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  1. Adenomyosis is a uterine dysfunction defined as the presence of endometrial glands within the myometrium. There is evidence that proangiogenic factors may play a role during the development of adenomyosis; how...

    Authors: Martyna Lupicka, Anna Zadroga, Agata Szczepańska and Anna Justyna Korzekwa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:473

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  2. Porcine astroviruses (PAstVs) are common in pigs worldwide. There are five distinct lineages with each lineage representing a different ancestral origin. Recently, multiple reports have demonstrated the eviden...

    Authors: Yifeng Qin, Qingli Fang, Xunjie Li, Fakai Li, Huan Liu, Zuzhang Wei, Kang Ouyang, Ying Chen and Weijian Huang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:471

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  3. In China, large-scale outbreaks of severe diarrhea caused by viruses have occurred in pigs since late 2010. To investigate the prevalence and genetic evolution of diarrhea-associated viruses responsible for th...

    Authors: Fanfan Zhang, Suxian Luo, Jun Gu, Zhiquan Li, Kai Li, Weifeng Yuan, Yu Ye, Hao Li, Zhen Ding, Deping Song and Yuxin Tang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:470

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  4. Overgrazing is a primary contributor to severe reduction in forage quality and production in Inner Mongolia, leading to extensive ecosystem degradation, sheep health impairment and growth performance reduction...

    Authors: Jize Zhang, Yang Gao, Huiqin Guo, Yong Ding and Weibo Ren

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:469

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  5. Horses that undergo surgery for treatment of primary large colon disease have been reported to be at increased risk of developing recurrent colic episodes postoperatively. The reasons for this are currently un...

    Authors: Shebl E. Salem, Thomas W. Maddox, Philipp Antczak, Julian M. Ketley, Nicola J. Williams and Debra C. Archer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:468

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  6. Listeria monocytogenes is a promising therapeutic vaccine vector for cancer immunotherapy. Although highly attenuated, three cases of systemic listeriosis have been reported in people following treatment with Lis...

    Authors: Margaret L. Musser, Erika P. Berger, Cameron Parsons, Sophia Kathariou and Chad M. Johannes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:467

    Content type: Case Report

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  7. In the last few decades, Romania has been considered one of the European countries most affected by animal rabies, but a combination of oral rabies vaccination (ORV) campaigns in foxes alongside mandatory vacc...

    Authors: Mihaela Anca Dascalu, Marine Wasniewski, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Alexandre Servat, Florentina Daraban Bocaneti, Oana Irina Tanase, Elena Velescu and Florence Cliquet

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:466

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  8. Despite being one of the major causes of infertility in mares, the mechanisms responsible for equine endometrosis are still unclear and controversial. In the last few years, many investigations focused on loca...

    Authors: M. Crociati, S. Capomaccio, M. T. Mandara, G. Stradaioli, L. Sylla, M. Monaci and K. Cappelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:465

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  9. Although keeping small poultry flocks is increasingly popular in Ontario, information on the antimicrobial susceptibility of enteric bacteria of such flocks is lacking. The current study was conducted on small...

    Authors: Csaba Varga, Michele T. Guerin, Marina L. Brash, Durda Slavic, Patrick Boerlin and Leonardo Susta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:464

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  10. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a major equine acute phase protein and of great value in detection and monitoring of inflammation. A new immunoturbidometric assay based on monoclonal antibodies (VET-SAA, Eiken Chemic...

    Authors: Stine Jacobsen, Anne Mette Vinther, Mads Kjelgaard-Hansen and Lise Nikolic Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:462

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  11. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare abdominal disease; that occasionally occurs congenitally in younger calves. Cytologic examination of peritoneal effusion (PE) was utilized to diagnose this disease, and was no...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Morita, Sadamu Sugiyama, Takeshi Tsuka, Yoshiharu Okamoto, Takehito Morita, Yuji Sunden and Takashi Takeuchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:461

    Content type: Case Report

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  12. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a serious viral infection in cats. FeLV is found in some tissues, such as spleen, lymph nodes and epithelial tissues. However, there is controversy about the organ in which the ...

    Authors: Mehdi Abdollahi-Pirbazari, Shahram Jamshidi, Seyed Mahdi Nassiri and Mohamad Zamani-Ahmadmahmudi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:460

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  13. Inflammatory pseudotumours (IPTs) are distinctive lesions consisting of myofibroblastic spindle cells and a variety of inflammatory cells. The aetiology of IPTs is unknown. Reports of IPTs in veterinary medici...

