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Effect of lycopene on semen quality, fertility and native immunity of broiler breeder
1. The effect of drinking water supplementation with lycopene on the semen quality, fertility and immunity of broiler breeders was evaluated. 2. Broiler breeder males were individually caged from 25Expand
Aim of this research was to test the effect of housing and environmental enrichment (presence of a wood stick inside the cage) on the performance and behaviour of fattening rabbits. The trial wasExpand
Avian influenza epidemic in Italy due to serovar H7N1.
Beginning at the end of March 1999, a syndrome characterized by severe depression, anorexia, fever, and respiratory and enteric symptoms appeared in flocks of turkeys and, to a lesser extent, ofExpand
Decrease in pathology and progression of scrapie after immunisation with synthetic prion protein peptides in hamsters.
Effective therapy for prion diseases is currently unavailable. Recently, vaccination was shown to be effective in mouse models of a particular neurodegenerative conditions: Alzheimer's disease (AD).Expand
Vaginal bacterial flora and cytology in proestrous bitches: role on fertility.
The study of canine vaginal cytology underwent limited evolution over the years. Presence and significance of inflammatory cells in vaginal smears are little considered aspects in the bitch.Expand
Bacterial infections in rabbit as companion animal: a survey of diagnostic samples in Italy.
Rabbits are becoming more popular as pets and the number of diagnostic samples is now increasing. Rabbits make excellent pets because they are clean and docile. For housing, extreme temperaturesExpand
Macroscopic, cytological and bacteriological evaluation of anal sac content in normal dogs and in dogs with selected dermatological diseases.
Macroscopic and cytological aspects of anal sac content were evaluated in 40 normal dogs and 10 dogs each with pyoderma, Malassezia dermatitis associated with atopic dermatitis and uncomplicatedExpand
Therapeutic effect of CHF5074, a new γ-secretase modulator, in a mouse model of scrapie
In transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and Alzheimer disease (AD) both misfolding and aggregation of specific proteins represent key features. Recently, it was observed that PrPc is aExpand
Α₁-acid glycoprotein modulates phagocytosis and killing of Escherichia coli by bovine polymorphonuclear leucocytes and monocytes.
α1-Acid glycoprotein (AGP) is an acute phase protein that modulates innate immunity and increases in response to infection or injury. The effects of native (phosphorylated) and partiallyExpand
Development of 23 individual TaqMan® real-time PCR assays for identifying common foodborne pathogens using a single set of amplification conditions.
Most of the acute intestinal diseases are caused by foodborne pathogens with infants and elderly people being at major risk. The aim of this study was to develop a procedure to simultaneously detectExpand