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Section edited by Daniel Horton

The virology section publishes research finding which focus on clinical, macro pathological, cell and molecular biological aspects of animal viruses. This includes studies on livestock, companion animals, equines, wild animals, fish, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections. Studies on related zoonotic and emerging infections are also accepted.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Porcine parvovirus 2 (PPV2) was detected in swine serum without showing any relationship with disease. The emergence of the virus seemed to be a unique event until other genetically highly similar parvoviruses...

    Authors: Dinko Novosel, Daniel Cadar, Tamás Tuboly, Andreja Jungic, Tomasz Stadejek, Tahar Ait-Ali and Attila Cságola

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:163

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    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes devastating disease characterized by reproductive failure and respiratory problems in the swine industry. To understand the recent prevalence ...

    Authors: Hyeonjeong Kang, Ji Eun Yu, Ji-Eun Shin, Areum Kang, Won-Il Kim, Changhee Lee, Jienny Lee, In-Soo Cho, Se-Eun Choe and Sang-Ho Cha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:160

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    This study examined various health variables in cows after artificial insemination with Border disease virus (BDV)-infected semen and the occurrence of persistent infection in ensuing fetuses. Five cows were i...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Fredi Janett, Sandra Züblin, Michèle von Büren, Monika Hilbe, Reto Zanoni and Matthias Schweizer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:159

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Chicken anaemia virus (CAV) is commonly found in poultry. VP1 is the sole structural protein of CAV, which is the major component responsible for capsid assembly. The CAV virion consists of the VP1 protein and...

    Authors: Guan-Hua Lai, Ming-Kuem Lin, Yi-Yang Lien, Jai-Hong Cheng, Fang-Chun Sun, Meng-Shiunn Lee, Hsi-Jien Chen and Meng-Shiou Lee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:155

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Duck enteritis virus (DEV) belongs to the family Herpesviridae and is an important epornitic agent that causes economic losses in the waterfowl industry. The Chinese virulent (CHv) and attenuate vaccines (VAC) ar...

    Authors: Xianglong Wu, Renyong Jia, Jiakun Zhou, Mingshu Wang, Shun Chen, Mafeng Liu, Dekang Zhu, Xinxin Zhao, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Zhongqiong Yin, Xiaoyue Chen, Jue Wang and Anchun Cheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:144

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    Low concentrations of nonionic surfactants can change the physical properties of cell membranes, and thus and in turn increase drug permeability. Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) is an extremely slow-growing virus,...

    Authors: Tao Hua, Xuehua Zhang, Bo Tang, Chen Chang, Guoyang Liu, Lei Feng, Yang Yu, Daohua Zhang and Jibo Hou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:138

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination is considered as an effective and economical way to against PCV2 infection. However, some of commercial available vaccines are based on inactivated viruses, while the others are based on purified p...

    Authors: Xiaohui Liu, Ting Ouyang, Teng Ma, Hongsheng Ouyang, Daxin Pang and Linzhu Ren

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:137

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Effective vaccines against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), especially against highly pathogenic (HP) PRRSV are still missing. The objective of this study was to evaluate the protec...

    Authors: Tatjana Sattler, Jutta Pikalo, Eveline Wodak, Sandra Revilla-Fernández, Adi Steinrigl, Zoltán Bagó, Ferdinand Entenfellner, Jean-Baptiste Claude, Floriane Pez, Maela Francillette and Friedrich Schmoll

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:133

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to evaluate the effect of sow vaccination against Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) on reproductive parameters during two consecutive reproductive cycles. The study was performed in a PCV2 subclinical...

    Authors: Salvador Oliver-Ferrando, Joaquim Segalés, Sergio López-Soria, Antonio Callén, Olivier Merdy, François Joisel and Marina Sibila

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:130

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  10. Content type: Methodology article

    Domestic rabbits especially New Zealand white rabbits play an important role in biological research. The disease surveillance and quality control are essential to guarantee the results of animal experiments pe...

    Authors: Miaoli Wu, Yujun Zhu, Feng Cong, Dan Rao, Wen Yuan, Jing Wang, Bihong Huang, Yuexiao Lian, Yu Zhang, Ren Huang and Pengju Guo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:127

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Marek’s disease virus (MDV) resides in the genus Mardivirus in the family Herpesviridae. MDV is a highly contagious virus that can cause neurological lesions, lymphocytic proliferation, immune suppression, and de...

    Authors: Xue Lian, Xin Ming, Jiarong Xu, Wangkun Cheng, Xunhai Zhang, Hongjun Chen, Chan Ding, Yong-Sam Jung and Yingjuan Qian

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:122

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Experimental infection of pigs via direct intranasal or intratracheal inoculation has been mainly used to study the infectious process of influenza A viruses of swine (IAVs-S). Nebulization is known to be an a...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Takemae, Ryota Tsunekuni, Yuko Uchida, Toshihiro Ito and Takehiko Saito

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:115

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    Ethiopian livestock production and productivity is still very low due to widespread of diseases. Among the diseases, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an extremely contagious and acute viral disease that causes ...

    Authors: Mishamo Sulayeman, Fufa Dawo, Bedaso Mammo, Daniel Gizaw and Dereje Shegu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:110

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), which is currently insufficiently controlled. From a previous small-scale screen we iden...

    Authors: Lingyun Zhu, Junlong Bi, Longlong Zheng, Qian Zhao, Xianghua Shu, Gang Guo, Jia Liu, Guishu Yang, Jianping Liu and Gefen Yin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Since late 2013, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has reemerged in Japan and caused severe economic losses to the swine industry. Although PEDV vaccines have been used widely, the disease has swept rapid...

    Authors: Nguyen Van Diep, Masuo Sueyoshi, Junzo Norimine, Takuya Hirai, Ohnmar Myint, Angeline Ping Ping Teh, Uda Zahli Izzati, Naoyuki Fuke and Ryoji Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:96

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) has been responsible for several viral attacks in the Asian porcine industry, since the first outbreak in China in 2006. Dur...

    Authors: Jie Tong, Ying Yu, Linlin Zheng, Chong Zhang, Yabin Tu, Yonggang Liu, Jianan Wu, Hai Li, Shujie Wang, Chenggang Jiang, En-Min Zhou, Gang Wang and Xuehui Cai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:92

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Oral vaccination of the small Indian mongoose against rabies has been suggested as a potential tool to eliminate mongoose-mediated rabies on several Caribbean islands. A recently developed oral rabies virus va...

    Authors: Steffen Ortmann, Ad Vos, Antje Kretzschmar, Nomusa Walther, Christiane Kaiser, Conrad Freuling, Ivana Lojkic and Thomas Müller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:90

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Vaccines constitute a unique selective pressure, different from natural selection, drives the evolution of influenza virus. In this study, A/Chicken/Shanghai/F/1998 (H9N2) was continually passaged in specific ...

    Authors: Haiyun Jin, Wan Wang, Xueqin Yang, Hailong Su, Jiawen Fan, Rui Zhu, Shifeng Wang, Huoying Shi and Xiufan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:71

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mortality episodes have affected young-of-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in several river systems in Pennsylvania since 2005. A series of laboratory experiments were performed to determine the potent...

    Authors: Traimat Boonthai, Thomas P. Loch, Coja J. Yamashita, Geoffrey D. Smith, Andrew D. Winters, Matti Kiupel, Travis O. Brenden and Mohamed Faisal

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:62

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