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020009: Compositions and Methods for Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis (ECE) Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Ferrets

In 1999, a coronavirus was identified as the cause of Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis (ECE) in ferrets, a highly contagious diarrheal disease for which there are no effective diagnostics, therapeutics, or preventatives. This disease costs ferret breeders and owners millions of dollars a year in health care costs and lost revenue. In 1996, approximately...
Published: 11/27/2018   |   Inventor(s): Roger Maes, Matti Kiupel, Annabel Wise
Keywords(s): Coronavirus, Diagnosis, Ferret, Prevention, Screening, Treatment, Vaccine Category(s): Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Animal/Veterinary

Novel Compounds to Treat Canine Histiocytic Sarcomas and Other Malignancies

Executive SummaryHistiocytic sarcomas are very aggressive and invasive tumors that occur with high incidence in Bernese Mountain dogs, Rottweilers, Flat Coated Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers. The prognosis of histiocytic sarcomas is poor with median survival time of a few weeks to a few months. The currently available clinical treatments, including...
Published: 8/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, Jetze Tepe
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Animal/Veterinary, Pharmaceutical

Apparatus for Bone Regeneration Studies and Orthopedic Medicine

Executive SummaryIn the field of orthopedic medicine, there are limited standards for laboratory testing of animals in bone regeneration studies. MSU researchers have created an apparatus for use in bone research to enable reproducible results in bone and orthopedic medicine experiments that could also be used for standardizing bone studies within the...
Published: 8/9/2017   |   Inventor(s): Kurt Hankenson, Robert Zondervan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Animal/Veterinary

Equine Post-Exercise Recovery Supplement

Executive SummaryLarge sectors of the equine industry focus on athletic performance of horses, such as the racing industry (accounts for approximately one third of the total U.S. equine economic impact) and other important segments like dressage, show jumping, and three-day eventing. MSU researchers have developed an equine food supplement to significantly...
Published: 12/12/2016   |   Inventor(s): Nathalie Trottier, Harold Schott
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Animal/Veterinary

Development of Diagnostic In-Situ Hybridization for a Commercial Platform

Executive Summary In situ hybridization (ISH) uses complementary DNA or RNA probes to localize a specific DNA or RNA sequence in in tissue sections. Because ISH targets nucleic acid sequences, as opposed to proteins, ISH can detect both expressed and unexpressed genes, making it a versatile and less costly diagnostic tool. As with other detection techniques,...
Published: 5/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Matti Kiupel, Rodrigo Menezes
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Animal/Veterinary

Layered Skin Suturing Pad - Intramuscular Injection Training Pad - Subcutaneous Injection Training Pad - Cystocentesis/Bladder Palpation Training Block - Bovine Tail Venipuncture Model

IntroductionVeterinary training requires that a student master certain techniques that require fine motor control – a skill that can only be obtained through repeated practice. A major issue during veterinary training is simulating the tactile sensation of live patients – skin, muscle, fat, and bone all offer varying resistance to applied...
Published: 4/9/2014   |   Inventor(s): Beatrice Biddinger
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Animal/Veterinary, Devices

Rapid Test to Detect Bovine Coronavirus and Rotavirus

IntroductionCalf diarrhea, commonly called scours, remains a problem in the beef and dairy industries. In fact, more than half of unweaned dairy heifers that contract scours die according to a recent USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) report. Calves that survive have lifelong poorer performance than healthy calves.When a serious unexpected...
Published: 8/29/2011   |   Inventor(s): Roger Maes, Annabel Wise
Keywords(s): Assay, Bovine Diarrhea, E. Coli, Scours Category(s): Animal/Veterinary

A Potential E. Coli Vaccine to Prevent Travelers’ Diarrhea

IntroductionEnterotoxic E. coli strains (ETEC) produce heat stable enterotoxin (STa). ETEC strains are a common cause of diarrhea (travelers’ diarrhea in humans) and animals (scours). Each year, approximately 20 million people will develop travelers’ diarrhea. Scours causes significant economic losses in cattle and swine through calf and...
Published: 5/9/2011   |   Inventor(s): A. Mahdi Saeed
Keywords(s): Enterotoxin, Vaccine Category(s): Medical, Animal/Veterinary, Pharmaceutical, Therapeutic