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Ulcerative enteritis in broiler chickens occurred at five poultry farms in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan, in February and March, 1987. This is the first incidence of this disease reported for chickens in Japan. The mortality rate was estimated to be 1 to 5%. Ulcerative enteritis in the intestines, and necrosis in the liver and spleen, were observed(More)
Common commercial strain male broilers were intratracheally inoculated with 0.3 ml of fluid containing 10(3.7) embryo infective doses of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) at 14 days of age and 7.5 x 10(6) colony-forming units of Escherichia coli at 18 days of age. Ascites was detected in 15 out of 100 infected birds, which was significantly higher than in a(More)
BACKGROUND Outcome for highly immunogenic lung transplantation remains unsatisfactory despite the development of potent immunosuppressants. The poor outcome may be the result of a lack of minimally invasive methods to detect early rejection. There is emerging clinical evidence that, paradoxically, expression of forkhead box P3 (FOXP3, a specific marker for(More)
Common commercial strain male broilers aged 14 days were intratracheally inoculated with 0.2 ml of 1.2 x 10(6) colony-forming units of Escherichia coli in nutrient broth and kept in a cool environment during the experiment. Ascites was produced in five surviving and two dead birds out of 50 but not in 50 mock-infected control birds. Among the 40 survivors(More)
Feed restriction was attempted for the control of mortality at broiler farms. Respiratory signs were observed in both restricted-feed flocks and fully fed flocks, but they were less severe in the restricted-feed flocks. The death rate in the fully fed flocks began to rise at the age of 4 wk but did not do so in the restricted-feed flocks. Mortality in the(More)
The characteristics and gender differences of the pulmonary hemodynamic parameters of 16 Clawn miniature pigs were examined and the data were compared with reports concerning dogs and other pig species. The pulmonary systolic, diastolic and mean arterial blood pressures of the mini-pig were slightly higher than those of the dog, respectively, but both the(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperlipidemia animal models have been established, but complete gene expression profiles of the transition from normal lipid levels have not been obtained. Miniature pigs are useful model animals for gene expression studies on dietary-induced hyperlipidemia because they have a similar anatomy and digestive physiology to humans, and blood samples(More)
Thickened liver serosal membranes in 24 8-week-old male young broiler chickens with the ascitic syndrome were pathologically examined. Gross changes included inflammation of liver capsules (15/24 cases), right ventricular dilation (24/24 cases), pericarditis (5/24 cases), peritonitis (9/24 cases) and air sacculitis (7/24 cases). Histopathology revealed(More)
Skin morphology of the Clawn miniature pig (CMP) was investigated at the axilla, medial thigh, back and loin. The mean thickness of the epidermis (excluding the corneal layer), the mean number of layers of keratinocytes comprising the epidermis and the mean height of keratinocytes were assessed morphometrically. When observed under a light microscope, the(More)
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