2009 - 78 (6)

Volume 78 (2009), nr. 6

78 (6) 450-456

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Paper in Dutch
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pp 450-456
Question and answer

78 (6) 443-449

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

78 (6) 440-442

Title: 
Epididymal carcinoma in a dog
Author(s): 
H. DE BOSSCHERE, N. DESPLENTER, K. DE NAEGEL
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Tumors of the epididymis are extremely rare in domestic animals. Most of the tumors in the epididymisare invading testicular tumors. The present case is a description of an epididymal papillary carcinoma in a dog.
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pp 440-442
Case report(s)

78 (6) 436-439

Title: 
Hemangiosarcoma of the third eyelid in a horse
Author(s): 
B. WEGGE, M. VANDECASTEELE, F. GASTHUYS, K. CHIERS, R. DUCATELLE
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A 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare was referred to the equine clinic of the Faculty of VeterinaryMedicine (Ghent University) for a mass on the third eyelid of the right eye. The horse had been having arecurrent red-tinged ocular discharge for several months. After complete ophthalmologic examination, a largepart of the third eyelid was surgically excised and submitted for histopathologic examination. Thehistopathologic examination revealed a proliferation of blood-filled vascular spaces lined by a single layer offlattened cells, which were identified as endothelial cells using immunohistochemistry. The tumor wasidentified as a cavernous low-grade hemangiosarcoma. No complications were reported six months aftersurgery.
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pp 436-439
Case report(s)

78 (6) 429-435

Title: 
Serosurvey for viruses associated with reproductive failure in newly introduced gilts and in multiparous sows in Belgian sow herds
Author(s): 
D. J. LEFEBVRE, K. VAN REETH, F. VANGROENWEGHE, D. MAES, E. VAN DRIESSCHE, M. LAITAT, H.J. NAUWYNCK
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A serosurvey for viruses associated with reproductive disorders was conducted in 25 conventional Belgianfarms. Serum antibody titers for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcinecircovirus type 2 (PCV2), porcine parvovirus (PPV), porcine enteroviruses (PEV) and swine influenza viruses(SIV) were determined in gilts and sows. All the animals were seropositive for PCV2 and >95% wereseropositive for all 4 embryopathogenic PEV serotypes. Consequently, special preventive measures appear tobe unnecessary for these viruses. In 1 farm, non-vaccinated gilts were found to run a risk of developing PPVinducedreproductive disorders. Vaccination against PPV could exclude this risk. In 10 farms, gilts seronegativefor one or more specific SIV subtypes were introduced into a herd that had previously been infected with thesame subtypes. Vaccination of gilts against SIV may prevent reproductive disorders in gilts and respiratoryproblems in their offspring. In 1 farm, newly purchased gilts that were possibly shedding PRRSV wereintroduced into a PRRSV seronegative sow herd. Serological screening prior to purchase or vaccination of thesows could have resolved this dangerous situation.
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pp 429-435
Original article(s)

78 (6) 419-428

Title: 
Prevalence of radiographic findings in candidate sires (2001-2008)
Author(s): 
D. VERWILGHEN, D. SERTEYN, F. PILLE, G. BOLEN, J. SAUNDERS, S. GRULKE, V. BUSONI
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Radiographic screening of horses prior to purchase or admission to studbooks has become an importanttool for evaluating the osteo-articular status of the animals. Developmental orthopedic disorders (DOD) arethe main cause of potential lameness in youngsters. The genetic factor associated with DOD has beenestablished, and specific selection schemes have been developed to diminish the prevalence of lesions.Increasing knowledge of prevalence in different breeds may help in developing specific breeding strategies.This article presents the results of the radiographic screening of 676 stallions presented for sire admissionto the Royal Belgian Sports Horse Society (Studbook sBs). On average, two radiographic findings were notedper horse. The prevalence of DOD in this population was 38.9%. A high percentage of horses showedradiographic signs of effusion of the distal interphalangeal joint. An uncommon fragment location at theproximal tubercle of the talus was found in 7 horses. The present paper presents a review and discussion ofall the radiographic findings.
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pp 419-428
Original article(s)

78 (6) 408-418

Title: 
Lamellar corneal graft in brachycephalic and dolichocephalic dogs: a retrospective study of 20 cases
Author(s): 
E. CAPIAU, S. VREDEVELD, I. POLIS
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Descemetocoele and acute perforation of the cornea are a common eye problem in dogs. Lamellar keratoplastyand nictitating membrane flap were used in 20 dogs with progressive ulceration of the cornea (21 eyes). Sixteen dogswere brachycephalic or had a physiological exophthalmos, and 4 dogs were dolichocephalic. In all cases, after flapremoval, the transplant showed edema and vascularization. In addition, the transplant became granulated, though thisgranulation gradually cleared up later on. As for the post-operative complications, focal wound dehiscence wasobserved in one case and pigmentation was seen in all cases, though the pigmentation was more pronounced in thebrachycephalic dogs. Enucleation of an eye was performed in 1 dog because of glaucoma. In 17 of the dogs, completerestoration of vision occurred, while in 2 dogs the vision remained diminished due to pigmentation. Lamellarkeratoplasty is an adequate technique in the treatment of deep ulcerations of the cornea in dogs.
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pp 408-418
Original article(s)

78 (6) 401-407

Title: 
Perifere zenuwschedetumoren bij kleine huisdieren: een literatuuroverzicht en classificatie (Dutch)
Author(s): 
I. CORNELIS, L. VAN HAM
Abstract: 
Paper in Dutch
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pp 401-407
Review(s)

78 (6) 388-400

Title: 
Megaoesofagus bij de hond en de kat (Dutch)
Author(s): 
A. VAN HAM, A. VANHAESEBROUCK, I. POLIS, L. VAN HAM
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Paper in Dutch
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pp 388-400
Review(s)

78 (6) 383-387

Title: 
Vanwaar de naam Malassezia ? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
E.J. TJALSMA
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Paper in Dutch
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pp 383-387
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