of tramadol. The concentration identified a...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 20, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

The equine species as Trojan horse for Borna Disease Virus-1?
Authors: van der Kolk JH PMID: 30773123 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 20, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

A minimally invasive partial condylectomy and temporal bone resection for the treatment of a suspected chronic synovial sepsis of the temporomandibular joint in a 3.5-year-old paint horse gelding.
Authors: Frietman SK, van Proosdij ER, Veraa S, de Heer N, Ter Braake F PMID: 30773124 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 20, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Foot-and-mouth disease virus O/ME-SA/Ind 2001 lineage outbreak in vaccinated Holstein Friesian cattle in Saudi Arabia in 2016.
CONCLUSION: More in-depth molecular characterization of these FMDV strains is warranted. PMID: 30706772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 3, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Outbreaks of canine distemper in Dutch and Belgian mink farms.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings indicated that the difference in severity of the outbreaks was partially related to the genetic composition of the farm populations. Vaccination against CDV on Dutch and Belgian mink farms seems warranted. PMID: 30675810 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - January 25, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Spinal cord neurenteric cyst: clinical and diagnostic findings and long term follow-up in two dogs.
Authors: Gagliardo T, Corlazzoli D, Rosati M, Specchi S, Pisoni L, Del Magno S, Pappagalli S, Galli G, Gandini G PMID: 30675815 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - January 25, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Edwardsiella tarda outbreak affecting fishes and aquatic birds in Brazil.
CONCLUSIONS: E. tarda was identified as the cause of death of the species examined. Further studies would be necessary to determine the virulence of these strains and the possible risks regarding public health. PMID: 30668277 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - January 24, 2019 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Brain abscess and bronchopneumonia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii in a 2-year-old female sheep.
Authors: Eroksuz Y, Otlu B, Eroksuz H, Gursoy NC, Yerlikaya Z, Akdeniz Incili C, Karabulut B, Timurkaan N, Timurkan MO PMID: 30375283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - November 1, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

TRH-induced secretion of adrenocorticotropin and cortisol in dogs with pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism.
Authors: Pijnacker T, Knies M, Galac S, Sanders K, Mol JA, Kooistra HS Abstract BACKGROUND: In dogs, spontaneous Cushing's syndrome is most often pituitary-dependent and caused by hypersecretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), resulting in increased adrenocortical glucocorticoid secretion similar to horses. In horses with Cushing's syndrome (or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction [PPID]) a thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) stimulation test can be used for diagnosis, as TRH administration results in increased circulating ACTH and cortisol concentrations in affected horses. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this s...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - October 27, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Genetic diversity, virulence genotype and antimicrobial resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) isolated from sows.
CONCLUSIONS: The data obtained suggest that pigs from clinically affected herds may serve as a reservoir of uropathogenic and multidrug-resistant E. coli strains. PMID: 30362902 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - October 27, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Utility of contrast-enhanced computed tomography in the evaluation of canine insulinoma location.
CONCLUSION: It is suggested that triple-phase CECT scans have superior outcome over single- or double-phase CECT scans in pre-operative imaging of canine insulinomas. PMID: 29806550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 31, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Chlamydia psittaci and C. avium in feral pigeon (Columba livia domestica) droppings in two cities in the Netherlands.
CONCLUSION: C. psittaci and C. avium are present in feral pigeon droppings in Utrecht and Haarlem. Human contact with droppings from infected pigeons or inhalation of dust from dried droppings represent a potential hazard to public health. PMID: 29806552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 31, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

