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Growth factor expression in cows with cystic ovarian diseasemembers
The objective of the present study was to examine the expression of transforming growth factor beta receptor (TGFBR)1, TGFBR2, TGFBR3, Activin Receptor (ACVR)1B and ACVR2B in ovaries of cows with Cystic Ovarian Disease (COD). The expression of the selected receptors was determined by immunohistochemistry in sections of ovaries from cows with ACTH‐induced and spontaneous COD. A very interesting study which maybe offers new therapeutic options in future.

Novel intratumoral therapy in canine transmissible venereal tumourmembers
Canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) is a naturally occurring contagious neoplasm of dogs located mainly on the external genitalia of both sexes. The course of vincristine chemotherapy, the most effective and practical therapy, is affected by the immune status of the host. The aim was to investigate recombinant human interferon alpha‐2a (rhIFNα‐2a) and vincristine for treatment of CTVT.

Long-term outcome of dogs with primary immune-mediated thrombocytopeniamembers
Primary immune‐mediated thrombocytopenia (IMTP) is a life-threatening condition which is occasionally seen in dogs. Also many of them respond to intensive therapy, the incidence of relapse may be underestimated. The objectives of this new study were to determine the incidence of relapse after discharge from the hospital in dogs with a diagnosis of presumed primary immune‐mediated thrombocytopenia, risk factors associated with relapse and whether or not indefinite use of immunosuppressive medication influences risk of relapse.

Insulin treatment and IGF-I in cats with diabetes mellitusmembers
Insulin‐like growth factor‐I (IGF‐I) is used to screen for acromegaly in diabetic cats. In humans, most circulating IGF‐I forms ternary complexes (TC) with IGF‐binding protein (IGFBP‐3) and an acid‐labile subunit. Compared to humans, the amount of TC in cats is more variable. Insulin‐like growth factor‐I concentrations are reported to increase during insulin treatment, more rapidly in cats achieving remission. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate (i) factors associated with circulating IGF‐I concentrations, including IGFBP‐profiles (ii) effect of insulin treatment on IGF‐I concentrations and (iii) IGF‐I as prognostic marker of diabetes mellitus remission.

Color doppler ultrasound in neoplastic and non-neoplastic canine testicles members
Testicular tumors are the most common neoplasms in male dogs accounting for approximately 90% of all tumors affecting the genitourinary tract. Gray‐scale ultrasonography in combination with color and power Doppler imaging has been well accepted as an accurate technique for assessing scrotal lesions and vascularization of the testis. Color Doppler sensitivity for low blood flows appear promising in the study of testicular disorders. Can this technique differentiate between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions?


Computed tomographic arthrography of the canine shoulder joint members
The aim of this retrospective, methods comparison study was to assess the diagnostic utility of computed tomographic arthrography in the assessment of various intraarticular shoulder pathologies in dogs in comparison with survey computed tomography (CT), using arthroscopic examination as the reference standard. Computed tomography, computed tomographic arthrography, and arthroscopic findings of 46 scapulohumeral joints of dogs with forelimb lameness were reviewed retrospectively.

Prognostic scoring system for dogs managed with hemodialysismembers
The objective of this retrospective study was very innovative - the investigation of prognostic models in a cohort of dogs with acute kidney injury (AKI) and acute on chronic kidney disease (AKI/CKD) managed by hemodialysis. Forty dogs with historical, clinical, imaging, and laboratory findings consistent with AKI or AKI/CKD managed with intermittent hemodialysis were included. Could the authors find an adequate model?

Sonography vs percutaneous palpation to identify targeted thoracolumbar intervertebral disc spacesmembers
During minimally invasive spinal surgery, correct identification of the affected intervertebral disc space is critical. Percutaneous palpation is commonly used, but results may be unreliable. Fluoroscopy is the gold standard but can be cumbersome and exposes operators to ionizing radiation. Spinal ultrasound has been described in veterinary medicine and could be a feasible alternative. This prospective, methods comparison study mimicked a minimally invasive spinal surgery in 10 canine cadavers and compared the accuracy of ultrasound and percutaneous palpation for thoracolumbar intervertebral disc space identification, using fluoroscopy as the reference standard.

Distribution of alveolar-interstitial syndrome in dogs and cats with respiratory distress members
Seventy‐six dogs and 24 cats with acute respiratory distress or tachypnea were enrolled in this prospective study to assess distribution of alveolar‐interstitial syndrome (AIS) detected by lung ultrasound (LUS) compared to thoracic radiographs (TXR). The results were very impressive!


  • Protecting protein to reduce methane production in ruminantsmembers
  • Lifetime prognosis in cattle with necrotic laryngitismembers
  • ECG findings in neonatal calves with diarrhea and associated potassium balance disordersmembers
  • Bacterial translocation in calves with atresia colimembers
  • Optimising lameness detection in dairy cattle members
  • Role of melatonin and its receptors in animal reproductionmembers
  • Physiological changes in inflammatory parameters in cows prae and post partummembers
  • Zinc Deficiency-Like Syndrome in Fleckvieh Calvesmembers


  • Presumed Neuroglycopenia following Severe Hypoglycemia in Horsesmembers
  • E321G MYH1 mutation and nonexertional rhabdomyolysis in Quarter Horsesmembers
  • Novel therapeutic approach for mares with suspected uterine tubal blockagemembers
  • Unusual cause of unilateral facial swelling in a coltmembers
  • Novel topical therapy of equine sarcoidsmembers
  • Conventional radiography versus CT to diagnose osteomyelitis in foalsmembers
  • Novel surgical treatment of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy in horses members
  • Standing repair of a fracture of the third metatarsal bone of a Hunt Thoroughbred mare members


  • Disorders of sex development in catsmembers
  • Core ocular surface microbiome in dogsmembers
  • ACVIM small animal consensus statement on safe use of cytotoxic chemotherapeutics members
  • MRI imaging of masticatory muscles in basset houndsmembers
  • Mucosal microbiota, gastrointestinal inflammation and small cell intestinal lymphoma in cats members
  • Efficacy of pentamidine analogue 6 in dogs with chronic atrial fibrillationmembers
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever in various speciesmembers
  • Canine hyperadrenocorticism associations with signalment, selected comorbidities and mortality members


  • Oral fluid and plasma oxytetracycline concentrations after intramuscular administration in pigsmembers
  • Pharmacokinetics and behavioral effects of a liquid transdermal fentanyl solution in pigsmembers
  • Beta hydroxy beta methyl butyrate and the muscle fibre composition in growing pigsmembers
  • L-carnitine as a feed additive in pigs and poultrymembers
  • PCV-3 in pig serum samples from Spainmembers
  • Oral fluid and plasma oxytetracycline concentrations after i.m. administration in pigsmembers
  • Novel highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in Chinamembers
  • Calibration of the TonoVet and Tono-Pen Vet tonometers in pigs´ eyesmembers


  • A novel herpesvirus associated with serious eye problems in a great horned owlmembers
  • Cerebrospinal Nematodiasis in Camelidsmembers
  • Peel meals as feed ingredients in poultry dietsmembers
  • Mycobacteria in aquarium fishmembers
  • Giardia duodenalis in primatesmembers
  • Architecture of extraocular muscles in hawks and owlsmembers
  • Leishmania spp. in Bats from an Area Endemic for Visceral Leishmaniasismembers
  • Pharmacokinetics of quinocetone in ducks after two routes of administrationmembers

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