Resultado da pesquisa (9)

Termo utilizado na pesquisa Borba M.R.

#1 - Epidemiological analyses of cattle carcasses affected by cysticercosis and hydatidosis in the State of Rio Grande do Sul from 2014 to 2018

Abstract in English:

Bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis are frequently identified by inspectors in slaughterhouses from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Slaughterhouse records can provide valuable information for animal-related diseases and public health surveillance. Analyzing these data can aid set priorities to regions or properties that need more attention. Slaughter condemnation data is collected daily and stored in the Agricultural Defense System (SDA) database of the State Veterinary Services. However, it needs to be turned into useful information in bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis surveillance programs. This study aimed to discuss how the analysis of condemnation data in the context of epidemiology can be useful for a surveillance system of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis. For this purpose, slaughter data of 5,137,870 cattle from 480,000 animal movement permits (GTA) from 97,891 farms from 2014 to 2018 were obtained from the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (SEAPDR-RS). Differences in the occurrence rates of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis among mesoregions over time were assessed through generalized linear models. Cysticercosis was identified in 65,379 (1.27%) carcasses and hydatidosis in 323,395 (6.29%). The occurrence rates of both diseases varied distinctly over time between the regions (p<0.01). Next, a process was developed to identify priority farms to target a surveillance program based on the prevalence. Period prevalence for cysticercosis and hydatidosis was obtained for each farm. The epidemiological indicator was calculated for each farm, dividing the number of affected carcasses by the number of bovines sent to slaughter during the period. The mean prevalence was obtained, and the exact binomial test was applied to identify farms presenting prevalence above the mean. It was observed that 2.48% and 6.17% of the farms had prevalence above the population mean prevalence of cysticercosis and hydatidosis, respectively. The Western mesoregion had the highest percentage of farms with prevalence above the average for cysticercosis (6.9%), followed by the Southwest mesoregion (6.0%). For hydatidosis, the percentage frequency of farms with prevalence above the average was markedly higher in the mesoregions Southeast (32.8%) and Southwest (29.5%). The results showed that analysis of slaughterhouse condemnation data of SDA is useful to identify situations in which the occurrence of the diseases is significantly higher than the average to apply additional measures or epidemiological investigations. This information may be useful in plans of epidemiological surveillance programs for controlling bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis by the State’s Official Veterinary Services.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Lesões características de cisticercose e hidatidose bovina são frequentemente identificadas por fiscais em abatedouros no Rio Grande do Sul. Dados de condenações destas propriedades são coletados diariamente e armazenados em banco de dados do Sistema de Defesa Agropecuária (SDA) da Secretaria Estadual de Agricultura, Pecuária e Desenvolvimento Rural (SEAPDR-RS), podendo fornecer informações valiosas para a vigilância de doenças de importância para a saúde animal e saúde pública, bem como, contribuir para a tomada de decisão direcionada a propriedades rurais ou regiões que realmente necessitam de intervenção sanitária. No entanto, estes dados precisam ser transformados em informação útil para programas de prevenção e controle da cisticercose e da hidatidose bovina. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo analisar os dados de condenações de carcaças bovinas abatidas em frigoríficos sob inspeção estadual no Rio Grande do Sul, no período de 2014 a 2018. Foram utilizados dados de 5.137.870 bovinos enviados para abate em 480.000 lotes (GTA emitidas) de 97.891 fazendas. Diferenças nas taxas de ocorrência de cisticercose e hidatidose bovina ao longo do tempo, entre as mesorregiões do Rio Grande do Sul, foram analisadas por meio de modelos lineares generalizados. A cisticercose foi identificada em 65.379 (1,27%) carcaças e a hidatidose em 323.395 (6,29%) carcaças. Ao longo do tempo detectou-se uma tendência de redução nas taxas de ocorrência das duas doenças que, por sua vez, se comportaram de maneira distinta entre as mesorregiões (p<0,01). Por outro lado, desenvolveu-se um processo para identificação de propriedades prioritárias para ação de vigilância com base na prevalência. A prevalência no período para cisticercose e hidatidose foi calculada para cada propriedade. O indicador foi obtido dividindo-se o número de carcaças afetadas pelo número total de animais enviados para abate, ou seja, é a proporção de ocorrência das parasitoses dentre os animais enviados para abate em cada propriedade no período de cinco anos. A prevalência média ou populacional (π), que é a média das prevalências de todas as propriedades, foi calculada e, em seguida, foi aplicado o teste exato binomial para identificar as propriedades com prevalência acima da média para ambas as doenças. Foi observado que 2,48% (2.425/97.841) e 6,17% (6.039/97.841) das propriedades apresentavam prevalências acima da média populacional para cisticercose e hidatidose, respectivamente. Observou-se que a mesorregião Centro Ocidental possui maior frequência percentual de propriedades com prevalência de cisticercose acima da média (6,9%), seguido pela mesorregião Sudoeste (6,0%). Já para hidatidose, a frequência percentual de propriedades com prevalência acima da média foi substancialmente superior nas mesorregiões Sudeste (32,8%) e Sudoeste (29,5%) quando comparada às demais. Os resultados demonstraram que com os dados de condenações de abatedouro do SDA foi possível identificar situações em que a ocorrência das doenças é significativamente alta e que necessitam de medidas ou investigações epidemiológicas adicionais. O conhecimento dessa informação pode ser útil no planejamento de programas de vigilância epidemiológica para o controle da cisticercose e hidatidose bovina pelos serviços veterinários oficiais do Estado.


