K Shawn Blood

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The objective of this study was to evaluate animal health status at entry to a feedlot against feedlot performance and carcass value. There were 24 herds represented by 417 calves in a retained ownership program. The health status at entry was represented by the levels of serum antibody to infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus (IBRV), bovine viral(More)
We have cloned and expressed the inducible form of prostaglandin (PG) E synthase from rat and characterized its regulation of expression in several tissues after in vivo lipopoylsaccharide (LPS) challenge. The rat PGE synthase is 80% identical to the human enzyme at the amino acid level and catalyzes the conversion of PGH(2) to PGE(2) when overexpressed in(More)
This study charted 237 fatal cases of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) observed from May 2002 to May 2003 in a single Oklahoma feed yard. Postmortem lung samples were used for agent identification and histopathology. Late in the study, 94 skin samples (ear notches) were tested for Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) by immunohistochemistry (IHC). Bovine(More)
A novel model of hemiplegia in young and aged rats is described. Osmotic minipumps were used to deliver a chronic (7 days), localized application of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) (100 micrograms/microliter/h), to the somatomotor cortex of unrestrained rats. This resulted in an easily quantifiable, contralateral and reversible motor syndrome in both young(More)
As we gain more knowledge regarding the length of immunity produced by vaccinations, vaccines improve to provide a longer duration of immunity, and better methods to test immunity are developed, we are seeing changes in the recommended vaccine schedules for dogs and cats. Vaccine schedules are becoming more individually tailored to the animal. In the(More)
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