DVM InFocus, Mar 1, 2005 - DVM
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DVM InFocus, Mar 1, 2005
Special Report
Cause and prevention: vector-mediated encephalitis
By Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD
The IgM-capture ELISA is considered the most reliable test for confirmation of recent exposure to West Nile Virus.
Small-colon impaction — Some cases can be difficult to diagnose, especially when coupled with diarrhea
By Anthony T. Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Abdominocentesis can be helpful in determining if there is inflamed small colon that requires surgical intervention.
Advances in minimally invasive surgery for equines
By Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS
The least expensive alternative for ovarian ligation is a hand-tied ligating loop.
Nutrition and behavior
By Katherine Houpt, DVM, PhD, DACVB
Horses that are offered two sources of roughage are less likely to engage in stereotypic behaviors.
Embryo transfer — For best results, donor, recipients and stallions should be at same location and managed by same veterinarian
By John Steiner, DVM
Using reproductively normal donor mares and stallions of known, good fertility, an embryo can be recovered approximately 70 percent of the time.
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