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  1. Equine endometrosis is a chronic degenerative condition, described as endometrial fibrosis that forms in the stroma, under the basement membrane and around the endometrial glands. The role of lysophosphatidic ...

    Authors: Anna Szóstek-Mioduchowska, Natalia Leciejewska, Beata Zelmańska, Joanna Staszkiewicz-Chodor, Graça Ferreira-Dias and Dariusz Skarzynski

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:343

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  2. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) are two important pathogens causing Mycoplasma pneumonia of swine (MPS) and porcine circovirus diseases and porcine circovirus-associated diseas...

    Authors: Yu Tao, Rui Yang, Jianhong Shu, Wenqian Zheng, Jian Chen, Yuehong Wu and Yulong He

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:342

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  3. IgE reactivity to fish allergens in atopic dogs, which are used as models for food allergy, has not been elucidated to date. We investigated IgE reactivity to crude extracts and purified allergens derived from...

    Authors: Ichiro Imanishi, Jumpei Uchiyama, Keijiro Mizukami, Junichi Kamiie, Keigo Kurata, Keita Iyori, Masato Fujimura, Kuniyoshi Shimakura, Koji Nishifuji and Masahiro Sakaguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:341

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  4. The objective of this study was to determine the renal clearance of flunixin and meloxicam in pigs and compare plasma and urine concentrations and tissue residues. Urine clearance is important for livestock sh...

    Authors: Emma Nixon, Travis P. Mays, Patricia A. Routh, James L. Yeatts, Virginia R. Fajt, Thomas Hairgrove and Ronald E. Baynes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:340

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  5. In dogs with congestive heart failure (CHF), the efficacy of torasemide, a loop diuretic, has been demonstrated. However, unlike in dogs and humans little has been described about the use of torasemide in the ...

    Authors: Camille Poissonnier, Sarra Ghazal, Peggy Passavin, Maria-Paz Alvarado, Solène Lefort, Emilie Trehiou-Sechi, Vittorio Saponaro, Alix Barbarino, Julia Delle Cave, Charlie-Rose Marchal, Boris Depré, Etienne Vannucci, Renaud Tissier, Patrick Verwaerde and Valérie Chetboul

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:339

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  6. This study aims to determine the effects of transportation on the nasal microbiota of healthy donkeys using 16S rRNA sequencing.

    Authors: Fuwei Zhao, Guimiao Jiang, Chuanliang Ji, Zhiping Zhang, Weiping Gao, Peixiang Feng, Haijing Li, Min Li, Haibing Liu, Guiqin Liu, Humberto B. Magalhaes and Jianji Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:338

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  7. Chronic and subacute rumen acidosis are economically important in the beef industry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential suitability of the transabdominal ultrasonographic examination of the ru...

    Authors: Enrico Fiore, Vanessa Faillace, Massimo Morgante, Leonardo Armato and Matteo Gianesella

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:337

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  8. Mastitis is the most common health concern plaguing the modern dairy cow and costs dairy producers estimates of two billion dollars annually. Staphylococcus aureus infections are prevalent, displaying varied dise...

    Authors: Ellie J. Putz, Mitchell V. Palmer, Hao Ma, Eduardo Casas, Timothy A. Reinhardt and John D. Lippolis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:336

    Content type: Case Report

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  9. Various types of oral tumors, either benign or malignant, are commonly found in dogs. Since saliva directly contacts the tumors and saliva collection is non-invasive, easily accessible and cost effective, sali...

    Authors: Sekkarin Ploypetch, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Narumon Phaonakrop, Suthathip Kittisenachai, Kantinan Leetanasaksakul, Sirinun Pisamai, Chanin Kalpravidh, Anudep Rungsipipat and Gunnaporn Suriyaphol

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:335

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  10. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a small single-stranded DNA virus and a primary cause of PCV-associated diseases (PCVAD) that result insubstantial economic loss for swine farms. Between 2016 and 2018, PCV2...

