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  1. Research article

    Descriptive and network analyses of the equine contact network at an equestrian show in Ontario, Canada and implications for disease spread

    Identifying the contact structure within a population of horses attending a competition is an important element towards understanding the potential for the spread of equine pathogens as the horses subsequently...

    Kelsey L. Spence, Terri L. O’Sullivan, Zvonimir Poljak and Amy L. Greer

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:191

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Evaluation of P16 expression in canine appendicular osteosarcoma

    Osteosarcoma (OSA) is a common malignant bone tumor of large breed dogs that occurs at predictable anatomic sites. At the time of initial diagnosis, most affected dogs have occult pulmonary metastases. Even wi...

    B. G. Murphy, M. Y. Mok, D. York, R. Rebhun, K. D. Woolard, C. Hillman, P. Dickinson and K. Skorupski

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:189

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  3. Case Report

    Fibrinogen deficiency in a dog - a case report

    Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. ...

    Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat and Olivier Dossin

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:183

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Geospatial and temporal associations of Getah virus circulation among pigs and horses around the perimeter of outbreaks in Japanese racehorses in 2014 and 2015

    We studied a recent epizootic of Getah virus infection among pigs in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture and the northern part of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, focusing on its possible association with outbreak...

    Hiroshi Bannai, Manabu Nemoto, Hidekazu Niwa, Satoshi Murakami, Koji Tsujimura, Takashi Yamanaka and Takashi Kondo

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:187

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Changes in concentrations of haemostatic and inflammatory biomarkers in synovial fluid after intra-articular injection of lipopolysaccharide in horses

    Septic arthritis is a common and potentially devastating disease characterized by severe intra-articular (IA) inflammation and fibrin deposition. Research into equine joint pathologies has focused on inflammat...

    Stine Mandrup Andreassen, Anne Mette Lindberg Vinther, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Pia Haubro Andersen, Aziz Tnibar, Annemarie T. Kristensen and Stine Jacobsen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:182

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Comparison of the effects of platelet-rich or growth factor-rich plasma on intestinal anastomosis healing in pigs

    The use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) has been proposed for the treatment of several acute and chronic syndromes, such as corneal epithelial defects and dry ...

    Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Massimiliano Tursi, Giovanni Perona and Marco Gandini

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:188

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Comparison of the effects of 7.2% hypertonic saline and 20% mannitol on whole blood coagulation and platelet function in dogs with suspected intracranial hypertension - a pilot study

    Hyperosmolar therapy with either mannitol or hypertonic saline (HTS) is commonly used in the treatment of intracranial hypertension (ICH). In vitro data indicate that both mannitol and HTS affect coagulation a...

    Ivayla D. Yozova, Judith Howard, Diana Henke, Daniel Dirkmann and Katja N. Adamik

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:185

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Serological and virological surveillance of avian influenza virus in domestic ducks of the north-east region of Bangladesh

    Wild waterfowl are considered as the natural reservoir for avian influenza (AI) viruses. Bangladesh has been experiencing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks since 2007, mostly in chickens and o...

    Rahul Deb Sarker, Mohammad Giasuddin, Emdadul Haque Chowdhury and Mohammad Rafiqul Islam

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:180

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  9. Research article

    In vitro physiological and antibacterial characterization of ZnO nanoparticle composites in simulated porcine gastric and enteric fluids

    Diarrhea in piglets is one of the main causes of animal death after weaning; zinc oxide (ZnO) has been used in high doses for the control of this sickness. The aim of this study was to determine the physicoche...

    Marina S.R. Barreto, Cristina T. Andrade, Luiz Cláudio R. P. da Silva, Lúcio M. Cabral, Vânia M. Flosi Paschoalin and Eduardo M. Del Aguila

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:181

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Safety pharmacology and subchronic toxicity of jinqing granules in rats

    Jinqing granules which are made of a mixture extract that contains Radix Tinosporae and Canarii fructus in proportions according to a longstanding formula have a good effect on the prevention and treatment of gas...

