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Novel Keratinase from Bacillus subtilis S14 Exhibiting Remarkable Dehairing Capabilities
ABSTRACT We report the isolation of a keratinolytic-producing Bacillus subtilis strain and the characterization of the exceptional dehairing properties of its subtilisin-like keratinase. This enzymeExpand
Herd-level risk factors for Neospora caninum seroprevalence in dairy farms in southern Brazil.
A cross-sectional study was used to test the relationship between herd seroprevalence to Neospora caninum and various potential herd-level risk factors in 60 dairy farms located in two distinctExpand
Neosporosis as a cause of abortion in dairy cattle in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil.
Forty-six aborted bovine fetuses submitted to the Faculty of Veterinary, Department of Clinical Pathology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, were examined histopathologically.Expand
Lysosomal Storage Disease Caused by Sida carpinifolia Poisoning in Goats
A neurologic disease characterized by ataxia, hypermetria, hyperesthesia, and muscle tremors of the head and neck was observed for 2 years in a flock of 28 Anglo-Nubian and Saanen goats on a farmExpand
Immunopathological investigations on bovine digital epidermitis
Paraffin-embedded fragments of bovine digital skin lesions were sectioned and stained with Warthin-Starry, haematoxylin and eosin, Grocott’s methenamine silver and immunohistochemical techniques.Expand
Identification of swainsonine as a glycoside inhibitor responsible for Sida carpinifolia poisoning.
The indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine has been identified as the toxic constituent of Sida carpinifolia, a native perennial shrub-like plant, reported to produce neurological disorders in goats andExpand
Isolation of steroidal sapogenins implicated in experimentally induced cholangiopathy of sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens in Brazil.
As part of an experimental study, crystal-associated cholangiopathy was induced in 9 sheep by grazing pure pastures of Brachiaria decumbens in Brazil. One of these sheep showed characteristic lesionsExpand
Experimentally Induced Cholangiohepatopathy by Dosing Sheep with Fractionated Extracts from Brachiaria Decumbens
Cholangiohepatopathy was induced in 5 lambs by oral administration of extracts from signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens) in Brazil. Grossly there were pale foci multifocally distributed throughout theExpand
Granulomatous Encephalitis in a Neurologically Impaired Goat Kid Associated with Degeneration of Neospora Caninum Tissue Cysts
Congenital Neospora caninum infection was diagnosed in a Saanen goat from a farm in southern Brazil. The kid was unable to nurse and had difficulty rising, ataxia, and opistothotonos. The neurologicExpand
Anti-tick monoclonal antibody applied by artificial capillary feeding in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus females.
The tick Rhipicephalus microplus is an ectoparasite harmful to livestock, a vector of disease agents that affects meat and milk production. However, resistance to acaricides reflects the need forExpand