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73 (1) 44-52

Titel: 
Integrated dairy herd health management as the basis for prevention
Auteur(s): 
A. DE KRUIF, G. OPSOMER
Samenvatting: 
The traditional role of the veterinarian as the healer of individual sick cows has been complemented by the delivery of integrated health programmes concentrating on the prevention of diseases and the performance of the dairy herd. Modern animal health care requires excellent housing facilities and a close cooperation between a competent veterinarian and a skilled farmer/manager. An integrated herd health programme plays a key role in preventing diseases. This will improve animal health and welfare and guarantee a high quality and wholesomeness of foods from animal origin. Nevertheless medicines remain necessary, but must be administered under strict controlled conditions.
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pp 44-52
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73 (3) 194-201

Titel: 
Ervaringen en verwachtingspatroon van hondeneigenaars bij de aanschaf van een hond
Auteur(s): 
R. DE MEESTER, H. VAN BREE, J.H. SAUNDERS, F. COOPMAN
pp 194-201
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73 (3) 188-193

Titel: 
Reptielen en de wet
Auteur(s): 
D. VANCRAEYNEST, F. PASMANS, E. VAN TILBURGH
pp 188-193
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73 (5) 344-350

Titel: 
Mogelijkheden voor de behandeling van hypercortisolisme bij hond en kat
Auteur(s): 
S. BHATTI, S. DAMINET
Samenvatting: 
Bij spontaan hypercortisolisme (syndroom van Cushing) wordt het dier chronisch blootgesteld aanovermatige hoeveelheden endogeen cortisol. Dit is een frequent gediagnosticeerde endocriene aandoeningbij de hond en is bij de kat vrij zeldzaam. De keuze van de behandeling van hypercortisolisme hangt nietalleen af van de oorzaak (hypofyse- of bijnierschorstumor), maar ook van de ervaring van de dierenarts.Verschillende behandelingsmethoden zijn mogelijk, zoals medicamenteuze therapie of gesofisticeerdechirurgie. De meest aangewezen behandelingsmethoden zullen worden besproken.
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pp 344-350
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73 (6) 424-428

Titel: 
De fotodynamische behandeling van een oppervlakkig plaveiselcelcarcinoom van de neusspiegel bij een kat
Auteur(s): 
E. VINCK, H. VINCK, B. CAGNIE, D. CAMBIER
Samenvatting: 
The objective of this case report was to demonstrate the feasibility of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of feline superficial squamous cell carcinoma and to illustrate its approachability in veterinarian practice. Photodynamic therapy using topical 5-aminolaevulinic acid was applied on a superficial squamous cell carcinoma at the nasal planum of a cat. After applying of the cream, the irradiation wasperformed with a red Light Emitting Diode contrivance with a wave length of 660 nm. The following day, the tumour area was erythematous and oedematous. On the second day after the treatment a scab was formed. The response rate was encouraging as visual observation of the tumour area revealed a removal of the malignant cells and recovery of the normal epithelialised skin structure two months after the treatment. A follow-up period up to two years revealed no recurrence. These promising results demonstrate that photodynamic therapy should be considered as treatment modality for early stage superficial squamous cell carcinoma.
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pp 424-428
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73 (6) 420-423

Titel: 
Bevestiging van de ziektegeschiedenis van isosporose bij 10-18 dagen oude biggen door coprologisch routineonderzoek
Auteur(s): 
P. HEYLEN, K. DESMET, P. VYT, D. GEVAERT
Samenvatting: 
Isosporosis in suckling piglets causes clinical and especially subclinical problems on many pig farms. During an organized screening, the diagnosis was made via faeces examination. In 83% of 63 herds with a possible history of isosporosis, oocysts were detected in on average 40% of the examined litters. Isosporosis was more frequently found on smaller farms and on the largest farms. Farrowing pens with full grids appeared to be less infected. The percentage of positive litters appeared to decrease with an increasing time interval between 2 consecutive sows in the pen. The routine disinfection methods after cleaning the pens appeared to have no effect. This screening mainly shows that coprological examination is an appropriate method to confirm the history of isosporosis on a pig farm.
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pp 420-423
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74 (5) 375-383

Titel: 
De rol van de dierenarts in de moderne varkenshouderij
Auteur(s): 
D. MAES
pp 375-383
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74 (5) 364-374

Titel: 
Kritische evaluatie van de omgeving in Belgische honden fokkerijen gedurende de socialisatie periode van de pups
Auteur(s): 
R. DE MEESTER, C. MOONS, H. VAN BREE, F. COOPMAN
Samenvatting: 
Different authors emphasize the role of an appropriate early environment during the juvenile period in the prevention of behavioral problems in puppies. In the present study, the authors investigate whether the conditions in which Belgian breeders raise and sell puppies meet the recommendations posed in the scientific literature. A questionnaire consisting of 20 questions was returned by 48 breeders. From the results it could be concluded that in all the breeding kennels both major and minor deviations from the conditions recommended in the literature were found. In a high percentage of the kennels that were examined, weaning occurs when the puppies are too young, the remaining puppies are kept solitary after the others have been sold, and not enough unfamiliar visual, olfactory and acoustic stimuli or toys are provided. A significant percentage of the puppies never leave the kennels and have no regular contact (or no contact at all) with unfamiliar humans or other non-canine animals. This leads to the conclusion that in a significant percentage of the breeding kennels the environment may not provide a solid basis for proper socialization. Consequently, efforts made by the new owners to achieve socialization are crucial. Depending on the number of breeding bitches in the kennel, the nature and degree of the deficiency will vary. In larger kennels the conditions seem to be less suitable than in smaller kennels (up to19 breeding bitches).However, a larger scale study is needed to confirm the tendencies that were found in this preliminary investigation. If these tendencies are confirmed, then amendments should be made in the Belgian legislation concerning the recognition of dog breeding kennels.
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pp 364-374
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75 (4) 300-305

Titel: 
Ziekten van de zwartstaartprairiehond (cynomys ludovicianus)
Auteur(s): 
B. HANSSENS, A. VAN CAELENBERG, K. HERMANS
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pp 300-305
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75 (4) 290-299

Titel: 
De zwartstaartprairiehond (cynomys ludovicianus) in de dierenartsenpraktijk
Auteur(s): 
B. HANSSENS, K. HERMANS
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pp 290-299
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