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From an extensive review of public domain information on dairy cattle quantitative trait loci (QTL), we have prepared a draft online QTL map for dairy production traits. Most publications (45 out of 55 reviewed) reported QTL for the major milk production traits (milk, fat and protein yield, and fat and protein concentration (%)) and somatic cell score.(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare the frequency of administration and cumulative dose of gadolinium-based contrast agent in dialysis-dependent patients who did and those who did not develop nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ethics committees granted exempt status for this study and also waived the need for informed consent. A(More)
The emergence of an association between gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) and the rare condition nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) led to a warning in 2006 from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restricting the use of the GBCAs to patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of >30 mL/min/1.73m(2) . We discuss our experience with a(More)
Purebred dog health is thought to be compromised by an increasing occurence of inherited diseases but inadequate prevalence data on common disorders have hampered efforts to prioritise health reforms. Analysis of primary veterinary practice clinical data has been proposed for reliable estimation of disorder prevalence in dogs. Electronic patient record(More)
Improved understanding of longevity represents a significant welfare opportunity for the domestic dog, given its unparalleled morphological diversity. Epidemiological research using electronic patient records (EPRs) collected from primary veterinary practices overcomes many inherent limitations of referral clinic, owner questionnaire and pet insurance data.(More)
Analysis of data on 1000 Holstein-Friesian bulls genotyped for 15,036 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) has enabled genomewide identification of haplotype blocks and tag SNPs. A final subset of 9195 SNPs in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and mapped on autosomes on the bovine sequence assembly (release Btau 3.1) was used in this study. The average(More)
Marsupial young are born in an under-developed state without mature immune responses. Prior to the maturation of an immune system, marsupial young are heavily reliant upon immune factors secreted in the milk to defend them against potential microbial pathogens in the environment. In this study, we identified and characterized the immunoglobulin heavy chain(More)
The blood brain barrier is the major obstacle to treating lysosomal storage disorders of the central nervous system such as canine fucosidosis. This barrier was overcome by three, monthly injections of recombinant canine α-l-fucosidase enzyme were given intracisternally. In dogs treated from 8 weeks of age enzyme reached all areas of central nervous system(More)
We analysed linkage disequilibrium (LD) in Australian Holstein-Friesian cattle by genotyping a sample of 45 bulls for 15 closely-spaced microsatellites on two regions of BTA6 reported to carry important QTL for dairy traits. The order and distance of markers were based on the USDA-MARC linkage map. Frequencies of haplotypes were estimated using the E-M(More)
BACKGROUND Bacteraemia and the development of sepsis syndrome is second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in patients on renal replacement therapy. AIM To determine the contributions of laboratory and clinical variables to the risk of bacteraemia and death in haemodialysis patients. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. METHODS We(More)