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  1. Case Report

    Highly suspected cases of salmonellosis in two cats fed with a commercial raw meat-based diet: health risks to animals and zoonotic implications

    Feeding raw meat-based diets (RMBD) to companion animals raises public health concerns for both animals and humans. While considerable attention has been paid to bacterial contamination of commercial pet food,...

    Federica Giacometti, Jacopo Magarotto, Andrea Serraino and Silvia Piva

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:224

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Effects of feeding drunken horse grass infected with Epichloë gansuensis endophyte on animal performance, clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep

    Many reports showed that grass-endophyte symbiosis induced livestock poisoned. Yet, there is no study evaluating clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep fed Epichloë gansuensis endophyte-infected ...

    Ying Liang, Hucheng Wang, Chunjie Li, Zhibiao Nan and Fadi Li

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:223

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  3. Research article

    A biomechanical comparison of conventional dynamic compression plates and string-of-pearls™ locking plates using cantilever bending in a canine Ilial fracture model

    Fracture of the ilium is common orthopedic injury that often requires surgical stabilization in canine patients. Of the various methods of surgical stabilization available, application of a lateral bone plate ...

    Allison R Kenzig, James R Butler, Lauren B Priddy, Kristen R Lacy and Steven H Elder

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:222

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Evaluation of a multiplex real-time PCR for detection of four bacterial agents commonly associated with bovine respiratory disease in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

    Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, Histophilus somni and Trueperella pyogenes are four bacterial agents commonly associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). In this s...

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

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:221

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Protection of farm goats by combinations of recombinant peptides and formalin inactivated spores from a lethal Bacillus anthracis challenge under field conditions

    Bacillus (B.) anthracis, the causal agent of anthrax, is effectively controlled by the Sterne live spore vaccine (34F2) in animals. However, live spore vaccines are not suitable for si...

    Susanne M. Koehler, Fatih Buyuk, Ozgur Celebi, Hayati Demiraslan, Mehmet Doganay, Mitat Sahin, Jens Moehring, Okechukwu C. Ndumnego, Salih Otlu, Henriette van Heerden and Wolfgang Beyer

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:220

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Demographics of dogs, cats, and rabbits attending veterinary practices in Great Britain as recorded in their electronic health records

    Understanding the distribution and determinants of disease in animal populations must be underpinned by knowledge of animal demographics. For companion animals, these data have been difficult to collect becaus...

    Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Peter-John M. Noble, Phil H. Jones, Tarek Menacere, Iain Buchan, Suzanna Reynolds, Susan Dawson, Rosalind M. Gaskell, Sally Everitt and Alan D. Radford

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:218

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  7. Case Report

    First detection of European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) in Norway

    In Europe, bat rabies is primarily attributed to European bat lyssavirus type 1 (EBLV-1) and European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) which are both strongly host-specific. Approximately thirty cases of infection ...

    Torfinn Moldal, Turid Vikøren, Florence Cliquet, Denise A. Marston, Jeroen van der Kooij, Knut Madslien and Irene Ørpetveit

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:216

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Texture analysis of pulmonary parenchymateous changes related to pulmonary thromboembolism in dogs – a novel approach using quantitative methods

    Diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in dogs relies on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), but detailed interpretation of CTPA images is demanding for the radiologist and only large vesse...

    C. B. Marschner, M. Kokla, J. M. Amigo, E. A. Rozanski, B. Wiinberg and F. J. McEvoy

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:219

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Goats as sentinel hosts for the detection of tick-borne encephalitis risk areas in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an important tick-borne disease in Europe. Detection of the TBE virus (TBEV) in local populations of Ixodes ricinus ticks is the most reliable proof that a given area is at risk f...

    Nadia Rieille, Christine Klaus, Donata Hoffmann, Olivier Péter and Maarten J. Voordouw

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:217

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Reassortment process after co-infection of pigs with avian H1N1 and swine H3N2 influenza viruses

    The influenza A virus is highly variable, which, to some degree, is caused by the reassortment of viral genetic material. This process plays a major role in the generation of novel influenza virus strains that...

    Kinga Urbaniak, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Andrzej Kowalczyk, Krzysztof Kwit, Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól, Barbara Frącek and Zygmunt Pejsak

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:215

    Published on: 8 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding cystic echinococcosis and sheep herding in Peru: a mixed-methods approach

    The parasitic disease, cystic echinococcosis (CE), is prevalent in low-income, livestock-raising communities and 2000 new people will be diagnosed this year in South America alone. The disease usually passes f...

    Veronika Merino, Christopher M. Westgard, Angela M. Bayer and Patricia J. García

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:213

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Preparation and evaluation of goose reovirus inactivated vaccine

    Infection with Goose Reovirus (GRV) can cause serious economic losses in the goose breeding industry. In this study, the GRV allantoic fluid was concentrated and used as an antigen in a formalin-inactivated oi...

