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  1. Osteoarthritis (OA) affects nearly 20% of all dogs greater than one year of age. Clinical signs include pain, discomfort, lameness, and ultimately lead to disability. Although there is currently no known cure,...

    Authors: Diana M. A. Dewsbury, Keith D. DeDonder, Darrell J. Rezac and Natalia Cernicchiaro

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:394

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  2. Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) is the most important enteric virus infecting canids. It is a rapidly evolving virus; after its emergence in the 1970s, new antigenic variants (called CPV-2a, 2b and 2c) emerge...

    Authors: Mara Battilani, Francesco Modugno, Francesco Mira, Giuseppa Purpari, Santina Di Bella, Annalisa Guercio and Andrea Balboni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:393

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  3. To report the occurrence of choroidal hypoplasia in the Australian Kelpie breed in Poland, the affected dogs testing positive for the Collie Eye Anomaly NHEJ1 gene mutation.

    Authors: Natalia Kucharczyk, Anna Cislo-Pakuluk and Peter Bedford

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:392

    Content type: Case Report

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  4. Food-producing animals can be a vehicle for staphylococcal species as well as their virulence and antimicrobial resistance genes. This work aimed to analyse the diversity of staphylococcal species in food-prod...

    Authors: Olouwafemi Mistourath Mama, Modou Dieng, Bocar Hanne, Laura Ruiz-Ripa, Codou Gueye Mar Diop and Carmen Torres

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:391

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  5. Mammary cancer is a common disease affecting female dogs, where approximately 50% of the cases are malignant. There is a subpopulation of cancer cells with stem cell-like features within the tumour microenviro...

    Authors: Consuelo Serrano, Sofía Guzmán, Jose Ignacio Arias and Cristian Gabriel Torres

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:390

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  6. Classic goose parvovirus (cGPV) causes high mortality and morbidity in goslings and Muscovy ducklings. Novel GPV (N-GPV) causes short beak and dwarfism syndrome (SBDS) in Cherry Valley ducks, Pekin ducks and M...

    Authors: Chunhe Wan, Cuiteng Chen, Longfei Cheng, Rongchang Liu, Shaohua Shi, Guanghua Fu, Hongmei Chen, Qiuling Fu and Yu Huang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:389

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  7. Clinical cases of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a zoonotic gram-positive bacterium, have been reported in many ruminant species, including in cattle, deer, moose and muskoxen. Fatal cases have been repeatedly rep...

    Authors: Ana I. Cubas Atienzar, Priscilla F. Gerber and Tanja Opriessnig

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:388

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  8. Haemorrhagic enteritis (HE) of turkeys was first described in 1937 in the USA, while in Poland it was first diagnosed in 1987. Polish haemorrhagic enteritis virus (HEV) isolates are usually low pathogenic and ...

    Authors: Bartłomiej Tykałowski, Marcin Śmiałek, Andrzej Koncicki, Katarzyna Ognik, Zenon Zduńczyk and Jan Jankowski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:387

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  9. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as well as other platelet-derived products have been used as a potential disease-modifying treatment for musculoskeletal diseases, such as osteoarthritis (OA). The restorative proper...

    Authors: Livia Camargo Garbin, C. Wayne McIlwraith and David D. Frisbie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:386

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  10. Dogs with year-round atopic dermatitis are often sensitized to Dermatophagoides house dust mites (HDM). Storage mites (SM) are known to grow on cereal-rich foods. Tyrophagus SM can exacerbate clinical signs of al...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry and Ralf S. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:385

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  11. Pigmentary keratitis (PK) is commonly recognised in Pugs, but its aetiology is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated features of PK in Pugs in the Unit...

    Authors: S. Maini, R. Everson, C. Dawson, Y. M. Chang, C. Hartley and R. F. Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:384

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  12. Avian leukosis (AL), which is caused by avian leukosis virus (ALV), has led to substantial economic losses in the poultry industry. The kit used to detect all ALV-positive chickens in breeder flocks is very im...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Zhou, Lin Wang, Anning Shen, Xi Shen, Moru Xu, Kun Qian, Hongxia Shao, Yongxiu Yao, Venugopal Nair, Jianqiang Ye and Aijian Qin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:383

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  13. Topical antimicrobials are recommended for first line treatment of surface and superficial infections in dogs. This is especially important given the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistant infections...

