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  1. Content type: Research article

    Animal health data recorded in free text, such as in necropsy reports, can have valuable information for national surveillance systems. However, these data are rarely utilized because the text format requires ...

    Authors: Susanne Küker, Celine Faverjon, Lenz Furrer, John Berezowski, Horst Posthaus, Fabio Rinaldi and Flavie Vial

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:191

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    Spatiotemporal distribution patterns are important infectious disease epidemiological characteristics that improve our understanding of wild animal population health. The skin infection caused by the fungus Pseud...

    Authors: Veronika Kovacova, Jan Zukal, Hana Bandouchova, Alexander D. Botvinkin, Markéta Harazim, Natália Martínková, Oleg L. Orlov, Vladimir Piacek, Alexandra P. Shumkina, Mikhail P. Tiunov and Jiri Pikula

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:192

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    The mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) is highly prevalent in cereals in moderate climates and therefore pigs are often exposed to a DON-contaminated diet. Pigs are highly susceptible to DON and intake of DON-cont...

    Authors: Annelies Michiels, Ioannis Arsenakis, Anneleen Matthijs, Filip Boyen, Geert Haesaert, Kris Audenaert, Mia Eeckhout, Siska Croubels, Freddy Haesebrouck and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:190

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Rabies is a severe epidemic in Guangxi province, China, with hundreds of deaths occurring each year. In the past six decades, rabies has emerged three times in Guangxi, and the province has reported the larges...

    Authors: Xian-Kai Wei, Xiao-Xia He, Yan Pan, Cheng Liu, Hai-Bo Tang, Yi-Zhi Zhong, Xiao-Ning Li, Jing-Jing Liang and Ting Rong Luo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:188

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus is endemic in poultry in Egypt. The winter of 2014/2015 was particularly worrying as new clusters of HPAI A (H5N1) virus emerged, leading to an important number of AI A (H5N1...

    Authors: Jean Artois, Carla Ippoliti, Annamaria Conte, Madhur S. Dhingra, Pastor Alfonso, Abdelgawad El Tahawy, Ahmed Elbestawy, Hany F. Ellakany and Marius Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:187

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Levetiracetam can be used for seizure control alone or in combination with other antiepileptic medications. A previous study achieved the minimum targeted serum drug concentration after rectal administration o...

    Authors: Giulia Cagnotti, Rosangela Odore, Giulia Gardini, Stefano Amedeo, Iride Bertone, Giulia Guerriero, Laura Lentini, Elena Dappiano and Antonio D’Angelo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:189

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory and degenerative activity inside the joint can be studied in vivo via analysis of synovial fluid (SF) biomarkers, which are molecular markers of inflammatory processes and tissue turnover. The aim...

    Authors: Tytti M. Niemelä, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Kaisa Aaltonen, Satu M. Sankari and Anna K. Hielm-Björkman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:186

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Liver fluke infection caused by the parasite Fasciola hepatica is a major cause of production losses to the cattle industry in the UK. To investigate farm-level risk factors for fluke infection, a randomised meth...

    Authors: Catherine M. McCann, Helen E. Clough, Matthew Baylis and Diana J. L. Williams

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:185

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Mammaglobin, a member of secretoglobin family has been recognized as a breast cancer associated protein. Though the exact function of the protein is not fully known, its expression has been reported to be upre...

    Authors: Mamta Pandey, B. V. Sunil Kumar, Kuldip Gupta, Ram Saran Sethi, Ashwani Kumar and Ramneek Verma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:184

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Diet supplementation with polyphenols is a novel strategy to improve meat quality in livestock, by preventing oxidative deterioration of lipids and protein. Polyphenols have beneficial effects on both human an...

    Authors: Roberta Cimmino, Carmela M. A. Barone, Salvatore Claps, Ettore Varricchio, Domenico Rufrano, Mariangela Caroprese, Marzia Albenzio, Pasquale De Palo, Giuseppe Campanile and Gianluca Neglia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:181

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  11. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby a co-author, Sarah Züblin had their name displayed incorrectly. This error has now been corrected.

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Fredi Janett, Sarah Züblin, Michèle von Büren, Monika Hilbe, Reto Zanoni and Matthias Schweizer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:182

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:159

  12. Content type: Review

    Marine and aquaculture industries are important sectors of the food production and global trade. Unfortunately, the fish food industry is challenged with a plethora of infectious pathogens. The freshwater and ...

    Authors: Michael Gotesman, Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Mona Saleh, Sven M. Bergmann and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:178

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (Salmonella Typhimurium) is a zoonotic pathogen responsible for severe intestinal pathology in young chickens. Natural resistance-associated macrophage protein (NRAMP) fami...

