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  1. Content type: Research article

    Lawsonia intracellularis (L. intracellularis) is the etiologic agent of porcine proliferative enteropathy (PPE), which is reported in many swine breeding countries all over the world, and has caused enormous econ...

    Authors: Yanyang Wu, Kaiyue Tian, Yuhan Zhang, Huifang Guo, Ning Li, Zeng Wang and Jun Zhao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:97

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    Obesity in dogs is an increasing problem associated with morbidity, shortened life span and poor life quality. Overweight dogs exhibit postprandial hyperlipidaemia, highlighting the need to identify potential ...

    Authors: Josefin Söder, Sara Wernersson, Johan Dicksved, Ragnvi Hagman, Johnny R. Östman, Ali A. Moazzami and Katja Höglund

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:96

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    No comprehensive studies have been carried out on the infectious causes of abortion in Kenyan dairy cattle herds. A survey was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Bovine Viral Dia...

    Authors: Tequiero Abuom Okumu, Njenga Munene John, James K. Wabacha, Victor Tsuma and John VanLeeuwen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:95

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    Antibiotic use in human and veterinary medicine is considered a main driver of antimicrobial resistance. Although guidelines to promote appropriate use of antimicrobials in veterinary patients have been develo...

    Authors: K. Schmitt, C. Lehner, S. Schuller, G. Schüpbach-Regula, M. Mevissen, R. Peter, C. R. Müntener, H. Naegeli and B. Willi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:94

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    To conduct a hematological analysis of avian blood samples, standard automated cell counting is unreliable because all avian blood cells are nucleated. Therefore, quantitative white blood cell counting in bird...

    Authors: Lea Carisch, Martina Stirn, Jean Michel Hatt, Karin Federer, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Riond

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:93

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the most deleterious conditions leading to cardiovascular diseases and mortality. The importance of an early and accurate diagnosis assures immediate medical treatme...

    Authors: Esther López, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Verónica Álvarez, Rebeca Blázquez, Federica Marinaro, Ana Abad, Helena Martín, Claudia Báez, Virginia Blanco, Verónica Crisóstomo and Javier García Casado

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:91

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Osseous- associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (OA-CSM) has a high prevalence in Great Danes. In order to understand the progression of osseous changes, we aimed to perform a long-term computed tomographic (C...

    Authors: Daniella Vansteenkiste, Paula Martin-Vaquero, Marília Bonelli, Luciana B. da Costa and Ronaldo C. da Costa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:90

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Benzimidazole (BZ) resistance is an increasingly serious problem due to the excessive use of this anthelmintic for controlling Haemonchus contortus, which is one of the major gastrointestinal nematodes infecting ...

    Authors: Dong-dong Shen, Zhi-wei Peng, Min Hu, Zong-ze Zhang, Zhi-jun Hou and Zhen-sheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:89

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Since early 2015, mule duck and Cherry Valley duck flocks have been suffering from short beak and dwarfism syndrome. This widely spreading infectious disease is characterized by growth retardation, smaller bea...

    Authors: Guozhi Bian, Haibin Ma, Mengping Luo, Fengping Gong, Bo Li, Guiping Wang, Mudassar Mohiuddin, Ming Liao and Jianfeng Yuan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:88

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is prevalent in pigs and may serve as a reservoir for human infection. However, data on HEV infections in pigs in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, are limited. Here, we clarified the process ...

    Authors: Takumi Motoya, Masahiro Umezawa, Keiko Goto, Ikuko Doi, Noriko Nagata, Yoshiaki Ikeda, Atsushi Sakuta, Nobuya Sasaki and Koji Ishii

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:87

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Several species-specific PCR assays, based on a variety of target genes are currently used in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma bovis infections in cattle herds with respiratory diseases and/or mastitis. With this dive...