    Authors: Rebecca Rafferty, Victoria H. Robinson, Jennifer Harris, Sally A. Argyle and Tim J. Nuttall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:382

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  14. Leishmaniosis, zoonosis that produces significant public health impacts, is caused by Leishmania infantum. Canines are the main domestic reservoir and, besides humans, other species of mammals could be infected w...

    Authors: Taiane Acunha Escobar, Gabriela Dowich, Thália Pacheco dos Santos, Luísa Zuravski, Claudia Acosta Duarte, Irina Lübeck and Vanusa Manfredini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:381

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  15. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) is known as an immune inhibitory receptor that is expressed on activated effector T cells and regulatory T cells. When CTLA-4 binds to CD80 or CD86, immunoinhibitory s...

    Authors: Kei Watari, Satoru Konnai, Naoya Maekawa, Tomohiro Okagawa, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Shiro Murata and Kazuhiko Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:380

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  16. Canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (CIPF) is a progressive interstitial lung disease mainly affecting old West Highland white terriers (WHWTs). The aetiology of CIPF is currently unknown and pathogenesis poo...

    Authors: Elodie Roels, Natali Bauer, Christelle Lecut, Andreas Moritz, André Gothot and Cécile Clercx

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:379

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  17. The objective of this study was to investigate Brucella infection in farm animals in Saham, Oman, with reference to a survey carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (MAF) for Brucellosis during the...

    Authors: Yasmin ElTahir, Anfal Al-Farsi, Waleed Al-Marzooqi, Alghalya Al-Toobi, Osman M. Gaafar, Maryne Jay, Yannick Corde, Shekar Bose, Abeer Al-Hamrashdi, Kaadhia Al-Kharousi, Sunil Rajamony, Muhammed Nadeem Asi, Nasseb Al-Saqri, Rudaina AlBusaidi, Elshafie I Elshafie and Eugene H. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:378

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  18. Streptococcus suis is a prominent pathogen causing septicemia and meningitis in swine and humans. Bacitracin is used widely as a growth promoter in animal feed and to control the spread of necrotic enteritis in m...

    Authors: Jiale Ma, Jin Liu, Yue Zhang, Dan Wang, Runxia Liu, Guangjin Liu, Huochun Yao and Zihao Pan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:377

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  19. Inconsistency of treatment response in cats with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is well recognized. We hypothesized that the difference in response to beta-blockers may be caused by myocardial functio...

    Authors: Ryohei Suzuki, Yohei Mochizuki, Yunosuke Yuchi, Yuyo Yasumura, Takahiro Saito, Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto and Hidekazu Koyama

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:376

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  20. Since 2016, incursions of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4b have caused unprecedented clinical signs and mortality in white-tailed eagles (WTE; Haliaeetus albicilla) across Europ...

    Authors: Megan Marie Lee, Veerle L. B. Jaspers, Mari E. Løseth, Nathalie Briels, Torgeir Nygård, Jan Ove Bustnes and Courtney A. Waugh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:375

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  21. Fowl adenovirus outbreaks have occurred in China since June 2015. This virus is an emerging infectious disease that causes hydropericardium syndrome and inclusion body hepatitis (HPS-IBH), resulting in signifi...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Haiwei Sun, Yunzhang Li, Zhiwei Yang, Jianqiang Ye and Hongjun Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:373

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  22. The stranding events of cetaceans in the Philippines provide opportunities for gathering biological information and specimens, especially from the pelagic forms. As part of an effort to monitor the health of w...

    Authors: Marie Christine M. Obusan, Ren Mark D. Villanueva, Maria Auxilia T. Siringan, Windell L. Rivera and Lemnuel V. Aragones

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:372

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  23. Mycoplasma bovis is a causative agent of disease in cattle causing many clinical conditions. Currently there are no commercial M. bovis vaccines in Europe and treatment is difficult with decreased antimicrobial s...

    Authors: Katarzyna Dudek, Dariusz Bednarek, Roger D. Ayling, Anna Kycko and Michał Reichert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:371

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  24. Caretta caretta is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean, and studies on this species have vastly expanded during recent years, including those investigating gut bacterial and parasitic commun...

