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  1. Research article

    Potential for rapid antibody detection to identify tuberculous cattle with non-reactive tuberculin skin test results

    Bovine tuberculosis (TB) control programs generally rely on the tuberculin skin test (TST) for ante-mortem detection of Mycobacterium bovis-infected cattle.

    Ray W. Waters, Martin H. Vordermeier, Shelley Rhodes, Bhagwati Khatri, Mitchell V. Palmer, Mayara F. Maggioli, Tyler C. Thacker, Jeffrey T. Nelson, Bruce V. Thomsen, Suelee Robbe-Austerman, Doris M. Bravo Garcia, Mark A. Schoenbaum, Mark S. Camacho, Jean S. Ray, Javan Esfandiari, Paul Lambotte…

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:164

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics of porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome cases at farm level using geographical distance and pig trade network matrices

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most economically devastating infectious diseases for the swine industry. A better understanding of the disease dynamics and the transmission ...

    Sara Amirpour Haredasht, Dale Polson, Rodger Main, Kyuyoung Lee, Derald Holtkamp and Beatriz Martínez-López

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:163

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  3. Case Report

    Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in dogs from a cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis endemic area of Northwestern Italy: a case study and a retrospective data analysis

    In Italy, Angiostrongylus vasorum, an emergent parasite, is being diagnosed in dogs from areas considered free of infection so far. As clinical signs are multiple and common to other diseases, its diagnosis can b...

    Emanuela Olivieri, Sergio Aurelio Zanzani, Alessia Libera Gazzonis, Chiara Giudice, Paola Brambilla, Isa Alberti, Stefano Romussi, Rocco Lombardo, Carlo Maria Mortellaro, Barbara Banco, Federico Maria Vanzulli, Fabrizia Veronesi and Maria Teresa Manfredi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:165

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia have increased variability of spatio-temporal gait characteristics

    Chiari-like malformation in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a herniation of the cerebellum and brainstem into or through the foramen magnum. This condition predisposes to Syringomyelia; fluid filled syrin...

    Emil Olsen, Emma Jane Suiter, Thilo Pfau, Imelda M McGonnell, Kaspar Matiasek, Anna Giejda and Holger Andreas Volk

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:159

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Effects of topical insulin on second-intention wound healing in the red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) – a controlled study

    Compared with mammals, wound healing in reptiles is characterized by reduced wound contraction and longer healing times. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical and histopathological effects of topic...

    Joao Negrini, Elena Mozos, Alejandro Escamilla, José Pérez, Rosario Lucena, Rafael Guerra and Pedro J. Ginel

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:160

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Transcriptome profiling of Staphylococci-infected cow mammary gland parenchyma

    Genome-wide gene expression profiling allows for identification of genes involved in the defense response of the host against pathogens. As presented here, transcriptomic analysis and bioinformatics tools were...

    Ewa M Kosciuczuk, Paweł Lisowski, Justyna Jarczak, Alicja Majewska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Lech Zwierzchowski and Emilia Bagnicka

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:161

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  7. Research article

    High prevalence of Enterocytozoon bieneusi zoonotic genotype D in captive golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellanae) in zoos in China

    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the dominant specie of microsporidia which can infect both anthroponotic and zoonotic species. The golden snub-nosed monkey is an endangered primate which ca...

    Fuchang Yu, Yayun Wu, Tongyi Li, Jianke Cao, Jiantang Wang, Suhui Hu, Huili Zhu, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:158

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Arsenic affects inflammatory cytokine expression in Gallus gallus brain tissues

    The heavy metal arsenic is widely distributed in nature and posses a serious threat to organism’s health. However, little is known about the arsenic-induced inflammatory response in the brain tissues of birds ...

    Xiao Sun, Ying He, Ying Guo, Siwen Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Jingyu Zhang and Mingwei Xing

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:157

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Parasitic outbreak of the copepod Balaenophilus manatorum in neonate loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from a head-starting program

    Diseases associated to external parasitosis are scarcely reported in sea turtles. During the last decades several organism have been documented as a part of normal epibiont community connected to sea turtles. ...

    J. L. Crespo-Picazo, D. García-Parraga, F. Domènech, J. Tomás, F. J. Aznar, J. Ortega and J. M. Corpa

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:154

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  10. Case Report

    Coincidence of Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome and testicular tumors in dogs

    Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS), a rare form of male pseudohermaphroditism in dogs, is an abnormal sexual phenotype in males that is characterized by the existence of a hypoplastic oviduct, uterus, a...

