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  1. Evolution of indolent to aggressive lymphoma has been described in dogs but is difficult to distinguish from the de novo development of a second, clonally distinct lymphoma. Differentiation of these scenarios ...

    Authors: Arata Matsuyama, Dorothee Bienzle, Danielle Richardson, Nariman Deravi, Mei-Hua Hwang, Nikos Darzentas and Stefan M. Keller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:413

    Content type: Case Report

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  2. Canine leptospirosis is a reemerging zoonotic disease concern in North America, and a better understanding of its epidemiology is needed. Wide-scale use and subsequent analyses of polymerase chain reaction (PC...

    Authors: Amanda M. Smith, Andréia Gonçalves Arruda, Michelle D. Evason, J. S. Weese, Thomas E. Wittum, Donald Szlosek and Jason W. Stull

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:412

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Alopecia is defined as the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. Alopecia secondary to an infectious disease or parasitic infestation is commonly seen in cattle. I...

    Authors: Matthias Wieland, Sabine Mann, Nicole S. Gollnick, Monir Majzoub-Altweck, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer and Martin C. Langenmayer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:411

    Content type: Case Report

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  4. Little information about the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in yaks (Bos grunniens) in northwest China is available. Therefore, the objective of the study was to quantify faecal egg counts of gastrointe...

    Authors: Si-Yuan Qin, Ming-Yang Yin, Guang-Yao Song, Qi-Dong Tan, Jin-Lei Wang and Dong-Hui Zhou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:410

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  5. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) infection is a highly contagious infectious disease causing watery diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration and high mortality rate in newborn piglets. PEDV infection can cause hi...

    Authors: Ohnmar Myint, Ayako Yoshida, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Nguyen Van Diep, Naoyuki Fuke, Uda Zahli Izzati, Takuya Hirai and Ryoji Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:409

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Akabane disease (AD), a barrier to international trade for endemic areas with far economic impact on the countries, is caused by Akabane virus (AKAV). Commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a ...

    Authors: Xiaolin Li, Hongli Jing, Xiaofei Liu, Qin Wang, Songyin Qiu, Dandan Liu, Shaoqiang Wu and Xiangmei Lin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:408

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. Total skin electron beam radiation therapy (TSEBT) is an effective treatment for primary diffuse cutaneous lymphomas in humans. While several techniques exist, they all require significant commitment of staff ...

    Authors: Michael A. Deveau, Megan Sutton, Courtney Baetge and Alison B. Diesel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:407

    Content type: Case Report

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  8. Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is a disease of cattle caused by bovine leukemia virus (BLV). More than 60% of BLV-infected cattle remain subclinical and are thus referred to as aleukemic (AL) cattle. Approxima...

    Authors: Misako Konishi, Sota Kobayashi, Taeko Tokunaga, Yuzumi Chiba, Toshiyuki Tsutsui, Shozo Arai, Ken-ichiro Kameyama and Takehisa Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:406

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Canine leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania infantum, being the dogs one of the major reservoirs of human visceral leishmaniasis. DNA topology is a consolidated target for drug discovery. In t...

    Authors: Rosa M. Reguera, Raquel Álvarez-Velilla, Bárbara Domínguez-Asenjo, Camino Gutiérrez-Corbo, Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Mark Cushman and Yolanda Pérez-Pertejo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:405

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  10. Many studies have revealed that bioactive compounds for different indications are not extracted from plants with water, the only extractant practically available to rural communities. We compared the acaricida...

    Authors: Emmanuel T. Nyahangare, Brighton M. Mvumi, Lyndy J. McGaw and Jacobus N. Eloff

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:404

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Leptospirosis is a neglected zoonosis of public health importance transmitted through contact with contaminated soil, water or urine of infected animals. In pigs the disease is characterized by abortion, still...

    Authors: Jeremiah N. Ngugi, Eric M. Fèvre, Georgies F. Mgode, Mark Obonyo, Ginethon G. Mhamphi, Christina A. Otieno and Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:403

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Designing a potent recombinant vaccine, using the appropriate subunits with the greatest effect on stimulating the immune system, especially in the case of intracellular pathogens such as gram negative Brucella M...

    Authors: Narges Nazifi, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur, Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati, Alireza Haghparast and Ali Mohammad Behroozikhah

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:402

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  13. Dyslipidemias induce angiogenesis and accelerate the development and in vitro growth of breast tumors. The aim of this study was to assess the lipid and metabolic profile of female dogs with mammary carcinomas...

