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Articles by Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail
Total Records ( 2 ) for Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail
  Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail , Mudasir Bashir Gugjoo , Alaa Ghazy , Mohamed Gomaa , Ahmed Abdelaal , Amarpal , Ahmed Behery , Abdel-Basit Abdel-Aal , Mohamed-Tayiser Samy and Kuldeep Dhama
  There is no doubt that the donkey, as a drafting animal, plays a critical role in the developing communities for both agriculture production and riding purposes. Therefore, to maintain healthy skeleton in these animals, the understanding of radiographic anatomy of ossification centers and growth plates (locations, types and closure times), need to be advanced. It is imperative that an appropriate maturation point is reached to avoid early overexertion of the donkey and the resulting irreparable damage. It is therefore the aim of this review is to highlight the importance of expanding the limited dataset on epiphyseal growth plate maturation and begin to define its ossification times in the donkey. Moreover, it has been recently proposed that the receptors of gonadal sex hormones including estrogen androgen as well as pituitary sex hormones including luteinizing hormone and prolactin are localized in human and animal growth plates. This indicates that these hormones actively participate in the chondroregulation mechanisms at the ossification growth plates. A connection with that, we noticed that the more primitive stem cells as well as hematopoietic stem cells and mesenechymal stem cells express these receptors as well. Therefore, it would be very interesting to address the link between sex hormones and ossification time of growth plates, as well as the sharing activities of these stem cells during the ossification process.
  Ahmed Abdelaal , Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail , Mohamed Gomaa , Shaimaa Gouda and Kuldeep Dhama
  Background and Objective: Diagnosis of the internal abscesses is important to relieve the cost burden on animals’ owners that comes from long duration of unspecific and conservative medications and to nourish the animals welfare and hence their productivity. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the role of ultrasound, as non-invasive and decision-making tool, in addressing this issue. Materials and Methods: Nineteen buffalo cases were employed in this study and subjected to critical clinical and ultrasonographic examination: pre- and post-therapeutic interventions. Results: Emaciation, inappetance, scanty feces, ruminal atony, systemic disturbances and dull demeanor were found general clinical findings. Specifically, recurrent tympany and abdominal pain (n = 9; 47.4%) and abdominal distension (n = 2; 10.5%) were observed in abdominal abscesses, while respiratory manifestations (n = 6; 31.6%) and cardiac manifestations (n = 4; 21.1%), were recorded in thoracic abscesses. Ultrasonographically, abdominal (n = 13; 68.4%) and thoracic (n = 6; 31.6%) abscesses were diagnosed and the treatment strategies were consequently determined. Of 19 cases, 10 animals (52.6%) were of bad prognosis and advised to undergo slaughter, 6 cases (31.6%) were locally and systemically treated and 3 buffaloes (15.8%) were only subjected to systemic treatment. Of 9 treated animals, 4 cases (44.4%) responded and showed a clear improvement post-treatment. Conclusion: This study concludes that abdominal and thoracic ultrasound is a beneficial tool in diagnosis of buffaloes in which the internal abscessations are obscured. Additionally, it could efficiently provide clinicians with the therapeutic decision for a proper and economical intervention.
 
 
 
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