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  1. Content type: Research article

    One of the most common chronic neurological disorders in dogs is idiopathic epilepsy (IE) diagnosed as epilepsy without structural changes in the brain. In the current study the hypothesis should be proven tha...

    Authors: Lisa Frank, Matthias Lüpke, Draginja Kostic, Wolfgang Löscher and Andrea Tipold

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:50

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    Contagious mastitis is an important disease in dairy cattle, and the causative agent S. aureus can also impair raw milk cheese quality. In a confined region in eastern Switzerland attitude, knowledge and behaviou...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Cousin, Maria Christina Härdi-Landerer, Verena Völk and Michèle Bodmer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:46

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  3. Content type: Methodology article

    Egg drop syndrome (EDS), caused by the adenovirus “egg drop syndrome virus” (EDSV) causes severe economic losses through reduced egg production in breeder and layer flocks. The diagnosis of EDSV has been done ...

    Authors: Makay Zheney, Zhambul Kaziyev, Gulmira Kassenova, Lingna Zhao, Wei Liu, Lin Liang and Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:49

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Newcastle disease (ND) is a highly infectious disease causing considerable economic losses to poultry farmers worldwide. Conventional vaccine delivery methods are not suitable for smallholder and rural poultry...

    Authors: Kibrom Mebrahtu, S. Teshale, Wendimeneh Esatu, Tadios Habte and Esayas Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:48

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Lipid rafts are major structural components in plasma membranes that play critical roles in many biological processes including virus infection. However, few reports have described the relationship between lip...

    Authors: Xiujing Dou, Yang Li, Junlan Han, Dante S. Zarlenga, Weijuan Zhu, Xiaofeng Ren, Na Dong, Xunliang Li and Guangxing Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:45

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The natural incidence of left displacement of abomasum (LDA) in dairy cows was high. The diagnosis of LDA usually relies on characteristic physical exam findings but that transabdominal ultrasound is a useful ...

    Authors: Xin-Wei Li, Qiu-Shi Xu, Ren-He Zhang, Wei Yang, Yu Li, Yu-Ming Zhang, Yu Tian, Min Zhang, Zhe Wang, Guo-wen Liu, Cheng Xia and Xiao-Bing Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:44

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1) was discovered in 1974 as a contaminant of a porcine kidney (PK-15) cell line and was generally accepted to be nonpathogenic. But recently it was shown to cause lesions in expe...

    Authors: Liang Cao, Wenchao Sun, Huijun Lu, Mingyao Tian, Changzhan Xie, Guanyu Zhao, Jicheng Han, Wei Wang, Min Zheng, Rui Du, Ningyi Jin and Aidong Qian

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:43

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance limits traditional treatment options and increases costs. It is therefore important to estimate the magnitude of the problem so as to provide empirical data to guide control efforts. T...

    Authors: Ronita Adams, Jackie Smith, Stephen Locke, Erica Phillips, Erdal Erol, Craig Carter and Agricola Odoi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:42

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cats are susceptible to feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and canine parvovirus (CPV) variants 2a, 2b and 2c. Detection of FPV and CPV variants in apparently healthy cats and their persistence in white blood ce...

    Authors: Andrea Balboni, Francesca Bassi, Stefano De Arcangeli, Rosanna Zobba, Carla Dedola, Alberto Alberti and Mara Battilani

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:41

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Dairy production in Bosnia and Herzegovina exhibits limited productivity, which may partly, be explained by extensive reproductive problems of non-infectious and infectious origin. Brucella spp., Chlamydia abortu...

    Authors: Adis Softic, Kassahun Asmare, Erik Georg Granquist, Jacques Godfroid, Nihad Fejzic and Eystein Skjerve

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:40

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Rabbits are currently not a good model for studying diseases of the corneal endothelium because their corneal endothelial cells (CECs) maintain a high proliferative capacity throughout almost all their life. A...

    Authors: Sergi Segarra, Marta Leiva, Daniel Costa, Natàlia Coyo, Maria Sabés-Alsina, José Ríos and Teresa Peña

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:39

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tutoring is a useful tool in the university teaching-learning binomial, although its development is impaired in large classes. Recent improvements in information and communication technologies have made tutori...

