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  1. Content type: Research article

    The nature and amount of dietary medicinal plants are known to influence rumen fermentation and nutrient digestibility in ruminants. Nonetheless, changes in nutrient digestibility and rumen metabolism in respo...

    Authors: Aisha L. Yusuf, Kazeem D. Adeyemi, Anjas A. Samsudin, Yong M. Goh, Abdul Razak Alimon and Awis Q. Sazili

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:349

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Tritrichomonads like porcine Tritrichomonas foetus (previously named Tritrichomonas suis), can commensally live in nasal cavity of pigs, but it is rare to cause pulmonary tritrichomonosis.

    Authors: Yuanyuan Shi, Wei Jiang, Zhiyong Ma and Yafeng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:348

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Circulating miRNAs (ci-miRNAs) are endogenous, non-coding RNAs emerging as potential diagnostic biomarkers. Equine miRNAs have been previously identified including subsets of tissue-specific miRNAs. In order t...

    Authors: B. A. McGivney, M. E. Griffin, K. F. Gough, C. L. McGivney, J. A. Browne, E. W. Hill and L. M. Katz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:347

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcal infection of the canine epidermis and hair follicle is amongst the commonest reasons for antimicrobial prescribing in small animal veterinary practice. Topical therapy with fusidic acid (FA) is ...

    Authors: Sian-Marie Frosini, Ross Bond, Anette Loeffler and Jo Larner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:345

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In order to better understand the possible role of fungi in giant panda reproduction and overall health, it is important to provide a baseline for the normal fungal composition in the reproductive system. Usin...

    Authors: Xiaoping Ma, Changcheng Li, Jiafa Hou and Yu Gu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:344

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Fish are vulnerable to stress from over-crowding during transportation and eugenol is the most common sedative used to minimize fish injury. The ADI value of 2.5 mg/kg is recommended by the Joint FAO/WHO Exper...

    Authors: Dong-Hao Zhao, Chang-Liang Ke, Qi Liu, Xu-Feng Wang, Qiang Wang and Liu-Dong Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:346

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium (mSTM) strains account for up to 8.6% of all human Salmonellosis cases. They have an increasing prevalence during recent years and several human cases with hospitalisation were r...

    Authors: Tobias Theuß, Elke Ueberham, Jörg Lehmann, Thomas Lindner and Sven Springer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:343

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mycoplasma synoviae causes infectious synovitis and respiratory diseases in chickens and turkeys and may lead to egg shell apex abnormalities in chickens; hence possesses high economic...

    Authors: Zsuzsa Kreizinger, Dénes Grózner, Kinga M. Sulyok, Kristin Nilsson, Veronika Hrivnák, Dušan Benčina and Miklós Gyuranecz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:342

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is regarded as an epidemiologically relevant host for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex that cause animal tuberculosis ...

    Authors: María Ángeles Risalde, Jobin Thomas, Iker Sevilla, Miriam Serrano, Jose Antonio Ortíz, Joseba Garrido, Mercedes Domínguez, Lucas Domínguez, Christian Gortázar and Jose Francisco Ruíz-Fons

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:341

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A classic sign of canine syringomyelia (SM) is scratching towards one shoulder. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) we investigate the spinal cord lesion relating to this phenomenon which has characteristic...

    Authors: Zoe R. Nalborczyk, Angus K. McFadyen, Jelena Jovanovik, Anna Tauro, Colin J. Driver, Noel Fitzpatrick, Susan P. Knower and Clare Rusbridge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:340

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to mee...

    Authors: N. Hlavac, C. S. Lasta, M. L. Dalmolin, L. A. Lacerda, D. de Korte, N. A. Marcondes, S. R. Terra, F. B. Fernandes and F. H. D. González

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:334

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In the regular wildlife monitoring action carried out in the summer of the past few years at the Berlenga Island, wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have been repeatedly found dead. However, the origin of those...

    Authors: F.A. Abade dos Santos, C. Carvalho, Oliveira Nuno, J. J. Correia, M. Henriques, M. C. Peleteiro, M. Fevereiro and M. D. Duarte

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:336

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Early signs of canine transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) are frequently assumed to be caused by other lower urinary tract diseases (LUTD) such as urinary tract infections, resulting in late diagnosis of TCC whi...

