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  1. The stranding events of cetaceans in the Philippines provide opportunities for gathering biological information and specimens, especially from the pelagic forms. As part of an effort to monitor the health of w...

    Authors: Marie Christine M. Obusan, Ren Mark D. Villanueva, Maria Auxilia T. Siringan, Windell L. Rivera and Lemnuel V. Aragones

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:372

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Mycoplasma bovis is a causative agent of disease in cattle causing many clinical conditions. Currently there are no commercial M. bovis vaccines in Europe and treatment is difficult with decreased antimicrobial s...

    Authors: Katarzyna Dudek, Dariusz Bednarek, Roger D. Ayling, Anna Kycko and Michał Reichert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:371

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Caretta caretta is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean, and studies on this species have vastly expanded during recent years, including those investigating gut bacterial and parasitic commun...

    Authors: Antonino Pace, Laura Rinaldi, Davide Ianniello, Luca Borrelli, Giuseppe Cringoli, Alessandro Fioretti, Sandra Hochscheid and Ludovico Dipineto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:370

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  4. Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is an emerging bovine pathogen, leading to significant economic losses in the livestock industry worldwide. Infection can result in a variety of clinical signs, such as arthritis, pneu...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Andersson, Anna Aspán, Henk J. Wisselink, Bregtje Smid, Anne Ridley, Sinikka Pelkonen, Tiina Autio, Klara Tølbøll Lauritsen, Jane Kensø, Patrice Gaurivaud and Florence Tardy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:369

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The obligate intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii causes globally distributed zoonotic Q fever. Ruminant livestock are common reservoirs of C. burnetii. Coxiella burnetii are shed in large numbers in the was...

    Authors: Nataša Knap, Diana Žele, Urška Glinšek Biškup, Tatjana Avšič-Županc and Gorazd Vengušt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:368

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between plasma β-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA) and conjugated linoleic acid in postpartum Polish Holstein-Friesian (PHF) cows. The experiment was carried o...

    Authors: Kamila Puppel, Marcin Gołębiewski, Paweł Solarczyk, Grzegorz Grodkowski, Jan Slósarz, Małgorzata Kunowska-Slósarz, Marek Balcerak, Tomasz Przysucha, Aleksandra Kalińska and Beata Kuczyńska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:367

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite, can infect almost all warm-blooded animals. The aim of the present study was to investigate T. gondii oocyst-driven infection in pigs, chickens...

    Authors: Xiao-Yi Liu, Ze-Dong Wang, Saeed El-Ashram and Quan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:366

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in sarcomagenesis. Among various factors, activation of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway has been documented being able to target genes associated with ...

    Authors: Cheng-Shun Hsueh, Ching-Ho Wu, Cheng-Hsin Shih, Jason Lih-Seng Yeh, Chian-Ren Jeng, Victor Fei Pang, Hue-Ying Chiou and Hui-Wen Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:365

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Ovariectomy is a common procedure in laboratory rodents used to create a post-menopausal state. Complications including post-surgical abscess are rarely reported, but merit consideration for the health and saf...

    Authors: Victoria E. Eaton, Samuel Pettit, Andrew Elkinson, Karen L. Houseknecht, Tamara E. King and Meghan May

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:364

    Content type: Case Report

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  10. Glucocorticoids, among the most widely utilized drugs in veterinary medicine, are employed to treat a wide variety of diseases; however, their use often induces adverse events in dogs. The efficacy of glucocor...

    Authors: Kosei Yamanaka, Masaru Okuda and Takuya Mizuno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:363

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Tembusu virus (TMUV) usually affects adult ducks, causing a severe drop of egg production. It has also been shown to be pathogenic in commercial Pekin ducklings below 7 weeks of age. Here, we report a TMUV-cau...

    Authors: Te Liang, Xiaoxiao Liu, Shenghua Qu, Junfeng Lv, Lixin Yang and Dabing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:362

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Since most prostatic diseases are associated with the organ’s enlargement, evaluation of prostatic size is a main criterion in the diagnosis of prostatic state of health. While enlargement is a non-uniform pro...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:361

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Paramphistomosis is a pathogenic disease of domesticated ruminants, causing great economic loss in dairy industry and meat production. It is considered as a neglected tropical disease with highest prevalence t...

