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A Body Condition Scoring Chart for Holstein Dairy Cows
Abstract A chart for body condition scoring of freely moving Holstein dairy cows was developed using an iterative process consisting of literature review, interviews with experts, field testing,Expand
Reference ranges and the influence of age and sex on hematologic and serum biochemical values in donkeys (Equus asinus).
Female donkeys had significantly (P less than 0.05) higher mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration and leukocyte and neutrophil counts than did male donkeys, and females had higher values than did males of all age groups. Expand
An examination of risk factors associated with beef cattle shedding pathogens of potential zoonotic concern
It is concluded that this sample of adult beef cattle represent a relatively limited threat to water supplies and subsequent disease transmission to humans from these pathogens. Expand
Prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni in two California chicken processing plants
The level of C. jejuni in intestinal tracts seemed to correlate with the presence of the organism in the edible parts, and the organism was recovered from 60 to 100% of the ceca in the four groups. Expand
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, Ichthyophonus hoferi, and other causes of morbidity in Pacific herring Clupea pallasi spawning in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA.
Prevalence of external gross lesions and major parasites was not related to fish age, and fish that were year-lings at the time of the 1989 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill had no evidence of increased disease prevalence. Expand
Growth and Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in Market Cheeses Stored at 4 to 30°C.
Overall, the study demonstrated that cross-contamination of certain cheeses with L. monocytogenes originating from raw foods, after opening of packages, may lead to significant growth of the pathogen during refrigerated storage. Expand
Changing trends in the epidemiology of human brucellosis in California from 1973 to 1992: a shift toward foodborne transmission.
From 1973 through 1992, 426 cases of human brucellosis were reported in California, of which 98% were laboratory confirmed. Brucella melitensis was identified in 185 cases (78.7% of theExpand
Serosurvey of selected zoonotic agents in polar bears (Ursus maritimus)
Subadults and yearlings were 2˙62 times more likely to be seropositive for Brucella species than adults and their cubs, and the prevalence of antibodies to Trichinella species increased with age (P<0˙001). Expand
The value of diagnostic testing in carpal tunnel syndrome.
The addition of electrodiagnostic tests did not increase the diagnostic power of the combination of 4 clinical tests, and the most specific tests were the hand diagram and Tinel's sign. Expand
Cardiovascular changes in dogs given diazepam and diazepam-ketamine.
Compared with ketamine alone, the diazepam-ketamine combination was associated with more vomition, less muscle hypertonus, less seizure activity, and less salivation, and the respiratory depression was greater. Expand