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  1. Spontaneous canine mammary tumors constitute a serious clinical problem. There are significant differences in survival between cases with different tumor grades. Unfortunately, the distinction between various ...

    Authors: Karol M Pawłowski, Henryk Maciejewski, Kinga Majchrzak, Izabella Dolka, Jan A Mol, Tomasz Motyl and Magdalena Król
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:138
  2. Aim of the study was to compare the effect of neuroleptic sedation with acepromazine and neuroleptanalgesia with acepromazine and buprenorphine on thermal thresholds (TT) obtained at the nostrils and at the wi...

    Authors: Christin Poller, Klaus Hopster, Karl Rohn and Sabine BR Kästner
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:135
  3. Prions, infectious agents associated with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, are primarily composed of the misfolded and pathogenic form (PrPSc) of the host-encoded prion protein. Because PrPSc retains infe...

    Authors: Miyako Yoshioka, Yuichi Matsuura, Hiroyuki Okada, Noriko Shimozaki, Tomoaki Yamamura, Yuichi Murayama, Takashi Yokoyama and Shirou Mohri
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:134
  4. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent progenitor cells localized in the stromal compartment of the bone marrow (BM). The potential of MSC for mesenchymal differentiation has been well documented in diff...

    Authors: Yennifer Cortes, Margarita Ojeda, Diego Araya, Fernando Dueñas, María S Fernández and Oscar A Peralta
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:133
  5. Canine GM1 gangliosidosis is a fatal disease in the Shiba Inu breed, which is one of the most popular traditional breeds in Japan and is maintained as a standard breed in many countries. Therefore, it is impor...

    Authors: Mohammad M Uddin, Sayaka Arata, Yukari Takeuchi, Hye-Sook Chang, Keijiro Mizukami, Akira Yabuki, Mohammad M Rahman, Moeko Kohyama, Mohammad A Hossain, Kenji Takayama and Osamu Yamato
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:132
  6. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) therapy in regenerative medicine is a rapidly growing area of research and is currently also being used to treat osteoarthritis (OA). Force platform analysis has b...

    Authors: Jose M Vilar, Manuel Morales, Angelo Santana, Giuseppe Spinella, Mónica Rubio, Belen Cuervo, Ramón Cugat and Jose M Carrillo
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:131
  7. Hairy and enhancer of split 1 (HES1), a basic helix-loop-helix transcriptional repressor, is a downstream target of Notch signaling. Notch signaling and HES1 expression have been linked to growth and survival ...

    Authors: Deanna D Dailey, Kristin P Anfinsen, Liza E Pfaff, EJ Ehrhart, J Brad Charles, Tina B Bønsdorff, Douglas H Thamm, Barbara E Powers, Thora J Jonasdottir and Dawn L Duval
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:130
  8. Several factors may influence kinetic data measurements, including body conformation and body mass. In addition, gender differences in gait pattern have been observed in healthy humans. Therefore, the aim of t...

    Authors: Mirela R Verdugo, Sheila C Rahal, Felipe S Agostinho, Verônica M Govoni, Maria J Mamprim and Frederico OB Monteiro
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:129
  9. Corneal ulcers are one of the most common eye problems in the horse and can cause varying degrees of visual impairment. Secondary infection and protease activity causing melting of the corneal stroma are alway...

    Authors: Anna Hellander-Edman, Karim Makdoumi, Jes Mortensen and Björn Ekesten
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:128
  10. Echinococcus granulosus (EG) complex, the cause of cystic echinococcosis (CE), infects humans and several other animal species worldwide and hence the disease is of public health importance. Ten genetic variants,...

    Authors: Mohamed E Ahmed, Kamal H Eltom, Nasreen O Musa, Ibtisam A Ali, Fatima M Elamin, Martin P Grobusch and Imadeldin E Aradaib
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:127
  11. Antibiotic resistance has become a serious global problem and is steadily increasing worldwide in almost every bacterial species treated with antibiotics. In aquaculture, the therapeutic options for the treatm...

    Authors: Lijuan Xu, Hao Wang, Xianle Yang and Liqun Lu
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:126
  12. There are several factors that can affect the fatigue life of a bone plate, including the mechanical properties of the plate and the complexity of the fracture. The position of the screws can influence constru...

