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  1. Despite extensive research, many questions remain unanswered about common problems that impact dog welfare, particularly where there are multiple contributing factors that can occur months or years before the ...

    Authors: Jane Katherine Murray, Rachel Heather Kinsman, Michelle Susannah Lord, Rosa Elizabete Pinto Da Costa, Joshua Luke Woodward, Sara Cecylia Owczarczak-Garstecka, Séverine Tasker, Toby Grahame Knowles and Rachel Alison Casey

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:1

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  2. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Abdallah E. Metwally, Ahmed A. A. Abdel-Wareth, Ahmed A. Saleh and Shimaa A. Amer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:488

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:391

  3. Because of fast leucocyte degeneration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) laboratory examinations of CSF samples should be performed approximately within 30 min after withdrawal. This study examines the storage of c...

    Authors: Laura Meier, Regina Carlson, Jasmin Neßler and Andrea Tipold

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:487

    Content type: Research article

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  4. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:486

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:349

  5. Follicular development is crucial to normal oocyte maturation, with follicular size closely related to oocyte maturation. To better understand the molecular mechanisms behind porcine oocyte maturation, we obta...

    Authors: Junhe Hu, Jinyi Dong, Zhi Zeng, Juan Wu, Xiansheng Tan, Tao Tang, Jiao Yan and Chenzhong Jin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:485

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Transition period (TP) is characterised by physiological and metabolic changes contributing to immunodysregulation. Since knowledge about this period in sheep is scarce, we analysed changes in selected immune ...

    Authors: Mona H. Ahmed, Mirja R. Wilkens, Bernd Möller, Martin Ganter, Gerhard Breves and Hans-Joachim Schuberth

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:484

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) is a retrovirus that causes severe immunosuppression in poultry. Animals grow slowly under conditions of oxidative stress. In addition, long-term oxidative stress can impair i...

    Authors: Dahan Yang, Chenhui Zhao, Meixi Zhang, Shujun Zhang, Jie Zhai, XueLi Gao, Chaonan Liu, Xiaoping Lv and Shimin Zheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:483

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Palearctic bats host a diversity of lyssaviruses, though not the classical rabies virus (RABV). As surveillance for bat rabies over the Palearctic area covering Central and Eastern Europe and Siberian regions ...

    Authors: Veronika Seidlova, Jan Zukal, Jiri Brichta, Nikolay Anisimov, Grzegorz Apoznański, Hana Bandouchova, Tomáš Bartonička, Hana Berková, Alexander D. Botvinkin, Tomas Heger, Heliana Dundarova, Tomasz Kokurewicz, Petr Linhart, Oleg L. Orlov, Vladimir Piacek, Primož Presetnik…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:482

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The dog and cat population data is generally scarce in developing countries due to absence of surveys. The demography of owned dogs and cats, and the associated ownership characteristics, are essential for the...

    Authors: Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Edilu Jorga Sarba, Abraham Mekebib Getaneh, Getachew Kebebew Tola, Solomon Shiferaw Endale and Lencho Megersa Marami

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:481

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Good quality protein as an on-farm feed resource has been in great demand to support the productivity of ruminants. A digestion trial using beef cattle crossbreds was conducted to assess the four dietary treat...

    Authors: Bounnaxay Viennasay and Metha Wanapat

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:480

    Content type: Research article

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  11. We aimed to investigate the prevalence, molecular epidemiology and prevalence factors for Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) shedding by race horses. A cross-sectional study was p...

    Authors: Anat Shnaiderman-Torban, Shiri Navon-Venezia, Yossi Paitan, Holly Archer, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Darryl Bonder, Erez Hanael, Israel Nissan, Gal Zizelski Valenci, Scott J. Weese and Amir Steinman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:479

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques have been used to produce anatomical models and surgical guiding instruments in orthopaedic surgery. The geometric accuracy of the 3D printed replica may affect surgi...

    Authors: Chi-Pin Hsu, Chen-Si Lin, Chun-Hao Fan, Nai-Yuan Chiang, Ching-Wen Tsai, Chun-Ming Chang and I-Li Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:478

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are undifferentiated stem cells characterized by the ability to differentiate into any cell type in the body. iPSCs are a relatively new and rapidly developing technology...

