Brad M Debey

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To determine if sheep scrapie agent(s) in the United States would induce a disease in cattle resembling bovine spongiform encephalopathy, 18 newborn calves were inoculated intracerebrally with a pooled suspension of brain from 9 sheep with scrapie. Half of the calves were euthanatized 1 year after inoculation. All calves kept longer than 1 year became(More)
The lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-associated protein (LAP) was extracted from Pasteurella haemolytica serotype A1 strains L101 (bovine origin) and 82-25 (ovine origin). Extracts contained 0.017% total LPS and appeared as only two bands at 14 and 16.6 kDa after sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. To determine the extent of pulmonary(More)
A commercially acquired anti-human macrophage antibody (anti-CD68; EBM11) was used in an immunocytochemical technique to detect macrophages in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues from cattle, pigs, humans, rats, turkeys, dogs, and cats. In healthy cattle, the antibody labeled alveolar macrophages, pulmonary intravascular cells (presumably(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the concentration and duration of fecal shedding of Escherichia coli O157:H7 between calves fed milk replacer with or without antibiotic (oxytetracycline and neomycin) supplementation. Eighteen 1-wk-old Holstein calves were orally inoculated with a strain of E. coli O157:H7 (3.6 x 10(8) cfu/calf) made resistant to(More)
A 6-year-old, spayed female rottweiler was referred for left forelimb lameness followed by tetraparesis. A mast cell tumor compressing the spinal cord at the level of the sixth cervical to first thoracic (C6-T1) vertebrae was diagnosed based on cervical myelography and necropsy findings. This was considered a primary extracutaneous mast cell tumor, as no(More)
A total of 81 Pasteurella multocida isolates from healthy and diseased dairy and beef cattle originating from various geographical locations was examined by rRNA gene restriction site polymorphism analysis (ribotyping), restriction endonuclease analysis (REA), SDS-PAGE analysis of whole-cell (WCP) and outer-membrane (OMP) proteins, and capsule and somatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pathogenic potential of an adenovirus isolated from a goat. ANIMALS 14 colostrum-deprived, isolation-reared goat kids approximately 3 weeks old. PROCEDURE Kids were inoculated with either cell culture fluid containing adenovirus (n = 10) or uninfected cell culture fluid (n = 4): 2 ml transtracheally and 1 ml/nostril. Clinical(More)
A virus (T94-0353) isolated from the small intestine of a 3-week-old kid with diarrhea and serous ocular and nasal discharge was identified as an adenovirus based on morphologic and physicochemical characteristics. Neutralization tests and restriction endonuclease analysis comparing the caprine adenovirus with the prototype bovine and ovine adenovirus(More)
Adenoviral infections were diagnosed in three neonatal lambs that died spontaneously, and no other etiologic agents were identified. Clinical signs were anorexia, weakness, abdominal distention, and sudden death. Microscopic lesions consisted of multifocal necrotizing hepatitis, multifocal subacute interstitial nephritis, and loss of enterocytes from(More)
A 4 yr old, spayed female domestic shorthair was referred with a 2 mo history of weight loss, anorexia, and diarrhea. Skin fragility was noted on presentation and a large skin tear measuring 5 cm × 5 cm was obvious over the dorsal cervical region. The patient was previously treated with short-term prednisone that was discontinued 6 wk before presentation.(More)