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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Research article

    Infectious keratoconjunctivitis in wild Caprinae: merging field observations and molecular analyses sheds light on factors shaping outbreak dynamics

    Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) is an ocular infectious disease caused by Mycoplasma conjunctivae which affects small domestic and wild mountain ruminants. Domestic sheep maintain the pathogen but the detec...

    Giuseppina Gelormini, Dominique Gauthier, Edy M. Vilei, Jean-Paul Crampe, Joachim Frey and Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:67

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Escherichia coli isolated from fecal samples of piglets with diarrhea in central and southern Taiwan in 2015

    The production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) confer resistance to the commonly used beta-lactam antimicrobials and ESBL–producing bacteria render treatment difficulty in human and veterinary medici...

    Wan-Chen Lee and Kuang-Sheng Yeh

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:66

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Host-pathogen interplay at primary infection sites in pigs challenged with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

    Actinobacillus (A.) pleuropneumoniae is the causative agent of porcine pleuropneumonia and causes significant losses in the pig industry worldwide. Early host immune response is crucia...

    Elena L. Sassu, Janna Frömbling, J. Catharina Duvigneau, Ingrid Miller, Andrea Müllebner, Ana M. Gutiérrez, Tom Grunert, Martina Patzl, Armin Saalmüller, Alexandra von Altrock, Anne Menzel, Martin Ganter, Joachim Spergser, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein, Jutta Verspohl, Monika Ehling-Schulz…

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:64

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Behaviour of adipose-derived canine mesenchymal stem cells after superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles labelling for magnetic resonance imaging

    Therapy with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been reported to provide beneficial effects in the treatment of neurological and orthopaedic disorders in dogs. The exact mechanism of action is poorly understood...

    Malgorzata Anna Kolecka, Stefan Arnhold, Martin Schmidt, Christine Reich, Martin Kramer, Klaus Failing and Kerstin von Pückler

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:62

    Published on: 24 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance and genomic rep-PCR fingerprints of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from animals on the background of the global population structure

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important human opportunistic pathogen responsible for fatal nosocomial infections worldwide, and has emerged as a relevant animal pathogen. Treatment opti...

    Isa Serrano, Daniel De Vos, José Pedro Santos, Florence Bilocq, Alexandre Leitão, Luis Tavares, Jean-Paul Pirnay and Manuela Oliveira

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:58

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Refinement of intraperitoneal injection of sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia in laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus)

    The Canadian Council on Animal Care and American Veterinary Medical Association classify intraperitoneal (IP) pentobarbital as an acceptable euthanasia method in rats. However, national guidelines do not exist...

    Katie K Zatroch, Cameron G. Knight, Julie N. Reimer and Daniel S. J. Pang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:60

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  17. Research article

    A prospective follow up of age related changes in the subchondral bone density of the talus of healthy Labrador Retrievers

    During growth, the skeletal structures adapt to the increased loading conditions and mature to a fully-grown skeleton. Subchondral bone density reflects the effect of long-term joint loading and it is expected...

    W. Dingemanse, M. Müller-Gerbl, I. Jonkers, J. Vander Sloten, H. van Bree and I. Gielen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:57

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Difficulties experienced by veterinarians when communicating about emerging zoonotic risks with animal owners: the case of Hendra virus

    Communication skills are essential for veterinarians who need to discuss animal health related matters with their clients. When dealing with an emerging zoonosis, such as Hendra virus (HeV), veterinarians also...

    Diana H Mendez, Petra Büttner, Jenny Kelly, Madeleine Nowak and Rick Speare (posthumously)

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:56

    Published on: 18 February 2017

  19. Research article

    A pectin-honey hydrogel prevents postoperative intraperitoneal adhesions in a rat model

    Adhesions are a common postoperative surgical complication. Liquid honey has been used intraperitoneally to reduce the incidence of these adhesions. However, solid barriers are considered more effective than l...

    Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Andrea Audisio, Emanuela Morello, Rosangela Odore and Marco Gandini

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:55

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  20. Research article

    Risk factors of different hemoplasma species infections in cats

    Hemoplasma species (spp.) commonly cause infections in cats worldwide. However, data on risk factors for infections are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hemoplasma spp. infecti...

    Michèle Bergmann, Theresa Englert, Bianca Stuetzer, Jennifer R. Hawley, Michael R. Lappin and Katrin Hartmann

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:52

    Published on: 16 February 2017

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