    Authors: María J. García-Iglesias, Claudia Pérez-Martínez, César B. Gutiérrez-Martín, Raquel Díez-Laiz and Ana M. Sahagún-Prieto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:35

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Caprine herpesvirus 2 (CpHV-2) infection usually induces chronic malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in sika deer (Cervus nippon), with the primary signs of weight loss, dermatitis and alopecia.

    Authors: Hongwei Zhu, Qingrong Huang, Xiaoliang Hu, Wenhui Chu, Jianlong Zhang, Linlin Jiang, Xin Yu, Xingxiao Zhang and Shipeng Cheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:38

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) is the causative agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is a cosmopolitan zoonotic parasitic disease infecting humans and a wide range of mammalian species including ...

    Authors: Mohamed E. Ahmed, Bashir Salim, Martin P. Grobusch and Imadeldin E. Aradaib

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:36

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) is the viral agent causing the most important economic losses in livestock throughout the world. Infection of fetuses before their immunological maturity causes the birth of ...

    Authors: Rodrigo Salgado, Ezequiel Hidalgo-Hermoso and José Pizarro-Lucero

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:37

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim was to evaluate by means of thromboelastometry (ROTEM) the effects of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 administered as a constant rate infusion (CRI) on hemostasis in hypoalbuminemic dogs. The...

    Authors: Angelica Botto, Barbara Bruno, Cristiana Maurella, Fulvio Riondato, Alberto Tarducci, Giulio Mengozzi and Antonio Borrelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of oridonin (ORI) on growth performance, relative organ weight, lymphocyte proliferation, phagocytic function of neutrophils, and cytokine concentrati...

    Authors: Qiu Jue Wu, Xiao Chuan Zheng, Tian Wang and Tie Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:34

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Both diarrhea in calves and mastitis in cows limit cattle production. The bacteria involved in these diseases have shown multi-resistance to antimicrobials, however plant metabolites therefore can provide an a...

    Authors: Izabella Carolina de O. Ribeiro, Emanuelly Gomes A. Mariano, Roberta T. Careli, Franciellen Morais-Costa, Felipe M. de Sant’Anna, Maximiliano S. Pinto, Marcelo R. de Souza and Eduardo R. Duarte

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:32

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  19. Content type: Methodology article

    Infectious diseases in farmed animals have economic, social, and health consequences. Foreign animal diseases (FAD) of swine are of significant concern. Mathematical and simulation models are often used to sim...

    Authors: Salah Uddin Khan, Terri L. O’Sullivan, Zvonimir Poljak, Janet Alsop and Amy L. Greer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:31

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The uteruses of most dairy cattle are easily infected by bacteria, especially gram-negative bacteria, following parturition. Macrophages are important cells of the immune system and play a critical role in the...

    Authors: Junsheng Dong, Jianji Li, Luying Cui, Yefan Wang, Jiaqi Lin, Yang Qu and Heng Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:30

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Mink circovirus (MiCV) is a newly discovered pathogen associated with mink diarrhea. The prevalence and economic importance of this virus remain poorly understood, and no specific serological assay has been de...

    Authors: Junwei Ge, Xingyang Cui, Yunjia Shi, Lili Zhao, Chengwei Wei, Shanshan Wen, Shuang Xia and Hongyan Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:29

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a widespread chronic disease of ruminants that causes severe economic losses to the dairy cattle industry worldwide. The objective of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Gustavo Machado, Kaushi Kanankege, Val Schumann, Scott Wells, Andres Perez and Julio Alvarez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:28

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  23. Content type: Methodology article

    Brucellosis is a widespread zoonotic disease caused by Gram-negative Brucella bacteria. Immunisation with attenuated vaccine is an effective method of prevention, but it can interfere with diagnosis. Live, attenu...

    Authors: Wenlong Nan, Lide Qin, Yong Wang, Yueyong Zhang, Pengfei Tan, Yuqi Chen, Kairong Mao and Yiping Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:27

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Elimination dietary trials for the diagnosis of adverse food reactions (food allergies) in dogs and cats are often conducted with commercial pet foods while relying on their label to select tho...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry and Ralf S. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:24

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