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blood lead values in dogs from a rural area (champaign, il in 1987).we studied 87 healthy dogs to determine background levels of blood lead in dogs living in a presumably uncontaminated environment. we took blood samples from dogs and asked their owners for information regarding behavioral risk factors related to environmental lead exposure. the mean blood lead concentration was 5 (+/- 4.4) micrograms/dl (range 0-22 micrograms/dl).19902301148
frederick banting's misinterpretations of the work of ernest l. scott as found in secondary sources. 19863529029
arbovirus studies in the ohio-mississippi basin, 1964-1967. vi. mermet: a simbu-group arbovirus. 19694980380
epidemiology of human exposure to rabid animals in illinois. 19694982074
characterization of dogs with salivary cyst. 19715101889
leptospirosis: long-term surveillance on an illinois farm. 19705466317
susceptibility of dogs to st. louis encephalitis and other selected arthropod-borne viruses. 19695816366
blood hosts of aedes albopictus in the united states.bloodfed aedes albopictus were collected during 1989-91 by vacuum aspirator from rural and urban study sites in missouri, florida, indiana, illinois, and louisiana. blood hosts identified by elisa and precipitin tests were rabbit (n = 91), rattus sp. (n = 69), dog (n = 14), unidentified mammal (n = 14), cow (n = 13), human (n = 10), deer (n = 10), sciurid (n = 7), turtle (n = 5), murid other than rattus sp. (n = 4), raccoon (n = 3), passeriform bird (n = 3), and cat (n = 2). as an opportunistic ...19947807094
taenia pisiformis cysticerci in a dog in illinois. 19695388321
deaths due to foreign body aspiration in children: the continuing hazard of toy balloons.asphyxia due to aspiration of a foreign body is a common cause of accidental death in children. foreign body aspiration is the most likely cause of accidental fatalities in children under 1-year-of-age. children may die due to airway obstruction by food objects such as hot dogs, nuts, candies, grapes, seeds, and egg shells. non-food objects such as balloons, coins, pop tops of beverage cans, pills, safety pins, ball bearings, marbles, and baby powder also may be fatally aspirated. to better unde ...19968871384
sarcocystis kirkpatricki n. sp. (apicomplexa: sarcocystidae) in muscles of raccoons (procyon lotor) from illinois.sarcocysts of sarcocystis kirkpatricki n. sp. (apicomplexa: sarcocystidae) are described from the skeletal and heart musculature of 66 (66%) of 100 raccoons (procyon lotor) from illinois. histologic examination of muscle tissues from tongue, diaphragm, esophagus, and heart revealed that 61%, 47%, 32%, and 2%, respectively, contained sarcocysts of this species. juvenile raccoons (less than 1 yr old) were more likely (p less than 0.01) to have sarcocysts in the tissues examined (52/60 or 87%) than ...19902116513
comparative utility of restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and gene sequencing to the molecular epidemiological investigation of a viral outbreak.restriction fragment length polymorphism (rflp) analysis and partial-genome dna sequencing are commonly used to infer genetic relationships among pathogens. this study compares the application of both techniques to the analysis of 16 pseudorabies virus isolates collected during a 1989 outbreak. genetic distances derived from rflp and dna sequence data were not significantly correlated with geographic distances between farms from which isolates were collected. rflp-based genetic distance was, how ...200111467798
canine surveillance system for lyme borreliosis in wisconsin and northern illinois: geographic distribution and risk factor analysis.a seroprevalence survey for borrelia burgdorferi was conducted among the healthy canine pet population in selected counties of wisconsin and northern illinois to determine the distribution of lyme disease and associated risk factors. information obtained for each dog included place of residence, lyme disease vaccination status, history of travel and tick exposure, signalment, and medical history. serum samples were screened by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and confirmed by an immunoblot proc ...200111716112
agglutinins to brucella canis in stray dogs from certain counties in illinois and wisconsin.in a serologic and blood culture survey for brucella canis in 2,572 pound dogs from eight illinois and wisconsin counties, 173 (6.7%) were reactive in a presumptive slide test, 41 (1.5%) were reactive in a tube agglutination test, and 6 (0.2%) were positive in blood culture.1979500454
conditioning decorticate canines in culler's laboratory: some reflexions and second thoughts.rapid expansion and increasing specialization, characteristics of the progress of science in general, occurred in physiological psychology in the 1930s. the development of e. a. k. culler's laboratory at the university of illinois may be representative of this phenomenon. controversial problems raised during the writer's participation in the laboratory, such as conditioning in the decorticate and distribution and function of the cerebral auditory system, are considered from a present-day perspec ...19836351646
