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Journal: Australian veterinary journal


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


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


Significant proportions of horses leave the Australian Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industries, which has ramifications for both the economic sustainability and the public perception of racing. The aim of this study was to quantify potential horse wastage, describe the destinations of exiting horses and identify risk factors for horses going to these destinations.

Concepts: Sustainability, Purebred, Horse racing, Standardbred horse, Arabian horse, Breed registry, Horse gait, Patti Smith


The objective of this study was to assess the effects of both short-term anaerobic exercise and long-term aerobic exercise on leptin, adiponectin and irisin concentrations in both sprint and endurance canine athletes.

Concepts: Obesity, Strength training, Exercise physiology, Aerobic exercise, Anaerobic exercise, Fartlek


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 investigate if the label information and nutrient composition of commercial cat foods are accurate and compliant with the Australian Standard (AS 5812-2011) and if they meet the nutritional requirements of an adult cat.

Concepts: Nutrition, Essential nutrient, Label, Broadsheet, Meeting, News Corporation


Avian influenza viruses (AIVs) are found worldwide in numerous bird species, causing significant disease in gallinaceous poultry and occasionally other species. Surveillance of wild bird reservoirs provides an opportunity to add to the understanding of the epidemiology of AIVs.

Concepts: Virus, Influenza, Avian influenza, Bird


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 evaluate the extent, costs, demands and expectations of Australian veterinary practices in the treatment of wildlife, to identify potential risks to animal welfare based on the current situation and to propose recommendations for improvements.