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  1. Content type: Research article

    Asian Openbills, Anastomus oscitans, have long been known to migrate from South to Southeast Asia for breeding and nesting. In Thailand, the first outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infecti...

    Authors: Parntep Ratanakorn, Sarin Suwanpakdee, Witthawat Wiriyarat, Krairat Eiamampai, Kridsada Chaichoune, Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Ladawan Sariya and Pilaipan Puthavathana

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:349

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    In the field of diabetes research, many studies on cell therapy have been conducted using mesenchymal stem cells. This research was intended to shed light on the influence of canine adipose-tissue-derived mese...

    Authors: Hyeon-Jin Kim, Qiang Li, Woo-Jin Song, Hye-Mi Yang, Su-Yeon Kim, Sang-Chul Park, Jin-Ok Ahn and Hwa-Young Youn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:351

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    Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and Canine Parvovirus (CPV) lead to infections with high mortality rates in dogs. These viruses affect unvaccinated dogs or dogs with incomplete vaccination protocols. Vaccination ...

    Authors: Beatriz Vila Nova, Eva Cunha, Nuno Sepúlveda, Manuela Oliveira, Berta São Braz, Luis Tavares, Virgílio Almeida and Solange Gil

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:348

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    Avoidance of antigenic stimuli was found to significantly reverse airway obstruction of horses with severe equine asthma (sEA). To date, no published study investigated the influence of steaming hay on lower a...

    Authors: Marie Orard, Erika Hue, Anne Couroucé, Céline Bizon-Mercier, Marie-Pierre Toquet, Meriel Moore-Colyer, Laurent Couëtil, Stéphane Pronost, Romain Paillot, Magali Demoor and Eric A. Richard

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:345

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    Because antibiotic use in livestock is assumed to contribute to the emerging public health crisis of antibiotic resistance, alternatives are required. Phytogenic additives are extensively studied due to their ...

    Authors: Tobias Gräber, Holger Kluge, Sebastian Granica, Gert Horn, Jutta Kalbitz, Corinna Brandsch, Antje Breitenstein, Christine Brütting and Gabriele I. Stangl

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:346

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    Chicken anemia virus (CAV), avian reovirus (ARV), infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), Marek’s disease virus (MDV) and reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) all cause immunosuppressive disease in birds through ...

    Authors: Feng Cong, Yujun Zhu, Jing Wang, Yuexiao Lian, Xiangnan Liu, Li Xiao, Ren Huang, Yu Zhang, Meili Chen and Pengju Guo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:347

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    More information on brucellosis epidemiology in Bactrian camels is needed due to their growing economic and livelihood importance for herders and renewed efforts in Mongolia to eliminate brucellosis through ma...

    Authors: Chimedtseren Bayasgalan, Tungalag Chultemdorj, Felix Roth, Jakob Zinsstag, Jan Hattendorf, Battsetseg Badmaa, Bayanzul Argamjav and Esther Schelling

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:342

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Streptococcus agalactiae is pathogenic for both animals and humans. In dairy cattle it commonly causes mastitis, with great economic losses, and there is scientific evidence of mastitis, caseous lymphadenitis, co...

    Authors: Alexander Tavella, Astrid Bettini, Monia Cocchi, Ilda Idrizi, Stefano Colorio, Laura Viel, Claudia Zanardello and Patrik Zanolari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:343

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    Border disease virus (BDV) is a pestivirus responsible for significant economic losses in sheep industry. The present study was conducted between 2015 and 2016 to determine the flock seroprevalence of the dise...

    Authors: Naouel Feknous, Jean-Baptiste Hanon, Marylène Tignon, Hamza Khaled, Abdallah Bouyoucef and Brigitte Cay

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:339

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    Carriage of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens by food production animals is one of many contributors to treatment failure in health care settings, and it necessitates an integrated approach to investiga...

    Authors: Kuastros Mekonnen Belaynehe, Seung Won Shin and Han Sang Yoo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:340

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    Avian coccidiosis is often caused by co-infection with several species of Eimeria worldwide. Developing a multivalent vaccine with an antigen common to multiple Eimeria species is a promising strategy for control...

    Authors: Jianhua Liu, Lianrui Liu, Lingjuan Li, Di Tian, Wenyu Li, Lixin Xu, Ruofeng Yan, Xiangrui Li and Xiaokai Song

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:337

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    Many reports describe the cutaneous signs of adverse food reactions (AFR) in the dog and cat. However, various non-cutaneous clinical signs are less well described. Our objective was to systematically evaluate...

