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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) became extinct over large areas of Britain during the post mediaeval period but following re-introductions from Europe during the 1800s and early 1900s the population started to rec...

    Authors: Victor R. Simpson and Damer P. Blake

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:198

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    To date, calvarial defects in dogs have traditionally been addressed with different types of implants including bone allograft, polymethylmethacrylate and titanium mesh secured with conventional metallic fixat...

    Authors: Pierre Langer, Cameron Black, Padraig Egan and Noel Fitzpatrick

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:199

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  3. Content type: Review

    Dogs with canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum can show a wide spectrum of clinical and clinicopathological findings at the time of diagnosis. The aim of this paper is to describe the possible a...

    Authors: J. J. Ceron, L. Pardo-Marin, M. Caldin, T. Furlanello, L. Solano-Gallego, F. Tecles, L. Bernal, G. Baneth and S. Martinez-Subiela

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:196

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) internalization into bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs) is considered an important pathogenic mechanism for the establishment of mastitis. Given the interesting link between...

    Authors: Heng Wang, Chongliang Bi, Yinjie Wang, Jun Sun, Xia Meng and Jianji Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:197

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although mustelids occur worldwide and include a wide range of species, little is known about the diseases affecting them. Mustelids have regularly been submitted for post mortem investigation in the framework...

    Authors: E. Akdesir, F. C. Origgi, J. Wimmershoff, J. Frey, C. F. Frey and M.-P. Ryser-Degiorgis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:195

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin are alkaloids with analgesic effects in humans and animals. When used locally, both of them minimalise pain sensation by defunctionalising nerve endings. According to the Federat...

    Authors: A. Zak, N. Siwinska, M. Slowikowska, H. Borowicz, P. Szpot, M. Zawadzki and A. Niedzwiedz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:193

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Inactivated and subunit bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) vaccines have shown limited protective efficacy. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a vaccine containing both inactivated BVDV (iBVDV) ...

    Authors: Yao-Chi Chung, Li-Ting Cheng, Jia-Yu Zhang, Yue-Jyun Wu, Shyh-Shyan Liu and Chun-Yen Chu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:194

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Animal health data recorded in free text, such as in necropsy reports, can have valuable information for national surveillance systems. However, these data are rarely utilized because the text format requires ...

    Authors: Susanne Küker, Celine Faverjon, Lenz Furrer, John Berezowski, Horst Posthaus, Fabio Rinaldi and Flavie Vial

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:191

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Spatiotemporal distribution patterns are important infectious disease epidemiological characteristics that improve our understanding of wild animal population health. The skin infection caused by the fungus Pseud...

    Authors: Veronika Kovacova, Jan Zukal, Hana Bandouchova, Alexander D. Botvinkin, Markéta Harazim, Natália Martínková, Oleg L. Orlov, Vladimir Piacek, Alexandra P. Shumkina, Mikhail P. Tiunov and Jiri Pikula

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:192

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) is highly prevalent in cereals in moderate climates and therefore pigs are often exposed to a DON-contaminated diet. Pigs are highly susceptible to DON and intake of DON-cont...

    Authors: Annelies Michiels, Ioannis Arsenakis, Anneleen Matthijs, Filip Boyen, Geert Haesaert, Kris Audenaert, Mia Eeckhout, Siska Croubels, Freddy Haesebrouck and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:190

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Rabies is a severe epidemic in Guangxi province, China, with hundreds of deaths occurring each year. In the past six decades, rabies has emerged three times in Guangxi, and the province has reported the larges...

    Authors: Xian-Kai Wei, Xiao-Xia He, Yan Pan, Cheng Liu, Hai-Bo Tang, Yi-Zhi Zhong, Xiao-Ning Li, Jing-Jing Liang and Ting Rong Luo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:188

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus is endemic in poultry in Egypt. The winter of 2014/2015 was particularly worrying as new clusters of HPAI A (H5N1) virus emerged, leading to an important number of AI A (H5N1...

    Authors: Jean Artois, Carla Ippoliti, Annamaria Conte, Madhur S. Dhingra, Pastor Alfonso, Abdelgawad El Tahawy, Ahmed Elbestawy, Hany F. Ellakany and Marius Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:187

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Levetiracetam can be used for seizure control alone or in combination with other antiepileptic medications. A previous study achieved the minimum targeted serum drug concentration after rectal administration o...

