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  1. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae formerly known as Haemophilus pleuropneumoniae, can cause pleuropneumoniae in pigs, which lead to significant mortality. Ceftiofur was the first cephalosporin antibiotic used in an...

    Authors: Da Sun, Kun Mi, Haihong Hao, Shuyu Xie, Dongmei Chen and Lingli Huang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:366

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  2. Several studies indicated that dietary organic selenium (Se) usually absorbed better than an inorganic source, with high retention and bioavailability. Dietary Se as an antioxidant element affects the immune s...

    Authors: A. M. Dalia, T. C. Loh, A. Q. Sazili and A. A. Samsudin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:365

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  3. Gut microbes significantly contribute to nutrient digestion and absorption, intestinal health and immunity, and are essential for the survival and environmental adaptation of wild animals. However, there are fe.....

    Authors: Yan Hua, Heqin Cao, Jiao Wang, Fengping He and Guangshun Jiang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:363

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  4. Pseudorabies (PR) is latent and can persist in infected sows for a long time, and thus, convalescent sows can carry the virus throughout life, causing severe economic losses to farmers and posing a tremendous ...

    Authors: Lang Gong, Qiwei Deng, Runda Xu, Chihai Ji, Heng Wang and Guihong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:358

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  5. Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) for thousands of years; however, there is a lack of definitive evidence for this indication in humans or animals. The aim o...

    Authors: Alice Baker-Meuten, Theresa Wendland, Shelly K. Shamir, Ann M. Hess and Felix Michael Duerr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:357

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  6. Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) develops slowly in aged horses as degeneration of hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons leads to proliferation of pars intermedia (PI) melanotropes through hyperplasia ...

    Authors: Jessica S. Fortin, Matthew J. Benskey, Keith J. Lookingland, Jon S. Patterson, Erin B. Howey, John L. Goudreau and Harold C. Schott II

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:356

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  7. Robenacoxib (Onsior™) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug developed for canine and feline use for the control of pain and inflammation. It is available as both tablets and solution for injection.

    Authors: Mark C. Heit, L. Jay Stallons, Wolfgang Seewald, Caryn M Thompson, Céline E. Toutain, Stephen B. King and Rainer Helbig

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:355

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  8. Neonatal mortality (over the first three weeks of life) is a major concern in canine breeding facilities as an economic and welfare issue. Since low birth weight (LBW) dramatically increases the risk of neonat...

    Authors: Amélie Mugnier, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard, Hanna Mila, Faouzi Lyazrhi, Florine Guiraud, Achraf Adib-Lesaux, Virginie Gaillard, Claude Saegerman and Aurélien Grellet

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:354

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  9. Tumours in mammary glands represent the most common neoplasia in bitches, as in humans. This high incidence results in part from the stimulation of sex hormones on these glands. Among mammary tumours, inflamma...

    Authors: Jéssica Borghesi, Sara Caceres, Lara Carolina Mario, Angela Alonso-Diez, Ana Carolina Silveira Rabelo, Maria J. Illera, Gema Silvan, Maria Angélica Miglino, Phelipe O. Favaron, Ana Claudia O. Carreira and Juan Carlos Illera

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:353

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  10. Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in the mammalian connective tissue and represents approximately 30% of animal protein. The current study evaluated the potential capacity of collagen extract de...

    Authors: Zizy I. Elbialy, Ayman Atiba, Aml Abdelnaby, Ibrahim I. Al-Hawary, Ahmed Elsheshtawy, Hamed A. El-Serehy, Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim, Sabreen E. Fadl and Doaa H. Assar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:352

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  11. Aquatic waterfowl, particularly those in the order Anseriformes and Charadriiformes, are the ecological reservoir of avian influenza viruses (AIVs). Dabbling ducks play a recognized role in the maintenance and tr...

    Authors: Jasmina M. Luczo, Diann J. Prosser, Mary J. Pantin-Jackwood, Alicia M. Berlin and Erica Spackman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:351

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  12. Almost all elderly dogs develop myxomatous mitral valve disease by the end of their life, but the cavalier King Charles spaniel (CKCS) has a heightened susceptibility, frequently resulting in death at a young ...

    Authors: G. R. Markby, V. E. Macrae, B. M. Corcoran and K. M. Summers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:350

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  13. The use of zinc oxide in the form of nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) is of great benefit due to its potent effectiveness and higher bioavailability compared to zinc oxide. This study aimed to investigate the impact of...

