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75 (4) 254-261

Title: 
Methicillineresistente Staphylococcus aureus-stammen bij dieren: een gevaar voor de gezondheid van dier en mens? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
F. HAESEBROUCK, D. VANCRAEYNEST, K. HERMANS, B. CATRY, P. BUTAYE, A. DECOSTERE
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pp 254-261
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75 (5) 353-363

Title: 
Clostridium perfringens bij pluimvee: ubiquitaire kiem, normale darmbewoner of pathogeen? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
F. VAN IMMERSEEL, L. TIMBERMONT, A. LANCKRIET, A.R. GHOLAMIANDEHKORDI, F. PASMANS, F. HAESEBROUCK, R. DUCATELLE
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pp 353-363
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75 (6) 439-449

Title: 
Niet-infectieuze oorzaken van neonatale problemen en sterfte bij kittens (Dutch)
Author(s): 
B. FRANCOIS, T. RIJSSELAERE, A. VAN SOOM
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pp 439-449
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76 (2) 103-116

Title: 
The occurrence and clinical significance of enterohepatic Helicobacter species in laboratory rodents
Author(s): 
L.M. CEELEN, F. HAESEBROUCK, R. DUCATELLE, A. DECOSTERE
Abstract: 
To date, 13 enterohepatic Helicobacter species have been detected in laboratory rodents. Some of these species, in particular Helicobacter hepaticus and Helicobacter bilis, cause disease in immunocompromised and immunocompetent laboratory mice, rats and/or hamsters. In addition, subclinical infections with these bacteria may interfere with results obtained from experimental research in these animals and thus may lead to faulty interpretation of the data. Some laboratory rodent-associated Helicobacter species may also be considered zoonotic agents. Apart from Helicobacter hepaticus, the pathogenesis of Helicobacter infections has not been studied extensively, a fact which means there are substantial gaps in the comprehension of the virulence mechanisms of enterohepatic Helicobacter species associated with laboratory rodents. For all these reasons, the potential importance of these bacterial pathogens cannot be overlooked and undoubtedly merits further investigation.
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pp 103-116
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76 (2) 91-102

Title: 
Moderne technieken voor kreupelheidsonderzoek bij het paard: beter dan de klinische blik? (Dutch)
Author(s): 
M. OOSTERLINCK, F. PILLE, M. DUMOULIN, F. GASTHUYS
Abstract: 
Paper in Dutch
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pp 91-102
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76 (2) 81-90

Title: 
Indicaties voor en complicaties bij de keizersnede bij het rund (Dutch)
Author(s): 
B. LINDENBERGH, I. KOLKMAN, J. LAUREYNS, A. DE KRUIF, G. OPSOMER, S. DE VLIEGHER
Abstract: 
Paper in Dutch
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pp 81-90
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76 (2) 69-80

Title: 
Non-surgical treatment of feline hyperthyroidism: options and considerations
Author(s): 
I. VAN HOEK, K. PEREMANS, T. WAELBERS, E. VANDERMEULEN, S. DAMINET
Abstract: 
Feline hyperthyroidism is currently the most diagnosed endocrine disorder in cats. It is caused by benign adenomatous hyperplasia of the thyroid gland in 98% of the cases. The two major non-surgical treatment options, administration of antithyroid drugs and radioiodine therapy, are reviewed in this article. Before treatment is initiated, special attention should be given to renal and cardiovascular function. Antithyroid drugs contain thiourylenes, which block the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Therapy should be started at a conservative dose with monitoring of the patient for side effects. Radioiodine is taken up by the hyperactive cells of the thyroid tumor. The decay with emission of bèta-particles causes local destruction of the surrounding follicle cells. Radioiodine is considered the treatment of choice in most cats.
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pp 69-80
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76 (3) 186-194

Title: 
The protective properties of vaccination against equine herpesvirus 1-induced viremia, abortion and nervous system disorders
Author(s): 
K. M. VAN DER MEULEN, A. C. GRYSPEERDT, A. A. VANDEKERCKHOVE, B. A. GARRÉ, H. J. NAUWYNCK
Abstract: 
Equine herpesvirus (EHV) 1 is an important pathogen of horses. Upon infection, the virus replicates in theupper respiratory tract. Then it spreads to internal organs via a cell-associated viremia. Local replication in in -ternal o gans may result in abortion and nervous system disorders. The currently designed vaccines are not ableto induce significant protection against EHV1-induced viremia. However, several vaccines are able to induce asignificant level of protection against either abortion or nervous system disorders. Which immune responsescorrelate with this protection is so far unknown. Besides vaccination, management will remain a crucial factor inthe prevention of EHV1-induced clinical signs. Management measures include the vaccination of all horses onthe premises to reduce infection pressure; the separate housing of young horses, adult horses and pregnant mares;strict hygiene measures and strict control of contact with horses from outside the premises. If, despite vaccination andthorough management, an outbreak of EHV1-induced disease occurs, treatment with antiviral agents may be useful.
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pp 186-194
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76 (3) 177-185

Title: 
De rol van P-glycoproteïne en andere ABC-trans port ers in fysiologische en pathologische processen (Dutch)
Author(s): 
S. VAN DER HEYDEN, K. CHIERS, R. DUCATELLE
Abstract: 
Paper in Dutch
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pp 177-185
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76 (4) 165-176

Title: 
Therapy of brain tumors in dogs and cats
Author(s): 
S.A.E. VAN MEERVENNE, J.P. DE VOS, L.M.L. VAN HAM
Abstract: 
The use of improved diagnostic techniques has resulted in an increasing demand for effective treatment ofbrain tu mors. In this ar ti cle, the li te ra tu re on the use and re sults of dif fe rent ty pes of the ra pies such as sur ge ry,chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and gene therapy are being reviewed.The im por tant role of the blood-brain bar rier in all its as pects is con si de red. Espe ci al ly the ni tro sou re as, theirside ef fects and sur vi val ti mes are re vie wed in de tail. The most suc ces sful stra te gy in brain ne opla sia is mul -ti-modali ty treatment, whe re a combi nation of neurosurge ry, radi ation therapy and che mothe rapy is applied.Multi-modality therapy can be planned ide ally after obtaining a his tologic diagnosis.
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pp 165-176
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