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73 (5) 303-306

Title: 
Lead poisoning in anseriformes diagnosed in Flanders
Author(s): 
P. TAVERNIER, K. CAUWERTS, A. VAN CAELENBERG, F. PASMANS, A. MARTEL, K. HERMANS
Abstract: 
Lead poisoning was diagnosed in 5 (16.6%) out of 30 living anseriformes and in 4 (4%) out of 99 dead anseriformes presented at the Bird Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty of Ghent University in the period 1 January 2002 to 1 July 2004. Only two cases out of five could be treated successfully by chelation therapy. Because of the low number of patients, it was not possible to determine the actual incidence of lead intoxication in anseriformes in Flanders. Since in a number of suspected cases the owners did not consent to further examination, these figures should be taken as minimal estimates. Routine clinical examination of anseriformes presented with debilitation, apparent paralysis or anaemia of unknown aetiology should include blood sampling for lead determination in ducks, geese and swans. Diagnostically important features of two cases of lead intoxication in anseriformes treated at the Bird Clinic are described in detail in this short communication.
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pp 303-306
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73 (5) 286-302

Title: 
Loodintoxicatie bij vogels en de problematiek van de jacht met loodhagel (Dutch)
Author(s): 
P. TAVERNIER
pp 286-302
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73 (6) 384-395

Title: 
Hoe kan het droogzetten van hoogproductieve melkkoeien in de praktijk het best gebeuren ? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
G. OPSOMER, S. DE VLIEGHER, A. DE KRUIF
pp 384-395
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73 (6) 374-384

Title: 
Het droogzetten van hoogproductieve melkkoeien: wat met de voeding ? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
G. OPSOMER, S. DE VLIEGHER, A. DE KRUIF
pp 374-384
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73 (6) 365-372

Title: 
Het droogzetten van melkvee: met of zonder antibiotica ? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
S. DE VLIEGHER, G. OPSOMER, L. DE MEULEMEESTER, A. DE KRUIF
pp 365-372
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74 (3) 217-221

Title: 
Congenital meningotheliomatous meningioma in a calf
Author(s): 
P. DEPREZ, D. EVERAERT, P. ANNÉ, G. VERCAUTEREN, R. DUCATELLE, G. VAN LOON
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A four-months-old Holstein Friesian calf was presented with a fast growing mass with extensive necrosis of the skin on the left side of the skull. On necropsy a tumor was found originating from the brain and protruding through the skull. Histological examination revealed a meningotheliomatous meningioma.
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pp 217-221
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74 (3) 205-216

Title: 
Nuclear medicine in oncology
Author(s): 
K. PEREMANS, V. KERSEMANS, T. BOSMANS, H. VAN BREE, C. VAN DE WIELE
Abstract: 
This review focuses on the possibilities of scintigraphy in the diagnosis, staging and therapy outcome of tumors in animals and man. A comparison is made with the current state of the art in human oncology and veterinary medicine. An overview is given concerning the working mechanism of the different commercially available radiopharmaceuticals, with emphasis on their specific use, depending on the clinical requests. Recent developments concerning new generations of radiopharmaceuticals which have the potential to offer more specificity and sensitivity, especially in the domain of therapy prediction and outcome, are mentioned. Despite its limitations, due for the most part to the limited system resolution and the lack of specificity of the currently available radiotracers, this modality offers additional diagnostic information compared to the conventional anatomical imaging techniques.
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pp 205-216
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74 (3) 193-204

Title: 
Diagnosis of brain tumors in dogs and cats: a review of the literature
Author(s): 
S. VAN MEERVENNE, H. VAN BREE, L. VAN HAM
Abstract: 
Primary brain tumors are the most common intracranial tumors in the dog. An incidence of 14.5 in 100 000 for dogs and 3.5 in 100 000 for cats has been suggested. At present the prevalence is estimated to be higher because of better diagnostic methods. These methods will be discussed in the present article. On the basis of the signalment, history and a complete physical and neurological examination, the presence of a brain lesion can be suspected. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis and X-ray examinations can be suggestive of a brain neoplasia, but computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are necessary to confirm the presence of an intracranial mass. The use of ultrasonography and scintigraphy are rather anecdotal diagnostic procedures, not commonly used in small animal neurology. A crucial step in obtaining a definitive diagnosis is the taking of a biopsy sample of the intracranial mass, preferably by a stereotactic CT-guided method.
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pp 193-204
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74 (3) 188-192

Title: 
Intraveneuze katheterkolonisatie en infectie door Serratia marcescens bij een Yorkshire Terriër (Dutch)
Author(s): 
F. BOYEN, I. VAN DE MAELE, S. DAMINET, F. HAESEBROUCK, A. DECOSTERE
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This report describes the colonization of an intravenous catheter by Serratia marcescens in a Yorkshire Terrier suffering from chronic renal insufficiency. As in this case, catheter related infections may be responsible for increased morbidity or even mortality rates in severely ill dogs.
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pp 188-192
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74 (3) 182-187

Title: 
Intraveneuze katheterinfecties bij de hond (Dutch)
Author(s): 
F. BOYEN, I. VAN DE MAELE, S. DAMINET, F. HAESEBROUCK, A. DECOSTERE
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pp 182-187
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