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  1. Research article

    Molecular characterization of hemotropic mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma ovis and ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemovis’) in sheep and goats in China

    Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) are emerging zoonotic pathogens with a worldwide distribution that can cause mild to severe hemolytic anemia, icterus, ill-thrift, infertility, and poor weight gain. Howeve...

    Xiaoxing Wang, Yanyan Cui, Yan Zhang, Ke Shi, Yaqun Yan, Fuchun Jian, Longxian Zhang, Rongjun Wang and Changshen Ning

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:142

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  2. Research article

    The feasibility of contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the diagnosis of non-cardiac thoracic disorders of dogs and cats

    This study describes the feasibility of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) in the diagnostic work-up of non-cardiac thoracic disorders of small animals. The second aim is to assess the usefulness of CEUS...

    N. Linta, M. Baron Toaldo, G. Bettini, A. Cordella, M. Quinci, P. Pey, V. Galli, M. Cipone and A. Diana

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:141

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Clinical, serological and echocardiographic examination of healthy field dogs before and after vaccination with a commercial tetravalent leptospirosis vaccine

    Leptospirosis is a re-emerging bacterial zoonosis caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Severe disease has been reported in dogs in Europe despite vaccination with bivalent Leptospira vaccines. Recently,...

    Andrea M. Spiri, Sabrina Rodriguez-Campos, José M. Matos, Tony M. Glaus, Barbara Riond, Claudia E. Reusch, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Willi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:138

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Research article

    National post-market surveillance assessment of veterinary medicines in Korea during the past decade

    Veterinary medicines have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of diseases, growth promotion, and to promote feeding efficacy in livestock. As the veterinary medicine industry has steadily grown, ...

    JeongWoo Kang, Hae-chul Park, Yang ho Jang, Md Akil Hossain, Kyunghun Jeong, Mi young Jeong, Seon-Jong Yun, Sung-won Park, Dae gyun Kim and Kwang-jick Lee

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:136

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  5. Research article

    The effect of color type on early wound healing in farmed mink (Neovison vison)

    Individual differences of mink, including color type, are speculated to affect the course of wound healing, thereby impacting wound assessment and management on the farms, as well as the assessment of wounds i...

    A. Jespersen, H. E. Jensen, J. F. Agger, P. M. H. Heegaard, P. Damborg, B. Aalbæk and A. S. Hammer

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:135

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Course of serum amyloid A (SAA) plasma concentrations in horses undergoing surgery for injuries penetrating synovial structures, an observational clinical study

    Injuries penetrating synovial structures are common in equine practice and often result in septic synovitis. Significantly increased plasma levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) have been found in various infectious...

    Eva Haltmayer, Ilse Schwendenwein and Theresia F. Licka

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:137

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Salmonella serotypes and their antimicrobial susceptibility in apparently healthy dogs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The close bond between pet animals and family members poses risk of infection with zoonotic bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella. No data is available on occurrence of Salmonella in dogs in Ethiopia. The aim of...

    Bitsu Kiflu, Haile Alemayehu, Mukarim Abdurahaman, Yohannes Negash and Tadesse Eguale

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:134

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence and clonal relationship of ESBL-producing Salmonella strains from humans and poultry in northeastern Algeria

    The aims of this study were to investigate Salmonella contamination in broiler chicken farms and slaughterhouses, to assess the antibiotic resistance profile in avian and human Salmonella isolates, and to evaluat...

    Samia Djeffal, Sofiane Bakour, Bakir Mamache, Rachid Elgroud, Amir Agabou, Selma Chabou, Sana Hireche, Omar Bouaziz, Kheira Rahal and Jean-Marc Rolain

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:132

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Development of a novel immunochromatographic lateral flow assay specific for Mycobacterium bovis cells and its application in combination with immunomagnetic separation to test badger faeces

    The European badger is an important wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis implicated in the spread of bovine tuberculosis in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Infected badgers are known to shed M. bovis in thei...

    Linda D. Stewart, Nuria Tort, Paul Meakin, Jose M. Argudo, Ruramayi Nzuma, Neil Reid, Richard J. Delahay, Roland Ashford, W. Ian Montgomery and Irene R. Grant

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:131

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  10. Methodology article

    Comparative measurements of bone mineral density and bone contrast values in canine femora using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and conventional digital radiography

    Aseptic loosening due to bone remodelling processes after total hip replacement is one common cause for revision surgery. In human medicine, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the gold standard for qua...

