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  1. Research article

    Longitudinal study of Senecavirus a shedding in sows and piglets on a single United States farm during an outbreak of vesicular disease

    The study highlights the shedding pattern of Senecavirus A (SVA) during an outbreak of vesicular disease in a sow farm from the South-central Minnesota, USA. In this study, 34 individual, mixed parity sows wit...

    Steven J. P. Tousignant, Laura Bruner, Jake Schwartz, Fabio Vannucci, Stephanie Rossow and Douglas G. Marthaler

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:277

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  2. Methodology article

    Development and validation of a house finch interleukin-1β (HfIL-1β) ELISA system

    A unique clade of the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG), which causes chronic respiratory disease in poultry, has resulted in annual epidemics of conjunctivitis in North American house finches since the 199...

    Sungwon Kim, Myeongseon Park, Ariel E. Leon, James S. Adelman, Dana M. Hawley and Rami A. Dalloul

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:276

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Critically appraised topic on adverse food reactions of companion animals (4): can we diagnose adverse food reactions in dogs and cats with in vivo or in vitro tests?

    The gold standard to diagnose adverse food reactions (AFRs) in the dog and cat is currently an elimination diet with subsequent provocation trials. However, those trials are inconvenient and client compliance ...

    Ralf S. Mueller and Thierry Olivry

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:275

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  4. Case Report

    Fatal infection in three Grey Slender Lorises (Loris lydekkerianus nordicus) caused by clonally related Trueperella pyogenes

    Trueperella pyogenes is a worldwide known bacterium causing mastitis, abortion and various other pyogenic infections in domestic animals like ruminants and pigs. In this study we repre...

    Samy Nagib, Stefanie P. Glaeser, Tobias Eisenberg, Osama Sammra, Christoph Lämmler, Peter Kämpfer, Nicole Schauerte, Christina Geiger, Ute Kaim, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, André Becker and Amir Abdulmawjood

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:273

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Molecular characterization of bovine tuberculosis strains in two slaughterhouses in Morocco

    Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is caused by Mycobacterium bovis, which belongs to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Mycobacterium bovis have been described to be responsible of most cases of bovine tuberculosis....

    Hind Yahyaoui-Azami, Hamid Aboukhassib, Mohammed Bouslikhane, Jaouad Berrada, Soukaina Rami, Miriam Reinhard, Sebastien Gagneux, Julia Feldmann, Sonia Borrell and Jakob Zinsstag

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:272

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  6. Research article

    An Exploratory Descriptive Study of Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Staphylococcus Spp. Isolated from Horses Presented at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital

    Antimicrobial resistant Staphylococcus are becoming increasingly important in horses because of the zoonotic nature of the pathogens and the associated risks to caregivers and owners. Knowledge of the burden and ...

    James Wabwire Oguttu, Daniel Nenene Qekwana and Agricola Odoi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:269

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Improved yield of canine islet isolation from deceased donors

    Canine diabetes is a strikingly prevalent and growing disease, and yet the standard treatment of a twice-daily insulin injection is both cumbersome to pet owners and only moderately effective. Islet transplant...

    Stephen Harrington, S. Janette Williams, Vern Otte, Sally Barchman, Cheryl Jones, Karthik Ramachandran and Lisa Stehno-Bittel

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:264

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Relative abundance of Mycobacterium bovis molecular types in cattle: a simulation study of potential epidemiological drivers

    The patterns of relative species abundance are commonly studied in ecology and epidemiology to provide insights into underlying dynamical processes. Molecular types (MVLA-types) of Mycobacterium bovis, the causal...

    Hannah Trewby, David M. Wright, Robin A. Skuce, Carl McCormick, Thomas R. Mallon, Eleanor L. Presho, Rowland R. Kao, Daniel T. Haydon and Roman Biek

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:268

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  9. Research article

    An optimized swine dysentery murine model to characterize shedding and clinical disease associated with “Brachyspira hampsonii” infection

    The development of a mouse model as an in vivo pathogenicity screening tool for Brachyspira spp. has advanced the study of these economically important pathogens in recent years. However, none of the murine model...

