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  1. Administration of a competitive exclusion culture (CE culture) has the potential to induce protective effects in very young chicks against caecal colonisation by EEC (= extended-spectrum β-lactamases [ESBL] an...

    Authors: Ulrich Methner and Uwe Rösler

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:143

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  2. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate, through videothermometry, the temperature variation in the hearts of rabbits, that underwent induced myocardial ischemia and reperfusion.

    Authors: Tomas Ottoni Barroso da Silva, Leonardo Waldstein de Moura Vidal, Paula Gebe Abreu Cabral, Matheus Roberto da Mota Costa, Silvia Marcela Ruiz Cadena, Marcelo Borges dos Santos Junior, Fernanda Antunes and André Lacerda de Abreu Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:142

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  3. Perfusion-weighted imaging is only scarcely used in veterinary medicine. The exact reasons are unclear. One reason might be the typically high costs of the software packages for image analysis. In addition, a ...

    Authors: Antje Hartmann, Volkher B. Scholz and Ines E. Lautenschläger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:141

    Content type: Software

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  4. Disinfectants are frequently used in animal production to reduce or eliminate the load of infectious agents and parasites in buildings and equipment associated with the housing or transportation of animals. Th...

    Authors: H. Maertens, E. Van Coillie, S. Millet, S. Van Weyenberg, N. Sleeckx, E. Meyer, J. Zoons, J. Dewulf and K. De Reu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:140

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  5. Metaldehyde is a toxic pesticide used mainly as a molluscicide, responsible for intoxication and deaths in both humans and animals. Accidental exposure to metaldehyde in dogs is considered rare, but severe. Da...

    Authors: Ana Flávia Machado Botelho, Amanda Milhomem Donato Machado, Rayanne Henrique Santana da Silva, Amanda Carvalho Faria, Lucas Santos Machado, Heloa Santos, Sandro de Melo Braga, Bruno Benetti Junta Torres, Marina Pacheco Miguel, Andrea Rodrigues Chaves and Marília Martins Melo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:139

    Content type: Case Report

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  6. Salmonella enterica serovars are a major cause of foodborne illness and have a substantial impact on global human health. In Canada, Salmonella is commonly found on swine farms and the increasing concern about dr...

    Authors: Corinne H. Schut, Abdolvahab Farzan, Russell S. Fraser, Margaret H. Ainslie-Garcia, Robert M. Friendship and Brandon N. Lillie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:138

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Medical infrared thermal imaging (MITI) is a non-invasive imaging modality gaining popularity in the veterinary field. An infrared camera captures emission of heat and creates a color map in the form of a ther...

    Authors: M. Larkin, C. Loughin, D. Marino, C. Dewey, S. Umbaugh and J. Sackman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:137

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Mastitis is the most frequent diseases for transition cows. Identification of potential biomarkers for diagnosis of mastitis is important for its prevention. Thus, this study was conducted to investigate blood...

    Authors: Ruo-wei Guan, Di-ming Wang, Bei-bei Wang, Lu-yi Jiang and Jian-xin Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:136

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  9. Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is a highly contagious virus belonging to family Paramyxovirade, genus Morbillivirus and responsible for high morbidity and mortality in dogs worldwide. Infected domestic dogs can cau...

    Authors: Tshering Dorji, Tenzin Tenzin, Kuenga Tenzin, Dawa Tshering, Karma Rinzin, Waraphon Phimpraphai and Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:135

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  10. Dairy cows undergo dramatic changes in endocrine and metabolic status around parturition and in early lactation. Meeting the nutritional requirements of transition dairy cows is important for animal health, pr...

    Authors: Yasmin Gundelach, Beate Streuff, Monika Franczyk, Marta Kankofer and Martina Hoedemaker

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:134

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  11. Brucellosis is an emerging yet neglected zoonosis that has been reported in Kenya. Epidemiological data on brucellosis in ruminants is readily accessible; however, reports on brucellosis in pigs remain limited...

    Authors: James Akoko, Roger Pelle, Velma Kivali, Esther Schelling, Gabriel Shirima, Eunice M. Machuka, Coletha Mathew, Eric M. Fèvre, Victoria Kyallo, Laura C. Falzon, AbdulHamid S. Lukambagire, Jo E. B. Halliday, Bassirou Bonfoh, Rudovick Kazwala and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:133

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  12. Infections of small ruminants with trichostrongyloid nematodes often result in reduced productivity and may be detrimental to the host. Anthelmintic resistance (AR) against most anthelmintic drug classes is no...

    Authors: Barbara Hinney, Julia Schoiswohl, Lynsey Melville, Vahel J. Ameen, Walpurga Wille-Piazzai, Karl Bauer, Anja Joachim, Jürgen Krücken, Philip J. Skuce and Reinhild Krametter-Frötscher

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:132

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  13. Over recent years, pet owners have started to demonstrate increased sensitivity toward their companion animals, which includes an increase in the attention paid towards their nutrition, seen as a way of safegu...

