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  1. Research article

    Comparative efficacy of the Leucofeligen™ FeLV/RCP and Purevax™ RCP FeLV vaccines against infection with circulating feline Calicivirus

    Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common virus, found worldwide, mainly responsible for chronic ulceroproliferative faucitis and periodontitis. This virus has a high mutation rate, leading to the presence of numer...

    T. Almeras, P. Schreiber, S. Fournel, V. Martin, C. S. Nicolas, C. Fontaine, C. Lesbros and S. Gueguen

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:300

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Curcumin is a promising inhibitor of genotype 2 porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) could lead to pandemic diseases and huge financial losses to the swine industry worldwide. Curcumin, a natural compound, has been reported to serve a...

    Taofeng Du, Yunpeng Shi, Shuqi Xiao, Na Li, Qin Zhao, Angke Zhang, Yuchen Nan, Yang Mu, Yani Sun, Chunyan Wu, Hongtao Zhang and En-Min Zhou

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:298

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  3. Research article

    A descriptive pilot study of cytokine production following stimulation of ex-vivo whole blood with commercial therapeutic feline hydrolyzed diets in individual healthy immunotolerant cats

    Hydrolyzed diets are used in companion animals for the diagnosis and treatment of adverse food reaction. Similarly, hydrolyzed formulas are used in human infants with severe inflammatory bowel disease or milk ...

    Aarti Kathrani, Jennifer A. Larsen, Gino Cortopassi, Sandipan Datta and Andrea J. Fascetti

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:297

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  4. Research article

    Topical use of 5% acyclovir cream for the treatment of occult and verrucous equine sarcoids: a double-blinded placebo-controlled study

    Previous studies mention the use of topical acyclovir for the treatment of equine sarcoids. Success rates vary and since the bovine papillomavirus (BPV) lacks the presence of a kinase necessary to activate acy...

    Maarten Haspeslagh, Mireia Jordana Garcia, Lieven E. M. Vlaminck and Ann M. Martens

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:296

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  5. Research article

    Safety and efficacy of targeted hyperthermia treatment utilizing gold nanorod therapy in spontaneous canine neoplasia

    Hyperthermia is an established anti-cancer treatment but is limited by tolerance of adjacent normal tissues. Parenteral administration of gold nanorods (NRs) as a photosensitizer amplifies the effects of hyper...

    Elizabeth M. Schuh, Roberta Portela, Heather L. Gardner, Christian Schoen and Cheryl A. London

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:294

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  6. Case Report

    Polysplenia syndrome with duodenal and pancreatic dysplasia in a Holstein calf: a case report

    Laterality disorders of the abdominal organs include situs inversus totalis that mirrors the arrangements of all internal organs and heterotaxy syndrome (situs ambiguus) in which the thoracic or abdominal orga...

    Daisuke Kondoh, Tomomi Kawano, Tomoaki Kikuchi, Kaoru Hatate, Kenichi Watanabe, Motoki Sasaki, Norio Yamagishi, Hisashi Inokuma and Nobuo Kitamura

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:292

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Phylogenetic assessment reveals continuous evolution and circulation of pigeon-derived virulent avian avulaviruses 1 in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa

    The remarkable diversity and mobility of Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) includes virulent viruses of genotype VI. These viruses are often referred to as pigeon paramyxoviruses 1 because they are normally isol...

    Mahmoud Sabra, Kiril M. Dimitrov, Iryna V. Goraichuk, Abdul Wajid, Poonam Sharma, Dawn Williams-Coplin, Asma Basharat, Shafqat F. Rehmani, Denys V. Muzyka, Patti J. Miller and Claudio L. Afonso

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:291

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Quadruplex PCR assay for identification of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis differentiating biovar Ovis and Equi

    Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is classified into two biovars, nitrate-negative biovar Ovis which is the etiologic agent of caseous lymphadenitis in small ruminants and nitrate-pos...

    Sintia Almeida, Elaine M. S. Dorneles, Carlos Diniz, Vinícius Abreu, Cassiana Sousa, Jorianne Alves, Adriana Carneiro, Priscilla Bagano, Sharon Spier, Debmalya Barh, Andrey P. Lage, Henrique Figueiredo and Vasco Azevedo

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:290

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Seroprevalence of anti-hepatitis E virus antibodies in domestic pigs in Mexico

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is one of the most common causes of acute liver diseases in humans worldwide. In developing countries, HEV is commonly associated with waterborne outbreaks. Conversely, in ind...

