Kenneth Kurt Booth

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While investigating the intrinsic vasculature of the canine thyroid gland, atypical thyroid follicles were observed histologically, arising from a postnatal thyroid cyst of unknown origin, in stained sections of a male, 1-year-old, mesaticephalic dog. The animal was anesthetized, bled, killed by injection of Toxital directly into the heart, and perfused(More)
Twenty-five pregnant Dorsett ewes were randomly divided into three groups to test if ewes use their vomeronasal organs for offspring recognition during nursing. One group of eight ewes (procaine) were made anosmic by irrigation of the nasal olfactory apparatus with a zinc sulphate procaine solution. The second group of nine ewes (cauterized) had their(More)
Homozygous grey Karakul lambs are born with a lethal genetic factor responsible for death at weaning age. When put on a high roughage diet under field conditions they develop distended, thin-walled rumens and sand impacted abomasa. Homozygous white Karakul lambs have a similar factor but survive for a longer period. Black Karakul lambs are not affected. The(More)
Eighteen mature, nonpregnant, and indigenous South African does were randomly divided into two groups to test if their vomeronasal organs exert an influence on LH plasma levels during a Whitten effect experimental trial. Does in the treatment (VNO ablated) group had their vomeronasal organs rendered nonfunctional by cauterization of the nasoincisive duct(More)
Homozygous grey Karakul lambs are born with a lethal genetic factor responsible for death and weaning age. When put on a high roughage diet under field conditions they develop distended, thin-walled rumens and sand impacted abomasa. Homozygous white Karakul lambs have a similar factor but survive for a longer period. Black Karakul lambs are not affected.(More)
The vomeronasal organ (VNO) consists of paired, blind ending tubes on either side of the nasal septum. The VNO lumen connects to the nasopalatine canal and also to the oral and nasal cavities. The vomeronasal sensory epithelium is connected to the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB). The AOB in turn has a direct link to the hypothalamus. If the VNO and the(More)
The extrinsic vasculature of the canine thyroid gland was compared to that of the human and it was considered possible that the dog does not possess a caudal thyroid artery, as often described in the literature. The thyroid capsule was relatively thin in the dog and its trabeculae appeared histologically to be continuous with the tunica adventitia of the(More)
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