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Select bacterial and viral pathogens of potential zoonotic or biosecurity importance in Australian brushtail (Trichosurus spp.) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums
Possums and gliders represent a diverse group of marsupial mammals native to Australia, including multiple vulnerable and endangered species. Common brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and common ringtail (Pseudocheirus ...
Update on clinicopathological assessment of renal health in non-racing greyhounds
Background: Serum creatinine concentrations differ in greyhounds compared with non-sighthounds, but it is not known whether urine creatinine concentrations also differ and whether any difference would influence the ...
Investigating the inflammatory pathways involved in placental detachment in the mare
The mechanism of placental detachment in the mare has not been investigated in detail and as such remains poorly understood. Research in other species provides strong evidence that parturition and fetal membrane detachment ...
Recombination of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) and the role of vaccination
Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV; Gallid alphaherpesvirus-1) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes respiratory disease in chickens, resulting in significant production losses in poultry industries worldwide. Recombination ...
Endothelial activation in dogs with severe sepsis
Two components of endothelial biology – endothelial glycocalyx, endothelial activation – have been explored this two-part, in-depth research project. An extensive literature review discusses the endothelial glycocalyx in ...
The role of the intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of chronic enteropathies and their interplay with the immune system
The intestinal microbiota and its associated genome is collectively called the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome, and is composed of crucial components that help not only to determine host biology but also to maintain host ...
Radiographic assessment of bone morphometry, alignment and loading stability of the equine carpal joint in racehorses
The carpus is the most complex joint of the equine forelimb and lameness secondary to carpal injuries accounts for up to 41% of forelimb lameness in racehorses. However, despite suggestions that carpal conformation is a ...
Biomechanical testing of the calcified metacarpal articular surface and its association with subchondral bone microstructure in Thoroughbred racehorses
Subchondral bone adaptation and fatigue likely alter joint surface mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of calcified articular surface biomechanical properties in the distal palmar ...
The epidemiology of Salmonella transmission in chicken meat
A longitudinal study was conducted between January 2013 and September 2014 in a vertically integrated chicken meat enterprise under commercial farming conditions. Using methods routinely used for Salmonella surveillance ...
Enhancing control of virulent recombinant strains of laryngotracheitis virus using vaccination
Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes acute upper respiratory tract disease in chickens. Attenuated live ILTV vaccines are often used to help control the disease, but these vaccines ...