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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: 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Muscovy duck parvovirus (MDPV) and Goose parvovirus (GPV) are important etiological agents for Muscovy duck parvoviral disease and Derzsy’s disease, respectively; both of which can cause substantial economic l...

    Authors: Jianye Wang, Jueyi Ling, Zhixian Wang, Yu Huang, Jianzhong Zhu and Guoqiang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:327

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether the syndrome New Neonatal Porcine Diarrhoea Syndrome (NNPDS) is associated with a viral aetiology. Four well-managed herds experiencing neonatal diarrhoea and s...

    Authors: N. B. Goecke, C. K. Hjulsager, H. Kongsted, M. Boye, S. Rasmussen, F. Granberg, T. K. Fischer, S. E. Midgley, L. D. Rasmussen, Ø. Angen, J. P. Nielsen, S. E. Jorsal and L. E. Larsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:315

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Equine arteritis virus (EAV) is responsible for infections in equids. It can spread easily within the horse population and has a major impact on the horse breeding industry. No EAV outbreak has ever been repor...

    Authors: Sava Lazić, Diana Lupulović, Delphine Gaudaire, Tamas Petrovic, Gospava Lazić and Aymeric Hans

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:316

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Canine parvovirus 2, a linear single-stranded DNA virus belonging to the genus Parvovirus within the family Parvoviridae, is a highly contagious pathogen of domestic dogs and several wild canidae species. Early d...

    Authors: Yunyun Geng, Jianchang Wang, Libing Liu, Yan Lu, Ke Tan and Yan-Zhong Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:311

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common virus, found worldwide, mainly responsible for chronic ulceroproliferative faucitis and periodontitis. This virus has a high mutation rate, leading to the presence of numer...

    Authors: T. Almeras, P. Schreiber, S. Fournel, V. Martin, C. S. Nicolas, C. Fontaine, C. Lesbros and S. Gueguen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:300

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) could lead to pandemic diseases and huge financial losses to the swine industry worldwide. Curcumin, a natural compound, has been reported to serve a...

    Authors: Taofeng Du, Yunpeng Shi, Shuqi Xiao, Na Li, Qin Zhao, Angke Zhang, Yuchen Nan, Yang Mu, Yani Sun, Chunyan Wu, Hongtao Zhang and En-Min Zhou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:298

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The remarkable diversity and mobility of Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) includes virulent viruses of genotype VI. These viruses are often referred to as pigeon paramyxoviruses 1 because they are normally isol...

    Authors: Mahmoud Sabra, Kiril M. Dimitrov, Iryna V. Goraichuk, Abdul Wajid, Poonam Sharma, Dawn Williams-Coplin, Asma Basharat, Shafqat F. Rehmani, Denys V. Muzyka, Patti J. Miller and Claudio L. Afonso

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:291

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is one of the most common causes of acute liver diseases in humans worldwide. In developing countries, HEV is commonly associated with waterborne outbreaks. Conversely, in ind...

    Authors: Montserrat Elemi García-Hernández, Mayra Cruz-Rivera, José Iván Sánchez-Betancourt, Oscar Rico-Chávez, Arely Vergara-Castañeda, María E. Trujillo and Rosa Elena Sarmiento-Silva

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:289

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Avian hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is common in chicken flocks in China, as currently no measures exist to prevent the spread of the disease. In this study, we analyzed the effect of caged versus cage-fre...

    Authors: Baoyuan Liu, Yani Sun, Yiyang Chen, Taofeng Du, Yuchen Nan, Xinjie Wang, Huixia Li, Baicheng Huang, Gaiping Zhang, En-Min Zhou and Qin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:282

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    Clinically, sheeppox and goatpox have the same symptoms and cannot be distinguished serologically. A cheaper and easy method for differential diagnosis is important in control of this disease in endemic region.

    Authors: Zhixun Zhao, Guohua Wu, Xinmin Yan, Xueliang Zhu, Jian Li, Haixia Zhu, Zhidong Zhang and Qiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:278

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Orf virus (ORFV) is the causative agent of orf, a globally-occurring, acute, pustular, contagious disease affecting sheep, goats and humans with a worldwide distribution. Currently, the genomic analysis of...

    Authors: Huiqin Chen, Wei Li, Zhenzhan Kuang, Daxiang Chen, Xiaoqing Liao, Ming Li, Shuhong Luo and Wenbo Hao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:260

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  13. Content type: Methodology article

    Canine distemper, caused by Canine distemper virus (CDV), is a highly contagious and fatal systemic disease in free-living and captive carnivores worldwide. Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), as an is...

    Authors: Jianchang Wang, Jinfeng Wang, Ruiwen Li, Libing Liu and Wanzhe Yuan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:241

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Feline coronavirus (FCoV) exists as two pathotypes, and FCoV spike gene mutations are considered responsible for the pathotypic switch in feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) pathogenesis. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Sandra Felten, Christian M. Leutenegger, Hans-Joerg Balzer, Nikola Pantchev, Kaspar Matiasek, Gerhard Wess, Herman Egberink and Katrin Hartmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:228

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Recently moderate-virulence classical swine fever virus (CSFV) strains have been proven capable of generating postnatal persistent infection (PI), defined by the maintenance of viremia and the inability to gen...

    Authors: Oscar Cabezón, Sara Muñoz-González, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Marta Pérez-Simó, Rosa Rosell, Santiago Lavín, Ignasi Marco, Lorenzo Fraile, Paloma Martínez de la Riva, Fernando Rodríguez, Javier Domínguez and Llilianne Ganges

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:227

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    In Europe, bat rabies is primarily attributed to European bat lyssavirus type 1 (EBLV-1) and European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) which are both strongly host-specific. Approximately thirty cases of infection ...

    Authors: Torfinn Moldal, Turid Vikøren, Florence Cliquet, Denise A. Marston, Jeroen van der Kooij, Knut Madslien and Irene Ørpetveit

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:216

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The influenza A virus is highly variable, which, to some degree, is caused by the reassortment of viral genetic material. This process plays a major role in the generation of novel influenza virus strains that...

    Authors: Kinga Urbaniak, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Andrzej Kowalczyk, Krzysztof Kwit, Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól, Barbara Frącek and Zygmunt Pejsak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:215

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Avian leukosis virus (ALV) is one of the main causes of tumour development within the poultry industry in China. The subgroup J avian leukosis viruses (ALV-J), which induce erythroblastosis and myelocytomatosi...

    Authors: Yang Li, Shuai Cui, Weihua Li, Yixin Wang, Zhizhong Cui, Peng Zhao and Shuang Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:204

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We studied a recent epizootic of Getah virus infection among pigs in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture and the northern part of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, focusing on its possible association with outbreak...

    Authors: Hiroshi Bannai, Manabu Nemoto, Hidekazu Niwa, Satoshi Murakami, Koji Tsujimura, Takashi Yamanaka and Takashi Kondo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:187

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Wild waterfowl are considered as the natural reservoir for avian influenza (AI) viruses. Bangladesh has been experiencing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks since 2007, mostly in chickens and o...

    Authors: Rahul Deb Sarker, Mohammad Giasuddin, Emdadul Haque Chowdhury and Mohammad Rafiqul Islam

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:180

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