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News Article | July 1, 2012
Site: globenewswire.com

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, July 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- All West Veterinary Clinic announced that the practice has launched a new website to help pet owners learn more about companion animal wellness care. The new site, http://allwestvetclinic.com/, features a veterinary topics library, e-newsletter, video news library and information on different services available at the cat and dog clinic. The veterinary care team at All West Veterinary Clinic announced that the practice is expanding access to online animal care resources with their new website http://allwestvetclinic.com. "We know pet owners want to provide the very best for the special animals in their life," said Saskatoon veterinarian Dr. Kucharski. "Many pet health questions occur after hours, when a pet owner is home at night or on the weekends. That's why we've launched a new website with a veterinary topics library. This way, no matter the time of day or night, pet owners can quickly access needed health information." The veterinary topics library includes articles on a variety of different pet health concerns, ranging from dental care to common illnesses. The library includes a checklist with the symptoms of illness so pet owners can better identify potential warning signs in their pets. The library also includes tips on training, obedience, first aid, and traveling with pets. "The foundation for a healthy life begins with proper at-home wellness care," said Dr. Kucharski. "From daily diet to training tips, our website has a variety of information. We also have information on the importance of pet vaccinations, along with spay and neuter operations. Vaccinating, along with spaying or neutering your pet, are two of the most important decisions that you can make as a pet owner to protect your pet's life." Pet owners can learn more about at-home care, such as the proper way to brush a dog's teeth, by visiting the video news library. The animal hospital library also includes short videos on surgical procedures, pain management in pets and pet laser surgery. The Saskatoon cat and dog clinic's new website features a blog that is regularly updated by Dr. Kucharski. Pet owners are encouraged to post any questions they may have about seasonal at-home care. "Pets are a valued member of every family, and our clinic is committed to providing the compassionate care they deserve," said Dr. Kucharski. "We invite pet owners to visit our new website, meet our veterinary care team, and learn more about the different services available at our clinic. Posting a question on our blog is a great way to start a discussion with a veterinarian about pet care services." Dr. Kucharski is the founder of All West and the Animal Care Group. The All West cat and dog clinic currently has a team of 2 full time veterinarians and 3 part-time veterinarians providing comprehensive wellness care, surgical, dental and emergency services. Animal Care Group is a network of four veterinary clinics in the Saskatoon area.


News Article | November 25, 2012
Site: globenewswire.com

SASKATOON, Saskwatchewan, Nov. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Central Animal Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is the recipient of a 2012 Consumer Choice Award in Business Excellence. The Consumer Choice Awards use third party methodology to recognize local businesses for their excellence in customer relations and quality services. The veterinary care team at the Saskatoon pet hospital says that they are honored to receive this award and be recognized by the community for their pet service. Vets at the hospital provide wellness care, orthopedics, surgery and dental care. Veterinarian Dr. Brian Gibbs announced that Central Animal Hospital is pleased to receive a 2012 Consumer Choice Award in Business Excellence. The award is based on independent surveys of local Saskatoon consumers. "Being selected as a Consumer Choice Award winner is a tremendous honor," said veterinarian Dr. Gibbs. "It is a wonderful affirmation of our commitment to top-quality care. We are passionate about the well-being of each and every pet, and work hard to educate pet owners about at-home wellness care." Vets at the animal hospital also thank the customer service team for making the reward possible, including the hospital administration staff. "From the moment a pet owner enters our animal hospital, they experience the difference that our Saskatoon pet service team makes," said Dr. Gibbs. "Everyone is greeted with a friendly smile. Vets take their time during each appointment, working closely with pet owners to learn about a pet's lifestyle. This proactive approach to wellness care helps us provide better services for both pets and their owners." The veterinary care team says that being selected for the Consumer Choice Award is especially meaningful since the award is based on community surveys. Consumers can nominate a local business. Top ranked companies are determined by survey results of local consumers. According to the Consumer Choice Award website, the selection process is conducted by statistically accurate surveys and verified through third party methodology. Since 1987, they have used third party research firms to carefully perfect their methodology. Today, CCA partners with Leger Marketing, a leading independent research firm, to conduct consumer surveys. This scientific approach is designed to ensure that the best local businesses are recognized each year for their excellent services. This is the Saskatoon veterinary hospital's first year to be nominated and receive the consumer choice award. "We are thrilled to win and committed to continuing this tradition of excellence," said Dr. Gibbs. "While the reward is a wonderful recognition, the true reward is what we experience every day: the difference that veterinary care can make in the lives of animals. From orthopedic care helping an animal walk comfortably again to pet vaccinations that save lives, being able to provide these needed pet services is the greatest reward of all." Pet owners may learn more about the veterinary pet service team and wellness care on the clinic's website, http://centralah.ca/.


