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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prevention of Lyme disease in dogs in North America depends on effective vaccination against infection by the tick vector-born spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Most vaccines effectively prevent spirochete transmi...

    Authors: Deborah A Grosenbaugh, Karelle De Luca, Pierre-Yves Durand, Bradley Feilmeier, Kristopher DeWitt, Cecile Sigoillot-Claude, Marie-Line Sajous, Michael J Day and Frederic David

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:312

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is characterized by a ruminal pH depression, and microbiota can also be affected by a higher acidity and/or dietary changes. Previous studies have revealed similar patterns in ...

    Authors: Yo-Han Kim, Rie Nagata, Akira Ohkubo, Natsuki Ohtani, Shiro Kushibiki, Toshihiro Ichijo and Shigeru Sato

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:310

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Ovarian cancer is diagnosed clinically by detecting ovarian cancer-related factors and markers. Here, we report a case of giant panda ovarian tumor metastasis with a combination of clinical and histopathologic...

    Authors: Qi Gao, Chengdong Wang, Desheng Li, Hemin Zhang, Linhua Deng, Caiwu Li and Zhengli Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:311

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Melanomas are rare in cats. The eye is the most commonly involved site, whereas few data are available about feline non-ocular melanomas (NOMs). Ki-67 thresholds with prognostic relevance have been established...

    Authors: Silvia Sabattini, Andrea Renzi, Francesco Albanese, Marco Fantinati, Antonella Rigillo, Francesca Abramo, Raimondo Tornago, Giovanni Tortorella, Maria Massaro, Teresa Bruna Pagano, Julia Buchholz and Giuliano Bettini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:309

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Low-grade alimentary lymphoma (LGAL) is characterised by the infiltration of neoplastic T-lymphocytes, typically in the small intestine. The incidence of LGAL has increased over the last ten years and it is no...

    Authors: Mathieu V Paulin, Lucile Couronné, Jérémy Beguin, Sophie Le Poder, Maxence Delverdier, Marie-Odile Semin, Julie Bruneau, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, Georgia Malamut, Christophe Cellier, Ghita Benchekroun, Laurent Tiret, Alexander J German, Olivier Hermine and Valérie Freiche

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:306

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Otitis externa is a common problem in small animal practice. Compliance with daily treatment is a major cause of treatment failure. The hypothesis tested is that a novel otic gel applied to the ear canal twice...

    Authors: S B King, K P Doucette, W Seewald and S L Forster

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:307

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) detection is rapidly increasing in microbial specimens from pets across Europe. MRSP has also been isolated from bitches and newborns in dog...

    Authors: Michela Corrò, Joakim Skarin, Stefan Börjesson and Ada Rota

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:308

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  8. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby the respective legends of Figs. 2 and 3 were mistakenly interchanged. This error has now been amended.

    Authors: Arianne Pontes Oriá, Miriam Flores Rebouças, Emanoel Martins Filho, Francisco de Assis Dórea Neto, Ana Cláudia Raposo and Lionel Sebbag

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:305

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:269

  9. Content type: Research article

    Buprenorphine is a potent lipophilic opioid analgesic that is largely used in the multimodal treatment of acute pain. Simbadol (buprenorphine hydrochloride) is the first and only FDA-approved high-concentratio...

    Authors: Ryota Watanabe, Beatriz P. Monteiro, Marina C. Evangelista, Amélie Castonguay, Daniel Edge and Paulo V. Steagall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:304

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a malignant tumor derived from endothelial cells which usually shows poor prognosis due to its high invasiveness, metastatic rate and severe hemorrhage from tumor ruptures. Since the p...

    Authors: Keisuke Aoshima, Yuki Fukui, Kevin Christian Montecillo Gulay, Ochbayar Erdemsurakh, Atsuya Morita, Atsushi Kobayashi and Takashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:301

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In the host immune system, perforin is a cytotoxic effector molecule that eliminate virus-infected and malignant cells. Moreover, some recent studies also imply the involvement of perforin in antibacterial imm...

    Authors: Ting Li, Lei Wang, Yonghuan Zhang, Xinyi Guo, Xinze Chen, Fumiao Zhang, Guiwen Yang, Wujun Wen and Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:299

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In order to ensure sustainability of aquaculture production of carnivourous fish species such as the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata, L.), the impact of the inclusion of alternative protein sources to fishmeal, ...

    Authors: Guillem Estruch, Maria Carmen Collado, Raquel Monge-Ortiz, Ana Tomás-Vidal, Miguel Jover-Cerdá, David S Peñaranda, Gaspar Pérez Martínez and Silvia Martínez-Llorens

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:302

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for large numbers of hospital-related and community-acquired infections. In this study, we investigated the presence of S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in...

