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  1. Research article

    Behaviour of adipose-derived canine mesenchymal stem cells after superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles labelling for magnetic resonance imaging

    Therapy with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been reported to provide beneficial effects in the treatment of neurological and orthopaedic disorders in dogs. The exact mechanism of action is poorly understood...

    Malgorzata Anna Kolecka, Stefan Arnhold, Martin Schmidt, Christine Reich, Martin Kramer, Klaus Failing and Kerstin von Pückler

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:62

    Published on: 24 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance and genomic rep-PCR fingerprints of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from animals on the background of the global population structure

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important human opportunistic pathogen responsible for fatal nosocomial infections worldwide, and has emerged as a relevant animal pathogen. Treatment opti...

    Isa Serrano, Manuela Oliveira, José Pedro Santos, Florence Bilocq, Alexandre Leitão, Luis Tavares, Jean-Paul Pirnay and Daniel De Vos

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:58

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Refinement of intraperitoneal injection of sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia in laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus)

    The Canadian Council on Animal Care and American Veterinary Medical Association classify intraperitoneal (IP) pentobarbital as an acceptable euthanasia method in rats. However, national guidelines do not exist...

    Katie K Zatroch, Cameron G. Knight, Julie N. Reimer and Daniel S. J. Pang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:60

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  4. Research article

    A prospective follow up of age related changes in the subchondral bone density of the talus of healthy Labrador Retrievers

    During growth, the skeletal structures adapt to the increased loading conditions and mature to a fully-grown skeleton. Subchondral bone density reflects the effect of long-term joint loading and it is expected...

    W. Dingemanse, M. Müller-Gerbl, I. Jonkers, J. Vander Sloten, H. van Bree and I. Gielen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:57

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Difficulties experienced by veterinarians when communicating about emerging zoonotic risks with animal owners: the case of Hendra virus

    Communication skills are essential for veterinarians who need to discuss animal health related matters with their clients. When dealing with an emerging zoonosis, such as Hendra virus (HeV), veterinarians also...

    Diana H Mendez, Petra Büttner, Jenny Kelly, Madeleine Nowak and Rick Speare (posthumously)

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:56

    Published on: 18 February 2017

  6. Research article

    A pectin-honey hydrogel prevents postoperative intraperitoneal adhesions in a rat model

    Adhesions are a common postoperative surgical complication. Liquid honey has been used intraperitoneally to reduce the incidence of these adhesions. However, solid barriers are considered more effective than l...

    Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Andrea Audisio, Emanuela Morello, Rosangela Odore and Marco Gandini

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:55

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Risk factors of different hemoplasma species infections in cats

    Hemoplasma species (spp.) commonly cause infections in cats worldwide. However, data on risk factors for infections are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hemoplasma spp. infecti...

    Michèle Bergmann, Theresa Englert, Bianca Stuetzer, Jennifer R. Hawley, Michael R. Lappin and Katrin Hartmann

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:52

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Harmonizing methods for wildlife abundance estimation and pathogen detection in Europe—a questionnaire survey on three selected host-pathogen combinations

    The need for wildlife health surveillance as part of disease control in wildlife, domestic animals and humans on the global level is widely recognized. However, the objectives, methods and intensity of existin...

    Jana Sonnenburg, Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis, Thijs Kuiken, Ezio Ferroglio, Rainer G. Ulrich, Franz J. Conraths, Christian Gortázar and Christoph Staubach

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:53

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  9. Methodology article

    An indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the identification of antibodies to Senecavirus A in swine

    Senecavirus A (SVA), a member of the family Picornaviridae, genus Senecavirus, is a recently identified single-stranded RNA virus closely related to members of the Cardiovirus genus. S...

    Cheryl M. T. Dvorak, Zeynep Akkutay-Yoldar, Suzanne R. Stone, Steven J.P. Tousignant, Fabio A. Vannucci and Michael P. Murtaugh

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:50

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Monitoring training response in young Friesian dressage horses using two different standardised exercise tests (SETs)

    Most Friesian horses reach their anaerobic threshold during a standardized exercise test (SET) which requires lower intensity exercise than daily routine training. Aim: to study strengths and weaknesses of an ...

    Cornelis Marinus de Bruijn, Willem Houterman, Margreet Ploeg, Bart Ducro, Berit Boshuizen, Klaartje Goethals, Elisabeth-Lidwien Verdegaal and Catherine Delesalle

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:49

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling of sarafloxacin against avian pathogenic Escherichia coli in Muscovy ducks

    This study focused on utilizing pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) modeling to optimize therapeutic dosage regimens of sarafloxacin against avian pathogenic Escherichia. coli O78 strain in Muscovy ducks. T...

