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Evidence of augmented intrarenal angiotensinogen associated with glomerular swelling in gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: clinical implications (2019)
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Mistry, H. D., Kurlak, L. O., Gardner, D. S., Torffvit, O., Hansen, A., Broughton Pipkin, F., & Strevens, H. (2019). Evidence of augmented intrarenal angiotensinogen associated with glomerular swelling in gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: clinical implications. Journal of the American Heart Association, 8(13), 1-11. doi:10.1161/JAHA.119.012611

Background-—AGT (angiotensinogen) synthesis occurs in renal proximal tubular epithelial cells, independent from systemic AGT, as a component of the intrarenal renin–angiotensin system. We investigated urinary AGT, as a biomarker for renin–angiotensin... Read More

A Fibromyxoid Stromal Response is Associated with Muscle Invasion in Canine Urothelial Carcinoma (2019)
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de Brot, S., Grau-Roma, L., Stirling-Stainsby, C., Dettwiler, M., Guscetti, F., Meier, D., …Mongan, N. (2019). A Fibromyxoid Stromal Response is Associated with Muscle Invasion in Canine Urothelial Carcinoma. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 169, 35-46. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2019.04.003

Canine urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the most common type of cancer of the lower urinary tract and tends to affect elderly neutered female dogs, with a high predisposition for Scottish terriers. Tumour stroma, inflammation and necrosis are poorly char... Read More

Mucosal injury following short term tracheal intubation: a novel animal model and composite injury score (2018)
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Sinha, R., Correia, R., Gardner, D., Grau-Roma, L., de Brot, S., Hardman, J., …Norris, A. (2018). Mucosal injury following short term tracheal intubation: a novel animal model and composite injury score. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 3(4), 257-262. doi:10.1002/lio2.168

Objectives: Postintubation laryngotracheal injury is common. Assessment of histopathological changes currently requires animal models. We set about developing a viable, resource effective animal model to study these effects and to develop a detailed... Read More

The dog as an animal model for bladder and urethral urothelial carcinoma: comparative epidemiology and histology (2018)
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de Brot, S., Robinson, B. D., Scase, T., Grau‑Roma, L., Wilkinson, E., Boorjian, S. A., …Mongan, N. P. (2018). The dog as an animal model for bladder and urethral urothelial carcinoma: comparative epidemiology and histology. Oncology Letters, 16(2), doi:10.3892/ol.2018.8837

Despite the recent approval of several novel agents for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC), survival in this setting remains poor. As such, continued investigation into novel therapeutic options remains warranted. Pre clinical develop... Read More

Ultrasonographic-based predictive factors influencing successful return to racing after superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in flat racehorses: a retrospective cohort study in 469 Thoroughbred racehorses in Hong Kong (2018)
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Alzola, R., Easter, C., Riggs, C., Gardner, D., & Freeman, S. (2018). Ultrasonographic-based predictive factors influencing successful return to racing after superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in flat racehorses: a retrospective cohort study in 469 Thoroughbred racehorses in Hong Kong. Equine Veterinary Journal, 50(5), 602-608. doi:10.1111/evj.12810

Background: Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injury is an important health and welfare concern in racehorses. It is generally diagnosed with ultrasonography, predictive ultrasonographic features have not been reported. Objectives: To determi... Read More

Ultrasonographic scoring system for superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in horses: intra- and inter-rater variability (2017)
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Alzola Domingo, R., Riggs, C. M., Gardner, D. S., & Freeman, S. (2017). Ultrasonographic scoring system for superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in horses: intra- and inter-rater variability. Veterinary Record, 181(24), doi:10.1136/vr.104233

Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) tendinopathy is an important musculoskeletal problem in horses. The study objective was to validate an ultrasonographic scoring system for SDFT injuries. Ultrasonographic images from 14 Thoroughbred racehorses... Read More

Mineral analysis of complete dog and cat foods in the UK and compliance with European guidelines (2017)
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Davies, M., Alborough, R., Jones, L., Davis, C., Williams, C., & Gardner, D. S. (2017). Mineral analysis of complete dog and cat foods in the UK and compliance with European guidelines. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17159-7

Mineral content of complete pet food is regulated to ensure health of the companion animal population. Analysis of adherence to these regulatory guidelines has not been conducted. Here, mineral composition of complete wet (n = 97) and dry (n = 80) ca... Read More

Radiographic assessment of the skeletons of Dolly and other clones finds no abnormal osteoarthritis (2017)
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Corr, S. A., Gardner, D. S., Langley-Hobbs, S., Ness, M. G., Kitchener, A. C., & Sinclair, K. D. (2017). Radiographic assessment of the skeletons of Dolly and other clones finds no abnormal osteoarthritis. Scientific Reports, 7, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15902-8

