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Bessette Natalee W - - 2010
The objective was to compare gestation length in chronically instrumented (laboratory) pregnant sheep (n = 131) and in the breeding flock (n = 476) that provided the experimental sheep. In the breeding flock, gestation length was normally distributed and varied between 141 and 151 days (mean = 147 +/- 0.1 ...
Riet-Correa G - - 2009
Tetrapterys spp. have been reported as a cause of cardiac fibrosis, status spongiosus of the nervous system, and abortion. To study the intoxication by Tetrapterys multiglandulosa, 24 sheep were divided into 4 experimental groups of 4 sheep each and 1 control group. Groups 1 to 3, respectively, received 1, 1.5, ...
Nasar Md Abu - - 2009
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Meza-Herrera C A - - 2010
The effects of supplemented protein level (PL) during the periconceptional period and their interaction with body condition were evaluated in sheep. Multiparous Rambouillet ewes (n = 12) received two PL of rumen undegradable protein (UIP) during a 30-day pre-mating and 15-day post-mating period: low [LPL, 24% crude protein (CP), 14 ...
Lakshmanan J - - 2008
To use sheep and rat models and demonstrate that stressors activate fetal glucocorticoid (GC) system, corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) system and cholinergic neurotransmitter system (ChNS) leading to propulsive colonic motility and in utero meconium passage. Immunohistochemical studies (IHS) were performed to localize GC-Receptors, CRF-receptors and key molecules of ChNS in sheep ...
Delgehyr Nathalie - - 2008
In S. cerevisiae, spindle orientation is linked to the inheritance of the ;old' spindle pole by the bud. A player in this asymmetric commitment, Bud6p, promotes cortical capture of astral microtubules. Additionally, Bud6p stimulates actin cable formation though the formin Bni1p. A relationship with the second formin, Bnr1p, is unclear. ...
Yeleswaram, Krishnaswamy
Labetalol, a combined al and p-adrenoceptor blocker, is used as an antihypertensive, especially in the management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. While the antihypertensive efficacy of labetalol in pregnancy has been assessed by a number of clinical trials, there is little information in the literature about the disposition or pharmacodynamics ...
Blasi Immacolata - - 2008
The feto-maternal safety of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) administration in the cervix of pregnant sheep is evaluated. Chronically catheterized pregnant sheep at approximately 0.9 gestation were divided into 2 groups that received 0.1 mg/kg maternal body weight of SNP gel (2%) or placebo into the internal cervical os. SNP or placebo ...
Moroni Antonio - - 2008
This sheep study was designed to make a comparative evaluation of two external fixation pin types each with and without hydroxyapatite (HA) coating. The two pins had different taper, pitch, and self drilling capabilities. Twenty Orthofix standard, self-tapping pins (group A), 20 Orthofix HA-coated, self-tapping pins (group B), 20 X-caliber, ...
Smith M M - - 2008
IA therapy with hyaluronan (HA) is reported to provide symptomatic relief and disease modification in OA. This study assessed the pathological changes in the synovium of an ovine model of OA and evaluated the effects of two HA preparations on this pathology. Eighteen sheep had bilateral lateral meniscectomy to induce ...
Sturnieks Daina L - - 2008
PURPOSE: This study investigated the relationship between muscular strength about the knee and knee joint moments during gait in patients who had undergone arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM). METHODS: One hundred and two APM patients and 42 age-matched nonoperated controls underwent strength testing and three-dimensional gait analysis. Patients were divided into ...
Barry James S - - 2008
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), often associated with functional placental insufficiency, results in increased perinatal mortality and morbidity. For obvious reasons, many questions regarding the progression of IUGR pregnancies cannot be addressed experimentally in humans, predicating the use of animal models. Although no animal model fully recapitulates human pregnancy, the pregnant ...
Dickinson Hayley - - 2008
Orexin-A and -B are hypothalamic peptides which, in the adult brain, are associated with arousal, increased vigilance, and the seeking and ingestion of food. Because the fetus is mostly asleep, and hunger is a physiological state unlikely to arise until birth, we hypothesized that orexigenic neurons in the lateral and ...
