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From winter 1997 to summer 1998, an epizootic of salmonellosis affected several species of songbirds over a large area of the eastern North American continent. This article describes the details of this epizootic in the Canadian Atlantic provinces, based on laboratory examination of dead affected bi...
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A cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and distribution of Salmonella serotypes from apparently healthy slaughtered sheep and goats from November 2002 to May 2003 at Debre Zeit abattoir, Ethiopia. From a total of 107 slaughtered animals (60 goats and 47 sheep), 642 sample...
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Administration of the petroleum ether extract of leaves of P. minima (collected from India) to female albino rats altered their regular cyclicity. Rats treated with the extract (p.o.) exhibited variations in uterine and ovarian weights and caused significant histopathological changes in the histoarc...
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We report the transmittance of Antarctic snow as a function of the thickness of snow layers, in the range between 350 and 900 nm. Samples were studied near Scott Base, Ross Island, and data are presented for measurements made in early December 1996. The transmittance followed the two flux theoretica...
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Rev. of Northrop Frye on modern culture, by Northrop Frye
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Despite concerns over the past decade regarding the decline of Pacific inshore fisheries and the lack of attention to the fishing activities of women in the region, data on both topics remains rare or superficial. Research is often directed towards those fisheries which earn foreign currency and pro...
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From 1718-1739, the radical Schwenckfelder, Christopher Wiegner, kept a spiritual diary outlining his activities among Moravians, pietists, and radicals in Saxony and southeastern Pennsylvania. During this period and particularly from 1734-1739, Wiegner was in close conversation with the Brethren in...
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This paper shares the results of an ethnographic case study into the role a principal had in maintaining a growing minority language school while implementing an inclusive policy for students with learning and physical difficulties. The principal was very aware of the reputation and image of the sch...
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Ibogaine is a natural alkaloid of Voacanga africana that is effective in the treatment of withdrawal symptoms and craving in drug addicts. As the synaptic and cellular basis of ibogaine's actions are not well understood, this study tested the hypothesis that ibogaine and Voacanga africana extract mo...
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Altered functioning of the glutamate system during critical periods of development is believed to play a role in various neurodevelopmental disorders, such as schizophrenia. Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the acoustic startle response is deficient in people with schizophrenia. This study investigated ...
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This paper (only an abstract of which is given) was presented at the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Society of Nematologists held at East Lansing, Michigan, from 16 to 19 August 1977. An account is given of studies carried out in Canada on the effect of parasitism by the mermithid nematode Neomesom...
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Examines video lottery terminal (VLT) gambling, and identifies themes associated with different phases of the gambling experience. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 7 persons (aged 25-55 yrs) who had significant involvement with VLT gambling. Ss were asked questions concerning their life...
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Researchers are beginning to examine issues of age, gender, & abuse, but empirical data is lacking. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify contextual variables, with a particular focus on gender, that may be related to the abuse of older adults. Abuse cases, as described by 121 pr...
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Pituitary corticotroph macrotumors occur in 10% to 50% of dogs with PDH. Clinical signs may be only those of hypercortisolism or may include neurologic signs such as stupor, inappetance, circling, or pacing. Currently, CT and MRI are the only tests that can confirm the presence of a pituitary macrot...
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An automated colorimetric method for determining lipase activity in canine sera was evaluated for precision, linearity and correlation to existing assay methods. The colorimetric method was a commercial reagent that used a series of enzymatic reactions based on the hydrolysis of 1,2 diglyceride by p...
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Rev. of Self, society and personal choice, by Diana Meyers.
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A review on the prepn. and uses of organometallic polymers having metal-carbon bonds in the main or side chains or heteroatom-metal bonds in the main chain.
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Three calves from a herd of beef cattle were examined because of disproportionate dwarfism and excessive extension of metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints. Abnormalities had been noticed at birth, 1 to 6 days earlier. A thorough herd investigation revealed that 16 calves born to 70 mul...
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Severe generalized degenerative myopathy was diagnosed in a population of captive bred satanic leaf-tailed geckoes (Uroplatus phantasticus). The diagnosis was based on characteristic histological changes and response to dietary therapy. This is the first reported case of nutritional myopathy in the ...