    Authors: Peini Chao, Bryan P Conrad, Daniel D Lewis, MaryBeth Horodyski and Antonio Pozzi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:125
  13. The use of ultrasound in veterinary medicine is widespread as a diagnostic supplement in the clinical routine of small animals, but there are few reports in wild animals. The objective of this study was to des...

    Authors: Rejane G Ribeiro, Ana Paula A Costa, Nathália Bragato, Angela M Fonseca, Juan CM Duque, Tales D Prado, Andrea CR Silva and Naida C Borges
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:124
  14. Bovine Spastic Paresis (BSP) is a neuromuscular disorder which affects both male and female cattle. BSP is characterized by spastic contraction and overextension of the gastrocnemious muscle of one or both lim...

    Authors: Lorraine Pariset, Silvia Bongiorni, Susana Bueno, Cesare EM Gruber, Gianluca Prosperini, Giovanni Chillemi, Silvia Bicorgna, Arcangelo Gentile and Alessio Valentini
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:122
  15. There are a number of different methods that can be used when estimating the size of the owned cat and dog population in a region, leading to varying population estimates. The aim of this study was to conduct ...

    Authors: Martin J Downes, Rachel S Dean, Jenny H Stavisky, Vicki J Adams, Douglas JC Grindlay and Marnie L Brennan
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:121
  16. African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious fatal acute haemorrhagic viral disease of pigs currently has no treatment or vaccination protocol and it threatens the pig industry worldwide. Recent outbreaks we...

    Authors: Folorunso O Fasina, Oyinlola O Olaokun, Olusola O Oladipo, Margaret M Fasina, Adesoji A Makinde, Livio Heath and Armanda DS Bastos
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:120
  17. In both women and female dogs, the most prevalent type of malignant neoplasm is the spontaneous mammary tumor. In dogs, half of these are malignant. The treatment of choice for the canine patients is surgical ...

    Authors: Karol M Pawłowski, Joanna Mucha, Kinga Majchrzak, Tomasz Motyl and Magdalena Król
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:119
  18. Both genetic background and finishing system can alter fat deposition, thus indicating their influence on adipogenic and lipogenic factors. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying fat deposition and fatty...

    Authors: Ana Sofia Henriques da Costa, Virgínia Maria Rico Pires, Carlos Mendes Godinho Andrade Fontes and José António Mestre Prates
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:118
  19. Toxoplasmosis is a globally distributed zoonosis. Consumption of raw or undercooked meat, which is among the main risk factors for acquiring human infection, is a popular tradition in Ethiopia. However, studie...

    Authors: Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Abebe Agonafir, Tesfaye Sisay Tessema, Getachew Tilahun, Girmay Medhin, Maria Vitale, Vincenzo Di Marco, Eric Cox, Jozef Vercruysse and Pierre Dorny
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:117
  20. Osteosarcoma (OSA) is the most common primary bone tumor of dogs and carries a poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment. An improved understanding of the biology of OSA is critically needed to allow for dev...

    Authors: Milan Milovancev, Ian Hilgart-Martiszus, Michael J McNamara, Cheri P Goodall, Bernard Seguin, Shay Bracha and Samanthi I Wickramasekara
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:116
  21. Bibliographic data can be used to map the research quality and productivity of a discipline. We hypothesized that bibliographic data would identify geographic differences in research capacity, species speciali...

    Authors: Mary M Christopher and Ana Marusic
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:115
  22. One major problem in dairy cattle husbandry is the prevalence of udder infections. In today’s breeding programmes, top priority is being given to making animal evaluation more cost-effective and reliable and l...

    Authors: Katarzyna Wojdak-Maksymiec, Joanna Szyda and Tomasz Strabel
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:114
  23. Handling of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) usually requires chemical restraint. Ketamine has been associated with muscle damage in primates, while common marmosets, compared to other primates, additionally ...

    Authors: Jaco Bakker, Joost J Uilenreef, Eva RJ Pelt, Herbert PM Brok, Edmond J Remarque and Jan AM Langermans
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:113
  24. In the present study, the influence of bacterial infection, lipopolysacharides (LPS) and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on platelet function in a parallel plate flow chamber were measured. Experiments were performe...