    Authors: Sabry Mohamed El-Bahr, Saad Shousha, Ibrahim Albokhadaim, Ahmed Shehab, Wassem Khattab, Omar Ahmed-Farid, Osama El-Garhy, Abdelrahman Abdelgawad, Mehrez El-Naggar, Mahmoud Moustafa, Omnia Badr and Mohammad Shathele

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:349

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  14. Echocardiography is commonly used for assessing cardiac structure and function in various species including non-human primates. A few previous studies reported normal echocardiographic reference intervals of c...

    Authors: Yu Ueda, Laetitia M. M. Duler, Kami J. Elliot, Paul-Michael D. Sosa, Jeffrey A. Roberts and Joshua A. Stern

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:348

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  15. Transportation is necessary to introduce new breeds of goats to the farm and move the adult meat goat from the farm to the slaughterhouse. However, these actions may give rise to transport stress. Heat shock p...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Tian Ye, Yanzhen Yang, Ben Liu and Wenya Zheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:347

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  16. Weaning of goat kids immediately after birth and feeding them on bovine or heat-treated caprine colostrum, referred to as snatching, is considered an effective control measure in some infectious diseases. The ...

    Authors: Michał Czopowicz, Agata Moroz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marcin Mickiewicz, Lucjan Witkowski, Tomasz Nalbert, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Ryszard Puchała, Emilia Bagnicka and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:346

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  17. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an immunosuppressive pathogen with high prevalence rate in pig farms. It has caused serious economic losses to the global pig industry. Due to the rapid mutation of PCV2 str...

    Authors: Yinlan Xu, Jiangang Zheng, Panpan Sun, Jianhua Guo, Xiaozhong Zheng, Yaogui Sun, Kuohai Fan, Wei Yin, Hongquan Li and Na Sun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:345

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  18. Left atrial (LA) function plays an important role in diastolic dysfunction in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) is a technique for assessin...

    Authors: Arisara Kiatsilapanan and Sirilak Disatian Surachetpong

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:344

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  19. Equine endometrosis is a chronic degenerative condition, described as endometrial fibrosis that forms in the stroma, under the basement membrane and around the endometrial glands. The role of lysophosphatidic ...

    Authors: Anna Szóstek-Mioduchowska, Natalia Leciejewska, Beata Zelmańska, Joanna Staszkiewicz-Chodor, Graça Ferreira-Dias and Dariusz Skarzynski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:343

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  20. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) are two important pathogens causing Mycoplasma pneumonia of swine (MPS) and porcine circovirus diseases and porcine circovirus-associated diseas...

    Authors: Yu Tao, Rui Yang, Jianhong Shu, Wenqian Zheng, Jian Chen, Yuehong Wu and Yulong He

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:342

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  21. IgE reactivity to fish allergens in atopic dogs, which are used as models for food allergy, has not been elucidated to date. We investigated IgE reactivity to crude extracts and purified allergens derived from...

    Authors: Ichiro Imanishi, Jumpei Uchiyama, Keijiro Mizukami, Junichi Kamiie, Keigo Kurata, Keita Iyori, Masato Fujimura, Kuniyoshi Shimakura, Koji Nishifuji and Masahiro Sakaguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:341

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  22. The objective of this study was to determine the renal clearance of flunixin and meloxicam in pigs and compare plasma and urine concentrations and tissue residues. Urine clearance is important for livestock sh...

    Authors: Emma Nixon, Travis P. Mays, Patricia A. Routh, James L. Yeatts, Virginia R. Fajt, Thomas Hairgrove and Ronald E. Baynes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:340

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  23. In dogs with congestive heart failure (CHF), the efficacy of torasemide, a loop diuretic, has been demonstrated. However, unlike in dogs and humans little has been described about the use of torasemide in the ...

    Authors: Camille Poissonnier, Sarra Ghazal, Peggy Passavin, Maria-Paz Alvarado, Solène Lefort, Emilie Trehiou-Sechi, Vittorio Saponaro, Alix Barbarino, Julia Delle Cave, Charlie-Rose Marchal, Boris Depré, Etienne Vannucci, Renaud Tissier, Patrick Verwaerde and Valérie Chetboul

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:339

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  24. This study aims to determine the effects of transportation on the nasal microbiota of healthy donkeys using 16S rRNA sequencing.

    Authors: Fuwei Zhao, Guimiao Jiang, Chuanliang Ji, Zhiping Zhang, Weiping Gao, Peixiang Feng, Haijing Li, Min Li, Haibing Liu, Guiqin Liu, Humberto B. Magalhaes and Jianji Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:338

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  25. Chronic and subacute rumen acidosis are economically important in the beef industry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential suitability of the transabdominal ultrasonographic examination of the ru...

