8,765 results match your criteria Australian Veterinary Journal [Journal]


Avian mycobacteriosis in captive brolgas (Antigone rubicunda).

Aust Vet J 2019 Feb 17. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia.

Case Series: Avian mycobacteriosis is a significant disease of a wide range of bird species worldwide. The most common causative agent, Mycobacterium avium, is reported to also infect a range of mammals, including humans. Of 11 brolgas (Antigone rubicunda) submitted to the University of Melbourne for postmortem examination over a 10-year period, 7 were diagnosed with mycobacteriosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12784DOI Listing
February 2019

Fragmentation of the dorsal distal aspect of the talus on weanling survey and pre-sale radiographs of juvenile Thoroughbreds: prevalence and 2- and 3-year-olds racing performance.

Aust Vet J 2019 Feb 17. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Hwy, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia.

Background: Fragmentation of the dorsal aspect of the distal talus (FDDT), at the dorsolateral articular margin of the proximal intertarsal joint (PITJ) on pre-sale radiographs of yearling Thoroughbreds has not been previously described and data to support decisions made by veterinarians to predict future racing potential of horses with these lesions are lacking.

Methods: In this retrospective case-control study we aimed to determine the prevalence of FDDT in juvenile Thoroughbreds and to report their race records. From a database of survey and repository radiographic examinations of 5709 horses, 36 with FDDT were identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12787DOI Listing
February 2019

Reactions to Gudair® vaccination identified in sheep used for biomedical research.

Aust Vet J 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Ear Sciences Centre, School of Medicine, the University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia.

Case Report: We report Gudair® vaccination (against ovine Johne's disease, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis) site reactions in sheep used as a surgical model in biomedical research and discuss the actual and potential impact these lesions may have on surgical procedures, particularly in otology. Nine female Merino-cross sheep (Ovis aries) were enrolled in a project designed to investigate the healing capabilities of the malleus bone in the middle ear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12788DOI Listing
February 2019

Ultrasound evaluation of small intestinal thickness and a comparison to body weight in normal chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus).

Aust Vet J 2019 Jan;97(1-2):39-42

UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia.

Background: Ultrasound in avian patients is useful for identifying abnormalities within the coelomic cavity. A correlation between sonographic evaluation of jejunal thickness and body weight has been reported in mammals, but not the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the normal values of jejunal thickness in the chicken and compare this to body weight. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12777DOI Listing
January 2019

Lymphoma in Australian Border Collies: survey results and pedigree analyses.

Aust Vet J 2019 Jan;97(1-2):14-22

Sydney School of Veterinary Science and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Evelyn Williams Building B10, The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to (1) describe the results of a survey on the clinical features of lymphoma in Australian Border Collies and (2) investigate familial clustering of lymphoma-affected dogs by means of pedigree analyses.

Methods: Clinical and pedigree information was collected from surveys completed by owners or breeders of Australian Border Collies. Relationships between dogs were derived from pedigree data and kinship was analysed by network and cluster-based algorithms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12780DOI Listing
January 2019

Pilot study of Australian veterinarians and their perceptions and experiences related to online pet health information.

Aust Vet J 2019 Jan;97(1-2):10-13

School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: Investigate Australian veterinarians' perceptions of clients' use of the internet to find pet health information.

Methods: An anonymous online survey was distributed using social media, e-newsletters and veterinary magazines.

Results: A total of 85 complete responses were obtained from Australian veterinarians. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12778DOI Listing
January 2019

Efficacy of meloxicam in a pain model in sheep.

Aust Vet J 2019 Jan;97(1-2):23-32

CSIRO FD McMaster Laboratory, Locked Bag 1, Delivery Centre, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, meloxicam, in alleviating pain and inflammation and on production-related variables in a model of sterile acute inflammation in sheep.

Methods: Groups of 12 mature Merino ewes received 0, 0.5, 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12779DOI Listing
January 2019

Chemical capture of wild swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in tropical northern Australia using thiafentanil, etorphine and azaperone combinations.

