Katharina Kurtz

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REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Disruptions in the gastrointestinal microbiota may trigger development of post partum colic. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of the periparturient period on the faecal microbiome and identify associations between the faecal microbiota and post partum colic. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal case-control study. METHODS Pre- and(More)
The choice of contraceptive methods for diabetics is more limited. Tubal ligation is the most effective method for women with completed families and is indicated in diabetic angiopathies. Mechanical barriers are effective when correctly placed and faithfully used. Estrogens only and combination pills are contraindicated; progestogens are safe but less(More)
Purpose: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered as neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorder in which cognitive dysfunction is a common feature even in early stage MS (Tsutsui and Stys, 2009). The α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α4β2-nAChR) are widely abundant in the human brain and play a role for cognition by modulating release of different(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Pharyngeal dysphagia is a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition in horses, with multiple aetiologies. The pathophysiology is complex and not fully understood. Treatment is largely supportive. Laryngeal advancement surgery may diminish symptoms of dysphagia and improve swallowing in affected horses. OBJECTIVES 1) to induce(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Increased serum nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) and decreased serum electrolytes are linked to abdomasal displacements in post partum dairy cattle. Post partum colic in mares may be associated with metabolic changes specific to pregnancy and the periparturient period. OBJECTIVES To determine if fluctuations in serum NEFA,(More)
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