    Authors: Annika Ferkau, Hans-Jörg Gillmann, Reinhard Mischke, Simone Calmer, Silke Ecklebe, Monia Abid, Jan-Wighard Minde, Frank Echtermeyer and Gregor Theilmeier
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:112
  25. Several types and subtypes of bovine herpesviruses 1 and 5 (BoHV-1 and BoHV-5) have been associated to different clinical conditions of cattle, making type/subtype differentiation essential to understand the p...

    Authors: Silvina Soledad Maidana, Cintia Débora Morano, Daniela Cianfrini, Fabrício Souza Campos, Paulo Michel Roehe, Bianca Siedler, Gabriel De Stefano, Axel Mauroy, Etienne Thiry and Sonia Alejandra Romera
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:111
  26. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a clinically important and common disease of older cats. The pathological changes and molecular mechanisms which underpin the disease have yet to be described. In this study we evaluated...

    Authors: John M Ryan, B Duncan X Lascelles, Javier Benito, Jon Hash, Sionagh H Smith, David Bennett, David J Argyle and Dylan N Clements
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:110
  27. Postweaning diarrhea caused by pathogenic Escherichia coli, in particular verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC), has caused significant economic losses in the pig farming industry worldwide. However, there is limited info...

    Authors: Wing Sze Ho, Lai Kuan Tan, Peck Toung Ooi, Chew Chieng Yeo and Kwai Lin Thong
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:109
  28. Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is the most important chronic pulmonary disease of cattle on the African continent causing severe economic losses. The disease, caused by infection with Mycoplasma mycoide...

    Authors: Georg Mair, Edy M Vilei, Abel Wade, Joachim Frey and Hermann Unger
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:108
  29. Capture, handling and chemical restraint are basic techniques often needed for research or management purposes. The aim of this study was testing a combination of tiletamine-zolazepam (TZ) (3 mg/kg) and medeto...

    Authors: José Angel Barasona, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera, Beatriz Beltrán-Beck, Christian Gortázar and Joaquín Vicente
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:107
  30. In the last 20 years, Cetacean Morbillivirus (CeMV) has been responsible for many die-offs in marine mammals worldwide, as clearly exemplified by the two dolphin morbillivirus (DMV) epizootics of 1990–1992 and...

    Authors: Consuelo Rubio-Guerri, Mar Melero, Fernando Esperón, Edwige Nina Bellière, Manuel Arbelo, Jose Luis Crespo, Eva Sierra, Daniel García-Párraga and Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:106
  31. Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) is a rare but significant disease in Arabian horses caused by progressive death of the Purkinje cells resulting in cerebellar ataxia characterized by a typical head tremor, jerky hea...

    Authors: Jessika MV Cavalleri, Julia Metzger, Maren Hellige, Virginie Lampe, Kathrin Stuckenschneider, Andrea Tipold, Andreas Beineke, Kathrin Becker, Ottmar Distl and Karsten Feige
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:105
  32. Chlamydiaceae is a family of obligate intracellular pathogens with a worldwide distribution in many animal species, including humans. No information exists on the prevalence of Chlamydia felis infections in cats ...

    Authors: Song-Ming Wu, Si-Yang Huang, Min-Jun Xu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Hui-Qun Song and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:104
  33. Vibriosis caused by V. anguillarum is a commonly encountered disease in Atlantic cod farms and several studies indicate that the initiation of infection occurs after the attachment of the pathogen to the mucosal ...

    Authors: Binoy Rajan, Jep Lokesh, Viswanath Kiron and Monica F Brinchmann
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:103
  34. Little is known about ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic differences in childhood ownership and attitudes to pets. The objective of this study was to describe the factors associated with living with different ...

    Authors: Carri Westgarth, Lynne M Boddy, Gareth Stratton, Alexander J German, Rosalind M Gaskell, Karen P Coyne, Peter Bundred, Sandra McCune and Susan Dawson
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:102
  35. Oxidative stress, an excess of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causes lipid peroxidation resulting in cell and tissue damages. It may be associated with the development and progression of cancers in dogs. Malon...

    Authors: Arayaporn Macotpet, Fanan Suksawat, Peerapol Sukon, Komgrit Pimpakdee, Ekkachai Pattarapanwichien, Roongpet Tangrassameeprasert and Patcharee Boonsiri
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:101
  36. Mycobacteria other than M. bovis may interfere with current bovine tuberculosis diagnostic tests resulting in false positive test results. As the prevalence of M. bovis decreases in the United States, interferenc...

