Leslie Hanrahan

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Twenty-four (24) mature, mixed breed, healthy dogs weighing from 14.6 kg to 27.6 kg were used to study the effects of various steroids on the olfactory function of the dog using olfactory detection threshold as an index. Two odorants were used, viz; benzaldehyde and eugenol. Of the various steroids used, only dexamethasone produced classical signs of(More)
An anthelmintic trial was conducted to determine the efficacy of fenbendazole (FBZ) incorporated into two types of feed blocks given daily for 3 or 10 days to calves naturally parasitized with gastrointestinal nematodes. Each treated calf consumed 5 mg of FBZ/kg of body weight. The FBZ was greater than 99% effective in removing adults of Haemonchus(More)
In 30 random-source dogs, we determined sensitivity and specificity of 5 serologic tests for detection of canine heartworm antigens. Seventeen of the dogs were infected naturally with adult Dirofilaria immitis, and 4 of the infected dogs were amicrofilaremic. The ability of the serologic tests to predict whether a dog was infected or uninfected (overall(More)
The sense of smell in dogs infected with canine distemper virus (CDV) was examined by use of EEG olfactometry, behavioral olfactometry, and electro-olfactography. Infection with CDV was confirmed by a direct immunofluorescence technique in 8 active cases and was suggested by clinical history compatible with canine distemper 10 to 26 weeks earlier in 6(More)
Human leukocyte A interferon was evaluated for its ability to prevent infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus-induced respiratory tract disease in cattle. Weanling calves were treated daily for 1 week with 50 X 10(6) U of interferon, intranasally (by nebulization) and IM, and inoculated with infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus on the first day of(More)
Chickens treated at seven weeks of age with 150, 200, or 250 mg of crystalline monensin sodium/kg body weight had signs of toxicosis, including extreme weakness, anorexia, paralysis and death. Gross lesions included emaciation, generalized congestion, myocardial enlargement and pallor, and hydropericardium. Samples of ventricular myocardium, superficial(More)
OBJECTIVE Current disease activity measures for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are difficult to score or interpret and problematic for use in clinical practice. Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)-Rapid Evaluation of Activity in Lupus (REAL) is a pilot application composed of anchored visual analogue scores (0-100 mm each) for each organ affected by(More)
Twelve calves were raised helminth-free until 9 weeks of age when six were orally inoculated with 100,000 Ostertagia ostertagi infective stage larvae (L3). Three uninfected and three experimentally infected calves received intradermal injections of sterile saline and soluble larval extract (SLE) from O. ostertagi L3 with a protein concentration ranging from(More)
A technique was developed to allow percutaneous placement and exchange of pulmonary arterial catheters in conscious dogs. Seven dogs were catheterized weekly for 5 weeks, using a 10-gauge over-the-needle cannula. A No. 7 F flow-directed catheter was passed through the cannula to measure right heart and pulmonary arterial pressures and to calculate cardiac(More)