James A. Lechner

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Gastric biopsies from the fundic gland region of 122 dogs and 127 cats were subjected to histopathological examination. The aim of the study was to determine infection rates and degrees of colonization by Helicobacter-like organisms (HLOs), and to ascertain their possible relationship to histopathological changes. In all, 82% of the dogs and 76% of the cats(More)
Between 1989 and 1992, 22 Bernese mountain dogs (18 females and four males) aged between two and seven years, which had been suffering for some weeks from weight loss, anorexia, apathy, vomiting, polydipsia and polyuria, were examined. All of them had high blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine concentrations, and many had hyperphosphataemia,(More)
The injection anaesthetic propofol (Disoprivan) was used in 85 cats for performing gastroduodenoscopy. Anaesthesia and feasibility for executing endoscopy were evaluated. Two cats suffered from a transient (30 sec) respiratory arrest. In any other cases stable cardiovascular and acceptable respiratory conditions were observed. The endoscopy was easy to(More)
The ICG test is recommended as a replacement for the nowadays rarely performed BSP test. ICG has less side effects, and it has a greater range of use. Extrahepatic influences are of little importance. Disadvantages are the greater cost and extra equipment required, the labile nature of the dye solution and the calculation procedure. Reference ("normal")(More)
For the first time, a poxvirus infection was diagnosed as an etiologic agent of dermal disease in a living domestic cat in Germany. A literature survey, the clinical symptoms of the infection and the diagnostic procedures are described. Poxvirus infections should be considered as a differential diagnosis in feline dermatologic problems.