Aust Vet J 2019 Jan;97(1-2):33-38

Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Studying wild animals in situ is fundamental to collecting baseline information, but generally they need to be immobilised for examination, sampling, marking and/or equipping with tracking apparatus. Capturing wild animals is inherently risky and there is a need for immobilisation methods that are safe for both the animals and researchers.

Methods: A total of 16 free-ranging swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) were chemically captured by dart for the application of satellite tracking collars in tropical northern Australia; 7 animals were anesthetised with a thiafentanil-etorphine-azaperone (TEA) combination and 9 animals with a thiafentanil-azaperone (TA) combination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12782DOI Listing
January 2019
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Review of principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities.

Authors:
E M Willis K E Ross

Aust Vet J 2019 Jan;97(1-2):4-9

Flinders University - College of Science and Engineering, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Background: Conducting effective and culturally sensitive dog health education programs in Aboriginal communities requires an understanding of appropriate adult education and community development principles. Finding relevant material can be difficult, given that many of the available resources are in the 'grey literature'.

Aims And Objectives: To critically review publications addressing the principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12776DOI Listing
January 2019

Compensatory gastric stretching following subtotal gastric resection due to gastric adenocarcinoma in a diamond python (Morelia spilota spilota).

Aust Vet J 2018 Dec;96(12):481-486

Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital, School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Camden, 2570, New South Wales, Australia.

Case Report: A 7-year-old male diamond python (Morelia spilota spilota) presented with a 2-month history of anorexia and a discrete intracoelomic mass, approximately 15 cm in length, located 90 cm from the head and approximately two-thirds of the snout to vent length. Physical examination determined the mass was likely to be stomach, testes or the right kidney. Radiographs showed a soft tissue opacity mass in the region of the stomach; fine needle aspirate demonstrated cellular debris admixed with bacteria and degenerate heterophils. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12764
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December 2018
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Postoperative healing and behaviour when surgical swabs are applied to calf dehorning wounds.

Aust Vet J 2018 Dec;96(12):508-515

School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD, Australia.

Objective: To assess the effect on healing and pain-associated behaviours of covering exposed sinuses after horn amputation under extensive production conditions in northern Australia.

Methods: Horned, weaned Brahman-cross heifers (n = 50) aged approximately 6 months were alternately allocated to have their dehorning wounds either patched with a dry, non-sterile gauze swab or left untreated. Adherence of swabs and growth rates, healing and pain-associated behaviour were monitored for 88 days post-surgery. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12771
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December 2018
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Animal welfare implications of treating wildlife in Australian veterinary practices.

Authors:
B Orr A Tribe

Aust Vet J 2018 Dec;96(12):475-480

Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre, The Gainsdale Group, Grandchester, QLD, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the extent, costs, demands and expectations of Australian veterinary practices in the treatment of wildlife, to identify potential risks to animal welfare based on the current situation and to propose recommendations for improvements.

Methods: A survey was sent to all veterinary practices across Australia identified through the website Yellow Pages®. The survey was designed as a cross-sectional study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12765DOI Listing
December 2018
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Metronidazole-induced neurotoxicity in 26 dogs.

Aust Vet J 2018 Dec;96(12):495-501

Fitzpatrick Referrals Godalming, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2QQ, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Background: Metronidazole is an antibacterial, antiprotozoal and anthelmintic medication commonly used in veterinary medicine. We describe cases of neurotoxicity associated with the drug's administration.

Methods: Medical records between 2004 and 2017 from four veterinary referral hospitals were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12772DOI Listing
December 2018
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Demographic studies of owned dogs in the Northern Peninsula Area, Australia, to inform population and disease management strategies.

Aust Vet J 2018 Dec;96(12):487-494

Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, 425 Werombi Road, Camden, NSW, 2570, Australia.

Objective: To generate domestic dog demographic information to aid population and disease management in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Northern Peninsula Area, Queensland, Australia.

Methods: Sight-resight surveys using standard and modified methods were conducted to estimate the free-roaming dog population size. A cross-sectional questionnaire of dog owners was used to gather dog demographic information and investigate owners' dog management behaviours. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12766DOI Listing
December 2018
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Lomustine chemotherapy for the treatment of presumptive haemophagocytic histiocytic sarcoma in Flat-coated Retrievers.

