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  1. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination is considered as an effective and economical way to against PCV2 infection. However, some of commercial available vaccines are based on inactivated viruses, while the others are based on purified p...

    Authors: Xiaohui Liu, Ting Ouyang, Teng Ma, Hongsheng Ouyang, Daxin Pang and Linzhu Ren

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:137

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    Effective vaccines against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), especially against highly pathogenic (HP) PRRSV are still missing. The objective of this study was to evaluate the protec...

    Authors: Tatjana Sattler, Jutta Pikalo, Eveline Wodak, Sandra Revilla-Fernández, Adi Steinrigl, Zoltán Bagó, Ferdinand Entenfellner, Jean-Baptiste Claude, Floriane Pez, Maela Francillette and Friedrich Schmoll

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:133

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The ovine rumen is involved in host defense responses and acts as the immune interface with the environment. The ruminal mucosal epithelium plays an important role in innate immunity and secretes antimicrobial...

    Authors: Xin Jin, Man Zhang, Xue-min Zhu, Yan-ru Fan, Chen-guang Du, Hua-er Bao, Siri-guleng Xu, Qiao-zhen Tian, Yun-he Wang and Yin-feng Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:134

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Livestock vaccines (LV) are often stored on-farm, in a refrigerator (fridge), prior to use and little is documented about the storage conditions during this period. As the quality of a vaccine can be impaired ...

    Authors: Paul D. Williams and Gustavo Paixão

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:136

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is a metabolic disease in high-producing dairy cattle, and is accompanied by rumenitis. However, the mechanism of rumenitis remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Chenxu Zhao, Guowen Liu, Xiaobing Li, Yuan Guan, Yazhou Wang, Xue Yuan, Guoquan Sun, Zhe Wang and Xinwei Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:135

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Fasciola hepatica and Ostertagia ostertagi infections are widespread in cattle population of Europe, however data on their prevalence in Poland are only fragmentary. Therefore, the cross-sectional study was carri...

    Authors: Sławomir J. Kowalczyk, Michał Czopowicz, Corinna N. Weber, Elisabeth Müller, Tomasz Nalbert, Andrzej Bereznowski and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:131

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to evaluate the effect of sow vaccination against Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) on reproductive parameters during two consecutive reproductive cycles. The study was performed in a PCV2 subclinical...

    Authors: Salvador Oliver-Ferrando, Joaquim Segalés, Sergio López-Soria, Antonio Callén, Olivier Merdy, François Joisel and Marina Sibila

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:130

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  8. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby Fig. 2 had processed incorrectly. The correct version of Fig. 2 is now displayed in the original article as well as ahead.

    Authors: J. Ge, X. Cui, Y. Shi, L. Zhao, C. Wei, S. Wen, S. Xia and H. Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:128

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:29

  9. Content type: Methodology article

    Domestic rabbits especially New Zealand white rabbits play an important role in biological research. The disease surveillance and quality control are essential to guarantee the results of animal experiments pe...

    Authors: Miaoli Wu, Yujun Zhu, Feng Cong, Dan Rao, Wen Yuan, Jing Wang, Bihong Huang, Yuexiao Lian, Yu Zhang, Ren Huang and Pengju Guo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:127

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The equine m. gluteus medius (GM) is the largest muscle of the horse, its main movement function is the extension of the hip joint. The objective of the present study was to measure equine GM activity in three...

    Authors: Rebeka R. Zsoldos, Anna Voegele, Bjoern Krueger, Ulrike Schroeder, Andreas Weber and Theresia F. Licka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:126

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal mucosal S100A12 and myeloperoxidase (MPO) are inflammatory biomarkers in humans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, these biomarkers have not been studied in the intestinal mucosa of dog...

    Authors: Mohsen Hanifeh, Satu Sankari, Minna M. Rajamäki, Pernilla Syrjä, Susanne Kilpinen, Jan S. Suchodolski, Romy M. Heilmann, Phillip Guadiano, Jonathan Lidbury, Jörg M. Steiner and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:125

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation during cataract surgery in horses occur with increasing frequency. To reduce the postoperative refractive error it is necessary to determine the prop...

    Authors: Ulrike Meister, Christiane Görig, Christopher J. Murphy, Hubertus Haan, Bernhard Ohnesorge and Michael H. Boevé

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:123

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There are indications that transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) assesses the motor function of the spinal cord in horses in a more sensitive and reproducible fashion than transcranial magnetic stimulation...

    Authors: Sanne Lotte Journée, Henricus Louis Journée, Cornelis Marinus de Bruijn and Cathérine John Ghislaine Delesalle

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:121

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Marek’s disease virus (MDV) resides in the genus Mardivirus in the family Herpesviridae. MDV is a highly contagious virus that can cause neurological lesions, lymphocytic proliferation, immune suppression, and de...

    Authors: Xue Lian, Xin Ming, Jiarong Xu, Wangkun Cheng, Xunhai Zhang, Hongjun Chen, Chan Ding, Yong-Sam Jung and Yingjuan Qian

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:122

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Clostridium novyi-NT (CNV-NT), has shown promise as a bacterolytic therapy for solid tumors in mouse models and in dogs with naturally developing neoplasia. Factors that impact the immunologic response to ther...

    Authors: Amy E. DeClue, Sandra M. Axiak-Bechtel, Yan Zhang, Saurabh Saha, Linping Zhang, David D. Tung and Jeffrey N. Bryan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:119

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease that affects a wide range of animals, including small ruminants. Sheep and goats are considered as biological indicators for the contamination of the environment with Toxoplasm...

    Authors: Yara M. Al-Kappany, Ibrahim E. Abbas, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Pierre Dorny, Malgorzata Jennes and Eric Cox

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:120

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Sarcoptic mange has recently emerged in wild boar in Switzerland, raising the question of the origin of the infection. The main aim of this study was to assess the extent of exposure of the wild boar populatio...

    Authors: Chloé Haas, Francesco C. Origgi, Sophie Rossi, Jorge R. López-Olvera, Luca Rossi, Raquel Castillo-Contreras, Anna Malmsten, Anne-Marie Dalin, Riccardo Orusa, Serena Robetto, Luciano Pignata, Santiago Lavín and Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:117

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopian livestock production and productivity is still very low due to widespread of diseases. Among the diseases, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an extremely contagious and acute viral disease that causes ...

    Authors: Mishamo Sulayeman, Fufa Dawo, Bedaso Mammo, Daniel Gizaw and Dereje Shegu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:110

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Canine veterinary patients increasingly benefit from implantation of transvenous pacemakers for bradyarrhythmias. No published data exist examining procedural outcomes of pacemaker implantation performed in th...

    Authors: Lynne E. Swanson, Barbara A. Huibregtse and Brian A. Scansen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:112

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Orotracheal intubation in dogs is a common and easily-performed procedure that provides a patent airway during anaesthesia. In dogs with temporomandibular joint ankylosis or pseudo-ankylosis, airway management...

    Authors: Verónica Vieitez, Luis Javier Ezquerra, Víctor López Rámis, Massimo Santella and Ignacio Álvarez Gómez de Segura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:118

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) are causative agent of extraintestinal infections, collectively known as colibacillosis, which results significant losses in poultry industries. The extraintestinal surviv...

    Authors: Manita Subedi, Himal Luitel, Bhuminanda Devkota, Rebanta Kumar Bhattarai, Sarita Phuyal, Prabhat Panthi, Anil Shrestha and Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:113

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