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See detailUsefulness of ultrasonography of deep cervical lymph nodes in diagnosis of neoplastic disease in horses
Evrard, Laurence ULg; Fonseca, Rita; Bolen, Géraldine ULg et al

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See detailStéatite généralisée chez 3 chevaux adultes référés à l’université de Liège
Leroux, Aurélia ULg; Garcia da Fonseca, Rita; Bayrou, Calixte ULg et al

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (2014), 184

In horses, two forms of generalised steatitis have been described: one subcutaneous nodular form and one diffuse systemic form. Three cases of the second form are described in this paper. The clinical ... [more ▼]

In horses, two forms of generalised steatitis have been described: one subcutaneous nodular form and one diffuse systemic form. Three cases of the second form are described in this paper. The clinical signs included depression, anorexia, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, subcutaneous oedema, tachycardia and tachypnea. Blood analyses showed anemia, neutrophilia, hypoalbuminemia, increased muscular enzymes activities, and low level of vitamine E concentration. Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated an irregular hyperechoic band of peritoneal fat tissue. Ante mortem diagnosis was achieved in 2 horses, one on the basis of rectal biopsies and one on the basis of biopsies of the nuchal ligament. Despite a corticoids therapy and vitamin E supplementation, the 3 horses died or were euthanized. Those cases confirm that, in horses, diagnosis of systemic diffuse generalised steatitis is difficult and that the prognosis is poor. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrasound-guided epidural access in dog
Liotta, Annalisa Pia ULg; Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg et al

in Veterinary Radiology and ultrasound (2013, August 29)

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See detailULTRASOUND ANATOMY AND US-GUIDED INTRA-ARTICULAR INJECTION TECHNIQUE OF THE CANINE ADULT HIP
Bergamino, Chiara; Etienne, Anne-Laure ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg

Poster (2013, August)

Introduction Ultrasound (US)-guided techniques are routinely used in human1,2 and veterinary3 medicine to increase safety and accuracy1. Due to its deep location blind needle insertion in the coxo-femoral ... [more ▼]

Introduction Ultrasound (US)-guided techniques are routinely used in human1,2 and veterinary3 medicine to increase safety and accuracy1. Due to its deep location blind needle insertion in the coxo-femoral joint may be difficult. The aim of this study was to determine the US anatomy of the adult canine hip in order to establish the approach for US-guided intra-articular (IA) injections. Materials and Methods A 3-18 MHz linear and a 5-10 curvilinear transducers were used. Seven adult live dogs were used to  establish the US anatomy. Ten dog cadavers were used to obtain frozen sections to compare to US images and to establish the injection technique. Dogs were clipped and examined in lateral recumbency using a dorsal approach. To assess accuracy of injections performed on cadavers, joints were injected with a iodinated contrast medium and controlled radiographically. Injections were realized by 3 operators with different US experience using a 22G needle. To localize the joint, two techniques were established: one using the greater trocanther as landmark, one using the ilium wing. Results The coxo-femoral joint was easily visualized in all live dogs and cadavers. When the great trochanter was used as anatomical landmark, the femoral neck hyperechoic surface was identified in continuity with the greater trocanther hyperechoic surface in a plane perpendicular to the vertebral column and then followed axially till the anechoic gap representing the articular space. At the joint space the hyperechoic acetabulum was seen partially covering the femoral head and the joint capsule was visible as a triangular echoic structure (Figs. 1 & 2). Using the hyperechoic surface of the ilium wing as a starting point, the coxofemoral joint was localized following the wing and the hyperechoic ilium body caudally in a transverse plane. The inexperienced operator found easier to localize the joint using the ilium as landmark. For injection the needle was inserted axially to the great trochanter and directed in a dorsolateral-ventromedial direction toward the joint space and then pushed through the capsule (Figs. 3 & 4). Twenty hips were injected (Fig. 5). In all cases operators had the feeling to pass the joint capsule with the needle. All injections were successful and control radiographs showed intra-articular contrast (Fig. 6). Discussion/Conclusion The dorsal aspect of the canine hip can be easily localized at US and US-guidance can be efficiently used for IA injection [less ▲]

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See detailMorphometric analyses of the normal suspensory ligament in Standardbreds
Shikh Al Sook, Mohamad Khir ULg; Antoine, Nadine ULg; Piret, Joëlle ULg et al

Poster (2013, July)

The suspensory ligament (SL) is composed of connective tissue (CT) with a variable proportion of muscle (MT) and adipose tissue (AT). The aim of our study is to quantify the CT, MT and AT within the SL in ... [more ▼]

