Experts and Doctors on cattle in New Zealand


Locale: New Zealand
Topic: cattle

Top Publications

  1. Marquetoux N, Stevenson M, Wilson P, Ridler A, Heuer C. Using social network analysis to inform disease control interventions. Prev Vet Med. 2016;126:94-104 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that, for our system, recording and exploiting livestock movements can contribute towards risk-based control strategies to prevent and monitor the introduction and the spread of infectious diseases in animal populations. ..
  2. Sharma P, Oey I, Everett D. Thermal properties of milk fat, xanthine oxidase, caseins and whey proteins in pulsed electric field-treated bovine whole milk. Food Chem. 2016;207:34-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Evidence for the adsorption of complexes onto the MFGM surface was obtained from the increase in surface hydrophobicity of proteins, revealing the presence of unfolded hydrophobic regions. ..
  3. Martinez M, Sanderson N, Quirke L, Lawrence S, Juengel J. Association between antral follicle count and reproductive measures in New Zealand lactating dairy cows maintained in a pasture-based production system. Theriogenology. 2016;85:466-75 pubmed publisher
  4. Vink W, Jones G, Johnson W, Brown J, Demirkan I, Carter S, et al. Diagnostic assessment without cut-offs: application of serology for the modelling of bovine digital dermatitis infection. Prev Vet Med. 2009;92:235-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Under the condition that the model assumptions are valid for the larger population, the results of this work can be generalized by predictive inference. ..
  5. Cheng L, Kim E, Merry R, Dewhurst R. Nitrogen partitioning and isotopic fractionation in dairy cows consuming diets based on a range of contrasting forages. J Dairy Sci. 2011;94:2031-41 pubmed publisher
  6. Bates A, Dohoo I. Risk factors for peri-parturient farmer diagnosed mastitis in New Zealand dairy herds: findings from a retrospective cohort study. Prev Vet Med. 2016;127:70-6 pubmed publisher
    ..96 (95%CI=1.67-2.27) 21-90days after calving. Neither number of animals calving per day, nor herd size was associated with an increased hazard of CM and there was a significant difference in the hazard across farms. ..
  7. Lee M, Keane O, Glass B, Manley T, Cullen N, Dodds K, et al. Establishment of a pipeline to analyse non-synonymous SNPs in Bos taurus. BMC Genomics. 2006;7:298 pubmed
    ..Of the SNPs detected in this study, 99% have not been previously reported. These novel SNPs will be useful for association studies or gene mapping. ..
  8. McDougall S, Arthur D, Bryan M, Vermunt J, Weir A. Clinical and bacteriological response to treatment of clinical mastitis with one of three intramammary antibiotics. N Z Vet J. 2007;55:161-70 pubmed
    ..However, the bacteriological cure proportion was the same among the treatments. Cure proportions were lower in cows from which major mastitis pathogens were isolated and when treatment commenced 28-72 days after calving. ..
  9. Brooks H, McConnell M, Corbett J, Buchan G, Fitzpatrick C, Broadbent R. Potential prophylactic value of bovine colostrum in necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates: an in vitro study on bacterial attachment, antibody levels and cytokine production. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2006;48:347-54 pubmed
    ..001). The potential of bovine colostrum to increase the production of inflammatory mediators could limit its usefulness. ..

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  1. Clark D, Lord E, Suttie J. Expression of VEGF and pleiotrophin in deer antler. Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2006;288:1281-93 pubmed
    ..This is the first report of cervine angiogenic growth factors within the growing antler tip...
  2. Lim J, Perwick R, Li B, Donaldson P. Comparison of the expression and spatial localization of glucose transporters in the rat, bovine and human lens. Exp Eye Res. 2017;161:193-204 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these studies have identified GLUT1 to be the primary transporter that mediates glucose uptake in the rat, bovine and human lens. ..
  3. Lange J, McCarthy A, Kay J, Meier S, Walker C, Crookenden M, et al. Prepartum feeding level and body condition score affect immunological performance in grazing dairy cows during the transition period. J Dairy Sci. 2016;99:2329-2338 pubmed publisher
    ..Considering the current results, optimally conditioned animals might benefit from a restricted precalving diet, whereas underconditioned cows can be fed to requirements. ..