    Authors: Keidylania Costa-Santos, Karine Damasceno, Ricardo Dias Portela, Ferlando Lima Santos, Genira Carneiro Araújo, Emanoel Ferreira Martins-Filho, Laís Pereira Silva, Thiago Doria Barral, Stefanie Alvarenga Santos and Alessandra Estrela-Lima

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:401

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  14. In horses a number of small intestinal diseases is potentially life threatening. Among them are Equine Grass Sickness (EGS), which is characterised by enteric neurodegeneration of unknown aetiology, as well as...

    Authors: Maria S. Unterköfler, Bruce C. McGorum, Elspeth M. Milne and Theresia F. Licka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:400

    Content type: Research article

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  15. TBE is an important tick-borne viral zoonosis in Europe and some parts of Asia. Humans can become infected by tick bite and in some cases also by consumption of nonpasteurized raw milk and raw milk products fr...

    Authors: Christine Klaus, Ute Ziegler, Donata Hoffmann, Franziska Press, Christine Fast and Martin Beer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:399

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  16. Different tick species are able to transmit different pathogens, and tick-borne diseases are of substantial concern worldwide for both humans and animals. Environmental changes and changes in the range of tick...

    Authors: Agne Namina, Valentina Capligina, Maija Seleznova, Rudolfs Krumins, Darja Aleinikova, Agnija Kivrane, Sarmite Akopjana, Marija Lazovska, Inese Berzina and Renate Ranka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:398

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  17. Mild equine asthma is a common inflammatory airway disease of the horse. The primary treatment of mild equine asthma is corticosteroids. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of injected dex...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Bond, Jana Hundt and Renaud Léguillette

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:397

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Weight at birth is an important predictor of neonatal mortality and morbidity in dogs. In addition, the birthweight of the puppies in a litter influences the decision to perform a cesarean section. The goal of...

    Authors: Claude Schelling, Claude Gaillard, Jane Russenberger, Lou Moseley and Gaudenz Dolf

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:395

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Osteoarthritis (OA) affects nearly 20% of all dogs greater than one year of age. Clinical signs include pain, discomfort, lameness, and ultimately lead to disability. Although there is currently no known cure,...

    Authors: Diana M. A. Dewsbury, Keith D. DeDonder, Darrell J. Rezac and Natalia Cernicchiaro

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:394

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  20. Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) is the most important enteric virus infecting canids. It is a rapidly evolving virus; after its emergence in the 1970s, new antigenic variants (called CPV-2a, 2b and 2c) emerge...

    Authors: Mara Battilani, Francesco Modugno, Francesco Mira, Giuseppa Purpari, Santina Di Bella, Annalisa Guercio and Andrea Balboni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:393

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  21. To report the occurrence of choroidal hypoplasia in the Australian Kelpie breed in Poland, the affected dogs testing positive for the Collie Eye Anomaly NHEJ1 gene mutation.

    Authors: Natalia Kucharczyk, Anna Cislo-Pakuluk and Peter Bedford

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:392

    Content type: Case Report

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  22. Food-producing animals can be a vehicle for staphylococcal species as well as their virulence and antimicrobial resistance genes. This work aimed to analyse the diversity of staphylococcal species in food-prod...

    Authors: Olouwafemi Mistourath Mama, Modou Dieng, Bocar Hanne, Laura Ruiz-Ripa, Codou Gueye Mar Diop and Carmen Torres

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:391

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  23. Mammary cancer is a common disease affecting female dogs, where approximately 50% of the cases are malignant. There is a subpopulation of cancer cells with stem cell-like features within the tumour microenviro...

    Authors: Consuelo Serrano, Sofía Guzmán, Jose Ignacio Arias and Cristian Gabriel Torres

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:390

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  24. Classic goose parvovirus (cGPV) causes high mortality and morbidity in goslings and Muscovy ducklings. Novel GPV (N-GPV) causes short beak and dwarfism syndrome (SBDS) in Cherry Valley ducks, Pekin ducks and M...

    Authors: Chunhe Wan, Cuiteng Chen, Longfei Cheng, Rongchang Liu, Shaohua Shi, Guanghua Fu, Hongmei Chen, Qiuling Fu and Yu Huang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:389

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Clinical cases of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a zoonotic gram-positive bacterium, have been reported in many ruminant species, including in cattle, deer, moose and muskoxen. Fatal cases have been repeatedly rep...

