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First evidence of Brucella ovis infection in Republic of Croatia.
We researched the spread of Brucella ovis (B. ovis) infection in sheep during 2002 and 2003 in Croatia. A total of 30,635 sheep blood samples were examined using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). In 2002, 1014 out of 14,404 examined sheep blood samples (7%) from six counties gave positi...
[Primary cutaneous and metastasing haemangiosarcoma in an addax (Addax nasomaculatus)].
Neoplastic diseases were described very rarely in addax (Addax nasomaculatus). In this communication clinical signs, morphological and immunohistological findings in a 15-year-old, female addax with a primary cutaneous, re-occurring and metastasing haemangiosarcoma of a forelimb are reported.
[Behaviour of laying hens in aviaries--review. Part 1: Social and resting behaviour of hens].
This literature review gives information about important behaviour categories of laying hens kept in aviary systems. Based on current knowledge, the differences in behaviour of hens in aviaries compared to the behaviour of hens living under "close to natural" conditions are assessed quantitatively a...
[Retrospective analysis of two phocine distemper epidemics in the North and Baltic Seas in 1988 and 2002].
The relapse of the outbreak of the phocine distemper virus in the Danish island of Anholt this June, emphasizes the importance of the topic among experts. During the phocine distemper virus (PDV) epidemic in 1988, a total of 23,000 harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) died. In 2002 a second outbreak of PD...
Unusual type of reactive astrocytes in the feline central nervous system.
An unusual type of hypertrophic astrocytes termed plump polygonal astrocytes (PPA) has been observed in the feline central nervous system which was characterized in a first preliminary study of 17 cats. These cells presented an oval to polygonal shape, measured about 20 microm in diameter, and displ...
[Intersexuality in horses].
Intersexuality is a rare congenital anomaly of horses. Diagnosis of intersexuality is difficult because there are usually no specific changes in the reproductive tract visible. During a period of five years, ten patients with reduced fertility or suspected intersexuality respectively were investigat...
Light and electron microscopic studies on liver histology in chicks fed aflatoxin.
This study was carried out under both light and electron microscopy to investigate the effects on liver carbohydrate and lipid metabolism caused by aflatoxin (AF) fed to chicks. Twenty broiler chicks were used. The birds were housed in electrically heated battery cages and exposed to light for 24 h....
Changes in haematological profile of common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) induced by transit to pheasantry.
The aim of this study was to assess haematological changes in hand-reared pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) transported from intensive housing facilities to a pheasantry. Selected haematological parameters were monitored in a group of 100 pheasants (50 males and 50 females) aged of 9 weeks that were t...
[Effects of non-starch-polysaccharides in nutrition of monogastric animals].
Polysaccharides are widespread biopolymers, which quantitatively represent the most important group of nutrients in botanical feed. In animal nutrition polysaccharides, which cannot be degraded by endogeneous enzymes and therfore reach the colon almost indigested, are summarized as "non-starch-polys...
[Aphakia in a German Holstein calf].
Aphakia and further malformations of both eyes were diagnosed in a female German Holstein calf. Besides aphakia of the left eye, the calf exhibited microphthalmia, glaucoma and a hypoplastic uveoscleral tissue. Additional findings in the right eye were buphthalmus and glaucoma. Instead of aphakia, p...