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  1. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of horn, also known as horn cancer, is a prevailing type of cancer in cattles especially Bos indicus. It is one of the most prevalent disease in Indian bullocks often resulting in death an...

    Authors: Dhruv Bhatia, Ankit Hinsu, Ketankumar Panchal, Pritesh Sabara, Subhash Jakhesara and Prakash Koringa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:461

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  2. In view of the inadequacy and incompleteness of currently-reported animal experiments and their overall poor quality, we retrospectively evaluated the reporting quality of animal experiments published in Chine...

    Authors: Bing Zhao, Yanbiao Jiang, Ting Zhang, Zhizhong Shang, Weiyi Zhang, Kaiyan Hu, Fei Chen, Fan Mei, Qianqian Gao, Li Zhao, Joey S. W. Kwong and Bin Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:460

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  3. Dehydration has deleterious effects in many species, but camels tolerate long periods of water deprivation without serious health compromise. The kidney plays crucial role in water conservation, however, some ...

    Authors: Mahmoud A. Ali, Hassan Abu Damir, Osman M. Ali, Naheed Amir, Saeed Tariq, Michael P. Greenwood, Panjiao Lin, Benjamin Gillard, David Murphy and Abdu Adem

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:458

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  4. Pemphigus is the term used to describe a group of rare mucocutaneous autoimmune bullous diseases characterized by flaccid blisters and erosions of the mucous membranes and/or skin. When the autoantibodies targ...

    Authors: Heng L. Tham, Keith E. Linder and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:457

    Content type: Review

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  5. Goose parvoviruses (GPVs) spread globally and cause a huge economic loss to the poultry industry. Although the attenuated GPV vaccines play a key role in preventing the disease caused by GPV, the molecular bas...

    Authors: Hongxia Shao, Yuchen Jiang, Huisha Yuan, Lifei Ji, Wenjie Jin, Kun Qian, Jianqiang Ye and Aijian Qin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:456

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  6. Surgical sterilization is the most effective method of contraception for dogs. It also prevents pyometra and reduces the risk of mammary tumour development. However, this procedure also has negative effects, s...

    Authors: Ada Rota, Michela Corrò, Ilaria Patuzzi, Chiara Milani, Stefania Masia, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Sara Petrin, Alessandra Longo, Angela Del Carro and Carmen Losasso

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:455

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  7. Avian infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is a highly contagious viral disease that causes severe economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. In Southeast Asian countries, including Myanmar, poultry farm...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Yang, Shiro Murata, Sotaro Fujisawa, Masaki Takehara, Ken Katakura, Myint Myint Hmoon, Shwe Yee Win, Saw Bawm, Satoru Konnai and Kazuhiko Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:453

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  8. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae), a representative pathogen causing swine enzootic pneumonia, generally infects piglets vertically. However, it is difficult to ascertain the M. hyopneumoniae infection ...

    Authors: YuSik Oh, JongHyuk Baek, JoongBok Lee, Sun-Hee Cho and Changhoon Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:452

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Teratomas are germ cell neoplasms composed of a wide variety of tissues. In the woodchuck, only one testicular teratoma has been described in the literature. The objective of this report was to describe the ra...

    Authors: Johnathan Zeng, Matthew F. Starost, Michal Mauda-Havakuk, Andrew S. Mikhail, Ari Partanen, Bradford J. Wood, John W. Karanian and William F. Pritchard

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:451

    Content type: Case Report

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  10. Interferon (IFN) regulatory factors (IRFs), as transcriptional regulatory factors, play important roles in regulating the expression of type I IFN and IFN- stimulated genes (ISGs) in innate immune responses. I...

    Authors: Yaoyao Zhu, Shijuan Shan, Huaping Zhao, Rongrong Liu, Hui Wang, Xinping Chen, Guiwen Yang and Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:450

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  11. Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) is a highly contagious disease that imposes a huge economic burden on the global poultry industry. IBV contains numerous serotypes and variants with incomplete tenuous c...

    Authors: Tamara Al-Jallad, Morshed Kassouha, Mohamad Salhab, Anouar Alomar, Mouhamad AL-Masalma and Fahim Abdelaziz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:449

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  12. Canine morbilivirus (canine distemper virus, CDV) is a highly contagious pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality in susceptible carnivores. Although there are CDV vaccines available, the disease pos...

