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Acta Vet Scand ; 66(1): 24, 2024 May 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38822358


BACKGROUND: A syndrome of acute non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema associated with hunting is prevalent in the drever breed, but etiology of this syndrome is currently unknown. Alveolar surfactant has a critical role in preventing alveolar collapse and edema formation. The aim of this study was to investigate, whether the predisposition to hunting associated pulmonary edema in drever dogs is associated with impaired biophysical properties of alveolar surfactant. Seven privately owned drever dogs with recurrent hunting associated pulmonary edema and seven healthy control dogs of other breeds were included in the study. All affected dogs underwent thorough clinical examinations including echocardiography, laryngeal evaluation, bronchoscopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) as well as head, neck and thoracic computed tomography imaging to rule out other cardiorespiratory diseases potentially causing the clinical signs. Alveolar surfactant was isolated from frozen, cell-free supernatants of BAL fluid and biophysical analysis of the samples was completed using a constrained sessile drop surfactometer. Statistical comparisons over consecutive compression expansion cycles were performed using repeated measures ANOVA and comparisons of single values between groups were analyzed using T-test. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between groups in any of the biophysical outcomes of surfactant analysis. The critical function of surfactant, reducing the surface tension to low values upon compression, was similar between healthy dogs and affected drevers. CONCLUSIONS: The etiology of hunting associated pulmonary edema in drever dogs is not due to an underlying surfactant dysfunction.

Doenças do Cão , Edema Pulmonar , Surfactantes Pulmonares , Animais , Cães , Edema Pulmonar/veterinária , Edema Pulmonar/etiologia , Masculino , Feminino , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Estudos de Casos e Controles
Genome Biol ; 25(1): 146, 2024 Jun 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38844976


BACKGROUND: DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification which has numerous roles in modulating genome function. Its levels are spatially correlated across the genome, typically high in repressed regions but low in transcription factor (TF) binding sites and active regulatory regions. However, the mechanisms establishing genome-wide and TF binding site methylation patterns are still unclear. RESULTS: Here we use a comparative approach to investigate the association of DNA methylation to TF binding evolution in mammals. Specifically, we experimentally profile DNA methylation and combine this with published occupancy profiles of five distinct TFs (CTCF, CEBPA, HNF4A, ONECUT1, FOXA1) in the liver of five mammalian species (human, macaque, mouse, rat, dog). TF binding sites are lowly methylated, but they often also have intermediate methylation levels. Furthermore, biding sites are influenced by the methylation status of CpGs in their wider binding regions even when CpGs are absent from the core binding motif. Employing a classification and clustering approach, we extract distinct and species-conserved patterns of DNA methylation levels at TF binding regions. CEBPA, HNF4A, ONECUT1, and FOXA1 share the same methylation patterns, while CTCF's differ. These patterns characterize alternative functions and chromatin landscapes of TF-bound regions. Leveraging our phylogenetic framework, we find DNA methylation gain upon evolutionary loss of TF occupancy, indicating coordinated evolution. Furthermore, each methylation pattern has its own evolutionary trajectory reflecting its genomic contexts. CONCLUSIONS: Our epigenomic analyses indicate a role for DNA methylation in TF binding changes across species including that specific DNA methylation profiles characterize TF binding and are associated with their regulatory activity, chromatin contexts, and evolutionary trajectories.

Metilação de DNA , Evolução Molecular , Fatores de Transcrição , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Humanos , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Camundongos , Ratos , Ilhas de CpG , Cães , Fator 3-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Fator 3-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Ligação Proteica , Fígado/metabolismo , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Proteínas Estimuladoras de Ligação a CCAAT/metabolismo , Proteínas Estimuladoras de Ligação a CCAAT/genética
Sci Rep ; 14(1): 12979, 2024 06 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38839868


Subcutaneous dirofilariasis, caused by the parasitic nematode Dirofilaria repens, is a growing concern in Europe, affecting both dogs and humans. This study focused on D. repens Dr20/22, a protein encoded by an alt (abundant larval transcript) gene family. While well-documented in L3 larvae of other filariae species, this gene family had not been explored in dirofilariasis. The research involved cloning Dr20/22 cDNA, molecular characterization, and evaluating its potential application in the diagnosis of dirofilariasis. Although Real-Time analysis revealed mRNA expression in both adult worms and microfilariae, the native protein remained undetected in lysates from both developmental stages. This suggests the protein's specificity for L3 larvae and may be related to a process called SLTS (spliced leader trans-splicing), contributing to stage-specific gene expression. The specificity of the antigen for invasive larvae positions it as a promising early marker for dirofilariasis. However, ELISA tests using sera from infected and uninfected dogs indicated limited diagnostic utility. While further research is required, our findings contribute to a deeper understanding of the molecular and immunological aspects of host-parasite interactions and could offer insights into the parasite's strategies for evading the immune system.

