E. K. Ludvikova

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A serological survey for West Nile virus (WNV) infection involved 395 horses from 43 administrative districts of the Czech Republic (163 animals) and 29 districts of Slovakia (232 animals), sampled between 2008 and 2011. Using a plaque-reduction neutralization microtest, antibodies to WNV were not detected in any horse from the Czech Republic, whereas 19(More)
Objective of the study was to assess histopathological changes in horses with a clinical history of exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) with special reference to polysaccharide storage myopathy and to compare histopathological findings in horses with and without a clinical history of ER. In total 39 muscle samples were collected, from horses with a history of(More)
Three cases of nutritional myodegeneration caused by selenium deficiency in adult horses are described. Difficulty in eating and drinking was a common clinical sign in all horses. Blood biochemistry revealed a marked elevation of muscle enzymes and low glutathione peroxidase activity or low selenium concentration in whole blood in all cases. The treatment(More)
The occurrence of sleep disorder in three half sibling Lipizzaner is described. Sleepiness, swaying, stumbling, carpal joints buckling and falling down onto the carpal joints had been present since early foal age in all of them. Clinical signs had gradually reduced since the age of 2 years in cases 1 and 3. Sleepiness was induced by going out from the(More)
Insertion–deletion polymorphism of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) region V was examined in three Kazakh populations inhabiting different regions of Kazakhstan. The 9-bp deletion was revealed in all three populations examined. In Altai population the 4-bp insertion was also found. The presence of these polymorphic variants was confirmed by DNA sequencing.
The first case of post anaesthetic myelopathy in a horse is described. A two year old 530 kg Shire stallion underwent surgical removal of a granuloma in the ventral sternal region under general inhalation anaesthesia in dorsal recumbency. Total duration of the operation was 85 min. The anaesthesia was uneventful except for profuse sweating and arterial(More)
Equine grass sickness (EGS) is a degenerative polyneuropathy affecting postganglionic parasympathetic and sympathetic neurons. The major clinical signs relate to dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract and the condition is frequently fatal. EGS has been reported in different parts of the world including Europe. This paper describes the first case of(More)
The polymorphism of the major noncoding region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA D loop, 528 bp) has been studied in samples from three modern Kazakh populations (from Almaty, the Semipalatinsk Region, and the Altai Mountains) and in DNA samples of ancient human populations of the Kazakhstani Altai. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length(More)
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