    Authors: Saptarshi Roy and Larisha Mawkhlieng Lyndem

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:360

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is prevalent in dairy cattle in Ethiopia. Currently used diagnostic tools such as the single intradermal comparative tuberculin test (SICTT) are time consuming and labor intensive. A ...

    Authors: Aboma Zewude, Temesgen Mohammed, Lemma Terfassa, W. Garrett Hunt, Xueliang Pan, Joan Miquel Balada-Llasat, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Jordi B. Torrelles, Shu-Hua Wang and Gobena Ameni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:359

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent cells, with capacity for self-renewal and differentiation into tissues of mesodermal origin. These cells are possible therapeutic agents for autoimmune disorders, since t...

    Authors: Inês Esteves Dias, Pedro Olivério Pinto, Luís Carlos Barros, Carlos Antunes Viegas, Isabel Ribeiro Dias and Pedro Pires Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:358

    Content type: Review

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  16. Canine and human osteosarcomas (OS) are notably similar and have a high rate of metastasis. There is a poor understanding of the tumor development process, predisposing causes, and varying levels of aggression...

    Authors: Heather Wilson-Robles, Kelli Franks, Roy Pool and Tasha Miller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:357

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There is growing evidence that equine papillomavirus type 2 (EcPV2) infection is causally associated with the development of equine genital squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). Early stages of disease present clin...

    Authors: Anna Sophie Ramsauer, Garrett Louis Wachoski-Dark, Cornel Fraefel, Kurt Tobler, Sabine Brandt, Cameron Greig Knight, Claude Favrot and Paula Grest

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:356

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Mycoleptodiscus indicus is a dematiaceous hyphomycete fungus found on plant leaves. It has been rarely reported as a cause of human or animal disease, possibly because it is difficult to culture and identify from...

    Authors: Grazieli Maboni, Paula Krimer, Rodrigo Baptista, Ana Lorton, Christina Anderson and Susan Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:354

    Content type: Case Report

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  19. Brucella spp. isolation is increasingly reported in cetaceans, although associated pathologies, including lesions of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, are less frequently described. Concerning the nervous ...

    Authors: Eva Sierra, Antonio Fernández, Idaira Felipe-Jiménez, Daniele Zucca, Gabriella Di Francesco, Josué Díaz-Delgado, Simona Sacchini, Miguel A. Rivero and Manuel Arbelo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:353

    Content type: Case Report

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  20. Plant bioactive lipid compounds (PBLC), commonly known as essential oils, are increasingly evaluated as feed additives in ruminants due to beneficial effects on animal performance and health; however, there is...

    Authors: Amlan K. Patra, Sebastian Geiger, Hannah-Sophie Braun and Jörg R. Aschenbach

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:352

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Viral diseases are a matter of great concern for poultry farmers in Pakistan. Multiple common viral respiratory diseases (CVRDs) cause huge economic losses in the poultry industry. The prevalence of CVRDs in m...

    Authors: Sajid Umar, Angélique Teillaud, Hassan Bin Aslam, Jean-Luc Guerin and Mariette F. Ducatez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:351

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this study was to quantify the seroprevalence of hare treponematosis in European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) populations in the Czech Republic and to test for an association between treponematosis pre...

    Authors: Markéta Nováková, David Najt, Lenka Mikalová, Marcela Kostková, Eliška Vrbová, Michal Strouhal, Annika Posautz, Sascha Knauf and David Šmajs

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:350

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  23. NSAIDs are accepted as the most predictably efficacious medical treatment of the clinical signs of osteoarthritis (OA). The marine-based fatty-acid compound PCSO-524 has been proposed as an adjunctive treatmen...

    Authors: Monchanok Vijarnsorn, Irin Kwananocha, Narudee Kashemsant, Thitichai Jarudecha, Chalermpol Lekcharoensuk, Brian Beale, Bruno Peirone and B. Duncan X. Lascelles

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:349

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Insects in the fish diet are a natural source of protein, fat, and other nutrients. These meals are considered an ecological replacement for fishmeal to improve growth parameters. The application of insect mea...