    Authors: Marica Vinassa, Diana Vergnano, Emanuela Valle, Marzia Giribaldi, Joana Nery, Liviana Prola, Domenico Bergero and Achille Schiavone

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:131

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  14. Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is a newly emerging Coronavirus that was first identified in 2012 in Hong Kong, China. Since then, PDCoV has subsequently been reported worldwide, causing a high number of neonata...

    Authors: Xiang Gao, Xinsheng Liu, Yongguang Zhang, Yanming Wei and Yonglu Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:130

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  15. Recombinant Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis (S. Choleraesuis) vaccine vector could be used to deliver heterologous antigens to prevent and control pig diseases. We have previously shown that a live-atte...

    Authors: Yu-an Li, Yunyun Chen, Yuan zhao Du, Weiwei Guo, Dianfeng Chu, Juan Fan, Xiaobo Wang, Matthew Bellefleur, Shifeng Wang and Huoying Shi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:129

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  16. In view of the current swine fever outbreak and the government aspiration to increase the goat population, a need arises to control and prevent outbreaks of goat pox. Despite North Vietnam facing sporadic case...

    Authors: Trang Hong Pham, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Nor Yasmin Abd. Rahaman, Huong Lan Thi Lai, Lan Thi Nguyen, Khien Van Do and Mustapha M. Noordin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:128

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  17. Multifocal spherical nonstaining cavities and gram-positive, rod-shaped, and endospore-forming bacteria were found in the liver of a sow that died suddenly. Clostridium novyi type B was identified and isolated fr...

    Authors: Chang-Gi Jeong, Byoung-Joo Seo, Salik Nazki, Byung Kwon Jung, Amina Khatun, Myeon-Sik Yang, Seung-Chai Kim, Sang-Hyun Noh, Jae-Ho Shin, Bumseok Kim and Won-Il Kim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:127

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  18. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Dal, and DEA 1, 4, 7 blood types, in a population of canine blood donors from Italy and Spain. Three hundred and twenty blood donor dogs receiving an an...

    Authors: Daniela Proverbio, George Lubas, Eva Spada, Anyela Andrea Medina Valentin, Luis Miguel Viñals Florez, Maria del Rosario Perlado Chamizo, Roberta Perego, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Elisabetta Ferro, Luciana Baggiani, Alessandra Gavazza and Marie-Claude Blais

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:126

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  19. The microenvironment within solid malignant tumors, including feline mammary gland carcinomas (FMGCs), is commonly hypoxic, possibly due to the lack of functional blood vessels in rapidly proliferating neoplas...

    Authors: Bo Chen, Susanne Je-Han Lin, Wen-Ta Li, Hui-Wen Chang, Victor Fei Pang, Pei-Yi Chu, Chin-Cheng Lee, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Ching-Ho Wu and Chian-Ren Jeng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:125

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  20. Carprofen and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are widely used in small animal clinical practice. Separation layers have been used during blood centrifugation to increase platelet yield. The objectives of this study...

    Authors: Jutarat Apakupakul, Panpicha Sattasathuchana, Phongsak Chanloinapha and Naris Thengchaisri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:124

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  21. Buffalo milk is rich in various nutritional components and bioactive substances that provide more essential health benefits to human body. Recently, exosome identified in the breast milk has been reported as a...

    Authors: Zujing Chen, Yueqin Xie, Junyi Luo, Ting Chen, Qianyun Xi, Yongliang Zhang and Jiajie Sun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:123

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  22. Classical scrapie susceptibility in sheep has been linked to three polymorphisms at codon 136, 154, and 171 in the prion protein gene (PRNP) whereas atypical scrapie susceptibility is related to polymorphisms at ...

    Authors: Eden Yitna Teferedegn, Yalcin Yaman and Cemal Un

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:122

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  23. As colic and intestinal disorders are a major concern in horses, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of butyrate, known to have a diverse array of beneficial e...

    Authors: W. A. Wambacq, D. A. van Doorn, P. M. Rovers-Paap, R. Ducatelle, L. Vlaminck, M. Lourenço and M. Hesta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:121

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  24. Specific behaviors associated with pain in cats with oral disease have not been consistently studied. The aim of this exploratory study was to identify pain-induced behaviors in cats before and after treatment...

    Authors: Ryota Watanabe, Diane Frank and Paulo V Steagall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:100

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  25. Recent studies have reported contrasting results of the effects of laser therapy on post-operative intervertebral disk herniation, with a lack of evidence-based advantages of this modality within a rehabilitat...