dog bite laws. 19715106043
low blood lead concentration associated with various biomarkers in household pets.a former secondary lead smelter was in operation in granite city, ill, until the early 1980s. as a result, the surrounding area is heavily contaminated with lead. soil concentrations as high as 5,000 ppm have been measured in prior studies. because of growing concerns about health defects associated with low levels of lead exposure in human beings, a major study has been conducted on people living in the area. the study reported here was a corollary to the human exposure study. lead concentratio ...19948141497
west nile virus encephalitis and myocarditis in wolf and dog. 200314609468
relationship between soil lead, dust lead, and blood lead concentrations in pets and their owners: evaluation of soil lead threshold values.this paper reports the results of a study conducted in granite city, illinois during the months of august through october 1991. the study involved a subpopulation of 77 households having 106 dogs and cats which was a corollary to a major study conducted in humans by the illinois department of public health to evaluate lead exposure. a secondary lead smelter had been in operation in this town for almost 80 years and was shut down in 1982. important soil contamination with lead was reported and th ...19947925196
characteristics of the human and pet populations in animal bite incidents recorded at two air force bases.animal bites reported at scott air force base, ill., and whiteman air force base, mo., were investigated to determine the incidence of reported bites and possible causes. data were collected by abstracting information contained in animal bite files maintained by the base veterinary office. a total of 696 bite incidents were reported for the 24 months from january 1976 through december 1977. an overall incidence rate of 1,390 bites per 100,000 persons was calculated from these statistics. this ra ...19817302114
animal poison control center: summary of telephone inquiries during first three years of service. 19836833090
west nile virus activity--united states, august 18-24, 2004.during august 18-24, a total of 154 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 18 states (alabama, arizona, california, colorado, connecticut, florida, georgia, illinois, kentucky, minnesota, mississippi, missouri, nevada, new mexico, north carolina, south dakota, tennessee, and wisconsin).200415329654
west nile virus activity--united states, august 25-31, 2004.during august 25-31, a total of 210 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 14 states (arizona, california, florida, illinois, indiana, kansas, maryland, minnesota, montana, nevada, new mexico, north dakota, oklahoma, and pennsylvania).200415343148
west nile virus activity--united states, september 8-14, 2004.during september 8-14, a total of 195 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 26 states (alabama, arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, florida, georgia, idaho, illinois, iowa, kansas, maryland, minnesota, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new mexico, new york, north dakota, oklahoma, oregon, pennsylvania, south dakota, tennessee, texas, and wisconsin).200415371969
west nile virus activity--united states, september 15-21, 2004.during september 15-21, a total of 218 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 21 states (arizona, california, florida, illinois, indiana, kansas, maryland, michigan, minnesota, mississippi, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new mexico, north dakota, oklahoma, south dakota, texas, utah, wisconsin, and wyoming).200415385920
west nile virus activity--united states, september 22-28, 2004.during september 22-28, a total of 180 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported in the district of columbia (dc) and 24 states (alabama, arizona, california, georgia, illinois, iowa, kansas, kentucky, louisiana, maryland, michigan, minnesota, mississippi, missouri, montana, nebraska, nevada, new mexico, ohio, pennsylvania, texas, utah, wisconsin, and wyoming).200415457147
multistate outbreak of monkeypox--illinois, indiana, and wisconsin, 2003.cdc has received reports of patients with a febrile rash illness who had close contact with pet prairie dogs and other animals. the marshfield clinic, marshfield, wisconsin, identified a virus morphologically consistent with a poxvirus by electron microscopy of skin lesion tissue from a patient, lymph node tissue from the patient's pet prairie dog, and isolates of virus from culture of these tissues. additional laboratory testing at cdc indicated that the causative agent is a monkeypox virus, a ...200312803191
west nile virus activity--united states, october 6-12, 2004.during october 6-12, a total of 86 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 18 states (arizona, florida, illinois, kansas, louisiana, michigan, minnesota, missouri, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north dakota, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, texas, and utah).200415483530
