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Cytohistological correlation of early changes in spontaneously infarcted fibroadenoma-a rare case report.
Kamra H, Gadgil P, Chaware S, Kolhe A, Sakinlawar P
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Latur-413512, Maharashtra, India.
Fibroadenoma is the most commonly diagnosed benign tumour in adolescents and young women but spontaneous infarction in fibroadenoma is rarely seen. We report here a case of spontaneously infracted fibroadenoma in a 20 year old unmarried female without history of trauma or previous fine needle aspiration. It is important to recognize this entity because microscopic findings in an infarct are influenced by the duration of the infarct and on cytology it mimics mastitis, duct ectasia and even carcinoma.
Published 10 July 2012 in Ecancermedicalscience, 6: 257.
Articles on Mastitis published 10 July 2012:
Genetic parameters for energy balance, fat /protein ratio, body condition score and disease traits in German Holstein cows. J Anim Breed Genet, 129(4): 280-8.
Various health problems in dairy cows have been related to the magnitude and duration of the energy deficit post partum. Energy balance indicator traits like fat/protein ratio in milk and body condition score could be used in selection programmes to help predicting breeding values for health traits, but currently there is a lack of appropriate genetic parameters. Therefore, genetic correlations among energy balance, fat/protein ratio, and body condition score, and mastitis, claw and leg ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Microbiol Infect, 18(8): 735-44.
Clin Microbiol Infect ABSTRACT: Staphylococcus aureus has long been associated with livestock. Livestock can be carriers of S. aureus, but can also become infected. The best-known infection is bovine mastitis. The discovery of methicillin-resistant S. aureus belonging to sequence type (ST)398 boosted interest in livestock-associated S. aureus. ST398 is pandemic. Whole genome sequencing and other genetic analyses have shown that livestock-associated strains are distinct from human-derived ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of feeding rumen-protected choline (RPC) to dairy cows on the incidence of disease in early lactation, and on their fertility as measured by return to ovarian cyclicity and pregnancies per insemination (P/AI). In the first experiment, 369 cows were fed 15g/day of RPC between 25days pre-calving and 80days post calving. In the second experiment, 578 primigravid cows were fed 15g/day of RPC for the last 21days of gestation only. In both ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Mastitis published 9 July 2012:
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL), a calcium-dependent collagenous lectin, plays an important role in the host immune defence against a wide range of pathogens. There are MBL1 and MBL2 genes which encode the MBL-A and MBL-C proteins, respectively. This study was carried out to investigate the relationship between the variants of the bovine MBL2 gene and milk production traits, mastitis, serum MBL-C levels and hemolytic complement activity in both classical pathway (CH50) and alternative pathway ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
In dairy cattle, many farming practices have been associated with occurrence of mastitis but it is often difficult to disentangle the causal threads. Structural equation models may reduce the complexity of such situations. Here, we applied the method to examine the links between mastitis (subclinical and clinical) and risk factors such as herd demographics, housing conditions, feeding procedures, milking practices, and strategies of mastitis prevention and treatment in 345 dairy herds from the ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Mastitis published 6 July 2012:
Health and body condition of lactating females on rabbit farms. J Anim Sci, 90(7): 2353-61.
The aim was to study relationships between morbidity, defined through prevalence of diseases of rabbit females, and BCS, and to assess the effect of several risk factors on both morbidity and BCS. Our study was based on individual examinations of 18,510 does in lactation on 103 farms. We evaluated BCS on a linear scale from 1 to 9, with 5 being the optimum. Prevalence of major diseases were 22.7%, 4.0%, and 6.4% for coryza, mastitis, and ulcerative pododermatitis, respectively. In addition, ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Mastitis published 3 July 2012:
The integration of molecular tools into veterinary and spatial epidemiology. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol, 2(3): 159-71.
At the interface of molecular biology and epidemiology, the emerging discipline of molecular epidemiology offers unique opportunities to advance the study of diseases through the investigation of infectious agents at the molecular level. Molecular tools can increase our understanding of the factors that shape the spatial and temporal distribution of pathogens and disease. Both spatial and molecular aspects have always been important to the field of infectious disease epidemiology, but recently ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
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