  4. McDowell R, Nash D. A review of the cost-effectiveness and suitability of mitigation strategies to prevent phosphorus loss from dairy farms in New Zealand and Australia. J Environ Qual. 2012;41:680-93 pubmed publisher
  5. McFadden A, Tisdall D, Hill F, Otterson P, Pulford D, Peake J, et al. The first case of a bull persistently infected with Border disease virus in New Zealand. N Z Vet J. 2012;60:290-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Poor reproductive performance was observed in 62 dairy heifers, with a pregnancy rate of 23% following 57 days mating with one 3-year-old and two 2-year old Belted Galloway bulls that were sourced from separate sheep and beef farms...
  6. Compton C, Cursons R, Barnett C, McDougall S. Expression of innate resistance factors in mammary secretion from periparturient dairy heifers and their association with subsequent infection status. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2009;127:357-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings support further investigation of function and gene polymorphisms of MAIL and Bdef as potential markers of mastitis resistance in dairy heifers...
  7. Thambyah A, Broom N. On new bone formation in the pre-osteoarthritic joint. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009;17:456-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesise that the new bone spicules that appear in regions beneath intact cartilage adjacent to lesion sites provide a snapshot of the elusive pre-OA state. ..
  8. McDougall S, Macaulay R, Compton C. Association between endometritis diagnosis using a novel intravaginal device and reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Anim Reprod Sci. 2007;99:9-23 pubmed
    ..Diagnosis of endometritis with the metricheck device was associated with poorer subsequent reproductive performance...
  9. Christie D, Palmer D. Identification and characterization of glycoproteins after extraction of bovine chromaffin-granule membranes with lithium di-iodosalicylate. Purification of glycoprotein II from the soluble fraction. Biochem J. 1990;270:57-61 pubmed
    ..Extraction of chromaffin-granule membranes with LDIS is a simple and rapid procedure that facilitates studies concerned with the structure and function of membrane glycoproteins from these and other secretory granules. ..
  10. Boritzki T, Palmer B, Coddington J, Denny W. Identification of the major lesion from the reaction of an acridine-targeted aniline mustard with DNA as an adenine N1 adduct. Chem Res Toxicol. 1994;7:41-6 pubmed
  11. McDougall S. Gross abnormalities, bacteriology and histological lesions of uteri of dairy cows failing to conceive or maintain pregnancy. N Z Vet J. 2005;53:253-6 pubmed
    ..To describe the gross pathology, bacteriology and histopathology of the reproductive tracts of dairy cows that failed to conceive or maintain pregnancy...
  12. Johnson M, Labes R, Taylor M, Mackintosh C. Efficacy trial of an irradiated cattle lungworm vaccine in red deer (Cervus elaphus). Vet Parasitol. 2003;117:131-7 pubmed
    ..Adult lungworms were found in the lungs of all deer at necropsy but fewer were recorded in the vaccinated deer. Although Huskvac provided a degree of protection for red deer it was not effective enough to recommend its use...
  13. Li C, Littlejohn R, Corson I, Suttie J. Effects of testosterone on pedicle formation and its transformation to antler in castrated male, freemartin and normal female red deer (Cervus elaphus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2003;131:21-31 pubmed
    ..Based on these results, we conclude that EA-induced pedicles at least in red deer of the genus Cervus, like those in the genus Odocoileus, are constitutively capable of giving rise to antlers, if they are of sufficient height...
  14. McLeay L, Carruthers V, Neil P. Use of a breath test to determine the fate of swallowed fluids in cattle. Am J Vet Res. 1997;58:1314-9 pubmed
    ..To investigate a [13C]octanoic acid breath test as a means of detecting reticular groove contraction in cattle...
  15. Kittelberger R, Reichel M, Joyce M, Staak C. Serological crossreactivity between Brucella abortus and Yersinia enterocolitica 0:9. III. Specificity of the in vitro antigen-specific gamma interferon test for bovine brucellosis diagnosis in experimentally Yersinia enterocolitica 0:9-infected catt. Vet Microbiol. 1997;57:361-71 pubmed
    ..0. These findings show, in contrast to a previous study, that the Brucellergen-specific IFN-gamma assay cannot be used as a specific and discriminatory test for B. abortus infections...
  16. Palmer D, Christie D. The primary structure of glycoprotein III from bovine adrenal medullary chromaffin granules. Sequence similarity with human serum protein-40,40 and rat Sertoli cell glycoprotein. J Biol Chem. 1990;265:6617-23 pubmed
    ..Northern blot analysis confirmed that RNA encoding GpIII is also abundant in liver, testis, and brain. ..
