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Zoological and wildlife medicine

  1. The intestinal microbes in mammals play a key role in host metabolism and adaptation. As a subterranean rodent, zokor digs tunnels for foraging and mating. These digging activities of zokors increase the energ...

    Authors: Yao Zou, Nannan Liang, Xuxin Zhang, Chongxuan Han and Xiaoning Nan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:216

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  2. The rehabilitation of injured wildlife and their subsequent release into the wild is a humane act as well as important in wildlife conservation. However, little is known about the animals’ fate after release. ...

    Authors: Dong-Hyuk Jeong, Kwangsik Jang, Jeong-Jin Yang, Joo-Yeul Choi, Seung-Hyo Lim, Seong-Chan Yeon, Kyung Mi Shim, Se Eun Kim and Seong Soo Kang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:125

    Content type: Case Report

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  3. Anaplasma are obligate intracellular bacteria and aetiological agents of tick-borne diseases of both veterinary and medical interest. The genus Anaplasma comprises six species: Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma cent...

    Authors: Łukasz Adaszek, Anna Wilczyńska, Jerzy Ziętek, Marcin Kalinowski, Oliwier Teodorowski, Dagmara Winiarczyk, Maciej Skrzypczak and Stanisław Winiarczyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:118

    Content type: Case Report

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  4. Dogs are domesticated wolves. Change of living environment, such as diet and veterinary care may affect the gut bacterial flora of dogs. The aim of this study was to assess the gut bacterial diversity and func...

    Authors: Yuting Liu, Bo Liu, Chengwu Liu, Yumiao Hu, Chang Liu, Xiaoping Li, Xibao Li, Xiaoshuang Zhang, David M. Irwin, Zhiqiang Wu, Zeliang Chen, Qi Jin and Shuyi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:112

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  5. In free-ranging reptile populations, bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic pathogens may affect hosts through impairment in movements, thermoregulation, reproduction, survival, and population dynamics. The sp...

    Authors: Livio Galosi, Anna Rita Attili, Stefania Perrucci, Francesco C. Origgi, Adolfo Maria Tambella, Giacomo Rossi, Vincenzo Cuteri, Maira Napoleoni, Nicholas Aconiti Mandolini, Gianni Perugini and Victor J. T. Loehr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:102

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  6. Osteosarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal bone tumor. Although it is a common tumor in the appendicular skeleton of dogs and cats, it is rarely reported in birds. Retroviruses are usually associated with solid t...

    Authors: Jefferson Bruno Soares Oliveira, Ayisa Rodrigues de Oliveira, Daniel Oliveira dos Santos, Thaynara Parente de Carvalho, Larissa Giannini Alves Moreira, Herlandes Penha Tinoco, Carlyle Mendes Coelho, Hannah Luiza Gonsalves Coelho, Maria Clara de Paiva Zucherato, Sandra Yuliet Marín-Gómez, Camila Siqueira Costa, Nelson R. S. Martins and Renato Lima Santos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:84

    Content type: Case Report

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  7. Mandibular masses caused by inflammatory processes due to bacterial infections, most common with Actinomyces bovis, are well known in herbivors. This case represents a rare differential diagnosis to common inflam...

    Authors: Svenja Hartung, Kernt Köhler, Christiane Herden and Manfred Henrich

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:55

    Content type: Case Report

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  8. Calcinosis has been reported for a broad range of different animals. Causes for calcinosis include metabolic disorders due to kidney failure, intoxication with calcinogenic plants, or iatrogenic overdose of vi...

    Authors: Matthias Gerhard Wagener, Annika Lehmbecker, Melanie Bühler, Mirja Wilkens, Teresa Punsmann and Martin Ganter

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:406

    Content type: Case Report

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  9. A selection of haematological and serum biochemical profile was first presented from the 81 samples of Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis). The deer health assessment database was initially established, espec...

    Authors: Dayi Nie, Jianfeng Gui, Na Zhao, Yi Lin, Haiming Tang, Feng Cai, Guoping Shen, Jiazhong Liu, Endi Zhang and Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:395

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  10. Gut microbes significantly contribute to nutrient digestion and absorption, intestinal health and immunity, and are essential for the survival and environmental adaptation of wild animals. However, there are fe.....

    Authors: Yan Hua, Heqin Cao, Jiao Wang, Fengping He and Guangshun Jiang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:363

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  11. In an era of unprecedented socio-ecological changes, managing wildlife health demands high-quality data collection and the engagement of local communities. Blastocerus dichotomus, the largest South American deer,...

    Authors: M. Marcela Orozco, Hernán D. Argibay, Leonardo Minatel, Eliana C. Guillemi, Yanina Berra, Andrea Schapira, Dante Di Nucci, Andrea Marcos, Fernanda Lois, Martín Falzone and Marisa D. Farber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:321

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  12. The present study was designed to characterize phenotypically and genotypically two Trueperella pyogenes strains isolated from an okapi (Okapia johnstoni) and a royal python (Python regius).

    Authors: Marwa F. E. Ahmed, Mazen Alssahen, Christoph Lämmler, Tobias Eisenberg, Madeleine Plötz and Amir Abdulmawjood

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:292

    Content type: Case Report

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  13. Free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) can become entangled in fishing line and other marine debris. Infrequently, dolphins can be successfully disentangled, released back into the wild, and...

    Authors: Wendy Marks, Steve Burton, Elizabeth Stratton, Eric Zolman, George Biedenbach and Annie Page-Karjian

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:223

    Content type: Case Report

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