    Authors: Masamichi Yamashita, Tomohiro Osaki, Yusuke Murahata, Yuji Sunden, Rinko Morita, Tomohiro Imagawa and Yoshiharu Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:459

    Content type: Case Report

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  14. Melioidosis is a tropical infectious disease which is being increasingly recognised throughout the globe. Infection occurs in humans and animals, typically through direct exposure to soil or water containing t...

    Authors: Audrey Rachlin, Cathy Shilton, Jessica R. Webb, Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Mariana Kleinecke, Vanessa Rigas, Suresh Benedict, Ian Gurry and Bart J. Currie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:458

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  15. Milk sialylated oligosaccharides (SOS) play crucial roles in many biological processes. The most abundant free SOS in goat’s milk are 3’sialyllactose (3′-SL), 6’sialyllactose (6′-SL) and disialyllactose (DSL)....

    Authors: Alessandra Crisà, Salvatore Claps, Bianca Moioli and Cinzia Marchitelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:457

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  16. Salmonella is one of the most important foodborne pathogens, causing outbreaks of human salmonellosis worldwide. Owing to large scales of consumption markets, pork and poultry that contaminated by Salmonella coul...

    Authors: Tingting Chen, Jiali Jiang, Chao Ye, Jianhua Xie, Xia Chen, Dongyi Xu, Zheng Zeng, Yuanyi Peng, Dong-Liang Hu and Rendong Fang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:456

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  17. The threat of poultry-origin H6 avian influenza viruses to human health emphasizes the importance of monitoring their evolution. South Africa’s H6N2 epidemic in chickens began in 2001 and two co-circulating an...

    Authors: Celia Abolnik, Christine Strydom, Dionne Linda Rauff, Daniel Barend Rudolph Wandrag and Deryn Petty

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:455

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  18. Articular osteochondrosis follows a dynamic development pattern. Lesions arise, in incidence peaks compatible with failure of cartilage canal vessels during incorporation into bone, and can also resolve. Lesio...

    Authors: Kristin Olstad, Bjørn Wormstrand, Jørgen Kongsro and Eli Grindflek

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:454

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  19. Assessment of the efficacy of a multi-agent chemotherapy protocol in which cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP) are administered in canine lymphoma is generally performed by physica...

    Authors: Amadeo M. Parissenti, Laura B. Pritzker, Baoqing Guo, Rashmi Narendrula, Shirly Xiaohui Wang, Lin Laura Lin, Jingchun Pei, Karolina Skowronski, Dorothee Bienzle, J. Paul Woods, Kenneth P. H. Pritzker and Brenda L. Coomber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:453

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  20. Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a viral disease of major economic importance on small ruminants. Goats are usually known to be more susceptible to the disease. Infection chronology, virus circulation, and ...

    Authors: Z. Bamouh, F. Fakri, M. Jazouli, N. Safini, K. Omari Tadlaoui and M. Elharrak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:452

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  21. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides (Mmm) is an important disease of cattle that causes serious economic losses. With the known effectiveness of new generati...

    Authors: Geoffrey Muuka, Beatrice Otina, Hezron Wesonga, Benson Bowa, Nimmo Gicheru, Kristin Stuke, E. Jane Poole, Jeremy Salt and Angie Colston

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:451

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  22. Negative energy balance during the transition period is a concern for both conventional and certified organic dairy systems. During early lactation, supplemental strategies are used to cope with nutrient defic...

    Authors: Diego Manriquez, Liang Chen, Pedro Melendez and Pablo Pinedo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:450

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  23. Optimal treatment and prudent use of antimicrobials for pigs is imperative to secure animal health and prevent development of critical resistance. An important step in this one-health context is to monitor res...

    Authors: I. Holmer, C. M. Salomonsen, S. E. Jorsal, L. B. Astrup, V. F. Jensen, B. Borck Høg and K. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:449

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  24. Streptococcus suis is a major swine pathogen causing arthritis, meningitis and sudden death in post-weaning piglets and is also a zoonotic agent. S. suis comprises 35 different serotypes of which the serotype 2 i...

    Authors: Audrey Dumesnil, Léa Martelet, Daniel Grenier, Jean-Philippe Auger, Josée Harel, Eric Nadeau and Marcelo Gottschalk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:448

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  25. Avian leukosis viruses (ALVs) are important contagious suppressive factors of chicken immunity and growth performance, resulted in enormous economic loss. Although virus eradication programs are applied in bre...

