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- O'Brien, M.A.; McMichael, M.A.; Le Boedec, K.
- Journal of veterinary internal medicine 2018 v.32 no.5 pp. 1684-1691
- Blastomyces dermatitidis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; blastomycosis; blood serum; calcium; carbon dioxide; dogs; hematology; immunologic factors; ionization; lactic acid; lymph nodes; neutrophils; nutritional status; parathyroid hormone; prognosis; prospective studies; therapeutics; tuberculosis; vitamin D deficiency
- ... BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D is common in humans with tuberculosis, and adequate serum 25‐hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations may improve response to therapy. The pathomechanism of Blastomyces dermatitidis is similar to that of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but the 25(OH)D status of dogs with blastomycosis has not been investigated. OBJECTIVES: To determine if dogs with blastomycosis have low ...
- Bilodeau, Marie‐Ève; Achard, Damien; Francoz, David; Grimes, Carolyn; Desrochers, André; Nichols, Sylvain; Babkine, Marie; Fecteau, Gilles
- Journal of veterinary internal medicine 2018 v.32 no.5 pp. 1780-1786
- adults; cerebrospinal fluid; chi-square distribution; dairy cows; hospitals; immunologic factors; lactation; medical records; nutritional status; prediction; prognosis; retrospective studies; spinal cord; survival rate
- ... BACKGROUND: Threshold values for total nucleated cell count (TNCC) and protein concentration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of downer dairy cows suggestive of a spinal cord lesion were recently published. OBJECTIVES: Determine short‐ and long‐term survival of downer cows that underwent CSF analysis using the reported threshold values. Evaluate the prognostic value of these threshold values to predic ...