The suspensory ligament (SL) is composed of connective tissue (CT) with a variable proportion of muscle (MT) and adipose tissue (AT). The aim of our study is to quantify the CT, MT and AT within the SL in sound horses. Right limbs from 11 horses were collected. Samples from 6 levels of the SL were embedded in paraffin or in Tissue-Tek®. Most of the paraffin sections were shredded. Using the cryosection, some artefacts appeared. Cryoprotection was carried out, which produced the best results. Hematoxylin–phloxine–saffron and Hematoxylin–eosin gave a good contrast of colours between the tissues allowing the use of an image analysis programme. The percentage of MT and AT decreased significantly (P < 0.0001), whereas the percentage of CT increased significantly (P < 0.0001) with age and when descending from the proximal to the distal level of the SL. The percentage of MT was significantly higher (P < 0.0001) in females than males, while the percentage of CT was significantly higher (P < 0.0001) in males than females. The percentage of AT was significantly higher (P = 0.0278) in pelvic limbs than in thoracic limbs. These results confirm the variation in tissue composition within the SL of sound horses. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrasonographic characteristics of the cisterna chyli in eight dogs and four cats
Etienne, Anne-Laure ULg; Cavrenne, Romain ULg; Gommeren, Kris ULg et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2013), 54(4), 398-402

Ultrasonography of the cisterna chyli has been used in humans to diagnose increased lymphatic flow or lymph flow obstruction and to guide percutaneous embolization of the thoracic duct via the cisterna ... [more ▼]

Ultrasonography of the cisterna chyli has been used in humans to diagnose increased lymphatic flow or lymph flow obstruction and to guide percutaneous embolization of the thoracic duct via the cisterna chyli. The aim of this study was to describe the ultrasonographic characteristics of the dorsal portion of cisterna chyli in dogs and cats with chylous ascites or chylothorax and in a group of healthy dogs and cats. The aorta and the cranial mesenteric artery were used as anatomic landmarks. Ultrasonography was performed before and 2 h after a fatty meal in healthy dogs and cats. The visualized structure was confirmed to be a dilated cisterna chyli at necropsy in a dog with chylous ascites. The confirmed or presumed cisterna chyli was consistently detected using ultrasonography in nonfasted healthy animals and clinically affected animals and appeared as an anechoic tubular structure, without detectable flow, at the right dorsolateral aspect of the aorta. It had a similar ultrasonographic appearance in patients with chyloabdomen and in nonfasted healthy dogs and cats. There was considerable overlap in diameters of the cisterna chyli for affected and healthy animals. The shape and size of the cisterna chyli in an individual animal were variable during the same ultrasound examination and between different examinations. This study demonstrated the appearance of the presumed dorsal portion of the cisterna chyli by ultrasonography and might provide useful preliminary data for further studies into the feasibility of ultrasound-guided injections or aspirations of the cisterna chyli in dogs and cats. [less ▲]

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See detailImaging findings in 12 horses with lymphoma: a retrospective study
Evrard, Laurence ULg; Fonseca, Rita; Bolen, Géraldine ULg et al

Poster (2013, February)

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See detailMorphometric analyses of the body and the branches of the normal third interosseous muscle (suspensory ligament) in Standardbreds
Shikh Al Sook, Mohamad Khir ULg; Antoine, Nadine ULg; Piret, Joëlle ULg et al

in Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia (2013)

The third interosseous muscle (suspensory ligament, TIOM) is composed of connective tissue (CT) with a variable proportion of muscle (MT) and adipose tissue (AT). The aim of our study is to quantify the ... [more ▼]

The third interosseous muscle (suspensory ligament, TIOM) is composed of connective tissue (CT) with a variable proportion of muscle (MT) and adipose tissue (AT). The aim of our study is to quantify the CT, MT and AT within the body and the branches of right thoracic and pelvic limbs TIOM in sound horses to determine whether there are differences in CT, MT and AT between age, sex, limbs and levels. Right limbs from 11 sound horses were collected. Samples from 6 levels of the TIOM were embedded in paraffin or in Tissue-Tek®. Most of the paraffin sections were shredded. Using the cryosection, some artefacts appeared. Cryoprotection was carried out, which produced the best results. Hematoxylin–phloxine–saffron and Hematoxylin–eosin gave a good contrast of colours between the tissues observed allowing the use of an image analysis programme to calculate percentage of each tissue within the TIOM. The percentage of MT and AT decreased significantly (P < 0.0001), whereas the percentage of CT increased significantly (P < 0.0001) with age and when descending from the proximal to the distal level of the TIOM. The percentage of MT was significantly higher (P < 0.0001) in females than males, while the percentage of CT was significantly higher (P < 0.0001) in males than females. The percentage of AT was significantly higher (P = 0.0278) in pelvic limbs than in thoracic limbs. These results confirm the variation in tissue composition within the TIOM of sound horses. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphological and morphometric analyses of the suspensory ligament in Standardbreds
Shikh Al Sook, Mohamad Khir ULg; Antoine, Nadine ULg; Piret, Joëlle ULg et al