    Authors: Giulia Cagnotti, Rosangela Odore, Giulia Gardini, Stefano Amedeo, Iride Bertone, Giulia Guerriero, Laura Lentini, Elena Dappiano and Antonio D’Angelo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:189

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory and degenerative activity inside the joint can be studied in vivo via analysis of synovial fluid (SF) biomarkers, which are molecular markers of inflammatory processes and tissue turnover. The aim...

    Authors: Tytti M. Niemelä, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Kaisa Aaltonen, Satu M. Sankari and Anna K. Hielm-Björkman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:186

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Liver fluke infection caused by the parasite Fasciola hepatica is a major cause of production losses to the cattle industry in the UK. To investigate farm-level risk factors for fluke infection, a randomised meth...

    Authors: Catherine M. McCann, Helen E. Clough, Matthew Baylis and Diana J. L. Williams

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:185

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mammaglobin, a member of secretoglobin family has been recognized as a breast cancer associated protein. Though the exact function of the protein is not fully known, its expression has been reported to be upre...

    Authors: Mamta Pandey, B. V. Sunil Kumar, Kuldip Gupta, Ram Saran Sethi, Ashwani Kumar and Ramneek Verma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:184

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Diet supplementation with polyphenols is a novel strategy to improve meat quality in livestock, by preventing oxidative deterioration of lipids and protein. Polyphenols have beneficial effects on both human an...

    Authors: Roberta Cimmino, Carmela M. A. Barone, Salvatore Claps, Ettore Varricchio, Domenico Rufrano, Mariangela Caroprese, Marzia Albenzio, Pasquale De Palo, Giuseppe Campanile and Gianluca Neglia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:181

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  18. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby a co-author, Sarah Züblin had their name displayed incorrectly. This error has now been corrected.

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Fredi Janett, Sarah Züblin, Michèle von Büren, Monika Hilbe, Reto Zanoni and Matthias Schweizer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:182

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:159

  19. Content type: Review

    Marine and aquaculture industries are important sectors of the food production and global trade. Unfortunately, the fish food industry is challenged with a plethora of infectious pathogens. The freshwater and ...

    Authors: Michael Gotesman, Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Mona Saleh, Sven M. Bergmann and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:178

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (Salmonella Typhimurium) is a zoonotic pathogen responsible for severe intestinal pathology in young chickens. Natural resistance-associated macrophage protein (NRAMP) fami...

    Authors: Mashooq Ahmad Dar, Raashid Ahmed, Uneeb Urwat, Syed Mudasir Ahmad, Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, Zahid Amin Kushoo, Tanveer Ali Dar, Peerzada Tajamul Mumtaz, Shakil Ahmad Bhat, Umar Amin, Nadeem Shabir, Hina Fayaz Bhat, Riaz Ahmad Shah, Nazir Ahmad Ganai and Mohammad Heidari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:180

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Exosomes are defined as extracellular membrane vesicles, 30–150 nm in diameter, derived from all types of cells. They originate via endocytosis and then they are released through exocytosis to the extracellula...

    Authors: Matias Aguilera-Rojas, Brit Badewien-Rentzsch, Johanna Plendl, Barbara Kohn and Ralf Einspanier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:179

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Members of the genus Shigella are intestinal pathogens and a major cause of seasonal outbreaks of bacterial diarrhea worldwide. Although humans are the conventional hosts of Shigella species, expansion of the Shi...

    Authors: Zhen Zhu, Yuxiang Shi, Xuzheng Zhou, Bing Li and Jiyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:177

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Uterine myoactivity is crucial for successful reproductive performance of the sow. Spontaneous contractions of the uterus are strictly controlled and coordinated. Uterine electromyographic (EMG) activity undergoe...

    Authors: Malgorzata Domino, Bartosz Pawlinski, Magdalena Gajewska, Tomasz Jasinski, Maria Sady and Zdzislaw Gajewski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:176

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a devastating transboundary viral disease of cattle which causes significant loss in production. Although this disease has been reported in Uganda and throughout East Africa, there ...