    Authors: Enrico Fiore, Vanessa Faillace, Massimo Morgante, Leonardo Armato and Matteo Gianesella

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:337

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  26. Mastitis is the most common health concern plaguing the modern dairy cow and costs dairy producers estimates of two billion dollars annually. Staphylococcus aureus infections are prevalent, displaying varied dise...

    Authors: Ellie J. Putz, Mitchell V. Palmer, Hao Ma, Eduardo Casas, Timothy A. Reinhardt and John D. Lippolis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:336

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. Various types of oral tumors, either benign or malignant, are commonly found in dogs. Since saliva directly contacts the tumors and saliva collection is non-invasive, easily accessible and cost effective, sali...

    Authors: Sekkarin Ploypetch, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Narumon Phaonakrop, Suthathip Kittisenachai, Kantinan Leetanasaksakul, Sirinun Pisamai, Chanin Kalpravidh, Anudep Rungsipipat and Gunnaporn Suriyaphol

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:335

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  28. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a small single-stranded DNA virus and a primary cause of PCV-associated diseases (PCVAD) that result insubstantial economic loss for swine farms. Between 2016 and 2018, PCV2...

    Authors: Seok-Jin Kang, Hyeonjeong Kang, Su-Hwa You, Hye Jeong Lee, Nakhyung Lee, Bang-Hun Hyun and Sang-Ho Cha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:334

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  29. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic disease and has been reported around the world. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the sero-prevalence and phylogenetic analysis of HEV in Vietnam. Pig blood...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, Duy Tung Dao, Vuong Nghia Bui, Ngoc Anh Bui, Thanh Duy Le, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Delia Grace, Krishna K. Thakur and Katsuro Hagiwara

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:333

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  30. The aim of this prospective and complete cross-over study was to evaluate the effects of isoflurane, remifentanil and dexmedetomidine on EEG parameters derived from the Narcotrend® Monitor before and after noc...

    Authors: Jonathan F. Raue, Julia Tünsmeyer and Sabine B. R. Kästner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:332

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  31. Stress is associated with various detrimental changes in physiological health that affect an animal’s quality of life. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic-adreno-medullar (SAM) ax...

    Authors: Yi-Kyeong Jeong, Ye-In Oh, Kun-Ho Song and Kyoung Won Seo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:331

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  32. Bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) is an infectious foot disease found commonly in dairy herds. Foot-trimming is an important husbandry procedure for reducing the ensuing lameness; however, epidemiological, and m...

    Authors: A. V. Gillespie, S. D. Carter, R. W. Blowey, G. J. Staton and N. J. Evans

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:330

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  33. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a viral enteric disease of pigs. It affects all age classes of animals but lethality is mainly seen in suckling piglets. After its first appearance in England in 1971, Porcin...

    Authors: Claudia Karte, Nadine Platje, Johannes Bullermann, Martin Beer, Dirk Höper and Sandra Blome

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:329

    Content type: Case Report

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  34. Infective endocarditis is a rare but severe condition associated with a high mortality rate in small animal patients. This condition is caused by a microbial (most often bacterial) infection of the valvular po...

    Authors: Angela I. Cabrera-García, Franziska Müller, Frauke S. Rödler, Florian Traub and Romy M. Heilmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:328

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  35. Blood profile testing is commonly used to monitor herd health status, diagnose disorders, and predict the risk of diseases in cows and calves, with subsequent optimization the production of dairy herds. By und...

    Authors: Hussein Awad Hussein, Jan-Peter Thurmann and Rudolf Staufenbiel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:327

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  36. Antibiotics are commonly added to livestock feeds in sub-therapeutic doses as growth promoters and for prophylaxis against pathogenic microbes, especially those implicated in diarrhoea. While this practice has...

    Authors: Ibukun M. Famuyide, Folorunso O. Fasina, Jacobus N. Eloff and Lyndy J. McGaw

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:326

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  37. Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is a disease of substantial economic and public health importance particularly in low–income countries. The disease was reported to be endemic in Mbeya Rural and Mbozi distri...

    Authors: Mwemezi L. Kabululu, Helena A. Ngowi, James E. D. Mlangwa, Ernatus M. Mkupasi, Uffe C. Braae, Chiara Trevisan, Angela Colston, Claudia Cordel and Maria V. Johansen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:325

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  38. Mycoplasma (M.) hyopneumoniae, M. hyorhinis and M. hyosynoviae are significant pathogens for the porcine industry worldwide. The aim of the present study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of six k...

