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  1. Necrotic enteritis, which is caused by Clostridium perfringens, has resulted in more than $2 billion losses in the poultry industry every year. Due to the ban of antibiotics in feed industry, alternatives like en...

    Authors: Tianyue Xu, Yan Chen, Longfei Yu, Jun Wang, Mingxing Huang and Nianhua Zhu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:47

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  2. Ticks and tick-borne diseases are increasingly recognized as a cause of disease in dogs worldwide. The epidemiology of ticks and tick-transmitted protozoa and bacteria has changed due to the spread of ticks to...

    Authors: Stefania Zanet, Elena Battisti, Paola Pepe, Lavinia Ciuca, Liliana Colombo, Anna Trisciuoglio, Ezio Ferroglio, Giuseppe Cringoli, Laura Rinaldi and Maria Paola Maurelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:46

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  3. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an economically important pathogen in the swine industry worldwide. Vaccination remains the principal tool to control PCV2-associated diseases (PCVADs). Current vaccines do ...

    Authors: Xiangyu Liu, Yangkun Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Fan Zhang and Enqi Du

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:45

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  4. Equine malignant melanoma (EMM) is a frequently occurring dermoepidermal tumor in grey horses. Currently available therapies are either challenging or inefficient. Betulinic acid (BA), a naturally occurring tr...

    Authors: Lisa A. Weber, Jessica Meißner, Julien Delarocque, Jutta Kalbitz, Karsten Feige, Manfred Kietzmann, Anne Michaelis, Reinhard Paschke, Julia Michael, Barbara Pratscher and Jessika-M. V. Cavalleri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:44

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  5. Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) may be useful therapeutically in conditions with poor blood supply, such as distal limb wounds in the horse. Encapsulation of ECFCs into injectable hydrogel microsphere...

    Authors: Randolph L. Winter, Yuan Tian, Fred J. Caldwell, Wen J. Seeto, Jey W. Koehler, David A. Pascoe, Shirley Fan, Phillippe Gaillard, Elizabeth A. Lipke and Anne A. Wooldridge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:43

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  6. Ketosis is a metabolic disorder often triggered by anorexia in animals fed on high energy diets. Although mostly described in pregnant female guinea pigs, under the name of pregnancy toxicosis; there is limite...

    Authors: Nicole S. Schmid, Marcus Clauss, Udo Hetzel, Barbara Riond, Monika Bochmann and Jean-Michel Hatt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:41

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  7. Renibacterium salmoninarum and Mycobacterium sp. are important bacterial pathogens of fish. R. salmoninarum is the causative agent of bacterial kidney disease, a Gram-positive bacterium mostly known for causing c...

    Authors: M. R. Delghandi, S. Menanteau-Ledouble, K. Waldner and M. El-Matbouli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:40

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  8. In Ethiopia, the second most prioritized of the zoonotic diseases next to rabies is anthrax. About 50.6% of anthrax cases and 33.3% of deaths of livestock have been reported from Wag-Himra Zone, where appropri...

    Authors: Kibeb Seid, Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw, Nurhusien Nuru Yesuf, Terefe Derso and Mekonnen Sisay

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:39

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  9. Although significant efforts have been put into restituting the European bison (Bison bonasus) and increasing its population, it remains a globally endangered species and requires conservation. Protection program...

    Authors: Karolina Barszcz, Michał Polguj, Karolina Goździewska-Harłajczuk, Joanna Klećkowska-Nawrot, Katarzyna Olbrych, Robert Haładaj and Marta Kupczyńska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:38

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  10. Since 2011, antibiotic usage has decreased continuously in livestock in Germany. Whether this is accompanied by a reduction in bacterial antimicrobial resistance has not been proven so far. In this study 3054 Esc...

    Authors: C. Moennighoff, N. Thomas, F. Nienhaus, M. Hartmann, A. Menrath, J. Merkel, H. Detlefsen, L. Kreienbrock and I. Hennig-Pauka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:37

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  11. Haemonchus contortus (H. contortus) is one of the most important parasites that cause huge economic losses to small ruminant industry worldwide. Effective prognosis and treatment depend upon the early diagnosis o...

    Authors: Muhammad Ali-ul-Husnain Naqvi, Kalibixiati Aimulajiang, Muhammad Ali Memon, Muhammad Waqqas Hasan, Sana Zahra Naqvi, Shakeel Ahmed Lakho, Wen Chu, Lixin Xu, Xiaokai Song, Xiangrui Li and Ruofeng Yan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:36

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  12. Ectopic Cushing’s syndrome (ECS) associated with malignant tumors, such as small cell lung carcinoma, bronchial carcinoids, and pheochromocytoma, has been reported in human medicine. However, ECS related to ph...