Derakhshanfar A.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman | Hatam G.,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences | Sohrabi K.,Veterinarian | Mirzaei M.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Comparative Clinical Pathology | Year: 2012

To identify the features of experimental toxoplasmosis in broiler chickens (Gallus domesticus), a total of 48 birds aged 25 days were randomly assigned to one of four groups of 12 birds each. Tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii were injected intraperitoneally at doses of 5 × 105 (group A), 1 × 106 (group B) and 1. 5 × 106 (group C), and chickens in group D were treated with an injection of saline only (control). Before and after experimental infection, serum samples from all chickens were tested for antibodies against T. gondii with the Sabin-Feldman reaction. After infection, the clinical signs in all the chickens were recorded daily, and blood smears were prepared to determine parasitemia. Paraffin-embedded tissue sections were used for semi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect the T. gondii B1 gene. Half of the chickens in each group were killed 25 days and half were killed 35 days after infection. All serum samples from chickens in groups A, B and C contained titers of T. gondii antibodies. However, there were no clinical signs suggesting toxoplasmosis. On day 15, the protozoan was observed in blood smears in groups A, B, and C. Analysis by PCR was negative. Microscopic lesions were observed in the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, kidney, spleen, skeletal muscle, proventriculus and lungs, but not in the eyes. Although chickens in group A were exposed to the lowest dose of T. gondii tachyzoites, lesions in this group were relatively more severe than those observed in groups B and C, which were exposed to higher doses of tachyzoites. Group B showed acute signs of toxoplasmosis with few microscopic lesions, whereas group C showed no lesions. Although no stages of the parasite were found in histopathological sections of skeletal muscle, the potential risks of infected chicken meat for public health cannot be disregarded. © 2011 Springer-Verlag London Limited.


News Article | November 25, 2012
Site: globenewswire.com

SASKATOON, Saskwatchewan, Nov. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Central Animal Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is the recipient of a 2012 Consumer Choice Award in Business Excellence. The Consumer Choice Awards use third party methodology to recognize local businesses for their excellence in customer relations and quality services. The veterinary care team at the Saskatoon pet hospital says that they are honored to receive this award and be recognized by the community for their pet service. Vets at the hospital provide wellness care, orthopedics, surgery and dental care. Veterinarian Dr. Brian Gibbs announced that Central Animal Hospital is pleased to receive a 2012 Consumer Choice Award in Business Excellence. The award is based on independent surveys of local Saskatoon consumers. "Being selected as a Consumer Choice Award winner is a tremendous honor," said veterinarian Dr. Gibbs. "It is a wonderful affirmation of our commitment to top-quality care. We are passionate about the well-being of each and every pet, and work hard to educate pet owners about at-home wellness care." Vets at the animal hospital also thank the customer service team for making the reward possible, including the hospital administration staff. "From the moment a pet owner enters our animal hospital, they experience the difference that our Saskatoon pet service team makes," said Dr. Gibbs. "Everyone is greeted with a friendly smile. Vets take their time during each appointment, working closely with pet owners to learn about a pet's lifestyle. This proactive approach to wellness care helps us provide better services for both pets and their owners." The veterinary care team says that being selected for the Consumer Choice Award is especially meaningful since the award is based on community surveys. Consumers can nominate a local business. Top ranked companies are determined by survey results of local consumers. According to the Consumer Choice Award website, the selection process is conducted by statistically accurate surveys and verified through third party methodology. Since 1987, they have used third party research firms to carefully perfect their methodology. Today, CCA partners with Leger Marketing, a leading independent research firm, to conduct consumer surveys. This scientific approach is designed to ensure that the best local businesses are recognized each year for their excellent services. This is the Saskatoon veterinary hospital's first year to be nominated and receive the consumer choice award. "We are thrilled to win and committed to continuing this tradition of excellence," said Dr. Gibbs. "While the reward is a wonderful recognition, the true reward is what we experience every day: the difference that veterinary care can make in the lives of animals. From orthopedic care helping an animal walk comfortably again to pet vaccinations that save lives, being able to provide these needed pet services is the greatest reward of all." Pet owners may learn more about the veterinary pet service team and wellness care on the clinic's website, http://centralah.ca/.