    Authors: Ralf S. Mueller and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:341

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Paralytic form of rabies is frequent in cattle in Latin America, but it is uncommon in goats. There are few clinical reports on furious rabies affecting goats, and the sporadic cases of rabid goats from survei...

    Authors: Igor Louzada Moreira, Davi Emanuel Ribeiro de Sousa, Jair Alves Ferreira-Junior, Márcio Botelho de Castro, Tayná Cardim Morais Fino, José Renato Junqueira Borges, Benito Soto-Blanco and Antonio Carlos Lopes Câmara

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:338

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, Fasciola hepatica infection causes high production losses in the livestock industry. Recently, studies have analyzed the association between measurements of F. hepatica infection intensity and herd man...

    Authors: Amilcar Arenal, Yipsi García, Lídice Quesada, Dayamis Velázquez, Diamela Sánchez, Mayelin Peña, Asnaldo Suárez, Arnielis Díaz, Yuliet Sánchez, Stijn Casaert, Jan van Dijk, Jozef Vercruysse and Johannes Charlier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:336

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Surgical sterilization of cats is one of the most commonly performed procedures in veterinary practice and it can be accomplished by two different techniques: ovariohysterectomy (OVH) or ovariectomy (OVE). Alt...

    Authors: Marco Aurélio A. Pereira, Lucas A. Gonçalves, Marina C. Evangelista, Rosana S. Thurler, Karina D. Campos, Maira R. Formenton, Geni C. F. Patricio, Julia M. Matera, Aline M. Ambrósio and Denise T. Fantoni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:335

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    Postpartum dysgalactia syndrome (PDS) in sows is difficult to diagnose and the pathogenesis is obscure. Hormonal changes related to the disease are often difficult to distinguish from those found in the normal...

    Authors: Marianne Kaiser, Stine Jacobsen, Pia Haubro Andersen, Poul Bækbo, José Joaquin Cerón, Jan Dahl, Damián Escribano, Peter Kappel Theil and Magdalena Jacobson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:334

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    The porcine brain is gyrencephalic with similar gray and white matter composition and size more comparable to the human rather than the rodent brain; however, there is lack of information about neural progenit...

    Authors: Eunhye Kim, Seon-Ung Hwang, Junchul David Yoon, Hyunggee Kim, Gabsang Lee and Sang-Hwan Hyun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:331

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Surgical treatment of ovarian remnant syndrome (ORS) in dogs usually necessitates large celiotomies and considerable manipulation of organs because of the relatively deep position of ovarian remnant tissue, la...

    Authors: Sebastiaan A. van Nimwegen, Bart Van Goethem, Jeffrey de Gier and Jolle Kirpensteijn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:333

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    Multi-drug resistant bacteria are an increasing concern in both human and veterinary medicine. Inappropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics within veterinary medicine may be a contributory factor to antimi...

    Authors: C. King, M. Smith, K. Currie, A. Dickson, F. Smith, M. Davis and P. Flowers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:332

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    In this work, we report an electrochemical biosensor for the detection of anti-hemagglutinin antibodies against the swine virus H1N1 present in mice sera immunized with mixture of His6-H1 HA in monomeric and olig...

    Authors: Edyta Mikuła, Cristiane Erdmann Silva, Edyta Kopera, Konrad Zdanowski, Jerzy Radecki and Hanna Radecka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:328

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The need for bone graft substitutes including those being developed to be applied together with new strategies of bone regeneration such as tissue engineering and cell-based approaches is growing. No large ani...

    Authors: James C. Ferguson, Stefan Tangl, Dirk Barnewitz, Antje Genzel, Patrick Heimel, Veronika Hruschka, Heinz Redl and Thomas Nau

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:330

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Objective of this study is a feasibility-test comparing hock- and footpad-injection in rats with inoculated MatLyLu - adenocarcinoma tumor model. This study compares the development of an adenocarcinoma model ...

    Authors: Henning Richter, Agnieszka Karol, Katja Nuss, Aymone Lenisa, Erika Bruellmann, Stella-Saphira Maudens, Heinrich Hoffmann, Brigitte von Rechenberg and Patrick R. Kircher

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:327

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Haemophilus (Glässerella) parasuis is the etiological agent of Glässer’s disease in pigs. Control of this disorder has been traditionally based on bacterins. The search for alternative vaccines has focused mainly...

    Authors: Álvaro Álvarez-Estrada, César B. Gutiérrez-Martín, Elías F. Rodríguez-Ferri and Sonia Martínez-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:326

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  24. Content type: Research article

    India has the largest Buffalo population in the world, with every household in rural India owning buffaloes depending upon daily milk requirement – dairy farmers can own between 10 to 70 buffaloes. The health ...

