Minh H D Wendt

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To investigate the prevalence of chlamydial infection and their significance for reproductive disorders in sow breeding herds in Germany, blood samples of 1493 pigs were taken for a serological survey by enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay (ELISA). Antibodies to Chlamydiae were found in 33% of the samples, in all herds investigated responders could be(More)
Necessity and facilities of clinical laboratory diagnostics in veterinary swine practice are discussed. The selection of suitable tests with regard to diagnostic relevance and reliability is pointed out. Typical test features (sensitivity and specificity) as well as disease dependent parameters (prevalence, positive or negative predictive value) are(More)
Comparative examinations of renal function using inulin- and endogenous creatinine-clearance tests in 5 pigs showed nearly identical values of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Based on this relation 79 healthy pigs, weighting 2 kg to 230 kg were investigated using the creatinine-clearance test for determination of normal values of GFR and urine flow rate(More)
Cardiovascular care in an increasingly diverse community represents a distinct challenge for cardiovascular medicine, the following cases illustrate these challenges. Case Presentation: A 66-year-old black woman arrives at her local emergency department in the southern United States. She works as a full-time secretary and has a history of poorly controlled(More)
A light- and electron-microscope investigation was performed to examine the normal structure of the porcine urinary bladder. Tissue biopsies were studied obtained from 10 healthy female pigs (four weanling pigs, six sows). The bladder wall showed a typical stratification consisting of a tunica (t.) mucosae, t. submucosae, t. muscularis and t. serosa. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine how increasing vegetable consumption from foods prepared at home (FAH) and foods prepared away from home (FAFH) would impact energy, dietary fibre and Na (sodium) intakes in the U.S.A. DESIGN Using data from the 2003–2004 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, dietary intake data from two separate days were fitted with(More)
Tissues from ureter and renal pelvis of 18 sows naturally (n = 15) and experimentally (n = 3) infected with Actinobaculum suis (former Actinomyces, Eubacterium suis) were studied using light and scanning as well as transmission electron microscopy. The results were compared with the findings from 11 clinically healthy sows as controls. The lesions in both(More)
The main habitat of Eubacterium suis (E. suis) is the preputial diverticulum of male pigs. E. suis can be transmitted from boars to the vestibule of sows at the time of mating and ascending urinary tract infections in sows may result. A total of 195 swabs of the preputial diverticulum was collected for prevalence studies of E. suis infections in adult(More)
A review is given about the clinical symptoms, pathogenesis and aetiology of the porcine stress syndrome, furthermore aspects of animal welfare are discussed. The current breeding programmes of pig industry in Germany in many cases include animals with a mutation of the ryanodine-receptor (RYR-1)-gene--homozygous or heterozygous. This situation is the(More)
The infectious agent of swine dysentery, Brachyspira (Br.) hyodysenteriae, seems to be widespread in German pig herds. Due to different reasons the eradication is increasingly difficult. Not only the success of therapeutic procedures but also the possibilities of diagnostics are unsatisfactory. Although only the bacteriological investigation of faeces or(More)