Authors:
J Elliott

Aust Vet J 2018 Dec;96(12):502-507

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Solihull, UK.

Background: The Flat-coated Retriever (FCR) is a breed at-risk for histiocytic sarcoma (HS). A haemophagocytic form of HS (HPHS) occurs in the spleen ± other sites such as bone marrow, and is a CD11d+ disease of macrophage origin. Patients with HPHS typically present with regenerative anaemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12767DOI Listing
December 2018
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High blood lead concentrations in captive Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii): a threat to the conservation of the species?

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov;96(11):442-449

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia.

Background: The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is the world's largest extant marsupial carnivore. Since the emergence of devil facial tumour disease in 1996, the species has undergone a severe population decline. The insurance population (IP) was established in 2006 to build a disease-free captive population to maintain 95% of the wild Tasmanian devil genetic diversity for 50 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12753DOI Listing
November 2018
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Magnetic resonance and radiographic imaging of a case of bilateral bipartite navicular bones in a horse.

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov;96(11):464-469

School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia.

Case Report: We describe the radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings associated with a case of bilateral forelimb bipartite navicular disease in a 7-year-old Warmblood gelding used for eventing. In addition to the radiographically evident partitioned navicular bones, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also detected other concurrent abnormalities occurring within the foot that have not been described before in other cases of navicular bone partition. MRI not only revealed soft tissue lesions of the podotrochlear apparatus, but also allowed for more detailed characterisation of the recently diagnosed osseous navicular bone pathology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12760DOI Listing
November 2018
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Combined transverse femoral ostectomy and tibial tuberosity distalisation for correction of medial patella luxation and patella alta in dogs.

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov;96(11):428-432

Small Animal Surgery, Murdoch, WA, Australia.

Background: Patella alta is the proximal displacement of the patella within the femoral trochlea. Previous studies have identified an association between patella alta and patella luxation. Distalisation of the tibial tuberosity has been recommended to establish proximodistal alignment of the stifle extensor mechanism with the underlying femur in dogs affected by patella alta. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12761DOI Listing
November 2018
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Baseline morphometric, haematological and plasma biochemical parameters in free-ranging eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii).

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov;96(11):450-457

The University of Sydney, Camden, NSW, Australia.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine baseline reference data for morphometric measurements and haematological and plasma biochemical parameters in clinically healthy eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii), accounting for the variables of season and sex. The clinical objective was to provide clinicians and researchers with baseline reference intervals (RIs) in order to assess accurately the health of a population or individual animals.

Methods: The study group comprised 39 free-ranging eastern water dragons. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12755
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November 2018
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STANDARDS OF CARE Anaesthesia guidelines for dogs and cats.

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov;96(11):413-427

Medical Affairs Veterinarian and Internal Medicine Consultant Australia and New Zealand, IDEXX Laboratories Pty Ltd, Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12762
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November 2018
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Implications of shunt morphology for the surgical management of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts.

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov;96(11):433-441

Willows Referral Service, Solihull, West Midlands, UK.

Objective: To describe the implications of extrahepatic portosystemic shunt morphology for the chosen site of shunt closure in dogs and cats.

Methods: A retrospective review of a consecutive series of dogs and cats managed for congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts.

Results: In total, 54 dogs and 10 cats met the inclusion criteria, revealing five distinct shunt types: left gastrophrenic, right gastrocaval (types Ai, Aii and Aiii), splenocaval, colocaval and left gastro-azygos. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12756
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12756DOI Listing
November 2018
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Evaluation of controlled-release devices for providing chromium sesquioxide and zinc in Huacaya alpacas at pasture.

Aust Vet J 2018 Nov 7;96(11):458-463. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

Fibre Quality Department, Victorian Institute of Animal Science, Department of Agriculture, Energy & Minerals, Attwood, VIC, Australia.

