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Tear film concentrations of doxycycline following oral administration in ophthalmologically normal dogs.

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Gainsville – mechentel news – To determine tear film concentrations of doxycycline in ophthalmologically normal dogs following oral doxycycline administration, the autors performed a crossover study. with 10 privately owned dolichocephalic or mesaticephalic dogs free of ophthalmic disease. Dogs were randomly assigned to receive doxycycline hyclate first at 5 mg/kg (2.3 mg/lb) or 10 mg/kg […]

Utility of antigen testing for the diagnosis of ocular histoplasmosis in four cats: a case series and literaturereview.

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Stillwater – mechentel news – This case series describes the clinical utility of antigen testing for the diagnosis of feline ocular histoplasmosis. Fourcats with suspected (n = 2) or confirmed (n = 2) ocular histoplasmosis are described: three from Oklahoma and one from California. In one case, serial urine antigen tests, as well as a serum antigen test for Histoplasma capsulatum, were negative; however, light microscopy identified microorganisms consistent with H capsulatum in ocular tissues at necropsy. In a […]

Characterization of anterior segment ophthalmologic lesions identified in free-rangingdolphins…

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Jupiter – mechentel news – Cetaceans in the wild and under human care develop a variety of ocular lesions. Although they have echolocation, cetacean species have good sight, making ocular health an important part of overall health care. The cornea is the primary site of abnormalities in both populations. Typicallesions of cetaceans under human care are characterized in this retrospective review of cases. One hundred eighty […]

A Mutation in LTBP2 Causes Congenital Glaucoma in Domestic Cats (Felis catus)

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Iowa – mechentel news – The glaucomas are a group of diseases characterized by optic nerve damage that together represent a leading cause of blindness in the human population and in domestic animals. Here we report a mutation in LTBP2 that causes primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) in domestic cats. We identified a spontaneous form of PCG in cats and established a breeding colony segregating for PCG consistent with […]