    Authors: Seok-Jin Kang, Hyeonjeong Kang, Su-Hwa You, Hye Jeong Lee, Nakhyung Lee, Bang-Hun Hyun and Sang-Ho Cha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:334

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  11. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic disease and has been reported around the world. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the sero-prevalence and phylogenetic analysis of HEV in Vietnam. Pig blood...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, Duy Tung Dao, Vuong Nghia Bui, Ngoc Anh Bui, Thanh Duy Le, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Delia Grace, Krishna K. Thakur and Katsuro Hagiwara

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:333

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  12. The aim of this prospective and complete cross-over study was to evaluate the effects of isoflurane, remifentanil and dexmedetomidine on EEG parameters derived from the Narcotrend® Monitor before and after noc...

    Authors: Jonathan F. Raue, Julia Tünsmeyer and Sabine B. R. Kästner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:332

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  13. Stress is associated with various detrimental changes in physiological health that affect an animal’s quality of life. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic-adreno-medullar (SAM) ax...

    Authors: Yi-Kyeong Jeong, Ye-In Oh, Kun-Ho Song and Kyoung Won Seo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:331

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  14. Bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) is an infectious foot disease found commonly in dairy herds. Foot-trimming is an important husbandry procedure for reducing the ensuing lameness; however, epidemiological, and m...

    Authors: A. V. Gillespie, S. D. Carter, R. W. Blowey, G. J. Staton and N. J. Evans

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:330

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  15. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a viral enteric disease of pigs. It affects all age classes of animals but lethality is mainly seen in suckling piglets. After its first appearance in England in 1971, Porcin...

    Authors: Claudia Karte, Nadine Platje, Johannes Bullermann, Martin Beer, Dirk Höper and Sandra Blome

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:329

    Content type: Case Report

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  16. Infective endocarditis is a rare but severe condition associated with a high mortality rate in small animal patients. This condition is caused by a microbial (most often bacterial) infection of the valvular po...

    Authors: Angela I. Cabrera-García, Franziska Müller, Frauke S. Rödler, Florian Traub and Romy M. Heilmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:328

    Content type: Case Report

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  17. Blood profile testing is commonly used to monitor herd health status, diagnose disorders, and predict the risk of diseases in cows and calves, with subsequent optimization the production of dairy herds. By und...

    Authors: Hussein Awad Hussein, Jan-Peter Thurmann and Rudolf Staufenbiel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:327

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  18. Antibiotics are commonly added to livestock feeds in sub-therapeutic doses as growth promoters and for prophylaxis against pathogenic microbes, especially those implicated in diarrhoea. While this practice has...

    Authors: Ibukun M. Famuyide, Folorunso O. Fasina, Jacobus N. Eloff and Lyndy J. McGaw

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:326

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  19. Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is a disease of substantial economic and public health importance particularly in low–income countries. The disease was reported to be endemic in Mbeya Rural and Mbozi distri...

    Authors: Mwemezi L. Kabululu, Helena A. Ngowi, James E. D. Mlangwa, Ernatus M. Mkupasi, Uffe C. Braae, Chiara Trevisan, Angela Colston, Claudia Cordel and Maria V. Johansen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:325

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  20. Mycoplasma (M.) hyopneumoniae, M. hyorhinis and M. hyosynoviae are significant pathogens for the porcine industry worldwide. The aim of the present study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of six k...

    Authors: Rubén S. Rosales, Ana S. Ramírez, María M. Tavío, Carlos Poveda and José B. Poveda

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:324

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  21. Intraosseous epidermoid cyst (IEC) is a rare, non-neoplastic, pathology in animals and humans that most commonly affects the distal phalanx. In dogs, it is important to differentiate this lesion from malignant...

