Volume 1 Issue 2
Pericardial Cardiac Herniation and Strangulation in a Young Labrador Retriever
Scott D Reed*
Biventricular cardiac herniation through a rent in the apical pericardium in a two-year-old male Labrador retriever is described. The dog had no known history of thoracic surgery or trauma; nor did it have any history of other comorbidities. This case is compared to rare human pericardial rupture and heart luxation which is associated with high mortality and is a significant antemortem challenge diagnostically. In the veterinary literature, this is the first description of pericardial cardiac herniation.
Public Health Impact of Bovine Cysticercosis in Ethiopia: A review
Aschalew Assefa, Addis Getu and Kassahun Semie
Zoonotic effects of Bovine cysticercosis and its causative agents are metacestode at the stage of cestode and Taenia (T) saginata for humans. The reviewed result stated that the cosmopolitan and its distribution of Bovine cysticercosis are common in the world. Distribution is associated with economic conditions, religious and close proximity of humans to cattle. Its life cycle is indirect and entirely dependent on the link between man and cattle. So, this review was indicated that any break between human and cattle results in the total elimination of the parasites. Cysts of Cysticercus (C.)
Effects of IL-8 and TIMP-2 on In Vitro Term Canine Trophoblast Migration, Invasion, and Proliferation
Justine M. Gullaba, Persia R. Neumann, and Michelle A. Kutzler*
Abnormal canine trophoblast physiology in late gestation can result in postpartum complications including subinvolution of placental sites and placental retention. Understanding normal late gestation canine trophoblast physiology provides a basis for future studies aimed at characterizing postpartum placenta-related disorders. The objective of the current study was to characterize term canine trophoblast migration, invasion, and proliferation in vitro.
Demecolcine Can Overcome Rat Oocyte Spontaneous Activation
Jie Zhu*, Dasari Amarnath, Inchul Choi, Yukio Tsunoda, Keith Campbell*
To inhibit oocyte spontaneous activation is an important key for the success of rat somatic cell nuclear transfer. In order to achieve this we focused on optimizing rat oocyte activation with strontium chloride (SrCl2), timing of oocyte activation and extension of in vitro culture of rat oocytes without compromising their developmental competence. First, we proved that 10mM SrCl2 combined with either 5μg/mL CytochalasinB (CB) or 2mM 6-dimethylaminopurine (DMAP) could equally, effectively activate rat oocytes and resulted in blastocyst rate of around 50%, also no difference in the mean cell number/ blastocyst was observed between the two groups.