Kenneth L. Kuttler

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The establishment and maintenance of anaplasmosis-free cattle herds is impaired due to the lack of a rapid, sensitive, and specific serologic test to detect persistently infected cattle which serve as carriers for the organism. To develop an improved diagnostic test for anaplasmosis we screened Anaplasma marginale initial body proteins to identify a protein(More)
Anaplasma marginale can be transmitted, will grow and can survive in a large number of domestic and wild animals. It is pathogenic in cattle, and usually produces nonapparent or mild infections in other species. Anaplasma marginale has been recovered from cattle, sheep, goats, water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), mule(More)
One hundred and sixteen pure-bred Normandy calves previously immunised against babesiosis and anaplasmosis were transported to the Caribbean Coast of Colombia where they were divided into 2 equal groups and placed in separate pastures. One group sustained heavy infestation withBoophilus microplus ticks. The second group became lightly infested. The heavily(More)
Dual infections of Anaplasma marginale and a Theileria, resembling Theileria mutans, occurred in splenectomized calves inoculated with pooled blood samples from eastern Texas cattle. Theileria was obtained in pure form by treating dually infected cattle with selectively eliminated Anaplasma. These theileria infections were responsible for mild, transient(More)
Cell culture-derived soluble Babesia bovis vaccine admixed with a saponin adjuvant was administered in 2 doses, 3 weeks between doses, to 18 yearling heifers. An additional 9 heifers served as nonvaccinated controls. Comparable groups of these animals were challenge exposed at 131 and 178 days after vaccination, using 1 X 10(8) B bovis organisms contained(More)
A Babesia bovis isolate was cloned by in vitro cultivation and compared to the original cultured isolate for pathogenicity by animal inoculation. Four yearling heifers were inoculated with cloned material and 4 with the original culture. The four animals which received the cloned Babesia showed comparatively minor hematologic changes and no clinical signs.(More)
Management of pain in the immediate postoperative period is a major concern of postanesthesia nurses. Music is a nursing intervention with the potential to decrease patient perception of pain in the PACU. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the use of music on the level of patient pain in the immediate postoperative period. A(More)