    Authors: Michail Vagias, Joseph P. Cassidy, Cliona Skelly and Ronan A. Mullins

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:323

    Content type: Case Report

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  22. African horse sickness (AHS) is a serious viral disease of equids resulting in the deaths of many equids in sub-Saharan Africa that has been recognized for centuries. This has significant economic impact on th...

    Authors: Marina Rodríguez, Sunitha Joseph, Martin Pfeffer, Rekha Raghavan and Ulrich Wernery

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:322

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  23. In an era of unprecedented socio-ecological changes, managing wildlife health demands high-quality data collection and the engagement of local communities. Blastocerus dichotomus, the largest South American deer,...

    Authors: M. Marcela Orozco, Hernán D. Argibay, Leonardo Minatel, Eliana C. Guillemi, Yanina Berra, Andrea Schapira, Dante Di Nucci, Andrea Marcos, Fernanda Lois, Martín Falzone and Marisa D. Farber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:321

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  24. Mastitis is the most common disease in dairy cattle and the costliest for the dairy farming industry, as it lowers milk yield and quality. Mastitis occurs as a result of interactions between microorganisms and...

    Authors: M. Zalewska, E. Kawecka-Grochocka, D. Słoniewska, E. Kościuczuk, S. Marczak, W. Jarmuż, L. Zwierzchowski and E. Bagnicka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:320

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  25. The global prevalence of economic primary infection of poultry by H9N2 virus, including the Lineage A, panzootic group ME1, and associated with secondary infection by Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG), is alarming to...

    Authors: Taha Kumosani, Soonham Yaghmoor, Wesam H. Abdulaal and Elie Barbour

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:319

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  26. Carbofuran is a widely used broad-spectrum pesticide that, despite strict regulation and being banned for more than a decade, is still encountered in cases of intentional poisoning in dogs and wildlife. The ob...

    Authors: Dalma Pivariu, Adrian-Nechita Oros, Flaviu Tabaran, Adrian Gal, Cristian Martonos and Andras-Laszlo Nagy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:318

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  27. The gram-negative Coxiella burnetii bacterium is the pathogen that causes Q fever. The bacterium is transmitted to animals via ticks, and manure, air, dead infected animals, etc. and can cause infection in domest...

    Authors: Jun Ni, Hanliang Lin, Xiaofeng Xu, Qiaoyun Ren, Malike Aizezi, Jin Luo, Yi Luo, Zhan Ma, Ze Chen, Yangchun Tan, Junhui Guo, Wenge Liu, Zhiqiang Qu, Zegong Wu, Jinming Wang, Youquan Li…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:317

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  28. African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious transboundary animal disease which causes high mortality, approaching 100% in domestic pigs and it is currently considered as the most serious constraint to domestic ...

    Authors: J. N. Hakizimana, G. Kamwendo, J. L. C. Chulu, O. Kamana, H. J. Nauwynck and G. Misinzo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:316

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  29. Coxiella burnetii causes Q fever, a zoonotic bacterial disease with a multi-host cycle and reservoirs in wild and domestic animal species. Q fever has a significant impact on the Australian public health and econ...

    Authors: Charles Caraguel, Sarah Bassett, David González-Barrio, Peter Elsworth and Anne-Lise Chaber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:315

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  30. The case report describes a rare congenital anomaly, crossed fused renal ectopia (CFRE), with coexistence of two other abnormalities – atypical portal vein and coccygeal vertebrae malformation in a domestic ca...

    Authors: Mateusz Hebel, Jakub Jędrzej Ruszkowski, Elżbieta Giza and Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:314

    Content type: Case Report

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  31. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the main causative agent of porcine circovirus diseases (PCVDs) which causes huge yearly economic losses in the swine industry. Capsid protein (Cap) is the major structural ...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Yunchao Liu, Hua Feng, Baolei Zhao, Yumei Chen, Huimin Huang, Pan Wang, Ruiguang Deng and Gaiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:313

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  32. Captive and free-ranging wild mammals have been recognized as potential reservoirs of Leishmania infantum infection. The aim of this study was to describe the first clinical case of leishmaniosis in the Eurasian ...

