Zoran Vrbanac

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Use of animals for therapeutic purposes, animal assisted therapy or AAT is a method for improving quality of life for long-term inpatients. The object of this paper was to evaluate dog companionship as a form of AAT and its effects on perception of loneliness in geriatric nursing home residents. The participants were involved in a six-month program of dog(More)
Epidural fibrosis is an extradural scar tissue formed after a laminectomy procedure. It is associated with persistent pain after spinal surgery and an increased risk of complications during revision surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the preventive effects of local application of an omental free graft in minimising spinal epidural fibrosis in a(More)
The subject of this study was to detect the prevalence of hip dysplasia according to offi cial radiographic screening between 2001 and 2009. The overall number of dogs tested for HD was 5381, belonging to 137 breeds. In 2001 the number of dogs evaluated was 403, and in 2009 this number rose to 856, which is an increase of 212.40%. In 2001 the number of(More)
________________________________________________________________________________________ LI, C., Q. LI, Z. LIU, X. XING, D. TIAN, Z. VRBANAC, O. SMOLEC, D. STANIN, J. KOS: Effects of herbaceous plant preparation of Cistanche on in vitro cytokine expression by rat osteoblasts. Vet. arhiv 85, 335-345, 2015. ABSTRACT Osteoblasts (OB) play an important role in(More)
BRKLJAČA BOTTEGARO, N., J. KOS, O. SMOLEC, D. VNUK, D. MATIČIĆ, B. PIRKIĆ, B. RADIŠIĆ, Z. VRBANAC, J. SELANEC: Pathological fi ndings in premolar and molar teeth in 100 horses during routine clinical examinations. Vet. arhiv 82, 143-153, 2012. ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to document abnormalities in premolar and molar teeth detected in a group of(More)
The present study was carried out to investigate whether age, breed, use and gender have any influence on palmar ligament width in non-lame horses. Pathology of the metacarpophalangeal joint are frequently associated with lameness in horses. although osteoarticular lesions are the most common, soft tissue lesions of the proximal scutum, are not rare.(More)
there is still much vagueness about changes in bone metabolism during pregnancy and lactation in small ruminants. the purpose of this study was to assess changes in BaLP activity during pregnancy and lactation, as well as the effect of parity on bone formation in goats. the research was conducted on 35 goats of Saanen breed which were divided into 3 groups(More)
Biochemical markers of bone turnover have been shown to be useful as inexpensive and noninvasive tools for monitoring skeletal health. The reference range for bone markers in dogs has been set by different age groups. However, other sources of biological variations were not fully investigated in dogs. To explore whether sex influences the interpretation of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine a heart rate deflection point (HRdp) in competitive agility dogs. Fourteen healthy border collies underwent progressive incremental treadmill exercise - modified Conconi test protocol. Heart rate was continuously recorded, and the HRdp was estimated using two methods: subjective and computer aided regression. Maximal(More)
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