    Authors: Michael S. Kent, Allison Zwingenberger, Jodi L. Westropp, Laura E. Barrett, Blythe P. Durbin-Johnson, Paramita Ghosh and Ruth L. Vinall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:339

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  14. Content type: Research article

    With the advent of antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens, novel methods to combat infectious diseases are being sought. Among these, probiotics have been proposed as a means of promoting animal health b...

    Authors: Ricardo Nordeste, Akalate Tessema, Sapana Sharma, Zlatko Kovač, Chuan Wang, Rocio Morales and Mansel William Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:335

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  15. Content type: Research article

    After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radioactive contaminants were released over a widespread area. Monitoring the biological effects of radiation exposure in animals in the ex-evac...

    Authors: Motoko Morimoto, Ayaka Kato, Jin Kobayashi, Kei Okuda, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Yasushi Kino, Yasuyuki Abe, Tsutomu Sekine, Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai and Manabu Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:337

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in dogs. Unfortunately, up to 30% of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy show no improvement under antiepileptic drug treatment. Diffusion-weighte...

    Authors: Antje Hartmann, Steffen Sager, Klaus Failing, Marion Sparenberg and Martin J. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:338

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 (MDA5) and retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) selectively sense cytoplasmic viral RNA to induce an antiviral immune response. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is...

    Authors: Liping Yu, Xiaorong Zhang, Tianqi Wu, Jin Su, Yuyang Wang, Yuexin Wang, Baoyang Ruan, Xiaosai Niu and Yantao Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:332

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  18. Content type: Research article

    As there is little data on vector-borne diseases of cats in the Caribbean region and even around the world, we tested feral cats from St Kitts by PCR to detect infections with Babesia, Ehrlichia and spotted fever...

    Authors: Patrick John Kelly, Liza Köster, Jing Li, Jilei Zhang, Ke Huang, Gillian Carmichael Branford, Silvia Marchi, Michel Vandenplas and Chengming Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:331

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Sensitivity to macrocyclic lactones, which are commonly used in veterinary clinics, was first found in Rough Collies, and was attributed in 2001 to a 4 bp deletion in the MDR1 gene. The list of affected breeds...

    Authors: Yaron Dekel, Yossy Machluf, Aviad Stoler, Arava Aderet, Daniel Baumel, Efrat Kellerman, Yoram Plotsky, Oshrat Noked Partouche, Gal Elhalal, Izhar Ben-Shlomo and Dani Bercovich

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:333

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The ubiquitous and opportunistic bacterial pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila has been associated with ulcerative dermatitis in fish, especially under stressful conditions. It can cause severe losses in fresh water aq...

    Authors: Richard Mayrhofer, Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Johannes Pucher, Ulfert Focken and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:329

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Saliva in dogs, as in humans, is a complex fluid secreted by different salivary glands in the oral cavity to protect the oral mucosa and teeth. The use of saliva as a substitute for blood in diagnosing and pro...

    Authors: Ilaria Iacopetti, Anna Perazzi, Tamara Badon, Silvia Bedin, Barbara Contiero and Rebecca Ricci

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:330

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) remains the most important pathogenic constraint of small ruminant production worldwide. The improvement of the host immune response against GIN though breeding for improved ani...

    Authors: S. Cériac, C. Jayles, R. Arquet, D. Feuillet, Y. Félicité, H. Archimède and J.-C. Bambou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:326

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Muscovy duck parvovirus (MDPV) and Goose parvovirus (GPV) are important etiological agents for Muscovy duck parvoviral disease and Derzsy’s disease, respectively; both of which can cause substantial economic l...

    Authors: Jianye Wang, Jueyi Ling, Zhixian Wang, Yu Huang, Jianzhong Zhu and Guoqiang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:327

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Osteochondrosis (OC) is a common, clinically important joint disorder in which endochondral ossification is focally disturbed. Reduced blood supply to growing cartilage is considered an important cause of the ...

    Authors: E. M. van Grevenhof, A. R. D. Gezelle Meerburg, M. C. van Dierendonck, A. J. M. van den Belt, B. van Schaik, P. Meeus and W. Back

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:324

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac output (CO) is an important haemodynamic parameter to monitor in patients during surgery. However, the majority of the techniques for measuring CO have a limited application in veterinary practice due ...

    Authors: Matheus M. Mantovani, Denise T. Fantoni, André M. Gimenes, Jacqueline R. de Castro, Patrícia B. Flor, Keila K. Ida and Denise S. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:325

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