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  1. Content type: Research article

    Chitosan was used as an alternative to promote the growth of weaned piglets. And low-molecular-weight chitosan (LC) is one of chitosan derivatives and maintain beneficial biological properties of chitoson. The...

    Authors: Shenglan Hu, Yu Wang, Xiaolu Wen, Li Wang, Zongyong Jiang and Chuntian Zheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:215

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    Although the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF) stated that labels must be accurate and provide detailed information on the ingredients, mislabeling of pet food has been documented by several autho...

    Authors: Rebecca Ricci, Daniele Conficoni, Giada Morelli, Carmen Losasso, Leonardo Alberghini, Valerio Giaccone, Antonia Ricci and Igino Andrighetto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:209

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    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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    Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is an inducible isoform by cellular activation, proinflammatory cytokines and growth factors. The aims of the current study were to evaluate COX-2 immunoexpression in epithelial and la...

    Authors: Jorge Castro-López, Antonio Ramis, Marta Planellas, Mariana Teles and Josep Pastor

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:158

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    Coccidiosis is a prevalent problem in chicken production. Dietary addition of coccidiostats and vaccination are two approaches used to suppress coccidia in the practical production. Methionine (Met) is usually...

    Authors: Anqiang Lai, Guozhong Dong, Daijun Song, Tan Yang and Xiaolong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:140

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    Intestinal mucosal S100A12 and myeloperoxidase (MPO) are inflammatory biomarkers in humans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, these biomarkers have not been studied in the intestinal mucosa of dog...

    Authors: Mohsen Hanifeh, Satu Sankari, Minna M. Rajamäki, Pernilla Syrjä, Susanne Kilpinen, Jan S. Suchodolski, Romy M. Heilmann, Phillip Guadiano, Jonathan Lidbury, Jörg M. Steiner and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:125

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    Feeding dogs with diets rich in protein may favor putrefactive fermentations in the hindgut, negatively affecting the animal’s intestinal environment. Conversely, prebiotics may improve the activity of health-...

    Authors: Carlo Pinna, Carla Giuditta Vecchiato, Carmen Bolduan, Monica Grandi, Claudio Stefanelli, Wilhelm Windisch, Giuliano Zaghini and Giacomo Biagi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:106

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    The natural incidence of left displacement of abomasum (LDA) in dairy cows was high. The diagnosis of LDA usually relies on characteristic physical exam findings but that transabdominal ultrasound is a useful ...

    Authors: Xin-Wei Li, Qiu-Shi Xu, Ren-He Zhang, Wei Yang, Yu Li, Yu-Ming Zhang, Yu Tian, Min Zhang, Zhe Wang, Guo-wen Liu, Cheng Xia and Xiao-Bing Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:44

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    Diagnosing IBD in horses is challenging and requires a multimodal approach, since no conclusive diagnostic test is available.

    Authors: Berit Boshuizen, Margreet Ploeg, Jeroen Dewulf, Sanne Klooster, Marco de Bruijn, Marie- Thérèse Picavet, Katrien Palmers, Lukas Plancke, Hilde De Cock, Mathijs Theelen and Catherine Delesalle

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:21

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    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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