Ysa August - - 2008
Control of proximal and back bleeding following an arteriotomy can be challenging when tibial or pedal vessels are noncompressible owing to calcification. We present two easy, inexpensive, and available solutions using a simple intravenous cannula to facilitate clamping of the distal vessels during below-knee revascularization.
Vernon Laura L - - 2008
Three studies examined associations between spider phobic distress and two individual difference characteristics, disgust propensity (sensitivity to disgust elicitation) and fear propensity (sensitivity to fear elicitation). Although the relative contributions of trait anxiety and disgust propensity have been examined, researchers have yet to compare the parallel constructs of disgust and ...
de la Rue Mario L - - 2008
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is very common in the southern part of Rio Grande do Sul State where sheep and cattle raising is the most important economical activity. Prevalence in intermediate hosts is well known due to reports in slaughterhouses while human reports are of discussed value. This is due to ...
Sucurovic Snezana - - 2008
The Internet based distributed large scale information systems implements attribute based access control (ABAC) rather than Role Based Access Control (RBAC). The reason is that the Internet is identity less and that ABAC scales better. EXtensible Access Control Markup Language is standardized language for writing access control policies, access control ...
Damase-Michel Christine C Department of Pharmacology, Research Unit of Pharmacoepidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier , ( France - - 2008
Counselling or prescribing drugs during pregnancy requires health professionals to assess risk/benefit ratio for women and their baby. A misperception of the risk may lead to inappropriate decisions for pregnancy outcomes. The aim of the present study was to assess teratogenic and/or foetotoxic risk perception of common medications by general ...
Pimentel L A - - 2007
Craniofacial anomalies, eye malformations, and permanent flexures of the forelimbs are common malformations seen in ruminants grazing semiarid rangelands of Northeastern Brazil. To investigate the cause of these malformations, we fed 2 suspected plants, Mimosa tenuiflora or Prosopis juliflora, to groups of 4 pregnant goats each. Fresh green M. tenuiflora ...
Brandt Gretchen A - - 2007
The pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) are placental proteins that have been cloned from swine, sheep, goats, and cattle, but never from animals within the Cervidae family. The goal of this work was to characterize PAGs in white-tailed deer. Placenta and uterine tissues were collected from pregnant does at days 85 and ...
Wattegedera S - - 2008
A shift in the balance of T(Helper) (T(H))1/T(H)2 cytokine production by maternal peripheral blood leukocytes is regarded as a common important feature of successful mammalian pregnancy. Although the phenomenon has been studied extensively in animals with invasive hemochorial placentae, the paradigm has not been studied in detail in species with ...
Wabacha J K - - 2007
An outbreak of an atypical form of ovine dermatophilosis affecting the lips and muzzle with a very high morbidity in weaners and hoggets in Kenya is reported. Clinical diagnosis of ovine dermatophilosis was made and confirmed by direct microscopic examination as well as isolation and identification of Dermatophilus congolensis from ...
Omer Luqman Taib - - 2007
A survey on hard ticks affecting cattle, sheep, and goats was done in Dohuk Governorate from March 2005 until February 2006 in three areas (Dohuk surrounding area, Barwary Balla near Turkish border, and Eqre). The species collected from cattle were Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum and Hyalomma anatolicum marginatum, while the species ...
Bigolin Sergio - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the fertility and analyze the macroscopic, microscopic and morphometric aspects of sheep uterine tube sterilization with a hysteroscopically insert of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate adhesive. METHODS: 12 adult sheep, with one previous pregnancy, were distributed as follows: group L (n=3) subjected to laparotomy and Pomeroy uterine tube ligation, group S ...
Buxton David - - 2007
Ovine toxoplasmosis, caused by the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, was first described in 1954 and while the incidence of ovine infection is difficult to define, it has been reported that in the UK it is responsible for between 1 and 2% of neonatal losses per annum. Recent reports have ...