    Authors: M. M. Rahman, K. B. Amin, S. M. M. Rahman, A. Khair, M. Rahman, A. Hossain, A. K. M. A. Rahman, M. S. Parvez, N. Miura and M. M. Alam

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:300

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  14. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby the leftmost graph in Fig. 1A mistakenly had its x-axis labelled as ‘CFST’; this has now been corrected to ‘CFSE’.

    Authors: Chen Yuan, En Zhang, Lulu Huang, Jialu Wang and Qian Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:303

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:239

  15. Content type: Research article

    Community acquired Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection (CA-CDI) is a significant health problem in human and veterinary medicine. Animals are often considered as potential reservoirs for CA-CDI. In E...

    Authors: Petra Bandelj, Céline Harmanus, Rok Blagus, Marko Cotman, Ed J. Kuijper, Matjaz Ocepek and Modest Vengust

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:298

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A rising isolation trend of drug-resistant M. bovis from human clinical cases is documented in the literature. Here we assessed Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from cattle for drug susceptibility by t...

    Authors: Saif Eddine Djemal, Cristina Camperio, Federica Armas, Mariam Siala, Salma Smaoui, Feriele Messadi-Akrout, Radhouane Gdoura and Cinzia Marianelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:296

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  17. Content type: Methodology article

    In the postpartum cow, early diagnosis of uterine disease is currently problematic due to the lack of reliable, non-invasive diagnostic methods. Cervico-vaginal mucus (CVM) is an easy to collect potentially in...

    Authors: Mounir Adnane, Paul Kelly, Aspinas Chapwanya, Kieran G. Meade and Cliona O’Farrelly

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:297

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The gp85 is the main envelope protein of avian leukosis subgroup J (ALV-J) involved in virus neutralization. Here, we mapped the epitope in ALV-J gp85 by ELISA using synthetic peptides and developed epitope ba...

    Authors: Kun Qian, Xue Tian, Hongxia Shao, Jianqiang Ye, Yongxiu Yao, Venugopal Nair and Aijian Qin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:295

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite the highest population, the productivity of Ethiopian livestock is low, and the direct contribution to the national economy is limited. Poor genetic potential, shortage of feed in quantity and quality,...

    Authors: Getachew Mebrahtu Welay, Dawit Gebremichael Tedla, Gebreyohans Gebru Teklu, Shishay Kahsay Weldearegay, Mearg Belay Shibeshi, Haftom Hadush Kidane, Berhe Beyene Gebrezgiabher and Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:293

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD), caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), threaten the pig industry worldwide. Five genotypes of PCV2 were recently identified: PCV2a, PCV2b, PCV2c, PCV2d and ...

    Authors: Seung-Chai Kim, Salik Nazki, Sam Kwon, Jhung-Hyun Juhng, Kyeong-Hwan Mun, Do-Young Jeon, Chang-Gi Jeong, Amina Khatun, Seog-Jin Kang and Won-Il Kim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:294

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Sildenafil citrate, a highly selective phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, is used to treat pulmonary hypertension (PH) in veterinary medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate pharmacokinetic pr...

    Authors: Hyuck-Joo Yang, Ye-In Oh, Jong-Woo Jeong, Kun-Ho Song, Tae-Sung Koo and Kyoung-Won Seo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:291

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  22. Content type: Methodology article

    When surgical treatment of cervical vertebral malformation is considered, precise localization of compression sites is essential, but remains challenging. Magnetic motor evoked potentials (mMEP) from paraverte...

    Authors: Joke Rijckaert, Bart Pardon, Luc Van Ham, Philip Joosten, Gunther van Loon and Piet Deprez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:290

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, a notification of porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) was made by the National Services of Animal Health of Argentina (SENASA) to the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). The noti...

    Authors: Pablo Enrique Piñeyro, Maria Inez Lozada, Laura Valeria Alarcón, Ramon Sanguinetti, Javier Alejandro Cappuccio, Estefanía Marisol Pérez, Fabio Vannucci, Alberto Armocida, Darin Michael Madson, Carlos Juan Perfumo and Maria Alejandra Quiroga

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:292

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) and Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (ASCs) are today extensively studied in the field of regenerative medicine. In recent years, human and veterinary medi...

    Authors: Deborah Chicharro, Jose M. Carrillo, Mónica Rubio, Ramón Cugat, Belén Cuervo, Silvia Guil, Jerónimo Forteza, Victoria Moreno, Jose M. Vilar and Joaquín Sopena

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:288

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Since the outbreak of a new emerging virulent pseudorabies virus mutant in Chinese pig herds, intensive research has been focused on the construction of novel gene deletion vaccine based on the variant virulen...

