[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Eight dogs suffered chronic defecation problems characterised by severe dyschezia, manifested by signs of fear and vocalisation on defecation. One or more depigmented, discrete erosions, easily bleeding on palpation, were found in the perineal region. Histopathological changes included interface dermatitis, apoptotic keratinocytes, focal hydropic degeneration of basal epidermal cells, focal thickening of the basement membrane zone and dermal lichenoid infiltrations with mononuclear and plasma cells. A diagnosis of cutaneous or discoid lupus erythematosus was made on the basis of these clinical, physical and specific histopathological changes. The dogs were treated systemically with immunomodulating drugs and good results were obtained.
The Veterinary record 07/2004; 154(24):752-4. · 1.80 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Arthrographic quality and synovial inflammatory response were examined to compare the use of iopromide with that of iotrolan for arthrography of the scapulohumeral joint in 6 dogs. Radiographs obtained 1 and 3 minutes after injection of either nonionic compound were of similar quality, but radiographs obtained 5 minutes after injection of iotrolan were significantly (P less than 0.05) better than those obtained after injection of iopromide. Results of analysis of synovial fluid samples obtained at 1, 3, 7, and 14 days after injection of contrast media were not significantly different between the 2 groups. Histologic examination of synovium and articular cartilage 2 weeks after injection of iopromide or iotrolan revealed minimal inflammatory response for both contrast agents. Injection of iopromide and iotrolan into the scapulohumeral joints of dogs had less effect on synovial fluid than that reported after injection of ionic compounds.
American Journal of Veterinary Research 10/1992; 53(9):1622-6. · 1.35 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Two cases of severe necrotizing pneumonia in cats caused by Gram-negative bacteria called "Eugonic Fermenter 4a" (EF-4a) are described. The gross lesions resembled to those commonly seen with lung tuberculosis in other animal species.
Zentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin. Reihe B. Journal of veterinary medicine. Series B 07/1989; 36(4):314-6.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Three kittens in a litter of Persian cats showed, from the age of eight weeks, tremor, ataxia, dysmetria, progressive weakness and emaciation. Cytoplasmic vacuolation was observed in neurons, mesenchymal and epithelial cells of tissues taken post mortem. The alpha-mannosidase activity of brain tissue of one cat tested was 4.8 per cent of control values and the urine of two cats contained large amounts of mannose-rich oligosaccharides.
The Veterinary record 05/1988; 122(15):351-4. · 1.80 Impact Factor