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  1. Escherichia coli O157 is a bacterial pathogen associated with severe disease in humans for which cattle are an important reservoir of infection. The identification of possible risk factors for infection in cattle...

    Authors: Madeleine K. Henry, Catherine M. McCann, Roger W. Humphry, Mair Morgan, Alice Willett, Judith Evans, George J. Gunn and Sue C. Tongue

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:444

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  2. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the possible conditions underlying ocular surface disorders (OSD). Prevalence of MGD in dogs affected by OSD has not yet been reported. We aimed to evaluate the prev...

    Authors: Marta Viñas, Federica Maggio, Nunzio D’Anna, Roberto Rabozzi and Claudio Peruccio

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:443

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  3. In the past years, it became apparent that health status and performance differ considerably within dairy farms in Northern Germany. In order to obtain clues with respect to possible causes of these difference...

    Authors: Katharina Charlotte Jensen, Cornelia Frömke, Bettina Schneider, Phuong Do Duc, Frieder Gundling, Katrin Birnstiel, Franziska Schönherr, Theresa Scheu, Anika Kaiser-Wichern, Svenja Woudstra, Christian Seyboldt, Martina Hoedemaker and Amely Campe

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:442

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  4. Diarrhoea is a major cause of death in neonate pigs and most of the viruses that cause it are RNA viruses. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) deeply characterize the genetic diversity among rapidly mutating viru...

    Authors: Martí Cortey, Ivan Díaz, Anna Vidal, Gerard Martín-Valls, Giovanni Franzo, Pedro José Gómez de Nova, Laila Darwich, Héctor Puente, Ana Carvajal, Marga Martín and Enric Mateu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:441

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  5. Prostatic hyperplasia (PH) is one of the most important disorders in intact dogs. In this study, we aimed to induce PH experimentally using the combination of testosterone and estrogen and evaluate important f...

    Authors: Kamran Golchin-Rad, Asghar Mogheiseh, Saeed Nazifi, Mohammad Saeed Ahrari Khafi, Nooshin Derakhshandeh and Mohammad Abbaszadeh-Hasiri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:440

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  6. Acute kidney injury is the most frequent complication of babesiosis in dogs and may provide a natural model for identifying early and specific markers of kidney injury in this species. There are limited data o...

    Authors: D. Winiarczyk, K. Michalak, L. Adaszek, M. Winiarczyk and S. Winiarczyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:439

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  7. Pasteurella multocida is one of the important pathogens that infect rabbits, causing major economic losses in commercial rabbit farming. In this study, 205 P. multocida isolates recovered from lungs of dead rabbi...

    Authors: Jinxiang Wang, Lei Sang, Shikun Sun, Yanfeng Chen, Dongjin Chen and Xiping Xie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:438

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  8. Tuberculosis remains a major public health challenge globally with increasing risks for inter-transmission between pastoralists and cattle in Nigeria. This study was aimed at using molecular tools to establish...

    Authors: Hezekiah Kehinde Adesokan, Victor Oluwatoyin Akinseye, Elizabeth Maria Streicher, Paul Van Helden, Rob Mark Warren and Simeon Idowu Cadmus

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:437

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  9. Haemophilus parasuis is a commensal pathogen in the swine upper respiratory tract and causes Glässer’s disease. Surveillance, screening for infection, and vaccination response of H. parasuis is hindered by the la...

    Authors: Yunbao Liu, Yujiao Du, Yuping Song, Yang Tian, Yi Qi, Qinxue Zhang, Qigai He, Xiangru Wang, Huanchun Chen, Xuwang Cai and Xiaojuan Xu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:436

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  10. Feather damage (FD) resulting from feather pecking remains a concern in non-cage housing systems for laying hens worldwide. This study aimed to identify bird-, housing-, and management-related factors associat...

    Authors: Caitlin Decina, Olaf Berke, Nienke van Staaveren, Christine F. Baes, Tina M. Widowski and Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:435

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  11. Progressive myelomalacia (PMM) is a usually fatal complication of acute intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE) in dogs but its risk factors are poorly understood. The objective of this retrospective case-control...

    Authors: Aude Castel, Natasha J. Olby, Hongyu Ru, Christopher L. Mariani, Karen R. Muñana and Peter J. Early

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:433

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  12. African horse sickness (AHS) is a severe arthropod-borne viral disease of equids, with a mortality rate of up to 95% in susceptible naïve horses. Due to safety concerns with the current live, attenuated AHS va...

