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Pulmonology and respiratory disorders

Section edited by Dr. Hayley Henderson and Tillie Cryer

The pulmonology and respiratory disorders section considers research that addresses the etiology and treatment of pulmonary and respiratory disorders in veterinary patients, including veterinary sports medicine patients. This includes, but not limited to, studies on therapeutic strategies, diagnostics, genetics and genomics, epidemiology, anatomical studies, and comparative medicine. 

  1. Content type: Case Report

    Pulmonary hemorrhage is a rare cause of death in horses. Hemorrhage within the respiratory tract has many causes, including mycosis of the guttural pouch, invasive procedures causing serious trauma to nasal co...

    Authors: Mathilde S. Varegg, Kine M. Kløverød, Malin K. Austnes, Natalia Siwinska, Malwina Słowikowska, Agnieszka Zak, Janusz A. Madej, Malgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafal Ciaputa, Marcin Nowak and Artur Niedzwiedz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:169

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory infections are the main indication for antimicrobial use in calves. As in humans and horses, studying inflammation of the deep airways by lung cytology raises the possibility of preventing respirat...

    Authors: Katharina van Leenen, Laura Van Driessche, Lieze De Cremer, Linde Gille, Christien Masmeijer, Filip Boyen, Piet Deprez and Bart Pardon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:167

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Orotracheal intubation in dogs is a common and easily-performed procedure that provides a patent airway during anaesthesia. In dogs with temporomandibular joint ankylosis or pseudo-ankylosis, airway management...

    Authors: Verónica Vieitez, Luis Javier Ezquerra, Víctor López Rámis, Massimo Santella and Ignacio Álvarez Gómez de Segura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:118

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In goats, contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a cause of major economic losses in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East. There is no information emphasising the importance of diagnostic ultrasound in go...

    Authors: Mohamed Tharwat and Fahd Al-Sobayil

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:263

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in dogs relies on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), but detailed interpretation of CTPA images is demanding for the radiologist and only large vesse...

    Authors: C. B. Marschner, M. Kokla, J. M. Amigo, E. A. Rozanski, B. Wiinberg and F. J. McEvoy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:219

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a major problem in veal calf rearing units. The objective of this randomised clinical trial was to assess the effectiveness of tildipirosin as a metaphylactic treatment in v...

    Authors: J. Berman, D. Francoz, J. Dubuc and S. Buczinski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:176

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study describes the feasibility of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) in the diagnostic work-up of non-cardiac thoracic disorders of small animals. The second aim is to assess the usefulness of CEUS...

    Authors: N. Linta, M. Baron Toaldo, G. Bettini, A. Cordella, M. Quinci, P. Pey, V. Galli, M. Cipone and A. Diana

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:141

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  8. Content type: Research article

    It is accepted that T regulatory cells (Treg) control different types of immune responses. In connection with this role, we have recently described an important increase in CD4+, CD25high, Foxp3+ lymphocytes in t...

    Authors: Claudio Henríquez, Gabriel Morán, Cristian Carrasco, José Sarmiento, Miguel Barría, Hugo Folch and Benjamin Uberti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:117

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To determine associations between perioperative mortality after surgery for traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, medical records of 17 cats and 79 dogs that underwent diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy were reviewed.

    Authors: Claire Legallet, Kelley Thieman Mankin and Laura E. Selmic

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:16

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Overexpression of matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs) has been shown to lead to tissue damage in equine recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), as a misbalance with their natural inhibitors, the tissue inhibitors of ...

    Authors: Ann Kristin Barton, Tarek Shety, Angelika Bondzio, Ralf Einspanier and Heidrun Gehlen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:282

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Procalcitonin (PCT), a precursor protein of the hormone calcitonin, is a sensitive inflammatory marker in human medicine, which is primarily used for diagnosis of bacterial sepsis, but is also useful in diagno...

    Authors: Ann Kristin Barton, Anna Pelli, Martin Rieger and Heidrun Gehlen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:281

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  12. Content type: Methodology article

    Respiratory problems are common in horses, and are often diagnosed as a cause of poor athletic performance. Reliable, accurate and sensitive spirometric tests of airway function in resting horses would assist ...

    Authors: K. Burnheim, K. J. Hughes, D. L. Evans and S. L. Raidal

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:268

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The increasing popularity gained by pet birds over recent decades has highlighted the role of avian medicine and surgery in the global veterinary scenario; such a need for speciality avian medical practice ref...

    Authors: Irene A. Veladiano, Tommaso Banzato, Luca Bellini, Alessandro Montani, Salvatore Catania and Alessandro Zotti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:182

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  14. Content type: Case report

    All of oral hamartomas has been previously found in mandibular gingiva in younger calves, and were histologically diagnosed as a vascular hamartoma. This is the first case report describing a calf with a mass ...

    Authors: Takeshi Tsuka, Takehito Morita, Hinako Tanaka, Shinji Kono, Yusuke Murahata, Kazuo Azuma, Tomohiro Osaki, Norihiko Ito, Yoshiharu Okamoto and Tomohiro Imagawa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:19

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Computed tomography (CT) is a well-established imaging technique in the diagnostics of equine sinunasal disease. High-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming more readily available in equine veterin...

    Authors: Joachim Kaminsky, Astrid Bienert-Zeit, Maren Hellige, Karl Rohn and Bernhard Ohnesorge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:13

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is an extremely rare lung disease in animals and humans. It is characterized by the deposition of a large amount of phospholipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli. There are se...

    Authors: Viktor Szatmári, Erik Teske, Peter G. J. Nikkels, Matthias Griese, Pim A. de Jong, Guy Grinwis, Dirk Theegarten, Stefanie Veraa, Frank G. van Steenbeek, Marjolein Drent and Francesco Bonella

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:302

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