    Authors: Enrico Bruno, Sara Canal, Michela Antonucci, Marco Bernardini, Federica Balducci, Vincenzo Musella, Matteo Mussoni and Giuseppe Spinella

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:120

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  26. Hoof disease is one of the three major diseases that often occur in dairy cows. The impact of this disease on dairy farming is second only to mastitis. Laminitis is a diffuse, aseptic, serous, non-purulent inf...

    Authors: Xianhao Zhang, Jiafeng Ding, Yuepeng Li, Qiaozhi Song, Shuaichen Li, Muhammad Abid Hayat, Jiantao Zhang and Hongbin Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:119

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  27. This study evaluated the effects of partial substitution of dietary fishmeal (FM) with either fish protein hydrolysate (FPH) or autolysed dried yeast (HiCell®, Biorigin, Brazil) on intestinal microbiota of gil...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:118

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:219

  28. Lower levels of tryptophan (TRP) have been identified in people with inflammatory bowel disease and in dogs with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE). No data on serum amino acids (AAs) but some on plasma in canin...

    Authors: Elena Benvenuti, Alessio Pierini, Eleonora Gori, Francesco Bartoli, Paola Erba, Pietro Ruggiero and Veronica Marchetti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:117

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  29. Direct-fed microbials (DFM), such as Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis, may improve gut functionality of the host by favouring non-pathogenic bacteria and reducing the formation of putrefactive compoun...

    Authors: Tais Silvino Bastos, Daniele Cristina de Lima, Camilla Mariane Menezes Souza, Alex Maiorka, Simone Gisele de Oliveira, Letícia Cardoso Bittencourt and Ananda Portella Félix

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:116

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  30. Keratomycosis is a relatively common, sight threatening condition in horses, where treatment is often prolonged and costly. Subconjunctival (SCo) injections offer less resistance to drug diffusion than the top...

    Authors: Mariano Mora-Pereira, Eva M. Abarca, Sue Duran, William Ravis, Richard J. McMullen Jr, Britta M. Fischer, Yann-Huei Phillip Lee and Anne A. Wooldridge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:115

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  31. with the advantage of sequencing technology, many novel porcine parvoviruses (PPV) rather than PPV1 has been reported. This study ultilized specific PCR- based method and gene- based analysis to study the pres...

    Authors: Hee-Chun Chung, Van-Giap Nguyen, Thi-My-Le Huynh, Yong-Ho Park, Kun-Taek Park and Bong-Kyun Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:113

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  32. Research in humans and mice suggests that obesity influences the abundance and diversity of gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota, and that an “obese microbiome” influences energy metabolism and fat storage in the ...

    Authors: Moran Tal, J. Scott Weese, Diego E. Gomez, Myriam Hesta, Joerg M. Steiner and Adronie Verbrugghe

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:112

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  33. Fluoroquinolone agents, such as enrofloxacin and marbofloxacin, are commonly used for pseudomonal infection in veterinary medicine. However, the rate of resistance to fluoroquinolones is rapidly increasing, ac...

    Authors: Youjin Park, Jaeyoung Oh, Sowon Park, Samuth Sum, Wonkeun Song, Jongchan Chae and Heemyung Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:111

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  34. The automated collection of non-specific data from livestock, combined with techniques for data mining and time series analyses, facilitates the development of animal health syndromic surveillance (AHSyS). An ...

    Authors: Amanda Fernández-Fontelo, Pedro Puig, German Caceres, Luis Romero, Crawford Revie, Javier Sanchez, Fernanda C. Dorea and Ana Alba-Casals

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:110

    Content type: Methodology article

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  35. Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. According to the One Health concept, an important step is to monitor the resistance patterns of pathogenic bac...

    Authors: Woo Kyung Jung, Sook Shin, Young Kyung Park, Suk-Kyung Lim, Dong-Chan Moon, Kun Taek Park and Yong Ho Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:109

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  36. Supplementation programs for prepartum beef cows are usually adopted because the nutritional status of the cows upon calving is a main factor impacting reproductive performance of the next production cycle. Th...

    Authors: Matheus Fellipe de Lana Ferreira, Luciana Navajas Rennó, Edenio Detmann, Mário Fonseca Paulino, Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho, Samira Silveira Moreira, Hudson Caio Martins, Bruno Inácio Correa de Oliveira, Julia Avansi Marquez and Isabela de Paula Cidrine

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:108

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  37. Mycoplasmas primarily cause respiratory or urogenital tract infections impacting avian, bovine, canine, caprine, murine, and reptilian hosts. In animal husbandry, mycoplasmas cause reduced feed-conversion, dec...

    Authors: Marissa A. Valentine-King, Katherine Cisneros, Margaret O. James, Robert W. Huigens III and Mary B. Brown

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:107

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  38. Serological screening of pig herds at the abattoir is considered a potential tool to improve meat inspection procedures and herd health management. Therefore, we previously reported the feasibility of a miniat...

