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investigation of an anthrax outbreak in alberta in 1999 using a geographic information system.a geographic information system was used to document an anthrax outbreak in alberta in 1999 and to describe the physical and environmental conditions of the area. the majority of infected farms were located on poorly drained organic soils. regulatory agencies should consider adopting this tool for animal disease outbreak investigations.200312715984
prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus colonization in horses in saskatchewan, alberta, and british columbia.this study estimated the prevalence of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) in nasal swabs of 458 horses in western canada. the rate of colonization was 1.3% +/- 5.84% [95% confidence interval (ci)], a rate similar to those reported elsewhere. colonization tended to be transient and seemed unrelated to stress or administration of antimicrobials. five of the 6 isolates were canadian epidemic mrsa-5, a human clone that appears to predominate in horses in north america. the other isol ...200920119542
selected microbial agents in snowshoe hares and other vertebrates of alberta.serologic surveillance of populations of snowshoe hares and other vertebrate species of north-central alberta from 1961 to 1969, revealed activity of one bacterial and eight viral agents. the most prevalent agents infecting the snowshoe hare were california encephalitis and silverwater viruses, while in other vertebrates california encephalitis and western equine encephalomyelitis viruses were the most common. the role of the snowshoe hare in the natural history of the agents is considered as is ...197016512159
equine infectious anemia in alberta. 19968896872
evaluation of diagnostic techniques for anoplocephala perfoliata in horses from alberta, canada.accurate diagnosis of parasites within individual hosts remains a difficult task. incorrect and/or inaccurate diagnosis restricts the potential for targeted treatment of individuals and limits our understanding of key epidemiological characteristics of potential pathogens of domestic stock. in this study, we compared the specificity and sensitivity of four diagnostic methods for determination of the presence and intensity of the cestode anoplocephala perfoliata in horses. over 400 horses from an ...201020605685
equine viral rhinopneumonitis. report of an enzooetic in alberta. 196514348233
titers to leptospira species in horses in alberta.sera from horses in alberta, submitted to agriculture and agri-food canada for routine testing for equine infectious anemia from january 1987 to june 1989, were tested for antibody against 13 serovars of pathogenic leptospira spp., using the microscopic agglutination test. the purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence of serum titers to those serovars in horses in alberta, and to analyze the associated risk factors. descriptive statistics were compiled and logistic regressions were ...19947994706
nervous system injuries in horseback-riding accidents.a review of 156 horseback-riding accidents that occurred in southern alberta over a 6-year period and resulted in nervous system trauma, including 11 deaths, is presented. the majority (81%) of accidents occurred during recreational activity and 81% were associated with falling or being thrown from a horse. head injury occurred in 92% of patients and accounted for all of the 11 deaths. spinal injury occurred in 13% of the patients and was associated with head injury in 40%. one peripheral nerve ...19938459460
causes of horse-related injuries in a rural western community.to determine the causes of horse-related injuries in a rural western community.19968704486
epizootic of western encephalomyelitis virus infection in equines in alberta in 1965.the epizootic of equine encephalomyelitis in 1965 in alberta was proved to be due to western encephalomyelitis virus infection by serological findings and virus isolations.sixty-three horses of 88 tested, showed a diagnostic rise of cf antibodies to western encephalomyelitis virus. western encephalomyelitis virus was isolated from 5 brains of horses. homologous antibodies were shown in 3 of these animals, the only ones from which blood specimens were received. for the first time virological evid ...19684233828
a short incubation serum neutralization test for bovine viral diarrhea virus.a three day serum neutralization (sn) test for the detection of antibodies to bovine viral diarrhea virus (bvdv), which is an improvement on the existing five day test, is described. the improved test results in a more rapid viral cytopathic effect and utilizes madin darby kidney (mdbk) cells, and horse serum as a medium supplement. a comparison of tests utilizing the nadl and the singer strains of bvdv and the use of either secondary bovine kidney cells with calf serum (bkcs) or continuous mdbk ...19921317246
the vitamin a and vitamin e status of horses raised in alberta and saskatchewan.the purpose of the study was to determine normal baseline levels of vitamin a and vitamin e in clinically normal horses under typical field conditions in saskatchewan and alberta. heparinized blood samples were collected from approximately 400 clinically healthy horses selected from 24 locations in alberta and saskatchewan during a two-year period. for each horse, historical information including feed type, vitamin supplementation, time of year, sex, and age were recorded. from each blood sample ...19948050076
serologic evidence of arbovirus activity in a moose population in alberta. 19714361127
a serologic survey of pronghorns in alberta and saskatchewan, 1970-1972.to determine the exposure of free-ranging pronghorns (antilocapra americana ord) to selected pathogens, serum samples were obtained from 33 live-trapped animals from southwestern saskatchewan in 1970, and from 26 and 51 animals from southeastern alberta, in 1971 and 1972, respectively. antibodies were found to the agents of parainfluenza 3, bovine virus diarrhea, eastern and western encephalomyelitis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and the chlamydial group. no serologic reactors were found to ...1975167203
western equine encephalitis in alberta. 19665943579
major antigenic groups of rabies virus in canada determined by anti-nucleocapsid monoclonal antibodies.a total of 123 rabies virus isolates from various geographical areas in canada were characterized by a panel of 43 anti-nucleocapsid monoclonal antibodies. four major antigenic groups are found in terrestrial mammals: "canadian arctic" from ontario, quebec and the northwest territories; "south-eastern georgian bay" from ontario; "south mid-central skunk" from alberta, saskatchewan and manitoba; and "brook's, alberta skunk" from a restricted area in alberta. bat isolates can be divided into 4 maj ...19863769442
case report. an outbreak of locoweed poisoning in horses in southwestern alberta. 19725036903
maduromycosis in a horse in western canada. 19751192345
laboratory confirmed positive cases of equine west nile virus in alberta in 2003. 200515825514
a case of western equine encephalitis--alberta. 19892611922
horse-related fatalities in the province of alberta, 1975-1990.people use horses for work and recreational purposes on farms and ranches in alberta, canada. this retrospective descriptive review examines the records of all those people killed while around horses between 1975 and 1990. the intent is to ascertain features common to these injuries and to suggest prevention strategies. records from the office of the chief medical examiner of alberta revealed that 38 people were involved in horse-related fatalities between 1975 and 1990 and that 22 died of head ...19938493964
antigenic comparisons between herpesviruses isolated from fallow deer in alberta and the viruses of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, equine rhinopneumonitis and dn-599, a non-ibr bovine herpesvirus.antigenic comparison studies of three herpesviruses isolated from fallow deer (dama dama) in alberta and herpesviruses from some domestic species were carried out by the alpha serum-virus neutralization test. complete cross neutralization was demonstrated among the deer herpesviruses and equine herpesvirus type 1.1979225575
acute effect of estrogen on metabolic coronary vasodilator responses to atrial pacing in postmenopausal women.this study assessed the acute effect of intravenous conjugated equine estrogen on metabolic coronary vasodilation to atrial pacing in 22 postmenopausal women with coronary disease or risk factors for atherosclerosis. impaired metabolic coronary vasodilation is present in postmenopausal women with atherosclerosis or its risk factors and is not acutely augmented by the intravenous administration of premarin.19989678297
a healthcare "trojan horse": the alberta mazankowski report. an analysis of a framework for reform: the report of the premier's advisory council on health in alberta. 200212811122
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