    Authors: Yukun Zeng, Zuxin Gong, Binbin Wu, Wenchao Guan, Shenyi Yu, Yajuan An, Rongbin Lu, Jinrong Zhao, Yijian Wu, Yifan Huang and Xiaoping Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:447

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  26. Leishmaniosis, a disease caused by pathogenic Leishmania parasites, remains an unresolved health problem in the New World and the Old World. It is well known that lizards can be infected by a subgenus of Leishman...

    Authors: Jun-Rong Zhang, Xian-Guang Guo, Han Chen, Jin-Long Liu, Xiong Gong, Da-Li Chen and Jian-Ping Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:446

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  27. Oral vaccination with Mycobacterium bovis Bacille of Calmette and Guerin (BCG) has provided protection against M. bovis to badgers both experimentally and in the field. There is also evidence suggesting that the ...

    Authors: Sandrine Lesellier, Maria-Laura Boschiroli, Jacques Barrat, Christoph Wanke, Francisco J. Salguero, Waldo L. Garcia-Jimenez, Alex Nunez, Ana Godinho, John Spiropoulos, Simonette Palmer, Dipesh Dave, Paul Anderson, Jean-Marc Boucher, Krystel de Cruz, Sylvie Henault, Lorraine Michelet…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:445

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  28. Escherichia coli O157 is a bacterial pathogen associated with severe disease in humans for which cattle are an important reservoir of infection. The identification of possible risk factors for infection in cattle...

    Authors: Madeleine K. Henry, Catherine M. McCann, Roger W. Humphry, Mair Morgan, Alice Willett, Judith Evans, George J. Gunn and Sue C. Tongue

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:444

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  29. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the possible conditions underlying ocular surface disorders (OSD). Prevalence of MGD in dogs affected by OSD has not yet been reported. We aimed to evaluate the prev...

    Authors: Marta Viñas, Federica Maggio, Nunzio D’Anna, Roberto Rabozzi and Claudio Peruccio

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:443

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  30. In the past years, it became apparent that health status and performance differ considerably within dairy farms in Northern Germany. In order to obtain clues with respect to possible causes of these difference...

    Authors: Katharina Charlotte Jensen, Cornelia Frömke, Bettina Schneider, Phuong Do Duc, Frieder Gundling, Katrin Birnstiel, Franziska Schönherr, Theresa Scheu, Anika Kaiser-Wichern, Svenja Woudstra, Christian Seyboldt, Martina Hoedemaker and Amely Campe

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:442

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  31. Diarrhoea is a major cause of death in neonate pigs and most of the viruses that cause it are RNA viruses. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) deeply characterize the genetic diversity among rapidly mutating viru...

    Authors: Martí Cortey, Ivan Díaz, Anna Vidal, Gerard Martín-Valls, Giovanni Franzo, Pedro José Gómez de Nova, Laila Darwich, Héctor Puente, Ana Carvajal, Marga Martín and Enric Mateu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:441

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  32. Prostatic hyperplasia (PH) is one of the most important disorders in intact dogs. In this study, we aimed to induce PH experimentally using the combination of testosterone and estrogen and evaluate important f...

    Authors: Kamran Golchin-Rad, Asghar Mogheiseh, Saeed Nazifi, Mohammad Saeed Ahrari Khafi, Nooshin Derakhshandeh and Mohammad Abbaszadeh-Hasiri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:440

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  33. Acute kidney injury is the most frequent complication of babesiosis in dogs and may provide a natural model for identifying early and specific markers of kidney injury in this species. There are limited data o...

    Authors: D. Winiarczyk, K. Michalak, L. Adaszek, M. Winiarczyk and S. Winiarczyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:439

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  34. Pasteurella multocida is one of the important pathogens that infect rabbits, causing major economic losses in commercial rabbit farming. In this study, 205 P. multocida isolates recovered from lungs of dead rabbi...

    Authors: Jinxiang Wang, Lei Sang, Shikun Sun, Yanfeng Chen, Dongjin Chen and Xiping Xie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:438

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  35. Tuberculosis remains a major public health challenge globally with increasing risks for inter-transmission between pastoralists and cattle in Nigeria. This study was aimed at using molecular tools to establish...

    Authors: Hezekiah Kehinde Adesokan, Victor Oluwatoyin Akinseye, Elizabeth Maria Streicher, Paul Van Helden, Rob Mark Warren and Simeon Idowu Cadmus

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:437

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  36. Haemophilus parasuis is a commensal pathogen in the swine upper respiratory tract and causes Glässer’s disease. Surveillance, screening for infection, and vaccination response of H. parasuis is hindered by the la...

