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  1. Research article

    Expression profiles of immune mediators in feline Coronavirus-infected cells and clinical samples of feline Coronavirus-positive cats

    There are two biotypes of feline coronavirus (FCoV): the self-limiting feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) and the feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), which causes feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), a ...

    Nikoo Safi, Amin Haghani, Shing Wei Ng, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Farina Mustaffa-Kamal and Abdul Rahman Omar

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:92

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Evaluation of antigen-induced synovitis in a porcine model: Immunological, arthroscopic and kinetic studies

    Synovitis is an inflammation-related disease linked to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, infections and trauma. This inflammation is accompanied by immune cells infiltration which initiates an inflammatory...

    Francisco-Javier Vela, Francisco-Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Rebeca Blázquez, Verónica Álvarez, Raquel Tarazona, M. Teresa Mangas-Ballester, Alejandro Cristo and Javier G. Casado

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:93

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Seroprevalence of Rift Valley fever virus in livestock during inter-epidemic period in Egypt, 2014/15

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) caused several outbreaks throughout the African continent and the Arabian Peninsula posing significant threat to human and animal health. In Egypt the first and most important Ri...

    Claudia Mroz, Mayada Gwida, Maged El-Ashker, Mohamed El-Diasty, Mohamed El-Beskawy, Ute Ziegler, Martin Eiden and Martin H. Groschup

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:87

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Reproductive hormonal variations and adenohypophyseal lesions in pre-pubertal buffalo heifers inoculated with Pasteurella multocida type B: 2 and its immunogens

    Hemorrhagic septicemia is a fatal disease of cattle and buffaloes caused by P. multocida. Although the pathogenesis of the bacteria has been well established in literature, there is a paucity of information on th...

    Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse, Hayder Hamzah Ibrahim, Yusuf Abba, Eric Lim Teik Chung, Ali Dhiaa Marza, Mazlina Mazlan, Mohd Zamri-Saad, Abdul Rahman Omar, Md Zuki Abu Bakar Zakaria, Abdul Aziz Saharee, Abd Wahid Haron and Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:88

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Serological testing of Schmallenberg virus in Swedish wild cervids from 2012 to 2016

    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) first emerged in Europe in 2011, and in Sweden in late 2012. The virus was still circulating in parts of Europe in 2015. In recent testing, the virus has not been detected in Swedish ...

    A. Malmsten, J. Malmsten, G. Blomqvist, K. Näslund, C. Vernersson, S. Hägglund, A.-M. Dalin, E. O. Ågren and J.-F. Valarcher

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:84

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Retrospective clinical study on outcome in cats with nasal planum squamous cell carcinoma treated with an accelerated radiation protocol

    Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal planum in cats is a common indication for antitumor treatment such as external beam radiation therapy. Curative-intent radiation therapy has been described as a v...

    Evgeniya Gasymova, Valeria Meier, Franco Guscetti, Simona Cancedda, Malgorzata Roos and Carla Rohrer Bley

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:86

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Differential circulating concentrations of adipokines, glucagon and adropin in a clinical population of lean, overweight and diabetic cats

    Dyslipidemia, dysregulated adipokine secretion and alteration in glucagon and adropin concentrations are important obesity-related factors in the pathophysiology of human Type 2 diabetes; however, their roles ...

    Rizaldy C. Zapata, Melissa D. Meachem, Natalia Cavalca Cardoso, Susan O. Mehain, Chantal J. McMillan, Elisabeth R. Snead and Prasanth K. Chelikani

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:85

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Blood markers of fibrinolysis and endothelial activation in canine babesiosis

    Canine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by hemoprotozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. The disease can be clinically classified into uncomplicated and complicated forms. The aim of this study was to as...

    Josipa Kuleš, Jelena Gotić, Vladimir Mrljak and Renata Barić Rafaj

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:82

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  9. Case Report

    Scrotal granulomatous aspergillosis in a dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)

    This report describes a case of primary subcutaneous aspergillosis in a 7-year-old neutered male dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius).

    Frine Eleonora Scaglione, Andrea Peano, Sara Piga, Stefano Meda, Enrico Bollo, Francesca Tiziana Cannizzo, Mario Pasquetti and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:79

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  10. Case Report

    First clinical case report of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in a domestic cat in France

    Feline cytauxzoonosis is an emerging infection caused by tick-transmitted apicomplexan parasites of the genus Cytauxzoon. The association of clinical disease with Cytauxzoon infection appears to be limited to C. ...

