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From August 1990 to June 1991, a moderate die-off of 4- to 5-year-old green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) occurred at Cayman Turtle Farm, Grand Cayman, British West Indies. Clinical signs included lethargy, anorexia, and inability to dive. Many of the ill turtles floated on the surface of their tanks. There was no apparent sex predilection. Complete(More)
Ranaviruses (genus Ranavirus) have been observed in disease epidemics and mass mortality events in free-ranging amphibian, turtle, and tortoise populations worldwide. Infection is highly fatal in turtles, and the potential impact on endangered populations could be devastating. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of ranavirus DNA in blood and(More)
In a retrospective study of proliferative interstitial pneumonia in viperid and nonviperid snakes, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded lungs from 52 snakes were screened for immunohistochemical reactivity to ophidian paramyxovirus. All snakes were from zoological collections that experienced mortalities attributed to paramyxovirus infection. Of the 52 snakes,(More)
The protonmotive force, as well as the mitochondrial and cytosolic concentrations of malate, 2-oxoglutarate, glutamate and aspartate, were determined in livers from hypo-, eu- and hyper-thyroid rats, by density-gradient centrifugation of freeze-clamped livers in non-aqueous solvents [Soboll, Akerboom, Schwenke, Haase & Sies (1980) Biochem. J. 192, 951-954].(More)
A 10-day-old female southern white rhinoceros calf (Ceratotherium simum simum) was diagnosed with a patent urachus after urine was observed dribbling from the umbilicus. After being separated from its mother, the animal was sedated with i.m. butorphanol and anesthetized with isoflurane in oxygen for surgical correction of the patent urachus. Mild(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine cardiopulmonary effects of intraosseous administration of propofol in green iguanas (Iguana iguana). DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 14 green iguanas. PROCEDURE Anesthesia was induced in 4 iguanas with propofol (10 mg/kg [4.5 mg/lb] of body weight, intraosseously). Heart and respiratory rates, functional hemoglobin oxygen(More)
Two juvenile sibling male Muntjak deer (Muntiacus muntjak) with histories of depression, ataxia, circling and visual deficits were studied. Cerebrospinal fluid analyses revealed vacuolated macrophages that contained long parallel needle-like intracytoplasmic inclusions. Light microscopically, nerve cell bodies throughout the brain, ganglion cells within the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine safety, anesthetic variables, and cardiopulmonary effects of i.v. infusion of propofol for induction and maintenance of anesthesia in wild turkeys. ANIMALS 10 healthy, adult wild turkeys. PROCEDURE Anesthesia was induced by i.v. administration of propofol (5 mg/kg of body weight) over 20 seconds and was maintained for 30 minutes(More)
Building a methodology for developing and maintaining CBR applications is an important goal currently addressed by CBR researchers and practitioners. Since CBR application development is a special kind of software development, building a CBR methodology can certainly be viewed as a software engineering research and development activity. This paper presents(More)