    Authors: Katharina Loreck, Sylvia Mitrenga, Regina Heinze, Ralf Ehricht, Claudia Engemann, Caroline Lueken, Madeleine Ploetz, Matthias Greiner and Diana Meemken

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:106

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  39. Skin marker-based three-dimensional kinematic gait analysis were commonly used to assess the functional performance and movement biomechanics of the pelvic limb in dogs. Unfortunately, soft tissue artefact wou...

    Authors: Cheng-Chung Lin, Ching-Ho Wu, Po-Yen Chou, Shi-Nuan Wang, Wei-Ru Hsu and Tung-Wu Lu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:105

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  40. Adipose tissue may have different metabolic and endocrine functions depending on the region of the body in which it is located. While visceral or intra-abdominal fat has been found to contribute to leptin conc...

    Authors: R. B. S. Turner, D. Tyrrell, G. Hepworth, F. R. Dunshea and C. S. Mansfield

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:104

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  41. Bovine alphaherpesvirus type 2 (BoHV-2) belongs to family Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesviridae and can cause two distinct, well-defined conditions: a generalized benign skin infection that somewhat mimics ...

    Authors: Gianvito Lanave, Vittorio Larocca, Michele Losurdo, Cristiana Catella, Paolo Capozza, Maria Tempesta, Vito Martella, Canio Buonavoglia and Michele Camero

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:103

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  42. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) caused by PRRS virus (PRRSV) results in economic losses in the swine industry globally. Several studies have investigated the use of plant extracts in the p...

    Authors: Chaiwat Arjin, Kidsadagon Pringproa, Surat Hongsibsong, Warintorn Ruksiriwanich, Mintra Seel-audom, Supamit Mekchay and Korawan Sringarm

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:102

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  43. Chagas disease is increasingly recognized in the southern U.S., where triatomine vectors transmit Trypanosoma cruzi among wildlife and domestic dogs with occasional vector spillover to humans. As in humans, clini...

    Authors: Alyssa C. Meyers, Megan M. Ellis, Julia C. Purnell, Lisa D. Auckland, Marvin Meinders, Ashley B. Saunders and Sarah A. Hamer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:101

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  44. The purpose of the study described here was to evaluate the effects of different supportive treatments - such as antioxidants, immunomodulators, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - in mastitic ...

    Authors: Sebastian Smulski, Marek Gehrke, Kacper Libera, Adam Cieslak, Haihao Huang, Amlan Kumar Patra and Malgorzata Szumacher-Strabel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:99

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  45. The original article [1] incorrectly presents final author, Eugene H. Johnson’s name incorrectly whereby middle initial, ‘H.’ is mistakenly presented as a Family Name.

    Authors: Yasmin ElTahir, Anfal Al-Farsi, Waleed Al-Marzooqi, Alghalya Al-Toobi, Osman M. Gaafar, Maryne Jay, Yannick Corde, Shekar Bose, Abeer Al-Hamrashdi, Kaadhia Al-Kharousi, Sunil Rajamony, Muhammed Nadeem Asi, Nasseb Al-Saqri, Rudaina AlBusaidi, Elshafie I. Elshafie and Eugene H. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:98

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:378

  46. Lymphoma is a common cancer in dogs. While most dogs receiving chemotherapy experience remission, very few are cured, and median survival times are generally in the 12-month range. Novel approaches to treatmen...

    Authors: Douglas H. Thamm, Jenette K. Joseph, Barbara J. Rose, Travis K. Meuten and Kristen M. Weishaar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:97

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  47. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the causative agent of porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). Its prevalence in swine herds was first reported in China in 2000. PCV2 infection causes immunosuppress...

    Authors: Nianci Lv, Li Zhu, Wengui Li, Zhilan Li, Qisheng Qian, Tianyu Zhang, Lu Liu, Jinmei Hong, Xiaolin Zheng, Yuan Wang, Yifang Zhang and Jun Chai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:96

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  48. Wild boar-derived hepatitis E (HEV) genotype 3 virus has been successfully isolated in cell lines of human origin only. Considering the zoonotic potential and possible extrahepatic localisation of genotype 3 s...

    Authors: Juozas Grigas, Evelina Simkute, Martynas Simanavicius, Arnoldas Pautienius, Zaneta Streimikyte-Mockeliune, Dainius Razukevicius and Arunas Stankevicius

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:95

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  49. Aortic regurgitation (AR) may lead to left ventricular (LV) dilatation, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. Close follow-up of horses with AR is therefore paramount to detect onset of cardiac decompensation...

    Authors: A. Decloedt, S. Ven, D. De Clercq, F. Rademakers and G. van Loon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:93

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