Arthur M Siegel

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Two epidemiologic studies of risk factors for transmission of Toxoplasma gondii to swine were conducted for farms in Illinois. The first study was a cross-sectional survey of swine farms from the state of Illinois pseudorabies testing program, in which farm owners or managers were interviewed by telephone regarding presence of risk factors for transmission(More)
Risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infection in workers and residents of swine farms were studied on 43 farms in Illinois. Blood samples were collected from 174 adults in 1993. The T. gondii seroprevalence was 31%. An interview was conducted with each participant, obtaining information on demographic characteristics and behaviors suspected to affect the(More)
A serologic survey that tested for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii was conducted, using the modified direct agglutination test, on 6,965 serum samples collected from swine in 179 herds in Illinois in 1992. In breeding swine, results for 1,057 of 5,080 (20.8%) sera tested were positive. In growing/finishing swine, results for 59 of 1,885 (3.1%) sera tested(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine nonenteric sites associated with Escherichia coli isolates in dogs and the antimicrobial susceptibilities of the isolates. DESIGN Retrospective study. SAMPLE POPULATION 17,000 canine specimens. PROCEDURE Medical records of 17,000 canine specimens submitted for bacteriologic culture were examined and the number of isolations of E(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of systemic hypertension in cats with diabetes mellitus and establish ranges for echocardiographic variables in diabetic cats. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 14 cats with diabetes mellitus and 19 healthy control cats. PROCEDURE Systolic blood pressure was measured indirectly with a noninvasive Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify, using radiographic and computed tomographic (CT) techniques, the effects of surgical procedures most commonly combined to treat dogs with medial patellar luxation (MPL). STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. METHODS Six dogs with 8 MPL were studied. Radiographs and CT of the pelvic limbs were obtained before and immediately after(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare 4 therapeutic techniques to reduce soft tissue swelling after cranial cruciate ligament repair in the dog. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS Twenty-four dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). METHODS Dogs with naturally occurring CCLR, were surgically repaired by an extracapsular technique and randomly divided(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of an osteoconductive resorbable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) on the holding power of bone screws in canine pelvises and to compare the effect with that for polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). SAMPLE POPULATION 35 pelvises obtained from canine cadavers. PROCEDURE Each pelvis was sectioned longitudinally. Within each pair of(More)
A commercially available veterinary suture anchor was tested in the acetabula and femurs of canine cadavers. Size #2 suture anchor constructs were compared to a traditional screw and Teflon spiked washer constructs in a model of coxofemoral luxation repair. The screw/washer constructs failed at a higher maximum load than the #2 anchor constructs. In the(More)