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Genetic variation at intron 1 of the interferon gamma gene has recently been associated with variation in faecal egg count in Romney, Merino and Soay breeds of sheep. The Texel breed is more resistant to gastrointestinal nematode infection than the Suffolk breed, based on faecal egg count. Hence, the objective of this experiment was to characterise the(More)
Laboratory reports of a multiresistant strain of Salmonella typhimurium definitive type (DT) 104 rose in 1993; this led the Public Health Laboratory Service to investigate cases and identify possible risk factors for infection. Information derived from questionnaires, and details of previous isolations of S. typhimurium DT104 from food and animals, were(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism affects 1 in 700 individuals in the United States. A single adenoma is responsible in over 85% of cases. Surgery remains the most effective treatment. This study was designed to assess the feasibility of minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy (MIRP) with confirmation of excision by ex vivo radioactivity(More)
RATIONALE FOR THIS STUDY This study has two purposes. The first is to explore an instrument of evaluation of the approaches to study (deep, strategic, and surface) adopted by students in the pre-clinical years of their veterinary degree program. The second is to examine relationships between these approaches and a broad range of further factors deemed(More)
In the present study, two experiments were conducted to (1) evaluate the effect of laminarin and/or fucoidan on ileal morphology, nutrient transporter gene expression and coefficient of total tract apparent digestibility (CTTAD) of nutrients and (2) determine whether laminarin inclusion could be used as an alternative to ZnO supplementation in weaned pig(More)
The aim of the present study was to establish the optimum inclusion level of laminarin derived from Laminaria digitata on selected microbial populations, intestinal fermentation, cytokine and mucin gene expression in the porcine ileum and colon. A total of twenty-one pigs (mean body weight 17·9 kg) were randomly assigned to one of three dietary treatments:(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe Australian-born women's experience of symptoms during the natural menopause transition and the relative contribution of menopausal and health status, social factors and lifestyle behaviours. DESIGN A community based cross-sectional survey by telephone interview was carried out on a randomly derived sample of Melbourne women. (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the rate of oophorectomy in, use of hormone replacement therapy by, and health, social and lifestyle factors of, mid-aged Australian women who have undergone hysterectomy. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS A community-based cross-sectional survey by telephone interview of a random sample of 2001 Australian-born Melbourne women aged between(More)
RATIONALE FOR THIS STUDY This article describes and evaluates two molecular biology practical classes based around the theme of genetic susceptibility to scrapie in sheep. These practical classes allow students to experience a range of molecular biology techniques in the context of a clinically based genetic disease. METHODOLOGY The two molecular biology(More)
A potential control strategy for nematode infection in sheep is the implementation of a breeding programme to select for genes associated with resistance. The Texel breed is more resistant to gastrointestinal nematode infection than the Suffolk breed, based on faecal egg count, and this difference should enable the identification of some of the genes(More)