    Authors: Agata Józefiak, Silvia Nogales-Mérida, Mateusz Rawski, Bartosz Kierończyk and Jan Mazurkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:348

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The original article [1] contains two mistaken instances of the molecule ‘fipronil’ in the results. These should instead have stated ‘firocoxib’.

    Authors: Andrea García de Salazar Alcalá, Lucile Gioda, Alia Dehman and Frederic Beugnet

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:347

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:309

  26. Lameness in dairy cows has been an ongoing concern of great relevance to animal welfare and productivity in modern dairy production. Many studies have examined associations between various factors related to h...

    Authors: Andreas W. Oehm, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer, Anna Rieger, Alexander Stoll and Sonja Hartnack

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:346

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The oral glucose test (OGT) is a useful tool for diagnosing insulin dysregulation (ID) and is somewhat repeatable in ponies under consistent management. This study aimed to determine whether the insulin and in...

    Authors: Danielle M. Fitzgerald, Christopher C. Pollitt, Donald M. Walsh, Martin N. Sillence and Melody A. de Laat

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:345

    Content type: Research article

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  28. African animal trypanosomosis remains the major constraint of livestock production and livelihood of pastoral communities in Cameroon. Despite several decades of vector and parasite control efforts, it has not...

    Authors: Archile Paguem, Babette Abanda, Dieudonné Ndjonka, Judith Sophie Weber, Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Kingsley Tanyi Manchang, Mamoudou Adoulmoumini, Albert Eisenbarth, Alfons Renz, Sørge Kelm and Mbunkah Daniel Achukwi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:344

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  29. Ultrasonography (US) is the recommended imaging technique to evaluate jugular veins. This prospective randomized clinical study was designed to collect a series of B-mode US measurements of manually distended ...

    Authors: Maria Pia Pasolini, Giuseppe Spinella, Chiara Del Prete, Simona Valentini, Pierpaolo Coluccia, Luigi Auletta, Michele Greco and Leonardo Meomartino

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:343

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  30. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of a trivalent vaccine mixture and compare it to the respective monovalent vaccines against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), and p...

    Authors: Taehwan Oh, Kee Hwan Park, Siyeon Yang, Jiwoon Jeong, Ikjae Kang, Changhoon Park and Chanhee Chae

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:342

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Poor hygiene of housing induces a systemic inflammatory response. Because inflammation and oxidative stress are processes that can sustain each other, the ways pigs are able to activate their antioxidant defen...

    Authors: K. Sierżant, M-H. Perruchot, E. Merlot, N. Le Floc’h and F. Gondret

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:341

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is endemic in Afghanistan with serotypes O, A and Asia 1 being prevalent. A retrospective study of data collected through passive surveillance of outbreaks of FMD in Afghanistan fr...

    Authors: Arash Osmani, Ian Duncan Robertson, Ihab Habib and Ahmad Arash Aslami

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:340

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  33. The antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is a cell-mediated immune defense mechanism in which effector immune cells actively lyse antibody-coated target cells. The ADCC of tumor cells is employed in...

    Authors: Yoseop Kim, Soo-Hyeon Lee, Cheol-Jung Kim, Je-Jung Lee, Dohyeon Yu, Soomin Ahn, Dong-Jun Shin and Sang-Ki Kim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:339

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The potential for an exotic disease incursion is a significant concern for the United Kingdom (UK) equine industry. Horse owners’ perceptions of, and attitudes towards, exotic diseases can influence decisions ...

    Authors: Kelsey L. Spence, Jacqueline M. Cardwell, Josh Slater and Sarah M. Rosanowski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:338

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  35. Flea bite is considered to be the main cause of allergic dermatitis in cats. There is a need for treatments able to control clinical signs of allergic dermatitis associated with flea bite in cats.

    Authors: Amaury Briand, Noelle Cochet-Faivre, Pascal Prélaud, Rob Armstrong and Céline Hubinois

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:337

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  36. The recognition of illegal administration of synthetic corticosteroids in animal husbandry has been recently challenged by the case of prednisolone, whose occasional presence in the urine of bovines under stro...

