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  1. Following myocardial infarction (MI), we aimed to characterize morphometric and genetic changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) components from ischemia onset until late phases after coronary reperfusion in necr...

    Authors: Cesar Rios-Navarro, Maria Ortega, Victor Marcos-Garces, Jose Gavara, Elena de Dios, Nerea Perez-Sole, Francisco J. Chorro, Vicente Bodi and Amparo Ruiz-Sauri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:262

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  2. Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, a disease of both humans and various animal species, and can be used as a bioterror agent. Effective vaccines are available, but those could benefit from impr...

    Authors: Yeonsu Oh, Jung Ae Kim, Chang-Hwan Kim, Soo-Keun Choi and Jae-Gu Pan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:259

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  3. It has been demonstrated that swine waste is an important reservoir for resistant genes. Moreover, the bacteria carrying resistant genes and originating from swine feces and wastewater could spread to the exte...

    Authors: Ping Cheng, Yuqi Yang, Fulei Li, Xiaoting Li, Haibin Liu, Saqib Ali Fazilani, Wenxin Guo, Guofeng Xu and Xiuying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:258

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  4. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SE) is one of the food-borne pathogenic bacteria, which affects poultry production and poses severe threat to human health. The correlation of immune system and metabolism...

    Authors: Yuanmei Wang, Xiuxiu Miao, Huilong Li, Pengcheng Su, Lili Lin, Liying Liu and Xianyao Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:257

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  5. Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy currently described in humans and cats. It consists of a spongy myocardium characterized by prominent trabeculation and deep recesses invo...

    Authors: Maria Vilcu, Iuliu Scurtu, Dan G. Ohad, Ionel Papuc, Laura Scurtu and Flaviu Tabaran

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:255

    Content type: Case Report

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  6. Gut microbiota play important roles in their co-evolution with mammals. However, little is understood about gut bacterial community of Tibetan sheep compared with other sheep breeds. In this study, we investig...

    Authors: Jianjun Chang, Xiaoting Yao, Chenxiang Zuo, Yuxu Qi, Dekun Chen and Wentao Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:254

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Newcastle disease (ND) causes severe economic losses in poultry industry worldwide. Egyptian poultry industry suffered from severe economic losses since the isolation of Velogenic Newcastle disease virus (vNDV...

    Authors: Hatem S. Abd El-Hamid, Manal E. Shafi, Najah M. Albaqami, Hany F. Ellakany, Naglaa M. Abdelaziz, Mohamed N. Abdelaziz, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Ayman E. Taha, Khalid M. Alanazi and Ahmed R. Elbestawy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:253

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Staphylococcus argenteus is a new specie positive coagulase staphylococci. We investigate the presence of S. argenteus in isolates previously classified as S. aureus, obtained from the milk of cows with mastitis ...

    Authors: Bruna F. Rossi, Érika C. R. Bonsaglia, Ivana G. Castilho, Stéfani T. A. Dantas, Hélio Langoni, José C. F. Pantoja, Ary Fernandes Júnior, Juliano L. Gonçalves, Marcos V. Santos, Rinaldo A. Mota and Vera L. M. Rall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:252

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  9. Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogen for the cattle industry worldwide causing significant economic losses. Several transmission routes, including those related to reproduction, have been described. Indeed, ...

    Authors: A. García-Galán, C. De la Fe, J. Gomis, E. Bataller, A. Sánchez, J. J. Quereda, E. García-Roselló and A. Gómez-Martín

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:251

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  10. Castration of the stallion is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the horse. Recently barbed suture materials for surgical wound closure were introduced to the market with manufacturers...

    Authors: Ditte Marie Top Adler, Stine Østergaard, Elin Jørgensen and Stine Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:250

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  11. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) has been an emerging porcine virus spread around the world. The conserved DNA sequence of PCV3 enabled good performance in molecular biological assays.

    Authors: Lin Yuan, Yingyi Liu, Yana Chen, Xiaoxue Gu, Hao Dong, Shuo Zhang, Tao Han, Zhi Zhou, Xiaohui Song and Chuanbin Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:249

    Content type: Methodology article

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  12. Fungal infection of animals or humans are common all over the world. Some of microorganisms like fungi, exist on the skin and can be transmitted onto other individuals, other animal species or even humans and ...

    Authors: Bożena Dworecka-Kaszak, Małgorzata J. Biegańska and Iwona Dąbrowska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:248

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  13. Long-acting local anaesthetics (e.g. bupivacaine hydrochloride) or sustained-release formulations of bupivacaine (e.g. liposomal bupivacaine) may be neurotoxic when applied in the setting of diabetic neuropath...