Michalopoulou E - - 2007
A PCR was used to detect the genome of Chlamydophila abortus in samples of uterine tissue collected from 304 sheep by a sterile technique at an abattoir. The stage of pregnancy of the sheep was determined by measuring the dimensions of the embryo/fetus, and its morphology was recorded. Only samples ...
Markus Tina - - 2007
Resuscitation with pure oxygen at birth after fetal asphyxia may aggravate brain damage by inducing pro-inflammation. The toll-like receptors (TLRs) may serve a pro-inflammatory role in hyperoxemia during ischemia-reperfusion. Sixteen near-term fetal sheep (132-136 d) were subjected to 10 min of cord occlusion, delivery and mechanical ventilation with 100% O2 ...
Gregory Diane E - - 2008
Sheep shearing is a very physically demanding occupation, especially on the low back, such that many commercial harnesses have been developed to help reduce the load on the back. Such harnesses have been shown to significantly reduce peak and cumulative low back loads; however, the effect that these harnesses have ...
Anné Wim - - 2007
The development of atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with electrical and structural remodeling. The aim of this study was to assess the contribution of electrical and structural remodeling to the development of AF in a rapid atrially paced ovine model with and without His bundle ablation and to determine the ...
Freise Kevin J KJ College of Pharmacy, The University of Iowa, 115 S. Grand Ave, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, - - 2007
To determine by pharmacokinetic (PK) means the role of erythropoietin-receptor (EPO-R) upregulation in fetuses on the elimination of erythropoietin (EPO). Six fetal sheep were catheterized at a gestational age of 125-127 days and phlebotomized daily for 6 days. Paired tracer PK studies using recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) were conducted in ...
Mahieu Maurice - - 2007
Haemonchus infection was monitored for 2 years (six kidding periods) in a Creole goat flock grazing under oceanic-tropical climate. Two hundred and thirty individual does were involved from late pregnancy to weaning. Anaemia diagnoses using Famacha method and packed cell volume (PCV) were compared. The best agreement (Kappa=0.33) was found ...
Soares Mauro Pereira - - 2007
From 50 farmed Rhea americana slaughtered for human consumption, adult forms and eggs of Fasciola hepatica were found in 4. The other three livers were free of flukes but did show lesions caused by larval fluke migration. Histological lesions were similar to those caused by flukes in cattle and sheep. ...
Oh-Park Mooyeon - - 2007
Ankle varus is a commonly encountered deformity in patients with neurologic or musculoskeletal disorders. It impedes stability during the stance phase of gait and often causes skin lesions on the lateral ankle area. Plastic or conventional ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) with supplementary features such as a T-strap or increased contact area ...
Oliver M H MH Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. - - 2007
The incidence of prematurity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have been increasing in both the developed and developing world. Increasing numbers of human studies suggest that these serious health outcomes may have developmental origins originating from nutritional deficits in the periconceptional period, with maternal nutrition around the time of conception now ...
Hashiba Mitsuo M Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2007
An electro-larynx is one of speech-substitute devices for patients who have lost laryngeal function. Unfortunately, the voices produced by a conventional electro-larynx are completely flat, unlike a human voice. In order to improve it, we developed a pitch-controlled electro-larynx that allows patients to control a voice intonation using their exhalation. ...
Lipsky S - - 2008
Due to the genetic determination of susceptibility to scrapie and other forms of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) in sheep breeding to the less susceptible prion protein (PrP) genotype ARR/ARR was advanced within EU. In 4961 ewes of nine German sheep breeds (Coburg Fox sheep, Gray Horned Heath sheep, Merinoland sheep, ...
Bernhardt Kathie A - - 2006
Stance control knee orthoses (SCOs) have become very popular recently. However, there is little information regarding opinions of actual orthosis users. The purpose of this study was to quantify the users' opinions of a SCO, and see whether factors found important for knee orthoses in past studies hold true for ...