    Yang Yu, Yu Feng Zhou, Jian Sun, Wei Shi, Xiao Ping Liao and Ya Hong Liu

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:47

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  12. Research article

    The method of attachment influences accelerometer-based activity data in dogs

    Accelerometer-based activity monitoring is a promising new tool in veterinary medicine used to objectively assess activity levels in dogs. To date, it is unknown how device orientation, attachment method, and ...

    Kyle W. Martin, Anastasia M. Olsen, Colleen G. Duncan and Felix M. Duerr

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:48

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Comparison of virulence of Francisella tularensis ssp. holarctica genotypes B.12 and B.FTNF002-00

    Two main genetic groups (B.12 and B.FTNF002-00) of Francisella tularensis ssp. holarctica are endemic in Europe. The B.FTNF002-00 group proved to be dominant in Western European countries, while strains of the B....

    Zsuzsa Kreizinger, Károly Erdélyi, Orsolya Felde, Massimo Fabbi, Kinga M. Sulyok, Tibor Magyar and Miklós Gyuranecz

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:46

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Immunological aspects of the efficiency of protectotype vaccination strategy against chicken infectious bronchitis

    One of the most commonly applied protectotype vaccination protocol against infectious bronchitis (IB) in broiler chickens in the EU is simultaneous or alternate use of Ma5 and 4/91 vaccine strains. After IB va...

    Marcin Smialek, Bartlomiej Tykalowski, Daria Dziewulska, Tomasz Stenzel and Andrzej Koncicki

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:44

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Evaluation of dogs with genetic hyperuricosuria and urate urolithiasis consuming a purine restricted diet: a pilot study

    Urate urolithiasis is a common problem in breed homozygous for the mutation that results in hyperuricosuria. Low purine diets have been recommended to reduce purine intake in these dogs.

    Jodi L. Westropp, Jennifer A. Larsen, Eric G. Johnson, Dannika Bannasch, Andrea J. Fascetti, Vincent Biourge and Yann Queau

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:45

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  16. Case Report

    Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGII infection associated with lung disease in a goat

    Cryptococcus gattii-induced cryptococcosis is an emerging infectious disease of humans and animals with worldwide distribution and public health importance due to its significant morbi...

    Evelin Catarine da Silva, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Luciana Neves Torres, Alessandra Maria Dias Lacerda, Raquel Gonçalves Gomes, Danilo Marin Rodrigues, Rodrigo Albergaria Réssio, Priscilla Anne Melville, Camila Cecilia Martin, Fernando José Benesi, Lílian Rose Marques de Sá and Bruno Cogliati

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:41

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  17. Methodology article

    A novel multiplex qPCR targeting 23S rDNA for diagnosis of swine dysentery and porcine intestinal spirochaetosis

    A multiplex qPCR targeting a 128 bp region on the 23S rDNA gene was developed for detection of Brachyspira (B.) hyodysenteriae and B. pilosicoli, the agents of swine dysentery (SD) and porcine intestinal spirocha...

    Anna Borgström, Simone Scherrer, Constanze Kirchgässner, Sarah Schmitt, Daniel Frei and Max M. Wittenbrink

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:42

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Serum proteomic profiles in CKCS with Mitral valve disease

    Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MVD) is the most common acquired heart disease in dogs, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) is the most studied breed because of the high prevalence, early onset and h...

    Chiara Locatelli, Cristian Piras, Giulia Riscazzi, Isabella Alloggio, Ilaria Spalla, Alessio Soggiu, Viviana Greco, Luigi Bonizzi, Paola Roncada and Paola G. Brambilla

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:43

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  19. Research article

    A novel Salmonella strain inactivated by a regulated autolysis system and expressing the B subunit of Shiga toxin 2e efficiently elicits immune responses and confers protection against virulent Stx2e-producing Escherichia coli

    Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) inactivated by a regulated autolysis system was genetically engineered to express the homo-pentameric B subunit of Shiga toxin 2e (Stx2eB) on it...

    Gayeon Won, Tae Hoon Kim and John Hwa Lee

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:40

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  20. Research article

    New isolations of the rabies-related Mokola virus from South Africa

    Mokola virus (MOKV) is a rabies-related lyssavirus and appears to be exclusive to the African continent. Only 24 cases of MOKV, which includes two human cases, have been reported since its identification in 19...

    Jessica Coertse, Wanda Markotter, Kevin le Roux, Daniel Stewart, Claude T. Sabeta and Louis H. Nel

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:37

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  21. Research article

    A first immunohistochemistry study of transketolase and transketolase-like 1 expression in canine hyperplastic and neoplastic mammary lesions

    Canine mammary tumors represent the most common neoplasm in female dogs, and the discovery of cancer biomarkers and their translation to clinical relevant assays is a key requirement in the war on cancer. Sinc...

    Giovanni Pietro Burrai, Alessandro Tanca, Tiziana Cubeddu, Marcello Abbondio, Marta Polinas, Maria Filippa Addis and Elisabetta Antuofermo

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:38

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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