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  1. Content type: Research article

    Canine generalised demodicosis is an inflammatory parasitic skin disease caused by an excessive proliferation of Demodex spp. Generalized demodicosis is a severe skin disease, that can be life threatening if not ...

    Authors: Roberta Perego, Eva Spada, Caterina Foppa and Daniela Proverbio

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:17

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    In recent years, there has been an increased awareness of antimicrobial resistance in both animals and humans, which has triggered concerns over non-judicious antimicrobial use. In the United States, antimicro...

    Authors: John E. Ekakoro, Marc Caldwell, Elizabeth B. Strand and Chika C. Okafor

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:16

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    Staphylococcus aureus, a leading cause of mastitis in dairy cattle, causes severe mastitis and/or chronic persistent infections with detrimental effects on the cows’ wellbeing, lifespan and milk production. Despi...

    Authors: Lindert Benedictus, Lars Ravesloot, Kim Poppe, Ineke Daemen, Eveline Boerhout, Jos van Strijp, Femke Broere, Victor Rutten, Ad Koets and Susanne Eisenberg

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:15

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    Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a highly virulent human pathogen with severe consequences following infection, which claims many lives worldwide. A suggested method for controlling this bacterium is the competitive e...

    Authors: Nasrin Askari and Reza Ghanbarpour

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:14

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    Contagious ecthyma (CE) appears in the countries and regions containing goat and sheep farms, and it is considered a global epidemic. CE not only severely endangers the healthy development of the sheep and goa...

    Authors: Guangxiang Wang, Yanhua Wang, Jiaqi Kong, Yanmin Li, Jinyan Wu, Yan Chen, Xiangtao Liu, Youjun Shang and Zhidong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:13

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Successful clinical outcomes of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection have been reported in humans and a marmoset. However, it has been unclear whether oral FMT was...

    Authors: Koji Sugita, Nanako Yanuma, Hikaru Ohno, Kaho Takahashi, Koji Kawano, Hidetoshi Morita and Keitaro Ohmori

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:11

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    Although teleost fish developed acquired immunity firstly in evolution, innate immunity is still very important for them. Innate immunity depends on pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) to distinguish “self” a...

    Authors: Fumiao Zhang, Shijuan Shan, Xiaoyang Xu, Yao Wang, Yonghuan Zhang, Miao Yin and Guiwen Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:10

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    The diagnosis of previous cases of feline tuberculosis in Turkey has been made based solely on pathological changes without isolation of the causative agent. This case report details the first case of feline t...

    Authors: Yesari Eroksuz, Ersoy Baydar, Baris Otlu, Murat Dabak, Hatice Eroksuz, Burak Karabulut, Canan Akdeniz Incili and Mehmet Ozkan Timurkan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:9

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    Cattle rearing in Cameroon is both economically and culturally important, however parasitic diseases detrimentally impact cattle productivity. In sub-Saharan Africa bovine fasciolosis is generally attributed to F...

    Authors: R. F. Kelly, S. Mazeri, C. Hartley, S. M. Hamman, V. Ngu Ngwa, E. F. Nkongho, V. Tanya, M. Sander, L. Ndip, K. L. Morgan, A. Muwonge, I. Handel, B. M. C. de Bronsvoort and D. J. L. Williams

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:8

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    Overfeeding of high-concentrate diet (HC) frequently leads to subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in modern dairy cows’ production. Thiamine supplementation has been confirmed to attenuate HC induced SARA by incr...

    Authors: Fuguang Xue, Xuemei Nan, Yunlei Li, Xiaohua Pan, Yuming Guo, Linshu Jiang and Benhai Xiong

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:7

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    Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is the causative agent of porcine pleuropneumonia and represents a major burden to the livestock industry. Virulence can largely be attributed to the secretion of a series of haemo...

    Authors: Ian J. Passmore, Anna Andrejeva, Brendan W. Wren and Jon Cuccui

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:6

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    Prophylaxis and treatment of emerging zoonotic Streptococcus suis infection in agricultural and healthcare settings mainly rely on antibiotics. However, continued use of antibiotics contributing to emergence and ...

    Authors: Suganya Yongkiettrakul, Krissana Maneerat, Buppa Arechanajan, Yuwares Malila, Potjanee Srimanote, Marcello Gottschalk and Wonnop Visessanguan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:5

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Nocardiosis is often a multi-systemic disease in humans and other mammals. Nocardiosis in birds is uncommon. Laboratory identification of Nocardia to the species level is difficult by traditional phenotypic metho...

