Yaakov Avidar

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Cystitis, urethritis and pyelonephritis in cattle most commonly result from ascending urinary tract infection with Corynebacterium renale, Corynebacterium cystidis, Corynebacterium pilosum or Escherichia coli. We describe the clinical, bacteriological, clinical-pathological and epidemiological findings in a dairy cattle herd with urinary tract infection(More)
Beagle dogs were examined during the subclinical phase of canine ehrlichiosis under controlled conditions. Emphasis was placed on gathering data before artificial inoculation with Ehrlichia canis, and comparing these data with those of the subclinical phase of the disease. In this study all dogs were clinically healthy throughout the 6 month examination(More)
Infection with Babesia bovis was diagnosed in a 2-day-old female calf apparently transmitted in utero. The calf was born as the second calving to a cross-bred beef cow permanently on pasture. Diagnosis was based upon identification of B. bovis in peripheral blood smears and clinical signs which included fever, jaundice, pale mucous membranes and(More)
Clinical, clinico-pathological and serological studies were performed in sheep experimentally infected with Babesia ovis. Acute babesiosis occurred in all the lambs infested with adult Rhipicephalus bursa ticks and in one lamb infested with the larvae. The rate of parasitaemia and the degree of anaemia were not correlated. Decrease in the packed-cell volume(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare relative efficacy of dexamethasone and flumethasone alone or in combination with rapid IV infusion of glucose for treatment of ketosis in cattle. DESIGN Clinical trial. ANIMALS 127 cows with urine acetoacetate concentration > or = 60 mg/dl. PROCEDURE Cows were treated with 500 ml of 50% glucose solution. IV, and 40 mg of(More)
Serum protein electrophoresis was performed in 42 dogs with naturally occurring Ehrlichia canis infection and in 15 clinically healthy dogs (control dogs). The infected dogs were found to have a significant hypoalbuminaemia, hyperglobulinaemia and hypergammaglobulinaemia compared to the control dogs (P < 0.001). A polyclonal gammopathy was found in all but(More)
Studying biochemical changes in the blood and liver of geese during cramming showed significant increases in the liver enzymes: malic dehydrogenase (MDH), lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and malic enzyme (ME), and a decrease in alkaline phosphatase (ALP). No significant changes were seen in the activity of isocitric(More)
A probable outbreak of oak (Quercus calliprinos) toxicosis in a herd of beef cattle--heifers and first-calving cows--grazing in the Judean foothills of Israel is described. Toxicosis probably occurred because of the consumption of oak leaves and buds during a period of pasture scarcity without any feed supplementation. A progressive syndrome of wasting,(More)
An experimental feeding trial was conducted in order to substantiate an hypothesis on the aetiology of a previously unrecorded cardiomyopathic syndrome in beef cattle in Israel. It was believed that residues of the ionophore maduramicin (Cygro; American Cyanamid) in poultry litter fed to cattle, after the maduramicin had been incorporated into broiler feed(More)
Ca soaps of fatty acids (CSFA, 0.5 kg/d) were added to the diet of lactating cows for 170 d, and production, body condition score and blood lipids were examined. Production of fat-corrected milk was increased by 1.5 kg/d owing to increase in both milk and fat production. Over 250 d lactation, production of fat-corrected milk was enhanced by 1.3 kg/d. Body(More)