#2 - Occurrence of bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, based on secondary data

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Results of tests for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis were evaluated aiming to analyze the distribution of positivity and characteristics of performance of the control program. The analysis used as secondary data the results of all diagnostic tests of bovines executed in 2008 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) by veterinarians authorized to operate under the National Program for Control and Eradication of Animal Brucellosis and Tuberculosis. The data were statistically adjusted to minimize the effect of outliers and missing data. The tests achieved 66.80% of the 497 municipalities in the RS and included the participation of 165 authorized veterinarians. 40.21% of tests were carried out in the months of April, September and October, and in 73.90% of establishments had tests performed for both diseases. In the case of brucellosis it appeared that 35,289 animals were tested, with positivity of 0.25%, while the frequency of positive holdings among the 3,406 tested was 0.94%. Females had higher positivity rate (0.29% of 26,724 tested) than males (0.13% of 5,235 tested). Animals between 48-60 months of age presented higher chance of positivity compared to other age groups (Odds Ratio (OR) = 2.63; CI 95% = 1.63 - 4.26). Dairy cattle represented 62.66% of tested animals, which were more likely to appear as positive than beef animals (OR = 2.32; CI 95% = 1.38 - 3.90). In addition, 73.74% of the tested holdings were dairy ones. In the case of tuberculosis, 62,149 animals were tested, distributed in 5,151 holdings, with positivity of 0.87% and 3.13%, respectively. The chance of positivity increased with age, being that animals older than 48 months presented higher values compared to ​​those found in younger animals (OR = 2.07; CI 95% = 1.73 - 2.48). Dairy cattle represented 59.74% of tested animals, which were more likely to be positive than beef ones (OR = 5.03; CI 95% = 4.09 - 6.94). Dairy holdings were 78.50% of all the tests for tuberculosis. The comparative analysis of this study with previous studies on brucellosis prevalence suggested that current control measures have been effective in reducing the prevalence of this disease in RS. On the other hand, information obtained on tuberculosis can be indicators of the condition of this disease, especially in the lack of prevalence studies carried out in the last 30 years. Finally, it is concluded that the use of secondary data, if properly adjusted, can be an effective tool in the management of animal health programs and monitoring and surveillance systems.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Avaliaram-se os resultados de testes para diagnóstico da brucelose e tuberculose bovinas objetivando analisar a distribuição de positividade e características de performance do programa de controle. A análise utilizou como dados secundários todos os resultados de testes para diagnóstico realizados em bovinos no ano de 2008 no estado do Rio Grande do Sul (RS) por médicos veterinários habilitados para atuação no âmbito do Programa Nacional de Controle e Erradicação de Brucelose e Tuberculose Animal. Os dados foram estatisticamente ajustados para minimizar os efeitos de valores extremos e de dados faltantes. Os testes alcançaram 66,80% dos 497 municípios do RS e incluíram a participação de 165 médicos veterinários habilitados. 40,21% dos testes foram realizados nos meses de abril, setembro e outubro, sendo que em 73,90% dos estabelecimentos foram realizados testes para ambas as enfermidades. No caso da brucelose verificou-se que foram testados 35.289 animais, com uma frequência de positivos de 0,25%, enquanto a frequência de estabelecimentos positivos entre os 3.406 testados foi 0,94%. Fêmeas apresentaram frequência de positividade mais elevada (0,29%, de 26.724 testadas) do que machos (0,13%, de 5.235 testados). Animais entre 48-60 meses de idade apresentaram chance de positividade superior às demais faixas etárias (Razão de Chances (RC) =2,63; IC 95%=1,63-4,26). Animais de aptidão leiteira representaram 62,66% dos animais testados, e apresentaram maior chance de positividade do que animais de corte (RC=2,32; IC 95%=1,38-3,90). Adicionalmente, 73,74% dos estabelecimentos testados eram dedicados à produção de leite. Já no caso da tuberculose foram testados 62.149 animais distribuídos em 5.151 propriedades, com frequência de positivos de 0,87% e 3,13%, respectivamente. A chance de positividade aumentou com a idade, sendo que animais com idade acima de 48 meses de idades apresentaram valores superiores aqueles verificados em animais mais jovens (RC=2,07; IC 95%=1,73-2,48). 59,74% dos animais testados eram de aptidão leiteira, os quais apresentaram mais chance de serem positivos do que aqueles de corte (RC=5,03; IC 95%=4,09-6,94). Propriedades leiteiras representaram 78,50% da totalidade dos testes para tuberculose. A análise comparativa do presente trabalho com estudos precedentes de prevalência da brucelose sugere que as ações de controle em curso têm sido efetivas na redução da prevalência da enfermidade no RS. Por outro lado, as informações obtidas no âmbito da tuberculose podem ser indicadoras da condição desta enfermidade, especialmente pela inexistência de estudos de prevalência realizados há menos de 30 anos. Adicionalmente, conclui-se que a utilização de dados secundários, desde que devidamente ajustados, pode ser uma ferramenta eficaz na gestão de programas de saúde animal e em sistemas de monitoramento e vigilância.


