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Pathological findings in the pituitary glands of 201 dogs and cats (2018)
Journal Article
Polledo, L., Grinwis, G. C., Graham, P., Dunning, M., & Baiker, K. (in press). Pathological findings in the pituitary glands of 201 dogs and cats. Veterinary Pathology, doi:10.1177/0300985818784162. ISSN 0300-9858

With the exception of classic functional adenomas in dogs and horses, pituitary lesions are infrequently described in the veterinary literature. Approximately 10% of pituitary glands from asymptomatic humans contain abnormalities but the equivalent p... Read More

A retrospective review of great ape cardiovascular disease epidemiology and pathology (2018)
Journal Article
Strong, V. J., Martin, M., Redrobe, S., White, K., & Baiker, K. (2018). A retrospective review of great ape cardiovascular disease epidemiology and pathology. International Zoo Yearbook, 52(1), (113-125). doi:10.1111/izy.12193. ISSN 0074-9664

Cardiovascular disease is associated with significant mortality in zoo-housed great apes and yet little is know about its epidemiology and aetiopathogenesis, and therefore its diagnosis, treatment and prevention. In this retrospective study, the fre... Read More

Guidelines for consistent cardiovascular post-mortem examination, sampling and reporting of lesions in European zoo-housed great apes (2018)
Journal Article
Strong, V., Sheppard, M., Redrobe, S., & Baiker, K. (in press). Guidelines for consistent cardiovascular post-mortem examination, sampling and reporting of lesions in European zoo-housed great apes. International Zoo Yearbook, doi:10.1111/izy.12191. ISSN 0074-9664

Inconsistencies and inadequacies in both the approach to post-mortem examination of the heart and the subsequent reporting of findings have been blamed for a lack of progression of understanding about great ape cardiovascular disease. In order to min... Read More

Pathology in practice: hereditary nephropathy in an English Cocker Spaniel (2017)
Journal Article
de Brot, S., Adamany, J., Baiker, K., Allegrucci, C., Polledo, L., & Grau-Roma, L. (2017). Pathology in practice: hereditary nephropathy in an English Cocker Spaniel. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 251(6), (661-664). doi:10.2460/javma.251.6.661. ISSN 0003-1488

A thirteen-month-old male neutered orange roan English Cocker Spaniel dog was euthanized due to a prolonged history of lethargy, weight loss, severe azotemia and marked proteinuria, which was suggestive of chronic renal failure. At necropsy, both kid... Read More

A novel 3D skin explant model to study anaerobic bacterial infection (2017)
Journal Article
Maboni, G., Davenport, R., Sessford, K., Baiker, K., Jensen, T. K., Blanchard, A. M., …Tötemeyer, S. (2017). A novel 3D skin explant model to study anaerobic bacterial infection. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, doi:10.3389/fcimb.2017.00404. ISSN 2235-2988

Skin infection studies are often limited by financial and ethical constraints, and alternatives, such as monolayer cell culture, do not reflect many cellular processes limiting their application. For a more functional replacement, 3D skin culture mod... Read More

Hypophysitis, panhypopituitarism, and hypothalamitis in a Scottish terrier dog (2017)
Journal Article
Polledo, L., Oliveira, M., Adamany, J., Graham, P., & Baiker, K. (2017). Hypophysitis, panhypopituitarism, and hypothalamitis in a Scottish terrier dog. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 31(5), doi:10.1111/jvim.14790. ISSN 0891-6640

A 6-year old male neutered Scottish Terrier was referred with a 1 week history of progressive lethargy and anorexia. Neurological examination localized a lesion to the forebrain and hormonal testing showed panhypopituitarism. Magnetic resonance imagi... Read More

Neuroaxonal dystrophy in a flock of pied imperial pigeons (Ducula bicolor) (2017)
Journal Article
Barrows, M., Killick, R., Day, C., Saunders, R., Baiker, K., Ressel, L., & Denk, D. (2017). Neuroaxonal dystrophy in a flock of pied imperial pigeons (Ducula bicolor). Journal of Comparative Pathology, 156(4), doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2017.02.006. ISSN 0021-9975

Five juvenile pied imperial pigeons (Ducula bicolor) presented with neurological signs including torticollis, ataxia and poor flying ability. All were humanely destroyed and submitted for post-mortem examination. Microscopically, the most significant... Read More

Wooden breast lesions in broiler chickens in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
de Brot, S., Perez, S., Shivaprasad, H., Baiker, K., Polledo, L., Clark, M., & Grau-Roma, L. (2016). Wooden breast lesions in broiler chickens in the UK. Veterinary Record, 178(6), doi:10.1136/vr.103561. ISSN 0042-4900

A new condition causing significant economic losses due to lesions in the pectoralis major muscle of commercial broiler chickens has been recently reported in Finland. The condition has been named wooden breast and is characterized by its gross and h... Read More