Klauck V.,Santa Catarina State University | Machado G.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Pazinato R.,Santa Catarina State University | Radavelli W.M.,Santa Catarina State University | And 5 more authors.
Microbial Pathogenesis | Year: 2016

Neosporosis is a parasitic disease cause by Neospora caninum, a parasite of great importance in livestock. This study aimed to evaluate the presence of antibody against N. caninum in dairy cattle with history of abortion, as well as to identify associated risk factors for neosporosis. Animals suspected of neosporosis (n = 130) after clinical examination were randomly selected. Sera samples from 29 farms were submitted to indirect immunofluorescence technique (IFA) in order to detect antibodies against N. caninum, and animals were considered positive if ≥IFA 1:200. An epidemiological questionnaire was used to verify probable risk factors for neosporosis and their cause-effect relation. Serological results showed that 43.8% of the animals were seropositives for N. caninum. The univariate statistical analysis found a significant relation between neoporosis and age. The number of pregnancies and the number of years that the farms had been producing milk were found as associated risk factors for the disease either by univariate or by multivariate analyses. The cause-effect model found a possible relation between reproductive problems and positive serology for neosporosis (P = 0.06). Therefore, it was concluded that approximately 44% of dairy cows with history of abortion were seropositives for N. caninum and that age and the number of years that the farms had been producing milk are risk factors for parasite infection in dairy cattle. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


PubMed | Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Catarina State University, Veterinarian and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Type: | Journal: Microbial pathogenesis | Year: 2016

Neosporosis is a parasitic disease cause by Neospora caninum, a parasite of great importance in livestock. This study aimed to evaluate the presence of antibody against N. caninum in dairy cattle with history of abortion, as well as to identify associated risk factors for neosporosis. Animals suspected of neosporosis (n = 130) after clinical examination were randomly selected. Sera samples from 29 farms were submitted to indirect immunofluorescence technique (IFA) in order to detect antibodies against N. caninum, and animals were considered positive if IFA 1:200. An epidemiological questionnaire was used to verify probable risk factors for neosporosis and their cause-effect relation. Serological results showed that 43.8% of the animals were seropositives for N. caninum. The univariate statistical analysis found a significant relation between neoporosis and age. The number of pregnancies and the number of years that the farms had been producing milk were found as associated risk factors for the disease either by univariate or by multivariate analyses. The cause-effect model found a possible relation between reproductive problems and positive serology for neosporosis (P = 0.06). Therefore, it was concluded that approximately 44% of dairy cows with history of abortion were seropositives for N. caninum and that age and the number of years that the farms had been producing milk are risk factors for parasite infection in dairy cattle.


Kurnaz E.,Veterinarian | Filazi A.,Ankara University
Fresenius Environmental Bulletin | Year: 2011

The aims of this study were to evaluate the toxic cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and essential copper (Cu) and iron (Fe) concentrations in the muscle tissue and livers of chicken, originating from Sakarya, Balikesir, Manisa, and Adana provinces in Turkey, and to compare these metal levels between industrialized and rural areas. In total, 80 samples of chicken femoral muscles and livers were collected. Metal concentrations were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS). The results (in μg kg -1) were as follows: 2-66 for Pb, <0.05-4 for Cd, <10-500 for Cu, and 800-4000 for Fe in muscle tissue, and 11-93 for Pb, 0.5-18 for Cd, 260-1000 for Cu, and 7000-14500 for Fe in livers. As expected, this research revealed that chickens from industrialized areas showed significantly higher metal levels than from rural ones. The metal levels were found to be below the legal limits of Turkish and European Union standards. © by PSP.