    Courtney E. Ek, Roman Nosach, Champika Fernando, Yanyun Huang, Jason Byron D.S. Perez, Matheus O. Costa, Samantha Ekanayake, Janet E. Hill and John C.S. Harding

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:261

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Detection and measurement of alpha-amylase in canine saliva and changes after an experimentally induced sympathetic activation

    Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) is considered a biomarker of sympathetic activation in humans, but there is controversy regarding the existence of sAA in dogs. The hypothesis of this study was that sAA exists in ...

    María Dolores Contreras-Aguilar, Fernando Tecles, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Damián Escribano, Luis Jesús Bernal and José Joaquín Cerón

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:266

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  11. Case Report

    Tick-borne encephalitis in a naturally infected sheep

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is the most important viral tick borne zoonosis in Europe. In Germany, about 250 human cases are registered annually, with the highest incidence reported in the last years coming ...

    Brigitte Böhm, Benjamin Schade, Benjamin Bauer, Bernd Hoffmann, Donata Hoffmann, Ute Ziegler, Martin Beer, Christine Klaus, Herbert Weissenböck and Jens Böttcher

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:267

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Evaluation of different diagnostic methods for the detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in boot swabs and liquid manure samples

    Environmental sampling based on boot swabs and/or liquid manure samples is an upcoming strategy for the identification of paratuberculosis (paraTB) positive herds, but only limited data are available regarding...

    Nathalie Hahn, Klaus Failing, Tobias Eisenberg, Karen Schlez, Peter-Michael Zschöck, Karsten Donat, Esra Einax and Heike Köhler

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:259

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  13. Research article

    The whole genomic analysis of orf virus strain HN3/12 isolated from Henan province, central China

    The Orf virus (ORFV) is the causative agent of orf, a globally-occurring, acute, pustular, contagious disease affecting sheep, goats and humans with a worldwide distribution. Currently, the genomic analysis of...

    Huiqin Chen, Wei Li, Zhenzhan Kuang, Daxiang Chen, Xiaoqing Liao, Ming Li, Shuhong Luo and Wenbo Hao

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:260

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  14. Research article

    The effect of dietary bacterial organic selenium on growth performance, antioxidant capacity, and Selenoproteins gene expression in broiler chickens

    Selenium (Se) is an essential trace mineral in broilers, which has several important roles in biological processes. Organic forms of Se are more efficient than inorganic forms and can be produced biologically ...

    A. M. Dalia, T. C. Loh, A. Q. Sazili, M. F. Jahromi and A. A. Samsudin

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:254

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  15. Research article

    Morphology of the snake spectacle reflects its evolutionary adaptation and development

    Covering the eye of all snakes is a transparent integumental structure known as the spectacle. In order to determine variations in spectacle thickness among species, the spectacles of 217 alcohol-preserved mus...

    Mari-Ann Otkjaer Da Silva, Steffen Heegaard, Tobias Wang, Jacob Thorup Gade, Christian Damsgaard and Mads Frost Bertelsen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:258

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Main lesions in the central nervous system of dogs due to Leishmania infantum infection

    Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) is endemic in São Luís Maranhão/Brazil and it leads a varied clinical picture, including neurological signs.

    Weline Lopes Macau, Joicy Cortez de Sá, Ana Patrícia de Carvalho da Silva, Alessandra Lima Rocha, Renata Mondêgo-Oliveira, Fábio Henrique Evangelista de Andrade, Caroline Magalhães Cunha, Kátia da Silva Calabrese and Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:255

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  17. Methodology article

    The effect of storage at ambient temperature on the feline fecal microbiota

    Feline fecal microbiota analyses can potentially be impacted by a variety of factors such as sample preparation, sequencing method and bioinformatics analyses. Another potential influence is changes in the mic...

    Moran Tal, Adronie Verbrugghe, Diego E. Gomez, Charlotte Chau and J. Scott Weese

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:256

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  18. Case Report

    A rare case of acute toxoplasmosis in a stray dog due to infection of T. gondii clonal type I: public health concern in urban settings with stray animals?

    Typing of Toxoplasma gondii strains is important in epidemiological surveys, to understand the distribution and virulence of different clones of the parasite among human and animal populations. Stray dogs can be ...

    Sergio Migliore, Salvatore La Marca, Cristian Stabile, Vincenzo Di Marco Lo Presti and Maria Vitale

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:249

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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