    Authors: Sylvester Ochwo, Kimberly VanderWaal, Anna Munsey, Christian Ndekezi, Robert Mwebe, Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, Noelina Nantima and Frank Norbert Mwiine

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:174

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Bat rabies surveillance data and risk factors for rabies spillover without human cases have been evaluated in Curitiba, the ninth biggest city in Brazil, during a 6-year period (2010–2015). A retrospective ana...

    Authors: Juliano Ribeiro, Claudia Staudacher, Camila Marinelli Martins, Leila Sabrina Ullmann, Fernando Ferreira, João Pessoa Araujo Jr and Alexander Welker Biondo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:173

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  26. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains an error whereby the caption in Figure 8 is incorrect; the correct caption can be seen ahead alongside its respective image.

    Authors: M. Kaiser, M. Jacobson, P. H. Andersen, P. Bækbo, J. J. Cerón, J. Dahl, D. Escribano and S. Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:175

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:83

  27. Content type: Research article

    Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) is an emerging disease in pigs that causes massive economic losses in the swine industry, with high mortality in suckling piglets. Early identification of PED virus (PEDV)-infe...

    Authors: Thi Ngan Mai, Van Diep Nguyen, Wataru Yamazaki, Tamaki Okabayashi, Shuya Mitoma, Kosuke Notsu, Yuta Sakai, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Junzo Norimine and Satoshi Sekiguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:172

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  28. Content type: Research article

    As the epidemiology of human Q Fever generally reflects the spread of Coxiella burnetii in ruminant livestock, molecular characterization of strains is essential to prevent human outbreaks. In this study we repor...

    Authors: M. Di Domenico, V. Curini, V. Di Lollo, M. Massimini, L. Di Gialleonardo, A. Franco, A. Caprioli, A. Battisti and C. Cammà

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:171

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The enteric nervous system (ENS), located in the intestinal wall and characterized by considerable independence from the central nervous system, consists of millions of cells. Enteric neurons control the major...

    Authors: Slawomir Gonkowski, Krystyna Makowska and Jaroslaw Calka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:169

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  30. Content type: Research article

    There is a dearth of literature on pseudopregnancy in the bitch, with only a few treatment-based studies published since the 1990s. Pseudopregnancy may be under-recognised in bitches and may account for a prop...

    Authors: Amanda L. Root, Tim D. Parkin, Pippa Hutchison, Caroline Warnes and Philippa S. Yam

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:170

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Mounting evidences observed that subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) induced by high concentration (HC) diet increases the translocation of histamine from digestive tract into circulation causing a diverse of dis...

    Authors: Guangjun Chang, Lailai Wang, Nana Ma, Wenwen Zhang, Huanmin Zhang, Hongyu Dai and Xiangzhen Shen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:168

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The fatty acid (FA) composition of adipose tissue influences the nutritional quality of meat products. The unsaturation level of FAs is determined by fatty acid desaturases such as stearoyl-CoA desaturases (SC...

    Authors: David Gamarra, Noelia Aldai, Aisaku Arakawa, Luis Javier R. Barron, Andrés López-Oceja, Marian M. de Pancorbo and Masaaki Taniguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:167

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Bone healing and assessment of the state of bone bridging is an important part of clinical orthopedics, whether for fracture healing or for follow up of osteotomy procedures. Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA...

    Authors: Marije Risselada, Matthew D. Winter, Daniel D. Lewis, Emily Griffith and Antonio Pozzi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:164

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  34. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains errors in author panels and their contributions, errors in both the Methodology and the Results sections, and errors with respect to funding sources. The affected sections of ...

    Authors: Manita Subedi, Rebanta Kumar Bhattarai, Bhuminand Devkota, Sarita Phuyal and Himal Luitel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:166

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:113

  35. Content type: Research article

    Porcine parvovirus 2 (PPV2) was detected in swine serum without showing any relationship with disease. The emergence of the virus seemed to be a unique event until other genetically highly similar parvoviruses...

    Authors: Dinko Novosel, Daniel Cadar, Tamás Tuboly, Andreja Jungic, Tomasz Stadejek, Tahar Ait-Ali and Attila Cságola

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:163

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Hydrocephalus is a multifactorial condition, whose aetiology is not fully understood. Congenital hydrocephalus frequently occurs in small and brachycephalic dog breeds. Although it is widely accepted that the ...

