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  1. The adult worms of Angiostrongylus vasorum reside in the pulmonary artery of dogs and can lead to cardiac, respiratory, and central neurologic signs. Due to luminal obstruction and perivascular inflammation of th...

    Authors: Viktor Szatmári

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:311

    Content type: Case Report

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  2. Castration is a husbandry practice raising important questions on the welfare and physiological status of farm animals. Searching for effective castration methods that minimally compromise the body physiology ...

    Authors: Nasser S. Abou-Khalil, Marwa F. Ali, Magda M. Ali and Ahmed Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:310

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Apramycin is used exclusively for the treatment of Escherichia coli (E.coli) infections in swine around the world since the early 1980s. Recently, many research papers have demonstrated that apramycin has signifi...

    Authors: Yuqi Yang, Tianshi Xiao, Jiarui Li, Ping Cheng, Fulei Li, Hongxiao Yu, Ruimeng Liu, Ishfaq Muhammad and Xiuying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:309

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Portal hypertension is a severe complication caused by various chronic liver diseases. The standard methods for detecting portal hypertension (hepatic venous pressure gradient and free portal pressure) are ava...

    Authors: Jia-Yun Lin, Chi-Hao Zhang, Lei Zheng, Chen-Lu Song, Wen-Sheng Deng, Yi-Ming Zhu, Li Zheng, Li-Zhong Wu, Long-Ci Sun and Meng Luo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:308

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Cancer is a leading cause of mortality for both humans and dogs. As spontaneous canine cancers appear to be relevant models of human cancers, developing new therapeutic approaches could benefit both species. O...

    Authors: Jérémy Béguin, Virginie Nourtier, Murielle Gantzer, Sandrine Cochin, Johann Foloppe, Jean-Marc Balloul, Eve Laloy, Dominique Tierny, Bernard Klonjkowski, Eric Quemeneur, Christelle Maurey and Philippe Erbs

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:307

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In China, Newly emerging duck reovirus (NDRV) variants have been causing major disease problems in cherry valley ducks. NDRV has the potential to cause high morbidity and 5–50% mortality rates. Severe hemorrha...

    Authors: Shuai Zhang, Weihua Li, Xiaodong Liu, Xudong Li, Bin Gao, Youxiang Diao and Yi Tang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:306

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. Antioxidants located in both the hydrophilic and lipophilic compartments of plasma act as a defence system against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excessive production of ROS during anaesthesia affects the anti...

    Authors: Katerina Tomsič, Alenka Nemec Svete, Ana Nemec, Aleksandra Domanjko Petrič, Tatjana Pirman, Vida Rezar, Tomaž Vovk and Alenka Seliškar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:305

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Sterilization clinics often occur in remote places where anesthesia machines and compressed oxygen are unavailable. This study describes the use of total injectable anesthesia in dogs and cats presented for st...

    Authors: Lysa Pam Posner, Jeffrey Applegate, Allen Cannedy, Diane Deresienski, Kristie Mozzachio, Maria Serrano and Gregory Lewbart

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:304

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Marek’s disease (MD) is a chicken neoplastic disease, which brings huge economic losses to the global poultry industry. The wild type p53, a tumor suppressor gene, plays a key role in blocking cell cycle, prom...

    Authors: Huixia Zhang, Mengda Liu, Hui Zhang, Shengliang Cao, Yue Li, Shengnan Jiang, Yinuo Song and Sidang Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:303

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern globally, but the impact is very deleterious in the context of Bangladesh. Recent review article on the AMR issue demonstrates the scenario in human medicine...

    Authors: Shahneaz Ali Khan, Mohammed Ashif Imtiaz, Md. Abu Sayeed, Amir Hossan Shaikat and Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:302

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Poultry houses are often highly contaminated with dust, which might contain considerable amounts of microorganisms and endotoxins. The concentrations of microorganisms and endotoxins in dust from laying hen ho...

    Authors: Marwa F. E. Ahmed, Hazem Ramadan, Diana Seinige, Corinna Kehrenberg, Amr Abd El-Wahab, Nina Volkmann, Nicole Kemper and Jochen Schulz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:301

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Nipah virus (NiV) is a fatal zoonotic agent that was first identified amongst pig farmers in Malaysia in 1998, in an outbreak that resulted in 105 fatal human cases. That epidemic arose from a chain of infecti...