    Authors: Rachel A. Scarfone, Samantha M. Pena, Keith A. Russell, Dean H. Betts and Thomas G. Koch

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:477

    Content type: Review

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  14. Progressive myelomalacia (PMM) is a fatal complication of progressive ascending and descending necrosis of the spinal cord after acute spinal cord injury. A recent study suggested that extensive hemilaminectom...

    Authors: Ryuji Hirano, Ryota Asahina, Taiyo Hirano, Ayuko Hyakkoku, Rino Miura, Takuya Kunihiro and Yuya Nakamoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:476

    Content type: Research article

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  15. This study describes the usefulness of allergen-specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) serology (ASIS) for identifying allergens in dogs with atopic dermatitis. ASIS tests were conducted in 23 dogs diagnosed with ato...

    Authors: Suttiwee Chermprapai and Naris Thengchaisri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:475

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly transmissible disease that leads to vast economic losses in many countries. Prevention using inactivated vaccines is one effective measure used to control FMD. Unfortun...

    Authors: Peng Wu, Yunfeng Zhang, Xinyue Yin, Yanhua He, Qian Zhang and Chuangfu Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:474

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Fasciola hepatica is an important zoonotic parasite that causes fasciolosis in a broad range of animals. No information is available about the prevalence of F. hepatica in Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus)...

    Authors: Si-Yang Huang, Jing-Zhi Gong, Yi-Jun Ren, Ming Pan, Wei-Min Cai, Yi-Min Fan and Na Yao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:473

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Femoral varus deformities complicating the realignment of the quadriceps muscles are frequently associated with medial patellar luxation (MPL) in dogs. Therefore, distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) is recommended ...

    Authors: Jiyun Lee, Heedong Sim, Jaemin Jeong, Sun-Young Kim, Seokjo Yang, SeongMok Jeong and HaeBeom Lee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:471

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Left displaced abomasum (LDA) occurs at high frequency in the early postpartum period and can affect production performance of dairy cows. Clinical diagnosis of LDA is usually done by abdominal auscultation an...

    Authors: Yuxiang Song, Juan J Loor, Chenchen Zhao, Dan Huang, Xiliang Du, Xiaobing Li, Zhe Wang, Guowen Liu and Xinwei Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:470

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Periodontal disease (PD) in dogs is prompted by the establishment of a polymicrobial biofilm at the tooth surface and a subsequent host inflammatory response. Several strategies may be used for PD control, inc...

    Authors: Eva Cunha, Sandra Rebelo, Carla Carneiro, Luís Tavares, Luís Miguel Carreira and Manuela Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:469

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Regular physical activity (PA) promotes health and can prevent and treat diseases among both humans and dogs. Unfortunately, most U.S. adults do not meet PA recommendations, and many dogs are also insufficient...

    Authors: Colleen Duncan, Angela Carswell, Tracy Nelson, Dan J. Graham and Felix M. Duerr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:468

    Content type: Research article

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  22. It has been widely accepted that there is a significant difference in peripheral blood oxygen between arteries and veins. Therefore, arterial blood has been collected for blood gas analysis, and venous blood, ...

    Authors: Jia-yu Wang, Yu-bo Wang, Kun Liu, Xiao-jun Bi and Jie Sun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:467

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Platelets play a central role in the development of cardiovascular diseases and changes in their proteins are involved in the pathophysiology of heart diseases in humans. There is lack of knowledge about the p...

    Authors: Pinar Levent, Meriç Kocaturk, Emel Akgun, Ahmet Saril, Ozge Cevik, Ahmet Tarik Baykal, Ryou Tanaka, Jose Joaquin Ceron and Zeki Yilmaz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:466

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Feed additives which can ease the negative effects of infection by the Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) are of interest to mink farmers. The effects of kelp meal (Ascophylum nodosum) supplementation on immune r...

    Authors: A. Hossain Farid and Nancy J. Smith

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:465

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The knowledge of how owners view the body condition of their animals is an important factor for the success of the prevention/treatment of obesity and the engagement/adherence to nutritional interventions, whi...