    Authors: Daria A. Rutkowska, Nobalanda B. Mokoena, Tsepo L. Tsekoa, Vusi S. Dibakwane and Martha M. O’Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:432

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  13. Toxoplasma gondii, an important food borne zoonotic parasite, infects almost all warm-blooded animals including pigs. People primarily become infected with T. gondii via consuming meat of infected animals. Status...

    Authors: Rashmi Thakur, Rajnish Sharma, R. S. Aulakh, J. P. S. Gill and B. B. Singh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:431

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  14. Medical infrared thermal imaging (MITI) is a noninvasive imaging modality used in veterinary medicine as a screening tool for musculoskeletal and neurological disease processes. An infrared camera measures the...

    Authors: J. Sung, C. Loughin, D. Marino, F. Leyva, C. Dewey, S. Umbaugh and M. Lesser

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:430

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  15. One of the key steps in the management of chronic diseases in animals including Johne’s disease (JD), caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), is the ability to track disease incidence over sp...

    Authors: K. S. T. Kanankege, G. Machado, L. Zhang, B. Dokkebakken, V. Schumann, S. J. Wells, A. M. Perez and J. Alvarez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:429

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  16. Babesia gibsoni (B. gibsoni) is an intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite of dogs that causes fever and hemolytic illness. A timely diagnosis is essential for the disease management.

    Authors: I-Li Liu, Nai-Yu Chi, Chia-Ling Chang, Ming-Long Hung, Chun-Ta Chiu and Hui-Wen Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:428

    Content type: Methodology article

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  17. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a leading cause of worldwide food-borne and waterborne infections. Despite an increase in the number of STEC outbreaks, there is a lack of data on prevalence of ST...

    Authors: Zhong Peng, Wan Liang, Zizhe Hu, Xiaosong Li, Rui Guo, Lin Hua, Xibiao Tang, Chen Tan, Huanchun Chen, Xiangru Wang and Bin Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:427

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  18. Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a midge borne virus of cattle and sheep. Infection is typically asymptomatic in adult sheep but fetal infection during pregnancy can result in abortion, stillbirth, neurological di...

    Authors: Scott Jones, Laura Eden, Heather McKay, Nicola Bollard, Stephen Dunham, Peers Davies and Rachael Tarlinton

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:426

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  19. Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), the most common naturally-occurring heart disease in dogs, is associated with alterations in energy metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation. Energy deprivation pla...

    Authors: Qinghong Li, Allison Heaney, Natalie Langenfeld-McCoy, Brittany Vester Boler and Dorothy P. Laflamme

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:425

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  20. The present study aimed to determine the expression of cytokines, which is associated with the immunological response of dairy goats against small ruminant lentivirus (SRLV). The study was conducted on 26 dair...

    Authors: Justyna Jarczak, Danuta Słoniewska, Jarosław Kaba and Emilia Bagnicka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:424

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  21. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) belongs to the Caliciviridae family, is a highly lethal pathogen to rabbits. Increasing numbers of studies have demonstrated the existence of antigenic variation in RHDV, l...

    Authors: Ruibin Qi, Jie Zhu, Qiuhong Miao, Aoxing Tang, Dandan Dong, Xiaoxue Wang and Guangqing Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:423

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  22. Brucellosis, caused by several Brucella species, such as the bacterium Brucella melitensis, is considered one of the most severe zoonotic diseases worldwide. Not only does it affect ruminant animal populations, l...

    Authors: Garyfalia Karponi, Spyridon K. Kritas, Gina Papadopoulou, Elissavet-Kalliopi Akrioti, Eleni Papanikolaou and Evanthia Petridou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:422

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  23. Since 2010, outbreaks of genotype 2 (G2) porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) have caused high mortality in neonatal piglets and have had devastating impacts on the swine industry in many countries. A reliab...

    Authors: Chia-Yu Chang, Ju-Yi Peng, Yun-Han Cheng, Yen-Chen Chang, Yen-Tse Wu, Pei-Shiue Tsai, Hue-Ying Chiou, Chian-Ren Jeng and Hui-Wen Chang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:421

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  24. Increased prevalence of antimicrobial resistance, treatment failure, and financial losses have been reported in dairy cows with coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) clinical mastitis, however, studies on CoNS...

    Authors: Lufuno Phophi, Inge-Marie Petzer and Daniel Nenene Qekwana

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:420

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  25. Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritic disease, results from destruction of joint cartilage and underlying bone. It affects animals, including Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in captivity, leadi...

