Theriogenology

  1. Research article

    Immunization against GnRF in adult cattle: a prospective field study

    Suppression of cyclic activity in cattle is often desired in alpine farming and for feedlot cattle, not intended for breeding. A cattle specific anti-GnRF vaccine (Bopriva™) is registered for use in heifers an...

    Gaby Hirsbrunner, Sarah Rigert, Fredi Janett, Jürg Hüsler, Philipp Schnydrig, Ester Lopez, Sue Amatayakul-Chantler and Adrian Steiner

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:208

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Identification, characterization and purification of porcine Quiescin Q6-Sulfydryl Oxidase 2 protein

    Post-spermiogenesis membrane surface modifications rely on molecules present in the reproductive tracts. Two isoforms (isoform 1 and 2) from Quiescin Q6-Sulfydryl Oxidase protein family have been identified in...

    Yu-Wen Kuo, Radhika Joshi, Tse-En Wang, Hui-Wen Chang, Sheng-Hsiang Li, Chun-Ni Hsiao and Pei-Shiue Jason Tsai

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:205

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Improving sperm banking efficiency in endangered species through the use of a sperm selection method in brown bear (Ursus arctos) thawed sperm

    Sperm selection methods such as Single Layer Centrifugation (SLC) have been demonstrated to be a useful tool to improve the quality of sperm samples and therefore to increase the efficiency of other artificial...

    L. Anel-Lopez, C. Ortega-Ferrusola, M. Álvarez, S. Borragán, C. Chamorro, F. J. Peña, J. Morrell, L. Anel and P. de Paz

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:200

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  4. Case Report

    Coincidence of Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome and testicular tumors in dogs

    Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS), a rare form of male pseudohermaphroditism in dogs, is an abnormal sexual phenotype in males that is characterized by the existence of a hypoplastic oviduct, uterus, a...

    Eun Jung Park, Seok-Hee Lee, Young-Kwang Jo, Sang-Eun Hahn, Do-Min Go, Su-Hyung Lee, Byeong-Chun Lee and Goo Jang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:156

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Metronidazole for the treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus in bulls

    Tritrichomonas foetus is a sexually transmitted protozoon that causes reproductive failure, among cattle, so disruptive that many western US states have initiated control prog...

    David Love, Virginia R. Fajt, Thomas Hairgrove, Meredyth Jones and James A. Thompson

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:107

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Reproductive hormonal variations and adenohypophyseal lesions in pre-pubertal buffalo heifers inoculated with Pasteurella multocida type B: 2 and its immunogens

    Hemorrhagic septicemia is a fatal disease of cattle and buffaloes caused by P. multocida. Although the pathogenesis of the bacteria has been well established in literature, there is a paucity of information on th...

    Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse, Hayder Hamzah Ibrahim, Yusuf Abba, Eric Lim Teik Chung, Ali Dhiaa Marza, Mazlina Mazlan, Mohd Zamri-Saad, Abdul Rahman Omar, Md Zuki Abu Bakar Zakaria, Abdul Aziz Saharee, Abd Wahid Haron and Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:88

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Closed cervix is associated with more severe illness in dogs with pyometra

    Pyometra, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the uterus, is classified as open or closed depending on the functional patency of the cervix i.e. presence or absence of vaginal discharge. In closed cervix...

    Supranee Jitpean, Aime Ambrosen, Ulf Emanuelson and Ragnvi Hagman

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:11

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Genital tract lesions in sexually mature Göttingen minipigs during the initial stages of experimental vaginal infection with Chlamydia trachomatis serovar D

    Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in humans worldwide, causing chronic lesions in the reproductive tract. Due to its often asymptomatic course, there is limited knowledge about ...

    Karin Erneholm, Emma Lorenzen, Sarah Bøje, Anja Weinreich Olsen, Peter Andersen, Joseph P. Cassidy, Frank Follmann, Henrik E. Jensen and Jørgen S. Agerholm

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:200

    Published on: 10 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Evaluation of chemical castration with calcium chloride versus surgical castration in donkeys: testosterone as an endpoint marker

    For the last few years, researchers have been interested in developing a method for chemical sterilization which may be a better alternative to surgical castration. An ideal chemical sterilant would be one tha...

    Ahmed Ibrahim, Magda M. Ali, Nasser S. Abou-Khalil and Marwa F. Ali

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:46

    Published on: 8 March 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:61

  10. Methodology article

    A surgical approach in the treatment of preputial gland abscesses in mice

    Preputial gland infection is a common occurrence in non-breeder male mice and can lead to abscesses. This report describes a surgical approach to treating and preventing this condition.

    Henri G. M. J. Bertrand, Aurelie A. Thomas, Yvette C. Ellen, Robert S. Dorward and Paul A. Flecknell

    BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:16

    Published on: 19 January 2016

  11. Research article

    Morphological variations of intra-testicular arterial vasculature in bovine testis - a corrosion casting study

    Proper blood supply is necessary for the physiological function of every internal organ. The article offers the first classification of the bovine intra-testicular arteries. A corrosive study focused on the in...

    Michał Polguj, Grzegorz Wysiadecki, Michał Podgórski, Jacek Szymański, Katarzyna Olbrych, Łukasz Olewnik and Mirosław Topol

    BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:263

    Published on: 15 October 2015

  12. Case report

    Potential role of cervicovaginal extracellular particles in diagnosis of endometriosis

    Macaques are an excellent model for many human diseases, including reproductive diseases such as endometriosis. A long-recognized need for early biomarkers of endometriosis has not yet resulted in consensus. W...

    Dillon C. Muth, Melissa A. McAlexander, Lauren J. Ostrenga, Nathan M. Pate, Jessica M. Izzi, Robert J. Adams, Kelly A. Metcalf Pate, Sarah E. Beck, Baktiar O. Karim and Kenneth W. Witwer

    BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:187

    Published on: 8 August 2015