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Changes in the Concentrations of Some Plasma Proteins During Acute Inflammation in Dogs

References 1. Mc Grotty, Y. & Knottenbelt, C. (2002). Significance of plasma protein abnormalities in dogs and cats, Practice, 24, 512-517. DOI: 10.1136/inpract.24.9.512 2. Kaneko, J.J. (1995). Serum proteins and dysproteinemias. In: Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals, Kaneko JJ., 4th edition, Copyright © by Academic Press, Inc., 144-163. 3. Hines, R. (2009). Normal feline and canine blood values. Blood, temperature, urine and other values for your dog and cat, www.2ndchance

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Evaluation of the Number of Gastric Mucoid Epitheliocytes and Parietal Cells in Relation to the Amount of Helicobacteria in the Fundic Gland Region of Domestic Dogs (Canis Familiaris)

References 1. Arhipova, I., & Bāliņa, S. (2003). Statistika ekonomikā . Rīga: Datorzinību centrs. 2. Carson, F.L. (1997). Histotechnology: A Self-Instructional Text . Chicago: ASCP Press. 3. Diker, K.S., Haziroglu, R., Akan, M., Celik, S., & Kabacki, N. (2002). The prevalence, colonization sites and pathological effects of gastric helicobacters in dogs. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences , 26, 345–351. 4. Eaton, K.A., Dewhirst, F.E., Paster, B.J., Tzellas, N., Coleman, B.E., Paola, J., & Sherding, R. (1996). Prevalence and varieties

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Comparative Evaluation of Biochemical Parameters During Urinary Infection in Maltese and Belgian Shepherd Dogs

REFERENCES Bubenik, L.J., Hosgood, G.L., Waldron, D.R. & Snow, L.A. (2007). Frequency of urinary tract infection in catheterized dogs and comparison of bacterial culture and susceptibility testing results for catheterized and noncatheterized dogs with urinary tract infections. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. , 231(6): 893-899. Delacroix, S.E. Jr. & Winters, J.C. (2010). Urinary tract injures: recognition and management. Clin.Colon.Rectal Surg. , 23(2): 104-112. Fearnley I.M., Walker, J.E., Martinus, R.D., Jolly, R.D., Kirkland, K.B., Shaw, G

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Detection of Animal Occurrence Using an Unmanned System

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In recent decades, there has been an increase in the work speed and breadth of agricultural technology used to mow grasses. This modernization has resulted in a decline in wildlife. There are several conventional ways to prevent these losses. The most well-known and simplest technique is to search for wild animals using dogs and a phalanx. The dogs are trained to systematically search the area and drive the animals out. Efficiency is increased when visiting a site regularly, thus disturbing the animals, which are then consequently less likely to fawn. The effectiveness of the swarm line depends on the number of participants involved. The recommended spacing is set at 1–3 m. An effective modern means seems to be the use of an unmanned system and thermal cameras. This article presents a proof of concept of a detection system that is capable of detecting the object searched for in grassy vegetation with more than 96% success, regardless of the flight level. The study contributes to automated detection based on the basic principles of threshold.

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Assessment of Maximum Cross-Sectional Area and Volume of the Canine Biceps Brachii – Brachialis Muscles

horizons in thoracic limb surgery (pp. 71–73). Dublin: British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association. Retrieved September 21, 2018, from http://www.bsavaportal.com/Portals/5/BVOA/files/BVOA Proceedings Dublin meeting Autumn 2010.pdf?ver=2017-07-06-051859-040#page=72. 4. Fitzpatrick, N., & Yeadon, R. (2009). Working algorithm for treatment decision making for developmental disease of the medial compartment of the elbow in dogs. Veterinary Surgery , 38 (2), 285–300. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2008.00495. 5. Groth, A. M., Benigni, L., & Moores, A. P., Lamb, C. R

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Constraints Faced by Commercial Poultry Farmers in Waste Management Practices in Kogi and Kwara States, Nigeria

