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We report the case of an Asian woman who was exposed to toxic levels of lead, arsenic and mercury through the use of Indian ethnic remedies, and who suffered symptomatic lead poisoning. We know of no other case of exposure to such a combination of heavy metals from this source. We believe that control of the dispensing of these compounds is essential.
The serum and milk immunoglobulin (Ig) G responses of lactating dairy cows were determined following immunization with ferric enterobactin receptor FepA. Escherichia coli 471 was cultured in iron-depleted medium, and outer membrane proteins were extracted by 2% N-lauroylsarcosine sodium salt and 2% Triton X-100. The FepA was isolated from the outer membrane(More)
The effects of the administration of vitamin E (10 mg/day) plus lovastatin (2 mg/day; group A, n = 10), lovastatin alone (2 mg/day; group B, n = 10), and placebo (group C, n = 10) were compared over 24 weeks in a randomized, single-blind controlled trial. All groups of rabbits received a trans fatty acid (TFA)–rich diet (5–10 g/day) for 36 weeks. Treatment(More)
Sixteen multiparous pregnant cows (14 Holsteins and 2 Jerseys) were arranged in a randomized complete block design and assigned to intramammary infusion of Ca (8 cows) or intramammary infusion of distilled, deionized water (8 cows). Beginning 1 wk before expected calving, plasma Ca concentration was monitored daily until calving. Immediately after the first(More)
Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a low dietary cation-anion balance (DCAB) in preventing milk fever and udder edema in dry cows consuming a high-Ca diet and to evaluate the effect of this diet on calves delivered by these cows. Seventy primiparous or multiparous cows and 50 pregnant heifers were offered alfalfa hay-based diets beginning 4(More)
The efficacy of an Escherichia coli J5 bacterin for reducing the incidence of intramammary infections and clinical signs of mastitis was tested in first lactation heifers. Ten primigravid heifers were immunized with an E. coli J5 bacterin. Four heifers received a placebo. The bacterin and placebo were injected subcutaneously approximately 60 d prior to(More)
Most developing countries do not comprehensively address chronic diseases as part of their health agendas because of lack of resources, limited capacity within the health system, and the threat that the institution of national-level programs will weaken local health systems and compete with other health issues. An integrated partnership-based approach,(More)
Forty-eight multiparous Holstein cows were blocked according to month of parturition, age, and previous milk yield and arranged in a randomized complete block design to evaluate the effect of a naturally occurring sodium sesquicarbonate on DMI, milk yield, milk composition, milk value, and systemic acid-base status. Cows were assigned at parturition to(More)
H1N1 is a novel subtype of the influenza A virus. Since its reemergence in 2008, it has been reported to cause a variety of illnesses ranging from mild flu-like symptoms to severe multiorgan failure. We report a case of a young immunocompetent man who presented with progressive shortness of breath and rapidly developed multiorgan dysfunction, including(More)
Our objective was to evaluate a subjective edema rating system to quantitate edema severity. Edema was evaluated with 20 nulliparous Holstein heifers from 3 wk before their expected calving date until 3 wk postpartum. Severity of udder edema was evaluated independently daily by five people throughout the 68-d experiment; a 10-point rating system (0 = no(More)