    Authors: Otávio Valério de Carvalho, Marcus Rebouças Santos, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Mauro Pires Moraes, Márcia Rogéria de Almeida, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Lindomar José Pena and Abelardo Silva-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:448

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  13. Canine hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is an aggressive cancer arising from multipotential bone marrow-derived stem cells. Anthracycline chemotherapy drugs have been the mainstay adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery ...

    Authors: Michael D. Lucroy, Ryan M. Clauson, Mark A. Suckow, Ferris El-Tayyeb and Ashley Kalinauskas

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:447

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  14. Schistosoma and Fasciola are zoonotic parasites of public health and veterinary importance. However, while the epidemiology of schistosomiasis in humans is well studied, little is known about fascioliasis and sch...

    Authors: Jules N. Kouadio, Jennifer Giovanoli Evack, Louise Y. Achi, Dominik Fritsche, Mamadou Ouattara, Kigbafori D. Silué, Bassirou Bonfoh, Jan Hattendorf, Jürg Utzinger, Jakob Zinsstag, Oliver Balmer and Eliézer K. N’Goran

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:446

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  15. Recent studies have reported the existence of a Trichuris species complex parasitizing primate. Nevertheless, the genetic and evolutionary relationship between Trichuris spp. parasitizing humans and Non-Human Pri...

    Authors: Julia Rivero, Ángela María García-Sánchez, Antonio Zurita, Cristina Cutillas and Rocío Callejón

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:445

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  16. Triazine coccidiostats are widely used in chickens and turkeys for coccidiosis control. Ethanamizuril is a novel triazine compound that exhibits anticoccidial activity in poultry. This study was designed to ev...

    Authors: Keyu Zhang, Haihong Zheng, Shuya Wei, Xiaoyang Wang, Chenzhong Fei, Chunmei Wang, Yingchun Liu, Lifang Zhang, Feiqun Xue and Shusheng Tang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:444

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  17. Idiopathic epilepsy is a common neurological condition in dogs. Previous research has focused on clinical aspects of seizure management in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy with little attention given to the emoti...

    Authors: Amy E. Pergande, Zoe Belshaw, Holger A. Volk and Rowena M. A. Packer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:443

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  18. Due to the tendency to reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, more attention is paid to feed additives as their replacement. Crucial role of feed additives is to improve the health status, production eff...

    Authors: Marta Satora, Marcin Magdziarz, Anna Rząsa, Krzysztof Rypuła and Katarzyna Płoneczka-Janeczko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:442

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  19. Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEv) is a flavivirus that circulates in a complex cycle involving small mammals as amplifying hosts and ticks as vectors and reservoirs. The current study aimed to investigate t...

    Authors: Médiha Khamassi Khbou, Rihab Romdhane, Asma Amina Foughali, Limam Sassi, Vanessa Suin, Mourad Rekik and M’hammed Benzarti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:441

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  20. Real time RT-PCR (qPCR) is a useful and powerful tool for quantitative measurement of gene expression. The proper choice of internal standards such as reference genes is crucial for correct data evaluation. In...

    Authors: Marta Nowak, Selim Aslan and Mariusz P. Kowalewski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:440

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  21. Mealworm beetle T. molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) (Linnaeus, 1758) is one of the most important cosmopolitan primary storage pests, scavenging on a variety of post-harvest grains and affecting the quality an...

    Authors: Remigiusz Gałęcki, Mirosław Mariusz Michalski, Karol Wierzchosławski and Tadeusz Bakuła

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:439

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  22. Osteomyelitis is relatively frequent in young pigs and a few bacterial species have been postulated to be potential causative agents. Although Actinobacillus (A.) pleuropneumoniae has been sporadically described ...

    Authors: Felix Giebels, Urs Geissbühler, Anna Oevermann, Alexander Grahofer, Philipp Olias, Peter Kuhnert, Arianna Maiolini and Veronika Maria Stein

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:438

    Content type: Case Report

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  23. We report the first case of canine Salmonella meningoencephalomyelitis and second case of canine Salmonella bacteriuria, as well as the first reported case of Salmonella enterica subspecies houtenae in a dog.

    Authors: Melissa N. Andruzzi, Mary L. Krath, Sara D. Lawhon and Beth Boudreau

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:437

    Content type: Case Report

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  24. Buprenorphine is one of the most used analgesics for postoperative pain in rabbits. The recommended dose in rabbits (0.01–0.05 mg/kg) is the same for intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM), and subcutaneous (SC)...