    Authors: Henk J. Wisselink, Bregtje Smid, Jane Plater, Anne Ridley, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anna Aspán, Tarja Pohjanvirta, Nella Vähänikkilä, Helene Larsen, Jonas Høgberg, Adélie Colin and Florence Tardy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:86

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Escherichia coli is bacteria that exist as commensal in the intestine of animals and humans, but pathogenic strains cause disease in chickens. The development of antimicrobial resistance in E. coli is one of majo...

    Authors: Edilu Jorga Sarba, Kebede Abdisa Kelbesa, Morka Dandecha Bayu, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Bizunesh Mideksa Borena and Ayichew Teshale

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:85

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a severe, highly infectious and fatal viral disease of small ruminants. Four lineages of PPR virus have been identified globally based on sequence analysis of the nucleoprot...

    Authors: Biruk Alemu, Getachew Gari, Geneviève Libeau, Olivier Kwiatek, Menbere Kidane, Rediet Belayneh, Bewuket Siraw, Barbara Wieland, Wondwoson Asfaw and Reta D. Abdi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:84

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Limited data are available about the kinetics of mRNA expressions of Heat shock proteins (HSPs) and heat shock factors (HSFs) in the thermally manipulated (TM) broiler chicks during acute heat stress. Therefor...

    Authors: Mohamed Borhan Al-Zghoul and Sabry Mohamed El-Bahr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:83

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Shimen strain of classical swine fever (CSF) virus (CSFV) causes CSF, which is mainly characterised by disseminated intravascular haemorrhage. Macrophages are an essential component of innate immunity agai...

    Authors: Xiaocheng Gong, Aoxue Hu, Xuepeng Li, Jun He, Zhongxing Wu, Xi Zuo and Pengbo Ning

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:82

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Bovine brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that causes substantial economic losses and has a strong impact on public health. The main objective of this paper is to determine the risk factors for new infections of B...

    Authors: Liliana Cárdenas, Mario Peña, Oscar Melo and Jordi Casal

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:81

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In the presented study we investigated the development of the humoral immune response against LSDV during the process of re-vaccination of cattle over a time span of 5 months. In addition, the performance of d...

    Authors: Milovan Milovanović, Klaas Dietze, Vesna Milićević, Sonja Radojičić, Miroslav Valčić, Tom Moritz and Bernd Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:80

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  18. Content type: Methodology article

    Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3), recently widely isolated from pigs with various clinical conditions, is likely globally epidemic. However, development of serological diagnosis for PCV3 in pigs is ongoing. Ou...

    Authors: Sujiao Zhang, Dongliang Wang, Yifan Jiang, Zhoumian Li, Yawen Zou, Meng Li, Haoyang Yu, Kun Huang, Yi Yang and Naidong Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:79

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Wounds are among the most common medical conditions affecting horses and have a major economic impact on the horse industry. Wound healing in horses is distinct to that documented in other species, and often r...

    Authors: Louis Kamus, Marie Rameau and Christine Theoret

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:78

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Open angle glaucoma is the only type of primary glaucoma reported in Beagles. This case report describes a primary angle-closure glaucoma in a Beagle and its diagnostic and prognostic relevance.

    Authors: Shin Ae Park, Dodd Sledge, Colleen Monahan, Joshua T. Bartoe and András M. Komáromy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:75

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The popularity of raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) for pets has been increasing in recent years even if the reputed health benefits are mainly anecdotal. A web-based survey was developed to better understand the m...

    Authors: Giada Morelli, Sofia Bastianello, Paolo Catellani and Rebecca Ricci

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:74

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Thailand’s Central Plain is identified as a contact zone between pigs and flying foxes, representing a potential zoonotic risk. Nipah virus (NiV) has been reported in flying foxes in Thailand, but it has never...

    Authors: Weerapong Thanapongtharm, Mathilde C. Paul, Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Vilaiporn Wongphruksasoong, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Kachen Wongsathapornchai, Sudarat Damrongwatanapokin, Daniel Schar and Marius Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:73

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Honey bee population decline threatens the beekeeping sector, agriculture and global biodiversity. Early detection of colony mortality may facilitate rapid interventions to contain and prevent mortality spread...