    Authors: Antonino Pace, Laura Rinaldi, Davide Ianniello, Luca Borrelli, Giuseppe Cringoli, Alessandro Fioretti, Sandra Hochscheid and Ludovico Dipineto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:370

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  25. Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is an emerging bovine pathogen, leading to significant economic losses in the livestock industry worldwide. Infection can result in a variety of clinical signs, such as arthritis, pneu...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Andersson, Anna Aspán, Henk J. Wisselink, Bregtje Smid, Anne Ridley, Sinikka Pelkonen, Tiina Autio, Klara Tølbøll Lauritsen, Jane Kensø, Patrice Gaurivaud and Florence Tardy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:369

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  26. The obligate intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii causes globally distributed zoonotic Q fever. Ruminant livestock are common reservoirs of C. burnetii. Coxiella burnetii are shed in large numbers in the was...

    Authors: Nataša Knap, Diana Žele, Urška Glinšek Biškup, Tatjana Avšič-Županc and Gorazd Vengušt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:368

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  27. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between plasma β-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA) and conjugated linoleic acid in postpartum Polish Holstein-Friesian (PHF) cows. The experiment was carried o...

    Authors: Kamila Puppel, Marcin Gołębiewski, Paweł Solarczyk, Grzegorz Grodkowski, Jan Slósarz, Małgorzata Kunowska-Slósarz, Marek Balcerak, Tomasz Przysucha, Aleksandra Kalińska and Beata Kuczyńska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:367

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  28. Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite, can infect almost all warm-blooded animals. The aim of the present study was to investigate T. gondii oocyst-driven infection in pigs, chickens...

    Authors: Xiao-Yi Liu, Ze-Dong Wang, Saeed El-Ashram and Quan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:366

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  29. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in sarcomagenesis. Among various factors, activation of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway has been documented being able to target genes associated with ...

    Authors: Cheng-Shun Hsueh, Ching-Ho Wu, Cheng-Hsin Shih, Jason Lih-Seng Yeh, Chian-Ren Jeng, Victor Fei Pang, Hue-Ying Chiou and Hui-Wen Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:365

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  30. Ovariectomy is a common procedure in laboratory rodents used to create a post-menopausal state. Complications including post-surgical abscess are rarely reported, but merit consideration for the health and saf...

    Authors: Victoria E. Eaton, Samuel Pettit, Andrew Elkinson, Karen L. Houseknecht, Tamara E. King and Meghan May

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:364

    Content type: Case Report

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  31. Glucocorticoids, among the most widely utilized drugs in veterinary medicine, are employed to treat a wide variety of diseases; however, their use often induces adverse events in dogs. The efficacy of glucocor...

    Authors: Kosei Yamanaka, Masaru Okuda and Takuya Mizuno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:363

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  32. Tembusu virus (TMUV) usually affects adult ducks, causing a severe drop of egg production. It has also been shown to be pathogenic in commercial Pekin ducklings below 7 weeks of age. Here, we report a TMUV-cau...

    Authors: Te Liang, Xiaoxiao Liu, Shenghua Qu, Junfeng Lv, Lixin Yang and Dabing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:362

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  33. Since most prostatic diseases are associated with the organ’s enlargement, evaluation of prostatic size is a main criterion in the diagnosis of prostatic state of health. While enlargement is a non-uniform pro...

    Authors: Katharina Haverkamp, Lisa Katharina Harder, Nora Sophie Marita Kuhnt, Matthias Lüpke, Ingo Nolte and Patrick Wefstaedt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:361

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  34. Paramphistomosis is a pathogenic disease of domesticated ruminants, causing great economic loss in dairy industry and meat production. It is considered as a neglected tropical disease with highest prevalence t...

    Authors: Saptarshi Roy and Larisha Mawkhlieng Lyndem

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:360

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  35. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is prevalent in dairy cattle in Ethiopia. Currently used diagnostic tools such as the single intradermal comparative tuberculin test (SICTT) are time consuming and labor intensive. A ...

    Authors: Aboma Zewude, Temesgen Mohammed, Lemma Terfassa, W. Garrett Hunt, Xueliang Pan, Joan Miquel Balada-Llasat, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Jordi B. Torrelles, Shu-Hua Wang and Gobena Ameni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:359

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  36. Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent cells, with capacity for self-renewal and differentiation into tissues of mesodermal origin. These cells are possible therapeutic agents for autoimmune disorders, since t...

