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Journal: Australian veterinary journal


To determine if postoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) or cortisol concentrations were significantly changed between dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy by an experienced or inexperienced surgeon. As part of the Charles Sturt University teaching program, 45 bitches from an animal shelter were surgically sterilised between March and October 2010.

Concepts: Empiricism, Experience, Philosophy of science, C-reactive protein, Dog, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Charles Sturt, Charles Sturt University


To investigate the cause of an outbreak of bovine cysticercosis (Taenia saginata) infection on a cattle property in north-western New South Wales (NSW).

Concepts: New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria, Taenia saginata, Taenia solium, National Rugby League, Parramatta Eels, Wests Tigers


The primary objectives of this research were to describe the indications for mechanical ventilation, the duration of mechanical ventilation and probability of survival in dogs and cats with respiratory failure induced by the Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus).

Concepts: Parasites, Pulmonology, Tick, Acari, Ixodes, Duration, Ixodes holocyclus, Tick paralysis


To evaluate the effect of Equivac® HeV Hendra virus vaccine on Thoroughbred racing performance.

Concepts: Microbiology, Vaccine, Vaccination, Thoroughbred, Hendra virus


To describe the influence of the dingo (Canis lupus dingo) on the past, present and future distributions of sheep in Australia.

Concepts: Future, Australia, Canidae, Gray Wolf, Coyote, Canis, Dingo, Thylacine


A 6-year-old neutered male British Shorthair cat presented with two rapidly growing subcutaneous masses, one over each thoracic wall. High-grade, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was confirmed following histopathology, immunohistochemistry and PCR analysis for antigen receptor re-arrangements. Following biopsy there was rapid regression of the remaining neoplastic tissue with no medical treatment. The cat relapsed 3 months later, with poor response to therapy, and was euthanased.

Concepts: Medicine, Cancer, Anatomical pathology, Histology, Lymphoma, Cat, Neutering, British Shorthair


During February 2014, a yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) and glossy black cockatoo (C. lathami) housed in aviaries on a property in Wamuran, Queensland, were submitted for postmortem. Histopathology and molecular diagnostics demonstrated the presence of Plasmodium sp. infection. The Plasmodium isolate identified has previously only been reported as infecting a healthy wild rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) in Australia.

Concepts: Immune system, Plasmodium, Transmission and infection of H5N1, Cockatoo, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo


To develop a technique for permanent sterilisation of female eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) and red kangaroos (M. rufus) as part of a large-scale macropod management program on an enclosed 1545-ha site in western Sydney.

Concepts: Macropus, Macropods, Marsupials of Australia, Kangaroo, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Red Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo


To estimate the prevalence of macroscopic Sarcocystis spp., Cysticercus ovis and Echinococcus granulosus recorded at routine postmortem inspection of Tasmanian slaughter sheep during 2007 to 2013.

Concepts: Parasites, Cysticercosis, Slaughterhouse


To determine if a pre-milking teat disinfection protocol would reduce the incidence of clinical mastitis by greater than 50%.

Concepts: Medical statistics, Queensland