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  • J R August
  • 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)
  • J R August
  • 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)
  • J R August
  • 1991
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)
Patent ductus venosus was identified in a young dog. Surgical attenuation of the anomalous vessel was performed by partial ligation of the left hepatic vein. Clinical signs resolved after surgery, and laboratory values returned to normal. Jejunal venous portography, performed 8 weeks after surgery, revealed complete occlusion of the patent ductus venosus,(More)
Activities of serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were determined in healthy cats and in cats before and after treatment: common bile duct ligation, carbon tetrachloride administration, sham surgery, or anesthesia only. Significant (P less than 0.01) increases in serum GGT, ALP, and ALT(More)
  • J R August
  • 1984
A thorough understanding of the epizootiology of FCV and FRTV is critical when implementing control measures in premises with enzootic URD. Failure to properly segregate cats, reduce fomite contamination, or implement a vaccination schedule most suited to that population will undoubtedly allow perpetuation of disease. Several questions remain unanswered(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)