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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

  6. Content type: Research article

    Chitosan oligosaccharide (COS) is widely consumed as a functional food due to its multiple health effects, but few studies about COS supplement on placental antioxidant and nutrition transport capacity were re...

    Authors: Chunyan Xie, Xin Wu, Cimin Long, Qinhua Wang, Zhiyong Fan, Siming Li and Yulong Yin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:243

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    A clinical trial was conducted in order to assess the efficacy of rifaximin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic with negligible gastrointestinal absorption, in comparison with metronidazole, a commonly employed antim...

    Authors: Alessandro Menozzi, Manuel Dall’Aglio, Fausto Quintavalla, Luca Dallavalle, Valentina Meucci and Simone Bertini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:217

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    The present study was undertaken to gain knowledge on the role of bile components and lecithin on development of aberrations in digestive functions which seemingly have increased in Atlantic salmon in parallel...

    Authors: Trond M. Kortner, Michael H. Penn, Ingemar Bjӧrkhem, Kjell Måsøval and Åshild Krogdahl

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:190

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  9. Content type: Research article

    As fish eaters bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in human care need to receive daily vitamin supplementation, because whole thawed fish lacks certain vitamins. However, the exact concentration of supplemen...

    Authors: Angela Emilia Ricarda Gimmel, Katrin Baumgartner and Annette Liesegang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:180

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Postbiotics (metabolic products by lactic acid bacteria) and prebiotics have been established as substitute to antibiotics in order to enhance immunity and growth performance in broiler chickens. Nonetheless, ...

    Authors: Karwan Yaseen Kareem, Teck Chwen Loh, Hooi Ling Foo, Henny Akit and Anjas Asmara Samsudin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:163

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    Grape and blueberry extracts are known to protect against age-related cognitive decline. However, beneficial effects achieved by mixing grape and blueberry extracts have yet to be evaluated in dogs, or their b...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Martineau, Véronique Leray, Anne Lepoudere, Géraldine Blanchard, Julien Bensalem, David Gaudout, Khadija Ouguerram and Patrick Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:162

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    Research in cats has shown that increased fermentation-derived propionic acid and its metabolites can be used as alternative substrates for gluconeogenesis, thus sparing amino acids for other purposes. This am...

    Authors: Wendy Wambacq, Galena Rybachuk, Isabelle Jeusette, Kristel Rochus, Brigitte Wuyts, Veerle Fievez, Patrick Nguyen and Myriam Hesta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:130

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    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a diverse group of chronic gastrointestinal diseases, and gut microbial dysbiosis has been proposed as a modulating factor in its pathogenesis. Several studies have i...

    Authors: Jia Xu, Adronie Verbrugghe, Marta Lourenço, Geert P. J. Janssens, Daisy J. X. Liu, Tom Van de Wiele, Venessa Eeckhaut, Filip Van Immerseel, Isabel Van de Maele, Yufeng Niu, Guido Bosch, Greet Junius, Brigitte Wuyts and Myriam Hesta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:114

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    Feeding alfalfa hay is often recommended for its buffering components, like protein and calcium, to prevent lesions of the gastric mucosa in horses. Until now, there has been no information regarding the influ...

    Authors: Sarah Vondran, Monica Venner and Ingrid Vervuert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:110

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    The present in vitro study investigated whether the utilization of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) may influence canine fecal microbial population in presence of diets differing in their protein content and diges...

    Authors: Carlo Pinna, Carla Giuditta Vecchiato, Giuliano Zaghini, Monica Grandi, Eleonora Nannoni, Claudio Stefanelli and Giacomo Biagi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic enteropathy of unknown etiology, although microbiome dysbiosis, genetic susceptibility, and dietary and/or environmental factors are hypothesized to be invo...

    Authors: Sergi Segarra, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Marta Cerdà-Cuéllar, Daniel Martínez-Puig, Alberto Muñoz-Prieto, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco, Antonio Rodríguez-Bertos, Karin Allenspach, Alfonso Velasco and José Cerón

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:49

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    Since yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its components are being used for the prevention and treatment of enteric diseases in different species, they may also be useful for preventing Johne’s disease, a chronic ...

    Authors: Ziwei Li, Qiumei You, Faisury Ossa, Philip Mead, Margaret Quinton and Niel A. Karrow

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:42

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two feed supplements on rumen bacterial communities of heifers fed a high grain diet. Six Holstein-Friesian heifers received one of the following dietary...

    Authors: Roberta De Nardi, Giorgio Marchesini, Shucong Li, Ehsan Khafipour, Kees J. C. Plaizier, Matteo Gianesella, Rebecca Ricci, Igino Andrighetto and Severino Segato

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:29

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    A validated method for assessing the visual characteristics of body condition from photographs (vBCS), would be a useful initial screening tool for client-owned dogs.

    Authors: Poppy Gant, Shelley L. Holden, Vincent Biourge and Alexander J. German

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:18

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    Inadequate dietary selenium (Se) intake in humans and animals can lead to long term health problems, such as cancer. In view of the owner’s desire for healthy longevity of companion animals, the impact of diet...

    Authors: Mariëlle van Zelst, Myriam Hesta, Kerry Gray, Ruth Staunton, Gijs Du Laing and Geert P. J. Janssens

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:15

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    Canine obesity is usually treated with dietary energy restriction, but data are limited regarding nutritional adequacy. The aim of the current study was to compare intake of essential nutrients with National R...

    Authors: Alexander J. German, Shelley L. Holden, Samuel Serisier, Yann Queau and Vincent Biourge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:253

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    Relatively few laboratory markers have been evaluated for the detection or monitoring of intestinal inflammation in canine chronic enteropathies, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Previous research f...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:234

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