    Authors: Liljana Markova, Nejc Umek, Simon Horvat, Admir Hadžić, Max Kuroda, Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, Vesna Mrak and Erika Cvetko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:247

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  14. As a co-receptor for fibroblast growth factor 23, klotho plays a pivotal role in phosphate metabolism. The kidney is known to be the main source of soluble alpha-klotho and the principal regulator of its conce...

    Authors: Hong jae Yi, Jong bok Lee, Kyu pil Lee, Ye-In Oh, Kun ho Song and Kyoung won Seo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:246

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Impaired gut microbiota leads to pathogenic bacteria infection, pro-inflammatory response and post-weaning diarrhea. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) K88 is a major cause of post-weaning diarrhea in weaned...

    Authors: Wenwen Wang, Yuan Wang, Xiran Hao, Yuanxiao Duan, Ziqi Meng, Xiaoping An and Jingwei Qi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:245

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  16. The herbicide dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is one of the most widely used crop spraying products in the world. Some pesticides induce the degranulation of mast cells and increase allergic responses. This...

    Authors: José Luiz Santos Parizi, Amanda Jodas Tolardo, Ana Carolina Gomes Lisboa, Bruna Barravieira, Fabíola de Azevedo Mello, Renata Calciolari Rossi and Gisele Alborghetti Nai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:244

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  17. Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a vector-borne emerging zoonotic disease of animals and humans, characterized by socioeconomic losses to livestock farmers and global public health threat. The study determined RVFV ...

    Authors: Nma Bida Alhaji, Jibrin Aminu, Mohammed Kabiru Lawan, Olutayo Olajide Babalobi, Ibrahim Ghali-Mohammed and Ismail Ayoade Odetokun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:243

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Reproducible science requires transparent reporting. The ARRIVE guidelines (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) were originally developed in 2010 to improve the reporting of animal research. The...

    Authors: Nathalie Percie du Sert, Viki Hurst, Amrita Ahluwalia, Sabina Alam, Marc T. Avey, Monya Baker, William J. Browne, Alejandra Clark, Innes C. Cuthill, Ulrich Dirnagl, Michael Emerson, Paul Garner, Stephen T. Holgate, David W. Howells, Natasha A. Karp, Stanley E. Lazic…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:242

    Content type: Guideline

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  19. The present report describes a case of pseudocowpox virus (PCPV) infection in a seven-year-old female bison euthanized due to a history of declining condition and sores on the vulva and udder.

    Authors: Vinay Shivanna, A. Giselle Cino-Ozuna, Cody Heskett, Douglas G. Marthaler and Charan Ganta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:241

    Content type: Case Report

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  20. Feline morbillivirus (FeMV) has been discovered in domestic cats associated with tubulointerstitial nephritis, but FeMV is also detected in healthy cats. This research aimed to identify and characterize the Fe...

    Authors: Surangkanang Chaiyasak, Chutchai Piewbang, Anudep Rungsipipat and Somporn Techangamsuwan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:240

    Content type: Research article

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  21. p53 protein is essential for the regulation of cell proliferation. Aberrant accumulation of it usually occurs in cutaneous malignancies. Mutant p53 is detected by immunohistochemistry because it is more stable...

    Authors: María José García-Iglesias, Jose Luis Cuevas-Higuera, Ana Bastida-Sáenz, María Gracia de Garnica-García, Laura Polledo, Paula Perero, Jorge González-Fernández, Beatriz Fernández-Martínez and Claudia Pérez-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:239

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  22. A microbiological diagnosis is essential to better target antimicrobial treatment, control and prevention of respiratory tract infections in cattle. Under field conditions, non-endoscopic broncho-alveolar lava...

    Authors: Laura Van Driessche, Charlotte De Neve, Freddy Haesebrouck, Katharina van Leenen, Filip Boyen and Bart Pardon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:238

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  23. Effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation products (SCFP) on rumen microbiota were determined in vitro and in vivo under a high and a depressed pH. The in vitro trial determined the effects of Original XPC...

    Authors: Hein M. Tun, Shucong Li, Ilkyu Yoon, Sarah J. Meale, Paula A. Azevedo, Ehsan Khafipour and Jan C. Plaizier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:237

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  24. Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm) is the causative agent of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in cattle. A prototype subunit vaccine is being developed, however, there is currently no diagnostic test that...

    Authors: Harrison O. Lutta, David Odongo, Arshad Mather, Jose Perez-Casal, Andrew Potter, Volker Gerdts, Emil M. Berberov, Tracy Prysliak, Martina Kyallo, Alexander Kipronoh, Moses Olum, Roger Pelle and Jan Naessens

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:236

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  25. Bartonella bacteria have been associated with an increasingly wide range of human and animal diseases. These emerging pathogens have been identified as being globally dispersed. Ticks and small rodents are known ...

