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veterinary medicine

Introduction. Tissue engineering is a new methodology for addressing meniscal injury or loss. Synovium may be an ideal source of cells for in vitro meniscal fibrocartilage formation, however, favorable in vitro culture conditions for synovium must be established...

["Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.353

Background. Our objective was to test the effectiveness of a local anesthetic line block administered before surgery in reducing postoperative pain scores in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy (OVHX).Methods. This study is a prospective, randomized, blinded, clinical...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.341

Reasons for performing study. The prevalence of obesity in companion animals, including horses and ponies has risen drastically in recent years and risk factors have been little investigated. Horses are unique amongst companion animals in that many are outdoor-living...

["Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.299

Histopathology is the most useful tool for diagnosis of a number of diseases, especially cancer. To be effective, histopathology requires that tissues be fixed prior to processing. Formalin is currently the most common histologic fixative, offering many advantages:...

["Veterinary Medicine","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.296v1

Skin and subcutaneous tissues are the origin of most common neoplasms affecting dogs, accounting for approximately one third of all tumors encountered in the species. Surgical excision is frequently the best chance for a cure; determining factors influencing the...

["Veterinary Medicine","Dermatology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.307

Background: Our objective was to test the effectiveness of a local anesthetic line block administered before surgery in reducing postoperative pain scores in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy (OVHX). This study was a prospective, randomized, blinded, clinical...

["Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.282v2

Introduction: Tissue Engineering is a new methodology for addressing meniscal injury or loss. Synovium may be an ideal source of cells for in vitro meniscal fibrocartilage formation, however, favorable in vitro culture conditions for synovium must be established...

["Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.283v1

Investigation of the immune response of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is needed urgently, but has been limited by scarcity of species-specific reagents and methods for this unique and divergent marsupial. Infectious disease is an important threat to wild populations...

["Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.280

The number of cervical vertebrae in mammals is highly conserved at seven. We have shown that changes of this number are selected against due to a coupling with major congenital abnormalities (pleiotropic effects, (Galis 1999, Galis et al. 2006, Varela-Lasheras...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.263v1

Horses and elephants have extreme foot designs; horses have an unguligrade foot posture with small, single-toed, rigid hooves housing a small fibrous digital cushion, whereas elephants have large, multi-toed, functionally plantigrade, compliant feet with large...

["Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.231v1

Several clinical scoring systems for diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in calves have been proposed. However, such systems were based on subjective judgment, rather than statistical methods, to weight scores. Data from a pair-matched case-control study...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.238

Because of concerns related to the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture, antibiotic-free alternatives are greatly needed to prevent disease and promote animal growth. One of the current challenges facing commercial turkey production in Minnesota is difficulty...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.237

Mammary gland tumors represent 42% of all tumors in the bitch. Although there are numerous studies about disease development and progression, some questions remain concerning the surgical treatment. Many surgical techniques may be used for the treatment of canine...

["Veterinary Medicine","Oncology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.143v1

Objective: To analyze the immunoprotection of pigs by heterologous P. acnes vaccination against A. pleuropneumoniae infection, by vaccine and infection in pig. Methods: 12 five-week-old healthy pigs were randomly divided into 2 groups, of which 1 group (n=6) was...

["Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.118v1

Genetic selection programs have driven development of most lactation models, to estimate the magnitude of animals’ productive capacity from sampled milk production data. There has been less attention to management and research applications, where it may also be...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.54

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