    Jean-Pierre Legroux, Lénaïg Halos, Magalie René-Martellet, Marielle Servonnet, Jean-Luc Pingret, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Gad Baneth and Luc Chabanne

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:81

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Phenotyping and comparing the immune cell populations of free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and dolphins under human care

    Studies suggest that free-ranging bottlenose dolphins exhibit a suppressed immune system because of exposure to contaminants or microorganisms. However, due to a lack of commercially available antibodies speci...

    Mahyar Nouri-Shirazi, Brittany F. Bible, Menghua Zeng, Saba Tamjidi and Gregory D. Bossart

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:78

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Comparison of angle, shape, and position of articular processes in Dobermans and Great Danes with and without cervical spondylomyelopathy

    Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), also known as wobbler syndrome, affects mainly large and giant-breed dogs, causing compression of the cervical spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Structural and dynamic componen...

    Marília de Albuquerque Bonelli, Ronaldo Casimiro da Costa, Paula Martin-Vaquero and Carolina Gonçalves Dias Lima

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:77

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Evaluation of biomarker canine-prostate specific arginine esterase (CPSE) for the diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common canine prostatic disorder. Although most or even all intact male dogs may develop BPH by 5–8 years of age, many show no clinical signs. Taking into account...

    Dora Pinheiro, João Machado, Carlos Viegas, Cláudia Baptista, Estela Bastos, Joana Magalhães, Maria A. Pires, Luís Cardoso and Ana Martins-Bessa

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:76

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  14. Methodology article

    Comparison of nasopharyngeal and guttural pouch specimens to determine the optimal sampling site to detect Streptococcus equi subsp equi carriers by DNA amplification

    Streptococcus equi subsp equi (S. equi) is the cause of “equine strangles” which is a highly infectious upper respiratory disease. Detection of S. equi is influenced by site of specime...

    Ashley G. Boyle, Darko Stefanovski and Shelley C. Rankin

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:75

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Prevalence of tuberculous lesion in cattle slaughtered in Mubende district, Uganda

    The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of gross pathology suggestive of bovine tuberculosis (TB-like lesions) and evaluate animal’s characteristics associated with the risk of having bovine TB-li...

    Daniel Pakasi Nalapa, Adrian Muwonge, Clovice Kankya and Francisco Olea-Popelka

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:73

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  16. Research article

    The effect of intra-articular botulinum toxin A on substance P, prostaglandin E2, and tumor necrosis factor alpha in the canine osteoarthritic joint

    Recently, intra-articular botulinum toxin A (IA BoNT A) has been shown to reduce joint pain in osteoarthritic dogs. Similar results have been reported in human patients with arthritis. However, the mechanism o...

    Helka M. Heikkilä, Anna K. Hielm-Björkman, John F. Innes and Outi M. Laitinen-Vapaavuori

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:74

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  17. Research article

    Quantification of resistant alleles in the β-tubulin gene of field strains of gastrointestinal nematodes and their relation with the faecal egg count reduction test

    Benzimidazole (BZ) resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes is associated with a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at codons 167, 198 and 200 in the isotype 1 of beta-tubulin gene although in some species t...

    Myriam Esteban-Ballesteros, Francisco A. Rojo-Vázquez, Philip J. Skuce, Lynsey Melville, Camino González-Lanza and María Martínez-Valladares

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:71

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Responsiveness of cats (Felidae) to silver vine (Actinidia polygama), Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and catnip (Nepeta cataria)

    Olfactory stimulation is an often overlooked method of environmental enrichment for cats in captivity. The best known example of olfactory enrichment is the use of catnip, a plant that can cause an apparently ...

    Sebastiaan Bol, Jana Caspers, Lauren Buckingham, Gail Denise Anderson-Shelton, Carrie Ridgway, C. A. Tony Buffington, Stefan Schulz and Evelien M. Bunnik

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:70

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  19. Research article

    Presence of Coxiella burnetii DNA in inflamed bovine cardiac valves

    Bacterial endocarditis is a recognised disease in humans and animals. In humans, infection with Coxiella burnetii can cause endocarditis, but this has not been investigated thoroughly in animals. Endocarditis in ...

    Jørgen S. Agerholm, Tim K. Jensen, Jens F. Agger, Marc Y. Engelsma and Hendrik I. J. Roest

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:69

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  20. Research article

    The magnitude of muscular activation of four canine forelimb muscles in dogs performing two agility-specific tasks

    The purpose of this study was to measure the muscular activation in four forelimb muscles while dogs performed agility tasks (i.e., jumping and A-frame) and to provide insight into potential relationships betw...

    Kimberley L. Cullen, James P. Dickey, Stephen H. M. Brown, Stephanie G. Nykamp, Leah R. Bent, Jeffrey J. Thomason and Noël M. M. Moens

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:68

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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