    Authors: Lili Hao, Dongbo Yuan, Li Guo, Wei Hou, Xi Mo, Jie Yin, Aiguo Yang and Rui Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:235

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  26. Tea polyphenols (TPs) attenuate obesity related liver inflammation; however, the anti-obesity effects and anti-inflammatory mechanisms are not clearly understood. This study aimed to determine whether the anti...

    Authors: Sajid Ur Rahman, Yingying Huang, Lei Zhu, Xiaoyan Chu, Shahid Ahmed Junejo, Yafei Zhang, Ibrar Muhammad Khan, Yu Li, Shibin Feng, Jinjie Wu and Xichun Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:234

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  27. The use of an untargeted metabolomic approach to investigate biofluids of respiratory origin is of increasing interest in human and veterinary lung research. Considering the high incidence of equine asthma (> ...

    Authors: Marilena Bazzano, Luca Laghi, Chenglin Zhu, Gian Enrico Magi, Beniamino Tesei and Fulvio Laus

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:233

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  28. Emergence of both viral zoonoses from bats and diseases that threaten bat populations has highlighted the necessity for greater insights into the functioning of the bat immune system. Particularly when conside...

    Authors: Jiri Pikula, Tomas Heger, Hana Bandouchova, Veronika Kovacova, Monika Nemcova, Ivana Papezikova, Vladimir Piacek, Renata Zajíčková and Jan Zukal

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:232

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  29. Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common and highly prevalent pathogen causing upper respiratory diseases in kittens and felines in recent years. Due to the substantial genetic variability of the viral genes, exis...

    Authors: Dengliang Li, Zhanding Cui, Guohua Li, Liangting Zhang, Ying Zhang, Han Zhao, Shuang Zhang, Yanbing Guo, Yanli Zhao, Fanxing Men, Shihui Zhao, Jiang Shao, Dongju Du, Hailong Huang, Kai Wang, Guixue Hu…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:231

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  30. In the poultry industry, quantitative analysis of chicken T cell proliferation is important in many biological applications such as drug screening, vaccine production, and cytotoxicity assessment. Several assa...

    Authors: Karla Lucía F. Alvarez, Astrid Poma-Acevedo, Manolo Fernández-Sánchez and Manolo Fernández-Díaz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:230

    Content type: Methodology article

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  31. Antimicrobial stewardship activities are essential to improve prudent antimicrobial use. The aim of the present study was to evaluate changes in antimicrobial prescriptions in cats after the introduction of pr...

    Authors: Alina Hubbuch, Kira Schmitt, Claudia Lehner, Sonja Hartnack, Simone Schuller, Gertraud Schüpbach-Regula, Meike Mevissen, Ruth Peter, Cedric Müntener, Hanspeter Naegeli and Barbara Willi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:229

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  32. There is a growing interest in the scientific community to use computer-based software programs for the quantification of cells during physiological and pathophysiological processes. Drawbacks of computer-base...

    Authors: Valérie Dubuc, Sheila Laverty, Hélène Richard, Monique Doré and Christine Theoret

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:228

    Content type: Methodology article

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  33. Insect vector transmitted pathogens from contaminated environments are a key potential risk for public health. Meanwhile, transmission by non-blood sucking flies needs to be considered. Sequencing and phylogen...

    Authors: Jinling Liu, Gen Lu, Yuesong Cui, Shu Wei, Tongqing An, Guoshun Shen and Zeliang Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:227

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Streptococcosis and Motile Aeromonad Septicemia (MAS) are important diseases of tilapia, Oreochromis spp. and causes huge economic losses in aquaculture globally. The feed-based vaccination may be an alternative ...

    Authors: Md Shirajum Monir, Sabri bin Mohd Yusoff, Zarirah binti Mohamed Zulperi, Hasliza binti Abu Hassim, Aslah Mohamad, Muhamad Sofie bin Mohd Hafiz Ngoo and Md Yasin Ina-Salwany

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:226

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  35. Retinal diseases are common in dogs. Some hereditary retinal dystrophies in dogs are important not only because they lead to vision loss but also because they show strong similarities to the orthologous human ...

    Authors: Laurence M. Occelli, Nate Pasmanter, Elias E. Ayoub and Simon M. Petersen-Jones

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:225

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  36. Congenital heart diseases are occasionally encountered in the bovine species. Ventricular septal defects (VSD) and atrial septal defects (ASD) are reported to be the most common; however, a vast collection hav...

    Authors: Aine McManus, Tim Moloney, Pamela Kelly, Conor Rowan, Cliona Skelly and Catherine I. McAloon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:224

    Content type: Case Report

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  37. Free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) can become entangled in fishing line and other marine debris. Infrequently, dolphins can be successfully disentangled, released back into the wild, and...