Bennet L - - 2007
Moderate cerebral hypothermia is consistently neuroprotective after experimental hypoxia-ischemia; however, its mechanisms remain poorly defined. Using a model of complete umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min in 0.7 gestation fetal sheep, we examined the effects of cerebral hypothermia (fetal extradural temperature reduced from 39.5 +/- 0.2 degrees C to <34 ...
Stockx Elaine M - - 2007
The fetal sheep has been used to investigate a wide range of developmental and pathological processes such as the effect of severe hypoxia, asphyxia, or intrauterine infection on the brain but, until now, there has been no complete description of the normal anatomical organisation of neuronal groups to facilitate interpretation ...
DiLorenzo N - - 2006
Three experiments with factorial arrangements of treatments were designed to test the efficacy of avian-derived polyclonal antibody preparations (PAP) against Streptococcus bovis (PAP-Sb) or Fusobacterium necrophorum (PAP-Fn) in reducing ruminal counts of target bacteria in beef steers supplemented or not with feed additives (300 mg of monensin/d and 90 mg ...
Back Stephen A - - 2006
Periventricular white-matter injury is the major form of brain injury associated with prematurity and the leading cause of cerebral palsy in survivors of premature birth. Progress in understanding the pathogenesis of periventricular white-matter injury requires the development of animal models that are relevant to the unique physiology of the preterm ...
Snibson Kenneth J - - 2006
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of preterm birth per se on airway function in adult sheep. Preterm birth was induced at approximately 0.89 of term. At approximately 1 year of age the authors measured pulmonary resistance (RL) and airway responsiveness before and after house dust ...
O'Rourke Nollag - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the past decade, laparoscopic procedures have become increasingly popular owing to decreased morbidity and convalescence compared with open procedures. The purpose of this review is to evaluate recent literature on laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy and make recommendations for anesthesia based on understanding of physiology of carbon ...
Zhang Hongying - - 2006
Protein kinase C (PKC) plays an important role in the regulation of uterine artery contractility and its adaptation to pregnancy. The present study tested the hypothesis that PKC differentially regulates alpha(1)-adrenoceptor-mediated contractions of uterine arteries isolated from nonpregnant (NPUA) and near-term pregnant (PUA) sheep. Phenylephrine-induced contractions of NPUA and PUA ...
Krohn Thomas C - - 2006
The reduction and control of allergens in the animal facility is important for staff working with laboratory animals. This study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of perforated Makrolon curtains in front of racks as a method to reduce the amount of allergen in the animal room. The experimental situation ...
Kolar Lucija - - 2006
We studied abamectin and doramectin excretion and their degradation in sheep faeces under field conditions on pasture after a single subcutaneous dose (0.2mg/kg body weight). In the excretion experiment, maximal abamectin concentration (1277 ng/g dry faeces) was detected on day 3, while doramectin concentration showed two peaks (2186 and 1780 ...
von Koch Cornelia S - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine how closely the surgically induced sheep myelomeningocele (MMC) model resembles the central nervous system derangements seen in human disease, and identify which aspects of MMC are the result of the early neuronal developmental defect, and which are secondary to the cerebrospinal ...
Evans Darren M - - 2005
Livestock grazing is a major driver of ecosystem change, and has been associated with significant declines in various bird species worldwide. In Britain, there is particular concern that severe grazing pressure is deleteriously affecting vegetation and birds in upland regions. However, the mechanism by which grazing affects birds is unclear. ...
Bergman Gerald - - 2005
The Ancon breed of sheep provided, for decades, a critical support for the existence of major evolutionary changes or jumps called "sports." Putative examples of sports have been used as evidence of rapid macroevolution since Darwin first discussed the Ancon sheep mutation in 1859. Ancon sheep had very short legs ...
McClaine Rebecca J - - 2005
Anesthetic exposure during pregnancy is viewed as a relatively routine medical practice. However, recent rodent studies have suggested that common anesthetic agents can damage the developing brain. Here we assessed this claim in a higher order species by exposing previously instrumented near-term pregnant sheep at gestational day 122 (+/-1) to ...
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