Deborah Ashton

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Results of blood counts on 17 red-necked wallabies (Protemnodon rufogrisea) with confirmed necrobacillosis have been compared with those of 36 clinically normal animals. The most common abnormality in infected animals was a raised fibrinogen level, found in all of the cases tested. Neutrophilia occurred in 10 individuals and neutrophil morphology was(More)
The incidence of congenital anomalies of the uterus has generally been obtained from studies of women undergoing evaluation for infertility, and has been reported as 1-10%. However, the true incidence of uterine malformations is not known. This study reviews hysterosalpingograms obtained for evaluation of tubal closure after transcervical sterilization in(More)
This paper describes virological and epidemiological features of an infection which killed two of three affected cheetahs at Whipsnade Park in 1977. Two animals had profuse skin lesions and the third had an acute haemorrhagic pneumonia. The outbreak was shown to be caused by cowpox virus. Cowpox virus is believed to circulate in small wild animals, but the(More)
Fall blood counts on 56 clinically normal cranes of nine different species have provided reference values for the interpretation of haematological changes in 13 cranes presenting with abnormal clinical signs. Hypochromic anaemia, heterophilia and lymphocytosis were found in birds with probable Mycobacterium avium infection and heterophilia and lymphocytosis(More)
AIMS The 5-year, open-label, prospective, observational helping evaluate reduction in obesity (HERO) study (N = 1106) examines efficacy and safety of the LAP-BAND AP(®) laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) in obese patients. This interim analysis assessed the control of type 2 diabetes (T2D), 1 year after the implantation of the LAGB. METHODS(More)
Clinical and pathological findings from instances of ataxia in a group of wildebeeste (Connochaetes taurinus), two llamas (Llama glama) and one Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius) are presented. Clinically, all the affected animals showed a non-febrile, progressive ataxia. Neuropathologically, Wallerian degeneration was diffuse in the spinal cord of the(More)
Haematological examinations have been carried out on 21 clinically normal male and female adult yaks (Bos grunniens). Animals sedated with xylazine had significantly lower red cell counts, haemoglobin levels and packed cell volumes, fewer lymphocytes and higher monocyte counts than those bled while manually restrained. There were few significant sex(More)