#3 - Systemic infection by Yersinia enterocolitica in chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger), 32(5):379-382

Abstract in English:

ABSTRACT.- Sonne L., Raymundo D.L., Boabaid F.M., Borba M.R., Snel G.G.M., Gomes M.J.P. & Driemeier D. 2012. [Systemic infection by Yersinia enterocolitica in chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger).] Infecção sistêmica por Yersinia enterocolitica em chinchilas (Chinchilla laniger). Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 32(5):379-382. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Yersinia enterocolitica is a Gram-negative bacterium, which causes infections in several mammalian species. It is often recognized as an agent causing intestinal and mesenteric lymph nodes lesions. However, Yersinia enterocolitica infection may also become systemic, with lesions in others organs such as liver and spleen. This paper describes outbreaks of systemic infection due to Yersinia enterocolitica in two commercial chinchilla breeders in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Owners reported that affected animals showed apathy, anorexia prior to death. Macroscopic examination performed in 13 animals revealed splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and multifocal whitish pinpoint foci in liver, spleen, lung, kidney and intestine. Microscopically, the affected tissues had infiltration of neutrophils and macrophages, as well as fibrin and necrosis with central areas containing cocobacilli bacteria. Yersinia enterocolitica was isolated from liver, spleen, lung and intestine samples from animals of both breeders, and from feces of chinchillas of one of the breeders. Therefore, yersiniosis is a disease to be investigated in cases of mortality of chinchillas.

Abstract in Portuguese:

RESUMO.- Sonne L., Raymundo D.L., Boabaid F.M., Borba M.R., Snel G.G.M., Gomes M.J.P. & Driemeier D. 2012. [Systemic infection by Yersinia enterocolitica in chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger).] Infecção sistêmica por Yersinia enterocolitica em chinchilas (Chinchilla laniger). Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 32(5):379-382. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Yersinia enterocolitica é uma bactéria Gram- negativa que causa infecções em diversas espécies de mamíferos. O agente, geralmente, provoca infecções restritas ao intestino e linfonodos mesentéricos, porém a infecção pode se tornar sistêmica ocasionando lesões em outros órgãos como fígado e baço. Neste trabalho descrevem-se dois surtos de infecções sistêmicas causadas pela Yersinia enterocolitica em criatórios comerciais de chinchilas no Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil). Os proprietários relatavam que os animais acometidos apresentavam apatia, anorexia e morte. Foram encaminhados 13 animais para a realização de necropsia. No exame post mortem dos animais observou-se esplenomegalia, hepatomegalia e áreas multifocais esbranquiçadas no fígado, baço, pulmões, rins e intestino. No exame microscópico visualizou-se infiltrado inflamatório de neutrófilos e macrófagos, necrose, deposição de fibrina e ocasionalmente pode ser observado coco-bacilos no centro das áreas de necrose. No cultivo bacteriológico obteve-se o crescimento de Yersinia enterocolitica nos animais provenientes dos dois criatórios. O agente foi isolado de amostras no fígado, baço, intestino e pulmões dos animais necropsiados, além do cultivo de fezes de animais de uma das propriedades acometidas. A yersiniose, portanto, é uma patologia que deve ser investigada em casos de mortalidade de chinchilas.


#4 - Prevalence and risk factors of bovine leptospirosis in the State of Maranhão, Brazil, 32(4):303-312

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ABSTRACT.- Silva F.S., Conceição W.L.F., Fagliari J.J., Girio R.J.S., Dias R.A., Borba M.R. & Mathias L.A. 2012. [Prevalence and risk factors of bovine leptospirosis in the State of Maranhão, Brazil.] Prevalência e fatores de risco de leptospirose bovina no Estado do Maranhão. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 32(4):303-312. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Reprodução Animal, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Via de Acesso Professor Paulo Donato Castellane s/n, Zona Rural, Jaboticabal, SP 14884-900, Brazil. E-mail: fjsepi@gmail.com Prevalence and risk factors of bovine leptospirosis in the State of Maranhão were investigated. Based on production parameters that vary across different production systems, management practices, the purpose of exploitation, the average size of herds and market systems, the state was divided in four sampling circuits. The study aimed to investigate the epidemiological features of bovine leptospirosis in the State of Maranhão, in order to determine the prevalence of the infection in cattle and herds, to determine the occurrence of serovars of Leptospira spp., to identify risk factors associated with leptospirosis in cattle and to differentiate the livestock circuits itself regarding the prevalence of leptospirosis. The survey was conducted in 136 herds in the circuit I, in which 841 &#8805; 24 months old females were analyzed; 238 in the circuit II and 2,582 females were analyzed; 122 in the circuit III and 869 females were analyzed; 77 in the circuit IV and 540 females were analyzed; a total of 573 herds and 4,832 females were analyzed. The presence of antibodies against Leptospira spp. was verified by microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Of the 4,832 cows examined, 1,904 (35.94%, CI 95% = 33.01% - 38.98%) were positive. Of the 573 herds, 380 (64.81%, CI 95% = 61.10% - 68.35%) were positive. Serovars Hardjo and Wolffi were the most frequent in the state. The circuit III showed the lowest prevalence of leptospirosis in all comparisons. The variables presence of horses (p = 0.000), presence of capybaras (p = 0.034) and herds with up to 32 adult females (p = 0.002) were identified as risk factors for leptospirosis.

Abstract in Portuguese:

RESUMO.- Silva F.S., Conceição W.L.F., Fagliari J.J., Girio R.J.S., Dias R.A., Borba M.R. & Mathias L.A. 2012. [Prevalence and risk factors of bovine leptospirosis in the State of Maranhão, Brazil.] Prevalência e fatores de risco de leptospirose bovina no Estado do Maranhão. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 32(4):303-312. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Reprodução Animal, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Via de Acesso Professor Paulo Donato Castellane s/n, Zona Rural, Jaboticabal, SP 14884-900, Brazil. E-mail: fjsepi@gmail.com Foram investigados a prevalência e os fatores de risco da leptospirose bovina no Estado do Maranhão. O Estado foi dividido em quatro circuitos amostrais com base em parâmetros de produção distintos que variam conforme os diferentes sistemas de produção, as práticas de manejo, a finalidade de exploração, o tamanho médio dos rebanhos e os sistemas de comercialização. Objetivou-se estudar as características epidemiológicas da leptospirose bovina no Estado do Maranhão, de modo a determinar a prevalência em bovinos e em rebanhos, detectar as sorovariedades de Leptospira spp. presentes, identificar os fatores de risco eventualmente associados à leptospirose em bovinos e diferenciar os circuitos pecuários entre si no que se refere à prevalência de leptospirose. A pesquisa foi realizada em 136 propriedades rurais pertencentes ao circuito I, no qual 841 fêmeas bovinas com idade igual ou superior a 24 meses foram analisadas; 238 do circuito II, com 2.582 fêmeas analisadas; 122 do circuito III, com 869 fêmeas analisadas; e 77 do circuito IV, com 540 fêmeas analisadas; no total, 573 propriedades e 4.832 fêmeas foram estudadas. A presença de anticorpos contra Leptospira spp. foi verificada pela técnica de soroaglutinação microscópica (SAM). Das 4.832 fêmeas bovinas analisadas, 1.904 (35,94%; IC 95% = 33,01% - 38,98%) foram reagentes. Das 573 propriedades analisadas, 380 (64,81%; IC 95% = 61,10% - 68,35%) foram consideradas positivas. As sorovariedades Hardjo e Wolffi foram as mais frequentes em todo o Estado. O circuito III foi o que apresentou menor prevalência de leptospirose em todas as comparações. As variáveis identificadas como fatores de risco de leptospirose foram: presença de equinos (p = 0,000), presença de capivaras (p = 0,034) e rebanhos bovinos com 32 ou mais fêmeas adultas (p = 0,002).


#5 - Experimental Trema micrantha (Cannabaceae) poisoning in horses, 31(11):991-996

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ABSTRACT.- Bandarra P.M., Bezerra Júnior P.S., Oliveira L.G.S., Correa G.L.F., Borba M.R., Reck Júnior J., Cruz C.E.F. & Driemeier D. 2011. [Experimental Trema micrantha (Cannabaceae) poisoning in horses.] Intoxicação experimental por Trema micrantha (Cannabaceae) em equinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 31(11):991-996. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br The aim of this study was to confirm the toxicity and characterize the clinical and pathological aspects of poisoning by Trema micrantha in horses. The green leaves of the plant were spontaneously consumed by three ponies at single doses of 20, 25, and 30g/kg. The three ponies developed clinical disease characterized by apathy, equilibrium deficit, deglutition difficulty, sternal or lateral recumbency, paddling, coma and death. Affected ponies had also enhanced seric activity of gamma-glutamyl transferase, seric ammonia apart of diminished glycemia. An additional pony, that received 15 and 25g/kg of T. micrantha with a 30 day interval between the two doses, showed no clinical disease. The three ponies were necropsied and fragments from organs were collected for histology and immunostaining (IS) procedures. The main pathological findings were in the liver and encephalon. There were enhanced lobular pattern of the liver and yellowish areas in the cut surface of the encephalon, especially visualized in the cerebellar white matter. Microscopically, there was hepatocellular swelling and coagulative hepatic necrosis predominantly centrilobular with hemorrhages. Generalized perivascular edema and Alzheimer type II astrocytes were observed in the encephalon. The Alzheimer type II astrocytes showed weak or absent anti-glial fibrillar acid protein IS associated with positive IS for S-100 protein. The minimal lethal dose of Trema micrantha leaves was established at 20g/kg. The sensibility of horses to this plant, its wide distribution and high palatability reinforces the importance of Trema micrantha in accidental poisoning of horses.

Abstract in Portuguese:

RESUMO.- Bandarra P.M., Bezerra Júnior P.S., Oliveira L.G.S., Correa G.L.F., Borba M.R., Reck Júnior J., Cruz C.E.F. & Driemeier D. 2011. [Experimental Trema micrantha (Cannabaceae) poisoning in horses.] Intoxicação experimental por Trema micrantha (Cannabaceae) em equinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 31(11):991-996. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br O objetivo desse estudo foi confirmar a toxidez e caracterizar os aspectos clínicos e patológicos da intoxicação por Trema micrantha em equinos. Três equinos, pôneis, com idade entre 2 e 7 anos consumiram espontaneamente folhas de T. micrantha em doses únicas de 30g/kg, 25g/kg e 20g/kg. Os três animais adoeceram e evoluíram para morte. Outro equino recebeu 15 e 25g/kg da planta com intervalo de 30 dias entre as doses e não apresentou alteração clínica. Coletas diárias de sangue foram realizadas para análises bioquímicas. Os principais sinais clínicos apresentados foram apatia, desequilíbrios, dificuldade de deglutição, decúbito esternal, decúbito lateral, movimentos de pedalagem, coma e morte. Os três equinos afetados apresentaram elevação da atividade sérica de gama-glutamil transferase, dos níveis séricos de amônia e diminuição da glicemia. Esses animais foram necropsiados e fragmentos de diversos órgãos foram coletados para análise histopatológica e imuno-histoquímica. Os principais achados patológicos foram encontrados no fígado e no encéfalo dos três animais. O fígado apresentava, macroscopicamente, acentuação do padrão lobular; enquanto que, no encéfalo havia áreas amareladas na superfície de corte, mais evidentes na substância branca do cerebelo. Microscopicamente, o fígado apresentava tumefação hepatocelular, necrose de coagulação predominantemente centrolobular e hemorragia associada. No encéfalo, havia edema perivascular generalizado e astrócitos Alzheimer tipo II na substância cinzenta. Esses astrócitos apresentaram marcação fraca ou negativa na imuno-histoquímica anti-GFAP e marcação positiva do antígeno S-100. A dose letal mínima de folhas de T. micrantha estabelecida nesse experimento foi de 20g/kg. A ampla distribuição e palatabilidade desta planta, associadas à alta sensibilidade da espécie equina, constatada nesse experimento, reforçam a importância da planta em casos acidentais de intoxicação em equinos.


#6 - Intoxicação natural e experimental por Nerium oleander (Apocynaceae) em bovinos no Rio Grande do Sul, p.404-408

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Abstract.- Pedroso P.M.O., Bandarra P.M., Bezerra Júnior P.S., Raymundo D.L., Borba M.R., Leal J.S. & Driemeier D. 2009. [Natural and experimental poisoning by Nerium oleander (Apocynaceae) in cattle in Rio Grande do Sul.] Intoxicação natural e experimental por Nerium oleander (Apocynaceae) em bovinos no Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 29(5):404-408. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br This paper describes natural and experimental poisoning of cattle by Nerium oleander in Rio Grande do Sul. Two out of eight cattle died acutely after consumption of leaves of Nerium oleander, branches of which had been cut and placed into a paddock where the animals were kept. An affected cow did not show clinical signs, but a 4-month-old calf presented lateral recumbence, paddling, vocalization and death. Main gross findings in the cow naturally poisoned and in two experimentally intoxicated heifers were observed in the heart and included hemorrhages in the left atrium, clots and hemorrhages in the left ventricular endocardium, and pale areas in the interventricular septum and ventricular myocardium. Histologically, there was coagulation necrosis of individual cardiac fibers or small groups of fibers, characterized by enhanced cytoplasmic eosinophily and picnotic nuclei. These lesions were most severe in the papillary muscle. The diagnosis was based on presence of the trimmed N. oleander in the paddock where the animals stayed, evidence of consumption of the plant, consistent clinical and pathological findings, and experimental reproduction of the disease through oral administration of 0.5 and 1.0g/kg of its green leaves to two cattle.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Abstract.- Pedroso P.M.O., Bandarra P.M., Bezerra Júnior P.S., Raymundo D.L., Borba M.R., Leal J.S. & Driemeier D. 2009. [Natural and experimental poisoning by Nerium oleander (Apocynaceae) in cattle in Rio Grande do Sul.] Intoxicação natural e experimental por Nerium oleander (Apocynaceae) em bovinos no Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 29(5):404-408. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br This paper describes natural and experimental poisoning of cattle by Nerium oleander in Rio Grande do Sul. Two out of eight cattle died acutely after consumption of leaves of Nerium oleander, branches of which had been cut and placed into a paddock where the animals were kept. An affected cow did not show clinical signs, but a 4-month-old calf presented lateral recumbence, paddling, vocalization and death. Main gross findings in the cow naturally poisoned and in two experimentally intoxicated heifers were observed in the heart and included hemorrhages in the left atrium, clots and hemorrhages in the left ventricular endocardium, and pale areas in the interventricular septum and ventricular myocardium. Histologically, there was coagulation necrosis of individual cardiac fibers or small groups of fibers, characterized by enhanced cytoplasmic eosinophily and picnotic nuclei. These lesions were most severe in the papillary muscle. The diagnosis was based on presence of the trimmed N. oleander in the paddock where the animals stayed, evidence of consumption of the plant, consistent clinical and pathological findings, and experimental reproduction of the disease through oral administration of 0.5 and 1.0g/kg of its green leaves to two cattle.


