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  1. Content type: Research article

    Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is a novel coronavirus that can cause diarrhea in nursing piglets. This study was aimed to investigate the roles of host differentially expressed genes on metabolic pathways in PD...

    Authors: Jiao L. Wu, Kai J. Mai, Di Li, Rui T. Wu, Zi X. Wu, Xiao Y. Tang, Qian N. Li, Yuan Sun, Tian Lan, Xiang B. Zhang and Jing Y. Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:117

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    Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a major etiological agent of porcine epidemic diarrhea around the world. Point-of-care testing in the field is lacking owing to the requirement for a simple, robust fi...

    Authors: Xueyu Wang, Xin Xu, Wen Hu, Kejing Zuo, Zhili Li, Yunchao Kan, Lunguang Yao, Jun Ji and Yingzuo Bi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:116

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    Our understanding of the biology of osteoblasts is important as they underpin bone remodelling, fracture healing and processes such as osseointegration. Osteoblasts isolated from human humeral samples display ...

    Authors: Richard L. Meeson, Inês P. Perpétuo, Kevin Parsons, Isabel R. Orriss, Mittal Shah, Andrew A. Pitsillides and Michael Doube

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:114

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  4. Content type: Case report

    In May 2017, 17 dogs in a German Shepherd breeding kennel in northern China developed respiratory clinical signs. The owner treated the dogs with an intravenous injection of Shuang-Huang-lian, a traditional Ch...

    Authors: Liwei Zhou, Haoran Sun, Shikai Song, Jinhua Liu, Zhaofei Xia, Yipeng Sun and Yanli Lyu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:113

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Duck Tembusu virus (DTMUV) is a novel member of Flavivirus. The isolated and purified DTMUV strain XZ-2012 was used as a strain model, to intramuscularly inject the six-month egg-laying shelducks with the infecti...

    Authors: Xuejing Sun, Enxue Liu, Adeela Iqbal, Taozhi Wang, Xindong Wang, Abdul Haseeb, Nisar Ahmed, Ping Yang and Qiusheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:112

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  6. Content type: Research article

    PDCoV (Porcine Deltacoronavirus) is a novel porcine coronavirus that causes intestinal necrosis of piglets, thinning of the intestinal wall and severe villus atrophy in the small intestine. PDCoV is a highly c...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Tang, Tian Lan, Ruiting Wu, Zhihai Zhou, Yuqi Chen, Yuan Sun, Yaoyao Zheng and Jingyun Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:111

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is a common pathogen causing respiratory disease in cattle and a significant contributor to the bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex. BRSV is widely distributed ar...

    Authors: Zhankui Liu, Jianyou Li, Zeyu Liu, Jiawei Li, Zhijie Li, Chao Wang, Jianke Wang and Li Guo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:110

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In order to characterize the complete range of lesions, especially minimal, affecting mammary gland and viral antigen distribution and target cells using immunohistochemistry in naturally Visna/maedi (VM) 84 i...

    Authors: E. Gayo, L. Polledo, A. Magalde, A. Balseiro, M. J. García Iglesias, C. Pérez Martínez, S. Preziuso, G. Rossi and J. F. García Marín

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:109

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to examine the prevalence, serovars, and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in Kagoshima, Japan. A total of 192 flocks and 3071 samples were collected from broi...

    Authors: Vu Minh Duc, Yuko Nakamoto, Ayaka Fujiwara, Hajime Toyofuku, Takeshi Obi and Takehisa Chuma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:108

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a major emerging virus of porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD), which has brought huge economic losses to the global pig industry. Pigs are well known as the natura...

    Authors: Tao Song, Jianxiang Hao, Ran Zhang, Menghu Tang, Wenao Li, Weirong Hui, Qiyuan Fu, Chunfang Wang, Shuyang Xin, Shoucong Zhang, Ping Rui, Hai Ren and Zengjun Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:107

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food-producing animals is a global public health issue. This study investigated AMR and virulence profiles of E. coli isolated from healthy chickens in Vietnam. E. coli were isol...

    Authors: Passoret Vounba, Julie Arsenault, Rianatou Bada-Alambédji and John Morris Fairbrother

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:106

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  12. Content type: Research article

    A previous study showed that prebiotics and synbiotics administered in ovo into the egg air cell on the 12th day of incubation enhance the growth and development of chickens. However, the influence of this proced...

