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Efficacy of foraging enrichments to increase foraging time in Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus)
Nine out of eleven foraging enrichments were able to significantly increase foraging times, with the most effective enrichments resulting in a 2- to 2.5-fold increase compared to baseline values. Expand
Use of a gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist implant as an alternative for surgical castration in male ferrets (Mustela putorius furo).
Results indicate that the deslorelin implant effectively prevents reproduction and the musky odor of intact male ferrets and is therefore considered a suitable alternative for surgical castration in these animals. Expand
Severe leukopenia and liver necrosis in young African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) infected with psittacine circovirus.
It is suggested that a specific presentation of peracute PBFD viral infection, characterized by severe leukopenia, anemia, or pancytopenia and liver necrosis in the absence of feather and beak abnormalities, may occur in young African grey parrots. Expand
The effects of surgical and chemical castration on intermale aggression, sexual behaviour and play behaviour in the male ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) has become an increasingly popular pet animal, yet little is known about their behaviour and welfare. Inter- and intra-specific aggression and the intense musky… Expand
Luteinizing hormone-dependent Cushing's syndrome in a pet ferret (Mustela putorius furo).
This is the first confirmed case of LH-dependent hypercortisolism in a ferret that was treated successfully with a depot GnRH-agonist and no recurrences of clinical signs were seen. Expand
Functional CD1d and/or NKT cell invariant chain transcript in horse, pig, African elephant and guinea pig, but not in ruminants
- F. A. Looringh van Beeck, P. Reinink, +11 authors I. van Rhijn
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular immunology
- 1 April 2009
Despite the discovery of a highly homologous NKT/CD1d system in pig and horse, the data suggest that functional CD1D and CD1d-restricted NKT cells are not universally present in mammals. Expand
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Caused by Cryptosporidium baileyi in Three Mixed-Bred Falcons (Falco rusticolus × Falco cherrug)
Three mixed-bred raptors from a German falcon breeder were presented with a history of respiratory distress, and these are the first confirmed cases of disease caused by cryptosporidia in the order of Falconiformes. Expand
Hypercalcemia in Two Amazon Parrots with Malignant Lymphoma
The hypercalcemia was found to be most consistent with a paraneoplastic effect of the malignant lymphoma in these birds, and the exact origin of the hyperglobulinemia remains unclear. Expand
The role of luteinizing hormone in the pathogenesis of hyperadrenocorticism in neutered ferrets
- N. Schoemaker, K. Teerds, J. Mol, J. T. Lumeij, Jos Thijssen, A. Rijnberk
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
- 29 November 2002
The hypothesis that gonadotrophic hormones play a role in the pathogenesis of hyperadrenocorticoid ferrets is supported and this condition may be defined as a disease resulting from the expression of LH-R on sex steroid-producing adrenocortical cells. Expand
Ferret Oncology: Diseases, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics.
- N. Schoemaker
- The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic…
- 1 September 2004
Aside from medical and surgical treatment modalities, chemotherapy and radiation therapy have also been described in ferrets in other types of tumors, and the outcome of these treatmentmodalities is not always favorable. Expand