    Authors: Wojciech Sokołowski, Norbert Czubaj, Michał Skibniewski, Karolina Barszcz, Marta Kupczyńska, Wojciech Kinda and Zdzisław Kiełbowicz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:162

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes devastating disease characterized by reproductive failure and respiratory problems in the swine industry. To understand the recent prevalence ...

    Authors: Hyeonjeong Kang, Ji Eun Yu, Ji-Eun Shin, Areum Kang, Won-Il Kim, Changhee Lee, Jienny Lee, In-Soo Cho, Se-Eun Choe and Sang-Ho Cha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:160

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Despite the importance of inflammation during the pathogenesis of cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs and despite the latest knowledge suggesting a significant role of adipose tissue in osteoarthr...

    Authors: Manuel R. Schmidli, Bettina Fuhrer, Nadine Kurt, David Senn, Michaela Drögemüller, Ulrich Rytz, David E. Spreng and Simone Forterre

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:161

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  39. Content type: Research article

    This study examined various health variables in cows after artificial insemination with Border disease virus (BDV)-infected semen and the occurrence of persistent infection in ensuing fetuses. Five cows were i...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Fredi Janett, Sarah Züblin, Michèle von Büren, Monika Hilbe, Reto Zanoni and Matthias Schweizer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:159

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:182

  40. Content type: Research article

    Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is an inducible isoform by cellular activation, proinflammatory cytokines and growth factors. The aims of the current study were to evaluate COX-2 immunoexpression in epithelial and la...

    Authors: Jorge Castro-López, Antonio Ramis, Marta Planellas, Mariana Teles and Josep Pastor

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:158

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  41. Content type: Editorial

    It has been more than 40 years since the dual descriptions of canine pemphigus vulgaris. Over the ensuing four decades, the reports of—mostly canine—novel autoimmune skin diseases (AISDs) have progressed in su...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:157

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:132

  42. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate salivary alpha-amylase (sAA), considered a non-invasive biomarker for sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, and salivary cortisol as possible pain-induced stress biom...

    Authors: María Dolores Contreras-Aguilar, Damián Escribano, María Martín-Cuervo, Fernando Tecles and Jose Joaquín Cerón

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:156

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Chicken anaemia virus (CAV) is commonly found in poultry. VP1 is the sole structural protein of CAV, which is the major component responsible for capsid assembly. The CAV virion consists of the VP1 protein and...

    Authors: Guan-Hua Lai, Ming-Kuem Lin, Yi-Yang Lien, Jai-Hong Cheng, Fang-Chun Sun, Meng-Shiunn Lee, Hsi-Jien Chen and Meng-Shiou Lee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:155

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Sheep have been traditionally considered as less susceptible to Mycobacterium bovis (Mbovis) infection than other domestic ruminants such as cattle and goats. However, there is increasing evidence for the role of...

    Authors: Raquel Vallejo, Juan Francisco García Marín, Ramón Antonio Juste, Marta Muñoz-Mendoza, Francisco Javier Salguero and Ana Balseiro

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:154

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  45. Content type: Research article

    In the host innate immune system, various pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) recognize conserved pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and represent an efficient first line of defense against invadi...

    Authors: Hua Li, Ting Li, Yujie Guo, Yujun Li, Yan Zhang, Na Teng, Fumiao Zhang and Guiwen Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:153

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Sodium pentosan polysulfate (NaPPS) was testified as a chondroprotective drug in with a detailed rationale of the disease-modifying activity. This study was undertaken to determine whether anti-osteoarthritis ...

    Authors: H. M. Suranji Wijekoon, Eugene C. Bwalya, Jing Fang, Sangho Kim, Kenji Hosoya and Masahiro Okumura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:152

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Static posturography and pedobarography are based on the detection of postural imbalance and, consequently, the pressure redistribution between limbs in lame subjects. These techniques have proven to be useful...

    Authors: Lidia Pitti, Maarten Oosterlinck, Maria L. Díaz-Bertrana, José M. Carrillo, Mónica Rubio, Joaquin Sopena, Angelo Santana and José M. Vilar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:151

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Insulin dysregulation in horses is a metabolic condition defined by high insulin concentrations in the blood and peripheral insulin resistance. This hyperinsulinemia is often associated with severe damage in t...

    Authors: Ákos Kenéz, Tobias Warnken, Karsten Feige and Korinna Huber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:146

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