    Xiaoyu Niu, Bingqian Zhang, Xianglong Yu, Xin Zhang, Yanguo Dou, Yi Tang and Youxiang Diao

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:214

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  13. Review

    Antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals and associated human health risks: what, and how strong, is the evidence?

    Antimicrobial resistance is a public health threat. Because antimicrobial consumption in food-producing animals contributes to the problem, policies restricting the inappropriate or unnecessary agricultural us...

    Karin Hoelzer, Nora Wong, Joe Thomas, Kathy Talkington, Elizabeth Jungman and Allan Coukell

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:211

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Searching for ivermectin resistance in a Strongylidae population of horses stabled in Poland

    There are no available studies describing the possible resistance of strongyles to ivermectin in horses in Poland. One hundred seventy three horses from nine stud farms from South-Western Poland were studied. ...

    A. Zak, N. Siwinska, M. Slowikowska, H. Borowicz, K. Kubiak, J. Hildebrand, M. Popiolek and A. Niedzwiedz

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:210

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Immunization against GnRF in adult cattle: a prospective field study

    Suppression of cyclic activity in cattle is often desired in alpine farming and for feedlot cattle, not intended for breeding. A cattle specific anti-GnRF vaccine (Bopriva™) is registered for use in heifers an...

    Gaby Hirsbrunner, Sarah Rigert, Fredi Janett, Jürg Hüsler, Philipp Schnydrig, Ester Lopez, Sue Amatayakul-Chantler and Adrian Steiner

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:208

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Prediction of marbofloxacin dosage for the pig pneumonia pathogens Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida by pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling

    Bacterial pneumonia in pigs occurs widely and requires antimicrobial therapy. It is commonly caused by the pathogens Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida. Marbofloxacin is an antimicrobial dr...

    Lucy Dorey, Ludovic Pelligand and Peter Lees

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:209

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Vertical transmission of avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) from hens infected through artificial insemination with ALV-J infected semen

    Avian leukosis virus (ALV) is one of the main causes of tumour development within the poultry industry in China. The subgroup J avian leukosis viruses (ALV-J), which induce erythroblastosis and myelocytomatosi...

    Yang Li, Shuai Cui, Weihua Li, Yixin Wang, Zhizhong Cui, Peng Zhao and Shuang Chang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:204

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  18. Research article

    High intensity of Tunga penetrans infection causing severe disease among pigs in Busoga, South Eastern Uganda

    Towards the improvement of stakeholders’ awareness of animal tungiasis, we report 10 unusual severe clinical cases of pig tungiasis which were associated with very high infection intensities of T. penetrans in an...

    Francis Mutebi, Jürgen Krücken, Hermann Feldmeier, Charles Waiswa, Norbert Mencke, Wilfred Eneku and Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:206

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Identification, characterization and purification of porcine Quiescin Q6-Sulfydryl Oxidase 2 protein

    Post-spermiogenesis membrane surface modifications rely on molecules present in the reproductive tracts. Two isoforms (isoform 1 and 2) from Quiescin Q6-Sulfydryl Oxidase protein family have been identified in...

    Yu-Wen Kuo, Radhika Joshi, Tse-En Wang, Hui-Wen Chang, Sheng-Hsiang Li, Chun-Ni Hsiao and Pei-Shiue Jason Tsai

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:205

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Estimating canine cancer incidence: findings from a population-based tumour registry in northwestern Italy

    Canine cancer registry data can be put to good use in epidemiological studies. Quantitative comparison of tumour types may reveal unusual cancer frequencies, providing directions for research and generation of...

    Elisa Baioni, Eugenio Scanziani, Maria Claudia Vincenti, Mauro Leschiera, Elena Bozzetta, Marzia Pezzolato, Rosanna Desiato, Silvia Bertolini, Cristiana Maurella and Giuseppe Ru

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:203

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Epidemiological and economic consequences of purchasing livestock infected with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis

    Paratuberculosis (PTB) is a chronic disease which may lead to reduced milk yield, lower animal welfare and death in cattle. The causative agent is Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). The economic c...

    Carsten Kirkeby, Kaare Græsbøll, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Nils Toft and Tariq Halasa

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:202

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  22. Research article

    A survey for potentially zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites in domestic cavies in Cameroon (Central Africa)

    Farm animals are usually suspected to transmit infections to humans. Domestic cavies (Cavia porcellus) are hosts to a variety of pathogens, some of which are zoonotic. Several parasites including the protozoa Gia...

    Felix Meutchieye, Marc K. Kouam, Emile Miegoué, Terence T. Nguafack, Joseph Tchoumboué, Alexis Téguia and Georgios Théodoropoulos

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:196

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  23. Research article

    Efficacy and safety of oral robenacoxib (tablet) for the treatment of pain associated with soft tissue surgery in client-owned dogs

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been proven to be effective in controlling peri-operative pain in dogs. Robenacoxib is an NSAID with high selectivity for the cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 isoform....

    Gabriele Friton, Caryn Marie Thompson, Daniela Karadzovska, Stephen King and Jonathan N. King

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:197

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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