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abdominal radiography, collection of blood and hair samples for toxicologic evaluations, collection of nasal swab specimens for bacteriologic culture for Bacillus anthracis , and an interview with the handler. The primary investigator (PRF) performed all

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strains of IBR and PI3. For each calf, body weight was measured on days −21 (arrival at research facility), 7, 14, 21, and 28. A nasal swab specimen was obtained from each nostril immediately prior to administration of the vaccine or saline solution

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samples (oral swab, nasal swab, and/or serum sample) were collected from each enrolled animal in the services of Community Practice, Oncology, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Blood Bank, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Clinical Pathology, Dermatology and

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. Materials and Methods Dogs The laboratory information management system of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was searched to identify dogs for which nasal swab specimens were submitted between May 1 and July 2, 2015, for PCR detection of

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nebulizer via a bleeder-type cutoff valve attachment j and was positioned on a rolling cart adjacent to a hydraulic chute. Individual steers were restrained securely in the hydraulic chute, and nasal swab specimens were collected to determine prior exposure

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backgrounding and stocker cattle operations and compare bacteriologic culture of nasal swab specimens with PCR assay for identification of cattle shedding M bovis. The prevalence of mycoplasmas not specifically identified as M bovis (ie, Mollicutes) was also

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pulsed-field gel electrophoresis as has been previously described. 1 On day 1 of the investigation, MRSA was isolated from the nasal swabs of 2 of 10 animals (2/7 dogs and 0/3 cats), including the index case. All colonized animals in the ICU were

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visit and were shown how to collect a nasal swab specimen. For collection of nasal swab specimens, owners were instructed to insert the tip of a sterile swab into the anterior nares of the dog and to rotate the swab against the inner wall; swabs were

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haemolytica , followed by Pasteurella multocida. 2 In a study of calves with clinical signs of BRD reported by DeRosa et al, 3 investigators demonstrated strong agreement (96%) between isolates of M haemolytica or P multocida obtained from nasal swabs

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and on study days 7 and 14. Laboratory analysis —One set of conjunctival and nasal swabs was tested by means of routine aerobic culture protocols. 23 Briefly, swabs were streaked onto 5% sheep blood agar plates and MacConkey agar plates and

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