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Ultrasonography and cystic hyperplasia-pyometra complex in the bitch.
Cystic endometrial hyperplasia-pyometra complex is the most frequent and important endometrial disorder encountered in bitches. The pathogenesis of the disease is related to the activity ofExpand
Association between Chlamydia psittaci seropositivity and abortion in Italian dairy cows.
The true seroprevalence of Chlamydia psittaci in aborted cows was significantly higher than that in the control group (24%) (adjusted odds ratio=2.53), and its role in inducing genital disorders has not been elucidated. Expand
Bacteriologic Findings in Ostrich (Struthio camelus) Eggs from Farms with Reproductive Failures
This is the first report regarding the microbiologic status of eggs from ostrich farms located in different Italian regions and shows bacterial isolation in 105 of 543 eggs examined, with a high prevalence of enterobacteria from albumen and yolk. Expand
Detection of Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis in Bovine Fecal Samples: Comparison of Three Polymerase Chain Reaction—Based Diagnostic Tests with a Conventional Culture Method
Three commercially available assays, designed to specifically detect the presence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) in fecal samples by IS900-PCR, were compared with a conventionalExpand
Seroprevalence to bovine immunodeficiency virus and lack of association with leukocyte counts in Italian dairy cattle.
The first serological detection of antibodies to bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV) in Italy indicates that BIV infection is present in Italian dairy cattle--but the role of BIV in inducing disease remains unclear. Expand
Bovine endometrial stromal cells display osteogenic properties
Stromal cells from the bovine endometrium show a capability for phenotype plasticity similar to mesenchymal progenitor cells, and these observations pave the way for further investigation of the mechanisms of stroma cell differentiation in thebovine reproductive tract. Expand
The Chemokine IL8 Is Up-Regulated in Bovine Endometrial Stromal Cells by the BoHV-4 IE2 Gene Product, ORF50/Rta: A Step Ahead Toward a Mechanism for BoHV-4 Induced Endometritis1
Observations that IL8 promoter serial deletion analysis revealed a specific region responsive to ORF50/Rta may represent an endometrial defense mechanism against viral infection or a virulence mechanism by which viral replication stimulates chemokine secretion to attract more susceptible host cells to the endometrium. Expand
Association between Coxiella burnetii seropositivity and abortion in dairy cattle of Northern Italy.
A significant higher prevalence was disclosed in cattle which aborted during late gestation and in the autumn, and a statistically significant difference resulted from the comparison of the seroprevalence of aborted cattle with that of controls. Expand
Interferon Gamma-Mediated BoHV-4 Replication Restriction in Bovine Endometrial Stromal Cells Is Host IDO1 Gene Expression Independent and BoHV-4 IE2 Gene Expression Dependent1
The data achieved in this work highlight the role of BESCs as target/effector cells for the IFNG and the importance of uterine IFNG integrity to control BoHV-4 infection recrudescence from a persistent/latent state to a chronic disease, endometritis. Expand
Isolation of Bartonella henselae from domestic cats in an Italian urban area.
Blood samples were collected from 248 domestic cats living in an urban area in Northern Italy and tested for Bartonella henselae bacteriemia and 24 cats were found bacteriemic, most of which aged <1 year. Expand