    Authors: Tadeusz Stefaniak, Jan P. Madej, Stanisław Graczyk, Maria Siwek, Ewa Łukaszewicz, Artur Kowalczyk, Marcin Sieńczyk and Marek Bednarczyk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:105

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  13. Content type: Methodology article

    Usage of sexed semen that allows to choose the gender of the calves, is commonly practiced in livestock industry as a profitable breeding alternative, especially in dairy farming. The flow cytometric cell sort...

    Authors: Olavi Reinsalu, Ott Scheler, Ruth Mikelsaar, Aavo-Valdur Mikelsaar, Triin Hallap, Ülle Jaakma, Peeter Padrik, Ants Kavak, Andres Salumets and Ants Kurg

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:104

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Major viruses, including duck-origin avian influenza virus, duck-origin Newcastle disease virus, novel duck parvovirus, duck hepatitis A virus, duck Tembusu virus, fowl adenovirus, and duck enteritis virus, po...

    Authors: Ming Yao, Xiyu Zhang, Yunfei Gao, Suquan Song, Danning Xu and Liping Yan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:103

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Polymelia is a congenital defect characterized by one or more supernumerary legs. The genetics and aetiology of this condition in cattle have not yet been thoroughly investigated even though several case repor...

    Authors: Ute Morath-Huss, Cord Drögemüller, Michael Stoffel, Christina Precht, Patrik Zanolari and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:102

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cryptosporidium spp. are important zoonotic pathogens infecting a wide range of vertebrate hosts, and causing moderate to severe diarrhea in humans. Cryptosporidium infections are frequently reported in humans an...

    Authors: Shuangjian Zheng, Dongfang Li, Chunxiang Zhou, Sumei Zhang, Yayun Wu, Yankai Chang, Yuancai Chen, Jianying Huang, Changshen Ning, Gaiping Zhang and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:101

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Haemonchosis affects sheep husbandry and its treatment is often compromised due to the development of anthelminthic resistance. Plant-derived bioactive compounds have been studied as alternative to control Haemon...

    Authors: Suelen Mendonça Soares, Robert Domingues, Emanuelle Baldo Gaspar, Patrício Azevedo dos Santos, Kirley Marques Canuto, Alessandro Pelegrine Minho and Maria Isabel Botelho Vieira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:99

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Haemophilus parasuis (HPS) is the causative agent of Glässer’s disease, characterized by arthritis, fibrinous polyserositis and meningitis, and resulting in worldwide economic losses in the swine industry. Baical...

    Authors: Chun Ye, Ruizhi Li, Lei Xu, Yinsheng Qiu, Shulin Fu, Yu Liu, Zhongyuan Wu, Yongqing Hou and Chien-An Andy Hu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:98

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Lawsonia intracellularis (L. intracellularis) is the etiologic agent of porcine proliferative enteropathy (PPE), which is reported in many swine breeding countries all over the world, and has caused enormous econ...

    Authors: Yanyang Wu, Kaiyue Tian, Yuhan Zhang, Huifang Guo, Ning Li, Zeng Wang and Jun Zhao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:97

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Obesity in dogs is an increasing problem associated with morbidity, shortened life span and poor life quality. Overweight dogs exhibit postprandial hyperlipidaemia, highlighting the need to identify potential ...

    Authors: Josefin Söder, Sara Wernersson, Johan Dicksved, Ragnvi Hagman, Johnny R. Östman, Ali A. Moazzami and Katja Höglund

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:96

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  21. Content type: Research article

    No comprehensive studies have been carried out on the infectious causes of abortion in Kenyan dairy cattle herds. A survey was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Bovine Viral Dia...

    Authors: Tequiero Abuom Okumu, Njenga Munene John, James K. Wabacha, Victor Tsuma and John VanLeeuwen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:95

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotic use in human and veterinary medicine is considered a main driver of antimicrobial resistance. Although guidelines to promote appropriate use of antimicrobials in veterinary patients have been develo...

