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  1. Thermal imagers have been used in a number of disciplines to record animal surface temperatures and as a result detect temperature distributions and abnormalities requiring a particular course of action. Some ...

    Authors: John Gloster, Katja Ebert, Simon Gubbins, John Bashiruddin and David J Paton

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:73

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  2. To study the specific antibody response to infection with Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides Small Colony (MmmSC), the agent of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), we examined three panels of sera collecte...

    Authors: Evelyn Schubert, Konrad Sachse, Jörg Jores and Martin Heller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:72

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. With the increased use of ploidy manipulation in aquaculture and fisheries management this investigation aimed to determine whether triploidy influences culturable intestinal microbiota composition and bacteri...

    Authors: Leon Cantas, Thomas WK Fraser, Per Gunnar Fjelldal, Ian Mayer and Henning Sørum

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:71

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  4. Marek's disease virus (MDV) is an economically important oncogenic herpesvirus of poultry. Since the 1960s, increasingly virulent strains have caused continued poultry industry production losses worldwide. To ...

    Authors: Katherine E Atkins, Andrew F Read, Nicholas J Savill, Katrin G Renz, Stephen W Walkden-Brown and Mark EJ Woolhouse

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:70

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  5. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of MRSA in herds of fattening pigs in different regions of Germany, and to determine factors associated with the occurrence of this pathogen. For thi...

    Authors: Katja Alt, Alexandra Fetsch, Andreas Schroeter, Beatriz Guerra, Jens A Hammerl, Stefan Hertwig, Natalja Senkov, Anna Geinets, Christine Mueller-Graf, Juliane Braeunig, Annemarie Kaesbohrer, Bernd Appel, Andreas Hensel and Bernd-Alois Tenhagen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:69

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  6. Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA), caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, is one of the most important diseases of sheep and goats, causing considerable economic losses for herd owners.

    Authors: Alessandro S Guimarães, Filipe B Carmo, Marcos B Heinemann, Ricardo WD Portela, Roberto Meyer, Andrey P Lage, Núbia Seyffert, Anderson Miyoshi, Vasco Azevedo and Aurora MG Gouveia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:68

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Eimeria parasites can cause the disease coccidiosis in poultry and even subclinical infection can incur economic loss. Diagnosis of infection predominantly relies on traditional techniques including lesion scorin...

    Authors: Christopher P Barkway, Rebecca L Pocock, Vladimir Vrba and Damer P Blake

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:67

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Targeted sampling can capture the characteristics of more vulnerable sectors of a population, but may bias the picture of population level disease risk. When sampling network data, an incomplete description of...

    Authors: Sema Nickbakhsh, Louise Matthews, Paul R Bessell, Stuart WJ Reid and Rowland R Kao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:66

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In many species, the small intestine is the major site of calcium (Ca2+) absorption. The horse differs considerably from most other species with regard to the physiology of its Ca2+ metabolism and digestion. Thus...

    Authors: Nele Sprekeler, Tobias Müller, Mariusz P Kowalewski, Annette Liesegang and Alois Boos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:65

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1) has been described as a non-cytopathic contaminant of the PK-15 cell line. Several experimental infections with PCV1 failed to reproduce disease in pigs. Therefore, PCV1 is gen...

    Authors: Dipongkor Saha, David J Lefebvre, Richard Ducatelle, Jan V Doorsselaere and Hans J Nauwynck

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:64

    Content type: Research article

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  11. A high proportion of pigs imported to Serbia from a Lithuanian breeding herd reacted positively against avian and/or bovine tuberculin. The pigs were euthanized and lesions characteristic for mycobacterial inf...

    Authors: Angelika Agdestein, Tone B Johansen, Vladimir Polaček, Bjørn Lium, Gudmund Holstad, Dejan Vidanović, Sanja Aleksić-Kovačević, Anne Jørgensen, Jonas Žultauskas, Sigrun F Nilsen and Berit Djønne

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:63

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  12. α-Enolase (ENO1) is a key glycolytic enzyme implicated in the development of many human cancers including breast cancer. Increased expression of ENO1 has recently been reported in estrogen (ER)-positive human ...

