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  1. Research article

    Seroprevalence of anti-hepatitis E virus antibodies in domestic pigs in Mexico

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is one of the most common causes of acute liver diseases in humans worldwide. In developing countries, HEV is commonly associated with waterborne outbreaks. Conversely, in ind...

    Montserrat Elemi García-Hernández, Mayra Cruz-Rivera, José Iván Sánchez-Betancourt, Oscar Rico-Chávez, Arely Vergara-Castañeda, María E. Trujillo and Rosa Elena Sarmiento-Silva

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:289

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Effects of premedication with oral gabapentin on intraocular pressure changes following tracheal intubation in clinically normal dogs

    Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug widely approved as an add-on therapy for epilepsy treatment in human and dogs. There is a clinical impression that gabapentin is a suitable drug which attenuates the IOP ele...

    Alexandra Trbolova, Masoud Selk Ghaffari and Igor Capik

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:288

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  3. Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Staphylococcus species isolated from cats presented at a veterinary academic hospital in South Africa

    Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. This study investigated the proportion of antimicrobial resistant samples and resistance patterns of Staphylococc...

    Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu and Agricola Odoi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:286

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  4. Case Report

    Total intravenous anaesthesia in a goat undergoing craniectomy

    Cerebral coenurosis is a disease of the central nervous system in sheep and goats, and is usually fatal unless surgical relief is provided. Information regarding neuroanaesthesia in veterinary medicine in goat...

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

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:287

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Prime-boost vaccination with attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium ΔznuABC and inactivated Salmonella Choleraesuis is protective against Salmonella Choleraesuis challenge infection in piglets

    Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis (S. Choleraesuis) infection causes a systemic disease in pigs. Vaccination could represent a solution to reduce prevalence in farms. In this st...

    Giovanni Loris Alborali, Jessica Ruggeri, Michele Pesciaroli, Nicola Martinelli, Barbara Chirullo, Serena Ammendola, Andrea Battistoni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Attilio Corradi and Paolo Pasquali

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:284

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  6. Research article

    The effect of alphacypermethrin-treated mesh protection against African horse sickness virus vectors on jet stall microclimate, clinical variables and faecal glucocorticoid metabolites of horses

    African horse sickness (AHS) is of importance to health and international trade in horses worldwide. During export from and transit through AHS endemic countries or zones, physical and chemical measures to pro...

    Patrick Page, Andre Ganswindt, Johan Schoeman, Gert Venter and Alan Guthrie

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:283

    Published on: 9 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Methodology for the assessment of brucellosis management practices and its vaccination campaign: example in two Argentine districts

    In Argentina, vaccination with Brucella abortus Strain 19 vaccine is mandatory. The objective of the study was to develop and test a method for evaluating, in an innovative way, some farmers’ and veterinarians’ m...

    M.N. Aznar, M. Arregui, M.F. Humblet, L.E. Samartino and C. Saegerman

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:281

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Effect of housing arrangement on fecal-oral transmission of avian hepatitis E virus in chicken flocks

    Avian hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is common in chicken flocks in China, as currently no measures exist to prevent the spread of the disease. In this study, we analyzed the effect of caged versus cage-fre...

    Baoyuan Liu, Yani Sun, Yiyang Chen, Taofeng Du, Yuchen Nan, Xinjie Wang, Huixia Li, Baicheng Huang, Gaiping Zhang, En-Min Zhou and Qin Zhao

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:282

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Comparison of computed tomography and high-field (3.0 T) magnetic resonance imaging of age-related variances in selected equine maxillary cheek teeth and adjacent tissues

    Modern imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have the advantage of producing images without superimposition. Whilst CT is a well-established technique for den...

    Christin Schoppe, Maren Hellige, Karl Rohn, Bernhard Ohnesorge and Astrid Bienert-Zeit

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:280

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Effects of Trilostane on urinary Catecholamines and their metabolites in dogs with Hypercortisolism

    Glucocorticoids influence the synthesis and metabolism of catecholamines (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and metanephrines (metanephrine and normetanephrine). The aim of this study was to measure urinary cate...

