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  1. Content type: Research article

    Acute ruminal lactic acidosis (ARLA) is a major nutritional and metabolic disorder usually characterized by excessive or non-adapted intake of diets rich in nonstructural carbohydrates. Feed additives that reg...

    Authors: Leonardo Frasson Reis, Rejane Santos Sousa, Francisco Leonardo Costa Oliveira, Frederico Augusto Mazzocca Lopes Rodrigues, Carolina Akiko Sato Cabral Araújo, Enoch Brandão Souza Meira-Júnior, Raimundo Alves Barrêto-Júnior, Clara Satsuki Mori, Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino and Enrico Lippi Ortolani

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:9

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  2. Content type: Research article

    High protein diets shift the faecal microbiota into a more unfavourable composition in obese humans. In lean dogs, higher protein consumption is accompanied with increased production of putrefactive fermentati...

    Authors: Jia Xu, Adronie Verbrugghe, Marta Lourenço, An Cools, Daisy J. X. Liu, Tom Van de Wiele, Massimo Marzorati, Venessa Eeckhaut, Filip Van Immerseel, Lynn Vanhaecke, Miguel Campos and Myriam Hesta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:374

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The nature and amount of dietary medicinal plants are known to influence rumen fermentation and nutrient digestibility in ruminants. Nonetheless, changes in nutrient digestibility and rumen metabolism in respo...

    Authors: Aisha L. Yusuf, Kazeem D. Adeyemi, Anjas A. Samsudin, Yong M. Goh, Abdul Razak Alimon and Awis Q. Sazili

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:349

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  4. Content type: Research article

    With the advent of antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens, novel methods to combat infectious diseases are being sought. Among these, probiotics have been proposed as a means of promoting animal health b...

    Authors: Ricardo Nordeste, Akalate Tessema, Sapana Sharma, Zlatko Kovač, Chuan Wang, Rocio Morales and Mansel William Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:335

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Serum gastrin concentration can help diagnose gastrinomas in dogs if >3–10× the upper reference limit (URL), but antisecretory therapy and other conditions can also cause hypergastrinemia. Effects of antisecre...

    Authors: Romy M. Heilmann, Nora Berghoff, Niels Grützner, Nolie K. Parnell, Jan S. Suchodolski and Jörg M. Steiner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:321

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hydrolyzed diets are used in companion animals for the diagnosis and treatment of adverse food reaction. Similarly, hydrolyzed formulas are used in human infants with severe inflammatory bowel disease or milk ...

    Authors: Aarti Kathrani, Jennifer A. Larsen, Gino Cortopassi, Sandipan Datta and Andrea J. Fascetti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:297

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Laterality disorders of the abdominal organs include situs inversus totalis that mirrors the arrangements of all internal organs and heterotaxy syndrome (situs ambiguus) in which the thoracic or abdominal orga...

    Authors: Daisuke Kondoh, Tomomi Kawano, Tomoaki Kikuchi, Kaoru Hatate, Kenichi Watanabe, Motoki Sasaki, Norio Yamagishi, Hisashi Inokuma and Nobuo Kitamura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:292

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  8. Content type: Methodology article

    Feline fecal microbiota analyses can potentially be impacted by a variety of factors such as sample preparation, sequencing method and bioinformatics analyses. Another potential influence is changes in the mic...

    Authors: Moran Tal, Adronie Verbrugghe, Diego E. Gomez, Charlotte Chau and J. Scott Weese

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:256

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) has been proposed for the treatment of several acute and chronic syndromes, such as corneal epithelial defects and dry ...

    Authors: Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Massimiliano Tursi, Giovanni Perona and Marco Gandini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:188

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The existence of a genetic predisposition to obesity is commonly recognized in humans and rodents. Recently, a link between genetics and overweight was shown in cats. The goal of this study was to identify the...

    Authors: Claudia Keller, Annette Liesegang, Diana Frey and Brigitta Wichert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:184

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    The common marmoset has been used as an experimental animal for various purposes. Because its average weight ranges from 250 to 500 g, weight loss quickly becomes critical for sick animals. Therefore, effectiv...

    Authors: Yumiko Yamazaki, Shinpei Kawarai, Hidetoshi Morita, Takefumi Kikusui and Atsushi Iriki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:150

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In the present study, the effect of arginine and leucine supplementation, and dietary protein level, were investigated in commercial crossbred pigs to clarify their individual or combined impact on plasma meta...

    Authors: Marta Sofia Morgado dos Santos Madeira, Eva Sofia Alves Rolo, Virgínia Maria Rico Pires, Cristina Maria Riscado Pereira Mateus Alfaia, Diogo Francisco Maurício Coelho, Paula Alexandra Antunes Brás Lopes, Susana Isabel Vargas Martins, Rui Manuel Amaro Pinto and José António Mestre Prates

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:145

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Diet has a major influence on the composition of the gut microbiota, whose importance for gut health and overall well-being is increasingly recognized. Knowledge is limited regarding health implications, inclu...

    Authors: Kristin M. V. Herstad, Karina Gajardo, Anne Marie Bakke, Lars Moe, Jane Ludvigsen, Knut Rudi, Ida Rud, Monika Sekelja and Ellen Skancke

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:147

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  14. Content type: Methodology article

    Plasma concentration of retinol is an accepted indicator to assess the vitamin A (retinol) status in cattle. However, the determination of vitamin A requires a time consuming multi-step procedure, which needs ...

    Authors: Jens Raila, Chiho Kawashima, Helga Sauerwein, Nadine Hülsmann, Christoph Knorr, Akio Myamoto and Florian J. Schweigert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:126

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The risks during early growth on becoming overweight in adulthood are widely studied in humans. However, early-life predictive factors for canine adult overweight and obesity have not yet been studied.

    Authors: Lucie Leclerc, Chantal Thorin, John Flanagan, Vincent Biourge, Samuel Serisier and Patrick Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:104

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Dietary intervention studies are required to deeper understand the variability of gut microbial ecosystem in healthy dogs under different feeding conditions and to improve diet formulations. The aim of the stu...

    Authors: Misa Sandri, Simeone Dal Monego, Giuseppe Conte, Sandy Sgorlon and Bruno Stefanon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:65

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Adhesions are a common postoperative surgical complication. Liquid honey has been used intraperitoneally to reduce the incidence of these adhesions. However, solid barriers are considered more effective than l...

    Authors: Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Andrea Audisio, Emanuela Morello, Rosangela Odore and Marco Gandini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:55

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Dogs can suffer from inappetence caused by a variety of medical conditions. This may present as anorexia (complete loss of appetite), hyporexia (decreased appetite) or dysrexia (change in food preferences). A ...

    Authors: Bill Zollers, Linda Rhodes and Ernst Heinen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:10

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Obesity in dogs and cats is usually managed by dietary energy restriction using a purpose-formulated weight loss diet, but signs of hunger and begging commonly occur causing poor owner compliance. Altering die...

    Authors: Marie Anne Hours, Emmanuelle Sagols, Ariane Junien-Castagna, Alexandre Feugier, Delphine Moniot, Ingrid Daniel, Vincent Biourge, Serisier Samuel, Yann Queau and Alexander J. German

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:274

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:36

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