Dirofilaria repens , Dirofilariose , Doenças do Cão , Animais , Cães , Dirofilariose/imunologia , Dirofilariose/parasitologia , Dirofilaria repens/genética , Dirofilaria repens/imunologia , Doenças do Cão/parasitologia , Doenças do Cão/imunologia , Anticorpos Anti-Helmínticos/imunologia , Anticorpos Anti-Helmínticos/sangue , Proteínas de Helminto/genética , Proteínas de Helminto/imunologia , Proteínas de Helminto/metabolismo , Antígenos de Helmintos/imunologia , Antígenos de Helmintos/genética , Larva/imunologia , Formação de Anticorpos/imunologia
J Anim Sci ; 1022024 Jan 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38850274


For over six decades, nutritional science has provided well-developed, peer-reviewed nutrient recommendations to support the health of dogs and cats. These guidelines are updated based on new scientifically valid research and appropriate peer-review. Recent regulatory and scientific positions around health issues have resulted in strong opinions and desires for rapid regulatory action surrounding mineral nutrition, but with limited and conflicting scientific evidence. Pet Food Institute nutrition experts have come together to jointly author an article on the complexities of establishing mineral tolerances of dogs and cats to illustrate the limitations in defining mineral tolerances. This discussion covers how mineral requirements were determined, including the opportunities and pitfalls encountered. Scientific councils must review and clarify any proposed changes in conducting mineral nutrition research that might impact complete and balanced foods and surrounding regulations. It is important to clarify the multiple issues in mineral nutrition research and the necessity for thorough evaluation of data while avoiding arbitrary and potentially harmful guidelines.

Dogs and cats are living longer and healthier lives due, in part, to the scientific development of nutritional information. This information has allowed the building of many new types of foods, treats, and supplements that promote life, health, and enjoyment by the pet. There are several organizations that have provided helpful reviews of nutritional data through scientific councils that help identify safe and healthy criteria for all pet food products. These are readily available for those who want to learn more about pet nutrition. For many nutrients, there is a large database of information to help build products. Nutrients that are called macro- or micro-/trace minerals (e.g., sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, etc.) often have more limited information. Recently, strong opinions about pet health as related to mineral nutrition have been shared and robustly communicated without adequate scientific research to support the hypotheses. This has led to misinformation, concerns, and fear. To safeguard the health of companion animals and provide assistance to regulatory bodies regarding the nutritional welfare of dogs and cats, scientific panels have come together from industry, government, and academia to review, approve, and challenge nutritional guidelines. This overview provides the reader context into the rigor needed to establish safe mineral tolerances for dogs and cats.

Ração Animal , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Animal , Minerais , Animais , Cães/fisiologia , Gatos/fisiologia , Ração Animal/análise , Necessidades Nutricionais , Dieta/veterinária
Trop Biomed ; 41(1): 97-108, 2024 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38852139


Streptococcus suis is a bacterium of clinical importance in diverse animal hosts including companion animals and humans. Companion animals are closely associated in the living environment of humans and are potential reservoirs for zoonotic pathogens. Given the zoonotic potential of S. suis, it is crucial to determine whether this bacterium is present among the companion animal population. This study aimed to detect Streptococcus suis in companion animals namely cats and dogs of the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and further characterize the positive isolates via molecular and genomic approach. The detection of S. suis was done via bacterial isolation and polymerase chain reaction assay of gdh and recN gene from oral swabs. Characterization was done by multiplex PCR serotyping, as well as muti-locus sequence typing, AMR gene prediction, MGE identification and phylogenomic analysis on whole genome sequence acquired from Illumina and Oxford Nanopore sequencing. Among the 115 samples, PCR assay detected 2/59 of the cats were positive for S. suis serotype 8 while all screened dog samples were negative. This study further described the first complete whole genome of S. suis strain SS/UPM/MY/F001 isolated from the oral cavity of a companion cat. Genomic analysis revealed a novel strain of S. suis having a unique MLST profile and antimicrobial resistance genes of mefA, msrD, patA, patB and vanY. Mobile genetic elements were described, and pathogenic determinants matched to human and swine strains were identified. Phylogenetic tree analysis on the core genome alignment revealed strain SS/UPM/MY/F001 was distinct from other S. suis strains. This study provided insight into the detection and genomic features of the S. suis isolate of a companion cat and highlighted its potential for antimicrobial resistance and pathogenicity.

Doenças do Gato , Doenças do Cão , Filogenia , Infecções Estreptocócicas , Streptococcus suis , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma , Gatos , Animais , Streptococcus suis/genética , Streptococcus suis/isolamento & purificação , Infecções Estreptocócicas/veterinária , Infecções Estreptocócicas/microbiologia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/transmissão , Doenças do Gato/microbiologia , Cães , Doenças do Cão/microbiologia , Malásia , Animais de Estimação/microbiologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Zoonoses/microbiologia , Zoonoses/transmissão , Tipagem de Sequências Multilocus , Genoma Bacteriano , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Humanos , Zoonoses Bacterianas/microbiologia , Zoonoses Bacterianas/transmissão
Trop Biomed ; 41(1): 52-63, 2024 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38852134


In tropical regions, numerous tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) play a crucial role as causative agents of infectious diseases in humans and animals. Recently, the population of companion and pet dogs has significantly increased in Vietnam; however, information on the occurrence of TBPs is still limited. The objectives of this investigation were to determine the occurrence rate, risk factors, and phylogenetic characteristics of TBPs in dogs from northern Vietnam. Of 341 blood samples tested by PCR, the total infection of TBPs was 73.9% (252/341). Babesia vogeli (18SrRNA gene - 30.5%) was detected most frequently in studied dogs followed by Rickettsia spp. (OmpA gene - 27%), Anaplasma platys (groEL gene - 22%), Bartonella spp. (16SrRNA - 18.8%), Mycoplasma haemocanis (16SrRNA - 9.4%) and Hepatozoon canis (18SrRNA gene - 1.2%), respectively. All samples were negative for Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma phagocytophylum. Co-infection was detected in 31.4% of the samples (107/341) of which, A. platys/Bartonella spp. (34/94,10%), Rickettsia spp./B. vogeli (19/94, 5.6%), and M. haemocanis/B. vogeli (19/94, 5.6%) were recorded as the three most frequent two species of co-infection types. Statistical analysis revealed a significant correlation between TBP infection and several host variables regarding age, breed, and living area in the current study. The recent findings reported herein, for the first time in Vietnam, are essential for local veterinarians when considering the appropriate approaches for diagnosing these diseases. Furthermore, this data can be used to establish control measures for future surveillance and prevention strategies against canine TBPs in Vietnam.