    Authors: Phrutsamon Wongnak, Weerapong Thanapongtharm, Worapan Kusakunniran, Sarattha Karnjanapreechakorn, Krittanat Sutassananon, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Kachen Wongsathapornchai and Anuwat Wiratsudakul

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:300

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Salmonella is an important zoonotic pathogen, and chickens are one of its main hosts. Every year, Salmonella infections pose a serious threat to the poultry industry in developing countries, especially China. In ...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Honglin Wang, Tingting Li, Feifei Liu, Yiluo Cheng, Xiaodong Guo, Guoyuan Wen, Qingping Luo, Huabin Shao, Zishu Pan and Tengfei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:299

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Dogs’ saliva is a complex mixture of inorganic and organic constituents, rich in proteins. Therefore, knowing the saliva composition of these animals is extremely important to identify the presence of proteins...

    Authors: Mayara Bringel, Paula Karine Jorge, Priscila Amanda Francisco, Cadance Lowe, Robinson Sabino-Silva, Bella Luna Colombini-Ishikiriama, Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado and Walter Luiz Siqueira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:298

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Feline and canine babesiosis is an important tick-borne disease caused by parasites of the genus Babesia. The disease has a worldwide distribution and causes serious health problems in domestic and wild canidae a...

    Authors: Jinming Wang, Xiaoxing Wang, Hao Sun, Zhaoyun Lv, Youquan Li, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan and Hong Yin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:297

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) is a neoplastic disease caused by exogenous Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus (exJSRV). The prevalence of JSRV-related OPA in Eastern European countries, including Romania is unk...

    Authors: Corina Toma, Valentin Adrian Bâlteanu, Septiumiu Tripon, Adrian Trifa, Alexandra Rema, Irina Amorim, Raluca Maria Pop, Roxana Popa, Cornel Catoi and Marian Taulescu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:296

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Non-invasive sampling through faecal collection is one of the most cost-effective alternatives for monitoring of free-living wild mammals, as it provides information on animal taxonomy as well as the dynamics ...

    Authors: Laís Verdan Dib, João Pedro Siqueira Palmer, Camila de Souza Carvalho Class, Jessica Lima Pinheiro, Raissa Cristina Ferreira Ramos, Claudijane Ramos dos Santos, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, Karen Gisele Rodríguez-Castro, Camila Francisco Gonçalves, Pedro Manoel Galetti Jr., Otilio Machado Pereira Bastos, Claudia Maria Antunes Uchôa, Laís Lisboa Corrêa, Augusto Cezar Machado Pereira Bastos, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira and Alynne da Silva Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:295

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Skeletal muscle is one of the tissues most affected by stress conditions. The protein degradation in this tissue is vital for the supply of energy mediated by different proteolytic pathways such as the ubiquit...

    Authors: Cristián A. Valenzuela, Claudia Ponce, Rodrigo Zuloaga, Pamela González, Ruben Avendaño-Herrera, Juan A. Valdés and Alfredo Molina

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:294

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  19. This paper reports the significant prevalence of a presumed hereditary cataract in the Bengal cat breed in Poland. The nuclear part of the lens is affected and previous reports from Sweden and France for this ...

    Authors: Natalia Kucharczyk, Anna Cislo-Pakuluk, Pawel Stefanowicz and Peter Bedford

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:293

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The present study was designed to characterize phenotypically and genotypically two Trueperella pyogenes strains isolated from an okapi (Okapia johnstoni) and a royal python (Python regius).

    Authors: Marwa F. E. Ahmed, Mazen Alssahen, Christoph Lämmler, Tobias Eisenberg, Madeleine Plötz and Amir Abdulmawjood

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:292

    Content type: Case Report

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  21. Biochemical and haematological parameters have not been determined in Bactrian camels kept at high altitude. Therefore, this study was undertaken to characterise different physiological, haematological, bioche...

    Authors: Dolker Lamo, Geeta Gahlawat, Sunil Kumar, Vijay K. Bharti, Puneet Ranjan, Deepak Kumar and Om Prakash Chaurasia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:291

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In equine abdominal surgery, resection and anastomosis of strangulated intestine is a commonly performed procedure. To date, ligatures, vessel sealing devices and the ligate-divide stapler have been described ...

    Authors: Gessica Giusto and Marco Gandini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:290

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The recent identification of the endocannabinoid system in the gastrointestinal tract suggests a role in controlling intestinal inflammation. In addition, the gut chemosensing system has therapeutic applicatio...

    Authors: Andrea Toschi, Benedetta Tugnoli, Barbara Rossi, Andrea Piva and Ester Grilli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:289

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Herpesvirus infections in cetaceans have always been attributed to the Alphaherpesvirinae and Gammaherpesvirinae subfamilies. To date, gammaherpesviruses have not been reported in the central nervous system of od...

    Authors: Ignacio Vargas-Castro, José Luis Crespo-Picazo, Belén Rivera-Arroyo, Rocío Sánchez, Vicente Marco-Cabedo, María Ángeles Jiménez-Martínez, Manena Fayos, Ángel Serdio, Daniel García-Párraga and José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:288

    Content type: Case Report

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  25. Conventional broilers are currently one of the most efficient protein converters. Although decades of progress in genetic selection and feed formulation have lead to high standards of efficient broiler product...