    Authors: Fabio Alves Teixeira, Mariana Ramos Queiroz, Patrícia Massae Oba, Rodrigo Fernando Gomes Olivindo, Mariane Ceschin Ernandes, Caio Nogueira Duarte, Mariana Fragoso Rentas and Marcio Antonio Brunetto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:463

    Content type: Research article

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  26. High concentrate (HC) diet-induced oxidative stress causes gut epithelial damages associated with apoptosis. Selenium (Se) being an integral component of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) plays an important role...

    Authors: Saba Parveen Samo, Moolchand Malhi, Allah Bux Kachiwal, Javaid Ali Gadahi, Fahmida Parveen, Nazeer Hussain Kalhoro and Yan Lei

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:462

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of horn, also known as horn cancer, is a prevailing type of cancer in cattles especially Bos indicus. It is one of the most prevalent disease in Indian bullocks often resulting in death an...

    Authors: Dhruv Bhatia, Ankit Hinsu, Ketankumar Panchal, Pritesh Sabara, Subhash Jakhesara and Prakash Koringa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:461

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In view of the inadequacy and incompleteness of currently-reported animal experiments and their overall poor quality, we retrospectively evaluated the reporting quality of animal experiments published in Chine...

    Authors: Bing Zhao, Yanbiao Jiang, Ting Zhang, Zhizhong Shang, Weiyi Zhang, Kaiyan Hu, Fei Chen, Fan Mei, Qianqian Gao, Li Zhao, Joey S. W. Kwong and Bin Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:460

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  29. Dehydration has deleterious effects in many species, but camels tolerate long periods of water deprivation without serious health compromise. The kidney plays crucial role in water conservation, however, some ...

    Authors: Mahmoud A. Ali, Hassan Abu Damir, Osman M. Ali, Naheed Amir, Saeed Tariq, Michael P. Greenwood, Panjiao Lin, Benjamin Gillard, David Murphy and Abdu Adem

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:458

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Pemphigus is the term used to describe a group of rare mucocutaneous autoimmune bullous diseases characterized by flaccid blisters and erosions of the mucous membranes and/or skin. When the autoantibodies targ...

    Authors: Heng L. Tham, Keith E. Linder and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:457

    Content type: Review

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  31. Goose parvoviruses (GPVs) spread globally and cause a huge economic loss to the poultry industry. Although the attenuated GPV vaccines play a key role in preventing the disease caused by GPV, the molecular bas...

    Authors: Hongxia Shao, Yuchen Jiang, Huisha Yuan, Lifei Ji, Wenjie Jin, Kun Qian, Jianqiang Ye and Aijian Qin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:456

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Surgical sterilization is the most effective method of contraception for dogs. It also prevents pyometra and reduces the risk of mammary tumour development. However, this procedure also has negative effects, s...

    Authors: Ada Rota, Michela Corrò, Ilaria Patuzzi, Chiara Milani, Stefania Masia, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Sara Petrin, Alessandra Longo, Angela Del Carro and Carmen Losasso

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:455

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Avian infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is a highly contagious viral disease that causes severe economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. In Southeast Asian countries, including Myanmar, poultry farm...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Yang, Shiro Murata, Sotaro Fujisawa, Masaki Takehara, Ken Katakura, Myint Myint Hmoon, Shwe Yee Win, Saw Bawm, Satoru Konnai and Kazuhiko Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:453

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  34. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae), a representative pathogen causing swine enzootic pneumonia, generally infects piglets vertically. However, it is difficult to ascertain the M. hyopneumoniae infection ...

    Authors: YuSik Oh, JongHyuk Baek, JoongBok Lee, Sun-Hee Cho and Changhoon Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:452

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  35. Teratomas are germ cell neoplasms composed of a wide variety of tissues. In the woodchuck, only one testicular teratoma has been described in the literature. The objective of this report was to describe the ra...