    Authors: Sungin Lee, Aeri Lee, Suh-Hyun Chai, Seulji Lee, Oh-kyeong Kweon and Wan Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:35

    Content type: Case Report

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  13. Campylobacter spp. are a major cause of bacterial food-borne diarrhoeal disease. This mainly arises through contamination of meat products during processing. For infection, Campylobacter spp. must adhere to epith...

    Authors: Maja Šikić Pogačar, Tomaž Langerholc, Dušanka Mičetić-Turk, Sonja Smole Možina and Anja Klančnik

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:34

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  14. In dairy herds, mastitis causes detrimental economic losses. Genetic selection offers a sustainable tool to select animals with reduced susceptibility towards postpartum diseases. Studying underlying mechanism...

    Authors: L. Rohmeier, W. Petzl, M. Koy, T. Eickhoff, A. Hülsebusch, S. Jander, L. Macias, A. Heimes, S. Engelmann, M. Hoedemaker, H. M. Seyfert, C. Kühn, H. J. Schuberth, H. Zerbe and M. M. Meyerholz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:33

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  15. Various intestinal morphological alterations have been reported in cultured fish fed diets with high contents of plant ingredients. Since 2000, salmon farmers have reported symptoms indicating an intestinal pr...

    Authors: Anne Kristine G. Hansen, Trond M. Kortner, Aleksei Krasnov, Ingemar Björkhem, Michael Penn and Åshild Krogdahl

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:32

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  16. Detection of D. immitis microfilaria (mf) is an important diagnostic skill in veterinary medicine and is critical to Day 1 veterinarians and technicians. Finding a supply of blood containing mf to teach the techn...

    Authors: Sidney A. Long, Jaylyn Rhinehart, Jessica Shrake and Antoinette E. Marsh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:31

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  17. Dogs develop cancer spontaneously with age, with breed-specific risk underlying differences in genetics. Mammary tumors are reported as the most frequent neoplasia in intact female dogs. Their high prevalence ...

    Authors: Pauline Thumser-Henner, Katarzyna J. Nytko and Carla Rohrer Bley

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:30

    Content type: Review

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  18. Phytotherapy is becoming a more and more common practice, not only for personal care but also for pet care. Nevertheless, we often have to deal with substances on which, in most cases, very little literature i...

    Authors: Alessandro Vetere, Mara Bertocchi, Igor Pelizzone, Emanuele Moggia, Chiara Travaglino, Mariangela Della Grotta, Silvia Casali, Sebastiano Gerosa, Laura Strada, Katia Filia, Jacopo Casalini, Enrico Parmigiani and Francesco Di Ianni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:29

    Content type: Case Report

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  19. This study is focused on the measurement of trace elements (zinc, copper, cadmium, lead and selenium) in the saliva of pigs in order to study their levels on different porcine pathological conditions in the fi...

    Authors: Jorge Sánchez, Miguel Montilla, Cándido Gutiérrez-Panizo, Juan Sotillo, Pablo Fuentes, Ana Montes and Ana María Gutiérrez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:27

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  20. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cardiovascular cause of death in cats. Although the majority of cats remain asymptomatic, some may develop signs of chronic heart failure due to diastolic failure...

    Authors: Marcin Michałek, Aleksandra Tabiś, Urszula Pasławska and Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:26

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  21. Platelets undergo structural, biochemical and functional alterations when stored, and platelet storage lesions reduce platelet function and half-life after transfusion. The objective of this study was to evalu...

    Authors: Camila Serina Lasta, Nicole Hlavac, Natália Aydos Marcondes, Magnus Larruscaim Dalmolin, Silvia Resende Terra, Luciana de Almeida Lacerda, Gustavo Adolpho Moreira Faulhaber and Félix Hilário Díaz González

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:25

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  22. The epidermal growth factor receptors participate in the physiological processes such as regulation of morphogenesis, proliferation and cell migration, but when overexpressed or overactivated they may play an ...

    Authors: Emerson Soares Veloso, Ivy Nayra Nascimento Gonçalves, Tatiany Luiza Silveira, Fernando Soares Oliveira, Déborah Soares Vieira, Geovanni Dantas Cassali, Helen Lima Del Puerto and Enio Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:24

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  23. Marek’s disease (MD) is caused by the oncogenic Marek’s disease virus (MDV), and is a highly contagious avian infection with a complex underlying pathology that involves lymphoproliferative neoplasm formation....