    Authors: Sarah M. Churgin, Jade L. L. Teng, Jeremy H. P. Ho, Russell Graydon, Paolo Martelli, Foo Khong Lee, Suk-Wai Hui, Jordan Y. H. Fong, Susanna K. P. Lau and Patrick C. Y. Woo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:4

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    Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum is a host-restricted serotype causing infection in poultry. The pathogen can not only cause acute infection in young chicks with high mortality and morbidity, but also persist...

    Authors: Qiuchun Li, Yue Zhu, Kequan Yin, Lijuan Xu, Chao Yin, Yang Li, Jingwei Ren, Yu Yuan and Xinan Jiao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:3

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    Since 2011, pseudorabies caused by a variant PRV has re-emerged in many Chinese Bartha-K61-vaccinated pig farms. An efficacious vaccine is necessary to control this disease. We described the construction of a ...

    Authors: Chuanjian Zhang, Yamei Liu, Saisai Chen, Yongfeng Qiao, Mingpeng Guo, Yating Zheng, Mengwei Xu, Zhisheng Wang, Jibo Hou and Jichun Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:2

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    Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) is an important poultry pathogen worldwide. This bacterium may cause eggshell changes including an altered shell surface, thinning, and increased translucency in different areas, which le...

    Authors: Olimpia Kursa, Anna Pakuła, Grzegorz Tomczyk, Sławomir Paśko and Anna Sawicka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:1

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    Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL). The incidence of EBL in Japan is increasing annually; and the cases of EBL in cattle younger than 2 years old has been repo...

    Authors: Misako Konishi, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Ken-ichiro Kameyama, Kenji Murakami and Takehisa Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:419

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    Three Komondor dogs in a small family and 3 sporadic cases exhibited a constellation of signs that included juvenile-onset of failure-to-thrive, inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea, and weakness. In each we ...

    Authors: John C. Fyfe, Shelby L. Hemker, Alycia Frampton, Karthik Raj, Peter L. Nagy, Kristi J. Gibbon and Urs Giger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:418

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    The ideal method for monitoring trilostane therapy in dogs with hypercortisolism is still open to debate. Recently, determination of the pre-trilostane (prepill) cortisol concentration has been proposed to be ...

    Authors: Felicitas Boretti, Caterina Musella, Wanda Burkhardt, Claudia Kuemmerle-Fraune, Barbara Riond, Claudia Reusch and Nadja Sieber-Ruckstuhl

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:417

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    Mucolipidosis II (ML II; I-cell disease) is caused by a deficiency of N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphotransferase (GNPTAB; EC, which leads to a failure to internalize acid hydrolases into lysosomes for ...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Hamutal Mazrier, Jessica Caverly Rae, Karthik Raj and Urs Giger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:416

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    Vaccination is the principal strategy for prevention and control of diseases, and adjuvant use is an effective strategy to enhance vaccine efficacy. Traditional mineral oil-based adjuvants have been reported w...

    Authors: Jinqiu Zhang, Jinfeng Miao, Xiangan Han, Yu Lu, Bihua Deng, Fang Lv, Yanhong Zhao, Chan Ding and Jibo Hou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:415

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    Urban rodents and house shrews are closely correlated in terms of location with humans and can transmit many pathogens to them. Hepatitis E has been confirmed to be a zoonotic disease. However, the zoonotic po...

    Authors: Wenqiao He, Yuqi Wen, Yiquan Xiong, Minyi Zhang, Mingji Cheng and Qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:414

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Canine noroviruses (CaNoVs) are classified into genogroups GIV, GVI, and GVII and have been detected in fecal samples from dogs since their first appearance in a dog with enteritis in Italy in 2007. CaNoVs may...

    Authors: Kwang-Soo Lyoo, Min-Chul Jung, Sun-Woo Yoon, Hye Kwon Kim and Dae Gwin Jeong

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:413

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is a major etiological agent of bovine mycoplasmosis around the world. Point-of-care testing in the field is lacking owing to the requirement for a simple, robust field applicable test...

    Authors: Guimin Zhao, Peili Hou, Yanjun Huan, Chengqiang He, Hongmei Wang and Hongbin He

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:412

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Infectious coryza (IC) is an acute respiratory disease of growing chickens and layers caused by Avibacterium paragallinarum. The development of tools that allow rapid pathogen detection is necessary in order to a...