    Authors: Tyler C Thacker, Suelee Robbe-Austerman, Beth Harris, Mitchell Van Palmer and Wade Ray Waters
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:100
  37. Evidence for scrapie transmission from VRQ/VRQ ewes to lambs via milk was first reported in 2008 but in that study there were concerns that lateral transmission may have contributed to the high transmission rate ...

    Authors: Timm Konold, S Jo Moore, Susan J Bellworthy, Linda A Terry, Leigh Thorne, Andrew Ramsay, F Javier Salguero, Marion M Simmons and Hugh A Simmons
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:99
  38. Ruminal acidosis is responsible for the onset of different pathologies in dairy and feedlot cattle, but there are major difficulties in the diagnosis. This study modelled the data obtained from various blood v...

    Authors: Giorgio Marchesini, Roberta De Nardi, Matteo Gianesella, Anna-Lisa Stefani, Massimo Morgante, Antonio Barberio, Igino Andrighetto and Severino Segato
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:98
  39. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, granulomatous disease caused by acid-fast bacilli of the genus Mycobacterium. The disease affects practically all species of vertebrates. Although mammalian tuberculosis has be...

    Authors: Sintayehu Mulugeta Arega, Franz Josef Conraths and Gobena Ameni
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:97
  40. The Salmonella Gallinarum (SG) lon/cpxR deletion mutant JOL916 was developed as a live vaccine candidate for fowl typhoid (FT), and a SG mutant secreting an Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin B subunit (LTB...

    Authors: Byung Woo Jeon, Rahul M Nandre and John Hwa Lee
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:96
  41. Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is associated with enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL), which is the most common neoplastic disease of cattle. BLV infection may remain clinically silent at the aleukemic (AL) stage, cau...

    Authors: Carlos Javier Panei, Shin-nosuke Takeshima, Takashi Omori, Tetsuo Nunoya, William C Davis, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Kazuhiro Matoba and Yoko Aida
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:95
  42. Canine lymphoma represents the most frequent haematopoietic cancer and it shares some similarities with human non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF...

    Authors: Arianna Aricò, Mery Giantin, Maria Elena Gelain, Fulvio Riondato, Stefano Comazzi, Barbara C Rütgen, Sabine E Essler, Mauro Dacasto, Massimo Castagnaro and Luca Aresu
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:94
  43. Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is an opportunistic pathogen of dogs and has emerged as a leading cause of skin, wound and surgical site infections worldwide. Methicillin resistance is common and clinical infecti...

    Authors: Ameet Singh, Meagan Walker, Joyce Rousseau and Jeffrey Scott Weese
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:93
  44. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used routinely to control pain and inflammation after surgery in dogs. Robenacoxib is a new NSAID with high selectivity for the cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 isofor...

    Authors: Philippe Gruet, Wolfgang Seewald and Jonathan N King
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:92
  45. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is the major acute phase protein in horses. Its concentration increases in various pathologies but also in response to prolonged, strenuous effort. The purpose of this study was to establ...

    Authors: Anna Cywinska, Lucjan Witkowski, Ewa Szarska, Antoni Schollenberger and Anna Winnicka
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:91
  46. Sheep poxvirus (SPPV), Goat poxvirus (GTPV) and Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) are the most serious poxviruses of ruminants. They are double stranded DNA viruses of the genus Capripoxvirus, (subfamily Chordopoxv...

    Authors: Lee Murray, Lorraine Edwards, Eeva SM Tuppurainen, Katarzyna Bachanek-Bankowska, Chris AL Oura, Valerie Mioulet and Donald P King
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:90
  47. Pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) were first described as placental antigens present in the blood serum of the mother soon after implantation. Here, we describe the purification of several pregnancy-as...

    Authors: Olimpia Barbato, Noelita Melo de Sousa, Vittoria Lucia Barile, Claudio Canali and Jean-François Beckers
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:89
  48. The slaughterhouse is a central processing point for food animals and thus a source of both demographic data (age, breed, sex) and health-related data (reason for condemnation and condemned portions) that are ...

    Authors: Céline Dupuy, Eric Morignat, Xavier Maugey, Jean-Luc Vinard, Pascal Hendrikx, Christian Ducrot, Didier Calavas and Emilie Gay
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:88

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