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Insights from Veterinary Medicine

Edited by Rita Payan-Carreira

University of Évora

Under the title "Insights from Veterinary Medicine", this book presents original research results and reviews flashing several distinctive aspects of the Veterinary Medicine Sciences, in which the knowledge has continuously increased over the past decades. Veterinary and Human Medicine have been developed in close association, in part as a reflection of the intertwined relationship found between animals and humans since the establishment of first civilizations. Humans and animals share common mechanisms of disease, thus serving as spontaneous models for the study of particular disorders, such as tumors and cardiac diseases. Furthermore, concerns on the deleterious side-effects of contaminants, in particular over the endocrine axis regulating different body functions and fertility, are on the table, as animals may serve as sentinels for environmental quality. In addition, the quality of the animal life with regards to both health and welfare also contribute to the quality of human life, and food-animal health and safety are safeguards against the disruption of the food chain. The Veterinary Medicine field has broadened its scope of action, and nowadays it encompasses much more than the veterinary medical practice. Similarly, a wide field of knowledge was covered in this book. Even so, it was our goal to provide you with current advanced resources in different veterinary science disciplines.

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Insights from Veterinary MedicineEdited by Rita Payan-Carreira

Published: February 27th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56196

ISBN: 978-953-51-1005-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7103-4

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

48870 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

32 Web of Science Citations

45 Dimensions Citations


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1. Dermatology in Dogs and Cats

By Elisa Bourguignon, Luciana Diegues Guimarães, Tássia Sell Ferreira and Evandro Silva Favarato


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2. Immunohistochemical Analysis of Progesterone Receptor and Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen in Canine Inflammatory Mammary Carcinoma

By Anna M. Badowska-Kozakiewicz


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3. Indicators of Poor Welfare in Dairy Cows Within Smallholder Zero-Grazing Units in the Peri-Urban Areas of Nairobi, Kenya

By James Nguhiu-Mwangi, Joshua W. Aleri, Eddy G. M. Mogoa and Peter M. F. Mbithi


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4. Mycobacterium avium Complex in Domestic and Wild Animals

By Ana Cláudia Coelho, Maria de Lurdes Pinto, Ana Matos, Manuela Matos and Maria dos Anjos Pires


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5. Psittacosis

By João Morais, Ana Cláudia Coelho and Maria dos Anjos Pires


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6. The Endocrine Glands in the Dog: From the Cell to Hormone

By Helena Vala, João Rodrigo Mesquita, Fernando Esteves, Carla Santos, Rita Cruz, Cristina Mega and Carmen Nóbrega


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7. Sex Steroid Hormones and Tumors in Domestic Animals

By Yolanda Millán, Silvia Guil-Luna, Carlos Reymundo, Raquel Sánchez- Céspedes and Juana Martín de las Mulas


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8. Feline Mammary Fibroepithelial Hyperplasia: A Clinical Approach

By Rita Payan-Carreira


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9. Diseases of Thyroid in Animals and Their Management

By R. Singh and S. A. Beigh


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10. Crossregulation of the Thyroid Hormone and Corticosteroids in Amphibians and Fish: The Effects of Endocrine Disruption

By Xavier Terrien and Patrick Prunet


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11. Acute Toxicity Profiles of Aqueous and Ethanolic Extracts of Capsicum annum Seeds from South Western Uganda

By Charles Lagu and Frederick I. B. Kayanja


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12. The in vitro Antihelminthic Efficacy of Erythrina Abyssinica Extracts on Ascaridia galli

By Charles Lagu and FIB Kayanja


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