    Authors: Wendy Marks, Steve Burton, Elizabeth Stratton, Eric Zolman, George Biedenbach and Annie Page-Karjian

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:223

    Content type: Case Report

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  38. Pasteurella multocida is the etiological agent responsible for several diseases in a wide range of hosts around the world and thus, causes serious economic losses. Acute septicemia associated with capsular type B...

    Authors: Inmaculada Cuevas, Alfonso Carbonero, David Cano, Ignacio García-Bocanegra, Manuel Ángel Amaro and Carmen Borge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:222

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The Cumberland Gap Region (CGR) of the United States is a natural corridor between the southeastern, northeastern, and midwestern regions of the country. CGR has also many species of ticks and mosquitos that s...

    Authors: Gilbert Patterson, Matthew Tanhauser, Paul Schmidt, Dawn Spangler, Charles Faulkner, Vina Faulkner, Daniel Kish, Karen Gruszynski, Hemant Naikare, Michele D. Coarsey and Ashutosh Verma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:221

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Bovine tuberculosis and tuberculosis are chronic infectious diseases caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members, Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, respectively. Infection with M. b...

    Authors: Wynand J. Goosen, Tanya J. Kerr, Léanie Kleynhans, Peter Buss, David Cooper, Robin M. Warren, Paul D. van Helden, Björn Schröder, Sven D. C. Parsons and Michele A. Miller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:220

    Content type: Methodology article

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

    Authors: S. Rimoldi, E. Gini, J. F. A. Koch, F. Iannini, F. Brambilla and G. Terova

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:219

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:118

  42. Studies have shown that some viral infections cause structural changes in the intestinal microflora, but little is known about the effects of tumorigenic viral infection on the intestinal microflora of chickens.

    Authors: Xianhua Wan, Laipeng Xu, Xiangli Sun, Hui Li, Fengbin Yan, Ruili Han, Hong Li, Zhuanjian Li, Yadong Tian, Xiaojun Liu, Xiangtao Kang, Zhenya Wang and Yanbin Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:218

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  43. Echocardiography is the most frequently used non -invasive diagnostic tool to evaluate cardiac anatomy and function in domestic species but increasingly also in non -domestic species, especially since cardiac ...

    Authors: Laurent Locquet, Blandine Houdellier, Bart J. G. Broeckx, Tim Bouts, Veronique Liekens, Jimmy H. Saunders and Pascale Smets

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:217

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  44. The aim of the study has been to compare the effect of dietary supplementation of β-1,3/1,6-glucan, Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria or their mixture on the growth performance, selected parameters of the immune s...

    Authors: Barbara Kazuń, Joanna Małaczewska, Krzysztof Kazuń, Rafał Kamiński, Dobrochna Adamek-Urbańska and Joanna Żylińska-Urban

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:216

    Content type: Research article

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  45. A negative potential is occasionally recorded in humans and animals with profound deafness during brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAER) tests if loud intensities are used. This acoustically evoked short l...

    Authors: Ezio Bianchi, Anna Maria Cantoni and Luc Poncelet

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:215

    Content type: Case Report

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  46. A large number of animal species are susceptible to Leishmania infantum (Kinetoplastida, Trypanosomatidae) in endemic areas, including domestic and wild felids such as tigers (Panthera tigris). Knowledge on the i...

    Authors: Maria Alfonsa Cavalera, Roberta Iatta, Pietro Laricchiuta, Giuseppe Passantino, Francesca Abramo, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Domenico Otranto and Andrea Zatelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:214

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Microsporidia are common opportunistic parasites in humans and animals, including rabbits. However, only limited epidemiology data concern about the prevalence and molecular characterization of Enterocytozoon bie...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Yijun Chai, Leiqiong Xiang, Wuyou Wang, Ziyao Zhou, Haifeng Liu, Zhijun Zhong, Hualin Fu and Guangneng Peng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:212

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The opioid crisis continues to grow in the United States with 46,700 drug overdose deaths due to opioids in 2017 alone. Vet shopping, the practice of soliciting veterinarians for prescription medications, has ...

    Authors: Falguni C. Patel, Jeffrey A. Raines, Richard W. Kim, Karen Gruszynski, Robert E. Davis, Manoj Sharma, Gilbert Patterson, Jason W. Johnson and Vinayak K. Nahar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:210

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Canine visceral hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a highly aggressive cancer of endothelial origin that closely resembles visceral angiosarcoma in humans, both clinically and histopathologically. Currently there is an ...

    Authors: Chinatsu Mukai, Eunju Choi, Kelly L. Sams, Elena Zu Klampen, Lynne Anguish, Brooke A. Marks, Edward J. Rice, Zhong Wang, Lauren A. Choate, Shao-Pei Chou, Yukinari Kato, Andrew D. Miller, Charles G. Danko and Scott A. Coonrod

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:206

    Content type: Research article

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