    Authors: Sandra Barroso-Arévalo, Marina Vicente-Rubiano, Francisco Puerta, Fernando Molero and José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:72

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The sustainability of farming and animal welfare requires the reconsideration of current selection schemes. In particular, implementation of new selection criteria related to animal health and welfare should h...

    Authors: Julie Hervé, Elena Terenina, Karine Haurogné, Elodie Bacou, Elizaveta Kulikova, Marie Allard, Yvon Billon, Jean-Marie Bach, Pierre Mormède and Blandine Lieubeau

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:71

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Serum antibody detection has potential as a complementary diagnostic tool in animal tuberculosis (TB) control, particularly in multi-host systems. The objective of the present study was to assess the specifici...

    Authors: J. A. Infantes-Lorenzo, I. Moreno, A. Roy, M. A. Risalde, A. Balseiro, L. de Juan, B. Romero, J. Bezos, E. Puentes, J. Åkerstedt, G. T. Tessema, C. Gortázar, L. Domínguez and M. Domínguez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:70

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Wildebeest associated malignant catarrhal fever (WA-MCF) is a fatal disease of cattle. Outbreaks are seasonal and associated with close interaction between cattle and calving wildebeest. In Kenya, WA-MCF has a...

    Authors: Sheillah Ayiela Orono, George Chege Gitao, Jean Pierre Mpatswenumugabo, Maurine Chepkwony, Christine Mutisya, Edward Okoth, Barend Mark de Clare Bronsvoort, George Cameron Russell, Vishvanath Nene and Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:69

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Refractory diseases, including bacterial infections, are causing huge economic losses in dairy farming. Despite efforts to prevent and treat those diseases in cattle, including the use of antimicrobials, it is...

    Authors: Sotaro Fujisawa, Satoru Konnai, Tomohiro Okagawa, Naoya Maekawa, Akina Tanaka, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Shiro Murata and Kazuhiko Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:68

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotics (AB) are an important tool to tackle infectious disease in pig farms; however some research indicates that their frequent mis/over-use may contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance and...

    Authors: Alessia Diana, Laura A. Boyle, Finola C. Leonard, Ciaran Carroll, Eugene Sheehan, Declan Murphy and Edgar G. Manzanilla

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:67

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  29. Content type: Research article

    High prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in racehorses and its impact on horse welfare and racing economics call for improved measures of injury diagnosis and prevention. Serum biomarkers of bone and carti...

    Authors: Agnieszka J. Turlo, Anna Cywinska and David D. Frisbie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:66

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A previous six-week (wk) study demonstrated the potential of the sodium-glucose linked transport inhibitor velagliflozin as a novel treatment for equine insulin dysregulation. The present study examined the sa...

    Authors: A. Meier, M. de Laat, D. Reiche, D. Fitzgerald and M. Sillence

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:65

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Short beak and dwarfism syndrome (SBDS) was caused by novel goose parvovirus (NGPV)--a variant of goose parvovirus (GPV). Ducks infected with NGPV shows clinical signs including growth retardation and protrusi...

    Authors: Jinyue Zhang, Peng Liu, Yuanyuan Wu, Mingshu Wang, Renyong Jia, Dekang Zhu, Mafeng Liu, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xinxin Zhao, Shaqiu Zhang, Yunya Liu, Ling Zhang, Yanling Yu, Yu You, Shun Chen…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:63

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Vitamin D-dependent rickets is rare in animals and humans. Several types of this condition are associated with genetic variants related to vitamin D metabolism. This is the first report of type 1B vitamin D-de...

    Authors: Takahiro Teshima, Sena Kurita, Takashi Sasaki, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Ayaka Niina, Daijiro Abe, Nobuo Kanno and Hidekazu Koyama

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:62

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Influenza A virus (IAV) is an important pathogen in pigs that affects productivity and has important public health implications because of its zoonotic nature. Surveillance is central to the control of influen...