  17. Cornish J, Palmano K, Callon K, Watson M, Lin J, Valenti P, et al. Lactoferrin and bone; structure-activity relationships. Biochem Cell Biol. 2006;84:297-302 pubmed
    ..We conclude that lactoferrin might have a physiological role in bone growth and healing and a potential therapeutic role as an anabolic factor in osteoporosis. ..
  18. Hieber A, Christie D. Characterization of glycoprotein II from bovine adrenal medullary chromaffin granules. Identification of components representing the secretory vesicle counterparts of the lysosomal-associated membrane glycoproteins (lamp-1 and lamp-2). J Biol Chem. 1993;268:11073-8 pubmed
  19. Currie M, Bassett N, Gluckman P. Ovine glucose transporter-1 and -3: cDNA partial sequences and developmental gene expression in the placenta. Placenta. 1997;18:393-401 pubmed
    ..The nucleotide sequences reported in this paper have been submitted to the GenBank/EMBL Data Bank under accession numbers U89029 (oGLUT1) and U89030 (oGLUT3). ..
  20. McDougall S, Hussein H, Petrovski K. Antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus dysgalactiae from dairy cows with mastitis. N Z Vet J. 2014;62:68-76 pubmed publisher
    ..e. commercial veterinary laboratories or collected as part of research studies; the clinical status of the cow, i.e. subclinical or clinical mastitis; cow age and herd on the distribution of the MIC...
  21. Aitken G, Raizis A, Yandle T, George P, Espiner E, Cameron V. The characterization of ovine genes for atrial, brain, and C-type natriuretic peptides. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 1999;16:115-21 pubmed
    ..This conservation of the BNP gene sequence suggests that BNP, like the other NPs, plays an important role in mammalian physiology. ..
  22. Vaghefi E, Walker K, Pontre B, Jacobs M, Donaldson P. Magnetic resonance and confocal imaging of solute penetration into the lens reveals a zone of restricted extracellular space diffusion. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012;302:R1250-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our studies have revealed inner and outer boundaries of a zone within which a narrowing of the extracellular space restricts solute diffusion and acts to direct fluxes into the lens core via the sutures...
  23. McDougall S, Hussein H, Aberdein D, Buckle K, Roche J, Burke C, et al. Relationships between cytology, bacteriology and vaginal discharge scores and reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Theriogenology. 2011;76:229-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Cows in the highest quartile for PMN% at both D28 and D42 had lower pregnancy rates, took longer to conceive, and had a lower milk yield than those in the lower PMN% categories...
  24. Smaill J, Fan J, Denny W. DNA minor groove targeted alkylating agents based on bisbenzimidazole carriers: synthesis, cytotoxicity and sequence-specificity of DNA alkylation. Anticancer Drug Des. 1998;13:857-80 pubmed
  25. Greenhill N, Ruger B, Hasan Q, Davis P. The alpha1(VIII) and alpha2(VIII) collagen chains form two distinct homotrimeric proteins in vivo. Matrix Biol. 2000;19:19-28 pubmed
    ..These results indicate the alpha1(VIII) and alpha2(VIII) chains preferentially form pepsin-resistant, homotrimeric molecules and so can exist as two distinct proteins. ..
  26. McDougall S, Agnew K, Cursons R, Hou X, Compton C. Parenteral treatment of clinical mastitis with tylosin base or penethamate hydriodide in dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci. 2007;90:779-89 pubmed
    ..82.0% of cows treated with penethamate hydriodide or tylosin, respectively), or in SCC or milk production between dairy cows with clinical mastitis and those treated for clinical mastitis with 1 of 2 parenteral antibiotic therapies. ..
  27. McDougall S, Rhodes F, Verkerk G. Pregnancy loss in dairy cattle in the Waikato region of New Zealand. N Z Vet J. 2005;53:279-87 pubmed
    ..To define the incidence rate of pregnancy loss and risk factors for those losses in pasture-fed dairy cattle in the Waikato region of New Zealand...
  28. O Connor C, Denny W, Fan J, Gamage R. DNA-directed aniline mustards based on 9-aminoacridine: interaction with DNA. Chem Biol Interact. 1992;85:1-14 pubmed
    ..Despite these similarities, the compounds are known to have quite different patterns of DNA alkylation, switching from guanine to adenine alkylation as the chain length is extended. ..