Anaplasma , Babesia , Doenças do Cão , Filogenia , Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos , Animais , Cães , Vietnã/epidemiologia , Doenças do Cão/parasitologia , Doenças do Cão/epidemiologia , Doenças do Cão/microbiologia , Fatores de Risco , Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos/epidemiologia , Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos/veterinária , Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos/microbiologia , Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos/parasitologia , Anaplasma/genética , Anaplasma/isolamento & purificação , Babesia/genética , Babesia/isolamento & purificação , Masculino , Feminino , Rickettsia/genética , Rickettsia/isolamento & purificação , Bartonella/genética , Bartonella/isolamento & purificação , Bartonella/classificação , Mycoplasma/genética , Mycoplasma/isolamento & purificação , Mycoplasma/classificação , Coinfecção/veterinária , Coinfecção/epidemiologia , Coinfecção/parasitologia , Coinfecção/microbiologia
J Vet Sci ; 25(3): e36, 2024 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38834506


IMPORTANCE: The intravenous administration of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AdMSCs) in veterinary medicine is an attractive treatment option. On the other hand, it can result in severe complications, including pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the occurrence of PTE after the intravenous infusion of canine AdMSCs (cAdMSCs) into experimental animals. METHODS: Five-week-old male BALB/c hairless mice were categorized into groups labeled A to G. In the control group (A), fluorescently stained 2 × 106 cAdMSCs were diluted in 200 µL of suspension and injected into the tail vein as a single bolus. The remaining groups included the following: group B with 5 × 106 cells, group C with 3 × 106 cells, group D with 1 × 106 cells, group E with 1 × 106 cells injected twice with a one-day interval, group F with 2 × 106 cells in 100 µL of suspension, and group G with 2 × 106 cells in 300 µL of suspension. RESULTS: Group D achieved a 100% survival rate, while none of the subjects in groups B and C survived (p = 0.002). Blood tests revealed a tendency for the D-dimer levels to increase as the cell dose increased (p = 0.006). The platelet count was higher in the low cell concentration groups and lower in the high cell concentration groups (p = 0.028). A histological examination revealed PTE in most deceased subjects (96.30%). CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: PTE was verified, and various variables were identified as potential contributing factors, including the cell dose, injection frequency, and suspension volume.

Tecido Adiposo , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Embolia Pulmonar , Animais , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/veterinária , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/métodos , Cães , Masculino , Camundongos , Tecido Adiposo/citologia , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/fisiologia , Embolia Pulmonar/veterinária , Embolia Pulmonar/terapia
J Vet Sci ; 25(3): e37, 2024 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38834507


IMPORTANCE: The portal vein to aorta (PV/Ao) ratio is used to assess the clinical significance of extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (EHPSS). Previous studies using computed tomography (CT) were conducted in dogs but not in cats. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to establish normal reference values for PV indices (PV/Ao ratio and PV diameter) in cats and determine the usefulness of these for predicting symptomatic EHPSS. METHODS: This study included 95 dogs and 114 cats that underwent abdominal CT. The canine normal (CN) group included dogs without EHPSS. The cats were classified into feline normal (FN, 88/114), feline asymptomatic (FA, 16/114), and feline symptomatic (FS, 10/114) groups. The PV and Ao diameters were measured in axial cross-sections. RESULTS: The group FN had a higher PV/Ao ratio than the group CN (p < 0.001). Within the feline groups, the PV indices were in the order FN > FA > FS (both p < 0.001). The mean PV diameter and PV/Ao ratio for group FN were 5.23 ± 0.77 mm and 1.46 ± 0.19, respectively. The cutoff values between groups FN and FS were 4.115 mm for PV diameter (sensitivity, 100%; specificity, 97.7%) and 1.170 for PV/Ao ratio (90%, 92.1%). The cutoff values between group FA and FS were 3.835 mm (90%, 93.8%) and 1.010 (70%, 100%), respectively. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: The results demonstrated significant differences in PV indices between dogs and cats. In cats, the PV/Ao ratio demonstrated high diagnostic performance for symptomatic EHPSS. The PV diameter also performed well, in contrast to dogs.

Doenças do Gato , Veia Porta , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Animais , Gatos , Veia Porta/diagnóstico por imagem , Veia Porta/anormalidades , Doenças do Gato/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Feminino , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/veterinária , Cães , Doenças do Cão/diagnóstico por imagem , Valores de Referência , Aorta/diagnóstico por imagem
J Vet Sci ; 25(3): e46, 2024 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38834514


IMPORTANCE: Rabies is a neglected tropical viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Shone Town community toward rabies. METHODS: A survey-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Shone town, Ethiopia, from November 2022 to April 2023. Woreda was selected purposefully, while Kebeles and the study populations were selected by simple random sampling. Four hundred and sixteen respondents were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. RESULTS: All respondents had heard about rabies from different sources, with the majority hearing from informal sources (62%). Approximately 51.9%, 0.7%, and 47.4% of individuals were aware of saliva contact, rabid animal bites, and both as means of transmission, respectively. The survey showed that 64.4% of participants knew the 100% fatal nature of rabies once the clinical signs developed, and 35.6% did not. Approximately 51.4% of respondents agreed that killing stray dogs was an effective method for rabies prevention. In this study, 72.6% of the respondents had contact with pets, and 36.8% of the interviewees had vaccinated their dogs. Only the educational level (p = 0.03) was associated with knowledge of the transmission route. Age (p = 0.04) and educational level (p = 0.01) had a statistically significant association with knowledge of the risk of not vaccinating dogs. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: A lack of formal education in the communities, low levels of education, and the majority of respondents acquiring their knowledge from unofficial sources are important contributors to the low levels of awareness.