    Authors: Pierluigi Capra, Marta Leporati, Carlo Nebbia, Stefano Gatto, Alberto Attucci, Gandolfo Barbarino and Marco Vincenti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:336

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  37. Current guidelines recommend parvovirus revaccination of adult dogs no more frequently than every 3 years. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dogs showing protective serum antibody titres...

    Authors: Ada Rota, Andrea Dogliero, Elvira Muratore, Paola Pregel, Angela Del Carro and Loretta Masoero

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:335

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In developed nations, pet ownership is common within families. Both physical and psychological health benefits may result from owning a pet during childhood and adolescence. However, it is difficult to determi...

    Authors: Rebecca Purewal, Robert Christley, Katarzyna Kordas, Carol Joinson, Kerstin Meints, Nancy Gee and Carri Westgarth

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:334

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  39. Haemonchosis is one of the most economically important parasitic diseases affecting small ruminants all over the world. Chemotherapeutic control has several shortcomings (limited anthelmintic arsenal, frequent...

    Authors: María Elena González-Sánchez, Melissa Ndombasi-Bokuy, Montserrat Cuquerella and José María Alunda

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:333

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Both diabetes mellitus (DM) and obesity are common in cats. The adipokines leptin, adiponectin, resistin and omentin are thought to have important roles in human obesity and glucose homeostasis; however, their...

    Authors: Maggie C. Williams, Chantal J. McMillan, Elisabeth R. Snead, Kanae Takada and Prasanth K. Chelikani

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:332

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  41. Dogs that have clinical leishmaniosis (ClinL), caused by the parasite Leishmania infantum, are commonly co-infected with other pathogens, especially vector-borne pathogens (VBP). A recent PCR-based study found th...

    Authors: Charalampos Attipa, Laia Solano-Gallego, Christian M. Leutenegger, Kostas Papasouliotis, Francesca Soutter, Jörg Balzer, Scott Carver, Jesse S. Buch and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:331

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  42. Non-specific immunotherapeutics have been evaluated previously in dogs, primarily for cancer treatment. However, there remains a need for a more broadly targeted, general purpose immunotherapeutic capable of a...

    Authors: William Wheat, Lyndah Chow, Alana Kuzmik, Sirikul Soontararak, Jade Kurihara, Michael Lappin and Steven Dow

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:330

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  43. Equine water treadmills (WTs) are growing in popularity because they are believed to allow for high resistance, low impact exercise. However, little is known about the effect of water height on limb loading. T...

    Authors: Persephone Greco-Otto, Michael Baggaley, W. B. Edwards and Renaud Léguillette

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:329

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  44. Cysteamine was coated to cover its odor and maintain the stability. However, coated cysteamine (CC) has not been clearly evaluated for its effects on the gastrointestinal mucosa status. We hypothesize that the...

    Authors: Hongnan Liu, Miaomiao Bai, Bie Tan, Kang Xu, Rong Yu, Ruilin Huang and Yulong Yin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:328

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) is the primary pathogen of porcine enzootic pneumonia, which has been associated with economic losses due to reduced daily weight gain and feed efficiency. Although it ...

    Authors: Honglei Ding, Yaoqin Zhou and Haoju Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:327

    Content type: Methodology article

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  46. The YouTube channel “TiHoVideos” was created by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) to enable easy, public access to the university’s instructional videos as an additional support...

    Authors: Lina R. Müller, Andrea Tipold, Jan P. Ehlers and Elisabeth Schaper

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:326

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Estrogens are essential for the development and proper function of several hormone-dependent organs. There are, however, several lines of evidence associating estrogens with mammary carcinogenesis. A marked in...

    Authors: Ana Canadas-Sousa, Marta Santos, Bárbara Leal, Rui Medeiros and Patrícia Dias-Pereira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:325

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) is a newly emerging circovirus that might be associated with porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome, reproductive failure, and cardiac and multisystemic inflammation. To a...

    Authors: Jun Ji, Xin Xu, Xueyu Wang, Kejing Zuo, Zhili Li, Chaoliang Leng, Yunchao Kan, Lunguang Yao and Yingzuo Bi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:322

    Content type: Research article

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