illinois legislature passes controversial dangerous-dog bill. 200312906215
leptospirosis in dogs: a serologic survey and case series 1996 to 2001.all leptospirosis microscopic agglutination test titers for the leptospira serovars icterohaemorrhagiae, canicola, grippotyphosa, bratislava, hardjo, and pomona conducted on 1,260 blood samples from dogs at the university of illinois veterinary diagnostic laboratory between march 1996 and march 2001 were evaluated. low titers (1:100 to 1:400) were predominantly l. icterohaemorrhagiae and l. canicola, which represented the predominant serovars (65.4%) among all positive samples with low titers. l ...200314506594
west nile virus activity--united states, october 13-19, 2004.during october 13-19, a total of 200 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 20 states (arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, illinois, indiana, iowa, kansas, maryland, michigan, mississippi, missouri, nevada, new mexico, north carolina, oklahoma, pennsylvania, south dakota, wisconsin, and wyoming).200415499683
transmission of neospora caninum between wild and domestic animals.to determine whether deer can transmit neospora caninum, brains of naturally infected white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus) were fed to 4 dogs; 2 of these dogs shed oocysts. oocysts from 1 of the dogs were tested by polymerase chain reaction and found to be positive for n. caninum and negative for hammondia heydorni. the internal transcribed spacer 1 sequence of the new strain (designated nc-deer1) was identical to n. caninum from domestic animals, indicating that n. caninum is transmitted ...200415715229
dust-mite-allergen concentrations in asthmatics' bedrooms in the quad cities (illinois, usa) after the mississippi river floods of 1993.this study aimed to measure allergens from dermatophagoides farinae and d. pteronyssinus and to examine possible relationships of these mite allergens with flooding and other housing factors. a total of 313 dust samples were collected from the bedrooms of 57 asthmatics in 45 homes in the quad cities (illinois, usa) and analyzed by elisa for the presence of the d. farinae and d. pteronyssinus allergens. twenty of these homes had some flooding in the last 12 months due to the mississippi river flo ...19979226058
molecular phylogenetic analysis of a geographically and temporally matched set of candida albicans isolates from humans and nonmigratory wildlife in central illinois.this study explored whether wildlife species serve as the reservoir for human candida albicans strains in a given geographic area. c. albicans isolates were collected from nonmigratory wildlife admitted to the university of illinois wildlife medical clinic. a geographically and temporally matched set of c. albicans oral isolates was collected from healthy human volunteers. multilocus sequence typing was used to assign strains to genetic clades. clade 1 isolates, particularly diploid sequence typ ...200818621922
environmental contamination by eggs of toxocara species.a study was conducted to determine the level of contamination with toxocara spp. eggs in parks and playgrounds in several central illinois communities. a total of 135 composite 50-g soil samples were collected from 23 parks and public places in three cities in central illinois. of these soil samples, 22 (16.3%) contained from one to thirteen toxocara spp. eggs. a total of 40 fecal samples were collected from the same parks. toxocara spp. eggs were found in two (5%) of the samples.19883347993
blood lead concentrations in three groups of dogs from a suburban illinois community.of 89 clinically normal dogs that were regular patients of a suburban illinois veterinary hospital, all had blood-lead concentrations (blc) within the range cited as normal in the literature. in contrast, 22% of 50 dogs from city pound and 15.3% of 98 dogs owned by low-income families of the community had blc in excess of the normal limits. additionally, 8% of dogs from the city pound and 4.1% of dogs from low-income families had blc that are reported to the reliably associated with clinical lea ...19751194111
the occurrence and microbiology of otitis externa in the dog. 19751142748
stray animals: their impact on a community.the statistical import of the study not-withstanding, we found the most serious problem to be the lack of understanding of the pet population crisis and compassion toward animals on the part of pet owners, as evident in the pet columns of the classified ads. our study leads us to believe that pet owners are allowing the reproduction of kittens and puppies in such numbers that they often have no cash value and, in fact, the owners will spend money, in the form of advertising, to facilitate their ...19751124070
isolation in illinois of a foreign strain of ehrlichia canis, the causative agent of canine ehrlichiosis (tropical canine pancytopenia).ehrlichiosis (tropical canine pancytopenia) was diagnosed in illinois in a 4 1/2-year-old mixed breed dog that had spent the previous 2 years in india. the dog had periodic epistaxis, anemia, leukopenia, hypoalbuminemia, and hypergammaglobulinemia. a titer of 1:160 for ehrlichia canis was detected by the indirect fluorescent antibody test (ifat). subinoculation of blood into a clinically normal dgo resulted in typical signs of canine ehrlichiosis, and e canis was identified in circulating mononu ...19751112743
