Pedro J Ginel

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The serum concentrations of haptoglobin, caeruloplasmin, C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A were measured in three groups of seven healthy dogs. Group 1 received a single dose of 1.1 mg/kg methylprednisolone acetate, administered subcutaneously; group 2 received 1 mg/kg per day of prednisone administered orally for three weeks; and group 3 received 2.2(More)
A modified indirect immunofluorescence method, using rat liver as substrate, was developed to determine the immunoglobulin isotypes forming antinuclear antibodies in sera from 12 antinuclear antibody-positive dogs out of 121 dogs with natural Leishmania infection. Immunoglobulin M was found to be the most frequent component of antinuclear antibodies (91.7(More)
A dog was infected systemically with Prototheca wickerhamii but showed only cutaneous protothecosis. The lesions appeared progressively and consisted of non-pruritic scrotal swelling and ulceration, cutaneous nodules, crusty ulcerative lesions over the trunk and serous rhinitis. The diagnosis was based on skin biopsy findings and specific culture.(More)
The concentrations of IgM and IgA circulating immune complexes (CIC) were determined in 82 dogs with naturally acquired leishmania infection and in a control group of 25 healthy dogs. The mean serum IgM and IgA CIC concentration in infected dogs were significantly (IgM; P < 0.004; IgA; P < 0.000) higher than in the control group. An increase in IgM and IgA(More)
Otitis externa is common in atopic dogs and is frequently treated using potent glucocorticoids topically. These preparations can cause adrenal suppression and affect skin test reactivity. The purpose of this study was to determine if an otic product containing betamethasone could decrease skin reactivity in normal dogs. Sixteen laboratory beagles were used(More)
Current treatments for infected dogs with leishmaniasis do not always provide long-term control of the disease and clinical relapses are common. In this study, the usefulness of long-term allopurinol administration in the maintenance of clinical remission in canine leishmaniasis was evaluated. Fifteen dogs with natural leishmania infection were subjected to(More)
Concentrations of immunoglobulins were determined by laser nephelometry and, for comparison, by single radial immunodiffusion assay and a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in plasma samples of normal dogs. Correlation between methods was high, although the mean IgM concentrations determined by laser nephelometry were significantly higher(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous wounds are common in chelonians. The clinical and histological features of wound healing in these species are not well described and this prevents evaluation of new therapies. OBJECTIVES To describe clinical and histopathological features of cutaneous wound healing in the red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans). ANIMALS(More)