Gilles Fecteau

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The rate of increase in database size and response time requirements has outpaced advancements in processor and mass storage technology. One way to satisfy the increasing demand for processing power and I/O bandwidth in database applications is to have a number of processors, loosely or tightly coupled, serving database requests concurrently. Technologies(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with Neospora caninum infection in dairy herds in Québec and to estimate seroprevalence in case and control herds. DESIGN Herd-based case-control and seroprevalence study. ANIMALS 3,059 cows from 24 case and 22 control dairy herds in Québec. PROCEDURE Blood samples were obtained from each cow, and sera(More)
In vitro transfection of cultured cells combined with nuclear transfer currently is the most effective procedure to produce transgenic livestock. In the present study, bovine primary fetal fibroblasts were transfected with a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-reporter transgene and used as nuclear donor cells in oocyte reconstructions. Because cell(More)
The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of bacteremia in critically ill, neonatal calves with severe diarrhea or depression, and to describe the variety of bacteria involved. Two studies were conducted in the summers of 1991 and 1993 involving 190 neonatal calves, 1-day to 19-days-old. Bacteremia was detected by blood culture in 31%(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the susceptibility of Mycoplasma bovis against six antibiotics using the E test methodology. Fifty-eight isolates of M. bovis originating from 55 affected cattle were evaluated. Specimen originated from: lung tissue, synovial fluid, tracheo-bronchial wash, milk, and external or inner ear discharge. Antimicrobial(More)
The records of 14 cases of bovine hypokalaemia observed between 1983 and 1996 were reviewed. The most common history included a protracted, often infectious, disease. All age groups were represented. Although previously reported as a risk factor, isoflupredone acetate had not been administered to five of the cases. The following clinical signs were recorded(More)
Surveys of consumer satisfaction with psychiatric services are frequently included in program evaluations, ostensibly providing the patient's perspective. However, the consistently high levels of satisfaction reported, despite a wide variety of measures, suggest that these surveys may be of questionable validity. Recognizing that most surveys ask patients(More)
Road traffic collisions (RTCs) are common precipitants of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Two preliminary studies suggest that cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is, on average, effective in treating this disorder, although the major patterns of treatment outcome remain to be identified. Such outcomes might include treatment response, partial response,(More)
Neospora caninum is an important cause of abortion in dairy cattle. The objective of this observational study was to estimate the rate of vertical transmission of N. caninum in dairy herds in Québec and to investigate horizontal transmission in the same herds. The genealogy of cows from 23 dairy herds were examined. Prevalence of seropositive animals in(More)