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Bilateral chronic granulomatous nephritis and meningoencephalitis were diagnosed on necropsy of a 2-year-old male Great Dane dog. The causative agent was identified as Balamuthia mandrillaris, based on morphologic features, immunohistochemical staining, and deoxyribonucleic acid detection using the polymerase chain reaction with newly designed primer pairs.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate use of an ameroid ring constrictor (ARC) for treatment for single extrahepatic portosystemic shunts (PSSs) and identify factors associated with postoperative death, continued portosystemic shunting, and long-term outcome in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 168 dogs with a single extrahepatic PSS. PROCEDURE Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical signs and rhinoscopic, computed tomographic, and histologic abnormalities in dogs with idiopathic lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 37 dogs. PROCEDURE Clinical information was obtained from medical records. Nasal computed tomographic images and histologic slides of biopsy specimens(More)
Insulin is crucial for granulosa cell (GC) function, follicle growth and ovulation in cows; low insulin levels increase the risk for anoestrus. Apart from insulin concentration, alterations in the insulin receptor (IR) density on GC may affect follicular growth and steroidogenesis. Data about the IR protein distribution in the bovine follicle are scarce.(More)
Bovine papillomavirus (BPV)-1 and -2 is linked to equine sarcoids, a commonly observed skin tumor in horses that is of considerable veterinary importance. Previous studies using in situ hybridization have detected BPV DNA only in fibroblasts and not in keratinocytes of sarcoids. In contrast, normal equine skin latently infected with BPV shows a dysplastic(More)
Serum feline trypsinogen-like immunoreactivity (fTLI) concentrations and abdominal ultrasound have facilitated the noninvasive diagnosis of pancreatitis in cats, but low sensitivities (33% and 20-35%, respectively) have been reported. A radioimmunoassay has been validated to measure feline pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (fPLI), but the assay's(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine detection rates for feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1), Mycoplasma spp, fungi, and bacteria in flush samples and biopsy specimens from the nasal cavities of cats with and without chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 10 CRS-affected cats and 7 cats without signs of respiratory tract disease. PROCEDURES(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Early diagnosis of chronic progressive lymphoedema (CPL) may result in more effective interventions and provide a basis for further investigation of whether early diagnosis could be used as a means of eliminating potential genetic influences by cessation of breeding from affected individuals. HYPOTHESIS Lymphoscintigraphy may(More)
Cystic endometrial hyperplasia (CEH) is an important pathologic condition in the canine uterus and recognized as a common cause of illness and death in this species. The underlying cause and pathogenic mechanism responsible for this condition remains incompletely understood. Aberrant sex steroid hormone receptor expression in the uterus of dogs with CEH has(More)
Chronic progressive lymphedema (CPL) is a debilitating condition identified in Clydesdales, Shires and Belgian draft horses and results in progressive swelling of the lower legs associated with the development of thick skin folds, ulcerations, fibrosis and marked hyperkeratosis. The result is severe discomfort and recurrent secondary infection, often(More)