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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of haemoplasma infection in cats in Portugal and to assess risk factors for infection. METHODS Real-time polymerase chain reaction techniques were used to assess 236 urban and rural cats from central and southern Portugal. RESULTS The overall prevalence of haemoplasma in the target(More)
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of antimicrobial resistance within otic pathogens has created a need for alternative therapies of otitis externa (OE). Evidence suggests that medical grade honey (MGH) may be effective against drug-resistant pathogens. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES The efficacy of a commercial MGH compound was assessed in an open clinical trial. We(More)
The aim of this study is to test the permeation of human recombinant erythropoietin (rHuEPO) across conjunctiva, cornea, and sclera in an ex vivo model. Thirty fresh pig eyes were collected from a slaughterhouse. Conjunctivas (n = 10), corneas (n = 10), and scleras (n = 10) were surgically dissected from surrounding tissues. Ocular membranes were placed(More)
In man, the combination of cancer and its treatment increases patients' susceptibility to opportunistic infections, due to immune system impairment. In veterinary medicine little information is available concerning this issue. In order to evaluate if a similar dysfunction is induced in small animals undergoing chemotherapy, we assessed the complete blood(More)
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