Andrea Abdala Frank

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Coniine, an alkaloid of Conium maculatum (poison hemlock), was administered by gavage to immature chickens, quails, and turkeys at 0, 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg body weight. At 25 mg coniine/kg body weight, clinical signs were observed only in quails (2/10) and consisted of excitement, depression, hypermetria, seizures, opisthotonos, and flaccid paralysis.(More)
Five 20-week-old tom turkeys from a flock of range turkeys were presented for examination; the flock had a history of salivation, tremors, paralysis, and increased mortality. Necropsy revealed numerous seeds identified as seeds from Conium maculatum (poison hemlock) within the crop, proventriculus, and gizzard. Histopathologic alterations were limited to(More)
Three horses were examined because of exophthalmos and others signs indicative of a space-occupying orbital mass. In 2 horses, exenteration was used to remove the orbital mass. In a third horse, an orbital tumor and lung metastases were found at necropsy. Routine histologic and Grimelius' histochemical staining were used on fixed tissues;(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the nutritional status of elderly subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. METHODS Subjects of both genders (n=40) diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease according to NINCDS-ADRDA criteria, participated in the study. Socioeconomic status, activities of daily life, anthropometric, clinical and dietary profiles(More)
A 5-year-old Arabian horse was admitted with a 5-day history of undulant pyrexia of unknown origin, inappetence, obtundation, and acute collapse. Physical examination results were unremarkable except for a grade II/VI left-sided systolic cardiac murmur and abdominal splinting. Mild chronic inflammatory changes were evident on clinicopathologic evaluation.(More)
A 6-year-old, primiparous female squirrel monkey, diagnosed as being at approximately 100 days of gestation, developed clinical signs of pregnancy toxemia. An ovariohysterectomy was performed and complete recovery followed supportive treatment. Based on histopathology, a diagnosis of incomplete abortion and hydrometrosis was made.
A spectrum of related malacic disorders called Simmental multifocal symmetrical encephalopathy have been reported in Simmental and Simmental crossbred cattle in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The cause of this condition is unknown. We describe multifocal polioencephalomyelomalacia in Simmental calves reared in Oregon, USA, with morphologic lesions(More)
To provide long-term gastric fistulas for collection of third-compartment gastric contents, Janeway mucosal tube gastrostomy was performed, using a gastrointestinal stapling instrument, in 6 castrated adult male llamas. Mean operative time (+/- SEM) was 65 +/- 4.16 minutes. All llamas survived the 6-week study period. Of the 6 llamas, 5 did not have signs(More)
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