Doenças do Cão , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Raiva , Raiva/veterinária , Raiva/prevenção & controle , Raiva/epidemiologia , Etiópia/epidemiologia , Adulto , Humanos , Animais , Masculino , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Cães , Inquéritos e Questionários , Doenças do Cão/prevenção & controle , Doenças do Cão/epidemiologia , Doenças do Cão/virologia , Adulto Jovem , Adolescente , Vacina Antirrábica/administração & dosagem , Idoso
J Vet Sci ; 25(3): e48, 2024 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38834516


IMPORTANCE: Early diagnosis of canine pancreatitis is challenging due to non-specific clinical signs. Currently, abdominal ultrasonography and measurement of canine pancreatic lipase (cPL) have been employed for the diagnosis of pancreatitis. OBJECTIVE: Many qualitative and quantitative commercial cPL tests have been developed and used in veterinary clinics. This study aimed to compare three different methodologies SNAP cPL, Spec cPL, and Vcheck cPL tests to assess the concordance of these assays. METHODS: Fifty serum samples were collected from 36 dogs with or without pancreatitis and subjected to SNAP cPL, Spec cPL, and Vcheck cPL tests. Agreement and correlation coefficients were calculated between the test results, and correlations were determined during the management of the patients. RESULTS: The results of the three cPL assays were strongly correlated in 47/50 serum samples (94%). Cohen's kappa analysis between the Spec cPL and Vcheck cPL showed near perfect agreement (κ = 0.960, p < 0.001), SNAP cPL and Vcheck cPL (κ = 0.920, p < 0.001), and Spec cPL and SNAP cPL (κ = 0.880, p < 0.001). The correlation coefficients (r) between data from Spec cPL and Vcheck cPL tests was calculated by Spearman's correlation test (r = 0.958, p < 0.001). Furthermore, the patterns of change in serum cPL concentrations determined using Spec cPL and Vcheck cPL were significantly consistent during the monitoring period in 11 patients. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Our data illustrated that Spec cPL and Vcheck cPL tests are compatible for clinical use in the diagnosis and monitoring of canine pancreatitis.

Doenças do Cão , Lipase , Pancreatite , Animais , Cães , Lipase/sangue , Pancreatite/veterinária , Pancreatite/diagnóstico , Pancreatite/sangue , Doenças do Cão/diagnóstico , Doenças do Cão/sangue , Masculino , Feminino , Pâncreas/enzimologia
J Toxicol Sci ; 49(6): 269-279, 2024.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38825486


Although morphine has been used for treatment-resistant dyspnea in end-stage heart failure patients, information on its cardiovascular safety profile remains limited. Morphine was intravenously administered to halothane-anesthetized dogs (n=4) in doses of 0.1, 1 and 10 mg/kg/10 min with 20 min of observation period. The low and middle doses attained therapeutic (0.13 µg/mL) and supratherapeutic (0.97 µg/mL) plasma concentrations, respectively. The low dose hardly altered any of the cardiovascular variables except that the QT interval was prolonged for 10-15 min after its start of infusion. The middle dose reduced the preload and afterload to the left ventricle for 5-15 min, then decreased the left ventricular contractility and mean blood pressure for 10-30 min, and finally suppressed the heart rate for 15-30 min. Moreover, the middle dose gradually but progressively prolonged the atrioventricular conduction time, QT interval/QTcV, ventricular late repolarization period and ventricular effective refractory period without altering the intraventricular conduction time, ventricular early repolarization period or terminal repolarization period. A reverse-frequency-dependent delay of ventricular repolarization was confirmed. The high dose induced cardiohemodynamic collapse mainly due to vasodilation in the initial 2 animals by 1.9 and 3.3 min after its start of infusion, respectively, which needed circulatory support to treat. The high dose was not tested further in the remaining 2 animals. Thus, intravenously administered morphine exerts a rapidly appearing vasodilator action followed by slowly developing cardiosuppressive effects. Morphine can delay the ventricular repolarization possibly through IKr inhibition in vivo, but its potential to develop torsade de pointes will be small.

Anestésicos Inalatórios , Halotano , Frequência Cardíaca , Morfina , Animais , Cães , Morfina/administração & dosagem , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Anestésicos Inalatórios/administração & dosagem , Anestésicos Inalatórios/farmacocinética , Masculino , Toxicocinética , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Analgésicos Opioides/administração & dosagem , Analgésicos Opioides/farmacocinética , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Eletrocardiografia/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Infusões Intravenosas , Vasodilatação/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenômenos Eletrofisiológicos/efeitos dos fármacos
Reprod Domest Anim ; 59(6): e14621, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38828534