Our recent report detailing the health status of cloned sheep concluded that the animals had aged normally. This is in stark contrast to reports on Dolly (first animal cloned from adult cells) whose diagnoses of osteoarthritis (OA) at 5½ years of age... Read More

Parental protein malnutrition programmes of offspring growth and vasculature to increase risk of cardiovascular, pancreatic, and metabolic disease: lessons learned from animal studies (2017)
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Ruiz-Diaz, M. D., Partridge, H., Davidson, F., Mongan, N. P., Gardner, D. S., & Rutland, C. S. (2017). Parental protein malnutrition programmes of offspring growth and vasculature to increase risk of cardiovascular, pancreatic, and metabolic disease: lessons learned from animal studies. European Medical Journal Reproductive Health, 3(1),

It is well known that consumption of a balanced diet throughout adulthood is key toward maintenance of optimal body weight and cardiovascular health. Research using animal models can provide insights into the programming of short and long-term health... Read More

Tissue cell stress response to obesity and its interaction with late gestational diet (2017)
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Saroha, V., Dellschaft, N. S., Keisler, D. H., Gardner, D. S., Budge, H., Sebert, S. P., & Symonds, M. E. (2018). Tissue cell stress response to obesity and its interaction with late gestational diet. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 30, doi:10.1071/RD16494

Intra-uterine growth restriction in late pregnancy can contribute to adverse long term metabolic health in the offspring. We utilised an animal (sheep) model of maternal dietary manipulation in late pregnancy, combined with exposure of the offspring... Read More

The detection of great crested newts year round via environmental DNA analysis (2017)
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Rees, H. C., Baker, C. A., Gardner, D. S., Maddison, B. C., & Gough, K. C. (2017). The detection of great crested newts year round via environmental DNA analysis. BMC Research Notes, 10(1), doi:10.1186/s13104-017-2657-y

Objective Analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) is a method that has been used for the detection of various species within water bodies. The great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) has a short eDNA survey season (mid-April to June). Here we investi... Read More

Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in patients with liver disease in eastern China (2017)
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Tian, A., Li, G., Elsheikha, H. M., Gardner, D., Zhang, X., Dong, W., …Zhu, X. (2017). Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in patients with liver disease in eastern China. Epidemiology and Infection, 145(11), doi:10.1017/S0950268817001327

The role of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii in the pathogenesis of liver disease has recently gained much interest. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with T. gondii infection in patients with l... Read More

Preliminary investigation of urine N-telopeptide concentration as a biomarker of bone resorption in dogs receiving glucocorticoids: Urinary NTx in glucocorticoid treated dogs (2017)
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Adamany, J. L., Cross, G. F., Gardner, D., & Dunning, M. D. (2017). Preliminary investigation of urine N-telopeptide concentration as a biomarker of bone resorption in dogs receiving glucocorticoids: Urinary NTx in glucocorticoid treated dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 58(7), 403-407. doi:10.1111/jsap.12675

Objectives The influence of glucocorticoid therapy on bone resorption in dogs using a urine N‐telopeptide assay was investigated. Materials and Methods Thirty‐one dogs receiving oral glucocorticoids and 31 age‐matched healthy control dogs were e... Read More

Mineral status in canine medial coronoid process disease: a cohort study using analysis of hair by mass spectrometry (2017)
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Davies, M., West, J., Williams, C., & Gardner, D. S. (in press). Mineral status in canine medial coronoid process disease: a cohort study using analysis of hair by mass spectrometry. Veterinary Record, 180(18), doi:10.1136/vr.103953

In several species, developmental skeletal diseases involving abnormal endochondral ossification have been associated with imbalanced mineral intake. Hair analysis reflects long-term mineral status. To determine the mineral content of hair from dogs... Read More

Acetylsalicylic acid interferes with embryonic kidney growth and development by a prostaglandin-independent mechanism (2017)
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Welham, S. J., Sparrow, A. J., Gardner, D. S., & Elmes, M. J. (2017). Acetylsalicylic acid interferes with embryonic kidney growth and development by a prostaglandin-independent mechanism. World Journal of Nephrology, 6(1), doi:10.5527/WJN.v6.i1.21

AIM: To evaluate the effects of the non-selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), on ex vivo embryonic kidney growth and development. METHODS: Pairs of fetal mouse kidneys at embryonic day 12.5 were cultured... Read More

Healthy ageing of cloned sheep (2016)
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Sinclair, K. D., Corr, S. A., Gutierrez, C. G., Fisher, P. A., Lee, J., Rathbone, A. J., …Gardner, D. S. (in press). Healthy ageing of cloned sheep. Nature Communications, 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms12359

The health of cloned animals generated by somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been of concern since its inception; however, there are no detailed assessments of late-onset, non-communicable diseases. Here we report that SCNT has no obvious detri... Read More