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The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released the first feline-specific anesthesia guidelines, which are published in the...

Date
July 2018
Abstract

Background: Dog bites are common in developing countries including Ghana, with the victims often being children. Although some breeds of dogs have been identified as being more aggressive than others, all dog bites carry a risk of infection. Immediate and initial assessment of the risk for tetanus...

Author(s)
Kenu, E.; Ganu, V.; Noora, C. L.; Adanu, R.; Lartey, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd
Publication
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2018, 7, 18, pp (28 February 2018)
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Behavioural changes can be caused by pathology within any body system, while cognitive changes stem from alterations within the brain. A variety of cognition tests have been used to assess cognitive abilities in canines, with most research focusing on ageing processes. Learning and memory can be...

Date
June 2018
Subjects
abnormal behaviour; aging; animal behaviour; brain; cognition; dog diseases; learning; memory; old age; reviews
Author(s)
Provoost, L. R.; Casal, M.; Siracusa, C.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Parasites and pets: a veterinary nursing guide.

This book, inclusive of 10 chapters, focuses on important parasitic diseases of cats and dogs. Each chapter discusses parasitoses specific to organ systems, i.e., gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, skin and muscles, eye and nervous system, and urogenital system. In...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
AbstractFull Text

Ibudilast (AV-411) is a non-selective inhibitor of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE). It is currently marketed for human use in Asian countries for the treatment of asthma, cerebrovascular disorders and ocular allergies. Ibudilast has also been found to have an analgesic action for...

Author(s)
Łebkowska-Wieruszewska, B.; Vito, V. de; Kowalski, C. J.; Owen, H.; Poapolathep, A.; Lisowski, A.; Giorgi, M.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 281-285
AbstractFull Text

Lipogranulomas are lesions found in histopathological liver examination in humans and in various animal species, including dogs, especially those with portosystemic shunts. They consist of macrophages and other inflammatory cells, and sometimes they contain iron salts (pigment granuloma). This...

Author(s)
Sobczak-Filipiak, M.; Męcik-Kronenberg, T.; Czopowicz, M.; Galanty, M.; Trębacz, P.; Frymus, J.; Badurek, I.; Szarek, J.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 265-272
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The aim of this study was to verify the hypothesis postulating that the supplementation of turkey diets with Cu nanoparticles can lower dietary inclusion levels of Cu without compromising the growth rate and antioxidant status of turkeys. The experiment was carried out on 648 one-day-old Hybrid...

Author(s)
Kozłowski, K.; Jankowski, J.; Otowski, K.; Zduńczyk, Z.; Ognik, K.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 245-253
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The use of modern techniques for application in the field of reproduction grows more and more in veterinary medicine and therefore studies are needed to evaluate the efficiency of these techniques. Due to the cortical location of the follicles within the ovary, Slicing is the most adequate...

Author(s)
Carreiro, A. da N.; Souza, J. G. de; Salles, A. Y. F. de la; Falcão, B. M. R.; Araújo, D. V. F. de; Diniz, J. A. R. A.; Rocha, E. F.; Araújo, N. L. de S.; Menezes, D. J. A. de
Publisher
Pubvet
Publication
PUBVET, 2018, 12, 6, pp 1-6
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Equine tail syndrome occurs due to narrowing of the canal causing ischemia of the nerve roots L6, L7, S1 and S2 origin of the pudendal and sciatic nerve. The objective of this work is to report a case of a bitch, with no defined breed of approximately 9 months of age, attended at the veterinary...

Author(s)
Silva, S. O. de S.; Araújo, B. M.; Sousa, D. K. T. de; Mota, D. B.; Sousa Junior, F. L.; Matos, R. M. L.
Publisher
Pubvet
Publication
PUBVET, 2018, 12, 6, pp 1-3

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