    Authors: Nutnicha Sirikaew, Siriwadee Chomdej, Siriwan Tangyuenyong, Weerapongse Tangjitjaroen, Chaleamchat Somgird, Chatchote Thitaram and Siriwan Ongchai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:419

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  26. Infectious canine hepatitis is a rarely encountered disease, that is caused by Canine Adenovirus-1. Clinical signs can vary dramatically, and neurological signs are rarely seen. Neurological manifestation of t...

    Authors: Samuel J. Hornsey, Hélène Philibert, Dale L. Godson and Elisabeth C. R. Snead

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:418

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. With worldwide distribution and importance for veterinary medicine, Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi have been found in a wide variety of vertebrate hosts. At present, few ava...

    Authors: Yayun Wu, Yankai Chang, Xiangqian Zhang, Yuancai Chen, Dongfang Li, Lu Wang, Shuangjian Zheng, Rongjun Wang, Sumei Zhang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning, Jiakui Li and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:417

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  28. Prostaglandin F (PGF) may differentially affect viability of luteal cells by inducing either proliferation or cell death (via apoptosis or necroptosis). The diverse effects of PGF may depend on its local vs...

    Authors: Agnieszka Walentyna Jonczyk, Katarzyna Karolina Piotrowska-Tomala and Dariusz Jan Skarzynski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:416

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  29. Currently, [18F] altanserin is the most frequently used PET-radioligand for serotonin2A (5-HT2A) receptor imaging in the human brain but has never been validated in dogs. In vivo imaging of this receptor in the c...

    Authors: Glenn Pauwelyn, Lise Vlerick, Robrecht Dockx, Jeroen Verhoeven, Andre Dobbeleir, Tim Bosmans, Kathelijne Peremans, Christian Vanhove, Ingeborgh Polis and Filip De Vos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:415

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  30. Fasciola hepatica is a liver parasite of mammals and it results in poor welfare outcomes and economic losses in ruminants. While faecal egg count is the test most commonly used for diagnosis, it does not indicate...

    Authors: Maria Pia Munita, Rosemary Rea, Ana Maria Martinez-Ibeas, Noel Byrne, Aideen Kennedy, Mary Sekiya, Grace Mulcahy and Riona Sayers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:414

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  31. Evolution of indolent to aggressive lymphoma has been described in dogs but is difficult to distinguish from the de novo development of a second, clonally distinct lymphoma. Differentiation of these scenarios ...

    Authors: Arata Matsuyama, Dorothee Bienzle, Danielle Richardson, Nariman Deravi, Mei-Hua Hwang, Nikos Darzentas and Stefan M. Keller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:413

    Content type: Case Report

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  32. Canine leptospirosis is a reemerging zoonotic disease concern in North America, and a better understanding of its epidemiology is needed. Wide-scale use and subsequent analyses of polymerase chain reaction (PC...

    Authors: Amanda M. Smith, Andréia Gonçalves Arruda, Michelle D. Evason, J. S. Weese, Thomas E. Wittum, Donald Szlosek and Jason W. Stull

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:412

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  33. Alopecia is defined as the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. Alopecia secondary to an infectious disease or parasitic infestation is commonly seen in cattle. I...

    Authors: Matthias Wieland, Sabine Mann, Nicole S. Gollnick, Monir Majzoub-Altweck, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer and Martin C. Langenmayer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:411

    Content type: Case Report

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  34. Little information about the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in yaks (Bos grunniens) in northwest China is available. Therefore, the objective of the study was to quantify faecal egg counts of gastrointe...

    Authors: Si-Yuan Qin, Ming-Yang Yin, Guang-Yao Song, Qi-Dong Tan, Jin-Lei Wang and Dong-Hui Zhou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:410

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  35. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) infection is a highly contagious infectious disease causing watery diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration and high mortality rate in newborn piglets. PEDV infection can cause hi...

    Authors: Ohnmar Myint, Ayako Yoshida, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Nguyen Van Diep, Naoyuki Fuke, Uda Zahli Izzati, Takuya Hirai and Ryoji Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:409

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  36. Akabane disease (AD), a barrier to international trade for endemic areas with far economic impact on the countries, is caused by Akabane virus (AKAV). Commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a ...