    Authors: Mashooq Ahmad Dar, Raashid Ahmed, Uneeb Urwat, Syed Mudasir Ahmad, Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, Zahid Amin Kushoo, Tanveer Ali Dar, Peerzada Tajamul Mumtaz, Shakil Ahmad Bhat, Umar Amin, Nadeem Shabir, Hina Fayaz Bhat, Riaz Ahmad Shah, Nazir Ahmad Ganai and Mohammad Heidari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:180

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    Exosomes are defined as extracellular membrane vesicles, 30–150 nm in diameter, derived from all types of cells. They originate via endocytosis and then they are released through exocytosis to the extracellula...

    Authors: Matias Aguilera-Rojas, Brit Badewien-Rentzsch, Johanna Plendl, Barbara Kohn and Ralf Einspanier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:179

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Members of the genus Shigella are intestinal pathogens and a major cause of seasonal outbreaks of bacterial diarrhea worldwide. Although humans are the conventional hosts of Shigella species, expansion of the Shi...

    Authors: Zhen Zhu, Yuxiang Shi, Xuzheng Zhou, Bing Li and Jiyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:177

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    Uterine myoactivity is crucial for successful reproductive performance of the sow. Spontaneous contractions of the uterus are strictly controlled and coordinated. Uterine electromyographic (EMG) activity undergoe...

    Authors: Malgorzata Domino, Bartosz Pawlinski, Magdalena Gajewska, Tomasz Jasinski, Maria Sady and Zdzislaw Gajewski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:176

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a devastating transboundary viral disease of cattle which causes significant loss in production. Although this disease has been reported in Uganda and throughout East Africa, there ...

    Authors: Sylvester Ochwo, Kimberly VanderWaal, Anna Munsey, Christian Ndekezi, Robert Mwebe, Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, Noelina Nantima and Frank Norbert Mwiine

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:174

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Bat rabies surveillance data and risk factors for rabies spillover without human cases have been evaluated in Curitiba, the ninth biggest city in Brazil, during a 6-year period (2010–2015). A retrospective ana...

    Authors: Juliano Ribeiro, Claudia Staudacher, Camila Marinelli Martins, Leila Sabrina Ullmann, Fernando Ferreira, João Pessoa Araujo Jr and Alexander Welker Biondo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:173

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  19. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains an error whereby the caption in Figure 8 is incorrect; the correct caption can be seen ahead alongside its respective image.

    Authors: M. Kaiser, M. Jacobson, P. H. Andersen, P. Bækbo, J. J. Cerón, J. Dahl, D. Escribano and S. Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:175

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:83

  20. Content type: Research article

    Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) is an emerging disease in pigs that causes massive economic losses in the swine industry, with high mortality in suckling piglets. Early identification of PED virus (PEDV)-infe...

    Authors: Thi Ngan Mai, Van Diep Nguyen, Wataru Yamazaki, Tamaki Okabayashi, Shuya Mitoma, Kosuke Notsu, Yuta Sakai, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Junzo Norimine and Satoshi Sekiguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:172

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  21. Content type: Research article

    As the epidemiology of human Q Fever generally reflects the spread of Coxiella burnetii in ruminant livestock, molecular characterization of strains is essential to prevent human outbreaks. In this study we repor...

    Authors: M. Di Domenico, V. Curini, V. Di Lollo, M. Massimini, L. Di Gialleonardo, A. Franco, A. Caprioli, A. Battisti and C. Cammà

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:171

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The enteric nervous system (ENS), located in the intestinal wall and characterized by considerable independence from the central nervous system, consists of millions of cells. Enteric neurons control the major...

    Authors: Slawomir Gonkowski, Krystyna Makowska and Jaroslaw Calka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:169

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  23. Content type: Research article

    There is a dearth of literature on pseudopregnancy in the bitch, with only a few treatment-based studies published since the 1990s. Pseudopregnancy may be under-recognised in bitches and may account for a prop...

    Authors: Amanda L. Root, Tim D. Parkin, Pippa Hutchison, Caroline Warnes and Philippa S. Yam

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:170

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The fatty acid (FA) composition of adipose tissue influences the nutritional quality of meat products. The unsaturation level of FAs is determined by fatty acid desaturases such as stearoyl-CoA desaturases (SC...

    Authors: David Gamarra, Noelia Aldai, Aisaku Arakawa, Luis Javier R. Barron, Andrés López-Oceja, Marian M. de Pancorbo and Masaaki Taniguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:167

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