    Authors: Raad Askar, Elin Fredriksson, Elin Manell, Mikael Hedeland, Ulf Bondesson, Simon Bate, Lena Olsén and Patricia Hedenqvist

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:436

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  25. Animal tuberculosis (TB) is distributed worldwide and has a wide range of wild and domestic reservoirs. Few studies concerning TB in camelids have been published in the last decade, particularly as regards Old...

    Authors: J. A. Infantes-Lorenzo, B. Romero, A. Rodríguez-Bertos, A. Roy, J. Ortega, L. de Juan, I. Moreno, M. Domínguez, L. Domínguez and J. Bezos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:435

    Content type: Case Report

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  26. The problem of transmission of intestinal microorganisms to tissues occurs when intestinal epithelial cells do not adhere tightly (tight junction), which is caused by improper nutrition, usually associated wit...

    Authors: Łukasz Wlazło, Wojciech Łopuszyński, Bożena Nowakowicz-Dębek, Mateusz Ossowski and Hanna Bis-Wencel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:434

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. Heart failure (HF) is associated with changes in inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers. This study aimed to evaluate the changes of a panel of inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in dogs with d...

    Authors: Camila Peres Rubio, Ahmet Saril, Meriç Kocaturk, Ryou Tanaka, Jorgen Koch, Jose Joaquin Ceron and Zeki Yilmaz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:433

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  28. South Korea conducts annual national surveillance programs to detect avian influenza (AI) in domestic poultry, live bird markets, and wild birds. In March 2017, an AIV was isolated from fecal samples in an out...

    Authors: Young-Jae Si, Yu-Na Lee, Sun-Ha Cheon, Yu-Ri Park, Yoon-Gi Baek, Soo-Jeong Kye, Myoung-Heon Lee and Youn-Jeong Lee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:432

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  29. Predatory attacks on horses can become a problem in some parts of the world, particularly when considering the recovering gray wolf populations. The issue studied was whether horses transformed by humans and p...

    Authors: Iwona Janczarek, Anna Stachurska, Witold Kędzierski, Anna Wiśniewska, Magdalena Ryżak and Agata Kozioł

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:431

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  30. Individual heterogeneity in pathogen load can affect disease transmission dynamics; therefore, identifying intrinsic factors responsible for variation in pathogen load is necessary for determining which indivi...

    Authors: Amanda C. Dolinski, Mark D. Jankowski, Jeanne M. Fair and Jennifer C. Owen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:430

    Content type: Research article

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  31. African swine fever (ASF) is the most important disease to the pigs and cause serious economic losses to the countries with large-scale swine production. Vaccines are recognized as the most useful tool to prev...

    Authors: Zhenhua Guo, Kunpeng Li, Songlin Qiao, Xin-xin Chen, Ruiguang Deng and Gaiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:428

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  32. H9N2 Low pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAIV) raises public health concerns and its eradication in poultry becomes even more important in preventing influenza. AJSAF is a purified active saponin fraction f...

    Authors: Hongxiang Sun, Liyan Fei, Binnian Zhu and Minghua Shi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:427

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  33. This study aimed to determine if obese cats undergoing energy restriction for weight loss would meet the National Research Council’s (NRC) indispensable amino acid and vitamin recommendations when fed a purpos...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Grant, Anna K. Shoveller, Shauna Blois, Marica Bakovic, Gabrielle Monteith and Adronie Verbrugghe

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:426

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  34. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most commonly diagnosed joint disease in veterinary medicine, with at least 80% of the cases of lameness and joint diseases in companion animals being classified as OA. Sporting and ...

    Authors: J. C. Alves, A. Santos, P. Jorge, C. Lavrador and L. Miguel Carreira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:425

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  35. Poultry feed consists mainly of conventional grains and protein supplements, however, using treated unconventional agro-industrial by-products as replacements of corn soybean-based diet can minimize production...

    Authors: Hanan S. Al-Khalaifah, Sara. E Shahin, Anaam E. Omar, Haiam A. Mohammed, Hala. I Mahmoud and Doaa Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:424

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  36. Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common parasitic infections in both humans and animals. It is a frequent cause of abortion and stillbirth in intermediate hosts, especially sheep and goats but rarely causes fa...

