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Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Detection of Members of the Ehrlichia phagocytophila Genogroup in Host Animals and Ixodes ricinus Ticks
ABSTRACT A TaqMan PCR was established for identification and quantitation of members of the Ehrlichia phagocytophila group in experimentally infected cows and in Ixodes ricinus ticks. The TaqMan PCRExpand
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Identification of a Granulocytic Ehrlichia Strain Isolated from a Horse in Switzerland and Comparison with Other Rickettsiae of the Ehrlichia phagocytophilaGenogroup
ABSTRACT This case report describes a 12-year-old Arabian mare with granulocytic ehrlichiosis. Clinical signs included fever, apathy, anorexia, icterus, limb edema, and reluctance to move.Expand
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Specificity assessment of feline T-lymphotropic lentivirus serology.
Summary It may be concluded that the specificity of FTLV antibody found by e. g. IF or ELISA can be validated using Western blotting; the conspicuous signals at the 24k and 15k positions provideExpand
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Retrovirus infections in non-domestic felids: serological studies and attempts to isolate a lentivirus.
An African lioness from the Zoo of Zurich had to be euthanized because of an inoperable tumor. The serum tested negative for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) p27 antigen by enzyme-linked immunosorbentExpand
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Cytokine mRNA levels in isolated feline monocytes.
Real-time PCR systems were developed to quantitate cytokine expression in short-time cultivated feline monocytes. Feline-specific interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-alphaExpand
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[Hematological reference values for foals in the first two months of life].
Hematologic reference values were established in 18 healthy foals in the first two months of life. Blood samples were collected prior to colostrum consumption and at 30 hours, 1 week, 3, 5, 7 and 9Expand
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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection leads to increased incidence of feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL)
Abstract Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL), previously known as `neck lesions,' are commonly known in domestic, but also in non-domestic cats. They are characterized byExpand
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Treatment of feline leukemia virus-infected cats with paramunity inducer.
Two placebo-controlled double-blind trials were performed to determine the therapeutic efficacy of the paramunity inducer, Baypamun in feline leukemia virus (FeLV)-infected cats under controlledExpand
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Real-time PCR investigation of feline leukemia virus proviral and viral RNA loads in leukocyte subsets.
Cats exposed to feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a naturally occurring gammaretrovirus develop either progressive or regressive infection. Recent studies using analyses with enhanced sensitivity haveExpand
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Acid-base disorders in milk-fed calves with chronic indigestion
Acid-base disorders were investigated in 50 calves with chronic indigestion and metabolic acidosis. In the calves that were unable to stand up, the acidosis was significantly more severe than in theExpand
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