Poster (2012, October)

Ultrasound techniques allow examination of some parts of the suspensory ligament (SL) but "anomalies" are regularly observed. Their significance is not known. Few studies have described the relationship ... [more ▼]

Ultrasound techniques allow examination of some parts of the suspensory ligament (SL) but "anomalies" are regularly observed. Their significance is not known. Few studies have described the relationship between ultrasonographic appearance and the exact morphology in histological sections. The aim of this study is to develop good techniques for cutting, staining, and showing the variation in the tissue composition within the SL. The SLs from the right limbs of 11 horses were collected. Samples were taken from cross-sections at six levels of the SL and they were embedded in paraffin or in Tissue-Tek®. Most of the paraffin sections were shredded. By using the cryosection technique, some freezing artifacts (holes) appeared. Therefore, a technique of freezing with cryoprotection was carried out, which produced the best results. Hematoxylin-phloxine-saffron gives a good contrast of colors between the tissues observed allowing the use of an image analysis program. The percentage of each tissue within the SL for each section and for six levels of the ligament was calculated. Results were analyzed by SAS software. The muscle tissue (PMT) and adipose tissue (PAT) decreased significantly (p < 0.0001), whereas the connective tissue (PCT) increased significantly (p < 0.0001) with age and when descending from the proximal to the distal level of the SL. The PMT was significantly higher (p < 0.0001) in females than males, while the PCT was significantly higher (p < 0.0001) in males than females. The PAT was significantly higher (p = 0.0278) in hindlimbs than in forelimbs. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrasonography of the collateral ligaments of the distal interphalangeal joint in horses: technique and reference images
Evrard, Laurence ULg; Bolen, Géraldine ULg; Maquet, Nathalie et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2012), 32(9), 584-589

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See detailA study of the caeco-colic vessels and lymph nodes at equine transabdominal ultrasonography
Evrard, Laurence ULg; Esmans, Maya; Etienne, Anne-Laure ULg et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2012)

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See detailComparison of the sedative and hemodynamic effects of acepromazine and promethazine in the standing horse.
Pequito, Manuel; Amory, Hélène ULg; Serteyn, Didier ULg et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2012), 32(12), 1-6

The objective of this study was to compare the sedative and peripheral hemodynamic effects of acepromazine (ACP) and promethazine (PTZ) in the standing healthy horse. Nine healthy Warmblood horses ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to compare the sedative and peripheral hemodynamic effects of acepromazine (ACP) and promethazine (PTZ) in the standing healthy horse. Nine healthy Warmblood horses randomly received either intravenous ACP at 0.1 mg/kg or PTZ at 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 mg/kg. A sedation score based on clinical examination was recorded, and systolic arterial blood pressure was noninvasively evaluated using a Doppler flow detector at the tail, just before and every 15 minutes until 60 minutes after drug injection. Hemodynamics of the median artery of the left forelimb was studied using Doppler ultrasonography just before and 45 minutes after injection of the drug, which allowed calculation of surface (SURF), diameter (DIAM), and circumference (CIRC) of the vessel and peak systolic velocity (PSV), end diastolic velocity (EDV), mean velocity (MV), volumetric flow (VF), and resistivity index (RI) of the blood flow. Regardless of the dose used, PTZ had lesser sedative and hypotensive effects than ACP at 0.1 mg/kg and did not induce significant variations in SURF, DIAM, CIRC, PSV, EDV, MV, VF, and RI of the studied standing horses. Conversely, the vasodilatory properties of ACP were illustrated by a significant increase in SURF, DIAM, CIRC, PSV, EDV, MV, and VF and a significant reduction of the RI. Unlike ACP, PTZ did not induce alterations on the morphology of the Doppler waveform. PTZ appears to have less sedative and peripheral vasodilator effects than ACP, thus it could be safer than ACP in patients suffering from hypotension. [less ▲]

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See detailIMAGING FINDINGS IN HORSES WITH PHARYNGEAL SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
Etienne, Anne-Laure ULg; Evrard, Laurence ULg; Bolen, Géraldine ULg et al

Poster (2012)

Introduction Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has been occasionally reported in the equine pharyngeal region1-3. The aim of this poster is to describe imaging findings in 4 cases of pharyngeal SCC. Material ... [more ▼]