    Authors: Pei-Yi Chu, Nicholas C Hsu, Albert T Liao, Neng-Yao Shih, Ming-Feng Hou and Chen-Hsuan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:62

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  13. The emergence of important viral diseases and their potential threat to humans has increased the interest in bats as potential reservoir species. Whereas the majority of studies determined the occurrence of sp...

    Authors: Kristin Mühldorfer, Stephanie Speck and Gudrun Wibbelt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:61

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  14. Human brucellosis has been found to be prevalent in the urban areas of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. A cross-sectional study was designed to generate precise information on the prevalence of brucellosis...

    Authors: Kohei Makita, Eric M Fèvre, Charles Waiswa, Mark C Eisler, Michael Thrusfield and Susan C Welburn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:60

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  15. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses have had devastating effects on poultry industries worldwide, and there is concern about the potential for HPAI outbreaks in the poultry industry in Great Brita...

    Authors: Jennifer E Dent, Istvan Z Kiss, Rowland R Kao and Mark Arnold

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:59

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) are critical regulators of biological and physiological systems and have been extensively studied for their roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and survival in the context ...

    Authors: Pei-Yi Chu, Nicholas Chung-Heng Hsu, Albert Taiching Liao, Kun-Tu Yeh, Ming-Feng Hou and Chen-Hsuan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:58

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  17. Diagnosis of extracardiac intrathoracic vascular anomalies is of clinical importance, but remains challenging. Traditional imaging modalities, such as radiography, echocardiography, and angiography, are inhere...

    Authors: Christiane R Henjes, Ingo Nolte and Patrick Wefstaedt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:57

    Content type: Methodology article

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  18. Authors: Qingli Niu, Guiquan Guan, Jifei Yang, Yuguang Fu, Zongke Xu, Youquan Li, Miling Ma, Zhijie Liu, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Qiaoyun Ren, Wayne Jorgensen, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:56

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:17

  19. This report describes the results of clinical, ultrasonographic and computed tomographic examination of a 16-year-old goat with extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the thorax.

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Colin C Schwarzwald, Eva Forster, Mareike Becker-Birck, Nicole Borel and Stefanie Ohlerth

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:55

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) is the etiological agent of paratuberculosis. The aim of our study was to combine Mini-and Microsatellite loci analysis in order to explore the effectiveness of t...

    Authors: Matteo Ricchi, Gianluca Barbieri, Roberta Taddei, Gian L Belletti, Elena Carra, Giuliana Cammi, Chiara A Garbarino and Norma Arrigoni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:54

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most prevalent pathogens to cause mastitis in dairy cattle. Intramammary infection of dairy cows with S. aureus is often subclinical, due to the pathogen's ability to evade the...

    Authors: Yunee Kim, Heba Atalla, Bonnie Mallard, Claude Robert and Niel Karrow

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:51

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  22. Culture of M. bovis from diagnostic specimens is the gold standard for bovine tuberculosis diagnostics in the USA. Detection of M. bovis by PCR in tissue homogenates may provide a simple rapid method to complemen...

    Authors: Tyler C Thacker, Beth Harris, Mitchell V Palmer and Wade R Waters

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:50

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  23. In order to optimise the cost-effectiveness of active surveillance to substantiate freedom from disease, a new approach using targeted sampling of farms was developed and applied on the example of infectious b...

    Authors: Sarah Blickenstorfer, Heinzpeter Schwermer, Monika Engels, Martin Reist, Marcus G Doherr and Daniela C Hadorn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:49

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  24. Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a severe chronic respiratory disease affecting horses worldwide, though mostly in the Northern hemisphere. Environmental as well as genetic factors strongly influence the ...