    Authors: Nimita Kant, Parul Kulshreshtha, Rashmi Singh, Anuradha Mal, Amita Dwivedi, Riya Ahuja, Rinkle Mehra, Mohit Tehlan, Paritosh Ahmed, Shilpa Kaushik, Shipra, Shashikant Kumar, Aas Mohammad, Shrikrishn Shukla, Damini Singh and Rakesh Bhatnagar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:329

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  25. Content type: Research article

    A short period of overfeeding can lead to severe hepatic steatosis in the goose, which is physiological, suggesting that geese, as a descendent of a migrating ancestor, may have evolutionally developed a uniqu...

    Authors: Long Liu, Qian Wang, Qianqian Wang, Xing Zhao, Pan Zhao, Tuoyu Geng and Daoqing Gong

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:325

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are among the leading bacterial causes of bovine mastitis in many dairy-producing countries. Among the challenges associated with the specific diagnosis of CoNS infectio...

    Authors: Tracy Schmidt, Marleen M. Kock and Marthie M. Ehlers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:324

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Lawsonia intracellularis is one of the world’s most important infectious diseases in pork production with regard to economic losses. So far, studies are missing that describe the effects of a natural infection of...

    Authors: Christian Visscher, Jasmin Mischok, Saara Sander, Marion Schmicke, Eva-Ursula Peitzmeier, Isabel von dem Busche, Karl Rohn and Josef Kamphues

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:323

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  28. Content type: Research article

    First identified in the United States in 2016, porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) is a newly emerging porcine circovirus exhibiting a wide range of clinical syndromes, which may be associated with the pathogenic...

    Authors: Zhuo Ha, Chang-zhan Xie, Jin-feng Li, Shu-bo Wen, Ke-long Zhang, Fu-long Nan, He Zhang, Ying-cheng Guo, Wei Wang, Hui-jun Lu and Ning-yi Jin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:321

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Heart rate variability (HRV) parameters, and especially RMSSD (root mean squared successive differences in RR interval), could distinguish atrial fibrillation (AF) from sinus rhythm(SR) in horses, as was demon...

    Authors: B. Broux, D. De Clercq, L. Vera, S. Ven, P. Deprez, A. Decloedt and G. van Loon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:320

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to optimize the dosage regimen of tylosin against S.suis in Pigs using pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling. The antibacterial activity of tylosin against S.suis CVCC606 was ...

    Authors: Lingli Huang, Haiyang Zhang, Mei Li, Ijaz Ahmad, Yulian Wang and Zonghui Yuan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:319

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  31. Content type: Methodology article

    Distinguishing between meningeal-based and intra-axial lesions by means of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings may occasionally be challenging. Meningiomas and gliomas account for most of the total primar...

    Authors: Tommaso Banzato, Marco Bernardini, Giunio B. Cherubini and Alessandro Zotti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:317

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Cleft palate is a birth defect characterized by a lack of fusion between structures forming the palate. Causes include a multitude of factors, both genetic and environmental. Computed tomography (CT) is widely...

    Authors: Filip Pankowski, Sławomir Paśko, Andrzej Max, Bartłomiej Szal, Małgorzata Dzierzęcka, Joanna Gruszczyńska, Paweł Szaro, Marek Gołębiowski and Bartłomiej Jan Bartyzel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:316

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus causes significant economic losses in cattle. BVDV has high genomic diversity, with two species, BVDV-1 and BVDV-2, and at least twenty-one subgenotypes for BVDV-1 and four subgenotype...

    Authors: Astrid Donoso, Felipe Inostroza, María Celedón and José Pizarro-Lucero

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:314

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Surveillance and characterization of pig enteric viruses such as transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), rotavirus, astrovirus (PAstV), sapovirus (PSaV), kobuvirus a...

    Authors: Slavomira Salamunova, Anna Jackova, Rene Mandelik, Jaroslav Novotny, Michaela Vlasakova and Stefan Vilcek

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:313

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan that can infect humans and other animals, including cattle. Cattle are one of the world’s main sources of meat, and people who consume raw or undercooked meat and m...

    Authors: Hui Dong, Yao Yao Lu, Rui Jing Su, Ying Hua Wang, Meng Yao Wang, Yi Bao Jiang and Yu Rong Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:315

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Prevention of Lyme disease in dogs in North America depends on effective vaccination against infection by the tick vector-born spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Most vaccines effectively prevent spirochete transmi...