    Authors: Jorge Garrido-Mantilla, Julio Alvarez, Marie Culhane, Jayaveeramuthu Nirmala, Jean Paul Cano and Montserrat Torremorell

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:61

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) is a single-stranded, closed circular DNA virus, which causes porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS), multisystemic inflammation, and reproductive failure. The pres...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Wenchao Sun, Liang Cao, Min Zheng, Yilong Zhu, Wenjie Li, Cunxia Liu, Xinyu Zhuang, Jialiang Xing, Huijun Lu, Tingrong Luo and Ningyi Jin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:60

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Equine laminitis is a complex disease that manifests as pain and lameness in the feet, often with debilitating consequences. There is a paucity of data that accounts for the multifactorial nature of laminitis ...

    Authors: D. Pollard, C. E. Wylie, K. L. P. Verheyen and J. R. Newton

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:59

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Premilking udder preparation is essential for harvesting high-quality milk as gently, completely, and quickly as possible. The associations between characteristics such as teat-end shape and premilking stimula...

    Authors: Matthias Wieland, Jaclyn M. Melvin, Daryl V. Nydam and Paul D. Virkler

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:58

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Organophosphate pesticides-OP-, like malathion, can alter the normal functioning of neuro-endocrine systems (e.g., hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid-HPT- axis), and to interfere on the thyroidal homeostasis. Thro...

    Authors: Juan B. Ortiz-Delgado, Victoria Funes and Carmen Sarasquete

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:57

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Due to the routine use of dexamethasone (DEX) in veterinary and human medicine and its negative impact on the rate of wound healing and skeletal muscle condition, we decided to investigate the effect of DEX on...

    Authors: Iwona Otrocka-Domagała, Katarzyna Paździor-Czapula and Michał Gesek

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:56

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  39. Content type: Research article

    H1 receptor antagonists are commonly used for the treatment of allergic diseases. The aim of this study was to find out, if antihistaminic compounds like mepyramine have the ability to influence the activity of ....

    Authors: G. G. Bruer, P. Hagedorn, M. Kietzmann, A. F. Tohamy, V. Filor, E. Schultz, S. Mielke-Kuschow and J. Meissner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:55

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common diseases occurring in cats. It is characterized by renal fibrosis, which is strongly correlated with impairment of renal function. Since renal biopsy is n...

    Authors: Chutimon Thanaboonnipat, Saikaew Sutayatram, Chollada Buranakarl and Nan Choisunirachon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:54

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The first month of life possess significant challenges for dairy calves due to high susceptibility to digestive diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of prebiotic supplementation wit...

    Authors: Ana Velasquez-Munoz, Diego Manriquez, Sushil Paudyal, Hyungchul Han, Robert Callan, Elizabeth P. Ryan and Pablo Pinedo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:53

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Primary corneal tumors are unusual in dogs although there has been a rise in the prevalence of canine corneal squamous cell carcinoma in the past decades due to different factors. Exposure to ultraviolet radia...

    Authors: López-Murcia María del Mar, Mayordomo-Febrer Aloma, Viana David, Mozos Elena and Ortega Joaquín

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:52

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Improper use of antimicrobials results in poor treatment and severe bacterial resistance. Breakpoints are routinely used in the clinical laboratory setting to guide clinical decision making. Therefore, the obj...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:51

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a prion disease affecting members of the Cervidae family. PrPC primary structures play a key role in CWD susceptibility resulting in extended incubation periods and regulating the...

    Authors: Alicia Otero, Camilo Duque Velásquez, Chad Johnson, Allen Herbst, Rosa Bolea, Juan José Badiola, Judd Aiken and Debbie McKenzie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:50

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Prostatic diseases are common and mostly associated with enlargement of the accessory gland. Thus, determining the prostate size has become a main criterion for evaluating prostate health status. Computed tomo...

    Authors: Katharina Haverkamp, Lisa Katharina Harder, Nora Sophie Marita Kuhnt, Matthias Lüpke, Ingo Nolte and Patrick Wefstaedt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:49

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