    Eun Jung Park, Seok-Hee Lee, Young-Kwang Jo, Sang-Eun Hahn, Do-Min Go, Su-Hyung Lee, Byeong-Chun Lee and Goo Jang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:156

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  11. Research article

    The refractive state of the eye in Icelandic horses with the Silver mutation

    The syndrome Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies (MCOA) is a congenital eye disorder in horses. Both the MCOA syndrome and the Silver coat colour in horses are caused by the same missense mutation in the premela...

    Maria K. Johansson, Kim Jäderkvist Fegraeus, Gabriella Lindgren and Björn Ekesten

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:153

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  12. Research article

    The effects of different velogenic NDV infections on the chicken bursa of Fabricius

    Virulent Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was reported to cause rapid depletion of chicken bursa of Fabricius. Severe pathological condition of the organ is commonly associated with high levels of virus replicati...

    Y. W. Kristeen-Teo, S. K. Yeap, S. W. Tan, A. R. Omar, A. Ideris, S. G. Tan and N. B. Alitheen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:151

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Search for OIE-listed ruminant mycoplasma diseases in Afghanistan

    Little is known about the occurrence of important diseases of ruminants in Afghanistan because of the conflict affecting the country over the last 40 years. To address this discrepancy, ruminant herds in Afgha...

    W. Bahir, O. Omar, R.S. Rosales, M. Hlusek, G. Ziay, W. Schauwers, A.M. Whatmore and R.A.J. Nicholas

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:149

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Evaluation of a species-specific C-reactive protein assay for the dog on the ABX Pentra 400 clinical chemistry analyzer

    A canine-specific immunoturbidimetric CRP assay, Gentian Canine CRP Immunoassay) with species-specific controls and calibrators was introduced and recently evaluated on the clinical chemistry analyzer Abbott A...

    Sarah Hindenberg, Stefanie Klenner-Gastreich, Nicole Kneier, Sabine Zielinsky, Kris Gommeren, Natali Bauer and Andreas Moritz

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:146

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Eprinomectin pour-on (EPRINEX® Pour-on, Merial): efficacy against gastrointestinal and pulmonary nematodes and pharmacokinetics in sheep

    The anthelmintic efficacy of the 0.5% w/v topical formulation of eprinomectin (EPN), EPRINEX® Pour-on (Merial) when administered at 1 mg/kg body weight was evaluated in sheep in two dose confirmation laboratory s...

    Dietmar Hamel, Antonio Bosco, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Karl-Heinz Kaulfuß, Michael Kellermann, James Fischer, Hailun Wang, Katrin Kley, Sandra Mayr, Renate Rauh, Martin Visser, Thea Wiefel, Becky Fankhauser and Steffen Rehbein

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:148

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  16. Research article

    A diet change from dry food to beef induces reversible changes on the faecal microbiota in healthy, adult client-owned dogs

    Diet has a major influence on the composition of the gut microbiota, whose importance for gut health and overall well-being is increasingly recognized. Knowledge is limited regarding health implications, inclu...

    Kristin M. V. Herstad, Karina Gajardo, Anne Marie Bakke, Lars Moe, Jane Ludvigsen, Knut Rudi, Ida Rud, Monika Sekelja and Ellen Skancke

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:147

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  17. Research article

    Scoping review of indicators and methods of measurement used to evaluate the impact of dog population management interventions

    Dogs are ubiquitous in human society and attempts to manage their populations are common to most countries. Managing dog populations is achieved through a range of interventions to suit the dog population dyna...

    Elly Hiby, Kate Nattrass Atema, Rebecca Brimley, Alexandra Hammond-Seaman, Mark Jones, Andrew Rowan, Emelie Fogelberg, Mark Kennedy, Deepashree Balaram, Louis Nel, Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson, Sunny Townsend, Tiziana Lembo, Nicola Rooney, Helen Rebecca Whay…

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:143

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  18. Research article

    Arginine supplementation modulates pig plasma lipids, but not hepatic fatty acids, depending on dietary protein level with or without leucine

    In the present study, the effect of arginine and leucine supplementation, and dietary protein level, were investigated in commercial crossbred pigs to clarify their individual or combined impact on plasma meta...

    Marta Sofia Morgado dos Santos Madeira, Eva Sofia Alves Rolo, Virgínia Maria Rico Pires, Cristina Maria Riscado Pereira Mateus Alfaia, Diogo Francisco Maurício Coelho, Paula Alexandra Antunes Brás Lopes, Susana Isabel Vargas Martins, Rui Manuel Amaro Pinto and José António Mestre Prates

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:145

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  19. 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

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