blood lead concentrations of children and dogs from 83 illinois families.in comparison of blood lead concentrations (blc) of 119 children and 94 dogs from 83 low-income suburban illinois families, the mean blc in the children was 8.9 mug/100 ml greater than that in the dogs. demonstration of a blc of diagnostic significance in a family dog increased the probability sixfold of finding a child in the same family with a blc similarly increased. a history of pica in a family dog also increased the likelihood of finding pica in the family's children. it was concluded that ...19761002592
survey of cat and dog ownership in champaign county, illinois, 1976.age, sex, breeding, cost, source, and reproductive data on dog and cat populations were obtained for champaign county, illinois. of 623 households from which completed interviews were obtained, 37.4% had 1 or more dogs, and 17.8% had 1 or more cats. the estimated population of dogs was 22,118 and of cats, 16,055, with a proportion to human population of 1 dog/7.4 persons and 1 cat/9.9 persons. the mean age of cats (2.98 yr) was about two-thirds of the mean age of dogs (4.64 yr); the median age o ...1977863781
detection of occult urinary tract infections in dogs with diabetes mellitus.dogs with diabetes mellitus may develop occult urinary tract infections. in this study, diabetic dogs with negative and positive bacterial urine cultures were compared. records from 51 dogs with diabetes mellitus were reviewed at the university of illinois. no difference was identified between the groups in urine specific gravity, ph, glucose, ketones, protein, red blood cells, white blood cells, or epithelial cells. dogs with occult urinary tract infection did have an increased incidence of bac ...200212428885
human antirabies treatment in the united states, 1972.data were examined on 965 persons treated in six states (delaware, florida, georgia, illinois, north dakota, and south carolina) and new york city in 1972 for possible rabies exposure. males 10-19 years were found to be the group at greatest risk, and exposures occurred most frequently during the warm months. dogs, other domestic animals, and wildlife were about equally responsible for human exposures in the six states, but 99% of the exposures in new york city involved dogs. antirabies postexp ...1979432411
evaluation of canines for accelerant detection at fire scenes.in recent years, canines have been successfully used in fire investigations to detect accelerant residues. we set out to determine the lower limits at which canines could reliably detect potential accelerants. measured amounts ranging from 10 to as little as 0.01 microl of gasoline, kerosene, and isopars were applied to preselected spots along a continuous sample path (25 to 40 feet long) made out of burned and unburned wood or nylon carpeting strips at the testing site. two canines were led pas ...19947815032
the veterinarian as an expert witness. 19827130005
canine heartworms in coyotes in illinois.canine heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) disease affects wild canids and may be a factor impacting the health and population dynamics of coyotes (canis latrans). coyotes may serve also as a potential reservoir for transmission of these parasites to domestic dogs. we investigated 920 coyotes harvested by hunters and trappers throughout illinois (usa) from 1995-1997. the objectives of the study were to: 1) survey the regional prevalence and intensity of heartworms in coyotes in illinois, 2) determin ...200314567221
responses of atopic dogs to regional allergens: 268 cases (1981-1984).responses of atopic dogs to intradermal challenge with 60 allergens were determined and compared for 4 regions of the united states twenty-seven allergens incited significantly higher responses in atopic dogs residing in northern florida, when compared with dogs in illinois; responses to 28 allergens were more significant in dogs residing in southern florida vs illinois. only 1 allergen caused more responses in atopic dogs in northern florida, compared with dogs in southern florida. females had ...19863804851
arbovirus studies in the ohio-mississippi basin, 1964-1967. ii. st. louis encephalitis virus. 19695817890
arbovirus studies in the ohio-mississippi basin, 1964-1967. iv. cache valley virus. 19695817892
arbovirus studies in the ohio-mississippi basin, 1964-1967. v. trivittatus and western equine encephalomyelitis viruses. 19695817893
reflections on the future of veterinary medical education.dr. keith prasse is a very distinguished leader in veterinary education. he started his career achieving his bs and dvm degrees from iowa state university (isu). he returned to isu after a brief period in private practice in illinois. his well-recognized career in veterinary pathology began with his ms and phd degrees, followed by a five-year period of teaching at isu. dr. prasse joined the faculty of the university of georgia in 1972, and thus began a long-term partnership with dr. bob duncan t ...200919861710
