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The lectin-binding patterns of mammalian zonae pellucidae were investigated to determine whether differences reflected their characteristic carbohydrate distribution patterns. Ovaries isolated from rodents (mouse, rat and hamster), rabbits, cats, dogs and pigs were fixed with glutaraldehyde and embedded in paraffin wax. Sections 5 microns, were(More)
Seventeen client-owned dogs diagnosed with spirocercosis-associated esophageal sarcomas were retrospectively reviewed. The most common clinical signs noticed were vomiting and/or regurgitation (94%), lethargy and depression (59%), pyrexia and anorexia (41% each). Leukocytosis (82%) and microcytic hypochromic anemia (30%) were the most common hematological(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the expression of canine relaxin, relaxin-like factor (RLF), and relaxin receptors within the muscles of the pelvic diaphragm of dogs with perineal hernia (PH) and clinically normal dogs. STUDY DESIGN In vivo comparative study. ANIMALS Fifteen client-owned intact male dogs with PH were studied. Four mature intact male dogs with no(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of gait abnormalities and lameness (GAL) in bitches with pyometra, and their association with clinical and laboratory findings. The study included 79 bitches diagnosed with pyometra and 35 negative control intact bitches presented with other soft tissue surgical disorders. Dogs with a history of(More)
Perivulvar dermatitis is common in obese, older female dogs that have infantile vulvae. Removing the excessive perivulvar skin folds by episioplasty has been recommended as the treatment of choice for perivulvar dermatitis in bitches. This report describes a case of perivulvar dermatitis in a cat that was treated by episioplasty. Ten days after surgery a(More)
A 14-yr-old male brown capuchin monkey (Cebus apella) was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, with stranguria. The history included distal urethral obstruction and a previous surgical attempt to create a urinary diversion through the perineum. A perineal urethrostomy was performed. In a 17-mo(More)
Feline lower urinary tract diseases in general, and urethral obstruction (UO) in particular, are common clinical conditions in cats. The aims of this study were to identify risk factors for UO, to characterise clinical and clinicopathological signs, outcome and recurrence, as well as risk factors for mortality and recurrence. Eighty-two cats with UO were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical features, outcome, risk factors for death, and efficacy of IV administration of lidocaine as a prophylactic treatment for ischemic reperfusion injury in gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 112 dogs with GDV. PROCEDURES Data pertaining to breed; time lag to admission;(More)
The pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni) is an insect of medical significance in the eastern Mediterranean. This report describes three exposure cases in dogs due to ingestion of this moth's caterpillars in Israel. All three dogs were observed in direct contact with caterpillars or pinecones in infested gardens. The disease course and(More)
A 5-year-old, castrated male, domestic shorthair cat presented with firm swelling in the right temporal region of the skull. The cat's jaws were almost locked in the closed position. Radiographs showed a mass with an irregular mineralized matrix superimposed on the caudal right mandible and temporomandibular joint. Surgical exploration revealed that the(More)