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77 (3) 187-189

Title: 
Aandachtspunten bij het opsporen van BVDV-dragers (Dutch)
Author(s): 
J. LAUREYNS
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pp 187-189
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77 (4) 269-271

Title: 
Moleculaire diagnostiek van infectieziekten bij gezelschapsvogels en reptielen (Dutch)
Author(s): 
A. MARTEL, F. PASMANS
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pp 269-271
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77 (5) 335-341

Title: 
Verbeterde tumoridentificatie, -prognose en -therapieopvolging met immunohistochemie (Dutch)
Author(s): 
K. CHIERS, G. VERCAUTEREN, R. DUCATELLE
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pp 335-341
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77 (6) 435-441

Title: 
Diagnosestelling van ovarieel restsyndroom bij hond en kat (Dutch)
Author(s): 
A. VAN SOOM, B. VAN GOETHEM, T. RIJSSELAERE
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pp 435-441
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78 (1) 56-61

Title: 
Malignant catharral fever: a wolf in sheep’s clothing
Author(s): 
B. PARDON, H. NOLLET, S. MAES, P. DEPREZ
Abstract: 
During recent years an increasing number of outbreaks of Malignant Catharral Fever (MCF) in cattle hasbeen reported in several European countries. The clinical picture also seems to be changing: the disease usedto be characterized by a low morbidity and a high mortality, but large outbreaks with high morbidity and highmortality have recently been reported in several European countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands.This evolution implies that MCF becomes increasingly an economically important disease. In this article anoverview is presented on the current knowledge on MCF with emphasis on epidemiology, diagnosis and preventivemeasures. Due to the high seroprevalence in adult sheep and the absence of protective vaccines forcattle, the conclusion of this review is that at this moment prevention of MCF in cattle mainly depends on thestringent avoidance of all contacts between sheep and cattle.
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pp 56-61
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78 (2) 121-129

Title: 
The use of magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of intracranial lesions in three cats
Author(s): 
K. Kromhout, I. Gielen, A. Van Caelenberg, L. Van Ham, H. van Bree
Abstract: 
In recent years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been considered to be an important breakthrough inmedical diagnostic imaging and it is demanding its place in veterinary medicine. To demonstrate the ability of MRIfor the detection of intracranial lesions, three feline cases involving neurological abnormalities are analyzed individuallyand the possible differential diagnosis is discussed.
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pp 121-129
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78 (3) 196-200

Title: 
The direct costs of infections with gastrointestinal nematodes and liver fluke in the Flemish dairy population
Author(s): 
J. CHARLIER, M. SANDERS, J. VERCRUYSSE
Abstract: 
The objective of this study was to estimate the direct costs of gastrointestinal nematode and liver fluke infectionsin the Flemish dairy population. First of all, the population at risk, the prevalence of production-limiting infections,the effects on animal production, the monetary value of animal products and the frequency and cost of ananthelmintic treatment were defined through a study and interpretation of specialist literature. Secondly, these elementswere incorporated in a spreadsheet and the annual costs were assessed for each infection. The annual cost ofgastrointestinal nematode infections was estimated at € 10.719.909 or € 38 per adult cow. The annual cost of liverfluke infections was estimated at € 8.270.765 or € 30 per adult cow. These figures do not present the average costof an infected animal, but reflect the relative importance of the disease. The results of this study emphasize thevalue of incorporating both infections in animal health programs.
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pp 196-200
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78 (4) 276-281

Title: 
Ultrasonography of the ovaries in the sow: a helpful tool to determine the time of insemination
Author(s): 
E. DE JONG, C. VANDERHAEGHE, A. LOPÈZ-RODRÍGUEZ, P. SIMOENS, A. VAN SOOM, A. DE KRUIF, D. MAES
Abstract: 
During the last decades, the use of ultrasound as a fast and accurate tool for pregnancy diagnosis in sows hasincreased. Ultrasonography has also shown to be an appropriate method to visualize the ovaries of gilts and sows toeither determine the time of ovulation or to diagnose ovarian dysfunctions. By monitoring the ovaries before thefirst insemination in gilts, or after weaning in sows, it is possible to estimate the time of ovulation and subsequentlyto determine the optimal time of insemination. Therefore ultrasound testing can be a helpful tool in herds sufferingfrom reproductive failure due to insufficient estrous detection and subsequently an incorrect insemination time.Ultrasonography can also be used for diagnosing ovarian abnormalities, such as ovarian cysts and inactive ovaries.In this way, it can be helpful in the decision to cull sows that are not suitable for breeding purposes. Ultrasoundtesting of the ovaries may therefore be advised as a tool to solve and prevent fertility problems in specific pig herds.
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pp 276-281
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78 (5) 365-371

Title: 
Laparoscopie in de gezelschapsdierenpraktijk, Deel 1: instrumentarium en basisprincipes (Dutch)
Author(s): 
B. VAN GOETHEM, M. BOSCH, L. STEGEN
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Paper in Dutch
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pp 365-371
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78 (6) 443-449

Title: 
Laparoscopie in de gezelschapsdierenpraktijk (Dutch)
Author(s): 
B. VAN GOETHEM, M. BOSCH, L. STEGEN
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pp 443-449
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