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  1. Research article

    Modulatory role of regulatory T cells in a murine model of severe equine asthma

    It is accepted that T regulatory cells (Treg) control different types of immune responses. In connection with this role, we have recently described an important increase in CD4+, CD25high, Foxp3+ lymphocytes in t...

    Claudio Henríquez, Gabriel Morán, Cristian Carrasco, José Sarmiento, Miguel Barría, Hugo Folch and Benjamin Uberti

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:117

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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    Patterns and predictors of antimicrobial resistance among Staphylococcus spp. from canine clinical cases presented at a veterinary academic hospital in South Africa

    Antimicrobial resistance in staphylococci, often associated with treatment failure, is increasingly reported in veterinary medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate patterns and predictors of antimicr...

    Daniel N. Qekwana, James W. Oguttu, Fortune Sithole and Agricola Odoi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:116

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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    Relation of antioxidant status at admission and disease severity and outcome in dogs naturally infected with Babesia canis canis

    Canine babesiosis is caused by species of the Babesia genus and has become an emerging disease worldwide. To the authors’ knowledge there are no reports in which antioxidants have been analyzed in different prese...

    Martina Crnogaj, José Joaquin Cerón, Iva Šmit, Ivana Kiš, Jelena Gotić, Mirna Brkljačić, Vesna Matijatko, Camila Peres Rubio, Nada Kučer and Vladimir Mrljak

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:114

    Published on: 24 April 2017

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    Diagnostic performance of the urinary canine calgranulins in dogs with lower urinary or urogenital tract carcinoma

    Onset of canine transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and prostatic carcinoma (PCA) is usually insidious with dogs presenting at an advanced stage of the disease. A biomarker that can facilitate early detection of...

    Romy M. Heilmann, Elizabeth A. McNiel, Niels Grützner, David J. Lanerie, Jan S. Suchodolski and Jörg M. Steiner

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:112

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Sedation levels in dogs: a validation study

    The aim of this study was to assess validation evidence for a sedation scale for dogs. We hypothesized that the chosen sedation scale would be unreliable when used by different raters and show poor discriminat...

    Marika C. Wagner, Kent G. Hecker and Daniel S. J. Pang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:110

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Evaluation of six serological ELISA kits available in Italy as screening tests for equine infectious anaemia surveillance

    ELISAs are known to have a higher diagnostic sensitivity than the agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) when employed for serological diagnosis of equine infectious anaemia (EIA). For this purpose, an “in-house” and...

    Roberto Nardini, Gian Luca Autorino, Charles J. Issel, R. Frank Cook, Ida Ricci, Raffaele Frontoso, Francesca Rosone and Maria Teresa Scicluna

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:105

    Published on: 14 April 2017

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    Metronidazole for the treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus in bulls

    Tritrichomonas foetus is a sexually transmitted protozoon that causes reproductive failure, among cattle, so disruptive that many western US states have initiated control prog...

    David Love, Virginia R. Fajt, Thomas Hairgrove, Meredyth Jones and James A. Thompson

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:107

    Published on: 14 April 2017

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    FOXO1, PXK, PYCARD and SAMD9L are differentially expressed by fibroblast-like cells in equine synovial membrane compared to joint capsule

    The synovial membrane lines the luminal side of the joint capsule in synovial joints. It maintains joint homeostasis and plays a crucial role in equine joint pathology. When trauma or inflammation is induced i...

    Line Nymann Thomsen, Preben Dybdahl Thomsen, Alison Downing, Richard Talbot and Lise Charlotte Berg

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:106

    Published on: 14 April 2017

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    Amyloid precursor protein, lipofuscin accumulation and expression of autophagy markers in aged bovine brain

    Autophagy is a highly regulated process involving the bulk degradation of cytoplasmic macromolecules and organelles in mammalian cells via the lysosomal system. Dysregulation of autophagy is implicated in the ...

