Charles R. O. Lawoko

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The gastroduodenal mucosa of 30 healthy dogs was examined by endoscope after 7 days of oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug administration. The dogs were divided into five groups. One group received ketoprofen (1 mg/kg every 24 h), one group copper-indomethacin (0.2 mg/kg every 12 h), one group 1 mg of prednisolone and 200 mg of cinchophen (1 tablet(More)
The aims of this study were to develop a gastroscopic food sensitivity testing (GFST) technique for clinical use in dogs and to determine if the results of GFST were influenced by the feeding of a hypoallergenic diet immediately before the testing period ("unmasking"). The technical requirements for GFST were devised during a total of eight endoscopies(More)
Electro-ejaculation is used in rams to collect semen for fertility and bacteriological evaluation. Concern has been expressed about animal welfare implications of EE. Two experiments were carried out to compare the aversiveness of electro-ejaculation, part shearing and free movement, and to determine the changes in plasma cortisol concentration produced by(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to describe the epidemiology of dyspnea presenting to emergency departments (EDs) in the Asia-Pacific region, to understand how it is investigated and treated and its outcome. METHODS Prospective interrupted time series cohort study conducted at three time points in EDs in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and(More)
Plasma cortisol concentrations were determined before, during and after analgesia, anaesthesia and anaesthesia plus ovariohysterectomy in six New Zealand border collie cross bitches. The treatments were: control, analgesia with butorphanol, anaesthesia with thiopentone sodium, halothane and oxygen and anaesthesia plus surgery. In addition, each bitch was(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine accuracy of abdominal radiography in locating radiopaque markers in the gastrointestinal tract and to assess correlation between gastric emptying rate of radiopaque markers and that of canned food. ANIMALS 17 healthy dogs. PROCEDURE Dogs were fed thirty 1.5-mm markers and ten 5-mm markers mixed in sufficient food to meet 25% of(More)
Determinations of gastric emptying time (GET) and small intestinal transit time (SITT) are useful in detecting gastrointestinal motility disorders and partial obstructions of the pylorus or small intestine. Barium-impregnated, polyethylene radiopaque spheres with diameters of 1.5 mm and 5.0 mm have been developed for quantitative assessment of(More)
Reference ranges for gastric emptying time (GET), small intestinal transit time (SITT), and colonic transit time of 1.5-mm and 5-mm radiopaque markers in healthy cats fed a high-fiber meal were determined, and the influence of low-dose diazepam intravenous injection on the gastrointestinal transit of the markers was examined. The mean GETs and SITTs, and(More)
Changes in plasma cortisol concentrations were assessed in bitches in response to nine treatments: control, anaesthesia, analgesia, analgesia followed by anaesthesia, anaesthesia followed by analgesia at intubation, anaesthesia followed by analgesia at extubation, anaesthesia plus surgery, analgesia followed by anaesthesia plus surgery, and anaesthesia plus(More)