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Intraocular pressure and Schirmer tear test results in clinically normal Long-Eared Hedgehogs (Hemiechinus auritus): reference values.
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PMID:  22050958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective  The present study was undertaken to establish reference values for Schirmer tear test (STT) and intraocular pressure (IOP) in the long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus). Animals  Fourteen healthy long-eared hedgehogs (H. auritus) of either sex were studied. Procedures  The hedgehogs were individually immobilized with an intramuscular injection of combined Ketamine (20 mg/kg) and Diazepam (0.5 mg/kg), and each animal underwent ophthalmic examinations including: STT, tonometry, biomicroscopy, and indirect ophthalmoscopy. Results  No significant effects of animal gender, weight, side (right vs. left eye) were found in this study. Mean (SD) STT values for all eyes (n = 28) were 1.7 ± 1.2 mm/1 min with a range of 0-4 mm/1 min. Mean STT in male animals was 2.2 ± 1.2. Mean STT in female Hedgehogs was 1.3 ± 1.1. Mean (SD) IOP values by applanation tonometry were 20.1 ± 4.0 mmHg (range 11.5-26.5 mmHg). Mean (SD) IOP values by applanation tonometry were 18.2 ± 4.0 and 22.0 ± 3.2 mmHg for males and females, respectively. Conclusions  This study reports STT and IOP findings in long-eared hedgehogs (H. auritus).
Masoud Selk Ghaffari; Ramin Hajikhani; Farzin Sahebjam; Hessamodin Akbarein; Habib Golezardy
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-5224     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-11-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100887377     Medline TA:  Vet Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University-Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, School of Veterinary Sciences University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
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