#7 - Padronização da técnica de imuno-histoquímica para raiva em amostras de tecido do sistema nervoso central de bovinos fixadas em formol e emblocadas em parafina, p.627-632

Abstract in English:

ABSTRACT.- Pedroso P.M.O., Pescador C.A., Bandarra P.M., Raymundo D.L., Borba M.R., Wouters F., Bezerra Jr P.S. & Driemeier D. 2008. [Standardization of immunohistochemistry technique for detection of rabies virus in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue samples from central nervous system of cattle.] Padronização da técnica de imuno-histoquímica para raiva em amostras de tecido do sistema nervoso central de bovinos fixadas em formol e emblocadas em parafina. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 28(12):627-632. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br For standardization of the rabies immunohistochemistry technique, five samples of central nervous system (CNS) of cattle naturally infected with rabies virus were examined. One polyclonal antibody and two monoclonal antibodies were used. The following reagents were evaluated for antigen retrieval: XIV protease, proteinase K and citrate buffer (pH 6.0) boiling at 100°C during 15 minutes in bain-marie. Detection of rabic antigen was possible with the three antibodies tested. The polyclonal antibody was superior to the monoclonal antibodies, demonstrating good results with the three antigen retrieval protocols. The highest intensity staining was obtained with the citrate buffer and heat. The immunohistochemistry technique demonstrated the presence of viral antigens in the cytoplasm of neurons, in form of aggregates or with round or oval shape. The antigens were found as single or multiples inclusion bodies in the neurons. Immunohistochemistry is a fast method that can be used in routine procedures in cases where rabies is suspected, especially when the brain is submitted to the laboratory as formalin-fixed fragments or when samples could not be immediately shipped. The technique is also useful for retrospective studies.

Abstract in Portuguese:

ABSTRACT.- Pedroso P.M.O., Pescador C.A., Bandarra P.M., Raymundo D.L., Borba M.R., Wouters F., Bezerra Jr P.S. & Driemeier D. 2008. [Standardization of immunohistochemistry technique for detection of rabies virus in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue samples from central nervous system of cattle.] Padronização da técnica de imuno-histoquímica para raiva em amostras de tecido do sistema nervoso central de bovinos fixadas em formol e emblocadas em parafina. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 28(12):627-632. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br For standardization of the rabies immunohistochemistry technique, five samples of central nervous system (CNS) of cattle naturally infected with rabies virus were examined. One polyclonal antibody and two monoclonal antibodies were used. The following reagents were evaluated for antigen retrieval: XIV protease, proteinase K and citrate buffer (pH 6.0) boiling at 100°C during 15 minutes in bain-marie. Detection of rabic antigen was possible with the three antibodies tested. The polyclonal antibody was superior to the monoclonal antibodies, demonstrating good results with the three antigen retrieval protocols. The highest intensity staining was obtained with the citrate buffer and heat. The immunohistochemistry technique demonstrated the presence of viral antigens in the cytoplasm of neurons, in form of aggregates or with round or oval shape. The antigens were found as single or multiples inclusion bodies in the neurons. Immunohistochemistry is a fast method that can be used in routine procedures in cases where rabies is suspected, especially when the brain is submitted to the laboratory as formalin-fixed fragments or when samples could not be immediately shipped. The technique is also useful for retrospective studies.