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of controlled-release devices (CRDs) for providing zinc and for estimating faecal output in alpacas and sheep at pasture.

Methods: The study groups of 10 alpacas and 10 sheep at pasture were paired within species and allocated at random to receive by mouth either one CRD containing chromium sesquioxide designed to function for at least 21 days or two CRDs, one containing chromium sesquioxide and the other zinc oxide designed to release over a nominal 60-day period. Faecal concentrations of chromium, zinc and ash, blood and plasma concentrations of zinc and plasma activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were measured over a period of 117 days after treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12759DOI Listing
November 2018
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Hypernatraemia in 39 hospitalised foals: clinical findings, primary diagnosis and outcome.

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):385-389

Clovelly Intensive Care Unit, Scone Equine Hospital, 106 Liverpool Street, Scone, New South Wales 2337, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate hypernatraemia in foals presenting as medical emergencies to an intensive care unit (ICU) to determine the prevalence, clinical findings, primary diagnosis and outcome.

Methods: Retrospective case study of records from Thoroughbred foals aged less than 3 months that presented to an ICU as medical emergencies in 2002-12. Data retrieved included signalment, clinical findings, laboratory results, primary diagnosis and outcome. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12749
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12749DOI Listing
October 2018
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Hepatotoxicosis in cattle associated with consumption of Punica granatum (pomegranate).

Authors:
M H Hawes I J Gill

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):408-410

Tatura Vet Clinic, Tatura, Victoria, Australia.

Case Report: Ingestion of pomegranates was associated with the deaths of 9 of 35 young cattle; 8 were found dead without any prior clinical signs being noted and 1 animal was observed to be weak with pale-pink mucous membranes. Gross pathological changes included widespread subcutaneous and serosal haemorrhages and the liver showed an enhanced acinar or 'nutmeg-like' pattern. The significant histopathological lesion was severe, acute periacinar to midzonal hepatocellular necrosis. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12745
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October 2018
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Re: Antimicrobial labelling.

Authors:
Nick Scott

Aust Vet J 2018 10;96(10):369

Bathurst, NSW.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12752DOI Listing
October 2018
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Agreement of point-of-care prothrombin and activated partial thromboplastin time in dogs with a reference laboratory.

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):379-384

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists Ltd, Winchester, UK.

Objectives: To determine the agreement, sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of prothrombin (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) using the point-of-care analyser SCA2000™ with IDEXX Coag Dx™ cartridges against a reference laboratory (STAGO Start 4®) in canine blood.

Methods: Citrated blood samples from 47 dogs were submitted for PT and aPTT measurements. The STAGO was taken as the gold standard and sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12746
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October 2018
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Tumour angiogenesis, anti-angiogenic therapy and chemotherapeutic resistance.

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):371-378

Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

In order for a tumour to continue to grow and disseminate, it must acquire a new blood supply. Neovascularisation can be enacted by a number of different mechanisms. This dependence of tumour progression on an augmented vascular supply has been exploited by the development of anti-angiogenic drugs, which are designed to inhibit new blood vessel formation or disrupt existing tumour-associated vasculature, both leading to ischaemic-hypoxic tumour cell death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12747DOI Listing
October 2018
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Relationship between the likelihood of footrot elimination from a flock and the virulence of the strain of Dichelobacter nodosus present.

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):400-407

Fred Morley Centre and Graham Centre, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

Objective: To assess ability to eliminate different strains of footrot in sheep using inspection and culling of affected sheep.

Methods: A flock of 1417 Polwarth sheep that had deliberately been infected with seven different strains of Dichelobacter nodosus and undergone different control measures prior to eradication, including zinc sulfate footbathing and vaccination, were subjected to visual foot inspection on a number of occasions. Sheep identified as infected or having any foot abnormalities were removed from the flock at each inspection. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avj.12750
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October 2018
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Genotypic diversity of Pasteurella multocida isolates from pigs and poultry in Australia.

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):390-394

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, EcoSciences Precinct, Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: To investigate the genotype and diversity of Pasteurella multocida present in pig herds and to determine the extent of overlap with isolates from poultry flocks in Australia.