    Authors: Ana I. Cubas Atienzar, Priscilla F. Gerber and Tanja Opriessnig

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:388

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  26. Haemorrhagic enteritis (HE) of turkeys was first described in 1937 in the USA, while in Poland it was first diagnosed in 1987. Polish haemorrhagic enteritis virus (HEV) isolates are usually low pathogenic and ...

    Authors: Bartłomiej Tykałowski, Marcin Śmiałek, Andrzej Koncicki, Katarzyna Ognik, Zenon Zduńczyk and Jan Jankowski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:387

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as well as other platelet-derived products have been used as a potential disease-modifying treatment for musculoskeletal diseases, such as osteoarthritis (OA). The restorative proper...

    Authors: Livia Camargo Garbin, C. Wayne McIlwraith and David D. Frisbie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:386

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  28. Dogs with year-round atopic dermatitis are often sensitized to Dermatophagoides house dust mites (HDM). Storage mites (SM) are known to grow on cereal-rich foods. Tyrophagus SM can exacerbate clinical signs of al...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry and Ralf S. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:385

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  29. Pigmentary keratitis (PK) is commonly recognised in Pugs, but its aetiology is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated features of PK in Pugs in the Unit...

    Authors: S. Maini, R. Everson, C. Dawson, Y. M. Chang, C. Hartley and R. F. Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:384

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  30. Avian leukosis (AL), which is caused by avian leukosis virus (ALV), has led to substantial economic losses in the poultry industry. The kit used to detect all ALV-positive chickens in breeder flocks is very im...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Zhou, Lin Wang, Anning Shen, Xi Shen, Moru Xu, Kun Qian, Hongxia Shao, Yongxiu Yao, Venugopal Nair, Jianqiang Ye and Aijian Qin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:383

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  31. Topical antimicrobials are recommended for first line treatment of surface and superficial infections in dogs. This is especially important given the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistant infections...

    Authors: Rebecca Rafferty, Victoria H. Robinson, Jennifer Harris, Sally A. Argyle and Tim J. Nuttall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:382

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  32. Leishmaniosis, zoonosis that produces significant public health impacts, is caused by Leishmania infantum. Canines are the main domestic reservoir and, besides humans, other species of mammals could be infected w...

    Authors: Taiane Acunha Escobar, Gabriela Dowich, Thália Pacheco dos Santos, Luísa Zuravski, Claudia Acosta Duarte, Irina Lübeck and Vanusa Manfredini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:381

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  33. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) is known as an immune inhibitory receptor that is expressed on activated effector T cells and regulatory T cells. When CTLA-4 binds to CD80 or CD86, immunoinhibitory s...

    Authors: Kei Watari, Satoru Konnai, Naoya Maekawa, Tomohiro Okagawa, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Shiro Murata and Kazuhiko Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:380

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  34. Canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (CIPF) is a progressive interstitial lung disease mainly affecting old West Highland white terriers (WHWTs). The aetiology of CIPF is currently unknown and pathogenesis poo...

    Authors: Elodie Roels, Natali Bauer, Christelle Lecut, Andreas Moritz, André Gothot and Cécile Clercx

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:379

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  35. The objective of this study was to investigate Brucella infection in farm animals in Saham, Oman, with reference to a survey carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (MAF) for Brucellosis during the...

    Authors: Yasmin ElTahir, Anfal Al-Farsi, Waleed Al-Marzooqi, Alghalya Al-Toobi, Osman M. Gaafar, Maryne Jay, Yannick Corde, Shekar Bose, Abeer Al-Hamrashdi, Kaadhia Al-Kharousi, Sunil Rajamony, Muhammed Nadeem Asi, Nasseb Al-Saqri, Rudaina AlBusaidi, Elshafie I Elshafie and Eugene H. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:378

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  36. Streptococcus suis is a prominent pathogen causing septicemia and meningitis in swine and humans. Bacitracin is used widely as a growth promoter in animal feed and to control the spread of necrotic enteritis in m...

    Authors: Jiale Ma, Jin Liu, Yue Zhang, Dan Wang, Runxia Liu, Guangjin Liu, Huochun Yao and Zihao Pan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:377

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  37. Inconsistency of treatment response in cats with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is well recognized. We hypothesized that the difference in response to beta-blockers may be caused by myocardial functio...

