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  1. Immunohistological demonstration of Rhodococcus equi in a trotter foal.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(9):335 (2009) PMID 19813451

    A 3-month-old female trotter foal was euthanized due to severe dyspnoea. Pathomorphologically a chronic granulomatous to necrotizing pneumonia was found and Rhodoccocus (R.) equi was isolated microbiologically. An immunohistological method using a murine monoclonal antibody against a 15-17 kDa a...
  2. [Mortality in free living siskins (Spinus spinus Linnaeus, 1758) due to Salmonella typhimurium, phage type DT104 and DT013].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(9):326 (2009) PMID 19813449

    This report deals with an enzootic due to Salmonella Typhimurium in two free living Eurasian siskins (Spinus spinus Linnaeus, 1758). Other birds in the vicinity of the siskins were not affected. Clinical signs consisted of non-specific symptoms such as ruffled plumage, apathy and reduced food in...
  3. A first case of ehrlichiosis in a horse in Poland.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(9):330 (2009) PMID 19813450

    The study was aimed at determining the cause of a disease in a horse exhibiting symptoms of fever, joint effusion, weakness, and extravasations on the mucous membranes. Blood was drawn from the animal for haematological and biochemical molecular tests. The PCR technique revealed the presence of ...
  4. Expression of heat shock proteins in tissues from young pigs exposed to transport stress.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(9):321 (2009) PMID 19813448

    The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of heat shock proteins (Hsps) as potential stress response marker in several organs of transported pigs. Constitutive (Hsp90, Hsp70 and Hsp27) and inducible (Hsp72 and Hsp86) Hsps expressed in skeletal muscle, heart, liver and kidney...
  5. Treatment of septicaemia and severe bacterial infections in foals with a new cefquinome formulation: a field study.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(9):316 (2009) PMID 19813447

    A multicentre field study was conducted in accordance with VICH Guideline on Good Clinical Practice (VICH 2000) to confirm the efficacy and safety of a new formulation of cefquinome for the treatment of naturally occurring severe bacterial infections and septicaemia in foals. Thirty-nine foals s...
  6. Mouse intestine colonization ability of Campylobacter coli strains.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(7):255 (2009) PMID 19753795

    Campylobacter coli is an etiological agent of gastrointestinal and extraintestinal infections in man and animals, and can be found as a commensal in gastrointestinal tract of animals. In this study, we aimed to determine differences among C coli strains in colonization of the intestinal tract of...
  7. Influence of ram presence (permanent vs. intermittent) on estrus parameters and behaviours in Kivircik ewes.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(7):260 (2009) PMID 19753796

    The present study was undertaken to investigate the effects of type of ram presence (permanent vs. intermittent) on estrus onset, estrus duration and frequency of sexual behaviours in Kivircik ewes. During the breeding season, 20 multiparous Kivircik ewes were divided into two groups of permanen...
  8. Role of live yeasts in rumen ecosystem.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(7):244 (2009) PMID 19753793

    For many years, ruminant nutritionists and microbiologists have been interested in manipulating the microbial ecosystem of the rumen to improve production efficiency by domestic ruminants. Antibiotic ionophores have been used successfully for this purpose. However, the use of antibiotics in anim...
  9. [Examination of the compatibility of a Salmonella Typhimurium-live vaccine Salmoporc for three day old suckling piglets].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(7):249 (2009) PMID 19753794

    The present study intended to investigate the compatibility of the orally applicated Salmonella Typhimurium live vaccine Salmoporc on day 3 and 21, respectively. Piglets which only received saline solution orally were used as negative control. During eight hours following vaccination, fecal cons...
  10. Investigations into effects on performance and glutathione peroxidase activity in broilers when increasing selenium contents of complete diets appropriate to animals' selenium requirements by adding different selenium compounds (organic vs. inorganic).

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(6):233 (2009) PMID 19537046

    The aim of this study was to compare the effects of inorganic and organic selenium compounds supplementations to diets containing adequate selenium in broilers on performance, carcass traits, plasma and tissue glutathione peroxidase activity. A total of 150 one-day-old broilers were randomized i...
  11. [A case of a congenital high-grade hydrocephalus internus and Dandy-Walker syndrome in a black and white German Holstein calf].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(6):220 (2009) PMID 19537044

    A black and white female German Holstein calf showed a highly deformed cranium. The animal was not able to stand. Further findings were bilateral strabismus divergens and negative pupillary light reflexes. Magnetic resonance imaging and pathological-anatomical examination showed that the cerebru...
  12. First evidence of Brucella ovis infection in Republic of Croatia.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(6):209 (2009) PMID 19537042

    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 po...
  13. Histomoniasis in turkeys: pathological observations and PCR detection.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(6):214 (2009) PMID 19537043

    Histomoniasis was detected and described in naturally affected 35 turkeys. A polymerase chain reaction, which amplified a 209 bp region from the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene of H. meleagridis, was used and compared to the detection by histopathological observation of the histomonad trophozoi...
  14. [Encephalopathy and Alzheimer type II astrocytes in a post laparotomy recumbent horse].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(6):227 (2009) PMID 19537045

    A 13-year-old Standardbred gelding was referred for evaluation of continuous abdominal pain. Rectal examination revealed a dislocated large colon (Dislocatio coli ad dextram). The horse showed muscle fasciculations and appeared lethargic. It was sent to surgery because of persistent colic. In tr...
  15. [Oral medication via feed and water -- pharmacological aspects].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(6):204 (2009) PMID 19537041

    By treatment of single animals or a live stock a treatment regimen has to be chosen, which guarantees a sufficient concentration of the administered drug in the target tissue. On the other hand, particular care has to be taken to avoid that single animals get a too high, intolerable dose of the ...
  16. A biphasic malignant mesothelioma of the peritoneum and pleura in a horse.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(5):186 (2009) PMID 19462642

    This report describes the macroscopic, histologic, immunohistologic and ultrastructural characteristics ofa biphasic malignant mesothelioma in the peritoneal and pleural cavity of a 13-year-old Icelandic pony mare, which exhibited recurrent ascites clinically. Immunohistology was performed emplo...
  17. Suitability of two commercial preparations for disinfections against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterinary medicine.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(5):180 (2009) PMID 19462641

    Two commercially available preparations from the disinfectants list of the German Veterinary Association (Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft e. V. (DVG)) were tested against a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) field isolate in a concentration as recommended in the list ...
  18. Meat juice as diagnostic sample for virological and serological diagnosis of classical swine fever.

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(5):173 (2009) PMID 19462640

    The objective of this paper was to assess if meat juice is a suitable substrate for virological and serological diagnosis of classical swine fever (CSF). Fifty-six domestic pigs and 21 wild boars experimentally vaccinated and/or infected as well as 129 field samples from wild boars were involved...
  19. [Definition and diagnosis of chronic endometritis in cattle: a review].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(5):164 (2009) PMID 19462639

    Chronic endometritis can be diagnosed after three weeks post partum. Diagnostic methods such as external inspection and transrectal palpation of the uterus are not accurate enough to find each of the affected cows. An additional vaginal examination is more successful. Manual vaginal examination ...
  20. [Two rare brain malformations in black and white German Holstein calves].

    DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift 116(5):192 (2009) PMID 19462643

    Two black and white female German Holstein calves showed malformations of the cerebrum. The first calf exhibited a cystencephaly and the second calf a meningoencephalocele. The animals originated from two different dairy farms. Both calves were sired by two unrelated sires used in artificial ins...