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Endothelial AHR activity prevents lung barrier disruption in viral infection (2023)
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Major, J., Crotta, S., Finsterbusch, K., Chakravarty, P., Shah, K., Frederico, B., …Wack, A. (2023). Endothelial AHR activity prevents lung barrier disruption in viral infection. Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06287-y

Disruption of the lung endothelial-epithelial cell barrier following respiratory virus infection causes cell and fluid accumulation in the air spaces and compromises vital gas exchange function(1). Endothelial dysfunction can exacerbate tissue damage... Read More about Endothelial AHR activity prevents lung barrier disruption in viral infection.

Macroevolutionary patterns in the pelvis, stylopodium and zeugopodium of megalosauroid theropod dinosaurs and their importance for locomotor function (2023)
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Lacerda, M., Bittencourt, J., & Hutchinson, J. (2023). Macroevolutionary patterns in the pelvis, stylopodium and zeugopodium of megalosauroid theropod dinosaurs and their importance for locomotor function. Royal Society Open Science, 10(8), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.230481

During the Mesozoic, non-avian theropods represented one of the most successful clades globally distributed, with a wide diversity of forms. An example is the clade Megalosauroidea, which included medium- to large-bodied forms. Here, we analyse the m... Read More about Macroevolutionary patterns in the pelvis, stylopodium and zeugopodium of megalosauroid theropod dinosaurs and their importance for locomotor function.

Prevalence of malignancy and factors affecting outcome of cats undergoing splenectomy (2023)
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Rossanese, M., Williams, H., De La Puerta, B., Scott, P., Chanoit, G., & Guillén, A. (2023). Prevalence of malignancy and factors affecting outcome of cats undergoing splenectomy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 261(11), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.23.05.0258

S plenopathies in cats are uncommonly diagnosed , with a prevalence estimated at 5%, and include primary and metastatic neoplasia, nodu-lar hyperplasia, hematomas, ischemic obstruction and splenitis, among others. 1-4 Splenic diseases are typically i... Read More about Prevalence of malignancy and factors affecting outcome of cats undergoing splenectomy.

Prevalence and Types of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Bacteria in Retail Seafood (2023)
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Pearce, R., Conrady, B., & Guardabassi, L. (2023). Prevalence and Types of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Bacteria in Retail Seafood. Foods, 12(16), https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12163033

Objectives: To assess prevalence and types of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria in retail seafood. Methods: A literature review was completed according to international guidelines for systematic reviews, except for being perform... Read More about Prevalence and Types of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Bacteria in Retail Seafood.

Clinical characterisation and long‐term survival of paediatric and juvenile lymphoma in cats: 33 cases (2008‐2022) (2023)
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Rogato, F., Tanis, J. B., Pons Gil, B., Pittaway, C., Johnston, C. A., & Guillén, A. (2023). Clinical characterisation and long‐term survival of paediatric and juvenile lymphoma in cats: 33 cases (2008‐2022). Journal of Small Animal Practice, 64(12), 788-796. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13667

Objectives: The aims of this study were to describe the clinical presentation, tumour characteristics, responses to chemotherapy protocols and toxicity in a cohort of cats with lymphoma up to 18 months of age. In addition, the probability of long-ter... Read More about Clinical characterisation and long‐term survival of paediatric and juvenile lymphoma in cats: 33 cases (2008‐2022).

Dropped-head syndrome in a dog secondary to myopathy of the cervical extensor muscles (2023)
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Grapes, N., Llabres-Diaz, F., Vicent, N., De Stefani, A., & De Decker, S. (2023). Dropped-head syndrome in a dog secondary to myopathy of the cervical extensor muscles. Vet Record Case Reports, https://doi.org/10.1002/vrc2.654

A 4-year-old, male, entire Newfoundland was presented for investigation of an acute onset cervical ventroflexion and pyrexia, 4 days following a hip replacement surgery. Neurological examination confirmed prominent cervical ventroflexion characterise... Read More about Dropped-head syndrome in a dog secondary to myopathy of the cervical extensor muscles.

