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In August 2008, an Ontario broiler chicken flock experienced an outbreak of lameness in 4-week-old birds, with morbidity reaching 7% by day 3. Necropsy examination and histopathology revealed arthritis of the hock, stifle, and coxofemoral joints, and femoral and vertebral osteomyelitis. Enterococcus cecorum was isolated from the lesions and identified by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine outcomes and prognostic factors for those outcomes in dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma treated with curative-intent surgery and adjuvant carboplatin. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 65 client-owned dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma and no evidence of gross metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis. PROCEDURES(More)
Clostridium difficile toxins were associated with calf diarrhea in a recent retrospective study; however, no causal relationship has been prospectively investigated. This infection study tested whether the oral inoculation of neonatal calves with a toxigenic strain of C. difficile (PCR-ribotype 077) results in enteric disease. Fourteen 6-24 h old male(More)
An investigation into a mild diarrhea in a group of grower/finisher pigs was carried out in order to determine the etiology. A tiamulin injection and a carbadox-medicated ration were given to pens of pigs in a 2 x 2 factorial experimental design. Pens of pigs were assessed a score, based on the consistency of the feces in the pen, each week. The clinical(More)
White suckers (Catostomus commersoni) are one of two species of bottom-feeding fish in which various liver neoplasms are more prevalent in urban/industrial sites in western Lake Ontario than in less polluted sites in the Great Lakes. Previous studies indicate that white suckers excrete metabolites of various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in bile,(More)
The expression of immunoreactive glutathione S-transferase (GST) was examined in hepatic neoplasms induced in rainbow trout by aflatoxin B1 (AFB) or 1,2-dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA). Tumors were induced in adult trout by continuous dietary exposure to 8 p.p.b. AFB1 for 12 months or embryo bath exposure to DMBA (5 p.p.m. for 24 h, 3 times with 12 h(More)
From 2009 to 2011, 163 sheep and 96 goat abortion submissions were received at the Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, for gross and histologic examination, as well as real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Chlamydophila abortus and/or Coxiella burnetii. Additional testing included immunohistochemistry for(More)
BACKGROUND Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a common malignancy of dogs with characteristic early, aggressive metastasis. Diagnosis of HSA is challenging because of lack of sensitive and specific diagnostic tests. HYPOTHESIS Specific proteins that are increased in serum of dogs with HSA might represent useful biomarkers of the disease. ANIMALS Thirty-four dogs(More)
A 2-year-old boxer dog from southern Ontario was evaluated because of acute onset lethargy. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a hemorrhagic, destructive, liver mass. Histology, immunohistochemistry, and polymerase chain reaction confirmed Echinococcus multilocularis as the cause of the hepatic mass. This constitutes the first description of endemic E.(More)