Learn More
Despite recent improvement in cellulase enzymes properties, the high cost associated with the hydrolysis step remains a major impediment to the commercialization of full-scale lignocellulose-to-ethanol bioconversion process. As part of a research effort to develop a commercial process for bioconversion of softwood residues, we have examined the potential(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare sedative and analgesic properties of buprenorphine or morphine for standing procedures combined with a detomidine continuous rate infusion (CRI). STUDY DESIGN Blinded, prospective, randomized clinical pilot study. ANIMALS Ten horses presented for dental or sinus procedures. METHODS Horses received 0.02 mg kg(-1) acepromazine(More)
Monitoring blood pressure during anaesthesia is widely recommended in man and animals. The accuracy of any device used to measure blood pressure is an important consideration when selecting monitoring equipment, the ANSI/AAMI SP10 standard is widely cited in this respect in recent veterinary publications. Blood pressure was monitored using invasive and(More)
Chronic pain is a widely recognised problem in humans and is being increasingly recognised as a significant problem in dogs. Whilst a large number of therapies are described and utilised to treat chronic pain in dogs, there is a severe shortage of evidence to guide practitioners in selection of treatments. Until more evidence becomes available,(More)
This prospective randomised clinical trial evaluated the effect of warmed irrigation fluid on body temperature in anaesthetised dogs undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery. Nineteen dogs undergoing elbow arthroscopy were included in the study and were randomly allocated to one of two groups. Group RT received irrigation fluid at room temperature (RT) while(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on intrapulmonary shunt, cardiac output and oxygen delivery in horses subjected to a 6 hour period of general anaesthesia. STUDY DESIGN Randomized, experimental, crossover study. ANIMALS Ten healthy adult horses. METHODS Following medetomidine, diazepam and ketamine(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare perioperative trends in plasma colloid osmotic pressure (COP) between horses undergoing orthopedic and colic surgery. DESIGN Prospective clinical study September 2009-January 2011. SETTING Veterinary university teaching hospital. ANIMALS Thirty-three healthy, client-owned horses presenting for orthopedic surgery (non-GI) and 85(More)
This study evaluated the breathing pattern and distribution of ventilation in horses prior to and following recovery from general anaesthesia using electrical impedance tomography (EIT). Six horses were anaesthetised for 6 hours in dorsal recumbency. Arterial blood gas and EIT measurements were performed 24 hours before (baseline) and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(More)