Estimating the parturition date in dogs is challenging due to their reproductive peculiarities that. Ultrasonographic examination serves as a tool for studying embryo/foetal biometry and estimating the time of parturition by measuring foetal and extra-foetal structures. However, due to reproductive differences among various dog breeds, such estimates may have a non-significant pattern, representing inaccuracies in the estimated date of birth. This study aimed to monitor pregnant Toy Poodle bitches and establish relationships between ultrasonographically measured foetal and extra-foetal dimensions and the remaining time until parturition. Eighteen pregnant Toy Poodle bitches were subjected to weekly ultrasonographic evaluations and measurements of the inner chorionic cavity diameter, craniocaudal length (CCL), biparietal diameter (BPD), diameter of the deep portion of diencephalo-telencephalic vesicle (DPTV), abdominal diameter, thorax diameter (TXD), placental thickness and the renal diameter (REND). These parameters were retrospectively correlated with the date of parturition and linear regressions were established between gestational measurements and days before parturition (DBP). All analyses were conducted using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (IBM® SPSS®) program at a 5% significance level. The foetal measurements that showed a high correlation (r) and reliability (R2) with DBP were BPD [(DBP = [15.538 × BPD] - 39.756), r = .97 and R2 = .93], TXD [(DBP = [8.933 × TXD] - 32.487), r = .94 and R2 = .89], DPTV [(DBP = [34.580 × DPTV] - 39.403), r = .93 and R2 = .86] and REND [(DBP = [13.735 × REND] - 28.937), r = .91 and R2 = .82]. This statistically validates the application of these specific formulas to estimate the parturition date in Toy Poodle bitches.

Parto , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal , Animais , Feminino , Gravidez , Cães/embriologia , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal/veterinária , Biometria , Feto/anatomia & histologia , Feto/diagnóstico por imagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Placenta/diagnóstico por imagem , Placenta/anatomia & histologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/fisiologia , Idade Gestacional
Clin Oral Investig ; 28(6): 351, 2024 Jun 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38822921


OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess membrane use with a bone substitute graft for guided bone regeneration (GBR) in experimental dehiscence defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Maxillary second incisors (I2) in 9 dogs were extracted. Six weeks later, implants were inserted and experimental dehiscence defects (5 × 3 mm) created on the buccal aspect. The defects and surrounding bone were grafted with deproteinized bovine bone mineral. One side (test) was covered with a resorbable collagen membrane whereas the contralateral side (control) was not. After 6 weeks, histomorphometrical analysis was performed to evaluate: (a) first bone-to-implant contact (fBIC), (b) buccal bone thickness at 1 mm increments from implant shoulder, (c) regenerated area (RA), (d) area and percentages of new bone (B), bone substitute (BS) and mineralized tissue (MT). RESULTS: The histological appearance was similar between test and control sites. At central and lateral sections, there were no differences between groups for fBIC, buccal bone thickness, RA, BS, B, %B, MT and %MT. At central sections, membrane use favoured more %BS and %MT (p = 0.052). There was significantly more B, %B and MT at lateral compared to central sections. CONCLUSIONS: Membrane use tended to retain more bone substitute, but had no effect on new bone ingrowth. Lateral sections showed significantly more bone ingrowth and mineralized tissue compared to central sections, confirming that new bone ingrowth takes place mainly from the lateral walls of the defect. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Preclinical research to clarify the dynamics of bone regeneration in GBR procedures is relevant in clinical practice.

Substitutos Ósseos , Membranas Artificiais , Animais , Bovinos , Cães , Substitutos Ósseos/farmacologia , Regeneração Óssea , Incisivo , Regeneração Tecidual Guiada Periodontal/métodos , Maxila/cirurgia , Implantes Dentários , Colágeno , Deiscência da Ferida Operatória , Minerais
Sci Rep ; 14(1): 12621, 2024 06 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38824201


Anaplasma and Ehrlichia are tick-borne bacterial pathogens that cause anaplasmoses and ehrlichioses in humans and animals. In this study, we examined the prevalence of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in ticks and domesticated animals in Suizhou County, Hubei Province in the central China. We used PCR amplification and DNA sequencing of the 16S rRNA, groEL, and gltA genes to analyze. We collected 1900 ticks, including 1981 Haemaphysalis longicornis and 9 Rhipicephalus microplus, 159 blood samples of goats (n = 152), cattle (n = 4), and dogs (n = 3) from May to August of 2023. PCR products demonstrated that Anaplasma bovis, Anaplasma capra, and an Ehrlichia species were detected in the H. longicornis with the minimum infection rates (MIR) of 1.11%, 1.32%, and 0.05%, respectively; A. bovis, A. capra, and unnamed Anaplasma sp. were detected in goats with an infection rate of 26.31%, 1.31% and 1.97%, respectively. Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species were not detected from cattle, dogs and R. microplus ticks. The genetic differences in the groEL gene sequences of the Anaplasma in the current study were large, whereas the 16S rRNA and gltA gene sequences were less disparate. This study shows that ticks and goats in Suizhou County, Hubei Province carry multiple Anaplasma species and an Ehrlichia species, with relatively higher infection rate of A. bovis in goats. Our study indicates that multiple Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species exist in ticks and goats in the central China with potential to cause human infection.