    Authors: Sandra Morales Ruiz, Jorge Bendezu, Ricardo Choque Guevara, Ricardo Montesinos, David Requena, Luz Choque Moreau, Ángela Montalván Ávalos and Manolo Fernández-Díaz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:411

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The immune response against tuberculosis in lions is still poorly defined and our understanding is hampered by the lack of lion specific reagents. The process for producing antibodies against a specific antige...

    Authors: Tashnica Taime Sylvester, Sven David Charles Parsons, Paul David van Helden, Michele Ann Miller and Andre Gareth Loxton

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:410

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    Antimicrobials and anthelmintics are the most commonly used veterinary drugs to control animal diseases. However, widespread use of these drugs could contribute to the emergence of drug resistance. Information...

    Authors: Takele Beyene Tufa, Feraol Gurmu, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Henk Hogeveen, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Dinka Ayana, Fanos Tadesse Woldemariyam, Eyerusalem Hailemariam, Fanta Desissa Gutema and J. A. Stegeman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:409

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  28. Content type: Research article

    High-grain diets that meet the energy requirements of high-producing ruminants are associated with a high risk of rumen disorders. Mild acid treatment with lactic acid (LA) has been used to modify the degradab...

    Authors: You Yang, Guozhong Dong, Zhi Wang, Junhui Liu, Jingbo Chen and Zhu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:408

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Currently, the structural characteristics of the swine major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule, also named swine leukocyte antigen class I (SLA-I) molecule need to be further clarified.

    Authors: Feng-shan Gao, Lei Feng, Ping Jiang, Zi-bin Li, Hua Gao, Xiao-xin Zhai, Zong-hui Zhang and Xiao Hu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:407

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Even though gas gangrene caused by Clostridium septicum in goats is mentioned in the classical textbooks, we have not managed to find any case description in the literature.

    Authors: Abdullah Gazioglu, Burcu Karagülle, Hayati Yüksel, M. Nuri Açık, Hakan Keçeci, Muhammet Bahaeddin Dörtbudak and Burhan Çetinkaya

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:406

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Hyperlipidemia, with an increasing of prevalence, has become one of the common metabolic diseases in companion animal clinic. Aspirin eugenol ester (AEE) is a novel compound that exhibits efficacious anti-hype...

    Authors: Ning Ma, Xi-Wang Liu, Xiao-Jun Kong, Shi-Hong Li, Zeng-Hua Jiao, Zhe Qin, Ya-Jun Yang and Jian-Yong Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:405

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The results of experiments involving broiler chickens and turkeys indicate that increased dietary methionine (Met) levels may improve the antioxidant protection of tissues in fast-growing birds. This is an imp...

    Authors: Jan Jankowski, Bartłomiej Tykałowski, Katarzyna Ognik, Andrzej Koncicki, Magdalena Kubińska and Zenon Zduńczyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:404

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Despite the very low or absent parasitism in the lungs, the interstitial pneumonitis is a common lesion found in humans and dogs with visceral leishmaniasis. The lung is a neglected organ in the study of dogs ...

    Authors: Ricardo Goncalves, Soraia Oliveira Silva, Gregório Guilherme de Almeida, Carolina Carvalho de Souza, Wagner Luiz Tafuri and M. Norma Melo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:403

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  34. Content type: Review

    Commercially produced chickens have become key food-producing animals in the global food system. The scale of production in industrial settings has changed management systems to a point now very far from tradi...

    Authors: M. Siwek, A. Slawinska, K. Stadnicka, J. Bogucka, A. Dunislawska and M. Bednarczyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:402

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The occurrence of Salmonella enterica subspecies diarizonae serovar 61: k: 1, 5, (7) (SASd) and other Salmonella organisms in sheep in the German federal state of Thuringia was examined for the first time. Pooled...

    Authors: Ulrich Methner and Udo Moog

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:401

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Since July in 2015, an emerging infectious disease, Fowl adenovirus (FAdV) species C infection with Hepatitis-Hydropericardium syndrome was prevalent in chicken flocks in China. In our study, one FAdV strain w...

    Authors: Limin Li, Jianchang Wang, Ping Chen, Shan Zhang, Jiguo Sun and Wanzhe Yuan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:400

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  37. Content type: Methodology article

    Murine norovirus (MNV) is recognized as the most prevalent viral pathogen in captive mouse colonies. The rapid detection assay for MNV would be a useful tool for monitoring and preventing MNV infection. A reco...

