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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


Proximal renal tubulopathy was reported in Australian dogs with markedly increased frequency from September 2007.

Concepts: Bird, Chicken Treat


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


To assess the effectiveness of controlled-release devices (CRDs) for providing zinc and for estimating faecal output in alpacas and sheep at pasture.


Compare footbathing and vaccination for control of footrot during a transmission period in a sheep flock deliberately infected with multiple strains of Dichelobacter nodosus.


To investigate the genotype and diversity of Pasteurella multocida present in pig herds and to determine the extent of overlap with isolates from poultry flocks in Australia.


To assess ability to eliminate different strains of footrot in sheep using inspection and culling of affected sheep.