#8 - Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in farmed wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Rio Grande do Sul

Abstract in English:

ABSTRACT.- Corrêa A.M.R., Zlotowski P., Rozza D.B., Borba M.R., Leal J.S., Cuz C.E.F. & Driemeier D. 2006. Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in farmed wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 26(3):154-156. Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpath@ufrgs.br This report concerns an outbreak of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in wild boars from commercial herds in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The main clinical signs were progressive wasting, respiratory distress, diarrhea, and ocular discharges. Enhanced lymph nodes and spleens, ascites, hydrothorax, and non collapsed lungs were the principal gross lesions. Varying degrees of lymphohistiocytic infiltrates in lymph nodes, spleen, and intestines were the most significant microscopic changes. Although a total of 26 animals had showed clinical and pathological findings consistent with the disease, only in 11 of them it was possible to confirm a PMWS diagnosis through the association of specific lesions in lymphoid tissues with the presence of the viral antigen detected by immunohistochemistry. These findings were similar to those reported in the swine disease.

Abstract in Portuguese:

ABSTRACT.- Corrêa A.M.R., Zlotowski P., Rozza D.B., Borba M.R., Leal J.S., Cuz C.E.F. & Driemeier D. 2006. Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in farmed wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 26(3):154-156. Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpath@ufrgs.br This report concerns an outbreak of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in wild boars from commercial herds in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The main clinical signs were progressive wasting, respiratory distress, diarrhea, and ocular discharges. Enhanced lymph nodes and spleens, ascites, hydrothorax, and non collapsed lungs were the principal gross lesions. Varying degrees of lymphohistiocytic infiltrates in lymph nodes, spleen, and intestines were the most significant microscopic changes. Although a total of 26 animals had showed clinical and pathological findings consistent with the disease, only in 11 of them it was possible to confirm a PMWS diagnosis through the association of specific lesions in lymphoid tissues with the presence of the viral antigen detected by immunohistochemistry. These findings were similar to those reported in the swine disease.


#9 - Intoxicação por Erythroxylum deciduum (Erythroxylaceae) em ovinos

Abstract in English:

Colodel E.M., Seitz A.L., Schmitz M., Borba M.R., Raymundo D.L. & Driemeier D. 2004. [Poisoning by Erythroxylum deciduum (Erythroxylaceae) in sheep.] Intoxicação por Erythroxylum deciduum (Erythroxylaceae) em ovinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 24(3):165-168. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Depto Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Cx. Postal 15094, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E- mail: moleta@terra.com.br. The epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of natural poisoning caused by Erythroxylum deciduum fruits in sheep are reported. The outbreak occurred from January to March of 2004, in Lagoa Vermelha county, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The poisoning was experimentally reproduced by oral administration of E. deciduum fruits to 5 sheep.Three of them developed neurological signs and died. Poisoning was caused with a single dose of 60g/kg or when the dosage was fractioned into at least 4 doses of 17 g/kg given every 12 hours. The main clinical signs in natural and experimentally poisoned sheep were ataxia, hyperexcitability and muscular tremors which where more pronounced when the animals were moved. At the final stage, dyspnea with abdominal breathing and cyanosis was observed. The most significant alterations found at necropsy were pronounced edema, lung congestion and presence of the fruits or seeds of E. deciduum in the ruminal content of all animals. Histologically, except edema and pulmonary congestion, there were no other significant changes observed.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Colodel E.M., Seitz A.L., Schmitz M., Borba M.R., Raymundo D.L. & Driemeier D. 2004. [Poisoning by Erythroxylum deciduum (Erythroxylaceae) in sheep.] Intoxicação por Erythroxylum deciduum (Erythroxylaceae) em ovinos. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 24(3):165-168. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Depto Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Cx. Postal 15094, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E- mail: moleta@terra.com.br. The epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of natural poisoning caused by Erythroxylum deciduum fruits in sheep are reported. The outbreak occurred from January to March of 2004, in Lagoa Vermelha county, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The poisoning was experimentally reproduced by oral administration of E. deciduum fruits to 5 sheep.Three of them developed neurological signs and died. Poisoning was caused with a single dose of 60g/kg or when the dosage was fractioned into at least 4 doses of 17 g/kg given every 12 hours. The main clinical signs in natural and experimentally poisoned sheep were ataxia, hyperexcitability and muscular tremors which where more pronounced when the animals were moved. At the final stage, dyspnea with abdominal breathing and cyanosis was observed. The most significant alterations found at necropsy were pronounced edema, lung congestion and presence of the fruits or seeds of E. deciduum in the ruminal content of all animals. Histologically, except edema and pulmonary congestion, there were no other significant changes observed.


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