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BMC Veterinary Research


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: Methodology article

    Egg drop syndrome (EDS), caused by the adenovirus “egg drop syndrome virus” (EDSV) causes severe economic losses through reduced egg production in breeder and layer flocks. The diagnosis of EDSV has been done ...

    Authors: Makay Zheney, Zhambul Kaziyev, Gulmira Kassenova, Lingna Zhao, Wei Liu, Lin Liang and Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:49

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Lipid rafts are major structural components in plasma membranes that play critical roles in many biological processes including virus infection. However, few reports have described the relationship between lip...

    Authors: Xiujing Dou, Yang Li, Junlan Han, Dante S. Zarlenga, Weijuan Zhu, Xiaofeng Ren, Na Dong, Xunliang Li and Guangxing Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:45

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1) was discovered in 1974 as a contaminant of a porcine kidney (PK-15) cell line and was generally accepted to be nonpathogenic. But recently it was shown to cause lesions in expe...

    Authors: Liang Cao, Wenchao Sun, Huijun Lu, Mingyao Tian, Changzhan Xie, Guanyu Zhao, Jicheng Han, Wei Wang, Min Zheng, Rui Du, Ningyi Jin and Aidong Qian

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:43

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Cats are susceptible to feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and canine parvovirus (CPV) variants 2a, 2b and 2c. Detection of FPV and CPV variants in apparently healthy cats and their persistence in white blood ce...

    Authors: Andrea Balboni, Francesca Bassi, Stefano De Arcangeli, Rosanna Zobba, Carla Dedola, Alberto Alberti and Mara Battilani

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:41

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Caprine herpesvirus 2 (CpHV-2) infection usually induces chronic malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in sika deer (Cervus nippon), with the primary signs of weight loss, dermatitis and alopecia.

    Authors: Hongwei Zhu, Qingrong Huang, Xiaoliang Hu, Wenhui Chu, Jianlong Zhang, Linlin Jiang, Xin Yu, Xingxiao Zhang and Shipeng Cheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:38

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) is the viral agent causing the most important economic losses in livestock throughout the world. Infection of fetuses before their immunological maturity causes the birth of ...

    Authors: Rodrigo Salgado, Ezequiel Hidalgo-Hermoso and José Pizarro-Lucero

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:37

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mink circovirus (MiCV) is a newly discovered pathogen associated with mink diarrhea. The prevalence and economic importance of this virus remain poorly understood, and no specific serological assay has been de...

    Authors: Junwei Ge, Xingyang Cui, Yunjia Shi, Lili Zhao, Chengwei Wei, Shanshan Wen, Shuang Xia and Hongyan Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:29

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In order to prevent spread of the endemic pathogens bovine coronavirus (BCoV) and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) between herds, knowledge of indirect transmission by personnel and fomites is fundame...

    Authors: Veslemøy Sunniva Oma, Thea Klem, Madeleine Tråvén, Stefan Alenius, Britt Gjerset, Mette Myrmel and Maria Stokstad

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:22

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) is one of the most common ocular diseases in ruminants worldwide. In addition to keratitis and conjunctivitis, animals with IKC can develop uveitis, corneal ulcer, and in ...

    Authors: Javier Sánchez Romano, Torill Mørk, Sauli Laaksonen, Erik Ågren, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Marianne Sunde and Morten Tryland

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:15

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Orf virus, the prototype of parapoxvirus, is the main causative agent of contagious ecthyma. Little is known about the status of the disease in Ethiopia and this study was aimed at determining its status using...

    Authors: Mebrahtu Tedla, Nega Berhan, Wassie Molla, Wudu Temesgen and Sefinew Alemu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:13

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV) glycoprotein neutralization site 1 (also referred as G1 protein), is a critical protein responsible for virus infectivity and eliciting immune-protection, however, binding ...

    Authors: Peili Hou, Guimin Zhao, Chengqiang He, Hongmei Wang and Hongbin He

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:3

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Bat-borne virus surveillance is necessary for determining inter-species transmission risks and is important due to the wide-range of bat species which may harbour potential pathogens. This study aimed to monit...

    Authors: Francesca Rizzo, Kathryn M. Edenborough, Roberto Toffoli, Paola Culasso, Simona Zoppi, Alessandro Dondo, Serena Robetto, Sergio Rosati, Angelika Lander, Andreas Kurth, Riccardo Orusa, Luigi Bertolotti and Maria Lucia Mandola

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:396

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  13. Content type: Methodology article

    Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus (IBRV) is a major pathogen in cattle and has led to significant economic losses to the dairy industry worldwide, and therefore a more optimal method for the rapid diagno...

    Authors: Peili Hou, Hongmei Wang, Guimin Zhao, Chengqiang He and Hongbin He

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:386

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Rabies is a fatal viral encephalitic disease that is caused by lyssaviruses which can affect all mammals, including human and bats. In Europe, bat rabies cases are attributed to five different lyssavirus speci...

    Authors: Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Alexandre Servat, Marine Wasniewski, Matthieu Gaillard, Christophe Borel and Florence Cliquet

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:387

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) types 1 and 2 are members of the Pestivirus genus of the Flaviviridae family. This genus also includes the HoBi-like virus, tentatively classified as BVDV type 3. BVDV-1 is wide...

    Authors: Chiara Nogarol, Nicola Decaro, Luigi Bertolotti, Barbara Colitti, Bryan Iotti, Stefano Petrini, Maria Stella Lucente, Gabriella Elia, Giovanni Perona, Margherita Profiti, Canio Buonavoglia and Sergio Rosati

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:377

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Since its emergence in 2013, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) spread rapidly throughout the country due, in part, to contaminated livestock trailers. The objective of this study was to test the efficacy ...

    Authors: Kimberlee L. Baker, Paul R. Thomas, Locke A. Karriker, Alejandro Ramirez, Jianqiang Zhang, Chong Wang and Derald J. Holtkamp

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:372

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is a coronavirus that infects the intestinal tract and causes diarrhea and vomiting in older pigs or extreme dehydration and death that could reach 100% mortality in neon...

    Authors: Yunjeong Kim, Changin Oh, Vinay Shivanna, Richard A. Hesse and Kyeong-Ok Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:356

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Group A rotaviruses (RVA) are associated with acute gastroenteritis in children and in young domestic and wild animals. A RVA strain was detected from a roe deer for the first time during a survey of game anim...

    Authors: Urska Jamnikar-Ciglenecki, Urska Kuhar, Andrej Steyer and Andrej Kirbis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:353

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In the regular wildlife monitoring action carried out in the summer of the past few years at the Berlenga Island, wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have been repeatedly found dead. However, the origin of those...

    Authors: F.A. Abade dos Santos, C. Carvalho, Oliveira Nuno, J. J. Correia, M. Henriques, M. C. Peleteiro, M. Fevereiro and M. D. Duarte

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:336

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