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The present study was designed to investigate the prevalence of the pathogenic coccidia species Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii in shed-reared animals in German dairy and fattening facilities. Samples were obtained from 65 cattle farms distributed randomly across all the regions of Germany regardless of the occurrence of clinical problems. The samples(More)
In this study, 51 piglets originating from five different sows were included in the investigations. The animal source of all sows had a history of Clostridium perfringens type A (β2) infection. The piglets of three sows (n = 31) were experimentally infected with Isospora suis within the first 4 h after birth and were randomly assigned to the treatment group(More)
World-wide intensive efforts have been made for more than 20 years to reduce the rate of preterm delivery, but so far without remarkable success. Preterm delivery accounts for 6-9% of all deliveries and very-low-birth-weight infants (< or = 1000 g) total up to about 60% of perinatal mortality. This study reports on a retrospective analysis of fetal outcome(More)
Early registration of disturbances in the development of infants was based on neurological examination. Since 1984 exists the possibility of psychological evaluation of infants and children in early childhood in the Department of Paediatrics of the University of Rostock. Parents of children suffering from disturbances of development receive additionally to(More)