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Amino acid polymorphisms of PrP with reference to onset of scrapie in Suffolk and Corriedale sheep in Japan.
It was found that one scrapie-affected Suffolk was homozygous for PrPMARR and four PrPSc-positive Suffolks carried PrPMVRQ, suggesting that this allele associates with high incidence of scrapie in Corriedale and its cross-breeds. Expand
First Detection of Ehrlichia platys in Dogs and Ticks in Okinawa, Japan
There is a cyclic maintenance of E. platys between dogs and ticks in Okinawa and the nucleotide sequences of the amplified DNA fragment from the dogs and the ticks infesting them were identical, and the sequence corresponded to that of the E. Platys Gzh981 strain. Expand
Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Indicator Bacteria Isolated from Chickens in Southeast Asian Countries (Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand)
The prevalence of indicator bacteria resistant to most of the antimicrobials tested in these countries was higher than those for developed countries, and the need for monitoring the emergence and prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in developing countries is highlighted. Expand
Short report: prevalence of antibodies against spotted fever, murine typhus, and Q fever rickettsiae in humans living in Zambia.
Since cattle breeding is more extensive in the western and eastern areas than in the northern area, it is thought that cattle-breeding areas are foci of R. conorii and C. burnetii infections in Zambia. Expand
Pre-clinical and clinical diagnosis of scrapie by detection of PrP protein in tissues of sheep
One sheep euthanased 18 months after experimental infection was positive for PrP in the CNS, spleen and lymph node, but five other sheep which were killed or died two, eight, 16, 18 and 21 months after infection were negative or doubtful for the detection of PrP. Expand
Occurrence and Molecular Characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in an Academic Veterinary Hospital
The application of certain disinfection procedures is important for the prevention of nosocomial infection, and MRSA and MRSP infection control strategies should be adopted in veterinary medical practice. Expand
Does Coinfection of Bartonella henselae and FIV Induce Clinical Disorders in Cats?
It was found that Bartonella henselae (B. henselae) may induce clinical disorders in cats in natural conditions from a comparison of the serological status for B. henselae with the serostatus forExpand
Seroepidemiological Survey of Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae in Domestic Cats in Japan
A total of 199 domestic cat serum samples from 3 geographical areas of Japan collected between 1992 to 1994 were examined for serum antibody against Bartonella henselae using an immunofluorescent assay, resulting in the first report of B. henselsae antibodies in cats in Japan. Expand
Genetic Diversity in the Prion Protein Gene (PRNP) of Domestic Cattle and Water Buffaloes in Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand
This study provided information on PRNP of livestock in these Southeast Asian countries and found the frequency of the deletion allele in the 23indel site was significantly low in cattle of Indonesia and Thailand and water buffaloes. Expand
Seasonal Variations in the Presence of Antibodies against Coxiella burnetii in Dairy Cattle in Hokkaido, Japan
The prevalence and seasonal variations of infection by Coxiella burnetii in cattle were investigated seroepidemiologically on a farm in Hokkaido, Japan, by an immunofluorescent antibody test. A totalExpand