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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:280

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:279

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:276

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Blood profiles have been used to monitor herd health status, diagnose disorders, and predict the risk of diseases in cattle and calves. Characterizing plasma metabolites in dairy calves could provide further i...

    Authors: Morteza H. Ghaffari, Jayden A. R. MacPherson, Harma Berends and Michael A. Steele

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:271

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:266

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The increasing trend of ban on the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) across the globe in the poultry industry has led to a growing need for alternatives to AGPs. Prebiotic, probiotic and their combinat...

    Authors: Shirley Gee Hoon Tang, Chin Chin Sieo, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Wan Zuhainis Saad, Hee Kum Wong and Yin Wan Ho

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:248

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A link between lipid metabolism and disease has been recognized in cats. Since hepatic lipidosis is a frequent disorder in cats, the aim of the current study was to evaluate liver and plasma lipid dimorphism i...

    Authors: Chiara Valtolina, Arie B. Vaandrager, Robert P. Favier, Maidina Tuohetahuntila, Anne Kummeling, Isabelle Jeusette, Jan Rothuizen and Joris H. Robben

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:231

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Infection with Goose Reovirus (GRV) can cause serious economic losses in the goose breeding industry. In this study, the GRV allantoic fluid was concentrated and used as an antigen in a formalin-inactivated oi...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Niu, Bingqian Zhang, Xianglong Yu, Xin Zhang, Yanguo Dou, Yi Tang and Youxiang Diao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:214

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is a highly adaptive pathogen in both humans and animals. As a Salmonella Type III secretion system (T3SS) effector, Salmonella

    Authors: Zhijie Lin, Peipei Tang, Yang Jiao, Xilong Kang, Qiuchun Li, Xiulong Xu, Jun Sun, Zhiming Pan and Xinan Jiao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:194

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Sudden increases in the number of human A (H7N9) cases reported during December and January have been observed in previous years. Most reported infection cases are due to prior exposure to live poultry or pote...

    Authors: Li Song, Dan Xiong, Maozhi Hu, Xilong Kang, Zhiming Pan and Xinan Jiao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:190

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