Introduction Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has been occasionally reported in the equine pharyngeal region1-3. The aim of this poster is to describe imaging findings in 4 cases of pharyngeal SCC. Material and methods Four old horses, mean age 19.5, 2 females and 2 geldings, were referred for dyspnea (3/4) and/or dysphagia (3/4). Because of dyspnea radiographs were realized prior to endoscopy. Ultrasound (US) was performed in all cases by ventral and lateral approach using a linear 7,5MHz transducer. A post-mortem computed tomography (CT) of the head was performed in one case (16 slices CT, Somatom 16, Siemens). Results Radiographic opacity of the pharyngeal region was increased in all cases. A soft tissue mass was also visible in the caudal maxillary sinus in 1 horse. The epiglottis was either not recognized or difficult to see with an abnormal shape. Pharyngoepiglottic distance and nasopharyngeal diameter were reduced in all cases. The soft palate was either thick or impossible to be outlined, with an irregular surface. In 1 case it was dorsally displaced. The dorsal pharyngeal wall looked unevenly thickened or impossible to be outlined ventrally due to border effacement. No bony damage was identified on radiographs. A hypoechoic heterogeneous mass was visualized at US in 2 cases and an enlargement of the mandibular lymph nodes was observed in 3 cases. Lymphnodes had also heterogeneous echogenicity and increased doppler signal in 1 case. Oral and pharyngeal endoscopic examination confirmed a pharyngeal mass in 2 cases but was unsuccessful or incomplete because of passage impairment in 2. CT revealed maxillary bone lysis in the horse with a mass in the maxillary sinus. Histopathological examination of local biopsies or necropsy revealed pharyngeal SCC invading epiglottis, pharyngeal wall and soft palate in the 4 horses and the maxillary sinus in one. Discussion/Conclusion Because endoscopy can be impaired by the size of the mass, radiology is helpful in estimating the extent and invasiveness of the process and US to confirm lymphadenopathy. However because of its relatively low sensitivity and the local increased opacity, radiographic examination may underestimate bone lysis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe diagnostic value of equine rectal and duodenal biopsies.
Tossens, Morgane; Borde, Laura ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2012), 26(2), 430-431

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See detailInvestigation of the best suture pattern to close a stuffed Christmas turkey
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg; Van Galen, Gaby ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2011), 169(26), 685-686

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See detailTheoretical discrepancy between cage size and efficient tibial tuberosity advancement in dogs treated for cranial cruciate ligament rupture
Etchepareborde, Sébastien ULg; Mills; Busoni, Valeria ULg et al

in Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2011), 24

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See detailImpact of successive freezing-thawing cycles on 3-T magnetic resonance images of the digits of isolated equine limbs
Bolen, Géraldine ULg; Haye, Dimitri; Dondelinger, Robert ULg et al

in American Journal of Veterinary Research (2011), 72(6), 780-790

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of freezing and thawing on MR images of equine feet examined ex vivo. Nine equine cadaver digits were first imaged at room temperature (T0). Among the 9 ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of freezing and thawing on MR images of equine feet examined ex vivo. Nine equine cadaver digits were first imaged at room temperature (T0). Among the 9 digits, 3 (group 1) were imaged in a 3 Tesla MR system after one and after 2 freezing-thawing cycles. Digits of group 1 were thawed in a cold room at 4°C for 36h. Three other digits (group 2) were imaged after one freezing-thawing cycle. Digits of group 2 were thawed in a cold room at 4°C and then rescanned after 24h at room temperature. The last 3 digits (group 3) were scanned after one freezing-thawing cycle. Digits of group 3 were thawed at room temperature for 24h. Sequences used were Spin Echo (SE) T1, Turbo Spin Echo (TSE) T2 and proton density (PD), Short Tau Inversion Recovery (STIR), Double Echo Steady State (DESS), 3D Gradient Echo (GE) T1 and 2D GE T2*. Images obtained on the fresh limbs at room temperature were subjectively compared side by side to images obtained at the different freezing-thawing cycles. A quantitative analysis to assess signal change between examinations was realized by measuring signal to noise ratio (SNR). Visibility and margination of the anatomical structures of the foot and overall image quality were subjectively considered unchanged except for the hoof where the lamina was considered less visible distally after freezing and thawing in the GE T2* and in TSE T2 and PD sequences. Quantitative analysis demonstrated SNR changes in the bone marrow only in the distal phalanx in the SE T1 sequence when the feet were thawed at room temperature. When the feet were thawed in a cold room at 4°C, bone marrow SNR changes were present in the SE T1, GE T1 and TSE PD sequences. Signal changes were significant in the synovial recess when the thawing process was made at 4°C and not when the thawing process was at ambient temperature. The soft tissue structures and the hoof capsule showed significant changes with an increase of SNR, except in STIR, after freezing and thawing at 4°C and at room temperature. SNR changes in the soft tissues were mainly present in GE sequences. [less ▲]

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