    D. De Biase, A. Costagliola, T.B. Pagano, G. Piegari, S. Wojcik, J. Dziewiątkowski, E. Grieco, G. Mattace Raso, V. Russo, S. Papparella and O. Paciello

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:102

    Published on: 13 April 2017

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    Revelation of mRNAs and proteins in porcine milk exosomes by transcriptomic and proteomic analysis

    Milk is a complex liquid that provides nutrition to newborns. Recent reports demonstrated that milk is enriched in maternal-derived exosomes that are involved in fetal physiological and pathological conditions...

    Ting Chen, Qian-Yun Xi, Jia-Jie Sun, Rui-Song Ye, Xiao Cheng, Rui-Ping Sun, Song-Bo Wang, Gang Shu, Li-Na Wang, Xiao-Tong Zhu, Qing-Yan Jiang and Yong-Liang Zhang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:101

    Published on: 13 April 2017

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    Higher neonatal growth rate and body condition score at 7 months are predictive factors of obesity in adult female Beagle dogs

    The risks during early growth on becoming overweight in adulthood are widely studied in humans. However, early-life predictive factors for canine adult overweight and obesity have not yet been studied.

    Lucie Leclerc, Chantal Thorin, John Flanagan, Vincent Biourge, Samuel Serisier and Patrick Nguyen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:104

    Published on: 13 April 2017

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    A systematic review and meta-analysis of trypanosome prevalence in tsetse flies

    The optimisation of trypanosomosis control programs warrants a good knowledge of the main vector of animal and human trypanosomes in sub-Saharan Africa, the tsetse fly. An important aspect of the tsetse fly po...

    Reta D. Abdi, Getahun E. Agga, Weldegebrial G. Aregawi, Merga Bekana, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Vincent Delespaux and Luc Duchateau

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:100

    Published on: 13 April 2017

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    Pathobiological investigation of naturally infected canine rabies cases from Sri Lanka

    The recommended screening of rabies in ‘suspect’ animal cases involves testing fresh brain tissue. The preservation of fresh tissue however can be difficult under field conditions and formalin fixation provide...

    S. Beck, P. Gunawardena, D. L. Horton, D. J. Hicks, D. A. Marston, A. Ortiz-Pelaez, A. R. Fooks and A. Núñez

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:99

    Published on: 12 April 2017

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    Variation in fat content between liver lobes and comparison with histopathological scores in dairy cows with fatty liver

    The assessment of a liver biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosing and staging fatty liver in dairy cows, which is often necessary for diagnostic and research purposes. Accuracy of the diagnosis relays ...

    C. Gerspach, S. Imhasly, R. Klingler, M. Hilbe, S. Hartnack and M. Ruetten

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:98

    Published on: 12 April 2017

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    Mycoplasma detection by triplex real-time PCR in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from bovine respiratory disease complex cases

    In this study we evaluated the RespoCheck Mycoplasma triplex real-time PCR for the detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of Mycoplasma (M.) dispar, M. bovis and M. bovirhinis, all three associated with...

    Jan B. W. J. Cornelissen, Freddy M. de Bree, Fimme J. van der Wal, Engbert A. Kooi, Miriam G. J. Koene, Alex Bossers, Bregtje Smid, Adriaan F. Antonis and Henk J. Wisselink

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:97

    Published on: 8 April 2017

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    Characterization and virulence clustering analysis of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from swine in China

    Swine extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) is an important pathogen that leads to economic and welfare costs in the swine industry worldwide, and is occurring with increasing frequency in China. By...

    Yinchu Zhu, Wenyang Dong, Jiale Ma, Lvfeng Yuan, Hassan M.A. Hejair, Zihao Pan, Guangjin Liu and Huochun Yao

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:94

    Published on: 8 April 2017

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    A randomized controlled study on the efficacy of a novel combination vaccine against enzootic pneumonia (Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae) and porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) in the presence of strong maternally derived PCV2 immunity in pigs

    Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) and Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) are major pathogens that cause significant health problems in swine worldwide. Maternal derived immunity (MDI) ha...

    Panagiotis D. Tassis, Ioannis Tsakmakidis, Vassileios G. Papatsiros, Dimitrios Koulialis, Tom Nell, Georgia Brellou and Eleni D. Tzika

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:91

    Published on: 7 April 2017

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