    Authors: Tommy Van Limbergen, Steven Sarrazin, Ilias Chantziaras, Jeroen Dewulf, Richard Ducatelle, Ilias Kyriazakis, Paul McMullin, Jesús Méndez, Jarkko K. Niemi, Sotiris Papasolomontos, Piotr Szeleszczuk, Johan Van Erum and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:287

    Content type: Research article

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  26. With evidence of warming climates, it is important to understand the effects of heat stress in farm animals in order to minimize production losses. Studying the changes in the brain proteome induced by heat st...

    Authors: Tian-yue Yu, Yan-hong Yong, Jun-yu Li, Biao Fang, Can-ying Hu, Lian-yun Wu, Xiaoxi Liu, Zhichao Yu, Xingbin Ma, Yadnyavalkya Patil, Ravi Gooneratne and Xiang-hong Ju

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:286

    Content type: Research article

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  27. An increased risk for glomerulonephritis and a higher prevalence of antibodies to Borrelia (B.) burgdorferi sensu lato have been reported in Bernese mountain dogs (BMDs). The aim of the study was to determine the...

    Authors: C. Preyß-Jägeler, K. Hartmann and R. Dorsch

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:285

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Culicoides hypersensitivity (CH) is induced in horses by salivary allergens of Culicoides midges. In Iceland, the causal Culicoides species for CH are not present. Previous epidemiological data indicated that Ice...

    Authors: Fahad Raza, Renata Ivanek, Heather Freer, Dania Reiche, Horst Rose, Sigurbjörg Torsteinsdóttir, Vilhjálmur Svansson, Sigríður Björnsdóttir and Bettina Wagner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:283

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  29. The ability of adipose tissue-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells/mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) to differentiate in neural lineages promises progress in the field of regenerative medicine, especially...

    Authors: Sonja Prpar Mihevc, Vesna Kokondoska Grgich, Andreja Nataša Kopitar, Luka Mohorič and Gregor Majdič

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:282

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  30. Porcine circovirus type 3 is the most recently discovered porcine circovirus, and an emerging pathogen. In this study the status of its presence on some Slovenian farms is reported. The effectiveness of the va...

    Authors: Jan Plut, Urska Jamnikar-Ciglenecki, Irena Golinar-Oven, Tanja Knific and Marina Stukelj

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:281

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Leucaena leucocephala, as a shrub legume rich in condensed tannins, is a candidate for the integrated control of gastrointestinal parasitic pathogen nematodes. Here, we investigated the anthelmintic potential of ...

    Authors: Carine Marie-Magdeleine, Steve Ceriac, Dingamgoto Jesse Barde, Nathalie Minatchy, Fred Periacarpin, Frederic Pommier, Brigitte Calif, Lucien Philibert, Jean-Christophe Bambou and Harry Archimède

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:280

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CrCLR) is the most common orthopaedic cause of lameness in the hind limb in dogs. Many surgical treatments have been described, but tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) is one...

    Authors: Cristina Bernardi-Villavicencio, Antonio Nicolas Jimenez-Socorro, Concepcion Rojo-Salvador, Javier Robles-Sanmartin and Jesus Rodriguez-Quiros

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:279

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Data on gamma-delta (γδ) T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of dogs are scant, related only to healthy pure breed dogs and limited to a restricted age range. The aim of the study was to investigate the modu...

    Authors: Cristina Marchetti, Paolo Borghetti, Antonio Cacchioli, Luca Ferrari, Federico Armando, Attilio Corradi and Anna Maria Cantoni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:278

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Newcastle disease viruses (NDVs) can spread across continents via migratory birds. Hence, we investigated the frequency of NDV in both non-migratory and birds migrating on the Black Sea-Mediterranean flyway, i...

    Authors: Nuri Turan, Cemal Ozsemir, Aysun Yilmaz, Utku Y. Cizmecigil, Ozge Aydin, Ozge Erdogan Bamac, Aydin Gurel, Ahmet Kutukcu, Kubra Ozsemir, H. Emre Tali, Besim H. Tali, Semaha G. Yilmaz, Mehmetcan Yaramanoglu, B. Kaan Tekelioğlu, Serhat Ozsoy, Juergen A. Richt…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:277

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Tears play an important role in ocular surface protection, and help wild animals maintain visual acuity in the face of air and water friction. The proteomics of tears has only been described for mammals. The k...

    Authors: A. C. Raposo, C. B. Lebrilla, R. W. Portela, E. Goonatilleke, F. A. Dórea Neto and A. P. Oriá

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:276

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is an etiologic pathogen of feline panleukopenia that infects all members of Felidae including tigers (Panthera tigris). Vaccinations against FPV among wild felid species have lon...