    Authors: Johnathan Zeng, Matthew F. Starost, Michal Mauda-Havakuk, Andrew S. Mikhail, Ari Partanen, Bradford J. Wood, John W. Karanian and William F. Pritchard

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:451

    Content type: Case Report

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  36. Interferon (IFN) regulatory factors (IRFs), as transcriptional regulatory factors, play important roles in regulating the expression of type I IFN and IFN- stimulated genes (ISGs) in innate immune responses. I...

    Authors: Yaoyao Zhu, Shijuan Shan, Huaping Zhao, Rongrong Liu, Hui Wang, Xinping Chen, Guiwen Yang and Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:450

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) is a highly contagious disease that imposes a huge economic burden on the global poultry industry. IBV contains numerous serotypes and variants with incomplete tenuous c...

    Authors: Tamara Al-Jallad, Morshed Kassouha, Mohamad Salhab, Anouar Alomar, Mouhamad AL-Masalma and Fahim Abdelaziz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:449

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Canine morbilivirus (canine distemper virus, CDV) is a highly contagious pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality in susceptible carnivores. Although there are CDV vaccines available, the disease pos...

    Authors: Otávio Valério de Carvalho, Marcus Rebouças Santos, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Mauro Pires Moraes, Márcia Rogéria de Almeida, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Lindomar José Pena and Abelardo Silva-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:448

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  39. Canine hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is an aggressive cancer arising from multipotential bone marrow-derived stem cells. Anthracycline chemotherapy drugs have been the mainstay adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery ...

    Authors: Michael D. Lucroy, Ryan M. Clauson, Mark A. Suckow, Ferris El-Tayyeb and Ashley Kalinauskas

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:447

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Schistosoma and Fasciola are zoonotic parasites of public health and veterinary importance. However, while the epidemiology of schistosomiasis in humans is well studied, little is known about fascioliasis and sch...

    Authors: Jules N. Kouadio, Jennifer Giovanoli Evack, Louise Y. Achi, Dominik Fritsche, Mamadou Ouattara, Kigbafori D. Silué, Bassirou Bonfoh, Jan Hattendorf, Jürg Utzinger, Jakob Zinsstag, Oliver Balmer and Eliézer K. N’Goran

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:446

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  41. Recent studies have reported the existence of a Trichuris species complex parasitizing primate. Nevertheless, the genetic and evolutionary relationship between Trichuris spp. parasitizing humans and Non-Human Pri...

    Authors: Julia Rivero, Ángela María García-Sánchez, Antonio Zurita, Cristina Cutillas and Rocío Callejón

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:445

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  42. Triazine coccidiostats are widely used in chickens and turkeys for coccidiosis control. Ethanamizuril is a novel triazine compound that exhibits anticoccidial activity in poultry. This study was designed to ev...

    Authors: Keyu Zhang, Haihong Zheng, Shuya Wei, Xiaoyang Wang, Chenzhong Fei, Chunmei Wang, Yingchun Liu, Lifang Zhang, Feiqun Xue and Shusheng Tang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:444

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  43. Idiopathic epilepsy is a common neurological condition in dogs. Previous research has focused on clinical aspects of seizure management in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy with little attention given to the emoti...

    Authors: Amy E. Pergande, Zoe Belshaw, Holger A. Volk and Rowena M. A. Packer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:443

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  44. Due to the tendency to reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, more attention is paid to feed additives as their replacement. Crucial role of feed additives is to improve the health status, production eff...

    Authors: Marta Satora, Marcin Magdziarz, Anna Rząsa, Krzysztof Rypuła and Katarzyna Płoneczka-Janeczko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:442

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  45. Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEv) is a flavivirus that circulates in a complex cycle involving small mammals as amplifying hosts and ticks as vectors and reservoirs. The current study aimed to investigate t...

    Authors: Médiha Khamassi Khbou, Rihab Romdhane, Asma Amina Foughali, Limam Sassi, Vanessa Suin, Mourad Rekik and M’hammed Benzarti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:441

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  46. Real time RT-PCR (qPCR) is a useful and powerful tool for quantitative measurement of gene expression. The proper choice of internal standards such as reference genes is crucial for correct data evaluation. In...

    Authors: Marta Nowak, Selim Aslan and Mariusz P. Kowalewski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:440

    Content type: Research article

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