Diagnostic quality of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates samples from the canine liver and spleen is not significantly affected by using 22-, 23-, and 25-gauge needles (2023)
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Llanos, C., Holmes, E., White, C., Jasensky, A., & Fitzgerald, E. (2023). Diagnostic quality of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates samples from the canine liver and spleen is not significantly affected by using 22-, 23-, and 25-gauge needles. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.13290

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates (FNA) of the liver and spleen for cytological analysis are a commonly performed procedure in canine veterinary practice. Based on our review of the literature, this is the first published study investigating wh... Read More about Diagnostic quality of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates samples from the canine liver and spleen is not significantly affected by using 22-, 23-, and 25-gauge needles.

Targeted dosing for susceptible heteroresistant subpopulations may improve rational dosage regimen prediction for colistin in broiler chickens (2023)
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Mead, A., Toutain, P., Richez, P., & Pelligand, L. (2023). Targeted dosing for susceptible heteroresistant subpopulations may improve rational dosage regimen prediction for colistin in broiler chickens. Scientific Reports, 13, Article 12822. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-39727-w

The dosage of colistin for the treatment of enteric E. coli in animals necessitates considering the heteroresistant (HR) nature of the targeted inoculum, described by the presence of a major susceptible population (S1, representing 99.95% of total po... Read More about Targeted dosing for susceptible heteroresistant subpopulations may improve rational dosage regimen prediction for colistin in broiler chickens.

Gestation Length is Associated With Early-Life Limb Deformities in Thoroughbred Foals (2023)
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Mouncey, R., Arango-Sabogal, J., de Mestre, A., & Verheyen, K. (2023). Gestation Length is Associated With Early-Life Limb Deformities in Thoroughbred Foals. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 129, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2023.104896

Flexural and angular limb deformities (LD) are an important cause of early-life morbidity and mortality/euthanasia in Thoroughbred foals. The majority are congenital in origin but, to date, their precise aetiology is poorly understood. We hypothesize... Read More about Gestation Length is Associated With Early-Life Limb Deformities in Thoroughbred Foals.

Analysis of lower urinary tract signs and bacteriuria in cats with subcutaneous ureteral bypass systems (2023)
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Djoneva, L., Lawson, J., Rutherford, L., & Geddes, R. (2023). Analysis of lower urinary tract signs and bacteriuria in cats with subcutaneous ureteral bypass systems. Vet Record Open, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/vro2.69

ObjectivesDistinguishing bacterial cystitis from subclinical bacteriuria is necessary for feline treatment protocols and antimicrobial stewardship. This can be challenging in cats with subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) systems because they may prese... Read More about Analysis of lower urinary tract signs and bacteriuria in cats with subcutaneous ureteral bypass systems.

Sequential roles for red blood cell binding proteins enable phased commitment to invasion for malaria parasites (2023)
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Hart, M. N., Mohring, F., DonVito, S. M., Thomas, J. A., Muller-Sienerth, N., Wright, G. J., …Moon, R. W. (in press). Sequential roles for red blood cell binding proteins enable phased commitment to invasion for malaria parasites. Nature Communications, 14(1), 4619. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-40357-z

Invasion of red blood cells (RBCs) by Plasmodium merozoites is critical to their continued survival within the host. Two major protein families, the Duffy binding-like proteins (DBPs/EBAs) and the reticulocyte binding like proteins (RBLs/RHs) have be... Read More about Sequential roles for red blood cell binding proteins enable phased commitment to invasion for malaria parasites.

Preliminary investigation into the housing of dwarf hamsters (2023)
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Hedley, J., Pettitt, A., & Abeyesinghe, S. (2023). Preliminary investigation into the housing of dwarf hamsters. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3170

BackgroundAlthough pet hamsters are widely available, the literature on their husbandry and health is limited, and guidelines for the care of hamsters are variable. This study investigated housing in different dwarf hamster species, focusing on facto... Read More about Preliminary investigation into the housing of dwarf hamsters.