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  1. The original article [1] incorrectly presents final author, Eugene H. Johnson’s name incorrectly whereby middle initial, ‘H.’ is mistakenly presented as a Family Name.

    Authors: Yasmin ElTahir, Anfal Al-Farsi, Waleed Al-Marzooqi, Alghalya Al-Toobi, Osman M. Gaafar, Maryne Jay, Yannick Corde, Shekar Bose, Abeer Al-Hamrashdi, Kaadhia Al-Kharousi, Sunil Rajamony, Muhammed Nadeem Asi, Nasseb Al-Saqri, Rudaina AlBusaidi, Elshafie I. Elshafie and Eugene H. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:98

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:378

  2. Lymphoma is a common cancer in dogs. While most dogs receiving chemotherapy experience remission, very few are cured, and median survival times are generally in the 12-month range. Novel approaches to treatmen...

    Authors: Douglas H. Thamm, Jenette K. Joseph, Barbara J. Rose, Travis K. Meuten and Kristen M. Weishaar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:97

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  3. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the causative agent of porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). Its prevalence in swine herds was first reported in China in 2000. PCV2 infection causes immunosuppress...

    Authors: Nianci Lv, Li Zhu, Wengui Li, Zhilan Li, Qisheng Qian, Tianyu Zhang, Lu Liu, Jinmei Hong, Xiaolin Zheng, Yuan Wang, Yifang Zhang and Jun Chai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:96

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  4. Wild boar-derived hepatitis E (HEV) genotype 3 virus has been successfully isolated in cell lines of human origin only. Considering the zoonotic potential and possible extrahepatic localisation of genotype 3 s...

    Authors: Juozas Grigas, Evelina Simkute, Martynas Simanavicius, Arnoldas Pautienius, Zaneta Streimikyte-Mockeliune, Dainius Razukevicius and Arunas Stankevicius

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:95

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  5. Syringomyelia (SM) is a debilitating condition in the cavalier King Charles spaniel (CKCS) that results in neuropathic pain and diminished quality of life. Von Frey aesthesiometry (VFA) is a method of mechanic...

    Authors: Ashley C. Hechler, Eric T. Hostnik, Laurie B. Cook, Lynette K. Cole and Sarah A. Moore

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:94

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  6. Aortic regurgitation (AR) may lead to left ventricular (LV) dilatation, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. Close follow-up of horses with AR is therefore paramount to detect onset of cardiac decompensation...

    Authors: A. Decloedt, S. Ven, D. De Clercq, F. Rademakers and G. van Loon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:93

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  7. Skin barrier dysfunction plays a key role in atopic dermatitis (AD). This impairment is related to altered composition and metabolism of epidermal sphingolipids and a deficiency of ceramides. Glycosaminoglycan...

    Authors: Rosanna Marsella, Sergi Segarra, Kim Ahrens, Cristina Alonso and Lluís Ferrer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:92

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  8. Canine otitis externa is a painful condition which can be challenging to treat due to difficulties in the administration of otic medication. This can be due to lack of owner compliance in the application of ea...

    Authors: Adolfo Maria Tambella, Anna Rita Attili, Francesca Beribè, Margherita Galosi, Andrea Marchegiani, Matteo Cerquetella, Angela Palumbo Piccionello, Cecilia Vullo, Andrea Spaterna and Alessandro Fruganti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:91

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  9. Periodontal disease remains one of the dog’s most common health issues, even though it is largely preventable by tooth brushing. Implementation of daily tooth brushing would not only improve animal welfare, bu...

    Authors: Karolina Brunius Enlund, Carl Brunius, Jeanette Hanson, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås and Ann Pettersson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:90

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  10. Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis and has been recognized as a re-emerging infectious disease in humans and dogs, but prevalence of Leptospira shedding in dogs in Thailand is unknown. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Kerstin Altheimer, Prapaporn Jongwattanapisan, Supol Luengyosluechakul, Rosama Pusoonthornthum, Nuvee Prapasarakul, Alongkorn Kurilung, Els M. Broens, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Marga G. A. Goris, Ahmed A. Ahmed, Nikola Pantchev, Sven Reese and Katrin Hartmann

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:89

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  11. Infiltration of the surgical site with local anesthetics combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may play an important role in improving perioperative pain control. This prospective, randomized, bli...

    Authors: Gabriel de O.L. Carapeba, Isabela P. G. A. Nicácio, Ana Beatriz F. Stelle, Tatiane S. Bruno, Gabriel M. Nicácio, José S. Costa Júnior, Rogerio Giuffrida, Francisco J. Teixeira Neto and Renata N. Cassu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:88

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  12. Wild Amur tigers are a sparsely populated species, and the conservation of this species is of great concern worldwide, but as an important health risk factor, parasite infection in them is not fully understand...