Methods: A total of 43 isolates from pigs from different farms and regions of Australia were used in this study. A diverse collection of 41 poultry isolates, with 31 being previously characterised, was also used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12748DOI Listing
October 2018
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Comparison of footbathing and vaccination to control ovine footrot in an experimentally infected flock.

Aust Vet J 2018 Oct;96(10):395-399

Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Sydney, Camden, NSW, Australia.

Objective: Compare footbathing and vaccination for control of footrot during a transmission period in a sheep flock deliberately infected with multiple strains of Dichelobacter nodosus.

Methods: The strains included a known virulent strain, a benign strain and several intermediate strains. The resulting footrot was clinically intermediate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12715DOI Listing
October 2018
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Randomised controlled trial of the effect of concentration of progesterone before artificial insemination on fertility in ovulatory and anovulatory Bos indicus cattle.

Aust Vet J 2018 Sep;96(9):346-355

The Statistical Consulting Centre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To investigate the effect of concentration of progesterone (P4) before artificial insemination (AI) on fertility in ovulatory or anovulatory Bos indicus cattle.

Design: Randomised control study METHODS: The study included 162 heifers and 96 lactating cows. On days -10 to -12, animals were examined using transrectal ultrasound, administered PG and examined for a corpus luteum (CL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12728DOI Listing
September 2018
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Low sensitivity of a test for anti-Mullerian hormone to assess presence of ovaries in prepubertal bitches.

Aust Vet J 2018 Sep;96(9):356-359

School of Biomedical Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia.

Background: Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is currently used in several species as an indicator of the number of antral and pre-antral follicles within the ovaries. Currently, there is some uncertainty on the precision of a single AMH test for detecting the presence of ovarian tissue in prepubertal, pubertal and spayed bitches. The purpose of this study was to investigate the specificity of AMH levels determined using the Gen II AMH ELISA to detect the presence or absence of ovarian tissue in bitches of varying ages. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12735DOI Listing
September 2018
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Effect of carcase decomposition on the inactivation of foot-and-mouth disease virus under northern Australian conditions.

Aust Vet J 2018 Sep;96(9):332-340

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: The control of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) across northern Australia would likely result in animal carcases that will often be inaccessible for disposal. The aim of this preliminary study was to determine whether the natural pH and/or temperature changes that occur within the skeletal muscle and/or body cavities of a decomposing carcase shot and left in situ in this environment would be sufficient to inactivate FMDV.

Methods: Study pigs (n = 30), cattle (6), sheep (6) and goats (8) were shot in one of four locations in Queensland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12731DOI Listing
September 2018
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Automated identification of intensive animal production locations from aerial photography.

Aust Vet J 2018 Sep;96(9):323-331

Agriculture Victoria Research, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Tatura, VIC, Australia.

Objective: Successful control of an emergency animal disease outbreak requires the timely and accurate identification of properties of interest. The identification of commercial piggeries within study areas in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District in Victoria, Australia, is used to demonstrate the innovative application of object-based image analysis (OBIA) techniques for the identification of intensive animal production land uses, to improve the accuracy of existing datasets.

Methods: Characteristics of infrastructure and landscape features were combined to form a commercial piggery identification algorithm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12732DOI Listing
September 2018
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Soft tissue sarcoma in a short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).

Aust Vet J 2018 Sep;96(9):360-365

Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Case Report: An adult male short-beaked echidna in poor body condition was found with a 25 × 12 mm round, ulcerated and bleeding mass on the left side of the face at the base of the beak. The animal responded well to initial supportive care and was referred to a specialist wildlife centre for further assessment and treatment. Clinical pathology showed moderate neutrophilia, mild anaemia, mild elevation in liver enzymes (ALT, AST and ALP) and mild azotaemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12727DOI Listing
September 2018
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Farmer survey to assess the size of the Australian dairy goat industry.

Authors:
E Zalcman B Cowled

Aust Vet J 2018 Sep;96(9):341-345

Ausvet Pty Ltd, Trevor Pearcy House, 34 Thynne St, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Objective: To better understand the commercial food-producing Australian dairy goat industry.