    Xuerong Zhou, Qian Rong, Min Xu, Yuanli Zhang, Qi Dong, Yuanling Xiao, Qiji Liu, Helin Chen, Xiaoyu Yang, Kaisheng Yu, Yinglun Li, Ling Zhao, Gang Ye, Fei Shi and Cheng Lv

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:179

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Integrated pharmacokinetic–Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model to evaluate the in vivo antimicrobial activity of Marbofloxacin against Pasteurella multocida in piglets

    Marbofloxacin is a veterinary fluoroquinolone with high activity against Pasteurella multocida. We evaluated it’s in vivo activity against P. multocida based on in vivo time-kill data in swine using a tissue-cage...

    Qing Lin Zeng, Xian Mei, Jia Su, Xiao Hong Li, Wen Guang Xiong, Yan Lu and Zhen Ling Zeng

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:178

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Molecular typing of Leptospira interrogans serovar Hardjo isolates from leptospirosis outbreaks in Brazilian livestock

    Leptospirosis is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira spp. This zoonotic disease is distributed globally and affects domestic animals, including cattle. Leptospira interrogans serogroup Sejroe...

    Maria Raquel V. Cosate, Tetsu Sakamoto, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Élvio C. Moreira, Carlos G. Regis da Silva, Bruno S. A. F. Brasil, Camila S. F. Oliveira, Vasco Ariston de Azevedo, José Miguel Ortega, Rômulo C. Leite and João Paulo Haddad

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:177

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Small-sized newborn dogs skeletal development: radiologic, morphometric, and histological findings obtained from spontaneously dead animals

    Very little is known about neonatal skeletal development in small-sized purebred dogs. In order to improve this knowledge, 27 spontaneously dead puppies belonging to small-sized breeds were enrolled in this st...

    S. C. Modina, M.C. Veronesi, M. Moioli, T. Meloni, G. Lodi, V. Bronzo and M. Di Giancamillo

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:175

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Stimulating collaboration between human and veterinary health care professionals

    Despite the need to control outbreaks of (emerging) zoonotic diseases and the need for added value in comparative/translational medicine, jointly addressed in the One Health approach [One health Initiative (n....

    Björn G.M. Eussen, Jaap Schaveling, Maria J. Dragt and Robert Jan Blomme

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:174

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Imepitoin is well tolerated in healthy and epileptic cats

    Epilepsy in the cat is a serious medical condition. To date there are no licensed treatments for feline epilepsy and no well-controlled clinical studies on the efficacy or safety of antiepileptic drugs in cats...

    Odilo Engel, Thilo von Klopmann, Arianna Maiolini, Jessica Freundt-Revilla and Andrea Tipold

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:172

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Development of a stochastic agent-based model to evaluate surveillance strategies for detection of emergent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome strains

    The objective of the current study was to develop a stochastic agent-based model using empirical data from Ontario (Canada) swine sites in order to evaluate different surveillance strategies for detection of e...

    A. G. Arruda, Z. Poljak, D. Knowles and A. McLean

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:171

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Measurement of Creatine kinase and Aspartate aminotransferase in saliva of dogs: a pilot study

    Muscle enzymes in saliva have been reported to be possible markers of heart and muscle damage in humans. The aim of this study was to assess if Creatine kinase (CK) and Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activit...

    Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Tomas Barranco, Monica Rubio, Jose Maria Carrillo, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Fernando Tecles, Juana Dolores Carrillo and José J. Cerón

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:168

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Canine REIC/Dkk-3 interacts with SGTA and restores androgen receptor signalling in androgen-independent prostate cancer cell lines

    The pathological condition of canine prostate cancer resembles that of human androgen-independent prostate cancer. Both canine and human androgen receptor (AR) signalling are inhibited by overexpression of the...

    Yuiko Kato, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Shota Kawakami, Nobuhiro Nakao, Daigo Azakami, Makoto Bonkobara, Masaki Michishita, Masami Morimatsu, Masami Watanabe and Toshinori Omi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:170

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Omental adipose tissue is a more suitable source of canine Mesenchymal stem cells

    Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are a promising therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. Currently the subcutaneous adipose tissue is the leading source of MSCs in dogs. MSCs derived from distinct fat depots hav...

    Francisca Bahamondes, Estefania Flores, Gino Cattaneo, Flavia Bruna and Paulette Conget

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:166

    Published on: 8 June 2017

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