    Authors: K. Schmitt, C. Lehner, S. Schuller, G. Schüpbach-Regula, M. Mevissen, R. Peter, C. R. Müntener, H. Naegeli and B. Willi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:94

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To conduct a hematological analysis of avian blood samples, standard automated cell counting is unreliable because all avian blood cells are nucleated. Therefore, quantitative white blood cell counting in bird...

    Authors: Lea Carisch, Martina Stirn, Jean Michel Hatt, Karin Federer, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Riond

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:93

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the most deleterious conditions leading to cardiovascular diseases and mortality. The importance of an early and accurate diagnosis assures immediate medical treatme...

    Authors: Esther López, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Verónica Álvarez, Rebeca Blázquez, Federica Marinaro, Ana Abad, Helena Martín, Claudia Báez, Virginia Blanco, Verónica Crisóstomo and Javier García Casado

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:91

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Osseous- associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (OA-CSM) has a high prevalence in Great Danes. In order to understand the progression of osseous changes, we aimed to perform a long-term computed tomographic (C...

    Authors: Daniella Vansteenkiste, Paula Martin-Vaquero, Marília Bonelli, Luciana B. da Costa and Ronaldo C. da Costa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:90

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Benzimidazole (BZ) resistance is an increasingly serious problem due to the excessive use of this anthelmintic for controlling Haemonchus contortus, which is one of the major gastrointestinal nematodes infecting ...

    Authors: Dong-dong Shen, Zhi-wei Peng, Min Hu, Zong-ze Zhang, Zhi-jun Hou and Zhen-sheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:89

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Since early 2015, mule duck and Cherry Valley duck flocks have been suffering from short beak and dwarfism syndrome. This widely spreading infectious disease is characterized by growth retardation, smaller bea...

    Authors: Guozhi Bian, Haibin Ma, Mengping Luo, Fengping Gong, Bo Li, Guiping Wang, Mudassar Mohiuddin, Ming Liao and Jianfeng Yuan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:88

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is prevalent in pigs and may serve as a reservoir for human infection. However, data on HEV infections in pigs in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, are limited. Here, we clarified the process ...

    Authors: Takumi Motoya, Masahiro Umezawa, Keiko Goto, Ikuko Doi, Noriko Nagata, Yoshiaki Ikeda, Atsushi Sakuta, Nobuya Sasaki and Koji Ishii

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:87

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Several species-specific PCR assays, based on a variety of target genes are currently used in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma bovis infections in cattle herds with respiratory diseases and/or mastitis. With this dive...

    Authors: Henk J. Wisselink, Bregtje Smid, Jane Plater, Anne Ridley, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anna Aspán, Tarja Pohjanvirta, Nella Vähänikkilä, Helene Larsen, Jonas Høgberg, Adélie Colin and Florence Tardy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:86

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Escherichia coli is bacteria that exist as commensal in the intestine of animals and humans, but pathogenic strains cause disease in chickens. The development of antimicrobial resistance in E. coli is one of majo...

    Authors: Edilu Jorga Sarba, Kebede Abdisa Kelbesa, Morka Dandecha Bayu, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Bizunesh Mideksa Borena and Ayichew Teshale

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:85

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a severe, highly infectious and fatal viral disease of small ruminants. Four lineages of PPR virus have been identified globally based on sequence analysis of the nucleoprot...

    Authors: Biruk Alemu, Getachew Gari, Geneviève Libeau, Olivier Kwiatek, Menbere Kidane, Rediet Belayneh, Bewuket Siraw, Barbara Wieland, Wondwoson Asfaw and Reta D. Abdi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:84

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Limited data are available about the kinetics of mRNA expressions of Heat shock proteins (HSPs) and heat shock factors (HSFs) in the thermally manipulated (TM) broiler chicks during acute heat stress. Therefor...

    Authors: Mohamed Borhan Al-Zghoul and Sabry Mohamed El-Bahr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:83

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The Shimen strain of classical swine fever (CSF) virus (CSFV) causes CSF, which is mainly characterised by disseminated intravascular haemorrhage. Macrophages are an essential component of innate immunity agai...

    Authors: Xiaocheng Gong, Aoxue Hu, Xuepeng Li, Jun He, Zhongxing Wu, Xi Zuo and Pengbo Ning

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:82

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Bovine brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that causes substantial economic losses and has a strong impact on public health. The main objective of this paper is to determine the risk factors for new infections of B...