    Authors: Ana Cantos-Barreda, Ricardo Navarro, Luis Pardo-Marín, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Elena Ortega, José J. Cerón, Fernando Tecles and Damián Escribano

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:312

    Content type: Case Report

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  33. The adult worms of Angiostrongylus vasorum reside in the pulmonary artery of dogs and can lead to cardiac, respiratory, and central neurologic signs. Due to luminal obstruction and perivascular inflammation of th...

    Authors: Viktor Szatmári

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:311

    Content type: Case Report

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  34. Castration is a husbandry practice raising important questions on the welfare and physiological status of farm animals. Searching for effective castration methods that minimally compromise the body physiology ...

    Authors: Nasser S. Abou-Khalil, Marwa F. Ali, Magda M. Ali and Ahmed Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:310

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  35. Apramycin is used exclusively for the treatment of Escherichia coli (E.coli) infections in swine around the world since the early 1980s. Recently, many research papers have demonstrated that apramycin has signifi...

    Authors: Yuqi Yang, Tianshi Xiao, Jiarui Li, Ping Cheng, Fulei Li, Hongxiao Yu, Ruimeng Liu, Ishfaq Muhammad and Xiuying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:309

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  36. Portal hypertension is a severe complication caused by various chronic liver diseases. The standard methods for detecting portal hypertension (hepatic venous pressure gradient and free portal pressure) are ava...

    Authors: Jia-Yun Lin, Chi-Hao Zhang, Lei Zheng, Chen-Lu Song, Wen-Sheng Deng, Yi-Ming Zhu, Li Zheng, Li-Zhong Wu, Long-Ci Sun and Meng Luo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:308

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  37. Cancer is a leading cause of mortality for both humans and dogs. As spontaneous canine cancers appear to be relevant models of human cancers, developing new therapeutic approaches could benefit both species. O...

    Authors: Jérémy Béguin, Virginie Nourtier, Murielle Gantzer, Sandrine Cochin, Johann Foloppe, Jean-Marc Balloul, Eve Laloy, Dominique Tierny, Bernard Klonjkowski, Eric Quemeneur, Christelle Maurey and Philippe Erbs

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:307

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  38. In China, Newly emerging duck reovirus (NDRV) variants have been causing major disease problems in cherry valley ducks. NDRV has the potential to cause high morbidity and 5–50% mortality rates. Severe hemorrha...

    Authors: Shuai Zhang, Weihua Li, Xiaodong Liu, Xudong Li, Bin Gao, Youxiang Diao and Yi Tang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:306

    Content type: Methodology article

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  39. Antioxidants located in both the hydrophilic and lipophilic compartments of plasma act as a defence system against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excessive production of ROS during anaesthesia affects the anti...

    Authors: Katerina Tomsič, Alenka Nemec Svete, Ana Nemec, Aleksandra Domanjko Petrič, Tatjana Pirman, Vida Rezar, Tomaž Vovk and Alenka Seliškar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:305

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  40. Sterilization clinics often occur in remote places where anesthesia machines and compressed oxygen are unavailable. This study describes the use of total injectable anesthesia in dogs and cats presented for st...

    Authors: Lysa Pam Posner, Jeffrey Applegate, Allen Cannedy, Diane Deresienski, Kristie Mozzachio, Maria Serrano and Gregory Lewbart

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:304

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  41. Marek’s disease (MD) is a chicken neoplastic disease, which brings huge economic losses to the global poultry industry. The wild type p53, a tumor suppressor gene, plays a key role in blocking cell cycle, prom...

    Authors: Huixia Zhang, Mengda Liu, Hui Zhang, Shengliang Cao, Yue Li, Shengnan Jiang, Yinuo Song and Sidang Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:303

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  42. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern globally, but the impact is very deleterious in the context of Bangladesh. Recent review article on the AMR issue demonstrates the scenario in human medicine...

