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a survey of disease conditions in adult and feeder sheep in saskatchewan.a survey was carried out to identify disease conditions occurring in adult and feeder sheep in saskatchewan. necropsies were performed on 50 adult sheep submitted to the western college of veterinary medicine during the period july 1976 to june 1977 and data were assembled from necropsy records of sheep submitted between january 1975 to december 1976. the diseases encountered were briefly described. conditions of the respiratory and digestive systems were the most significant as causes of mortal ...1979761154
the epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease in saskatchewan, canada, 1951-1952.the epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease in saskatchewan in 1951 and 1952 was studied in order to determine origins of outbreaks and methods of spread. the epidemic was initially considered to be vesicular stomatitis and foot-and-mouth disease was not recognized until february 1952, three months after the initial infection. the reports prepared at that time were reviewed in order to obtain details of the numbers of animals infected and the source and date of infection for the outbreaks. methods of ...19902249179
an outbreak of sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever in bison (bison bison) after exposure to sheep at a public auction sale.an outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever (mcf) among bison sold at an auction market was studied for an 18-month period. forty-five of 163 bison submitted for sale from 8 different bison farms died on 7 other destination farms. the outbreak began on day 50 after the sale, peaked between days 60 and 70, and ended on day 220. twenty-one dead bison were confirmed to be mcf cases by clinical histories, pathology, and detection of ovine herpesvirus-2 dna in their tissues with polymerase chain reactio ...200515690951
sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever in free-ranging moose (alces alces) in saskatchewan, canada.malignant catarrhal fever (mcf) is a sporadic disease of artiodactyls caused by several viruses in the gammaherpesvirinae. we report two cases of mcf in free-living moose (alces alces) from saskatchewan. one was a thin, dehydrated, adult male found recumbent in 2006. at necropsy, ulcers were found in the intestine, bladder, and corneas. microscopically, there was lymphocytic vasculitis and perivasculitis in many organs with infrequent fibrinoid necrosis. ovine herpes virus-2 (ohv-2) was identifi ...200919204352
phosphogypsum capping depth affects revegetation and hydrology in western canada.phosphogypsum (pg), a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing, is commonly stacked and capped with soil at decommissioning. shallow (0, 8, 15, and 30 cm) and thick (46 and 91 cm) sandy loam caps on a pg stack near fort saskatchewan, alberta, canada, were studied in relation to vegetation establishment and hydrologic properties. plant response was evaluated over two growing seasons for redtop ( l.), slender wheatgrass ( (link) malte ex h.f. lewis), tufted hairgrass ( (l.) p. beauv.), and ...201121712581
anthrax in saskatchewan 2006: an outbreak overview. 200818390096
an outbreak of border disease in a sheep flock. 19957773919
antibodies to toxoplasma gondii in saskatchewan cats, sheep and cattle. 19761000460
the first canadian indigenous case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) has molecular characteristics for prion protein that are similar to those of bse in the united kingdom but differ from those of chronic wasting disease in captive elk and deer.brain tissue from a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) from alberta was subjected to a western immunoblotting technique to ascertain the molecular profile of any disease-specific, abnormal prion protein, that is, prion protein that is protease-resistant (prp(res)). this technique can discriminate between isolates from bse, ovine scrapie, and sheep experimentally infected with bse. isolates of brain tissue from the bse case in alberta, 3 farmed elk with chronic wasting disease (cwd) f ...200415532881
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