1H NMR plasma metabolomic profiling of ovarian quiescence in energy balanced postpartum dairy cows.
Authors: Zhang J, Wang G, Zhao C, Bai Y, Shu S, Fan Z, Xia C Abstract BACKGROUND: As the milk production of dairy cows increases, the reproductive capacity gradually declines. Ovarian quiescence has become one of the concerns of the dairy industry. OBJECTIVE: To explore the different plasma metabolites levels between estrus and anestrus in energy balanced (EB) dairy cows. METHODS: Ten estrous and ten anestrus EB Holstein cows in early lactation were selected for the study. EB cows, 14 to 21 days post-partum (Holstein; parity 3.25±0.50; 650±54 kg body weight; average milk yield of 33....
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 9, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Mycobacterium marinum infection in fish and man: epidemiology, pathophysiology and management: a review.
This article is reviewing the epidemiology, virulence factors, diagnosis and disease management in fish while casting light on the potential associated public health hazards. PMID: 29493404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - March 3, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Obituary Dr Theo Elsinghorst.
Authors: van der Kolk H PMID: 29484967 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 28, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Dysphagia and esophageal dysfunction due to dystrophin deficient muscular dystrophy in a male Spanish water spaniel.
Authors: McAtee BB, Heseltine JC, Guo LT, Willard MD, Shelton GD PMID: 29384432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - February 1, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Development of two surgical approaches to the pituitary gland in the Horse.
CONCLUSIONS: A minimally invasive surgical approach to the equine pituitary gland is possible and allows for needle placement within the target tissue. More work is necessary to determine what that treatment might be, but repeatable access to the pituitary gland has been obtained, which is a promising step. PMID: 29219746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - December 9, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical description of an intrapelvic hepatoid gland carcinoma in a 14-year-old Teckel dog.
Authors: Jardim J, Kobayashi PE, Cosentino PD, Alcaraz A, Laufer-Amorim R, Fonseca-Alves CE PMID: 29144834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - November 19, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Molecular characteristics of new clonal complexes of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from clinically normal dogs.
CONCLUSION: Our cumulative data indicate the presence of various populations of S. pseudintermedius in clinically normal dogs in Seoul metropolitan area. PMID: 29135361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - November 16, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Identification through MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and antimicrobial susceptibility profiling of bacterial pathogens isolated from sow urinary tract infection.
CONCLUSIONS: MALDI-TOF MS enabled the identification of rare pathogens related to urinary infection which may represent higher a risk for porcine health, especially considering the high frequency of multiresistant profiles. PMID: 29090643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - November 3, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis - an important food borne pathogen of high public health significance with special reference to India: an update.
Authors: Chaubey KK, Singh SV, Gupta S, Singh M, Sohal JS, Kumar N, Singh MK, Bhatia AK, Dhama K Abstract This review underlines the public health significance of 'Indian Bison Type' of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) and also its potential as 'zoonotic infection'. In the absence of control programs, bio-load of MAP is increasing and if we take total population of animals (500 million plus) and human beings (1.23 billion plus) into account, the number of infected animals and human beings will run into millions in India. Our research on screening of over 26,000 domestic livestock for MAP infect...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - November 3, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Intranasal melanoma treated with radiation therapy in three dogs.
Authors: Davies O, Spencer S, Necova S, Holmes E, Taylor A, Blackwood L, Lara-Garcia A Abstract Three dogs were investigated for chronic unilateral nasal discharge. In all cases CT imaging showed an intranasal mass causing turbinate lysis and no evidence of metastasis. Cytology in cases 1 (a 14-year-old neutered male crossbreed dog) and 2 (a five-year-old neutered male German Shepherd dog) demonstrated a pleomorphic cell population with variable intracellular pigment suspicious of melanocytic neoplasia. Histopathology with immunohistochemistry (Melan-A and vimentin, plus PNL-2 in one case) confirmed the diagnosis o...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - October 7, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Disturbed bovine mitochondrial lipid metabolism: a review.
Authors: van der Kolk JH, Gross JJ, Gerber V, Bruckmaier RM Abstract In mammals, excess energy is stored primarily as triglycerides, which are mobilized when energy demands arise and cannot be covered by feed intake. This review mainly focuses on the role of long chain fatty acids in disturbed energy metabolism of the bovine species. Long chain fatty acids regulate energy metabolism as ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. β-Oxidation is the process by which fatty acid molecules are broken down in the mitochondria or peroxisomes to generate acetyl-CoA. Carnitine acts as a carrier of fatty acy...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - July 18, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Rabies  - epidemiology, pathogenesis, public health concerns and advances in diagnosis and control: a comprehensive review.
Rabies - epidemiology, pathogenesis, public health concerns and advances in diagnosis and control: a comprehensive review. Vet Q. 2017 Dec;37(1):212-251 Authors: Singh R, Singh KP, Cherian S, Saminathan M, Kapoor S, Manjunatha Reddy GB, Panda S, Dhama K Abstract Rabies is a zoonotic, fatal and progressive neurological infection caused by rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus and family Rhabdoviridae. It affects all warm-blooded animals and the disease is prevalent throughout the world and endemic in many countries except in Islands like Australia and Antarctica. Over 60,000 peoples die every y...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - June 25, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Unexpected detection of porcine rotavirus C strains carrying human origin VP6 gene.
CONCLUSION: The findings indicate the presence of human-like RVC in Indian pigs and division of RVC clade with I2 genotype into further sub-clades. To the best of our knowledge, this appears to be the first report of RVC in Indian swine population. Incidence of human-like RVC VP6 gene in swine supports its subsequent zoonotic prospective. PMID: 28643555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - June 25, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Serology and protein electrophoresis for evidence of exposure to 12 mink pathogens in free-ranging American mink (Neovison vison) in Argentina.
CONCLUSION: A cautious interpretation of the results is urged as the epidemiological role of the wild mink is largely unexplored for most of these agents. Nevertheless, the information may be clinically relevant.. PMID: 28635524 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - June 22, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Comparative hematology.
Authors: van der Kolk JHH PMID: 28612652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - June 17, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