    Authors: Jichun Wang, Zengcai Song, Aimin Ge, Rongli Guo, Yongfeng Qiao, Mengwei Xu, Zhisheng Wang, Yamei Liu, Yating Zheng, Hongjie Fan and Jibo Hou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:287

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Tuberculosis is widely known as a progressive disease that affects endothermic animals, leading to death and/or economical losses, while mycobacterial infections in amphibians are commonly due to nontuberculou...

    Authors: Cassia Yumi Ikuta, Laura Reisfeld, Bruna Silvatti, Fernanda Auciello Salvagni, Catia Dejuste de Paula, Allan Patrick Pessier, José Luiz Catão-Dias and José Soares Ferreira Neto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:289

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  27. Content type: Research article

    During last decade Lampedusa island (Italy) has been interested by a deep social change caused by the massive arrival of migrants from north Africa. The goal of this study was to evaluate current CanL burden a...

    Authors: Valentina Foglia Manzillo, Manuela Gizzarelli, Fabrizio Vitale, Serena Montagnaro, Alessandra Torina, Salvo Sotera and Gaetano Oliva

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:286

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Rabies is a major zoonotic disease affecting humans, domestic and wildlife mammals. Cattle are the most important domestic animals impacted by rabies virus in the New World, leading to thousands of cattle deat...

    Authors: Sabine E. Hutter, Annemarie Käsbohrer, Silvia Lucia Fallas González, Bernal León, Katharina Brugger, Mario Baldi, L. Mario Romero, Yan Gao and Luis Fernando Chaves

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:285

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  29. Content type: Methodology article

    Infectious bronchitis (IB) caused by the IB virus (IBV) can cause acute damage to chickens around the world. Therefore, rapid diagnosis and immune status determination are critical for controlling IBV outbreak...

    Authors: Liping Yan, Jianhua Hu, Jing Lei, Zhiyu Shi, Qian Xiao, Zhenwei Bi, Lu Yao, Yuan Li, Yuqing Chen, An Fang, Hui Li, Suquan Song, Min Liao and Jiyong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:284

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Incubation period, disease progression, pathology and clinical presentation of classical scrapie in sheep are highly dependent on PRNP genotype, time and route of inoculation and prion strain. Our experimental mo...

    Authors: Siv Meling, Kerstin Skovgaard, Kjetil Bårdsen, Peter Mikael Helweg Heegaard and Martha J. Ulvund

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:281

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Newcastle disease virus, in its most pathogenic form, threatens the livelihood of rural poultry farmers where there is a limited infrastructure and service for vaccinations to prevent outbreaks of the virus. P...

    Authors: Perot Saelao, Ying Wang, Rodrigo A. Gallardo, Susan J. Lamont, Jack M. Dekkers, Terra Kelly and Huaijun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:280

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Adverse food reactions (AFRs) are defined as abnormal responses to an ingested food or food additive. Diagnosis and treatment of AFRs consist of the complete elimination of these ingredients in the dietary tri...

    Authors: Elena Pagani, Maria de los Dolores Soto del Rio, Alessandra Dalmasso, Maria Teresa Bottero, Achille Schiavone and Liviana Prola

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:283

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Propofol is one of the most widely used injectable anaesthetic agents in veterinary practice. Cardiovascular effects related to propofol use in dogs remain less well defined. The main objective of this study w...

    Authors: Andrea Cattai, Roberto Rabozzi, Heidi Ferasin, Maurizio Isola and Paolo Franci

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:282

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Currently, little is known about the effect of sodium butyrate (NaB) on oxidative stress following grain-induced sub-acute ruminal acidosis in dairy goats. In the present study, 18 lactating dairy goats implan...

    Authors: Nana Ma, Juma Ahamed Abaker, Muhammad Shahid Bilal, Hongyu Dai and Xiangzhen Shen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:275

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The role of bats as reservoirs of zoonotic agents, especially pathogenic bacteria such as Bartonella and Coxiella, has been discussed around the world. Recent studies have identified bats as potential hosts of...

    Authors: Michelle Santos Ferreira, Alexandro Guterres, Tatiana Rozental, Roberto Leonan Morim Novaes, Emmanuel Messias Vilar, Renata Carvalho de Oliveira, Jorlan Fernandes, Danielle Forneas, Adonai Alvino Junior, Martha Lima Brandão, José Luis Passos Cordeiro, Martín Roberto Del Valle Alvarez, Sergio Luiz Althoff, Ricardo Moratelli, Pedro Cordeiro-Estrela, Rui Cerqueira da Silva…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:279

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Simbu serogroup viruses of the Orthobunyavirus genus (Family Peribunyaviridae) include teratogenic pathogens that cause severe economic losses, abortions, stillbirths and congenital abnormalities in ruminants wor...

