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There is increasing interest in evaluating how chronic disease may affect dogs through assessment of their behavior in their everyday environment. 1–4 Many chronic conditions can cause changes in a dog's activity. Conditions such as cardiac

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The gastrointestinal microbiome is a diverse colony of microorganisms that has a synergistic and specifically adapted relationship to the digestive function of the host and may be altered by changes in the diet or environment, administration of

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, the equations currently in use for predicting energy requirements of dogs have not been validated for the purpose for which they are most commonly used. Pet dogs generally are housed in environments that differ considerably from those of kenneled

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conditions affecting dogs responding to disasters is dehydration. 1–3 Working dogs may work for extended periods in adverse environments. Similarly, pet dogs may be motivated to endlessly chase a ball or accompany an owner on a run. The handler or owner must

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fecal environment, which is one of the least hospitable environments for DNA amplification. 22,23 Techniques have been developed to improve free DNA recovery from feces and have been used successfully for procedures such as fecal genotyping of wildlife

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represent percentages. * Values were considered significant at P ≤ 0.05. DSH = Domestic shorthair. DMH = Domestic medium hair. DLH = Domestic longhair. — = Not applicable. Cats from households with smokers had lived in these environments for a

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an assessment of lean body mass is also a complex process, and accurate methods are not likely to be available outside a research environment. A practical solution from a dog owner's perspective would be to include sex as a predictive variable because

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, arrhythmia, renal function, or hemodynamic measurements. 10–14 There have been few attempts to quantify the impact of treatment on owner assessment of quality of life or on objective measurement of activity in the home environment. One example of assessing

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.5-fold increase in other nucleated cells above naïve concentrations were successful in forming bone when this concentration was combined with a so-called biologic environment at the graft site. The selective cell retention method is quicker and requires

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software. h * Value reported is the mean. Ka = Absorption rate constant. Ke = Elimination rate constant. NA = Not applicable. Discussion To mimic the subcutaneous tissue environment, the release of platinum from CI-CSH beads into an agarose

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