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Urinary tract infections are frequently encountered in small animal practice. Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. are the most common agents associated to these infections, even though other bacteria and yeasts, such as Candida albicans and Candida famata, may be involved. In view of the...

Author(s)
Ebani, V. V.; Nardoni, S.; Bertelloni, F.; Pistelli, L.; Mancianti, F.
Publisher
MDPI AG
Publication
Molecules, 2018, 23, 7, pp 1668
News Article

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), based in Arizona, USA, together with collaborators, have used multiple genomic...

Date
September 2018
CABI Book Info
Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Event

27 - 30 September 2018 - Charlotte, NC

Venue
Charlotte, NC
Country
USA
Contact
American Association of Feline Practitioners
Contact Details
390 Amwell Road, Suite 402, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, USA.
Tel
+1 800 874 0498
Fax
+1 908 292 1188
CAB ReviewFull Text

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.
AbstractFull Text

Mammals have five basic tastes, including sweet, bitter, umami, sour and salty. Among these tastes, the bitter sense is believed to help animals identify poisonous compounds. Bitter taste receptors coded by bitter taste receptor (Tas2r) genes has been identified in many species, but the evolution...

Author(s)
Shang Shuai; Zhang HongHai; Wu XiaoYang; Wei QinGuo; Chen Jun; Zhang HuanXin; Zhong HuaMing; Tang XueXi
Publisher
Zoological Society of Pakistan
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 2018, 50, 4, pp 1361-1366
AbstractFull Text

Essential oils are plant extracts that have been used for their antimicrobial properties for centuries. The keeping of turtles as pets exhibits a growing trend worldwide but these animals are known to harbour a range of pathogenic bacteria. In the current study, we assessed eight essential oils as...

Author(s)
Silva, B. C. J. de; Hossain, S.; Wimalasena, S. H. M. P.; Pathirana, H. N. K. S.; Dahanayake, P. S.; Heo, G. J.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Veterinární Medicína, 2018, 63, 7, pp 335-343
AbstractFull Text

The aims of this study were to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial activity of a florfenicol and tylosin mixture and to determine the pharmacokinetic parameters of each drug following administration of the 2:1 florfenicol and tylosin mixture in beagle dogs. The antibacterial activity of the two...

Author(s)
Mechesso, A. F.; Lee, S. J.; Park, N. H.; Park, S. C.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Veterinární Medicína, 2018, 63, 7, pp 329-334
AbstractFull Text

The present study was aimed for assessment of difference in the views and documented the observed radiological signs of aged dogs and classified them as per organ. Thoracic radiographs with left lateral, right lateral, dorso ventral and ventro dorsal views were studied to identify the lesions. The...

Author(s)
Gowthami, G. V. N.; Makkena Sreenu; Prasad, V. D.; Naidu, G. V.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Publication
International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2018, 7, 2, pp 113-116
AbstractFull Text

Studying the anatomical differences of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses of both rabbit and cat offers a valuable evidence for clinicians regarding the possibility of utilization of the respiratory system of rabbit and cat as models to human being studies. This work was conducted using...

Author(s)
Ragab, S. A.; Abouelela, Y. S.; Daghash, S. M.; Khattab, M. A.; Tahon, R. R.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Publication
International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2018, 7, 2, pp 97-105

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