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The present study aimed at evaluating the effects of different doses of silymarin in diet on broiler performances and meat quality. For the trial, 180 male chicks (ROSS 508), were allocated in to three groups (S0, S40 and S80) of 60 animals each receiving a basal diet supplemented with 0 ppm, 40 ppm and 80 ppm of a sylimarin (provided by a dry extract of(More)
Sera from Dirofilaria immitis-experimentally infected dogs treated with a combination of ivermectin/doxycycline were analysed for doxycycline levels by HPLC and anti-Wolbachia Surface Protein (rWSP) antibodies by ELISA and compared with sera from dogs treated with doxycycline alone. Results show that doxycycline levels were not statistically different(More)
Neuropeptides are considered a new class of neurotransmitters, several of which interact with the immune system as well as the macrophagic activity. Among these, neurotensin (NT) enhances the phagocitic response of macrophages and is the only neuropeptide that can enhance the cytolytic effects of activated macrophages. In this way, it may play a role as an(More)
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) may occur spontaneously, as a complication of endotracheal tube displacement, intrauterine viral pneumonia or massive aspiration of formula. Nevertheless PIE occurs more frequently in neonates requiring mechanical ventilation for RDS. Untoward effects of large air collections in the extra-alveolar spaces are based on(More)
We investigated the effects of nonselective muscarinic antagonist (atropine) and of selective muscarinic subtype 1 (M1), 2 (M2), 3 (M3) antagonists (VU0255035, methoctramine, pFHHSiD, respectively) on the contractions evoked by electrical field stimulation (EFS) or by exogenous ACh in isolated horse bronchial muscle. Atropine completely inhibited neurogenic(More)
Wilms' tumor represents one of the most frequent neoplastic disease of childhood: its prevalence is about 5-8 cases per million children aged less than 15 years, and its frequency ranks fourth among childhood solid tumors. Very marked improvement in the treatment of this lesion has occurred since 1942 with a 15% survival rate was reported. The modern(More)
We evaluated the efficacy of oral sildenafil citrate in dogs with congenital idiopathic megaoesophagus (CIM). Twenty-one puppies were randomly assigned to two groups (treatment and control). The dogs were given sildenafil oral suspension 1 mg/kg every 12 hours for 14 days or placebo in a masked fashion. Clinical signs (frequency of regurgitation and weight(More)
A 31 case series of pleuropneumonia is presented, in a 7 year period. All patients were treated following same standards consisting of a pleural catheter insertion. Results support conservative treatment: short hospitalization and absence of psychological or physical traumas was achieved. Follow up is very good for all patients and none had invalidating(More)
Authors report on their experience about ceftriaxone in surgical prophylaxis in childhood. 30 patients have been treated, suffering from surgical diseases, either thoracic or abdominal ones, including malignancies. Ceftriaxone was administered once a day; patients received ceftriaxone only once preoperatively: Results have been very satisfactory, the only(More)
A clinical trial has been carried out in 40 children (age ranging from 2 to 12 years) with postsurgical infections caused by aerobic, anaerobic and facultative bacteria. All have been treated by monotherapy with sodium piperacillin, with doses of 150-200 mg/kg daily in 3 administrations. The drug was administered for a mean period of 7 days, by intravenous(More)