A field study on the anthelmintic resistance of Parascaris spp. in Arab foals in Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Alanazi AD, Mukbel RM, Alyousif MS, Shehri ZSA, Alanazi IO, Al-Mohammed HI Abstract BACKGROUND: In the last decade, Parascaris spp. resistance to anthelmintics has been recorded in many countries. In Saudi Arabia, there are limited data available on Parascaris spp. resistance to anthelmintics. OBJECTIVE: To determine the current status of ivermectin, abamectin and praziquantel combined, and fenbendazole resistance to Parascaris spp. in horses in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Three hundred and forty one foals from eleven different farms were examined by faecal egg count (FEC). The foals were all Arab horse...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 26, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Ileocolic junction resection in dogs and cats: 18 cases.
Authors: Fernandez Y, Seth M, Murgia D, Puig J Abstract There is limited veterinary literature about dogs or cats with ileocolic junction resection and its long-term follow-up. To evaluate the long-term outcome in a cohort of dogs and cats that underwent resection of the ileocolic junction without extensive (≥50%) small or large bowel resection. Medical records of dogs and cats that had the ileocolic junction resected were reviewed. Follow-up information was obtained either by telephone interview or e-mail correspondence with the referring veterinary surgeons. Nine dogs and nine cats were included. The most comm...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 25, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effects of performance dentistry on equine rideability: a randomized, blinded, controlled trial.
This study attempted to determine: 1) if degree of dental malocclusion assigned prior to dental treatment was associated with equine rideability, assessed using a standardized score and 2) if performance dentistry improved this score. ANIMALS: Thirty-Eight Franches-Montagnes stallions. METHODS: All horses were examined and assigned a dental malocclusion score by a veterinary dentist and randomized into two groups: sham treatment (Groups S) or performance dentistry including occlusal equilibration (Group D). The horses were ridden twice before and three times after treatment by a professional dressage rider (unaware...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 12, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Whip-like heterophil projections in consecutive blood films from an injured gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) with systemic inflammation.
Authors: Stacy NI, Fredholm DV, Rodriguez C, Castro L, Harvey JW PMID: 28460581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 5, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

The role of rodents in Avian Influenza outbreaks in poultry farms: a review.
Authors: Velkers FC, Blokhuis SJ, Kroeze EJBV, Burt SA Abstract Avian influenza outbreaks continue to strike poultry worldwide, affecting human and animal health and welfare and representing a substantial economic burden. Wild migratory birds, especially waterfowl and shore birds, are associated with global spread of avian influenza virus (AIV). Although direct contact with wild birds and virus-contaminated fomites is unlikely in modern non-free range poultry farms applying standard biosecurity measures, AIV outbreaks still occur. This suggests involvement of other intermediate factors for virus transmission betwee...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 5, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

The epidemiology, molecular characterization and clinical pathology of circovirus infections in pigeons  - current knowledge.
This article reviews the existing body of knowledge about the PiCV and PiCV infections in pigeons. PMID: 28463055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Veterinary Quarterly)
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - May 5, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research

Arcobacter: an emerging food-borne zoonotic pathogen, its public health concerns and advances in diagnosis and control - a comprehensive review.
Authors: Ramees TP, Dhama K, Karthik K, Rathore RS, Kumar A, Saminathan M, Tiwari R, Malik YS, Singh RK Abstract Arcobacter has emerged as an important food-borne zoonotic pathogen, causing sometimes serious infections in humans and animals. Newer species of Arcobacter are being incessantly emerging (presently 25 species have been identified) with novel information on the evolutionary mechanisms and genetic diversity among different Arcobacter species. These have been reported from chickens, domestic animals (cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, dogs), reptiles (lizards, snakes and chelonians), meat (poultry, pork, goat, l...
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - April 27, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research