Pulmonology

  1. Research article

    Procalcitonin as a biomarker in equine chronic pneumopathies

    Procalcitonin (PCT), a precursor protein of the hormone calcitonin, is a sensitive inflammatory marker in human medicine, which is primarily used for diagnosis of bacterial sepsis, but is also useful in diagno...

    Ann Kristin Barton, Anna Pelli, Martin Rieger and Heidrun Gehlen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:281

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  2. Research article

    Metalloproteinases and their inhibitors are influenced by inhalative glucocorticoid therapy in combination with environmental dust reduction in equine recurrent airway obstruction

    Overexpression of matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs) has been shown to lead to tissue damage in equine recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), as a misbalance with their natural inhibitors, the tissue inhibitors of ...

    Ann Kristin Barton, Tarek Shety, Angelika Bondzio, Ralf Einspanier and Heidrun Gehlen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:282

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  3. Methodology article

    Techniques for thoracic duct cannulation without thoracotomy in piglets

    Pigs are the natural hosts of many zoonotic pathogens such as influenza viruses and Staphylococcus aureus and thus have advantages over non-natural hosts when studying these zoonotic diseases. In addition, pulmon...

    Hung-Hsun Yen and Helen M. S. Davies

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:204

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  4. Research article

    Normal computed tomographic features and reference values for the coelomic cavity in pet parrots

    The increasing popularity gained by pet birds over recent decades has highlighted the role of avian medicine and surgery in the global veterinary scenario; such a need for speciality avian medical practice ref...

    Irene A. Veladiano, Tommaso Banzato, Luca Bellini, Alessandro Montani, Salvatore Catania and Alessandro Zotti

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:182

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  5. Case report

    Nasal tissue-derived hamartoma in the maxillary gingiva of a calf

    All of oral hamartomas has been previously found in mandibular gingiva in younger calves, and were histologically diagnosed as a vascular hamartoma. This is the first case report describing a calf with a mass ...

    Takeshi Tsuka, Takehito Morita, Hinako Tanaka, Shinji Kono, Yusuke Murahata, Kazuo Azuma, Tomohiro Osaki, Norihiko Ito, Yoshiharu Okamoto and Tomohiro Imagawa

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:19

    Published on: 22 January 2016

  6. Research article

    Comparison of image quality and in vivo appearance of the normal equine nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses in computed tomography and high field (3.0 T) magnetic resonance imaging

    Computed tomography (CT) is a well-established imaging technique in the diagnostics of equine sinunasal disease. High-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming more readily available in equine veterin...

    Joachim Kaminsky, Astrid Bienert-Zeit, Maren Hellige, Karl Rohn and Bernhard Ohnesorge

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:13

    Published on: 19 January 2016

  7. Case report

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a cat

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is an extremely rare lung disease in animals and humans. It is characterized by the deposition of a large amount of phospholipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli. There are se...

    Viktor Szatmári, Erik Teske, Peter G. J. Nikkels, Matthias Griese, Pim A. de Jong, Guy Grinwis, Dirk Theegarten, Stefanie Veraa, Frank G. van Steenbeek, Marjolein Drent and Francesco Bonella

    BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:302

    Published on: 9 December 2015

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