    Authors: Zhi-wei Peng, Yao Ning, Dan Liu, Ying Sun, Li-xin Wang, Qi-an Zhai, Zhi-jun Hou, Hong-liang Chai and Guang-shun Jiang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:86

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  13. Dog walking may have multiple physical and mental health advantages, but not all dog owners appear to benefit. Dog health is a described barrier to dog walking activity, but specific causes and impacts of redu...

    Authors: Zoe Belshaw, Rachel Dean and Lucy Asher

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:85

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  14. Cryptosporidium and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are two important pathogens with zoonotic potential that cause enteric infections in a wide range of hosts, including humans. Both are transmitted from animals to human...

    Authors: Sheng-Nan Wang, Yun Sun, Huan-Huan Zhou, Gang Lu, Meng Qi, Wei-Shi Liu and Wei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:84

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  15. Flow cytometry is a powerful tool for the multiparameter analysis of leukocyte subsets on the single cell level. Recent advances have greatly increased the number of fluorochrome-labeled antibodies in flow cyt...

    Authors: Julia Hunka, John T. Riley and Gudrun F. Debes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:83

    Content type: Methodology article

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  16. Gamithromycin is a macrolide approved for the treatment of bovine and swine respiratory diseases. Our study aims to establish the clinical breakpoint and optimum dose regimen for gamithromycin against Haemophilus...

    Authors: Yu-Feng Zhou, Ming-Xiao Bu, Ping Liu, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu and Xiao-Ping Liao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:81

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  17. Duck circovirus (DuCV) is a potential immunosuppressive virus that causes feather disorders in young ducks. In this study, DuCV obtained from various species of ducks was investigated by polymerase chain react...

    Authors: Hao Liu, Li Xia Li, Wen Chao Sun, Ning Shi, Xiu Tao Sun, Ning Yi Jin and Xing Kui Si

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:80

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  18. Obesity is an important equine welfare issue. Whilst dietary restriction is the most effective weight-loss tool, individual animals range in their weight-loss propensity. Gastrointestinal-derived bacteria play...

    Authors: Philippa K. Morrison, Charles J. Newbold, Eleanor Jones, Hilary J. Worgan, Dai H. Grove-White, Alexandra H. Dugdale, Clare Barfoot, Patricia A. Harris and Caroline McGregor Argo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:78

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  19. Vibrio alginolyticus is an important pathogen that has to be closely monitored and controlled in the mariculture industry because of its strong pathogenicity, quick onset after infection and high mortality rate i...

    Authors: Yu Dong, Panpan Zhao, Li Chen, Huahua Wu, Xinxin Si, Xin Shen, Hui Shen, Yi Qiao, Shanyuan Zhu, Qiong Chen, Weiwei Jia, Jingquan Dong, Juan Li and Song Gao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:76

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  20. The intestinal epithelial barrier, which works as the first line of defense between the luminal environment and the host, once destroyed, it will cause serious inflammation or other intestinal diseases. Tight ...

    Authors: Jingtao Wu, Caimei He, Jie Bu, Yue Luo, Shuyuan Yang, Chengyan Ye, Silei Yu, Binsheng He, Yulong Yin and Xiaoping Yang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:75

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  21. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) continues to be great challenge in calf rearing units. The urgent need to decrease the use of antibiotics and increase animal welfare in beef production has forced us to introd...

    Authors: Atte Sandelin, Heidi Härtel, Leena Seppä-Lassila, Liisa Kaartinen, Helena Rautala, Timo Soveri and Heli Simojoki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:73

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  22. Glycomer 631 and lactomer 9–1 are absorbable suture materials indicated for soft tissue approximation in non-infected wounds. Pigs are often used as surgical models in translational research; however, reports ...

    Authors: Tanja Plavec, Tanja Švara, Irena Zdovc, Mitja Gombač, Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, Erika Cvetko and Alenka Seliškar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:87

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  23. In a beef cattle facility an outbreak of abortions occurred over a 36-day period and included samples from two aborted (non-viable) fetuses and 21 post-abortion clinical cases. There are numerous etiologies, i...

    Authors: Katherine J. Whitman, James L. Bono, Michael L. Clawson, John D. Loy, Joseph M. Bosilevac, Terrance M. Arthur and Jeff D. Ondrak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:70

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  24. Canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorders of still largely unknown etiology. Canine IBD diagnosis is time-consuming and costly as other diseases with similar...

    Authors: Alexandros Ο. Konstantinidis, Dimitra Pardali, Katerina K. Adamama-Moraitou, Maria Gazouli, Chrysostomos I. Dovas, Evangelia Legaki, Georgia D. Brellou, Ioannis Savvas, Albert E. Jergens, Timoleon S. Rallis and Karin Allenspach

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:69

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  25. Although astroviruses (AstV) have been detected in a variety of host species, there are only limited records of their occurrence in deer. One of the most important game species in Europe, due to its meat and a...