    K. Lucas, I. Nolte, V. Galindo-Zamora, M. Lerch, C. Stukenborg-Colsman, B. A. Behrens, A. Bouguecha, S. Betancur, A. Almohallami and P. Wefstaedt

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:130

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  11. Methodology article

    Validation of blood vitamin A concentrations in cattle: comparison of a new cow-side test (iCheck™ FLUORO) with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

    Plasma concentration of retinol is an accepted indicator to assess the vitamin A (retinol) status in cattle. However, the determination of vitamin A requires a time consuming multi-step procedure, which needs ...

    Jens Raila, Chiho Kawashima, Helga Sauerwein, Nadine Hülsmann, Christoph Knorr, Akio Myamoto and Florian J. Schweigert

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:126

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Quantifying capture stress in free ranging European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

    To understand and reduce the concomitant effects of trapping and handling procedures in wildlife species, it is essential to measure their physiological impact. Here, we examined individual variation in stress...

    Nikolaus Huber, Sebastian G. Vetter, Alina L. Evans, Petter Kjellander, Susanne Küker, Ulrika A. Bergvall and Jon M. Arnemo

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:127

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  13. Research article

    A serosurvey of selected cystogenic coccidia in Spanish equids: first detection of anti-Besnoitia spp. specific antibodies in Europe

    Equine besnoitiosis, caused by Besnoitia bennetti, and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), caused by Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi are relevant equine diseases in the Americas that have been scar...

    Daniel Gutiérrez-Expósito, Ignacio García-Bocanegra, Daniel K. Howe, Antonio Arenas-Montes, Michelle R. Yeargan, SallyAnne L. Ness, Luis M. Ortega-Mora and G. Álvarez-García

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:128

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  14. Methodology article

    A robust PCR for the differentiation of potential virulent strains of Haemophilus parasuis

    Haemophilus parasuis is the etiological agent of Glässer’s disease in swine. H. parasuis comprises strains with heterogeneous virulence capacity, from non-virulent to highly virulent. ...

    N. Galofré-Milà, F. Correa-Fiz, S. Lacouture, M. Gottschalk, K. Strutzberg-Minder, A. Bensaid, S. Pina-Pedrero and V. Aragon

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:124

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Codon 141 polymorphisms of the ovine prion protein gene affect the phenotype of classical scrapie transmitted from goats to sheep

    A study to investigate transmission of classical scrapie via goat milk was carried out in sheep: firstly, lambs were challenged orally with goat scrapie brain homogenate to confirm transmission of scrapie from...

    Timm Konold, Laura J. Phelan, Ben R. Donnachie, Melanie J. Chaplin, Saira Cawthraw and Lorenzo González

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:122

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  16. Case Report

    White muscle disease in foals: focus on selenium soil content. A case series

    White muscle disease (WMD) is a nutritional myopathy caused by selenium (Se) deficiency. In most soils, Se is present in low concentrations, sometimes even below 0.2 mg/kg, a trend which is seen in many countr...

    Catherine Delesalle, Marco de Bruijn, Sanne Wilmink, Hilde Vandendriessche, Gerben Mol, Berit Boshuizen, Lukas Plancke and Guy Grinwis

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:121

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  17. Research article

    Association of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) with Hyperthyroidism in Domestic Felines, Sentinels for Thyroid Hormone Disruption

    Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder observed in domestic felines; however, its etiology is largely unknown. Two classes of persistent organic pollutants, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs...

    Kyla M. Walter, Yan-ping Lin, Philip H. Kass and Birgit Puschner

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:120

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  18. Research article

    chTLR4 pathway activation by Astragalus polysaccharide in bursa of Fabricius

    The Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway involves in the pathogen recognition and defense against infection in mammals. Considering that avian and mammalian TLR are differentially mediated, the action of a natu...

    Ruili Zhang, Qun Yu, Guangliang Shi, Rui Liu, Weiqian Zhang, Xia Zhao, Guangxing Li and Ming Ge

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:119

    Published on: 2 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:129

  19. Research article

    Illumina MiSeq 16S amplicon sequence analysis of bovine respiratory disease associated bacteria in lung and mediastinal lymph node tissue

    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is caused by growth of single or multiple species of pathogenic bacteria in lung tissue following stress and/or viral infection. Next generation sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA...

    Dayle Johnston, Bernadette Earley, Paul Cormican, Gerard Murray, David Anthony Kenny, Sinead Mary Waters, Mark McGee, Alan Kieran Kelly and Matthew Sean McCabe

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:118

    Published on: 2 May 2017

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