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Clinical use of plasma lactate concentration and evaluation of the analytical performance of two benchtop analyzers for the measurement of L-lactate in canine plasma
Lactate has been used in small animal veterinary medicine since the 1990’s. Ongoing reviews of the literature had revealed that an up to date, comprehensive review of the use of lactate in small animal clinical practice ...
Genomic resources and genetic studies of parasitic flukes, with an emphasis on Clonorchis sinensis
Clonorchiasis is a complex hepatobiliary disease caused by the foodborne parasite, Clonorchis sinensis (family Opisthorchiidae). This disease can induce cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a malignant cancer of the bile ducts, and ...
Chronic enteropathy in dogs: the role of macrophages and preliminary results in inflammatory cytokines
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is an umbrella term used in dogs to describe a group of diseases with different aetiologies, characterised by chronic gastrointestinal signs. These diseases are clinically classified according to ...
Inflammation and endothelial perturbation in canine abdominal surgery: the potential modulatory effect of lidocaine
Complication rates following emergency laparotomy surgery are high, with organ dysfunction being a commonly encountered post-operative complication. Given the endothelium acts as the interface between the systemic circulation ...
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 ...