    Authors: Yunbao Liu, Yujiao Du, Yuping Song, Yang Tian, Yi Qi, Qinxue Zhang, Qigai He, Xiangru Wang, Huanchun Chen, Xuwang Cai and Xiaojuan Xu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:436

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  37. Feather damage (FD) resulting from feather pecking remains a concern in non-cage housing systems for laying hens worldwide. This study aimed to identify bird-, housing-, and management-related factors associat...

    Authors: Caitlin Decina, Olaf Berke, Nienke van Staaveren, Christine F. Baes, Tina M. Widowski and Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:435

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  38. Progressive myelomalacia (PMM) is a usually fatal complication of acute intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE) in dogs but its risk factors are poorly understood. The objective of this retrospective case-control...

    Authors: Aude Castel, Natasha J. Olby, Hongyu Ru, Christopher L. Mariani, Karen R. Muñana and Peter J. Early

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:433

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  39. African horse sickness (AHS) is a severe arthropod-borne viral disease of equids, with a mortality rate of up to 95% in susceptible naïve horses. Due to safety concerns with the current live, attenuated AHS va...

    Authors: Daria A. Rutkowska, Nobalanda B. Mokoena, Tsepo L. Tsekoa, Vusi S. Dibakwane and Martha M. O’Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:432

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  40. Toxoplasma gondii, an important food borne zoonotic parasite, infects almost all warm-blooded animals including pigs. People primarily become infected with T. gondii via consuming meat of infected animals. Status...

    Authors: Rashmi Thakur, Rajnish Sharma, R. S. Aulakh, J. P. S. Gill and B. B. Singh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:431

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  41. Medical infrared thermal imaging (MITI) is a noninvasive imaging modality used in veterinary medicine as a screening tool for musculoskeletal and neurological disease processes. An infrared camera measures the...

    Authors: J. Sung, C. Loughin, D. Marino, F. Leyva, C. Dewey, S. Umbaugh and M. Lesser

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:430

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  42. One of the key steps in the management of chronic diseases in animals including Johne’s disease (JD), caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), is the ability to track disease incidence over sp...

    Authors: K. S. T. Kanankege, G. Machado, L. Zhang, B. Dokkebakken, V. Schumann, S. J. Wells, A. M. Perez and J. Alvarez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:429

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  43. Babesia gibsoni (B. gibsoni) is an intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite of dogs that causes fever and hemolytic illness. A timely diagnosis is essential for the disease management.

    Authors: I-Li Liu, Nai-Yu Chi, Chia-Ling Chang, Ming-Long Hung, Chun-Ta Chiu and Hui-Wen Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:428

    Content type: Methodology article

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  44. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a leading cause of worldwide food-borne and waterborne infections. Despite an increase in the number of STEC outbreaks, there is a lack of data on prevalence of ST...

    Authors: Zhong Peng, Wan Liang, Zizhe Hu, Xiaosong Li, Rui Guo, Lin Hua, Xibiao Tang, Chen Tan, Huanchun Chen, Xiangru Wang and Bin Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:427

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  45. Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a midge borne virus of cattle and sheep. Infection is typically asymptomatic in adult sheep but fetal infection during pregnancy can result in abortion, stillbirth, neurological di...

    Authors: Scott Jones, Laura Eden, Heather McKay, Nicola Bollard, Stephen Dunham, Peers Davies and Rachael Tarlinton

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:426

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  46. Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), the most common naturally-occurring heart disease in dogs, is associated with alterations in energy metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation. Energy deprivation pla...

    Authors: Qinghong Li, Allison Heaney, Natalie Langenfeld-McCoy, Brittany Vester Boler and Dorothy P. Laflamme

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:425

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  47. The present study aimed to determine the expression of cytokines, which is associated with the immunological response of dairy goats against small ruminant lentivirus (SRLV). The study was conducted on 26 dair...

    Authors: Justyna Jarczak, Danuta Słoniewska, Jarosław Kaba and Emilia Bagnicka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:424

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  48. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) belongs to the Caliciviridae family, is a highly lethal pathogen to rabbits. Increasing numbers of studies have demonstrated the existence of antigenic variation in RHDV, l...

    Authors: Ruibin Qi, Jie Zhu, Qiuhong Miao, Aoxing Tang, Dandan Dong, Xiaoxue Wang and Guangqing Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:423

    Content type: Research article

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