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This study assessed the constraints faced by commercial poultry farmers in waste management practices in Kogi and Kwara States, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from randomly selected 138 and 125 registered commercial poultry farmers from both states, giving a total sample size of 263 for the study. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data for the study. Results of analysis showed that mean age was 46.7 years, farm size was 991 birds and poultry farming experience was 11 years. Also, majority were male (82.0 %), married (88.8 %), had tertiary education (94.0 %). Mean age of farm was 9 years. Poultry dropping was the most (mean = 2.36) generated waste in the study area. The most prevalent waste management methods used by poultry farmers were open dumping around the farm (mean = 2.23), giving wastes free to the public as farmyard manure (mean = 2.16), poultry wastes are dumped in a nearby bush (mean = 2.09), dead birds are buried in a pit near the farm (mean = 2.08), dead birds are thrown into a nearby bush (mean = 2.01) and dead birds are burnt inside a pit or in a heap near the farm (mean = 2.01). The major constraints faced by farmers in waste management practices were lack of awareness on how to use the wastes productively (mean = 4.06), no agricultural land nearby where wastes can be used (mean = 3.69), excessive odour from waste (mean = 3.66), high cost of chemical treatment (mean = 3.56), high transportation cost (mean = 3.24) and high cost of private waste management agencies (mean = 3.01). Results of Multiple Regression Analysis show that poultry wastes used as farm yard manure, burnt and buried in a pit, sun-dried and burnt and given freely to interested farm workers had inverse significant relationship to constraints while dumping of poultry wastes around the farm, nearby bush and to animals such as dogs had positive significant relationship to constraints faced by respondents in waste management. The study concluded that the level of constraints faced by commercial poultry farmers in waste management practices was high (mean = 3.39) in the study area. The study recommends among others the needs for existing poultry farmers association to include programmes that will enlighten members on poultry waste management practices that will not have negative effect upon their birds and the environments.

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Potential Suitable Methods for Measuring the Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy: a Review

, Ohta M (2009): Dog’s gaze at its owner increases owner’s urinary oxytocin during social interaction. Hormones and Behavior, 55, 434-441. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2008.12.002. Nimer J, Lundahl B (2007): Animal-assisted therapy: a meta-analysis. Anthrozoös, 20, 225-238. doi: 10.2752/089279307X224773. Odendaal JSJ (2000): Animal-assisted therapy – magic or medicine? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 49, 275-280. Orlandi M, Trangeled K, Mambrini A, Tagliani M, Ferrarini A, Zanetti L, Tartarini R, Pacetti P, Cantore M (2007

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German Shepherd Dog Milk Composition and Its Changes During Lactation

References Abderhalden E (1899): The relations of the rate of growth of the suckling to the composition of the milk in the dog, pig, sheep, goat and guinea pig. Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie, 27, 408-462. (in German) Adkins Y, Lepine AJ, Lönnerdal B (2001): Changes in protein and nutrient composition of milk throughout lactation in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 62, 1266-1272. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.2001.62.1266. Anderson HD, Elvehjem CA, Gonce JE (1940): A comparison of the nutritive values of raw

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A comparison of grassland vegetation from three agri-environment conservation measures

species for high-quality grassland based on the High Nature Value plant species list recommended by O’Neill et al . (2013) . Briza media * * * Grass Soft brome Bromus hordeaceus * * * Grass Crested dogs tail Cynosurus cristatus * * * Grass Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata * * * Grass Tufted hair grass Deschampsia cespitosa * * Grass Couch Elytrigia repens * * * Grass Flote grass Glyceria fluitans * * * Grass Reed sweet- grass Glyceria maxima

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Changes in Quality of Native and Frozenthawed Semen in Relation to Two Collections Performed in a 24-hour Interval and Adition of Clarified Egg Yolk to Extender

between sperm viability as determined by flow cytometry and nonreturn rate of diary bulls. Journal of Andrology, 26, 98–106. England GCW (1999): Semen quality in dogs and the influence of short-interval second ejaculation. Theriogenology, 52, 981–986. doi: 10.1016/S0093-691X(99)00187-9. Farstad W (2008): Cryopreservation of canine semen: new challenges. In: Proc. 6 th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, Vienna, Austria, 79–81. Fernández-Santos MR, Esteso MC, Montoro V, Soler AJ, Garde JJ (2006): Cryopreservation of Iberian red

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