    Nadja Sieber-Ruckstuhl, Elena Salesov, Saskia Quante, Barbara Riond, Katharina Rentsch, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Claudia Reusch and Felicitas Boretti

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:279

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Longitudinal study of Senecavirus a shedding in sows and piglets on a single United States farm during an outbreak of vesicular disease

    The study highlights the shedding pattern of Senecavirus A (SVA) during an outbreak of vesicular disease in a sow farm from the South-central Minnesota, USA. In this study, 34 individual, mixed parity sows wit...

    Steven J. P. Tousignant, Laura Bruner, Jake Schwartz, Fabio Vannucci, Stephanie Rossow and Douglas G. Marthaler

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:277

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  12. Methodology article

    Development of duplex PCR for differential detection of goatpox and sheeppox viruses

    Clinically, sheeppox and goatpox have the same symptoms and cannot be distinguished serologically. A cheaper and easy method for differential diagnosis is important in control of this disease in endemic region.

    Zhixun Zhao, Guohua Wu, Xinmin Yan, Xueliang Zhu, Jian Li, Haixia Zhu, Zhidong Zhang and Qiang Zhang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:278

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  13. Methodology article

    Development and validation of a house finch interleukin-1β (HfIL-1β) ELISA system

    A unique clade of the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG), which causes chronic respiratory disease in poultry, has resulted in annual epidemics of conjunctivitis in North American house finches since the 199...

    Sungwon Kim, Myeongseon Park, Ariel E. Leon, James S. Adelman, Dana M. Hawley and Rami A. Dalloul

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:276

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Critically appraised topic on adverse food reactions of companion animals (4): can we diagnose adverse food reactions in dogs and cats with in vivo or in vitro tests?

    The gold standard to diagnose adverse food reactions (AFRs) in the dog and cat is currently an elimination diet with subsequent provocation trials. However, those trials are inconvenient and client compliance ...

    Ralf S. Mueller and Thierry Olivry

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:275

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  15. Case Report

    Fatal infection in three Grey Slender Lorises (Loris lydekkerianus nordicus) caused by clonally related Trueperella pyogenes

    Trueperella pyogenes is a worldwide known bacterium causing mastitis, abortion and various other pyogenic infections in domestic animals like ruminants and pigs. In this study we repre...

    Samy Nagib, Stefanie P. Glaeser, Tobias Eisenberg, Osama Sammra, Christoph Lämmler, Peter Kämpfer, Nicole Schauerte, Christina Geiger, Ute Kaim, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, André Becker and Amir Abdulmawjood

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:273

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Molecular characterization of bovine tuberculosis strains in two slaughterhouses in Morocco

    Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is caused by Mycobacterium bovis, which belongs to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Mycobacterium bovis have been described to be responsible of most cases of bovine tuberculosis....

    Hind Yahyaoui-Azami, Hamid Aboukhassib, Mohammed Bouslikhane, Jaouad Berrada, Soukaina Rami, Miriam Reinhard, Sebastien Gagneux, Julia Feldmann, Sonia Borrell and Jakob Zinsstag

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:272

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  17. Research article

    An optimized swine dysentery murine model to characterize shedding and clinical disease associated with “Brachyspira hampsonii” infection

    The development of a mouse model as an in vivo pathogenicity screening tool for Brachyspira spp. has advanced the study of these economically important pathogens in recent years. However, none of the murine model...

    Courtney E. Ek, Roman Nosach, Champika Fernando, Yanyun Huang, Jason Byron D.S. Perez, Matheus O. Costa, Samantha Ekanayake, Janet E. Hill and John C.S. Harding

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:261

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  18. Research article

    Detection and measurement of alpha-amylase in canine saliva and changes after an experimentally induced sympathetic activation

    Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) is considered a biomarker of sympathetic activation in humans, but there is controversy regarding the existence of sAA in dogs. The hypothesis of this study was that sAA exists in ...

    María Dolores Contreras-Aguilar, Fernando Tecles, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Damián Escribano, Luis Jesús Bernal and José Joaquín Cerón

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:266

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  19. Case Report

    Tick-borne encephalitis in a naturally infected sheep

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is the most important viral tick borne zoonosis in Europe. In Germany, about 250 human cases are registered annually, with the highest incidence reported in the last years coming ...

    Brigitte Böhm, Benjamin Schade, Benjamin Bauer, Bernd Hoffmann, Donata Hoffmann, Ute Ziegler, Martin Beer, Christine Klaus, Herbert Weissenböck and Jens Böttcher

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:267

    Published on: 22 August 2017

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