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Potential Relation Between Mercury Concentrations and Necropsy Findings in Cetaceans from sGerman Waters of the North and Baltic Seas
Abstract Concentrations of total mercury and methylmercury were analysed in muscle, kidney and liver samples from 57 harbour porpoises and three white-beaked dolphins, stranded or by-caught from theExpand
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Carryover of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) from Soil to Plants
  • T. Stahl, J. Heyn, +4 authors H. Brunn
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Archives of environmental contamination and…
  • 1 August 2009
Within the scope of a joint project to study soil-to-plant carryover of polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs), five cultivated plants (spring wheat, oats, potatoes, maize, and perennial ryegrass) wereExpand
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A sertoli cell-specific knockout of connexin43 prevents initiation of spermatogenesis.
The predominant testicular gap junctional protein connexin43 (cx43) is located between neighboring Sertoli cells (SCs) and between SCs and germ cells. It is assumed to be involved in testicularExpand
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Somatic cell counts and bacteriological status in quarter foremilk samples of cows in Hesse, Germany--a longitudinal study.
Somatic cell counts (SCC) are generally used as an indicator of udder health. Currently in Germany, 100,000 cells/mL is the threshold differentiating infected and noninfected mammary glands. The aimExpand
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New Triplex Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Bovine Feces
ABSTRACT In the present study, a robust TaqMan real-time PCR amplifying the F57 and the ISMav2 sequences of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis from bovine fecal samples was developed andExpand
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Cross-sectional survey in pig breeding farms in Hesse, Germany: seroprevalence and risk factors of infections with Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis spp. and Neospora caninum in sows.
A cross-sectional survey was performed to estimate the prevalences of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii (ELISA, IFAT), Sarcocystis spp. (ELISA, using S. miescheriana as antigen) and Neospora caninumExpand
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Behaviour during the first stage of labour in cattle: Influence of parity and dystocia
Abstract The aim of the study was to examine typical behavioural elements in suckling cows and heifers at the first stage of labour and how these are affected by parity and dystocia. For thisExpand
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Canine and feline hematology reference values for the ADVIA 120 hematology system.
BACKGROUND The ADVIA 120 is a laser-based hematology analyzer with software applications for animal species. Accurate reference values would be useful for the assessment of new hematologic parametersExpand
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Chlororganic Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Breast Tissue of Women with Benign and Malignant Breast Disease
Abstract. Persistent chlorinated hydrocarbons assimilated through the diet may, as a result of their carcinogenic, immunotoxic, and, at least in regard to certain of these substances, estrogenicExpand
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Prevalence of Enteropathogens in Suckling and Weaned Piglets with Diarrhoea in Southern Germany
Faecal samples from suckling (n=205) and weaned piglets (n=82) with diarrhoea from 24 farms in Southern Germany were examined for shedding of important metazoic parasitic, viral and bacterialExpand
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