of the New Year
Anniversary in animal health (A. Németh) / 3
G. Sályi: Toxicoses of horses. Review article. 3. Vitamins, drugs and other substances / 5
K. Vörös, S. Fekete: Dietary nutrition of horses. Reasons and opportunities / 11
É. Ivanics, V. Palya, R. Glávits, Á. Dán, V. Pálfi, T. Révész, M. Benkõ: Acute respiratory disease (tracheobronchitis) caused by EDS-virus in goslings. Author’s summary / 19
A. Takács, P. Takács: Data on worm infestation of domestic cats (Felis catus) in Hungarian hunting areas / 26
T. Molnár: Epidemiology, diagnosis and control of pig diseases during raising / 31
F. Vetési: Pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of enteral diseases in swine caused by spirochaetas / 37
C. Cargill: Sarcoptic mange in pigs: clinical patterns, diagnostic tools, treatment and control / 43
J. E. Sykes: Canine leptospirosis – a reoccurring disease? / 51
R. Nickel: Urinary retention disorder in dogs and cats / 55
M. Pavelka, J. Golian: Contamination of fishery products imported to Slovakie with radiostroncium- (90Sr) and -cesium (137Cs) / 59
Some ideas about bio-terrorism (I. Hajtós) / 62
K. J. Dik: Comparative ultrasonographic imaging of equine lameness (J. Kováts) 18
International veterinary-pathology symposium of the Hungarian Veterinary Society (Budapest, 5–7 July 2001) (M. Albert, G. von Bölcsházy) / 50
TOXICOSES OF HORSES. REVIEW ARTICLE. 3. VITAMINS, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES
The review article presents toxicoses and toxic side effects of over-dosage of certain vitamins (vitamin D and K3), accidental intake of certain drugs (ionophor antibiotics) and by different antibiotics and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs in horses. The article also includes diagnostic experiences from the practice with dioxins, cantharidin and botulotoxins.
K. Vörös – S. Fekete:
DIETARY NUTRITION OF HORSES. REASONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
The authors discuss the feeding-nutritional requirements and opportunities of diseased horses. They review the characteristics of digestion-physiology in healthy horses and summarise the general aspects of dietary nutrition. Finally they present the rules of nutrition in case of disease of different organs.
É. Ivanics – V. Palya – R.
Glávits – Á. Dán – V. Pálfi – T. Révész
– M. Benkõ:
ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASE (TRACHEOBRONCHITIS) CAUSED BY EDS-VIRUS IN GOSLINGS. AUTHOR’S SUMMARY
An outbreak of severe acute respiratory disease characterised by tracheitis and bronchitis was observed in young goslings on a large-scale goose farm in Hungary. Histological examination revealed amphophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies in the superficial epithelial cells of the trachea and bronchi. Adenovirus-like particles were detected by electron microscopy, and the virus isolated from the trachea and the lungs was identified as egg drop syndrome (EDS) virus by serological and genomic examination. The clinical and pathological signs were reproduced by intratracheal administration of the virus isolate to day-old goslings free of EDS antibodies. The presence of EDS virus DNA in different organs of the naturally and experimentally infected goslings was detected by polymerase chain reaction. This is the first report on the involvement of EDS virus in severe respiratory disease of geese.
A. Takács – P. Takács:
DATA ON WORM INFESTATION OF DOMESTIC CATS (FELIS CATUS) IN HUNGARIAN HUNTING AREAS
The parasitic infection status of the internal organs of a total of 57 cats (Felis catus) from 9 hunting areas of Hungary were examined by post mortem parasitological examination. 51 cats (89.4%) were infected by worms. The authors found four cestode species Mesocestoides litteratus, Taenia taeniaeformis, Taenia crassiceps, Taenia sp., and seven nematode species Toxocara mystax, Toxascaris leonina, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Ollulanus tricuspis, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Capillaria aerophila.
EPIDEMIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL OF PIG DISEASES DURING RAISING
The author presents in details from the enteral and respiratory diseases during raising, swine dysentery, actinobacillosis, Mycoplasma-pneumonia, and wasting caused by circovirus.
PATHOGENESIS AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF ENTERAL DISEASES IN SWINE CAUSED BY SPIROCHAETAS
The author summarises the pathology, histogenesis and differential diagnosis of diseases caused by Spirochaeta species, Brachyspira hyodysenteriae, B. pilosicoli and Serpulina intermedia.
SARCOPTIC MANGE IN PIGS: CLINICAL PATTERNS, DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS, TREATMENT AND CONTROL
The author examines the opportunities of the eradication of sarcoptic mange in pigs. Diagnosis and evaluation of the severity of the disease is possible on the basis of lesions found in the ears and over the body, rubbing and slaughterhouse findings. He presents in details PigMon program, applied in Australia, which is applicable for the diagnosis and evaluation of severity of more diseases, based on the results of slaughterhouse examinations. He analyses damages caused by mange and on the basis of his own results, the methods of eradication.
M. Pavelka – J. Golian:
CONTAMINATION OF FISHERY PRODUCTS IMPORTED TO SLOVAKIE WITH RADIOSTRONCIUM- (90SR) AND -CESIUM (137CS) /
Radiostrontium (90Sr) and radiocesium
(137Cs) deposited from the Chernobyl reactor accident contaminated in particular
the aquatic environment and animals in several parts of the world. The
activities of 90Sr and 137Cs were analysed in 33 samples of fishery products,
imported to the Slovak market. The analysis of sea-fish products revealed
that the activity of radio-strontium and -cesium did not extend the tolerance
limits for the fish laid down 2218/89 EEC Regulation (EURATOM).