    Authors: Urska Jamnikar-Ciglenecki, Vita Civnik, Andrej Kirbis and Urska Kuhar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:68

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  26. Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an infectious viral disease of cattle caused by a Capripoxvirus. LSD has substantial economic implications, with infection resulting in permanent damage to the skin of affected animals...

    Authors: Sylvester Ochwo, Kimberly VanderWaal, Christian Ndekezi, Joseph Nkamwesiga, Anna Munsey, Sarah Gift Witto, Noelina Nantima, Franklin Mayanja, Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, David Kalenzi Atuhaire and Frank Norbert Mwiine

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:66

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  27. The presence of Anisakis larvae in fish represents a major public health concern. Effective risk management procedures should be applied to prevent heavily infected products from reaching the market. The aim of t...

    Authors: Giorgio Smaldone, Elvira Abollo, Raffaele Marrone, Cristian E. M. Bernardi, Claudia Chirollo, Aniello Anastasio and Santiago P. del Hierro

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:65

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  28. Gain-of-function mutations in KIT are driver events of oncogenesis in mast cell tumours (MCTs) affecting companion animals. Somatic mutations of KIT determine the constitutive activation of the tyrosine kinase...

    Authors: Fabio Gentilini, Maria Elena Turba, Claire Dally, Masamine Takanosu, Sena Kurita and Makoto Bonkobara

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:64

    Content type: Case Report

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  29. Necrotic enteritis is a significant problem to the poultry industry globally and, in Norway up to 30% of Norwegian turkey grow-outs can be affected. However, despite an awareness that differences exist between...

    Authors: Simon P. Hardy, Sylvie L. Benestad, Inger Sofie Hamnes, Torfinn Moldal, Bruce David, John R. Barta, Jean-Michel Reperant and Magne Kaldhusdal

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:63

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  30. In human and different animal species, blood monocytes are classified based on their expression pattern of different monocytic markers into phenotypically and functionally different subsets. In the current stu...

    Authors: Jamal Hussen, Turke Shawaf, Abdullah I. A. Al-Mubarak, Naser Abdallah Al Humam, Faisal Almathen and Hans-Joachim Schuberth

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:62

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  31. Brucellosis in Africa is caused by Brucella species transmitted through contaminated or contacts with infected animals or their carcasses. The disease reduces livestock production and reproduction performance ...

    Authors: Peter N. Lokamar, Moses A. Kutwah, Harrysone Atieli, Sussy Gumo and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:61

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  32. Weaning is one of the most critical transition stages of the swine production cycle, as the piglet gut physiology and microbiome need to rapidly adapt to changes in diet and environmental conditions. Based on ...

    Authors: Prakash Poudel, Crystal L. Levesque, Ryan Samuel and Benoit St-Pierre

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:60

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  33. Working farm dogs are invaluable on New Zealand sheep and beef farms. To date no study describing farm dog population and health has included information about incidence of illness and injury, or risk factors ...

    Authors: Katja E. Isaksen, Lori Linney, Helen Williamson, Nick J. Cave, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Elizabeth J. Norman and Naomi Cogger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:59

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  34. The present study on the role of strains of adenovirus in wildlife reservoirs, and their prevalence is under exploration. In several previous studies, the presence of adenovirus strains in wild birds has been ...

    Authors: Jowita Samanta Niczyporuk, Wojciech Kozdruń, Hanna Czekaj, Natalia Styś-Fijoł and Karolina Piekarska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:58

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  35. PPV is one of the most important pathogens causing porcine reproductive disorder. It has been shown in clinical cases to be a commonly mixed infection with other important swine diseases which can aggravate th...

    Authors: Yue Wu, Xudan Wu, Jinxiu Hou, Xiongnan Chen, Xiaobo Huang and Bin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:57

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  36. Two-dimensional speckle tracking (2DST) technique has been validated in numerous animal species, but neither studies of repeatability nor measurements after exercise or in animals with cardiac disease have bee...

    Authors: Aurélia A. Leroux, Marie Moonen, Frédéric Farnir, Stefan Deleuze, Charlotte Sandersen and Hélène Amory

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:56

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  37. Porcilis® Ery+Parvo+Lepto is an octavalent inactivated ready-to-use vaccine that contains Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (Ery), porcine parvovirus (PPV), and six serogroups of Leptospira (Lepto). The efficacy of Po...

    Authors: Erwin van den Born, Paul P. M. van den Elzen, Emma van Kilsdonk, Mathieu J. H. Hoeijmakers and Ruud P. A. M. Segers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:55

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  38. Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) is an important clinical occurrence seen in common diseases, such as gastric dilatation-volvulus in dogs or colic in horses. Limited data is available on the use of methyle...

