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Cytokines are fundamental for a functioning immune system, and thus, potentially serve as important indicators of animal health. Quantitation of mRNA using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is an established immunological technique....

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2735v1
5 downloads
53 views

Background. Opacities of the lens are typical age related phenomena which have high influence on photoreception and consequently circadian rhythm. In mouse lemurs, a small bodied non-human primate, a high incidence (more than 50% when > 7 years) of cataract has...

["Veterinary Medicine","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2714v1
5 downloads
50 views

Background: The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota is essential to metabolic health, and the prevalence of the Western diet (WD) high in fat and sugar is increasing, with evidence highlighting a negative interaction between the GIT and WD resulting in liver...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2681v1
25 downloads
122 views

Worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) transmit Melissococcus plutonius between colonies. However, the transmission of M. plutonius, which causes European foulbrood (EFB), is poorly understood. To analyze the first EFB outbreak in 40 years in Czechia, we collected 49...

["Ecology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2618v1
21 downloads
106 views

The aim of this study was to assess validation evidence for a sedation scale for dogs. We hypothesized that the chosen sedation scale would be unreliable when used by different raters and show poor discrimination between sedation protocols. A sedation scale was...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2485v1
24 downloads
127 views

Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of the life history and protected status of these animals. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2457v1
28 downloads
134 views

Background. Preanalytic factors such as time and temperature can have significant effects on laboratory test results. For example, ammonium concentration will increase 31% in blood samples stored at room temperature for 30 minutes before centrifugation. To reduce...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2398v1
25 downloads
187 views

Development of new techniques and appropriate equipment for treatment of long bone fractures in bovines has been an objective of recent veterinary research. Accurate estimates of body segment inertial parameters (BSIP) are essential for determination of forces...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2395v1
54 downloads
114 views

An acute outbreak of porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV) infection in piglets, characterized with neurological symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, and wasting, occurred in China. Coronavirus-like particles were observed in the homogenized tissue suspensions...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2351v1
31 downloads
111 views

Objectives: Use of clinical audits to assess and improve perioperative hypothermia management in client-owned dogs. Methods: Two clinical audits were performed. Audit 1: data were collected to determine the incidence and duration of perioperative hypothermia (defined...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2350v1
50 downloads
218 views

Chimpanzees have the largest relative brain size, greatest reproductive output, and longest lifespan of any non-human ape; they also have the highest level of physical activity in the wild, as measured by daily walking and climbing distances. In this study, we...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2307v1
92 downloads
346 views

Background. Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were originally endemic to Australia, but they are nowadays popular worldwide pet birds. It is now possible to make detailed molecular studies on cultivable and uncultivable bacteria that are part of the intestinal...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2292v1
81 downloads
216 views

Background – Corns are hard protuberances that occur on the digital footpads of Greyhound dogs. The cause of these lesions is unknown and there is little information about them in the veterinary literature. We received anecdotal examples of dog to dog spread of...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2290v1
66 downloads
175 views

A 6-year-old female Shetland Sheepdog with a history of cardiorespiratory compromise during general anaesthesia was referred for ovariohysterectomy surgery. Clinical examination was unremarkable at presentation and physiologic parameters under general anaesthesia...

["Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Emergency and Critical Care","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2275v1
80 downloads
213 views

Human and animal studies emphasize the importance of affiliative touch among conspecifics, both from the behavioral and physiological perspectives. Among non-human primates, allogrooming, and in particular the pleasant sweeping motion occurring during it, could...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2150v1
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