    Authors: Ke Ding, Zu-Hua Yu, Chuan Yu, Yan-Yan Jia, Lei He, Cheng-Shui Liao, Jing Li, Chun-Jie Zhang, Yin-Ju Li, Ting-Cai Wu, Xiang-Chao Cheng, Zi-Yu Zhou and Zu-Ling Yu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:23

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  24. Ovine footrot caused by Dichelobacter nodosus (D nodosus) is an infectious disease affecting sheep worldwide. Switzerland plans a nationwide footrot eradication program, based on PCR-testing of interdigital swab ...

    Authors: A. F. Kraft, H. Strobel, J. Hilke, A. Steiner and P. Kuhnert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:21

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  25. Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent colonizer of human and several animal species, including dairy cows. It is the most common cause of intramammary infections in dairy cows. Its public health importance increase...

    Authors: Alem Abrha Kalayu, Daniel Asrat Woldetsadik, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Shu-Hua Wang, Wondwossen A. Gebreyes and Tadesse Teferi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:20

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  26. Epidural administration of morphine has been shown to be an effective analgesic strategy in horses; however, the possible occurrence of side effects limits its usage. In order to decrease their frequency, it i...

    Authors: Alessandro Mirra, Jasmin Birras, Sabina Diez Bernal and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:19

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. Cumulating evidence from rodent models points to a pathophysiological role of inflammatory signaling in the epileptic brain with Toll-like receptor-4 signaling acting as one key factor. However, there is an ap...

    Authors: Eva-Lotta von Rüden, Fabio Gualtieri, Katharina Schönhoff, Maria Reiber, Fabio Wolf, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Florian Hansmann, Andrea Tipold and Heidrun Potschka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:18

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  28. Positron emission tomography (PET) is increasingly being used as an imaging modality for clinical and research applications in veterinary medicine. Amyloid PET has become a useful tool for diagnosing Alzheimer...

    Authors: Taesik Yun, Wonguk Lee, Ji-Houn Kang, Mhan-Pyo Yang and Byeong-Teck Kang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:17

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  29. Parasites of the family Spirorchiidae cause disease and mortality in marine and freshwater turtles; two species, Hapalotrema mistroides and Neospirorchis sp., are reported in the resident population of loggerhead...

    Authors: Erica Marchiori, Giorgia Dotto, Cinzia Tessarin, Mario Santoro, Andrea Affuso, Luciano Tarricone, Ludovica Di Renzo, Daniela Freggi, Vincenzoleo Spoto and Federica Marcer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:16

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  30. In Vietnam, lack of animal health information is considered a major challenge for pig production. The main objective of this study was to assess the seroprevalences of five pathogens [porcine circovirus type 2...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, Vuong Nghia Bui, Huyen Xuan Nguyen, Anh Ngoc Bui, Trung Duc Hoang, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Delia Grace Randolph and Barbara Wieland

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:15

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  31. Virus neutralization test (VNT) is widely used for serological survey of classical swine fever (CSF) and efficacy evaluation of CSF vaccines. However, VNT is a time consuming procedure that requires cell cultu...

    Authors: Lihua Wang, Shijiang Mi, Rachel Madera, Llilianne Ganges, Manuel V. Borca, Jingqiang Ren, Chase Cunningham, Ada G. Cino-Ozuna, Hongwei Li, Changchun Tu, Wenjie Gong and Jishu Shi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:14

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  32. Leishmaniasis is a emergent disease characterized by different clinical manifestations in both humans and dogs. Predominant clinical features of cutaneous leishmaniasis are ulcerative painless skin lesions. Se...

    Authors: Rosalia Crupi, Enrico Gugliandolo, Rosalba Siracusa, Daniela Impellizzeri, Marika Cordaro, Rosanna Di Paola, Domenico Britti and Salvatore Cuzzocrea

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:13

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  33. The introduction of rotavirus A vaccination across the developing world has not proved to be as efficacious as first hoped. One cause of vaccine failure may be infection by zoonotic rotaviruses that are very v...

    Authors: Samuel C. B. Stubbs, Osbourne Quaye, Maame Ekua Acquah, Samuel Mawuli Adadey, Iain R. L. Kean, Srishti Gupta and Barbara A. Blacklaws

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:11

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  34. Capacitive resistive electric transfer (CRET), a radiofrequency at 448 kHz, resulted in increased superficial and deep temperature and hemoglobin saturation, faster elimination of metabolic and inflammatory pr...