    Authors: Julien Racine, Vinzenz Gerber, Marybeth Miskovic Feutz, C Paige Riley, Jiri Adamec, June E Swinburne and Laurent L Couetil

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:48

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  25. Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC is the pathogenic agent of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), the most important disease of cattle in Africa causing significant economic losses. The re-emergence of ...

    Authors: Christiane Schnee, Martin Heller, Jörg Jores, Herbert Tomaso and Heinrich Neubauer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:47

    Content type: Methodology article

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  26. Dog population management is required in many locations to minimise the risks dog populations may pose to human health and to alleviate animal welfare problems. In many cities in India, Animal Birth Control (A...

    Authors: Lex R Hiby, John F Reece, Rachel Wright, Rajan Jaisinghani, Baldev Singh and Elly F Hiby

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:46

    Content type: Methodology article

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  27. The molecular mechanisms by which stress induces the development of pathologies remains unclear, although it is recognised that one of the major factors affecting health as a consequence of stress is the invol...

    Authors: Aran O'Loughlin, Mark McGee, Sinéad M Waters, Sean Doyle and Bernadette Earley

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:45

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  28. A water based combination of 0.1% octenidine dihydrochloride and 2% 2 - phenoxyethanol is registered in many European countries as an antiseptic solution (octenisept®) for topical treatment with high antimicrobia...

    Authors: Jessica Stahl, Michael Braun, Joerg Siebert and Manfred Kietzmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:44

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  29. The equine periodontium provides tooth support and lifelong tooth eruption on a remarkable scale. These functions require continuous tissue remodeling. It is assumed that multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells ...

    Authors: Niels Mensing, Hagen Gasse, Nina Hambruch, Jan-Dirk Haeger, Christiane Pfarrer and Carsten Staszyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:42

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  30. Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are critical human pathogens and of increasing concern in food animals. Because of the apparent impact of age on prevalence of these organisms...

    Authors: J Scott Weese, Joyce Rousseau, Anne Deckert, Sheryl Gow and Richard J Reid-Smith

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:41

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  31. Cardiac morphologic and functional changes consistent with cardiomyopathy have been reported in field cases of calves with accidental doxycycline overdosing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinicall...

    Authors: Mounir Brihoum, Frédéric Rollin, Daniel Desmecht, Johann Detilleux and Hélène Amory

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:40

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  32. Calcium chloride solution is an established injectable sterilant in dogs and other mammals. With cat populations a continuing problem, we sought to explore its first use in cats. Six cats per group were inject...

    Authors: Kuladip Jana and Prabhat K Samanta

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:39

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  33. Papillomaviruses (PVs) are a group of small, non-encapsulated, species-specific DNA viruses that have been detected in a variety of mammalian and avian species including humans, canines and felines. PVs cause ...

    Authors: Katherine Mitsouras, Erica A Faulhaber, Gordon Hui, Janis O Joslin, Curtis Eng, Margaret C Barr and Kristopher JL Irizarry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:38

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  34. In many regions of the world, wild mammals act as reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis, a situation that prevents the eradication of bovine tuberculosis. In order to observe whether a strain isolated from a wild boar...

    Authors: Virginia Meikle, María V Bianco, Federico C Blanco, Andrea Gioffré, Sergio Garbaccio, Lucas Vagnoni, Julio Di Rienzo, Ana Canal, Fabiana Bigi and Angel Cataldi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:37

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  35. The use of medicinal plants in the treatment of diseases has generated renewed interest in recent times, as herbal preparations are increasingly being used in both human and animal healthcare systems. Diarrhoe...

    Authors: Nkechi V Offiah, Sunday Makama, Ishaku L Elisha, Micah S Makoshi, Jurbe G Gotep, Christiana J Dawurung, Olusola O Oladipo, Ann S Lohlum and David Shamaki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:36

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  36. X-linked anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is a disorder characterized by abnormal development of tissues and organs of ectodermal origin caused by mutations in the EDA gene. The bovine EDA gene encodes the ectodys...

