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Hereford calves were infested with Psoroptes ovis. Hemograms were evaluated weekly for 7 weeks during progressively extensive dermatitis and compared to uninfested control calves. Calves were treated with ivermectin and weekly hemograms were compared for 4 weeks during regression of clinical disease. They developed extensive dermatitis and marked decreases(More)
Hereford heifer calves were experimentally infested with Psoroptes ovis. Histologic examination of skin specimens was conducted at weekly intervals before and after treatment with ivermectin on postinfestation week 7. Electron microscopy revealed numerous degranulating mast cells in the skin of infested but not in control calves. many active, as well as(More)
To determine the effect of Psoroptes ovis on the energy metabolism of heifers, 32 calves were randomly assigned to four treatments in a 2 X 2 factorial arrangement. Calves were fed the same diet at two intake levels, high or low, and were either infested or were not infested with P. ovis mites. Calves were housed in antigrooming stanchions. Body composition(More)
Nine Hereford calves were infested with Psoroptes ovis and were allowed to develop clinical mange during a 9-week period. Blood, serum, and urine samples were obtained before and after calves were infested and were compared with those from 3 noninfested control calves. All calves were euthanatized and necropsied 9 weeks after they were infested. Gross and(More)
We measured the permeability of fluvastatin, lovastatin, and its pharmacologically active hydroxy acid (HA) across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) with three different techniques. The brain uptake index (BUI) technique yielded values for fluvastatin and HA below the limit of detection of this method; in contrast, brain extraction of lovastatin was high: 57(More)
Bovine scabies in a clinical problem during the cool autumn and cold winter months. In south Texas it is necessary to stanchion animals in order to elicit patent infestation during summer months. Environmental factors and grooming have been purported to account for summer resistance to infestation. However, stanchioned animals exhibit varied levels of(More)
Ten stanchioned heifers, heavily infested with Psoroptes ovis (Hering), were each given a single subcutaneous injection of 200 micrograms of ivermectin/kg. Another 10 heavily infested heifers (stanchioned) were injected subcutaneously with the solvent system (vehicle) used to formulate the ivermectin. Treatment with the vehicle did not reduce mite(More)
Moxidectin, a systemic insecticide, was evaluated for its efficacy against the migrating first instars of the common cattle grub, Hypoderma lineatum, and against nematode egg production in beef cattle. It was observed that all three levels (0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 mg moxidectin kg-1) were 100% effective against cattle grubs when administered as a s.c. injection.(More)
This is the first report of a neonatal withdrawal syndrome associated with maternal hydroxyzine treatment (150 mg/day) confirmed by measurements of hydroxyzine plasma concentrations in the mother and infant after birth. Hydroxyzine plasma concentrations were measured by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Neurological symptoms with low neonatal(More)