passive smoking and canine lung cancer risk.a case-control study was conducted to determine whether household exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer in pet dogs. lung cancer cases and controls with other forms of cancer were obtained from two veterinary teaching hospitals during 1985-1987. exposures assessed included the number of smokers in the household, the amount smoked, and the proportion of time spent indoors by the pet. a weak relation was found for exposure to a smoker in the h ...19921546698
spatial and spatio-temporal clustering of overall and serovar-specific leptospira microscopic agglutination test (mat) seropositivity among dogs in the united states from 2000 through 2007.leptospirosis is a re-emerging disease of dogs in the united states (u.s.). this paper reports the findings of a retrospective study conducted to determine if seroreactivity to leptospira microscopic agglutination test (mat) among dogs in the u.s. clustered in space and time. the study utilized canine sera submitted to a commercial laboratory for leptospiral mat from january 2000 through december 2007. there were 31,869 serum samples submitted by veterinarians from 3156 zip code locations across ...201020580454
pseudorabies virus infection in oklahoma hunting dogs.pseudorabies is caused by suid herpesvirus 1, a member of the alphaherpesvirinae subfamily. although pigs are the natural host of pseudorabies virus (prv), the virus has a broad host range and may cause fatal encephalitis in many species. the united states obtained prv-free status in 2004 after the virus was eradicated from domestic swineherds, but the virus is still present in feral swine populations. the current report describes prv infection in 3 dogs that were used to hunt feral swine. the d ...201121908347
superficial necrolytic dermatitis in 11 dogs with a history of phenobarbital administration (1995-2002).the clinical records of 11 dogs with histologically confirmed superficial necrolytic dermatitis (snd) and a history of phenobarbital (pb) administration (snd/pb) were evaluated retrospectively (1995-2002). historical, clinical, clinicopathologic, ultrasonographic, and pathologic findings were compared with those in dogs with snd without prior pb exposure (snd/no pb; n = 9) and with those dogs with pb-associated hepatotoxicity without skin disease (pb/hepatotoxicity). dogs in the snd/pb group acc ...200414765734
retrospective study of prophylactic random transscleral retinopexy in the bichon frise with cataract.the objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of prophylactic random transscleral retinopexy (prtr) in preventing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (rrd) in the bichon frise with juvenile cataract. the medical records were reviewed from a private veterinary ophthalmology practice of nondiabetic bichon frise dogs younger than 11 years that had inherited cortical cataracts in one or both eyes and that had a follow-up examination after at least 9 months. eyes were included in the study ...200415310289
accidental ingestion of alprazolam in 415 dogs.alprazolam is a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety agent that acts at the limbic, thalamic, and hypothalamic level of the cns and has anxioytic. sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant properties. a retrospective study was conducted of 415 alprazolam ingestions in dogs reported to the aspca animal poison control center between january 1998 and august 2000: 238 suspected alprazolam toxicoses in dogs were evaluated. clinical signs were ataxia/disorientation, depression, hyperacti ...200211824768
leptospirosis in dogs: a serologic survey and case series 1996 to 2001.all leptospirosis microscopic agglutination test titers for the leptospira serovars icterohaemorrhagiae, canicola, grippotyphosa, bratislava, hardjo, and pomona conducted on 1,260 blood samples from dogs at the university of illinois veterinary diagnostic laboratory between march 1996 and march 2001 were evaluated. low titers (1:100 to 1:400) were predominantly l. icterohaemorrhagiae and l. canicola, which represented the predominant serovars (65.4%) among all positive samples with low titers. l ...200315136980
pet ownership in rural northern california (el dorado county).demographic and economic aspects of pet ownership were studied in 488 households in el dorado county, california, from may to july 1971. about 60% of households owned dogs or cats, and pet ownership was most prevalent (75%) in two small residential communities in the western end of the county. among dogs, poodle and german shepherd dog were the most popular breeds; about 36% of the females in the sample were spayed, but only 6% of the males were castrated. approximately one third of all cats had ...19807353990
