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BMC Veterinary Research

Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology

Section edited by Jose Joaquin Ceron

The clinical pathology, physiology and immunology section covers a broad range of studies regarding the physiological processes that occur in healthy animals and the animals’ response to stress and different diseases such as infectious diseases. This section considers research articles on biomarkers; biochemistry; cytopathology; endocrinology; pathophysiology; proteomics; hematopathology; immunology amd molecular diagnostics

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim was to evaluate by means of thromboelastometry (ROTEM) the effects of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 administered as a constant rate infusion (CRI) on hemostasis in hypoalbuminemic dogs. The...

    Authors: Angelica Botto, Barbara Bruno, Cristiana Maurella, Fulvio Riondato, Alberto Tarducci, Giulio Mengozzi and Antonio Borrelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:33

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    The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of oridonin (ORI) on growth performance, relative organ weight, lymphocyte proliferation, phagocytic function of neutrophils, and cytokine concentrati...

    Authors: Qiu Jue Wu, Xiao Chuan Zheng, Tian Wang and Tie Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:34

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The uteruses of most dairy cattle are easily infected by bacteria, especially gram-negative bacteria, following parturition. Macrophages are important cells of the immune system and play a critical role in the...

    Authors: Junsheng Dong, Jianji Li, Luying Cui, Yefan Wang, Jiaqi Lin, Yang Qu and Heng Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:30

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Phytochemical flavonoids are widely distributed in the environment and are derived from many anthropogenic activities. The isoflavone genistein is a naturally occurring compound found in soya products that are...

    Authors: Carmen Sarasquete, María Úbeda-Manzanaro and Juan B. Ortiz-Delgado

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:16

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    The present study aimed to throw light on the clinical characteristics of abomasal impaction in buffalo calves and its associated biochemical alterations. For this reason, a total of 20 male buffalo calves (Bubal...

    Authors: Maged R. El-Ashker, Mohamed F. Salama, Mohamed E. El-Boshy and Eman A. Abo El-Fadle

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:2

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The active form of the vitamin D3, 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) has been shown to have major effects not only on physiological processes but also on the regulation of the immune system of vertebrates. ...

    Authors: Yolanda Corripio-Miyar, Richard J. Mellanby, Katy Morrison and Tom N. McNeilly

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:390

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The influence of two different sample treatments comprising the enrichment of glycoproteins by boronic acid and dynamic range compression by hexapeptide libraries, on the detection of stress markers in saliva ...

    Authors: Ana Gutiérrez, José Joaquín Cerón, Ebrahim Razzazi-Fazeli, Sarah Schlosser and Fernando Tecles

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:375

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory co-infections are important factor affecting the profitability of pigs production. Swine influenza virus (SIV) may predispose to secondary infection. Haemophilus parasuis (Hps) can be a primary pathog...

    Authors: Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól, Arkadiusz Dors, Krzysztof Kwit, Ewelina Czyżewska-Dors and Zygmunt Pejsak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:376

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Thrombelastography is a useful tool in assessment of hemostasis. Beside the traditional variables, the velocity curve and the variable delta have lately earned attention. The velocity curve provides knowledge ...

    Authors: Carolin Engelen, Andreas Moritz, Franziska Barthel and Natali Bauer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:366

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA 1) in canine population is approximately 40–60%. Often data are limited to a small number of breeds and/or dogs. The aims of this study were to evaluate frequency...

    Authors: E. Carli, A. Carminato, S. Ravagnan, K. Capello, M. T. Antognoni, A. Miglio, T. Furlanello, D. Proverbio, E. Spada, A. Stefani, F. Mutinelli and M. Vascellari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:364

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Aim of this prospective experimental study was to assess effects of systemic hypoxemia and hypovolemia on global and gastrointestinal oxygenation and perfusion in anesthetized horses. Therefore, we anesthetize...

    Authors: Klaus Hopster, Liza Wittenberg-Voges, Florian Geburek, Charlotte Hopster-Iversen and Sabine B. R. Kästner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:361

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  12. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs have important roles in many biological processes. However, the role of miR-139 in healthy mammary gland remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of miR-139 on lact...

    Authors: Yingjun Cui, Xia Sun, Lianfeng Jin, Guangpu Yu, Qingzhang Li, Xuejun Gao, Jinxia Ao and Chunmei Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:350

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium (mSTM) strains account for up to 8.6% of all human Salmonellosis cases. They have an increasing prevalence during recent years and several human cases with hospitalisation were r...

    Authors: Tobias Theuß, Elke Ueberham, Jörg Lehmann, Thomas Lindner and Sven Springer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:343

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is regarded as an epidemiologically relevant host for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex that cause animal tuberculosis ...

    Authors: María Ángeles Risalde, Jobin Thomas, Iker Sevilla, Miriam Serrano, Jose Antonio Ortíz, Joseba Garrido, Mercedes Domínguez, Lucas Domínguez, Christian Gortázar and Jose Francisco Ruíz-Fons

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:341

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to mee...

    Authors: N. Hlavac, C. S. Lasta, M. L. Dalmolin, L. A. Lacerda, D. de Korte, N. A. Marcondes, S. R. Terra, F. B. Fernandes and F. H. D. González

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:334

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  16. Content type: Research article

    After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radioactive contaminants were released over a widespread area. Monitoring the biological effects of radiation exposure in animals in the ex-evac...

    Authors: Motoko Morimoto, Ayaka Kato, Jin Kobayashi, Kei Okuda, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Yasushi Kino, Yasuyuki Abe, Tsutomu Sekine, Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai and Manabu Fukumoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:337

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 (MDA5) and retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) selectively sense cytoplasmic viral RNA to induce an antiviral immune response. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is...

    Authors: Liping Yu, Xiaorong Zhang, Tianqi Wu, Jin Su, Yuyang Wang, Yuexin Wang, Baoyang Ruan, Xiaosai Niu and Yantao Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:332

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Saliva in dogs, as in humans, is a complex fluid secreted by different salivary glands in the oral cavity to protect the oral mucosa and teeth. The use of saliva as a substitute for blood in diagnosing and pro...

    Authors: Ilaria Iacopetti, Anna Perazzi, Tamara Badon, Silvia Bedin, Barbara Contiero and Rebecca Ricci

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:330

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Heavy Horse Pull is a competition where teams of two horses pull an increasingly heavy sled for a short distance. Similar to human wrestlers, some horses may undergo rapid weight change in order to enter a...

    Authors: Persephone Greco-Otto, Shannon Massie, Erin Shields, Marie-France Roy, Edmond Pajor and Renaud Léguillette

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:317

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cannabis-based drugs have been shown to be effective in inflammatory diseases. A number of endocannabinoids including N- arachidonoylethanolamide (anandamide, AEA) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (2-AG) with activi...

    Authors: Carmela Valastro, Debora Campanile, Mariarosaria Marinaro, Delia Franchini, Fabiana Piscitelli, Roberta Verde, Vincenzo Di Marzo and Antonio Di Bello

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:309

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