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  1. Research article

    3D chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane model as an in vivo model to study morphological and histopathological features of feline fibrosarcomas

    The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model is well described in human medicine as a cost-effective, easy to perform preclinical oncological model for observing pro- and antiangiogenic response, tumo...

    Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Agata Wojtkowska, Izabella Dolka, Anna Małek, Magdalena Walewska, Anna Wojtalewicz, Artur Żbikowski and Roman Lechowski

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:201

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Effects of dry whey powder and calcium butyrate supplementation of corn/soybean-based diets on productive performance, duodenal histological integrity, and Campylobacter colonization in broilers

    Campylobacter is the main cause of gastroenteritis in humans in industrialized countries, and poultry is its principal reservoir and source of human infections. Dietary supplementation...

    Medelin Ocejo, Beatriz Oporto, Ramón A. Juste and Ana Hurtado

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:199

    Published on: 26 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. Methodology article

    Comparison of different NAT assays for the detection of microorganisms belonging to the class Mollicutes

    Mollicutes detection can be cumbersome due to their slow growth in vitro. For this reason, the use of DNA based on generic molecular tests represents an alternative for rapid, sensitive and specific detection ...

    O. Vega-Orellana, J. B. Poveda, R. S. Rosales, J. M. Bradbury, C. G. Poveda, L. E. Mederos-Iriarte, M. M. Tavío and A. S. Ramírez

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:195

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a Salmonella Enteritidis sptP mutant as a live attenuated vaccine candidate

    Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is a highly adaptive pathogen in both humans and animals. As a Salmonella Type III secretion system (T3SS) effector, Salmonella

    Zhijie Lin, Peipei Tang, Yang Jiao, Xilong Kang, Qiuchun Li, Xiulong Xu, Jun Sun, Zhiming Pan and Xinan Jiao

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:194

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Degenerative changes of the canine cervical spine after discectomy procedures, an in vivo study

    Discectomies are a common surgical treatment for disc herniations in the canine spine. However, the effect of these procedures on intervertebral disc tissue is not fully understood. The objective of this study...

    Peter Grunert, Yu Moriguchi, Brian P. Grossbard, Rodolfo J. Ricart Arbona, Lawrence J. Bonassar and Roger Härtl

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:193

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Descriptive and network analyses of the equine contact network at an equestrian show in Ontario, Canada and implications for disease spread

    Identifying the contact structure within a population of horses attending a competition is an important element towards understanding the potential for the spread of equine pathogens as the horses subsequently...

    Kelsey L. Spence, Terri L. O’Sullivan, Zvonimir Poljak and Amy L. Greer

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:191

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Evaluation of P16 expression in canine appendicular osteosarcoma

    Osteosarcoma (OSA) is a common malignant bone tumor of large breed dogs that occurs at predictable anatomic sites. At the time of initial diagnosis, most affected dogs have occult pulmonary metastases. Even wi...

    B. G. Murphy, M. Y. Mok, D. York, R. Rebhun, K. D. Woolard, C. Hillman, P. Dickinson and K. Skorupski

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:189

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  9. Case Report

    Fibrinogen deficiency in a dog - a case report

    Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. ...

    Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat and Olivier Dossin

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:183

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Geospatial and temporal associations of Getah virus circulation among pigs and horses around the perimeter of outbreaks in Japanese racehorses in 2014 and 2015

    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...

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

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:187

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Changes in concentrations of haemostatic and inflammatory biomarkers in synovial fluid after intra-articular injection of lipopolysaccharide in horses

    Septic arthritis is a common and potentially devastating disease characterized by severe intra-articular (IA) inflammation and fibrin deposition. Research into equine joint pathologies has focused on inflammat...

    Stine Mandrup Andreassen, Anne Mette Lindberg Vinther, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Pia Haubro Andersen, Aziz Tnibar, Annemarie T. Kristensen and Stine Jacobsen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:182

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Comparison of the effects of platelet-rich or growth factor-rich plasma on intestinal anastomosis healing in pigs

    The use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) has been proposed for the treatment of several acute and chronic syndromes, such as corneal epithelial defects and dry ...

    Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Massimiliano Tursi, Giovanni Perona and Marco Gandini

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:188

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Comparison of the effects of 7.2% hypertonic saline and 20% mannitol on whole blood coagulation and platelet function in dogs with suspected intracranial hypertension - a pilot study

    Hyperosmolar therapy with either mannitol or hypertonic saline (HTS) is commonly used in the treatment of intracranial hypertension (ICH). In vitro data indicate that both mannitol and HTS affect coagulation a...

    Ivayla D. Yozova, Judith Howard, Diana Henke, Daniel Dirkmann and Katja N. Adamik

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:185

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Serological and virological surveillance of avian influenza virus in domestic ducks of the north-east region of Bangladesh

    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...

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

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:180

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  15. Research article

    In vitro physiological and antibacterial characterization of ZnO nanoparticle composites in simulated porcine gastric and enteric fluids

    Diarrhea in piglets is one of the main causes of animal death after weaning; zinc oxide (ZnO) has been used in high doses for the control of this sickness. The aim of this study was to determine the physicoche...

    Marina S.R. Barreto, Cristina T. Andrade, Luiz Cláudio R. P. da Silva, Lúcio M. Cabral, Vânia M. Flosi Paschoalin and Eduardo M. Del Aguila

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:181

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Safety pharmacology and subchronic toxicity of jinqing granules in rats

    Jinqing granules which are made of a mixture extract that contains Radix Tinosporae and Canarii fructus in proportions according to a longstanding formula have a good effect on the prevention and treatment of gas...

    Xuerong Zhou, Qian Rong, Min Xu, Yuanli Zhang, Qi Dong, Yuanling Xiao, Qiji Liu, Helin Chen, Xiaoyu Yang, Kaisheng Yu, Yinglun Li, Ling Zhao, Gang Ye, Fei Shi and Cheng Lv

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:179

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Integrated pharmacokinetic–Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model to evaluate the in vivo antimicrobial activity of Marbofloxacin against Pasteurella multocida in piglets

    Marbofloxacin is a veterinary fluoroquinolone with high activity against Pasteurella multocida. We evaluated it’s in vivo activity against P. multocida based on in vivo time-kill data in swine using a tissue-cage...

    Qing Lin Zeng, Xian Mei, Jia Su, Xiao Hong Li, Wen Guang Xiong, Yan Lu and Zhen Ling Zeng

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:178

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Molecular typing of Leptospira interrogans serovar Hardjo isolates from leptospirosis outbreaks in Brazilian livestock

    Leptospirosis is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira spp. This zoonotic disease is distributed globally and affects domestic animals, including cattle. Leptospira interrogans serogroup Sejroe...

    Maria Raquel V. Cosate, Tetsu Sakamoto, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Élvio C. Moreira, Carlos G. Regis da Silva, Bruno S. A. F. Brasil, Camila S. F. Oliveira, Vasco Ariston de Azevedo, José Miguel Ortega, Rômulo C. Leite and João Paulo Haddad

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:177

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Small-sized newborn dogs skeletal development: radiologic, morphometric, and histological findings obtained from spontaneously dead animals

    Very little is known about neonatal skeletal development in small-sized purebred dogs. In order to improve this knowledge, 27 spontaneously dead puppies belonging to small-sized breeds were enrolled in this st...

    S. C. Modina, M.C. Veronesi, M. Moioli, T. Meloni, G. Lodi, V. Bronzo and M. Di Giancamillo

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:175

    Published on: 14 June 2017

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