Methods: We contacted all licensing boards and telephone surveyed a large sample of Australian dairy goat farmers producing food products on demographics, production and labour.

Results: Jurisdictional licensing boards confirmed there were 68 licensed dairy goat farms in Australia in 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12734DOI Listing
September 2018
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Antifungal non-invasive soak under general anaesthetic to treat fungal rhinitis in an Australian Quarter Horse gelding at pasture.

Authors:
N E Lean B J Ahern

Aust Vet J 2018 Aug;96(8):297-301

University of Queensland Equine Specialist Hospital, Outer Ring Road, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia.

Background: Mycotic rhinitis is a rare disease in horses, with few cases reported worldwide and none reported in Australia. Fungal infection of the upper respiratory tract can occur in all species, but its prevalence in horses is considerably lower than in canines or humans. The disease is linked to a variety of pathogens and the clinical signs are associated with subsequent upper respiratory tract damage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12720DOI Listing
August 2018
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Discovering new areas of veterinary science through qualitative research interviews: introductory concepts for veterinarians.

Authors:
C F May

Aust Vet J 2018 Aug;96(8):278-284

UQ Business School, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.

Background: Qualitative research is rarely used in the veterinary field. With the increasing complexity of the veterinary arena, qualitative research will become progressively relevant in pursuit of answers to new and equally complex research questions.

Aim: This paper introduces the fundamental concepts of qualitative research interviews, aiming to highlight their potential value to veterinary science, and to provide veterinarians with the foundations on which to build a greater understanding of this type of research. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12718DOI Listing
August 2018
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Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytology and airway hyper-reactivity in clinically normal horses.

Aust Vet J 2018 Aug;96(8):291-296

College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To characterise the relationship between bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytology and pulmonary function testing with histamine bronchoprovocation (HBP) methods in a population of clinically normal horses.

Design: Cross-sectional study METHODS: Clinically normal adult horses (n = 33) underwent pulmonary function testing and HBP with a commercial flowmetric plethysmography system. BAL was performed 1-5 days later. Read More

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August 2018
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Recording body temperature in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus): a comparison of techniques.

Aust Vet J 2018 Aug;96(8):308-311

Koala Ecology Group, School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia.

Objective: Compare the use of four techniques to measure body temperature in koalas: intraperitoneal (thermal data logger and temperature sensitive radio transmitter), rectal (certified thermometer), tympanic (infrared thermometer), and hind foot (infrared camera).

Methods: The body temperature data collected concurrently from the intraperitoneal loggers were used as the benchmark in the analyses.

Results: The rectal, foot and tympanic methods consistently recorded lower body temperature when compared with the benchmark. Read More

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August 2018
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Re: The Animal Trade.

Authors:
Clive Phillips

Aust Vet J 2018 08;96(8):277

Chair of Animal Welfare and Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, University of Queensland.

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August 2018
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Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia within the 19th century miasmatic landscape.

Authors:
R Le Get

Aust Vet J 2018 Aug;96(8):285-290

Department of Archaeology and History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

When contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) was first detected on a farm north of Melbourne, at Bundoora, in 1858, the predominant theory of miasma was being challenged by contagionist theories of disease transmission. This well-documented case was recorded during a period of change in the scientific assessment of disease and therefore affords an exploration of what aspects of the landscape were considered important for livestock health at the time. Although the introduction, vaccination programs and eventual eradication of CBPP on mainland Australia has been well explored, scholars have neglected this aspect of the disease's history. Read More

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August 2018
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Seroprevalence of antibodies to Pestivirus infections in South Australian sheep flocks.

Aust Vet J 2018 Aug;96(8):312-314

School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK.

Objective: Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) and border disease virus (BDV) are of the genus Pestivirus. They are known to cause significant reproductive and production losses, with BVDV acknowledged as a major source of economic loss to the Australian cattle industry. Very little is currently known about the prevalence and effect of pestiviruses in the Australian sheep industry. Read More

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August 2018
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