Category: Reviews

Canine and human insulinoma

The pancreas Function The pancreas is a glandular organ in the cranial abdomen that has both endocrine and exocrine functions. Ninety-eight percent of the pancreas is composed of exocrine acinar cells that produce and secrete digestive enzymes into networks of ductal cells. The remaining 2% of the pancreas is formed by the endocrine islets of […]

Shedding light on canine pituitary dwarfism

Pituitary dwarfism, associated with growth hormone (GH) deficiency, is an autosomal, recessively inherited disorder in shepherd dogs. Pituitary dwarfism is a serious illness and clinical signs are not limited to physical appearance. Instead, the dwarfs suffer from a whole range of clinical manifestations. Without proper treatment, the long-term prognosis is poor. Many dwarfs will not […]


Nutrition and the skeletal health of dogs and cats

Many nutrients are required for the normal development and maintenance of the skeleton. Bone consists of an organic matrix, made of collagen fibers and glycoproteins, and hydroxyapatite composed of calcium, phosphorus, and water. The organic matter of the bone is being remodeled by bone forming osteoblasts and bone resorbing osteoclasts. Both vitamin A and vitamin […]

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Spinal hyperostosis in humans and companion animals

Several disorders may lead to new bone formation affecting the vertebral column of both humans and companion animals alike. Download PDF Author: Hendrik-Jan C. Kranenburg

Borna disease virus and its host

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Download PDF Author: Jonas J. Wensman

Intervertebral disc degeneration in dogs

Download PDF Author: Niklas Bergknut

Controlling wildlife reproduction

Download PDF Author: Henk Bertschinger

Reproduction and genetic diversity of the swamp buffalo

Download PDF Author: Marnoch Yindee

Tried and tested: From smallpox to measles

Download PDF Author: Claire J.P. Boog

The importance of reward-evaluating mechanisms for animal welfare

Download PDF Author: Johanneke van der Harst

Plumage colour assessment by reflectance spectrometry

Download PDF Author: Susana Isabel Correia de Oliveira Santos

Lameness in cattle: are we on the wrong track?

Download PDF Author: Rik van der Tol

In vitro embryo development in the pig

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Download PDF Author: Annadie Kidson

The pathogenesis of nervous distemper

Download PDF Author: Marc Vandevelde

Can homeopathy withstand scientific testing?

Download PDF Author: F.J. van Sluijs

Swine influenza: a zoonosis

Influenza viruses are the cause of outbreaks of acute respiratory disease which has afflicted man and animals since ancient times. Download PDF Author: Paul Heinen

Endogenous retroviruses and xenotransplantation

In general, multiple copies of endogenous retrovirus are present in the genome of their natural host, and copy numbers have increased in the time since they first integrated into the germline. Download PDF Author: Rui Mang