    Authors: Rubén S. Rosales, Ana S. Ramírez, María M. Tavío, Carlos Poveda and José B. Poveda

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:324

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  39. Intraosseous epidermoid cyst (IEC) is a rare, non-neoplastic, pathology in animals and humans that most commonly affects the distal phalanx. In dogs, it is important to differentiate this lesion from malignant...

    Authors: Michail Vagias, Joseph P. Cassidy, Cliona Skelly and Ronan A. Mullins

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:323

    Content type: Case Report

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  40. African horse sickness (AHS) is a serious viral disease of equids resulting in the deaths of many equids in sub-Saharan Africa that has been recognized for centuries. This has significant economic impact on th...

    Authors: Marina Rodríguez, Sunitha Joseph, Martin Pfeffer, Rekha Raghavan and Ulrich Wernery

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:322

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  41. In an era of unprecedented socio-ecological changes, managing wildlife health demands high-quality data collection and the engagement of local communities. Blastocerus dichotomus, the largest South American deer,...

    Authors: M. Marcela Orozco, Hernán D. Argibay, Leonardo Minatel, Eliana C. Guillemi, Yanina Berra, Andrea Schapira, Dante Di Nucci, Andrea Marcos, Fernanda Lois, Martín Falzone and Marisa D. Farber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:321

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  42. Mastitis is the most common disease in dairy cattle and the costliest for the dairy farming industry, as it lowers milk yield and quality. Mastitis occurs as a result of interactions between microorganisms and...

    Authors: M. Zalewska, E. Kawecka-Grochocka, D. Słoniewska, E. Kościuczuk, S. Marczak, W. Jarmuż, L. Zwierzchowski and E. Bagnicka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:320

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  43. The global prevalence of economic primary infection of poultry by H9N2 virus, including the Lineage A, panzootic group ME1, and associated with secondary infection by Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG), is alarming to...

    Authors: Taha Kumosani, Soonham Yaghmoor, Wesam H. Abdulaal and Elie Barbour

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:319

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  44. Carbofuran is a widely used broad-spectrum pesticide that, despite strict regulation and being banned for more than a decade, is still encountered in cases of intentional poisoning in dogs and wildlife. The ob...

    Authors: Dalma Pivariu, Adrian-Nechita Oros, Flaviu Tabaran, Adrian Gal, Cristian Martonos and Andras-Laszlo Nagy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:318

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  45. The gram-negative Coxiella burnetii bacterium is the pathogen that causes Q fever. The bacterium is transmitted to animals via ticks, and manure, air, dead infected animals, etc. and can cause infection in domest...

    Authors: Jun Ni, Hanliang Lin, Xiaofeng Xu, Qiaoyun Ren, Malike Aizezi, Jin Luo, Yi Luo, Zhan Ma, Ze Chen, Yangchun Tan, Junhui Guo, Wenge Liu, Zhiqiang Qu, Zegong Wu, Jinming Wang, Youquan Li…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:317

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  46. African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious transboundary animal disease which causes high mortality, approaching 100% in domestic pigs and it is currently considered as the most serious constraint to domestic ...

    Authors: J. N. Hakizimana, G. Kamwendo, J. L. C. Chulu, O. Kamana, H. J. Nauwynck and G. Misinzo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:316

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  47. Coxiella burnetii causes Q fever, a zoonotic bacterial disease with a multi-host cycle and reservoirs in wild and domestic animal species. Q fever has a significant impact on the Australian public health and econ...

    Authors: Charles Caraguel, Sarah Bassett, David González-Barrio, Peter Elsworth and Anne-Lise Chaber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:315

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  48. The case report describes a rare congenital anomaly, crossed fused renal ectopia (CFRE), with coexistence of two other abnormalities – atypical portal vein and coccygeal vertebrae malformation in a domestic ca...

    Authors: Mateusz Hebel, Jakub Jędrzej Ruszkowski, Elżbieta Giza and Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:314

    Content type: Case Report

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  49. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the main causative agent of porcine circovirus diseases (PCVDs) which causes huge yearly economic losses in the swine industry. Capsid protein (Cap) is the major structural ...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Yunchao Liu, Hua Feng, Baolei Zhao, Yumei Chen, Huimin Huang, Pan Wang, Ruiguang Deng and Gaiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:313

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  50. Captive and free-ranging wild mammals have been recognized as potential reservoirs of Leishmania infantum infection. The aim of this study was to describe the first clinical case of leishmaniosis in the Eurasian ...

    Authors: Ana Cantos-Barreda, Ricardo Navarro, Luis Pardo-Marín, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Elena Ortega, José J. Cerón, Fernando Tecles and Damián Escribano

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:312

    Content type: Case Report

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