Anaplasma , Anaplasmose , Animais Domésticos , Ehrlichia , Variação Genética , Cabras , RNA Ribossômico 16S , Animais , Anaplasma/genética , Anaplasma/isolamento & purificação , China/epidemiologia , Ehrlichia/genética , Ehrlichia/isolamento & purificação , Cabras/microbiologia , Cães , Bovinos , Anaplasmose/epidemiologia , Anaplasmose/microbiologia , Prevalência , Animais Domésticos/microbiologia , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Carrapatos/microbiologia , Ehrlichiose/epidemiologia , Ehrlichiose/veterinária , Ehrlichiose/microbiologia , Filogenia
BMC Infect Dis ; 24(1): 550, 2024 Jun 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38824508


BACKGROUND: Influenza A virus infections can occur in multiple species. Eurasian avian-like swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses (EAS-H1N1) are predominant in swine and occasionally infect humans. A Eurasian avian-like swine influenza A (H1N1) virus was isolated from a boy who was suffering from fever; this strain was designated A/Shandong-binzhou/01/2021 (H1N1). The aims of this study were to investigate the characteristics of this virus and to draw attention to the need for surveillance of influenza virus infection in swine and humans. METHODS: Throat-swab specimens were collected and subjected to real-time fluorescent quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‒PCR). Positive clinical specimens were inoculated onto Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells to isolate the virus, which was confirmed by a haemagglutination assay. Then, whole-genome sequencing was carried out using an Illumina MiSeq platform, and phylogenetic analysis was performed with MEGA X software. RESULTS: RT‒PCR revealed that the throat-swab specimens were positive for EAS-H1N1, and the virus was subsequently successfully isolated from MDCK cells; this strain was named A/Shandong-binzhou/01/2021 (H1N1). Whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed that A/Shandong-binzhou/01/2021 (H1N1) is a novel triple-reassortant EAS-H1N1 lineage that contains gene segments from EAS-H1N1 (HA and NA), triple-reassortant swine influenza H1N2 virus (NS) and A(H1N1) pdm09 viruses (PB2, PB1, PA, NP and MP). CONCLUSIONS: The isolation and analysis of the A/Shandong-binzhou/01/2021 (H1N1) virus provide further evidence that EAS-H1N1 poses a threat to human health, and greater attention should be given to the surveillance of influenza virus infections in swine and humans.

Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1 , Influenza Humana , Filogenia , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/classificação , China/epidemiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Animais , Influenza Humana/virologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Cães , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Criança , Suínos , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/virologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/veterinária , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/epidemiologia , Genoma Viral
Can Vet J ; 65(6): 547-552, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38827590


A 6-year-old neutered male mixed-breed dog underwent curative-intent surgical resection of a hard palatal multilobular osteochondrosarcoma and closure of the defect using bilateral buccal mucosal flaps. However, failure of the flaps resulted in a massive hard palatal defect that was subsequently repaired using a haired skin angularis oris axial pattern flap. This report describes the clinical outcome using this surgical approach and novel complications encountered. Key clinical message: The haired skin angularis oris axial pattern flap appears to be a suitable and robust option for reconstruction of large palatal defects.

Utilisation d'un lambeau cutanée poilus avec rotation axiale au niveau de l'artère angularis oris chez un chien pour corriger une fistule oronasale volumineuse secondaire à la résection d'un ostéochondrosarcome multilobulaire du palais dur. Un chien croisé mâle castré de 6 ans a subi une résection chirurgicale à visée curative d'un ostéochondrosarcome multilobulaire du palais dur et une fermeture de l'anomalie par des lambeaux de la muqueuse buccale. Cependant, la défaillance des lambeaux a entraîné un défaut important du palais dur qui a ensuite été réparé à l'aide d'un lambeau de peau avec poils avec rotation axiale au niveau de l'artère angularis oris. Ce rapport décrit les résultats cliniques de cette approche chirurgicale et les nouvelles complications rencontrées.Message clinique clé :L'utilisation d'un lambeau de peau avec poils avec rotation axiale au niveau de l'artère angularis oris semble être une option appropriée et robuste pour la reconstruction des défauts importants du palais.(Traduit par Dr Serge Messier).

Doenças do Cão , Retalhos Cirúrgicos , Animais , Cães , Masculino , Doenças do Cão/cirurgia , Retalhos Cirúrgicos/veterinária , Palato Duro/cirurgia , Osteossarcoma/veterinária , Osteossarcoma/cirurgia , Neoplasias Ósseas/veterinária , Neoplasias Ósseas/cirurgia , Neoplasias Palatinas/veterinária , Neoplasias Palatinas/cirurgia , Fístula Bucal/veterinária , Fístula Bucal/cirurgia , Fístula Bucal/etiologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/veterinária , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/cirurgia
Can Vet J ; 65(6): 553-558, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38827592


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors arising from gastric cardia are uncommon in dogs. A few studies have shown the effectiveness of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the treatment of canine gastrointestinal stromal tumors, but no standardized protocols are currently available. An 11-year-old spayed female Maltese dog was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor using histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses. An adenosine triphosphate-based tumor chemosensitivity assay revealed that imatinib at lower concentrations had a stronger inhibitory effect than toceranib. Based on the results of the assay, the dog was treated with imatinib after surgery. After 28 mo of therapy, there was no recurrence of the tumor. Key clinical message: Adenosine triphosphate-based tumor chemosensitivity assays may help clinicians to select appropriate postoperative chemotherapeutic drugs for incompletely resected gastrointestinal stromal tumors in dogs.

Gestion réussie à la suite d'une résection incomplète d'une tumeur stromale gastro-intestinale à l'aide de l'imatinib basée sur un test de sensibilité tumorale à base d'adénosine triphosphate chez un chien. Les tumeurs stromales gastro-intestinales résultant du cardia gastrique sont rares chez le chien. Quelques études ont montré l'efficacité des inhibiteurs de la tyrosine kinase dans le traitement des tumeurs stromales gastrointestinales canines, mais aucun protocole standardisé n'est actuellement disponible. Une chienne maltaise stérilisée de 11 ans a reçu un diagnostic de tumeur stromale gastro-intestinale à l'aide d'analyses histopathologiques et immunohistochimiques. Un test de chimiosensibilité tumorale à base d'adénosine triphosphate a révélé que l'imatinib à des concentrations plus faibles avait un effet inhibiteur plus fort que le tocéranib. Sur la base des résultats du test, le chien a été traité avec de l'imatinib après l'opération. Après 28 mois de traitement, il n'y a eu aucune récidive de la tumeur.Message clinique clé :Les tests de chimiosensibilité tumorale à base d'adénosine triphosphate peuvent aider les cliniciens à sélectionner les médicaments chimiothérapeutiques postopératoires appropriés pour les tumeurs stromales gastro-intestinales incomplètement réséquées chez le chien.(Traduit par Dr Serge Messier).

