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Blood group incompatibility causes transfusion reactions and neonatal isoerythrolysis in cats. We investigated the molecular nature of the blood group antigens from cats that had blood type A, B, and AB erythrocytes. Naturally occurring anti-type B antibodies, Triticum vulgaris lectin, monoclonal antibody (MoAb) 32-27, and MoAb R-24 were used in(More)
Extracts from 69 species of lichens were tested for their ability to agglutinate untreated and enzyme-modified erythrocytes from a panel of blood typed dogs. Forty-three lichen species reacted positively with either untreated or enzyme-modified cells. Many extracts exhibited differential agglutination among red cells tested. The patterns of differential(More)
Effective treatment and control of bovine respiratory disease is dependent upon an accurate diagnosis. This article discusses the approach to diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease from the perspective of respiratory pathology. Topics covered include necropsy examination of the respiratory system, sample collection and submission, and the gross, and(More)
A 5-month-old, intact female, domestic shorthaired cat was presented for evaluation of abdominal distension. Abdominal radiographs revealed a midabdominal mass that contained multiple, irregular, mineralized opacities. The mass was surgically removed, and an ovariohysterectomy performed. The mass was located at the tip of the left uterine horn and was(More)
This is the first report of the production of monoclonal antibodies against elk coronavirus. The nucleoprotein gene of elk coronavirus was amplified by PCR and was cloned and expressed in a prokaryotic expression vector. Recombinant nucleocapsid protein was used to immunize mice for the production of hybridomas. Twelve hybridomas that produced monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND Canine histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is an aggressive malignancy. Hyperferritinemia has been documented in dogs with HS and could serve as a tumor marker aiding in diagnosis and treatment. In people, hyperferritinemia is found in inflammatory diseases, liver disease, and hemolysis, and thus may occur in dogs with these conditions. OBJECTIVE To(More)
The ability of polysulfated glycosaminoglycans (PSGAG) to inhibit the complement cascade was evaluated. The role of complement in inflammation and infection has been well documented. Inhibition of the complement cascade by PSGAG could explain why intra-articularly administered PSGAG diminish diarthrodial joint inflammation and potentiate septic arthritis in(More)
A monoclonal antibody (MAb) (Z3A5) against spike protein subunit of bovine coronavirus (BCV) reacted with the virus in formalin-fixed intestines in an immunoperoxidase test. We found an 88% correlation between immunohistochemistry with Z3A5 and in situ hybridization with a BCV nucleoprotein cDNA probe. MAb Z3A5 reacted with 90 BCV isolates from the United(More)
Six Holstein steers (231 +/- 17 kg) housed in metabolism crates were used in a randomized complete block design with three blocks of two steers based on previous serum insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I concentrations. One of the two steers in each block was implanted with 120 mg trenbolone acetate and 24 mg oestradiol-17beta on day 0. None of the steers(More)