    Authors: Inês Esteves Dias, Pedro Olivério Pinto, Luís Carlos Barros, Carlos Antunes Viegas, Isabel Ribeiro Dias and Pedro Pires Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:358

    Content type: Review

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  37. Canine and human osteosarcomas (OS) are notably similar and have a high rate of metastasis. There is a poor understanding of the tumor development process, predisposing causes, and varying levels of aggression...

    Authors: Heather Wilson-Robles, Kelli Franks, Roy Pool and Tasha Miller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:357

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  38. There is growing evidence that equine papillomavirus type 2 (EcPV2) infection is causally associated with the development of equine genital squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). Early stages of disease present clin...

    Authors: Anna Sophie Ramsauer, Garrett Louis Wachoski-Dark, Cornel Fraefel, Kurt Tobler, Sabine Brandt, Cameron Greig Knight, Claude Favrot and Paula Grest

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:356

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  39. Mycoleptodiscus indicus is a dematiaceous hyphomycete fungus found on plant leaves. It has been rarely reported as a cause of human or animal disease, possibly because it is difficult to culture and identify from...

    Authors: Grazieli Maboni, Paula Krimer, Rodrigo Baptista, Ana Lorton, Christina Anderson and Susan Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:354

    Content type: Case Report

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  40. Brucella spp. isolation is increasingly reported in cetaceans, although associated pathologies, including lesions of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, are less frequently described. Concerning the nervous ...

    Authors: Eva Sierra, Antonio Fernández, Idaira Felipe-Jiménez, Daniele Zucca, Gabriella Di Francesco, Josué Díaz-Delgado, Simona Sacchini, Miguel A. Rivero and Manuel Arbelo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:353

    Content type: Case Report

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  41. Plant bioactive lipid compounds (PBLC), commonly known as essential oils, are increasingly evaluated as feed additives in ruminants due to beneficial effects on animal performance and health; however, there is...

    Authors: Amlan K. Patra, Sebastian Geiger, Hannah-Sophie Braun and Jörg R. Aschenbach

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:352

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  42. Viral diseases are a matter of great concern for poultry farmers in Pakistan. Multiple common viral respiratory diseases (CVRDs) cause huge economic losses in the poultry industry. The prevalence of CVRDs in m...

    Authors: Sajid Umar, Angélique Teillaud, Hassan Bin Aslam, Jean-Luc Guerin and Mariette F. Ducatez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:351

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  43. The aim of this study was to quantify the seroprevalence of hare treponematosis in European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) populations in the Czech Republic and to test for an association between treponematosis pre...

    Authors: Markéta Nováková, David Najt, Lenka Mikalová, Marcela Kostková, Eliška Vrbová, Michal Strouhal, Annika Posautz, Sascha Knauf and David Šmajs

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:350

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  44. NSAIDs are accepted as the most predictably efficacious medical treatment of the clinical signs of osteoarthritis (OA). The marine-based fatty-acid compound PCSO-524 has been proposed as an adjunctive treatmen...

    Authors: Monchanok Vijarnsorn, Irin Kwananocha, Narudee Kashemsant, Thitichai Jarudecha, Chalermpol Lekcharoensuk, Brian Beale, Bruno Peirone and B. Duncan X. Lascelles

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:349

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  45. Insects in the fish diet are a natural source of protein, fat, and other nutrients. These meals are considered an ecological replacement for fishmeal to improve growth parameters. The application of insect mea...

    Authors: Agata Józefiak, Silvia Nogales-Mérida, Mateusz Rawski, Bartosz Kierończyk and Jan Mazurkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:348

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  46. The original article [1] contains two mistaken instances of the molecule ‘fipronil’ in the results. These should instead have stated ‘firocoxib’.

    Authors: Andrea García de Salazar Alcalá, Lucile Gioda, Alia Dehman and Frederic Beugnet

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:347

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:309

  47. Lameness in dairy cows has been an ongoing concern of great relevance to animal welfare and productivity in modern dairy production. Many studies have examined associations between various factors related to h...

    Authors: Andreas W. Oehm, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer, Anna Rieger, Alexander Stoll and Sonja Hartnack

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:346

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  48. The oral glucose test (OGT) is a useful tool for diagnosing insulin dysregulation (ID) and is somewhat repeatable in ponies under consistent management. This study aimed to determine whether the insulin and in...

    Authors: Danielle M. Fitzgerald, Christopher C. Pollitt, Donald M. Walsh, Martin N. Sillence and Melody A. de Laat

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:345

    Content type: Research article

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