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Mycoplasmas associated with canine infectious respiratory disease.
The species of mycoplasma present throughout the respiratory tract of dogs with and without CIRD were determined and isolation of M. cynos was correlated with an increased severity of CIRD, younger age and a longer time in the kennel. Expand
Prevalence of Hemotropic Mycoplasmas in Healthy and Unhealthy Cats and Dogs in Spain
- X. Roura, I. Peters, +7 authors S. Tasker
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation…
- 1 March 2010
The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of hemoplasmas in cats and dogs from the Barcelona area of Spain with the use of species-specific quantitative polymerase chain reaction… Expand
A comparison of the survival times of dogs treated with mitotane or trilostane for pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism.
There were no significant differences between the survival times for animals treated with trilostane and those treated with mitotane and only age at diagnosis and weight were significantly negatively associated with survival in the multivariable model. Expand
Evidence of Multiple Virulence Subtypes in Nosocomial and Community-Associated MRSA Genotypes in Companion Animals from the Upper Midwestern and Northeastern United States
The presence of human MRSA clones in these animals suggests possible reverse zoonotic transmission and the first case of a USA300 genotype in a pig is reported. Expand
Limitations of using feline coronavirus spike protein gene mutations to diagnose feline infectious peritonitis
It is demonstrated that S gene mutation analysis in FCoVs does not substantially improve the ability to diagnose FIP as compared to detection of FCoV alone. Expand
Haemoplasmas: Lessons learnt from cats
Use of PCR assays has provided an accurate method of diagnosing haemoplasma infection and quantifying response to therapy, including in non-feline host animals, as presumed zoonotic haemopolasma infections are now being documented. Expand
Development and use of real-time PCR to detect and quantify Mycoplasma haemocanis and “Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum” in dogs
This is the first report of canine haemoplasma qPCR assays that use an internal control to confirm the presence of amplifiable sample DNA, and their application to prevalence studies. Expand
Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction detection of haemoplasmas in healthy and unhealthy dogs from Central Macedonia, Greece.
- K. Tennant, E. Barker, Z. Polizopoulou, C. Helps, S. Tasker
- The Journal of small animal practice
- 1 December 2011
No association was found between haemoplasma status and age, sex, breed, health status, presence of anaemia, selected biochemistry parameters, presenceof ectoparasites, routine ectopARasiticide treatment or the presence of selected tick-borne diseases. Expand
Haemoparasites of free-roaming dogs associated with several remote Aboriginal communities in Australia
This is the first time haemoplasma infections, including a novel species, have been molecularly documented in Australian dogs, and the wide regional variation in prevalence of some of the haemoparasite infections detected in this study warrants further investigation. Expand
Phylogenetic Analysis of Feline Coronavirus Strains in an Epizootic Outbreak of Feline Infectious Peritonitis
- E. Barker, S. Tasker, +8 authors S. Siddell
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of veterinary internal medicine
- 20 March 2013
Phylogenetic analysis showed that the FIP‐associated strains of FCoV from the outbreak were very closely related to the fecally derived strains of feline coronavirus from contemporary‐asymptomatic cats. Expand