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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)
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)
Effects of herbaceous plant preparation of Cistanche on Effects of herbaceous plant preparation of Cistanche on in vitro in vitro cytokine expression by rat osteoblasts cytokine expression by rat osteoblasts.. ABSTRACT Osteoblasts (OB) play an important role in bone remodeling through the release of cytokines such as Osteoblasts (OB) play an important role(More)
Pathological fi ndings in premolar and molar teeth in 100 horses during routine clinical examinations. ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to document abnormalities in premolar and molar teeth detected in a group of 100 equine patients. The oral cavities of standing, sedated horses were examined under fi eld conditions. Clinical dental examinations(More)
Prevalence of hip dysplasia in dogs according to offi cial radiographic screening in Croatia dysplasia in dogs according to offi cial radiographic screening in Croatia. Vet. arhiv. ABSTRACT 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(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)
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)
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