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77 (4) 238-247

Title: 
Staartbijtgedrag bij vleesvarkens: prevalentie, pathogenese, symptomen, predisponerende factoren, preventie en behandeling(D)
Author(s): 
B. DRIESSEN, D. SMULDERS, T. PARMENTIER, J. VAN THIELEN, R. GEERS
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pp 238-247
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77 (4) 227-237

Title: 
Dystrofinedeficiëntie bij hond en kat (Dutch)
Author(s): 
A.-S. VERHAEGHE, I. VAN SOENS, S. BHATTI, L. VAN HAM
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pp 227-237
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77 (4) 219-226

Title: 
Toepassingsmogelijkheden van stamcellen in de diergeneeskunde (Dutch)
Author(s): 
E. VAN HAVER, C. DE SCHAUWER, T. RIJSSELAERE, E. MEYER, A. VAN SOOM
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pp 219-226
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77 (6) 386-396

Title: 
Diagnosis of dental problems in pet rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Author(s): 
A. VAN CAELENBERG, L. DE RYCKE , K. HERMANS, L. VERHAERT, H. VAN BREE, I. GIELEN
Abstract: 
Dental problems are very common in pet rabbits. To establish a correct diagnosis of rabbit dentalpathology, a general knowledge of normal dental anatomy and physiology is necessary. The specific anatomyand the most common pathologies of rabbit dentition are reviewed.Techniques for diagnosing dental abnormalities − such as clinical examination, radiography and computedtomography (CT) − are summarized. Finally, two clinical cases of rabbits with dental pathologies aredescribed.
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pp 386-396
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77 (6) 376-385

Title: 
Rabies control in Belgium: from eradication in foxes to import of a contaminated dog
Author(s): 
S. VAN GUCHT, I. LE ROUX
Abstract: 
Rabies is a lethal viral encephalitis of mammals. This article reviews important aspects of rabies controlin Belgium. From the sixties to the nineties, the virus caused an epidemic in foxes in the south of Belgium.Thanks to successive vaccination campaigns starting from 1989, the disease was eradicated in foxes. Belgiumwas declared free by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in 2001. Different measures are in placeto maintain this free status, including surveillance in wild carnivores and domestic animals and the Europeanpet travel scheme. This scheme implies that pets can only be imported from risk regions after vaccination andconfirmation of immunity by an antibody test. Data on the distribution of negative and positive results withthis test in vaccinated animals are presented in this article. Further, a new case of rabies in a dog in Beersel,3.5 months is described after import from Morocco. Finally, the unique role of bats in rabies epidemiology iselaborated.
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pp 376-385
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78 (2) 83-88

Title: 
Metritis and endometritis in high yielding dairy cows
Author(s): 
G. OPSOMER, A. DE KRUIF
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Since a few decades, dairy cows have shown a steep increase in milk production, which is unfortunatelyaccompanied by a dramatic decline in reproductive performance.In these high yielding cows there are more puerperal problems than in low yielding cows, such as retained placenta,acute metritis and abnormal vaginal discharge. Cows affected by retained placenta and/or acute metritisare furthermore at a significantly higher risk of other typical ‘dairy cow diseases’ as acetonaemia, leftdisplaced abomasum and cystic ovarian disease.Therefore it is important that puerperal metritis is treated properly with broadspectrum antibiotics bothparenterally and intra-uterine during 1 – 3 days depending on the severity of the symptoms. Cows with chronicendometritis need no treatment before 30 days post partum. From day 30 on they should be treated twicewith prostaglandins at an interval of 14 days.A challenge for the future is to clearly determine all risk factors for uterine disease. One of the major riskfactors is a retained placenta. Correct nutrition during the dry off period and a normal calving process underhygienic conditions are the paramount factors in the prevention of this risk factor.
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pp 83-88
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78 (3) 160-169

Title: 
Total intravenous anesthesia in dogs
Author(s): 
T. WAELBERS, P. VERMOERE, I. POLIS
Abstract: 
Inhalation anesthesia is the main method used for maintenance of anesthesia in dogs. One of the most importantdrawbacks of this technique, however, is that it pollutes the environment. Total intravenous anesthesia,or TIVA, can provide a valuable alternative to this method, an alternative whereby several different drugsor drug combinations and different means of administration can be used. Despite the existence of various options,a continuous rate infusion (CRI) of propofol or alfaxalone seems to be the most obvious choice in dogs.Just as with inhalation anesthesia, endotracheal intubation and the administration of oxygen is highlyrecommended during TIVA. The possibility for artificial ventilation must also be taken into consideration. Themain disadvantage of TIVA seems to be the higher cost, especially in large dogs and during long-lasting interventions.
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pp 160-169
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78 (4) 239-248

Title: 
Biggencastratie onder verdoving (Dutch)
Author(s): 
S. VAN BEIRENDONCK, B. DRIESSEN, R. GEERS
Abstract: 
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pp 239-248
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78 (4) 223-239

Title: 
Feliene idiopathische cystitis (Dutch)
Author(s): 
P. DEFAUW, I. VAN DE MAELE, S. DAMINET
Abstract: 
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pp 223-239
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78 (5) 315-326

Title: 
Profylactisch gebruik en misbruik van antibiotica bij de chirurgie van kleine huisdieren (Dutch)
Author(s): 
N. PORTERS, H. DE ROOSTER, F. HAESEBROUCK
Abstract: 
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pp 315-326
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