Antineoplásicos , Doenças do Cão , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal , Mesilato de Imatinib , Animais , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/veterinária , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/cirurgia , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/tratamento farmacológico , Tumores do Estroma Gastrointestinal/patologia , Cães , Mesilato de Imatinib/uso terapêutico , Doenças do Cão/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças do Cão/cirurgia , Feminino , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Trifosfato de Adenosina/uso terapêutico , Indóis , Pirróis
Can Vet J ; 65(6): 559-564, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38827593


A 3-month-old female English setter dog was presented to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Université de Montréal (Quebec) with acute respiratory distress. The dog had moderately increased C-reactive protein concentrations, and thoracic radiographs revealed a moderate, caudodorsal, nodular-to-miliary alveolo-interstitial pulmonary pattern that was worse in the perihilar region. Initial differential diagnoses included a fungal pneumonia (e.g., blastomycosis or histoplasmosis). Cytology of the bronchoalveolar lavage revealed several round, green structures ~2 µm in diameter, consistent with fungal spores. The dog was hospitalized, but within 24 h the respiratory condition deteriorated and euthanasia was elected. Post-mortem panfungal PCR and sequencing tests identified the spores as Lycoperdon sp. Retrospectively, the owners recalled that the dog had played in a wood pile with mushrooms and had sneezed in a cloud of spores, implying inhalation of Lycoperdon spores. This is the first report of a confirmed case of canine lycoperdonosis in eastern Canada (Quebec), and the radiographic features in this case differed slightly from previous reports. Diagnosis before bronchoalveolar lavage analysis was challenging, as spore inhalation was not initially reported. Although the disease is infrequently reported in dogs, this case report reminds veterinarians to consider lycoperdonosis as a differential diagnosis when addressing animals presented with acute dyspnea with similar radiographic lesions, and highlights the importance of history and cytology in diagnosing this condition. Key clinical message: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis secondary to inhalation of Lycoperdon spores must be included in differential diagnoses for a dog with acute onset of respiratory signs and a nodular-to-miliary interstitial pulmonary pattern coalescing in patchy perihilar alveolar pulmonary lesions, and should prompt clinicians to question owners regarding inhalation of mushroom spores.Although cytological examination of a bronchoalveolar lavage reveals the presence of fungal spores, panfungal PCR and sequencing tests are needed to pinpoint the species involved.

Pneumopathie d'hypersensibilité associée à l'inhalation de spores de Lycoperdon (lycoperdonose) chez un chien setter anglais de 3 mois au Québec. Une chienne setter anglais âgée de 3 mois a été présentée à la Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l'Université de Montréal (Québec) avec une détresse respiratoire aiguë. Le chien présentait des concentrations de protéine C-réactive modérément augmentées et les radiographies thoraciques ont révélé un schéma pulmonaire alvéolo-interstitiel modéré, caudodorsal, nodulaire à miliaire, pire dans la région périhilaire. Les diagnostics différentiels initiaux incluaient une pneumonie fongique (par exemple, blastomycose ou histoplasmose). La cytologie du lavage broncho-alvéolaire a révélé plusieurs structures rondes et vertes d'environ 2 µm de diamètre, compatibles avec des spores fongiques. Le chien a été hospitalisé, mais en 24 heures, l'état respiratoire s'est détérioré et l'euthanasie a été décidée. Les tests panfongiques PCR et de séquençage post-mortem ont identifié les spores comme étant Lycoperdon sp. Rétrospectivement, les propriétaires ont mentionné que le chien avait joué dans un tas de bois avec des champignons et avait éternué dans un nuage de spores, ce qui implique une inhalation de spores de Lycoperdon. Il s'agit du premier rapport d'un cas confirmé de lycoperdonose canine dans l'est du Canada (Québec), et les caractéristiques radiographiques de ce cas différaient légèrement des rapports précédents. Le diagnostic avant l'analyse du lavage broncho-alvéolaire était difficile, car l'inhalation de spores n'avait pas été initialement signalée. Bien que la maladie soit rarement rapportée chez les chiens, ce rapport de cas rappelle aux vétérinaires de considérer la lycoperdonose comme un diagnostic différentiel lorsqu'ils traitent des animaux présentant une dyspnée aiguë avec des lésions radiographiques similaires, et souligne l'importance de l'anamnèse et de la cytologie dans le diagnostic de cette affection.Message clinique clé : La pneumopathie d'hypersensibilité secondaire à l'inhalation de spores de Lycoperdon doit être incluse dans les diagnostics différentiels chez un chien présentant un début aigu de signes respiratoires et un schéma pulmonaire interstitiel nodulaire à miliaire fusionnant dans des lésions pulmonaires alvéolaires périhilaires inégales, et devrait inciter les cliniciens à interroger les propriétaires concernant l'inhalation de spores de champignons.Bien que l'examen cytologique d'un lavage broncho-alvéolaire révèle la présence de spores fongiques, des tests panfongiques PCR et de séquençage sont nécessaires pour identifier les espèces impliquées.(Traduit par Dr Serge Messier).