    Authors: Shahneaz Ali Khan, Mohammed Ashif Imtiaz, Md. Abu Sayeed, Amir Hossan Shaikat and Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:302

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  43. Poultry houses are often highly contaminated with dust, which might contain considerable amounts of microorganisms and endotoxins. The concentrations of microorganisms and endotoxins in dust from laying hen ho...

    Authors: Marwa F. E. Ahmed, Hazem Ramadan, Diana Seinige, Corinna Kehrenberg, Amr Abd El-Wahab, Nina Volkmann, Nicole Kemper and Jochen Schulz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:301

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  44. Nipah virus (NiV) is a fatal zoonotic agent that was first identified amongst pig farmers in Malaysia in 1998, in an outbreak that resulted in 105 fatal human cases. That epidemic arose from a chain of infecti...

    Authors: Phrutsamon Wongnak, Weerapong Thanapongtharm, Worapan Kusakunniran, Sarattha Karnjanapreechakorn, Krittanat Sutassananon, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Kachen Wongsathapornchai and Anuwat Wiratsudakul

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:300

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  45. Salmonella is an important zoonotic pathogen, and chickens are one of its main hosts. Every year, Salmonella infections pose a serious threat to the poultry industry in developing countries, especially China. In ...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Honglin Wang, Tingting Li, Feifei Liu, Yiluo Cheng, Xiaodong Guo, Guoyuan Wen, Qingping Luo, Huabin Shao, Zishu Pan and Tengfei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:299

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  46. Dogs’ saliva is a complex mixture of inorganic and organic constituents, rich in proteins. Therefore, knowing the saliva composition of these animals is extremely important to identify the presence of proteins...

    Authors: Mayara Bringel, Paula Karine Jorge, Priscila Amanda Francisco, Cadance Lowe, Robinson Sabino-Silva, Bella Luna Colombini-Ishikiriama, Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado and Walter Luiz Siqueira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:298

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  47. Feline and canine babesiosis is an important tick-borne disease caused by parasites of the genus Babesia. The disease has a worldwide distribution and causes serious health problems in domestic and wild canidae a...

    Authors: Jinming Wang, Xiaoxing Wang, Hao Sun, Zhaoyun Lv, Youquan Li, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan and Hong Yin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:297

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  48. Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) is a neoplastic disease caused by exogenous Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus (exJSRV). The prevalence of JSRV-related OPA in Eastern European countries, including Romania is unk...

    Authors: Corina Toma, Valentin Adrian Bâlteanu, Septiumiu Tripon, Adrian Trifa, Alexandra Rema, Irina Amorim, Raluca Maria Pop, Roxana Popa, Cornel Catoi and Marian Taulescu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:296

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  49. Non-invasive sampling through faecal collection is one of the most cost-effective alternatives for monitoring of free-living wild mammals, as it provides information on animal taxonomy as well as the dynamics ...

    Authors: Laís Verdan Dib, João Pedro Siqueira Palmer, Camila de Souza Carvalho Class, Jessica Lima Pinheiro, Raissa Cristina Ferreira Ramos, Claudijane Ramos dos Santos, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, Karen Gisele Rodríguez-Castro, Camila Francisco Gonçalves, Pedro Manoel Galetti Jr., Otilio Machado Pereira Bastos, Claudia Maria Antunes Uchôa, Laís Lisboa Corrêa, Augusto Cezar Machado Pereira Bastos, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira and Alynne da Silva Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:295

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  50. Skeletal muscle is one of the tissues most affected by stress conditions. The protein degradation in this tissue is vital for the supply of energy mediated by different proteolytic pathways such as the ubiquit...

    Authors: Cristián A. Valenzuela, Claudia Ponce, Rodrigo Zuloaga, Pamela González, Ruben Avendaño-Herrera, Juan A. Valdés and Alfredo Molina

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:294

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