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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Homologous prime-boost immunization with live attenuated Salmonella enterica serovar Senftenberg and its preventive efficacy against experimental challenge with various strains of S. Senftenberg

    The heterogeneity observed regarding persistence, and subsequent fecal shedding pattern of the Salmonella Senftenberg (S. Senftenberg) serovar in chicken’s calls for development of the optimized immunization stra...

    Nitin M. Kamble and John Hwa Lee

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:39

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Molecular characterization of Rhodococcus equi isolates from horses in Poland: pVapA characteristics and plasmid new variant, 85-kb type V

    Rhodococcus equi is one of the most significant bacterial pathogens affecting foals up to 6 months of age worldwide. Rhodococcosis is present in Poland however information about molecu...

    Lucjan Witkowski, Magdalena Rzewuska, Shinji Takai, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Magdalena Kizerwetter-Świda, Małgorzata Feret, Marta Gawryś, Maciej Witkowski and Jerzy Kita

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:35

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Clinical evaluation of a combination therapy of imepitoin with phenobarbital in dogs with refractory idiopathic epilepsy

    Imepitoin was tested as a combination treatment with phenobarbital in an open-label mono-centre cohort study in dogs with drug-resistant epilepsy. Diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy was based on clinical finding...

    Jasmin Neßler, Chris Rundfeldt, Wolfgang Löscher, Draginja Kostic, Thomas Keefe and Andrea Tipold

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:33

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  18. Methodology article

    Genetic detection of peste des petits ruminants virus under field conditions: a step forward towards disease eradication

    The devastating viral disease of small ruminants namely Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) declared as target for “Global Eradication” in 2015 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organiz...

    Waqas Ashraf, Hermann Unger, Sunaina Haris, Ameena Mobeen, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Asif and Qaiser Mahmood Khan

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:34

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  19. Research article

    Pilot evaluation of a novel unilateral onychectomy model and efficacy of an extended release buprenorphine product

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), transdermal fentanyl patches, and transmucosal buprenorphine are probably the most commonly used options for providing post-operative analgesia in the early at-h...

    Masataka Enomoto, Patricia D. Kigin, David Bledsoe, Robyn Slone, Jonathan Hash, Charles E. Smith and B. Duncan X. Lascelles

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:32

    Published on: 24 January 2017

  20. Research article

    Evaluation of various biomarkers for kidney monitoring during canine leishmaniosis treatment

    The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the evolution of the profile currently recommended by the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) (sCr, UPC and sSDMA) with a panel of other differen...

    Luis Pardo-Marín, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Josep Pastor, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Juan Diego Garcia-Martinez, Sergi Segarra and José Joaquín Cerón

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:31

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  21. Case Report

    Systemic nocardiosis in a dog caused by Nocardia cyriacigeorgica

    Systemic nocardiosis due to Nocardia cyriacigeorgica has not been reported in dogs.

    Yesari Eroksuz, Nafia Canan Gursoy, Tolga Karapinar, Burak Karabulut, Canan Akdeniz Incili, Zeynep Yerlikaya, Zulal Asci Toraman, Mehmet Ozkan Timurkan and Hatice Eroksuz

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:30

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  22. Research article

    Pharmacokinetics and in vitro efficacy of salicylic acid after oral administration of acetylsalicylic acid in horses

    Although acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is not frequently used as a therapeutic agent in horses, its metabolite SA is of special interest in equestrianism since it is a natural component of many plants used as hor...

    Kathrin Buntenkötter, Maren Osmers, Ina Schenk, Wilhelm Schänzer, Marc Machnik, Michael Düe and Manfred Kietzmann

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:28

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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