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Three experiments were conducted to assess brain damage resulting from percussive bolt shooting and cervical dislocation by crushing (neck crushing) in turkey hens (mean [se] bodyweight 11.4 [0.1] kg); percussive bolt shooting and blunt trauma in turkey toms (13.1 [0.2] kg); and percussive bolt shooting, blunt trauma and cervical dislocation by stretching(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine accuracy, intermethod agreement, and inter-reviewer agreement for multisequence magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 2-view orthogonal myelography in small-breed dogs with first-time intervertebral disk (IVD) extrusion. DESIGN Prospective evaluation study. ANIMALS 24 dogs with thoracolumbar IVD extrusion. PROCEDURES Each dog(More)
Computed tomography-dacryocystography (CT-DCG) was used to evaluate the nasolacrimal system in four patients (three dogs and one horse) that were admitted for evaluation of chronic epiphora, facial swelling, or facial trauma. The four patients are reviewed and the technique for performing CT-DCG is described. Additionally, the indications for this procedure(More)
Wellness and pre-anesthetic screening of blood and urine of geriatric companion animals are routinely recommended. In addition, there are occasional references to the use of imaging in clinically normal geriatric patients. However, the utility of wellness testing is not known, and there is limited information regarding the value of pre-anesthetic testing.(More)
BACKGROUND Dogs with hyperadrenocorticism are at risk of thromboembolic disease, which might be caused by an underlying hypercoagulable state. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES To assess hemostatic function in dogs with ACTH-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (ADHAC) before and after treatment. ANIMALS Nineteen dogs with ADHAC and 40 normal dogs. METHODS Prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Objective risk stratification models are used routinely in human critical care medicine. Applications include quantitative and objective delineation of illness severity for patients enrolled in clinical research, performance benchmarking, and protocol development for triage and therapeutic management. OBJECTIVE To develop an accurate,(More)
When determining optimal breeding time in the bitch, specific periovulatory events must be identified. The main objectives were to relate ultrasonographic changes in ovarian blood flow, follicle/corpora lutea count and echotexture to periovulatory events, and to assess the efficacy of each for identifying these events. Twelve Beagle (N = 3), Beagle-cross (N(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between quantitative ultrasonographic image characteristics, histological attributes and cell proliferating ability of bovine antral follicles and corpora lutea (CL) ex situ. Bovine ovaries (n = 30) from animals at various reproductive states (metoestrus-early dioestrus, n = 8; mid-dioestrus, n = 12;(More)