Ireneusz Balicki

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OBJECTIVE To perform a clinical, ophthalmological, and electroretinographic assessment of retinopathic lesions in German Shepherd dogs. ANIMALS The study was conducted on 14 German Shepherds diagnosed with retinopathy during the course of an ophthalmological checkup. The animals were systemically healthy police dogs used for patrolling and tracking duties(More)
The objective of the present research was to assess the usability of three diagnostic imaging modalities for canine prostate gland evaluation. The studies included 33 male dogs of various breeds. A radiographic diagnostic procedure was employed as well as dual modality ultrasound imaging, i.e. transabdominal (TAUS) and transrectal (TRUS). Radiograms were(More)
The present study was aimed at determination of keratoconjunctivitis sicca occurrence in crossbred dogs. The investigations covered 36 mongrel dogs with keratoconjunctivitis sicca recognized by the ophthalmic examination. Patients' age and sex was established. The ophthalmic evaluation protocol included: the conjunctiva examination (humidity, redness,(More)
Chronic Superficial Keratitis (CSK) is an autoimmune mediated inflammation of the cornea, that is usually bilateral but often with nonsymmetrical manifestation. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence and appearance of clinical symptoms of CSK in German Shepherd dogs in Poland and Slovakia. CSK was diagnosed in 308 German Shepherds for a(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection of three cats in Poland showing signs of fever, swollen and painful joints, pale mucous membranes and epistaxis. Morulae consistent with A phagocytophilum were present within the neutrophils of two of the cats. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was found targeting the 16S rRNA(More)
The objective of the studies was to examine the influence of sedatives drugs: Relanium and Fenactil on clinical parameters, blood pressure, blood composition, acid-base balance, arterial blood oxygenation, electrolytes, bilirubin and activity of enzymes in sera of sheep. Basing on these data the more effective drug for sedation in sheep has been chosen. It(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the treatment of chronic superficial keratitis (CSK) in dogs with the use of tacrolimus and DMSO. The study was conducted on 16 dogs - 7 males and 9 females, aged 3 to 11 years, diagnosed with CSK. The disease was treated with ophthalmic drops containing 0.02% tacrolimus and 50% DMSO, administered to the ocular(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of 0.02% tacrolimus ophthalmic drops application for chronic superficial keratitis (CSK) treatment in dogs. The studies included 14 German Shepherd dogs – eight males and six females, aged 2-10 years affected with CSK. The drops were administered to the ocular surface three times a day. Prior to the treatment(More)
The study was conducted on 18 mixed-breed dogs, aged 2.5 to 10 years. All patients were diagnosed with immunemediated keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) during an ophthalmological examination. A total of 33 corneas and conjunctivae were affected by the disease. Based on the results of Schirmer’s test (STT), the patients were divided into three equal groups.(More)
Surgical experiment of closing broncho-pleural fistula by muscle flap from the chest wall was conducted on the sheep model. The procedure was completed in two stages. During the first thoracotomy the middle lobe of the right lung was removed. In the second stage the vascularised muscle flap of the latissimus dorsi was inserted in the pleural space and(More)