    Authors: Deborah A Grosenbaugh, Karelle De Luca, Pierre-Yves Durand, Bradley Feilmeier, Kristopher DeWitt, Cecile Sigoillot-Claude, Marie-Line Sajous, Michael J Day and Frederic David

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:312

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is characterized by a ruminal pH depression, and microbiota can also be affected by a higher acidity and/or dietary changes. Previous studies have revealed similar patterns in ...

    Authors: Yo-Han Kim, Rie Nagata, Akira Ohkubo, Natsuki Ohtani, Shiro Kushibiki, Toshihiro Ichijo and Shigeru Sato

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:310

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Ovarian cancer is diagnosed clinically by detecting ovarian cancer-related factors and markers. Here, we report a case of giant panda ovarian tumor metastasis with a combination of clinical and histopathologic...

    Authors: Qi Gao, Chengdong Wang, Desheng Li, Hemin Zhang, Linhua Deng, Caiwu Li and Zhengli Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:311

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Melanomas are rare in cats. The eye is the most commonly involved site, whereas few data are available about feline non-ocular melanomas (NOMs). Ki-67 thresholds with prognostic relevance have been established...

    Authors: Silvia Sabattini, Andrea Renzi, Francesco Albanese, Marco Fantinati, Antonella Rigillo, Francesca Abramo, Raimondo Tornago, Giovanni Tortorella, Maria Massaro, Teresa Bruna Pagano, Julia Buchholz and Giuliano Bettini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:309

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Low-grade alimentary lymphoma (LGAL) is characterised by the infiltration of neoplastic T-lymphocytes, typically in the small intestine. The incidence of LGAL has increased over the last ten years and it is no...

    Authors: Mathieu V Paulin, Lucile Couronné, Jérémy Beguin, Sophie Le Poder, Maxence Delverdier, Marie-Odile Semin, Julie Bruneau, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, Georgia Malamut, Christophe Cellier, Ghita Benchekroun, Laurent Tiret, Alexander J German, Olivier Hermine and Valérie Freiche

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:306

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Otitis externa is a common problem in small animal practice. Compliance with daily treatment is a major cause of treatment failure. The hypothesis tested is that a novel otic gel applied to the ear canal twice...

    Authors: S B King, K P Doucette, W Seewald and S L Forster

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:307

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) detection is rapidly increasing in microbial specimens from pets across Europe. MRSP has also been isolated from bitches and newborns in dog...

    Authors: Michela Corrò, Joakim Skarin, Stefan Börjesson and Ada Rota

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:308

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  43. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby the respective legends of Figs. 2 and 3 were mistakenly interchanged. This error has now been amended.

    Authors: Arianne Pontes Oriá, Miriam Flores Rebouças, Emanoel Martins Filho, Francisco de Assis Dórea Neto, Ana Cláudia Raposo and Lionel Sebbag

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:305

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:269

  44. Content type: Research article

    Buprenorphine is a potent lipophilic opioid analgesic that is largely used in the multimodal treatment of acute pain. Simbadol (buprenorphine hydrochloride) is the first and only FDA-approved high-concentratio...

    Authors: Ryota Watanabe, Beatriz P. Monteiro, Marina C. Evangelista, Amélie Castonguay, Daniel Edge and Paulo V. Steagall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:304

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  45. Content type: Research article

    In the host immune system, perforin is a cytotoxic effector molecule that eliminate virus-infected and malignant cells. Moreover, some recent studies also imply the involvement of perforin in antibacterial imm...

    Authors: Ting Li, Lei Wang, Yonghuan Zhang, Xinyi Guo, Xinze Chen, Fumiao Zhang, Guiwen Yang, Wujun Wen and Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:299

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In order to ensure sustainability of aquaculture production of carnivourous fish species such as the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata, L.), the impact of the inclusion of alternative protein sources to fishmeal, ...

    Authors: Guillem Estruch, Maria Carmen Collado, Raquel Monge-Ortiz, Ana Tomás-Vidal, Miguel Jover-Cerdá, David S Peñaranda, Gaspar Pérez Martínez and Silvia Martínez-Llorens

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:302

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for large numbers of hospital-related and community-acquired infections. In this study, we investigated the presence of S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in...

    Authors: M. M. Rahman, K. B. Amin, S. M. M. Rahman, A. Khair, M. Rahman, A. Hossain, A. K. M. A. Rahman, M. S. Parvez, N. Miura and M. M. Alam

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:300

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  48. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby the leftmost graph in Fig. 1A mistakenly had its x-axis labelled as ‘CFST’; this has now been corrected to ‘CFSE’.

    Authors: Chen Yuan, En Zhang, Lulu Huang, Jialu Wang and Qian Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:303

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:239