    Authors: Silvia Pavone, Silvia Crotti, Deborah Cruciani, Nicoletta D’Avino, Jacopo Zema, Simone Morelli, Marco Gobbi and Laura Madeo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:423

    Content type: Case Report

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  37. Paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) is an antioxidant enzyme, whose activity decreases during the acute phase response in many species. Little is known about PON-1 and its role as a negative acute phase protein during septi...

    Authors: Donatella Scavone, Micaela Sgorbini, Alexandre S. Borges, José P. Oliveira-Filho, Valentina Vitale and Saverio Paltrinieri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:422

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  38. Dermatophytosis in calves is a major public and veterinary health concern worldwide because of its zoonotic potential and associated economic losses in cattle farms. However, this condition has lacked adequate...

    Authors: Yasmine H. Tartor, Wafaa M. El-Neshwy, Abdallah M. A. Merwad, Mohamed F. Abo El-Maati, Rehab E. Mohamed, Hesham M. Dahshan and Hala I. Mahmoud

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:421

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The application of next-generation molecular, biochemical and immunological methods for developing new vaccines, antimicrobial compounds, probiotics and prebiotics for zoonotic infection control has been funda...

    Authors: José E. Belizário and Marcelo P. Sircili

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:420

    Content type: Debate

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  40. The problem of increasing resistance against conventional antibiotics has drawn people’s attention. Therefore, the development of novel antibacterial agents with effective and safe therapeutic effects is immin...

    Authors: Liangliang Chen, Tengfei Shen, Yongqing Liu, Jiangfei Zhou, Shuaibing Shi, Yang Wang, Zhanqin Zhao, Zhiling Yan, Chengshui Liao and Chen Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:419

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  41. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare presentation in dogs with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE). Rivaroxaban, an oral, selective, direct factor Xa inhibitor, has not been reported to be administrated for can...

    Authors: Yumi Sakamoto, Kumiko Ishigaki, Chieko Ishikawa, Tomohiro Nakayama, Kazushi Asano and Manabu Sakai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:418

    Content type: Case Report

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  42. Canine colostrum milk (CCM) is a specific secretion of the mammary gland that is fundamental for the survival of the newborn. CCM has many described components (immunoglobulins, proteins or fat), but its small...

    Authors: Antonio J. Villatoro, María del Carmen Martín-Astorga, Cristina Alcoholado and José Becerra

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:417

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  43. Food animal veterinarians face commodity specific and urgent global challenges yet conditions preventing use of best available knowledge have been sparsely studied. The American Association of Swine Veterinari...

    Authors: Sheila Keay, Jan M. Sargeant, Annette O’Connor, Robert Friendship, Terri O’Sullivan and Zvonimir Poljak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:416

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  44. The WW domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX) tumor suppressor gene is frequently lost in a variety of solid and hematopoietic malignancies in humans. Dysregulation of WWOX has been implicated as playing a ke...

    Authors: Rebecca Makii, Hanna Cook, Darian Louke, Justin Breitbach, Ryan Jennings, Christopher Premanandan, Eric M. Green and Joelle M. Fenger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:415

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Congenital goiter is a common thyroid metabolic disorder characterized by low levels of thyroid hormone, subsequent secretion of excess thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) from the pituitary gland, and compensat...

    Authors: Jinling Wang, Yulin Ding, Jirintai Sulijid, Li Zhao, Shoufeng Lu, Xiaoyu Wang and Yonghong Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:414

    Content type: Case Report

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  46. Rattus norvegicus and Suncus murinus are important reservoirs of zoonotic bacterial diseases. An understanding of the composition of gut and oropharynx bacteria in these animals is important for monitoring and pr...

    Authors: Wen-qiao He, Yi-quan Xiong, Jing Ge, Yan-xia Chen, Xue-jiao Chen, Xue-shan Zhong, Ze-jin Ou, Yu-han Gao, Ming-ji Cheng, Yun Mo, Yu-qi Wen, Min Qiu, Shu-ting Huo, Shao-wei Chen, Xue-yan Zheng, Huan He…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:413

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Radiotherapy (RT) is currently considered the treatment of choice for presumed canine intracranial gliomas. However, variable therapeutic responses are described, due to heterogeneous populations and different...

    Authors: M. Debreuque, P. De Fornel, I. David, F. Delisle, M. N. Ducerveau, P. Devauchelle and J. L. Thibaud

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:412

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