By Debra C. Sellon DVM PhD DACVIM, Maureen Long DVM PhD DACVIM
Excellent for either practitioners and scholars, this accomplished source covers the analysis, therapy, and prevention of infectious disorder in horses. equipped via infectious agent - virus, bacterial and rickettsial, protazoal, and fungal - it contains entire assurance of the person ailments attributable to each one form of agent. a piece on medical difficulties examines stipulations equivalent to ocular infections, CNS infections, and pores and skin infections. It additionally addresses the significance of stopping and controlling infectious disorder outbreaks with insurance of epidemiology, biosecurity, antimicrobial treatment, and spotting international equine diseases.Full-color pictures and illustrations supply transparent, actual representations of the scientific visual appeal of infectious diseases.Features the latest details at the international probability of newly emergent illnesses reminiscent of African Horse Sickness.Includes a accomplished part at the prevention and regulate of infectious diseases.More than 60 professional individuals proportion their wisdom and services in equine infectious disease.A spouse CD-ROM, packaged with the booklet, contains entire references associated with PubMed.
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Also visible are thick mucosal folds of the palatum molle which almost completely obliterated the nasopharynx (arrowhead). Three weeks after transsphenoidal hypophysectomy, the cat no longer required insulin. 97 The soft tissue overgrowth included thickening of the skin, particularly of the head and neck, and enlargement of the tongue with respiratory stridor. The osseous changes caused widening of the interdental spaces, increasing stiffness, difficulty in standing up, and neck rigidity – due to articular cartilage proliferation, periarticular periosteal reaction, and severe spondylosis deformans.
99,106 However, the recommended cut-off value is high (1000 µg/l)99, which may lead to underdiagnosis. 111 When the diagnosis of acromegaly has been confirmed, the pituitary gland should be visualized by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (fig. 20). 114 A pre-entry test with a single intravenous injection of octreotide was introduced recently to evaluate the potential effectiveness of octreotide treatment in acromegalic cats. 120 As long as there are no species-specific antagonists, this approach is not an option for dogs and cats.
Progressive enlargement of the mass may give rise to severe neurological abnormalities such as pacing, head pressing, circling, and continuous howling. Seizures usually do not occur. 152 Physical examination can reveal a variety of signs, including dullness, one or more of the above neurological signs, weight loss due to increasing anorexia, and occasionally mydriasis with or without anisocoria. Ophthalmoscopic examination rarely reveals edema of the papilla. The mass effects may also appear rather suddenly.