Jill E Maddison

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Continuing professional development (CPD) is widely recognized as an important element in effective lifelong learning for veterinary surgeons. Traditional methods of CPD do not suit all learners, as issues such as location, time, cost, and structure sometimes prevent individuals from completing the required number of CPD study hours per year. The rapid(More)
The degree to which dog owners complied with instructions to administer a 5 to 10 day course of antimicrobial medication to their pets was assessed using microprocessor based monitoring devices. Twenty two clients gave an average of 84% of prescribed doses of amoxycillin-clavulanate. No difference was found between twice and thrice daily dosing regimens in(More)
A repeated-measures study was conducted on 5 dogs to clinically, radiographically, and echocardiographically characterize the actions of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, enalapril, before and after development of experimentally induced heart failure. Heart failure was artificially induced, using a surgically implanted programmable ventricular(More)
Excitatory amino acid receptor binding parameters were investigated in a spontaneous dog model of chronic hepatic encephalopathy. L-[3H]Glutamate, (+)-[3H]-5-methyl-10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5,10-im ine maleate ([3H]MK-801), [3H]kainate, and alpha-[3H]-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid ([3H]AMPA) binding experiments were(More)
Cerebrocortical [3H]L-glutamate uptake was examined using brain slices and synaptosomes obtained from rats with portal vein and bile duct ligation. In addition, the effect of in vitro addition of 5 mM ammonia on glutamate uptake parameters was determined. There was no significant difference in brain slice or synaptosomal glutamate uptake in rats with portal(More)
Hepatic encephalopathy occurs in a number of different species as a result of either congenital portacaval shunts or acquired liver disease. Despite intensive research, the neurochemical basis of the disorder has not been defined. Theories to explain the cerebral dysfunction that accompanies acute or chronic hepatic failure include 1) ammonia acting as the(More)
Plasma gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-like activity, plasma GABA and the brain GABA-benzodiazepine receptor complex were studied in rats with chronic hepatic encephalopathy. Portal vein ligation (after prior subcutaneous transposition of the spleen) results in complete portal bypass of splanchnic blood. In addition, significant hepatocellular damage was(More)
Brain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor density, affinity, and function, and plasma GABA-like activity were determined in rats with acute hepatic encephalopathy induced by an intraperitoneal injection of thioacetamide. In addition, the effect of various stress factors on brain GABA binding was assessed. Plasma GABA-like activity was significantly(More)
Two Devon Rex cats from the same litter, which had no evidence of liver disease, malabsorption of vitamin K or chronic ingestion of coumarin derivatives, were found to have plasma deficiencies of factors II, VII, IX and X. Oral treatment with vitamin K1 resulted in the normalization of these coagulation factors. After taking liver biopsies it was(More)
A survey of veterinarians' use of antibacterial drugs was conducted by distributing a questionnaire to Australian practitioners. Respondents were asked to indicate their general patterns of use of various systemic antibacterial drugs and drug combinations in dogs and their approach to certain specified clinical disorders. Overall, antibacterials of the(More)