    Authors: Ryohei Suzuki, Yohei Mochizuki, Yunosuke Yuchi, Yuyo Yasumura, Takahiro Saito, Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto and Hidekazu Koyama

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:376

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  38. Since 2016, incursions of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4b have caused unprecedented clinical signs and mortality in white-tailed eagles (WTE; Haliaeetus albicilla) across Europ...

    Authors: Megan Marie Lee, Veerle L. B. Jaspers, Mari E. Løseth, Nathalie Briels, Torgeir Nygård, Jan Ove Bustnes and Courtney A. Waugh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:375

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  39. Fowl adenovirus outbreaks have occurred in China since June 2015. This virus is an emerging infectious disease that causes hydropericardium syndrome and inclusion body hepatitis (HPS-IBH), resulting in signifi...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Haiwei Sun, Yunzhang Li, Zhiwei Yang, Jianqiang Ye and Hongjun Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:373

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  40. The stranding events of cetaceans in the Philippines provide opportunities for gathering biological information and specimens, especially from the pelagic forms. As part of an effort to monitor the health of w...

    Authors: Marie Christine M. Obusan, Ren Mark D. Villanueva, Maria Auxilia T. Siringan, Windell L. Rivera and Lemnuel V. Aragones

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:372

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  41. Mycoplasma bovis is a causative agent of disease in cattle causing many clinical conditions. Currently there are no commercial M. bovis vaccines in Europe and treatment is difficult with decreased antimicrobial s...

    Authors: Katarzyna Dudek, Dariusz Bednarek, Roger D. Ayling, Anna Kycko and Michał Reichert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:371

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  42. Caretta caretta is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean, and studies on this species have vastly expanded during recent years, including those investigating gut bacterial and parasitic commun...

    Authors: Antonino Pace, Laura Rinaldi, Davide Ianniello, Luca Borrelli, Giuseppe Cringoli, Alessandro Fioretti, Sandra Hochscheid and Ludovico Dipineto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:370

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  43. Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is an emerging bovine pathogen, leading to significant economic losses in the livestock industry worldwide. Infection can result in a variety of clinical signs, such as arthritis, pneu...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Andersson, Anna Aspán, Henk J. Wisselink, Bregtje Smid, Anne Ridley, Sinikka Pelkonen, Tiina Autio, Klara Tølbøll Lauritsen, Jane Kensø, Patrice Gaurivaud and Florence Tardy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:369

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  44. The obligate intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii causes globally distributed zoonotic Q fever. Ruminant livestock are common reservoirs of C. burnetii. Coxiella burnetii are shed in large numbers in the was...

    Authors: Nataša Knap, Diana Žele, Urška Glinšek Biškup, Tatjana Avšič-Županc and Gorazd Vengušt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:368

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  45. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between plasma β-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA) and conjugated linoleic acid in postpartum Polish Holstein-Friesian (PHF) cows. The experiment was carried o...

    Authors: Kamila Puppel, Marcin Gołębiewski, Paweł Solarczyk, Grzegorz Grodkowski, Jan Slósarz, Małgorzata Kunowska-Slósarz, Marek Balcerak, Tomasz Przysucha, Aleksandra Kalińska and Beata Kuczyńska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:367

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  46. Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite, can infect almost all warm-blooded animals. The aim of the present study was to investigate T. gondii oocyst-driven infection in pigs, chickens...

    Authors: Xiao-Yi Liu, Ze-Dong Wang, Saeed El-Ashram and Quan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:366

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  47. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in sarcomagenesis. Among various factors, activation of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway has been documented being able to target genes associated with ...

    Authors: Cheng-Shun Hsueh, Ching-Ho Wu, Cheng-Hsin Shih, Jason Lih-Seng Yeh, Chian-Ren Jeng, Victor Fei Pang, Hue-Ying Chiou and Hui-Wen Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:365

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  48. Ovariectomy is a common procedure in laboratory rodents used to create a post-menopausal state. Complications including post-surgical abscess are rarely reported, but merit consideration for the health and saf...

    Authors: Victoria E. Eaton, Samuel Pettit, Andrew Elkinson, Karen L. Houseknecht, Tamara E. King and Meghan May

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:364

    Content type: Case Report

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