Armut M.,Veterinarian | Filazi A.,Ankara University
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | Year: 2012

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of feed additives on broiler productivity. Probiotics, oligosaccharides, organic acids, and avilamycin were used either alone or in combination to improve productivity in terms of body weight, feed intake, feed conversion ratio (FCR), and mortality rate. Broiler chicks (n = 900) were randomly divided into 9 groups. Group 1 was separated from the other groups and used as the control group; the chickens in this group were fed corn soybean until the end of the study. The other groups were fed corn soybean and the following food additives: probiotics (Group 2), oligosaccharides [mannan oligosaccharide (MOS)] (Group 3), organic acids (Group 4), probiotics + oligosaccharides (Group 5), probiotics + organic acids (Group 6), oligosaccharides + organic acids (Group 7), avilamycin (Group 8), and probiotics + oligosaccharides + organic acids (Group 9). The body weight and feed intake parameters were checked weekly, and the mortality rate was followed on a daily basis. The broilers were fed until they were 44 days old. Body weight and FCR were higher in the group given probiotics + oligosaccharides + organic acids (Group 9). Based on the results, we concluded that these growth-promoting products have positive eff ects that act synergistically, thereby leading to improved growth and feed conversion. The results of this study show that probiotics, oligosaccharides, and organic acid mixtures can be used as good alternative feed supplements to antibiotics. © TÜBİTAK.


Comin A.,University of Udine | Veronesi M.C.,University of Milan | Montillo M.,University of Udine | Faustini M.,University of Milan | And 3 more authors.
Veterinary Journal | Year: 2012

Stimulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and elevated cortisol concentrations in fetal plasma are associated with foal maturity, viability and adaptation to independent life. However, non-invasive measurement of cortisol in hair samples has not yet been validated in horses. The current study developed a radioimmunoassay to analyse cortisol in horse hair and was used to measure cortisol hair concentration at birth and at 30 and 60. days of age as a retrospective study of HPA axis activity. Cortisol was detectable in the hair of foals from birth until 2. months, but decreased with time and varied greatly between individuals. Analysis of hair cortisol could be useful for non-invasive retrospective studies of HPA axis activity in perinatal horse. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Bliss C.D.,Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners Hospital | Aquino S.,Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners Hospital | Woodhouse S.,Veterinarian
Veterinary Ophthalmology | Year: 2015

Objective: To describe ophthalmic examination findings and standard diagnostic test results in 2 penguin species. Animals Studied: Macaroni & Southern Rockhopper Penguins. Procedure: Complete ophthalmic examinations including Schirmer tear test (STT), modified phenol red thread test (PTT), tonometry, and echobiometry were performed on penguins housed at the Detroit Zoo. Mean and standard deviation of ophthalmic tests are reported and compared for significance using two sample t-tests with significance set at P < 0.05. Correlations between variables were assessed using Pearson's correlation coefficient. Results: Cataracts were the most common finding, present in 64% of Macaroni Penguins, and 68% of Rockhopper Penguins. There were anterior segment anomalies in all eyes with cataracts consistent with lens-induced uveitis. The mean modified PTT for the Macaronis was 24.7 ± 6.37 mm/15 s and 25.1 ± 7.07 mm/15 s in the Rockhoppers. The mean STT value for the Macaronis was 12.1 ± 5.43 mm/min and 11.0 ± 3.96 mm/min in the Rockhoppers. Mean intraocular pressure (IOP) for the Macaronis was 21.9 ± 7.05 mmHg measured by applanation tonometry and 29.1 ± 7.16 mmHg using rebound tonometry. The Rockhoppers had a mean IOP of 20.0 ± 5.77 mmHg and 24.1 ± 5.09 mmHg for applanation and rebound tonometry, respectively. In both populations, there was a significant difference in IOP measurement between the two instruments. In the Macaroni penguins, the presence of cataracts correlated significantly with increased age and lower IOP readings. Anterior chamber distance and axial globe length were significantly greater in males than in females in both penguin species. © 2013 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

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