    Authors: Juan Morgaz, Sergio Ventura, Pilar Muñoz-Rascón, Rocio Navarrete, José Pérez, María del Mar Granados, José Andrés Fernández-Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Domínguez, Verónica Molina, Rafael J. Gómez-Villamandos and Rafael Zafra

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:54

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  39. The Chihuahua, the world’s smallest dog breed, is a popular breed in the UK today. The VetCompass™ Programme collates de-identified clinical records from primary-care veterinary practices in the UK for epidemi...

    Authors: Dan G. O’Neill, Rowena M. A. Packer, Meghan Lobb, David B. Church, Dave C. Brodbelt and Camilla Pegram

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:42

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  40. The majority of infectious diseases of cultured fish is caused by bacteria. Rapid identification of bacterial pathogens is necessary for immediate management. The present study developed a custom Main Spectra ...

    Authors: Patharapol Piamsomboon, Janthima Jaresitthikunchai, Tran Quang Hung, Sittiruk Roytrakul and Janenuj Wongtavatchai

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:52

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  41. Porcine teschovirus (PTV) circulates among wild and domesticated pig populations without causing clinical disease, however neuroinvasive strains have caused high morbidity and mortality in the past. In recent ...

    Authors: Sandra Vreman, Nermin Caliskan, Frank Harders, Jan Boonstra, Klaas Peperkamp, Cynthia K. Y. Ho, Wikke Kuller and Jeroen Kortekaas

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:51

    Content type: Case Report

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  42. Brucellosis is a zoonosis whose incidence is not declining worldwide despite the global effort to control the disease. Accurate and precise diagnosis is a crucial step in any prophylaxis program but single tes...

    Authors: Adriana Trotta, Mariarosaria Marinaro, Margie Cirilli, Alessio Sposato, Rosanna Adone, Matteo Beverelli, Domenico Buonavoglia and Marialaura Corrente

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:50

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  43. Uvaria chamae (Annonaceae), Phyllantus amarus (Phyllantaceae) and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) are empirically alleged to be used as Beninese medicinal plants in the treatment of salmonellosis. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Boris Legba, Victorien Dougnon, Yossounon Chabi, Carène Gbaguidi, Alidah Aniambossou, Esther Deguenon, Jacques Dougnon, Marc Kpodekon and Lamine Baba-Moussa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:49

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  44. Wild aquatic birds serve as the natural reservoir for avian influenza virus (AIV), a disease with significant implications for avian and mammalian health. Climate change is predicted to impact the dynamics of ...

    Authors: Megan Marie Lee, Veerle L. B. Jaspers, Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Bjørn Munro Jenssen, Tomasz Maciej Ciesielski, Åse-Karen Mortensen, Silje Strand Lundgren and Courtney A. Waugh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:48

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  45. Necrotic enteritis, which is caused by Clostridium perfringens, has resulted in more than $2 billion losses in the poultry industry every year. Due to the ban of antibiotics in feed industry, alternatives like en...

    Authors: Tianyue Xu, Yan Chen, Longfei Yu, Jun Wang, Mingxing Huang and Nianhua Zhu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:47

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  46. Ticks and tick-borne diseases are increasingly recognized as a cause of disease in dogs worldwide. The epidemiology of ticks and tick-transmitted protozoa and bacteria has changed due to the spread of ticks to...

    Authors: Stefania Zanet, Elena Battisti, Paola Pepe, Lavinia Ciuca, Liliana Colombo, Anna Trisciuoglio, Ezio Ferroglio, Giuseppe Cringoli, Laura Rinaldi and Maria Paola Maurelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:46

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  47. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an economically important pathogen in the swine industry worldwide. Vaccination remains the principal tool to control PCV2-associated diseases (PCVADs). Current vaccines do ...

    Authors: Xiangyu Liu, Yangkun Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Fan Zhang and Enqi Du

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:45

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  48. Equine malignant melanoma (EMM) is a frequently occurring dermoepidermal tumor in grey horses. Currently available therapies are either challenging or inefficient. Betulinic acid (BA), a naturally occurring tr...

    Authors: Lisa A. Weber, Jessica Meißner, Julien Delarocque, Jutta Kalbitz, Karsten Feige, Manfred Kietzmann, Anne Michaelis, Reinhard Paschke, Julia Michael, Barbara Pratscher and Jessika-M. V. Cavalleri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:44

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  49. Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) may be useful therapeutically in conditions with poor blood supply, such as distal limb wounds in the horse. Encapsulation of ECFCs into injectable hydrogel microsphere...

    Authors: Randolph L. Winter, Yuan Tian, Fred J. Caldwell, Wen J. Seeto, Jey W. Koehler, David A. Pascoe, Shirley Fan, Phillippe Gaillard, Elizabeth A. Lipke and Anne A. Wooldridge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:43

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