John R August

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  • John R August
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
  • 1984
Mainly through studies inducing experimental infection of susceptible cats, significant advances have recently been made in our understanding of the pathogenesis of FIP. Much of this knowledge should not presently be directly extrapolated to field cases of FIP, because the route of infection and challenge dose and strain of virus may be significantly(More)
  • John R August
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
  • 1988
Dogs and cats with long-standing otitis externa pose a difficult diagnostic challenge for the veterinarian, because chronically affected ears usually have the same appearance regardless of the underlying cause(s). In patients with chronic otitis externa, the disease is often caused by different combinations of primary, predisposing, and perpetuating(More)
Biopsy specimens of skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve from two dogs with primary hypothyroidism but without clinical neuromuscular disease were studied with histological, histochemical and morphometric techniques. The most prominent change in skeletal muscle was variation in fiber size associated with a pronounced reduction in mean diameter of type II(More)
Progressive dyspnea in a dog began 1 month after it had been hit by a car. Radiographs revealed diffuse interstitial and alveolar pneumonia. Large numbers of embryonated eggs were observed in bronchial washings; and many small nematodes, later identified as Filaroides hirthi, were found in the fine needle aspirates of pulmonary tissue. Numerous nematode(More)
One of seven dogs with clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism had clinical evidence of neuromuscular disorder. Clinical diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism was confirmed by plasma cortisol concentrations before and after adrenocorticotrophin hormone and dexamethasone administration. Electromyographic studies showed bizarre, high frequency discharges in all(More)
Cats that are persistently infected with FeLV or feline immunodeficiency virus but are not manifesting clinical signs of disease are at risk for developing a wide variety of immunosuppressive, degenerative, or neoplastic diseases. Infected cats should be isolated to prevent transmission of virus to healthy cats, and to protect infected cats from exposure to(More)
  • John R August
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
  • 1983
Several areas of feline gastroenterology deserve critical attention in the near future. For example, as compared with the dog, little is known about the various causes of malabsorptive disease in the cat. So frequently, intestinal biopsy samples reveal nothing more than intestinal thickening with fibrosis and nonspecific mild cellular infiltration, and the(More)