    Authors: Liliana Cárdenas, Mario Peña, Oscar Melo and Jordi Casal

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:81

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In the presented study we investigated the development of the humoral immune response against LSDV during the process of re-vaccination of cattle over a time span of 5 months. In addition, the performance of d...

    Authors: Milovan Milovanović, Klaas Dietze, Vesna Milićević, Sonja Radojičić, Miroslav Valčić, Tom Moritz and Bernd Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:80

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  36. Content type: Methodology article

    Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3), recently widely isolated from pigs with various clinical conditions, is likely globally epidemic. However, development of serological diagnosis for PCV3 in pigs is ongoing. Ou...

    Authors: Sujiao Zhang, Dongliang Wang, Yifan Jiang, Zhoumian Li, Yawen Zou, Meng Li, Haoyang Yu, Kun Huang, Yi Yang and Naidong Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:79

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Wounds are among the most common medical conditions affecting horses and have a major economic impact on the horse industry. Wound healing in horses is distinct to that documented in other species, and often r...

    Authors: Louis Kamus, Marie Rameau and Christine Theoret

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:78

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Open angle glaucoma is the only type of primary glaucoma reported in Beagles. This case report describes a primary angle-closure glaucoma in a Beagle and its diagnostic and prognostic relevance.

    Authors: Shin Ae Park, Dodd Sledge, Colleen Monahan, Joshua T. Bartoe and András M. Komáromy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:75

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The popularity of raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) for pets has been increasing in recent years even if the reputed health benefits are mainly anecdotal. A web-based survey was developed to better understand the m...

    Authors: Giada Morelli, Sofia Bastianello, Paolo Catellani and Rebecca Ricci

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:74

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Thailand’s Central Plain is identified as a contact zone between pigs and flying foxes, representing a potential zoonotic risk. Nipah virus (NiV) has been reported in flying foxes in Thailand, but it has never...

    Authors: Weerapong Thanapongtharm, Mathilde C. Paul, Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Vilaiporn Wongphruksasoong, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Kachen Wongsathapornchai, Sudarat Damrongwatanapokin, Daniel Schar and Marius Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:73

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Honey bee population decline threatens the beekeeping sector, agriculture and global biodiversity. Early detection of colony mortality may facilitate rapid interventions to contain and prevent mortality spread...

    Authors: Sandra Barroso-Arévalo, Marina Vicente-Rubiano, Francisco Puerta, Fernando Molero and José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:72

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The sustainability of farming and animal welfare requires the reconsideration of current selection schemes. In particular, implementation of new selection criteria related to animal health and welfare should h...

    Authors: Julie Hervé, Elena Terenina, Karine Haurogné, Elodie Bacou, Elizaveta Kulikova, Marie Allard, Yvon Billon, Jean-Marie Bach, Pierre Mormède and Blandine Lieubeau

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:71

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Serum antibody detection has potential as a complementary diagnostic tool in animal tuberculosis (TB) control, particularly in multi-host systems. The objective of the present study was to assess the specifici...

    Authors: J. A. Infantes-Lorenzo, I. Moreno, A. Roy, M. A. Risalde, A. Balseiro, L. de Juan, B. Romero, J. Bezos, E. Puentes, J. Åkerstedt, G. T. Tessema, C. Gortázar, L. Domínguez and M. Domínguez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:70

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Wildebeest associated malignant catarrhal fever (WA-MCF) is a fatal disease of cattle. Outbreaks are seasonal and associated with close interaction between cattle and calving wildebeest. In Kenya, WA-MCF has a...

    Authors: Sheillah Ayiela Orono, George Chege Gitao, Jean Pierre Mpatswenumugabo, Maurine Chepkwony, Christine Mutisya, Edward Okoth, Barend Mark de Clare Bronsvoort, George Cameron Russell, Vishvanath Nene and Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:69

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Refractory diseases, including bacterial infections, are causing huge economic losses in dairy farming. Despite efforts to prevent and treat those diseases in cattle, including the use of antimicrobials, it is...

    Authors: Sotaro Fujisawa, Satoru Konnai, Tomohiro Okagawa, Naoya Maekawa, Akina Tanaka, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Shiro Murata and Kazuhiko Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:68

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