    Authors: Chanakan Areewong, Amarin Rittipornlertrak, Boondarika Nambooppha, Itsarapan Fhaikrue, Tawatchai Singhla, Chollada Sodarat, Worapat Prachasilchai, Preeyanat Vongchan and Nattawooti Sthitmatee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:275

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  37. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a common orthopedic lesion in the coxofemoral joint of canine patients. Concurrent with the sign of degeneration, the vacuum phenomenon (VP), or intra-articular gas, has bee...

    Authors: Kanokporn Kanthavichit, Auraiwan Klaengkaew, Naparee Srisowanna, Nardtiwa Chaivoravitsakul, Kongthit Horoongruang, Chutimon Thanaboonnipat, Kumpanart Soontornvipart and Nan Choisunirachon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:274

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  38. The 3D8 single chain variable fragment (scFv) is a mini-antibody sequence that exhibits independent nuclease activity against all types of nucleic acids. In this research, crossing a 3D8 scFv G1 transgenic roo...

    Authors: Sung June Byun, Hoonsung Choi, Shanmugam Sureshkumar, Seong-Su Yuk, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Sun Keun Jung, Jeom Sun Kim, Keon Bong Oh, Hyeon Yang, Gunsup Lee, Hwi-Cheul Lee, Jae-Seok Woo and Chang-Seon Song

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:273

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  39. Coronaviruses are notorious pathogens that cause diarrheic and respiratory diseases in humans and animals. Although the epidemiology and pathogenicity of coronaviruses have gained substantial attention, little...

    Authors: Zhihai Shi, Wenjia Wang, Chaoxi Chen, Xiaozhan Zhang, Jing Wang, Zhaoxue Xu and Yali Lan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:272

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  40. Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) is known to cause Eggshell Apex Abnormality (EAA) syndrome characterized by an altered shell surface with increased translucency on the apex. However, no large-scale studies have been con...

    Authors: M. Cisneros-Tamayo, I. Kempf, J. Coton, V. Michel, S. Bougeard, C. de Boisséson, P. Lucas, M.-H. Bäyon-Auboyer, G. Chiron, C. Mindus and A. V. Gautier-Bouchardon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:271

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  41. Prophylactic anthelmintic treatment with one of three basic classes of anthelmintics (benzimidazoles, macrocyclic lactones and imidazothiazoles) is still the mainstay of control of gastrointestinal nematode in...

    Authors: Marcin Mickiewicz, Michał Czopowicz, Ewelina Kawecka-Grochocka, Agata Moroz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marián Várady, Alżbeta Königová, Marina Spinu, Paweł Górski, Emilia Bagnicka and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:270

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  42. There is a lack of information regarding the CT appearance of sternal lymph nodes in dogs. This retrospective anatomic study was aimed to describe the general appearance of sternal lymph nodes in healthy dogs.

    Authors: Ladislav Stehlík, Hana Vitulová, Francesco Simeoni, Pavel Proks and Massimo Vignoli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:269

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  43. Although salmonellosis is considered one of the most important food-borne zoonotic diseases in Europe, close contact between dogs and their owners can also be a potential source of Salmonella spp. for humans. Thi...

    Authors: E. Bataller, E. García-Romero, L. Llobat, V. Lizana and E. Jiménez-Trigos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:268

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  44. Antibiotics have long been the first line of defense to prevent Escherichia coli infections, but they have lost their potency since bacteria have grown increasingly resistant to treatment. The present research ai...

    Authors: Mohammad Jahantigh, Keyvan Samadi, Reza Esmaeelzadeh Dizaji and Saeed Salari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:267

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  45. Little is known on significance, diversity and characteristics of gut E. coli in goats despite their importance as food animals globally. We characterized the temporal dynamics in diversity of E. coli in fecal sa...

    Authors: Eunice Ndegwa, Aber Alahmde, Chyer Kim, Paul Kaseloo and Dahlia O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:266

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  46. Dysfunction of endothelial cells and vascular system is one of the most important pathological changes of porcine circovirus disease (PCVD) caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). PCV2-infected endothelial...

    Authors: Fengyang Shi, Qiuming Li, Shiyu Liu, Fengying Liu, Jianfang Wang, Defeng Cui, Xiaolin Hou, Shuanghai Zhou, Yonghong Zhang and Huanrong Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:265

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  47. The left atrium (LA) is an important prognostic parameter in cardiac pathologies of cats. Its size is currently measured in one-dimensional methods, while human medicine considers two- and three-dimensional ec...

    Authors: Janina Rauch, Michael Fehr, Martin Beyerbach and Stephan O. Hungerbuehler

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:263

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