    Authors: Xiaolin Li, Hongli Jing, Xiaofei Liu, Qin Wang, Songyin Qiu, Dandan Liu, Shaoqiang Wu and Xiangmei Lin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:408

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  37. Total skin electron beam radiation therapy (TSEBT) is an effective treatment for primary diffuse cutaneous lymphomas in humans. While several techniques exist, they all require significant commitment of staff ...

    Authors: Michael A. Deveau, Megan Sutton, Courtney Baetge and Alison B. Diesel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:407

    Content type: Case Report

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  38. Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is a disease of cattle caused by bovine leukemia virus (BLV). More than 60% of BLV-infected cattle remain subclinical and are thus referred to as aleukemic (AL) cattle. Approxima...

    Authors: Misako Konishi, Sota Kobayashi, Taeko Tokunaga, Yuzumi Chiba, Toshiyuki Tsutsui, Shozo Arai, Ken-ichiro Kameyama and Takehisa Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:406

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  39. Canine leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania infantum, being the dogs one of the major reservoirs of human visceral leishmaniasis. DNA topology is a consolidated target for drug discovery. In t...

    Authors: Rosa M. Reguera, Raquel Álvarez-Velilla, Bárbara Domínguez-Asenjo, Camino Gutiérrez-Corbo, Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Mark Cushman and Yolanda Pérez-Pertejo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:405

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  40. Many studies have revealed that bioactive compounds for different indications are not extracted from plants with water, the only extractant practically available to rural communities. We compared the acaricida...

    Authors: Emmanuel T. Nyahangare, Brighton M. Mvumi, Lyndy J. McGaw and Jacobus N. Eloff

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:404

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  41. Leptospirosis is a neglected zoonosis of public health importance transmitted through contact with contaminated soil, water or urine of infected animals. In pigs the disease is characterized by abortion, still...

    Authors: Jeremiah N. Ngugi, Eric M. Fèvre, Georgies F. Mgode, Mark Obonyo, Ginethon G. Mhamphi, Christina A. Otieno and Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:403

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  42. Designing a potent recombinant vaccine, using the appropriate subunits with the greatest effect on stimulating the immune system, especially in the case of intracellular pathogens such as gram negative Brucella M...

    Authors: Narges Nazifi, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur, Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati, Alireza Haghparast and Ali Mohammad Behroozikhah

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:402

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  43. Dyslipidemias induce angiogenesis and accelerate the development and in vitro growth of breast tumors. The aim of this study was to assess the lipid and metabolic profile of female dogs with mammary carcinomas...

    Authors: Keidylania Costa-Santos, Karine Damasceno, Ricardo Dias Portela, Ferlando Lima Santos, Genira Carneiro Araújo, Emanoel Ferreira Martins-Filho, Laís Pereira Silva, Thiago Doria Barral, Stefanie Alvarenga Santos and Alessandra Estrela-Lima

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:401

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  44. In horses a number of small intestinal diseases is potentially life threatening. Among them are Equine Grass Sickness (EGS), which is characterised by enteric neurodegeneration of unknown aetiology, as well as...

    Authors: Maria S. Unterköfler, Bruce C. McGorum, Elspeth M. Milne and Theresia F. Licka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:400

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  45. TBE is an important tick-borne viral zoonosis in Europe and some parts of Asia. Humans can become infected by tick bite and in some cases also by consumption of nonpasteurized raw milk and raw milk products fr...

    Authors: Christine Klaus, Ute Ziegler, Donata Hoffmann, Franziska Press, Christine Fast and Martin Beer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:399

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  46. Different tick species are able to transmit different pathogens, and tick-borne diseases are of substantial concern worldwide for both humans and animals. Environmental changes and changes in the range of tick...

    Authors: Agne Namina, Valentina Capligina, Maija Seleznova, Rudolfs Krumins, Darja Aleinikova, Agnija Kivrane, Sarmite Akopjana, Marija Lazovska, Inese Berzina and Renate Ranka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:398

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  47. Mild equine asthma is a common inflammatory airway disease of the horse. The primary treatment of mild equine asthma is corticosteroids. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of injected dex...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Bond, Jana Hundt and Renaud Léguillette

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:397

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  48. Weight at birth is an important predictor of neonatal mortality and morbidity in dogs. In addition, the birthweight of the puppies in a litter influences the decision to perform a cesarean section. The goal of...

    Authors: Claude Schelling, Claude Gaillard, Jane Russenberger, Lou Moseley and Gaudenz Dolf

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:395

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