    Authors: Maria Gargani, Alessio Valentini and Lorraine Pariset

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:35

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  37. The grey partridge is an important game bird in Europe that has declined considerably over the last decades. The production and release of farm-bred birds can be threatened by infectious agents. The objective ...

    Authors: Frantisek Vitula, Lucie Peckova, Hana Bandouchova, Miroslav Pohanka, Ladislav Novotny, David Jira, Jiri Kral, Karel Ondracek, Jitka Osickova, Dagmar Zendulkova, Katerina Rosenbergova, Frantisek Treml and Jiri Pikula

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:34

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  38. Malignant canine mammary tumors represent 50% of all neoplasms in female dogs. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) are thought to be involved in tumor progressi...

    Authors: Luca Aresu, Mery Giantin, Emanuela Morello, Marta Vascellari, Massimo Castagnaro, Rosa Lopparelli, Vanessa Zancanella, Anna Granato, Spiridione Garbisa, Arianna Aricò, Alice Bradaschia, Franco Mutinelli and Mauro Dacasto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:33

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  39. Peste des petits ruminants is an endemic disease of sheep and goats in Nigeria and vaccination has been the method of control but sporadic outbreaks have been reported. This study was carried out to characteri...

    Authors: Pam D Luka, Joseph Erume, Frank N Mwiine, Chrisostom Ayebazibwe and David Shamaki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:32

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  40. The United Kingdom (UK) government has been recording the births, deaths, and movements of cattle for the last decade. Despite reservations about the accuracy of these data, they represent a large and valuable...

    Authors: Matthew C Vernon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:31

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  41. In years past, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) has been frequently detected in pigs in Europe, North America and Asia. Recent, yet sporadic studies have revealed a low occurrence of MRSA in Switzerland. In...

    Authors: Gudrun Overesch, Sabina Büttner, Alexandra Rossano and Vincent Perreten

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:30

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  42. The epidemiological situation of ovine chlamydial infections in continental Europe, especially Germany is poorly characterised. Using the German state of Thuringia as a model example, the chlamydial sero- and ...

    Authors: Hannah Lenzko, Udo Moog, Klaus Henning, Robert Lederbach, Roland Diller, Christian Menge, Konrad Sachse and Lisa D Sprague

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:29

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  43. There is considerable international research regarding the link between human demographics and pet ownership. In several international studies, pet ownership was associated with household demographics includin...

    Authors: Martin J Downes, Tracy A Clegg, Daniel M Collins, Guy McGrath and Simon J More

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:28

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  44. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by an intracellular parasite Leishmania donovani in the Indian subcontinent, is considered to be anthroponotic. The role of domestic animals in its transmission is still unclea...

    Authors: Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Debashis Ghosh, Md Gulam Musawwir Khan, Mohammad Faizul Islam, Dinesh Mondal, Makoto Itoh, Md Nurul Islam and Rashidul Haque

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:27

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  45. Horses develop recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) that resembles human bronchial asthma. Differentiated primary equine bronchial epithelial cells (EBEC) in culture that closely mimic the airway cells in vivo woul...

    Authors: Getu Abraham, Claudia Zizzadoro, Johannes Kacza, Christin Ellenberger, Vanessa Abs, Jana Franke, Heinz-Adolf Schoon, Johannes Seeger, Yohannes Tesfaigzi and Fritz R Ungemach

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:26

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  46. The retina is part of the diencephalon in a peripheral location and may be involved in prion diseases. Retinal function and structural changes were assessed in naturally scrapie-affected red face Manech ewes p...

    Authors: Alain Regnier, Olivier Andreoletti, Olivier Albaric, Delphine Cayez Gruson, François Schelcher and Pierre-Louis Toutain

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:25

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  47. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 0.5 fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) and >0.95 FiO2 on pulmonary gas exchange, shunt fraction and oxygen delivery (DO2) in dorsally recumbent horses durin...

    Authors: John AE Hubbell, Turi K Aarnes, Richard M Bednarski, Phillip Lerche and William W Muir

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:23

    Content type: Research article

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