    Montserrat Elemi García-Hernández, Mayra Cruz-Rivera, José Iván Sánchez-Betancourt, Oscar Rico-Chávez, Arely Vergara-Castañeda, María E. Trujillo and Rosa Elena Sarmiento-Silva

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:289

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Effects of premedication with oral gabapentin on intraocular pressure changes following tracheal intubation in clinically normal dogs

    Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug widely approved as an add-on therapy for epilepsy treatment in human and dogs. There is a clinical impression that gabapentin is a suitable drug which attenuates the IOP ele...

    Alexandra Trbolova, Masoud Selk Ghaffari and Igor Capik

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:288

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Staphylococcus species isolated from cats presented at a veterinary academic hospital in South Africa

    Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. This study investigated the proportion of antimicrobial resistant samples and resistance patterns of Staphylococc...

    Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu and Agricola Odoi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:286

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  12. Case Report

    Total intravenous anaesthesia in a goat undergoing craniectomy

    Cerebral coenurosis is a disease of the central nervous system in sheep and goats, and is usually fatal unless surgical relief is provided. Information regarding neuroanaesthesia in veterinary medicine in goat...

    Verónica Vieitez, Ignacio Álvarez Gómez de Segura, Víctor López Rámis, Massimo Santella and Luis Javier Ezquerra

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:287

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  13. Research article

    Prime-boost vaccination with attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium ΔznuABC and inactivated Salmonella Choleraesuis is protective against Salmonella Choleraesuis challenge infection in piglets

    Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis (S. Choleraesuis) infection causes a systemic disease in pigs. Vaccination could represent a solution to reduce prevalence in farms. In this st...

    Giovanni Loris Alborali, Jessica Ruggeri, Michele Pesciaroli, Nicola Martinelli, Barbara Chirullo, Serena Ammendola, Andrea Battistoni, Maria Cristina Ossiprandi, Attilio Corradi and Paolo Pasquali

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:284

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  14. Research article

    The effect of alphacypermethrin-treated mesh protection against African horse sickness virus vectors on jet stall microclimate, clinical variables and faecal glucocorticoid metabolites of horses

    African horse sickness (AHS) is of importance to health and international trade in horses worldwide. During export from and transit through AHS endemic countries or zones, physical and chemical measures to pro...

    Patrick Page, Andre Ganswindt, Johan Schoeman, Gert Venter and Alan Guthrie

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:283

    Published on: 9 September 2017

  15. Research article

    Methodology for the assessment of brucellosis management practices and its vaccination campaign: example in two Argentine districts

    In Argentina, vaccination with Brucella abortus Strain 19 vaccine is mandatory. The objective of the study was to develop and test a method for evaluating, in an innovative way, some farmers’ and veterinarians’ m...

    M.N. Aznar, M. Arregui, M.F. Humblet, L.E. Samartino and C. Saegerman

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:281

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  16. Research article

    Effect of housing arrangement on fecal-oral transmission of avian hepatitis E virus in chicken flocks

    Avian hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is common in chicken flocks in China, as currently no measures exist to prevent the spread of the disease. In this study, we analyzed the effect of caged versus cage-fre...

    Baoyuan Liu, Yani Sun, Yiyang Chen, Taofeng Du, Yuchen Nan, Xinjie Wang, Huixia Li, Baicheng Huang, Gaiping Zhang, En-Min Zhou and Qin Zhao

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:282

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  17. Research article

    Comparison of computed tomography and high-field (3.0 T) magnetic resonance imaging of age-related variances in selected equine maxillary cheek teeth and adjacent tissues

    Modern imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have the advantage of producing images without superimposition. Whilst CT is a well-established technique for den...

    Christin Schoppe, Maren Hellige, Karl Rohn, Bernhard Ohnesorge and Astrid Bienert-Zeit

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:280

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  18. Research article

    Effects of Trilostane on urinary Catecholamines and their metabolites in dogs with Hypercortisolism

    Glucocorticoids influence the synthesis and metabolism of catecholamines (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and metanephrines (metanephrine and normetanephrine). The aim of this study was to measure urinary cate...

    Nadja Sieber-Ruckstuhl, Elena Salesov, Saskia Quante, Barbara Riond, Katharina Rentsch, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Claudia Reusch and Felicitas Boretti

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:279

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  19. Methodology article

    Development of duplex PCR for differential detection of goatpox and sheeppox viruses

    Clinically, sheeppox and goatpox have the same symptoms and cannot be distinguished serologically. A cheaper and easy method for differential diagnosis is important in control of this disease in endemic region.

    Zhixun Zhao, Guohua Wu, Xinmin Yan, Xueliang Zhu, Jian Li, Haixia Zhu, Zhidong Zhang and Qiang Zhang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:278

    Published on: 31 August 2017

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