    Authors: Mireya Becero, Aritz Saitua, David Argüelles, Antonia Lucía Sánchez de Medina, Cristina Castejón-Riber, Cristina Riber and Ana Muñoz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:10

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  35. Bacterial infections are common in postpartum dairy cows. Cortisol level has been observed to increase in dairy cows during peripartum period, and is associated with the endometrial innate immunity against pat...

    Authors: Luying Cui, Yali Wang, Heng Wang, Junsheng Dong, Zixiang Li, Jun Li, Chen Qian and Jianji Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:9

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  36. pUL21 is a conserved protein of Alphaherpesvirinae that performs multiple important functions. The C-terminus of pUL21 in other members of this subfamily has RNA-binding ability; this domain contributes to pseudo...

    Authors: Linjiang Yang, Mingshu Wang, Chunhui Zeng, Yong Shi, Anchun Cheng, Mafeng Liu, Dekang Zhu, Shun Chen, Renyong Jia, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Shaqiu Zhang, Xinxin Zhao, Juan Huang, Yunya Liu, Xumin Ou…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:8

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  37. This study was aimed to investigate the intestinal microbiota in racing pigeons with regard to Enterococcus species distribution, virulence factors and antibiotic susceptibility. Three methods (API, Multiplex sod

    Authors: Beata Dolka, Michał Czopowicz, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Aleksandra Ledwoń and Piotr Szeleszczuk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:7

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  38. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the pathogen of porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) and one of the main pathogens in the global pig industry, which has brought huge economic losses to the pig in...

    Authors: Guanmin Zheng, Qingxia Lu, Fangyu Wang, Guangxu Xing, Hua Feng, Qianyue Jin, Zhenhua Guo, Man Teng, Huifang Hao, Dongliang Li, Xin Wei, Yuhang Zhang, Ruiguang Deng and Gaiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:6

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  39. Cases of colonization or infection caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are frequently reported in people who work with animals, including veterinary personnel. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Katerina Neradova, Vladislav Jakubu, Katarina Pomorska and Helena Zemlickova

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:4

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  40. Pheochromocytoma (PCC) has poor prognosis and adrenalectomy is hard to be performed, in case of caudal vena cava invasion. The long-term administration of phenoxybenzamine in PCC has not been reported in dogs.

    Authors: Ga-Won Lee, Cho-Rong Yoo, Dan Lee and Hee-Myung Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:3

    Content type: Case Report

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  41. Hyperlipidaemia is considered a cause of other diseases that are clinically important and potentially life threatening. Combination of pea and barley as exclusive starch sources is known to interfere with glyc...

    Authors: Fabio Alves Teixeira, Daniela Pedrosa Machado, Juliana Toloi Jeremias, Mariana Ramos Queiroz, Cristiana Ferreira Fonseca Pontieri and Marcio Antonio Brunetto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:2

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  42. Enterobacter hormaechei is commonly considered a causative pathogen for nosocomial infections and it does not usually cause diseases in animals. However, researchers have recently dissociated the pathogenic Enter...

    Authors: Zhicheng Wang, Lisha Duan, Fei Liu, Yun Hu, Chaoliang Leng, Yunchao Kan, Lunguang Yao and Hongfei Shi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:1

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  43. Babesia spp. are important emerging tick-borne protozoan hemoparasites, and pose a great impact on companion animals. Canine babesiosis has been well described worldwide, while felis babesiosis has primarily been...

    Authors: Xue-Lian Zhang, Xiao-Wen Li, Wen-Jun Li, Hui-Lan Huang, Shu-Jian Huang and Jian-Wei Shao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:476

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  44. As usage of digital information and communication technologies continues to grow, the incorporation of telehealth and telemedicine has become a topic of interest in the veterinary industry. Veterinary telemedi...

    Authors: Kylie Watson, Julia Wells, Manoj Sharma, Stanley Robertson, John Dascanio, Jason W. Johnson, Robert E. Davis and Vinayak K. Nahar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:474

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  45. The incidence of human infection and colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) has increased in the recent years. Environmental sources, inclu...

    Authors: Jolanta Kutkowska, Anna Turska-Szewczuk, Marek Kucharczyk, Halina Kucharczyk, Joanna Zalewska and Teresa Urbanik-Sypniewska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:472

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