    Authors: Daniel Oluwayelu, Kerstin Wernike, Adebowale Adebiyi, Simeon Cadmus and Martin Beer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:277

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Rabies is the only known zoonotic disease of bat origin in Europe. The disease is caused by species belonging to the genus Lyssavirus. Five Lyssavirus species, i.e., European bat lyssavirus (EBLV)-1, EBLV-2, Boke...

    Authors: Ivana Šimić, Ivana Lojkić, Nina Krešić, Florence Cliquet, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Marine Wasniewski, Anđela Ćukušić, Vida Zrnčić and Tomislav Bedeković

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:274

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a zoonotic disease of cattle caused by Mycobacterium bovis, widespread in England and Wales. It has high incidence towards the South West of England and Wales, with much lower inciden...

    Authors: Colin P. D. Birch, Ashley Goddard and Oliver Tearne

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:273

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Timely diagnosis of influenza A virus infections is critical for outbreak control. Due to their rapidity and other logistical advantages, lateral flow immunoassays can support influenza A virus surveillance pr...

    Authors: Amos Ssematimba, Sasidhar Malladi, Peter J. Bonney, Cristian Flores-Figueroa, Jeannette Muñoz-Aguayo, David A. Halvorson and Carol J. Cardona

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:265

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Recently, mammalian orthoreoviruses (MRVs) were detected for the first time in European bats, and the closely related strain SI-MRV01 was isolated from a child with severe diarrhoea in Slovenia. Genetically si...

    Authors: Tina Naglič, Danijela Rihtarič, Peter Hostnik, Nataša Toplak, Simon Koren, Urška Kuhar, Urška Jamnikar-Ciglenečki, Denis Kutnjak and Andrej Steyer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:264

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Effective treatment options for inoperable, metastatic, or recurrent canine pheochromocytomas are lacking. In humans, specific germline mutations exist that drive the development of pheochromocytomas. Pharmace...

    Authors: Margaret L. Musser, Kathryn L. Taikowski, Chad M. Johannes and Philip J. Bergman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:272

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The fluorescein clearance test (FCT) provides insight into the tear film dynamics. The purpose of this study was to describe an inexpensive and practical method for assessing FCT in dogs, using photography and...

    Authors: Arianne Pontes Oriá, Miriam Flores Rebouças, Emanoel Martins Filho, Francisco de Assis Dórea Neto, Ana Cláudia Raposo and Lionel Sebbag

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:269

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:305

  43. Content type: Research article

    African swine fever virus (ASFV) is the etiological agent of African swine fever (ASF), a re-expanding devastating and highly lethal hemorrhagic viral disease. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of small non-c...

    Authors: Fernando Núñez-Hernández, Gonzalo Vera, Armand Sánchez, Fernando Rodríguez and José I. Núñez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:268

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  44. Content type: Methodology article

    The presence of cranial tibial subluxation can aid in the detection of joint instability as a result of CrCL injury. Detection of cranial tibial subluxation has been described using the tibial compression test...

    Authors: Katrina A. Castaneda, Caleb C. Hudson and Brian S. Beale

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:270

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Rift Valley fever (RVF) is classified as viral hemorrhagic fever and is endemic in East and West Africa. RVF is caused by an arthropod borne virus (RVFV); the disease is zoonotic and affects human, animal heal...

    Authors: Ngabo Herbert Budasha, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Tesfaalem Tekleghiorghis Sebhatu and Ezama Arnold

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:271

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Sarcoids are the mostcommon skin tumors in horses, characterized by rare regression, invasiveness and high recurrence following surgical intervention and Delta Papillomaviruses are widely recognized as the cau...

    Authors: Manuela Martano, Karen Power, Brunella Restucci, Ilaria Pagano, Gennaro Altamura, Giuseppe Borzacchiello and Paola Maiolino

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:266

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Muscovy duck parvovirus (MDPV) causes high mortality and morbidity in Muscovy ducks, with the pathogenesis of the virus still unknown in many respects. Specific MDPV detection is often rife with false positive...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:267

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  48. Content type: Methodology article

    Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which is caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), is a highly contagious tansboundary disease of cloven-hoofed animals and causes devastating economic damages. Accurate, rap...

    Authors: Libing Liu, Jinfeng Wang, Ruoxi Zhang, Mi Lin, Ruihan Shi, Qingan Han, Jianchang Wang and Wanzhe Yuan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:263

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