    Authors: Lei Ma, Fanwen Zeng, Feng Cong, Bihong Huang, Yujun Zhu, Miaoli Wu, Fengjiao Xu, Wen Yuan, Ren Huang and Pengju Guo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:399

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    In both humans and animals, cardiac fibrosarcoma is rare among primary cardiac malignant neoplasia. The overall prevalence of cardiac neoplasia in dogs is low, reported to be between 0.17% and 0.19% of hospita...

    Authors: Radu Andrei Baisan, Vasile Vulpe, Mircea Lazăr and Sorin Aurelian Pașca

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:398

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The most common approach for controlled weight loss in cats is dietary caloric restriction, using a purpose-formulated diet. Most previous studies have only assessed short-term outcomes, and no previous study ...

    Authors: Erin M. O’Connell, Maria Williams, Shelley L. Holden, Vincent Biourge and Alexander J. German

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:397

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Bovine brucellosis is considered as an important disease among livestock and people in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2016 to May 2017 to ...

    Authors: Bedaso Mammo Edao, Gizachew Hailegebreal, Stefan Berg, Aboma Zewude, Yemiserach Zeleke, Teshale Sori, Gizat Almaw, Adrian M. Whatmore, Gobena Ameni and James L. N. Wood

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:396

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Enteroviruses (Picornaviridae family) have been widely detected in the feces from cattle with diarrhea. However, the mechanisms responsible for the pathogenicity of enteroviruses in cattle remain unclear. Recentl...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Xinnuo Chen, Hua Yue, Wenqiang Ruan, Sinan Qin and Cheng Tang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:395

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Brucellosis remains one of the most common zoonotic diseases globally, with more than half million human cases reported annually. Brucellosis is an emerging and re-emerging disease in China since the 1990s. An...

    Authors: Xuhua Ran, Xiaohong Chen, Miaomiao Wang, Jiajia Cheng, Hongbo Ni, Xiao-Xuan Zhang and Xiaobo Wen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:393

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:18

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    New epidemiological data on bacterial and parasitic infections in 24 Italian wall lizards, namely Podarcis sicula (mainland population) and P. sicula klemmerii (insular population) in southern Italy were provided...

    Authors: Ludovico Dipineto, Pasquale Raia, Lorena Varriale, Luca Borrelli, Vittorio Botta, Carmela Serio, Michele Capasso and Laura Rinaldi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:392

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in chickens. There are numerous serotypes and variants, which do not confer cross protection resulting in failure of cu...

    Authors: Aruna Amarasinghe, Upasama De Silva Senapathi, Mohamed Sarjoon Abdul-Cader, Shelly Popowich, Frank Marshall, Susan C. Cork, Frank van der Meer, Susantha Gomis and Mohamed Faizal Abdul-Careem

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:391

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Young Standardbred horses frequently develop fragments in joints. Some fragments represent osteochondrosis; others are considered developmental, but it is uncertain whether they result from preceding osteochon...

    Authors: Eli H. S. Hendrickson, Sigrid Lykkjen, Nils I. Dolvik and Kristin Olstad

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:390

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Three-dimensional joint kinematics during canine locomotion are commonly measured using skin marker-based stereophotogrammetry technologies. However, marker-related errors caused by the displacement of the ski...

    Authors: Cheng-Chung Lin, Chia-Lin Chang, Ming Lu, Tung-Wu Lu and Ching-Ho Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:389

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  47. Content type: Case Report

    Pigs (Sus scrofa) are the natural hosts of pseudorabies virus (PRV), also known as Aujeszky’s disease. Infection in mammals, with the exception of humans, typically causes extreme itching, facial swelling, and ex...

    Authors: Kerri Pedersen, Clinton T. Turnage, Wesson D. Gaston, Paulo Arruda, Scott A. Alls and Thomas Gidlewski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:388

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to assess the reliability of a new strategy for monitoring the serological response against Bovine Herpesvirus 1 (BoHV1), the causative agent of infectious bovine rhinotracheit...

    Authors: Barbara Colitti, Elvira Muratore, Maria Elena Careddu, Luigi Bertolotti, Bryan Iotti, Mario Giacobini, Margherita Profiti, Chiara Nogarol, Jens Böttcher, Andreino Ponzo, Roberto Facelli and Sergio Rosati

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:387

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