Melissa K Syndergaard

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BACKGROUND Real-time, quantitative PCR (qPCR) methods for detecting Rhodococcus equi in feces have been developed as a noninvasive, rapid diagnostic test for R. equi pneumonia, but have not been evaluated in a large population of foals. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of fecal PCR as a diagnostic test for R. equi(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the concentrations of airborne virulent Rhodococcus equi in stalls housing foals during the first 2 weeks after birth are associated with subsequent development of R equi pneumonia in those foals. SAMPLE Air samples collected from foaling stalls and holding pens in which foals were housed during the first 2 weeks after(More)
Safe and efficacious anesthesia is required to facilitate biomedical procedures in pronghorn (Antilocapra americana). Two short-term anesthesia protocols were evaluated in 10 juvenile male pronghorn raised in captivity. Following i.m. medetomidine (0.1 mg/kg), pronghorn received either intravenous propofol (P) or ketamine (K). Behavioral and physiologic(More)
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