Alveolite Alérgica Extrínseca , Doenças do Cão , Esporos Fúngicos , Animais , Cães , Doenças do Cão/microbiologia , Doenças do Cão/diagnóstico , Feminino , Alveolite Alérgica Extrínseca/veterinária , Alveolite Alérgica Extrínseca/diagnóstico , Esporos Fúngicos/isolamento & purificação , Quebeque
Can Vet J ; 65(6): 569-573, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38827591


Objective: The present study was designed to identify tick species and determine prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in ticks obtained from companion animals in British Columbia. Animals and samples: Ticks were submitted by British Columbia veterinarians from client-owned companion animals over a 31-month period. Procedure: Each tick was identified and PCR testing for B. burgdorferi undertaken on all Ixodes species identified by the Zoonotic Diseases and Emerging Pathogens Section of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory (BCCDC PHL). Results: Overall, 85% (n = 300) of ticks submitted were Ixodes spp., with the majority known to transmit B. burgdorferi. Furthermore, 0.8% (95% confidence interval: 0.094 to 2.78%) of these ticks were PCR-positive for B. burgdorferi. Conclusion and clinical relevance: Although the B. burgdorferi positivity rate in this study was low, it remains important for veterinary professionals to inform pet owners that ticks are present and can pose a risk to pets and humans. In eastern North America, B. burgdorferi infection risk has increased rapidly, underscoring the importance of ongoing surveillance in British Columbia to understand current and future distributions of ticks and tick-borne pathogens, especially in the context of climate change.

Surveillance passive des tiques et détection de Borrelia burgdorferi chez des tiques provenant d'animaux de compagnie en Colombie-Britannique: 2018 à 2020. Objectif: Cette étude a été élaboré afin d'identifier les espèces de tiques et de déterminer la prévalence de l'infection à Borrelia burgdorferi chez des tiques obtenues d'animaux de compagnie en Colombie-Britannique. Animaux et échantillons: Les tiques ont été soumises par des médecins vétérinaires de la Colombie-Britannique obtenues d'animaux de compagnie de clients sur une période de 31 mois. Procédure: Chaque tique a été identifiée et un test PCR pour détecter B. burdorferi réalisé sur toutes les espèces Ixodes identifiées par la Section des maladies zoonotiques et des agents pathogènes émergents du Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory de la Colombie-Britannique. Résultats: Au total, 85 % (n = 300) des tiques soumises étaient des Ixodes spp., dont la majorité reconnue pour transmettre B. burgdorferi. De plus, 0,8 % (intervalle de confiance 95 %: 0,094 à 2,78 %) de ces tiques étaient positives pour B. burgdorferi par PCR. Conclusion et signification clinique: Bien que le taux de positivité pour B. burgdorferi dans la présente étude soit faible, il n'en demeure pas moins important pour les professionnels vétérinaires d'informer les propriétaires d'animaux de compagnie que les tiques sont présentes et peuvent représenter un risque pour les animaux de compagnie et les humains. Dans le nord de l'Amérique du Nord, le risque d'infection par B. burgdorferi a augmenté rapidement, soulignant l'importance d'une surveillance continue en Colombie-Britannique pour comprendre la distribution actuelle et future des tiques et agents pathogènes transmis par les tiques, spécialement dans le contexte des changements climatiques.(Traduit par Dr Serge Messier).

Borrelia burgdorferi , Ixodes , Doença de Lyme , Animais de Estimação , Animais , Colúmbia Britânica/epidemiologia , Borrelia burgdorferi/isolamento & purificação , Doença de Lyme/veterinária , Doença de Lyme/epidemiologia , Ixodes/microbiologia , Cães , Doenças do Cão/epidemiologia , Doenças do Cão/microbiologia , Gatos , Doenças do Gato/epidemiologia , Doenças do Gato/microbiologia , Infestações por Carrapato/veterinária , Infestações por Carrapato/epidemiologia , Feminino , Prevalência , Masculino
Can Vet J ; 65(6): 594-597, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38827594


A Swiss mountain dog, ~3 y old, was brought to a veterinary clinic because of a progressive enlargement of the abdomen. Upon clinical examination, a large mass was detected. After surgical extraction, the mass was confirmed to be a large ovarian teratoma. The weight of the tumor was > 16% of the dog's overall body weight. The dog recovered fully after surgery. The observations from this case suggest that, although teratomas are rare, prompt and accurate diagnosis is necessary to prevent further growth of these masses and to ensure positive outcomes.

Tératome ovarien chez un chien de montage suisse. Un chien de montagne suisse âgé d'environ 3 ans a été présenté dans une clinique vétérinaire en raison d'une augmentation de volume progressive de l'abdomen. Lors de l'examen clinique, une grosse masse a été détectée. À la suite du retrait chirurgical, la masse a été confirmée comme étant un large tératome ovarien. Le poids de la masse tumorale était > 16 % du poids total du chien. Le chien a récupéré complètement après la chirurgie. Les observations à partir de ce cas suggèrent, bien que les tératomes soient rares, un diagnostic rapide et exact est nécessaire pour prévenir une croissance ultérieure de ces masses et assurer une issue positive.(Traduit par Dr Serge Messier).

Doenças do Cão , Neoplasias Ovarianas , Teratoma , Animais , Cães , Teratoma/veterinária , Teratoma/cirurgia , Teratoma/diagnóstico , Teratoma/patologia , Feminino , Neoplasias Ovarianas/veterinária , Neoplasias Ovarianas/cirurgia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Doenças do Cão/cirurgia , Doenças do Cão/diagnóstico , Doenças do Cão/patologia