monkeypox: a review of the history and emergence in the western hemisphere.a mysterious disease was reported on may 24, 2003, when the wisconsin division of public health (dph) received notice of a 3-year-old girl who had been hospitalized in central wisconsin with cellulites and fever after being bitten by a prairie dog on may 13. the laboratory isolated a gram-negative bacillus, raising concerns that it might be tularemia or plague; ultimately, it was identified as an acinetobacter species and was considered to be a contaminant. because no other such cases were repor ...200415494953
disposition of shelter companion animals from nonhuman animal control officers, citizen finders, and relinquished by caregivers.many private not-for-profit humane societies have contracts with their local government entities to provide nonhuman animal control services that the law commonly requires the government to provide to its residents. these services normally have the humane organization providing either the total animal control program (including field work to pick up stray animal companions, enforcing local animal ordinances, and the impounding of stray companion animals) or just the boarding of companion animals ...200415498725
locked jaw syndrome in dogs and cats: 37 cases (1998-2005).a consecutive series of cases of dogs and cats with locked jaw syndrome (inability to open or close the mouth) are reported in this study. dogs were significantly overrepresented (84.0%) and adult dogs were more frequently affected (81.0%). temporomandibular joint ankylosis due to fracture was the most common cause (54.0%) of locked jaw syndrome. additional potential causes of locked jaw syndrome are masticatory muscle myositis, neoplasia, trigeminal nerve paralysis and central neurological lesi ...200818512621
a prospective study of unfractionated heparin therapy in dogs with primary immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.unfractionated heparin therapy was initiated at a standard dosage of 300 iu/kg subcutaneously q 6 hours to 18 dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. heparin's prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time and change in factor xa inhibition (anti-xa activity) were serially monitored during the first 40 hours of therapy. during the initial 40 hours, only eight of 18 dogs had attained anti-xa activities of > or =0.35 u/ml. no dogs had clinical signs of hemorrhage. fifteen dogs survived ...200919411648
temporal and spatial distribution of blastomycosis cases among humans and dogs in illinois (2001-2007).objective-to compare the temporal and spatial distribution of cases of blastomycosis among humans and dogs in illinois. design-retrospective cross-sectional survey. sample-human and canine populations in illinois from 2001 through 2007. procedures-for each year, human population data were obtained from the us census bureau, and the total number of dogs was estimated by use of a human population-based formula. data regarding infections with blastomyces dermatitidis in humans were accessed from th ...201121801047
blastomyces dermatitidis prostatic and testicular infection in eight dogs (1992-2005).this was a retrospective case study of eight dogs diagnosed with prostatic or testicular b. dermatitidis infection. signalment, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options were evaluated. review of medical records of dogs diagnosed with blastomycosis at the university of illinois veterinary teaching hospital from 1992 to 2005 yielded four dogs with prostatic blastomycosis (pb) and four dogs with testicular blastomycosis (tb). three of the four dogs with pb and all four do ...201122058348
a cross-sectional study to estimate prevalence of periodontal disease in a population of dogs (canis familiaris) in commercial breeding facilities in indiana and illinois.the objectives of this cross-sectional study were: 1) to estimate the prevalence and characterize the severity of periodontal disease in a population of dogs housed in commercial breeding facilities; 2) to characterize pd preventive care utilized by facility owners; and 3) to assess inter-rater reliability of a visual scoring assessment tool. adult dogs (n = 445) representing 42 breeds at 24 cb facilities in indiana and illinois were assessed. periodontal disease was scored visually using the am ...201829346448
west nile virus activity--united states, september 29-october 5, 2004.during september 29-october 5, a total of 81 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 18 states (alabama, arizona, arkansas, california, florida, georgia, illinois, iowa, kansas, kentucky, minnesota, missouri, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, south dakota, texas, and virginia).200415470326
bacteremia and bacterial translocation in the naturally occurring canine gastric dilatation-volvulus patient.this prospective study was performed to determine the prevalence of bacteremia in the naturally occurring gastric dilatation-volvulus (gdv) patient, the possible relationship between bacteremia and survival, and whether bacteremia was a result of translocation from the stomach. blood cultures were collected from each patient. bacterial cultures were collected from the liver, mesenteric lymph node, and stomach. forty-three percent of the gdv cases and 40% of the controls developed positive blood ...200312873026
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