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  1. Infectious diseases transmitted by wild animals are major threats to public health. This study aimed to investigate the potential of rescued wild animals that died of unknown causes as reservoirs of infectious...

    Authors: Myeongsu Kim, Jieun Bae, Byungkwan Oh, Haerin Rhim, Myeon-Sik Yang, Somyeong Yang, Bumseok Kim and Jae-Ik Han
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:158
  2. This study aimed to compare the feasibility and practicality of the ovariohysterectomy (OHE) technique in cats with or without a spay hook with respect to the incision size, surgical time, surgical variables, ...

    Authors: Mareliza Possa de Menezes, Luís Guilherme de Faria, Guilherme Galhardo Franco, Cléber Kazuo Ido, Fernando Yoiti Kitamura Kawamoto, João Augusto Leonel de Souza, Paula Regina Silva Gomide, Fabrícia Geovânia Fernandes Filgueira, Diego Iwao Yamada and Bruno Watanabe Minto
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:154
  3. Infections with the coccidian parasite Neospora caninum affect domestic and wild animals worldwide. In Australia, N. caninum infections cause considerable losses to the cattle industry with seroprevalence of 8.7%...

    Authors: Jose L. Huaman, Carlo Pacioni, Mark Doyle, David M. Forsyth, Karla J. Helbig and Teresa G. Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:153
  4. Canine hypoadrenocorticism is a rare chronic disease, which demands intense dog-owner interaction, as its treatment requires to be individualised. The aim of this study was a qualitative analysis of the challe...

    Authors: Julia Hupfeld, Michael Dölle, Holger A. Volk and Johanna Rieder
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:152
  5. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and porcine delta-coronavirus (PDCoV) are economically important pathogens that cause diarrhea in sows and acute death of newborn piglets. Moreover, the emerging PDCoV wa...

    Authors: Chun Qi Li, Li Qun Hu, Guo Ping Liu, Yan Wang, Tong Li, Shao Xian Chen, Xiao Lin Yang, Li Xin Ma and Jian Guo Zeng
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:151
  6. Toward the late phase of laying, the production performance of laying hens decreases, egg quality deteriorates, lipid metabolism weakens, and hepatic lipid accumulation is exacerbated. Probiotics as an alterna...

    Authors: Liming Liu, Guoqing Zhang, Ge Qu, Bin Liu, Xiufeng Zhang, Gaoqian Li, Ningyi Jin, Chang Li, Jieying Bai and Cuiqing Zhao
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:150
  7. The study aimed to investigate the effect of urea molasses mineral blocks (UMMB) on nutrient digestibility, productive performance and blood biochemical profile of indigenous yaks under various feeding systems...

    Authors: Muhammad Mobashar, Muhammad Tahir Khan, Maria Marjan, Shakoor Ahmad, Umar Farooq, Muhammad Farooq Khalid, Riaz Mustafa, Nadar Khan, Abu Bakkar Sadiq, Anwar Shah and Ahmed A. A. Abdel-Wareth
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:149
  8. Leptospirosis is a neglected but widespread zoonotic disease throughout the world. Most mammals are hosts of Leptospira spp., including domestic cats, species in which no consensus has been reached on the clinica...

    Authors: Andrea Murillo, Josep Pastor, Emmanuel Serrano, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, José Cerón, Marga Goris, Ahmed Ahmed and Rafaela Cuenca
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:148
  9. Analyzing the stability of reference genes already described as universal is an important methodology to lead gene expression analysis because different studies have shown that the expression of universal refe...

    Authors: Jorge Lucas Nascimento Souza, Fernanda Cavalcante Silva, Carlikelly Gleicy da Silva, Isabela Maria Fortaleza Neves Bomfim, Henrique Rocha de Medeiros and Lilian Giotto Zaros
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:147
  10. Erythritol was found to inhibit the growth of microorganisms. The present study aimed to demonstrate the growth inhibition of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius by erythritol and to define the changes in gene transc...

    Authors: Tadashi Fujii, Takumi Tochio and Koji Nishifuji
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:146
  11. Idiopathic epilepsy (IE) is a common, chronic brain dysfunction in dogs. Recently, the effect of feeding a diet enriched with medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) on seizure frequency has been evaluated in severa...

    Authors: Kazumasa Nakatsuka, Brian Zanghi and Daisuke Hasegawa
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:145
  12. Aldosterone represents an important target of heart failure therapy and may be a valuable indicator of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activity. However, its assessment might be challenging because of...

    Authors: Alberto Galizzi, Greta Dossi, Vitaliano Borromeo, Paola Pocar, Debora Groppetti and Chiara Locatelli
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:144
  13. Yersinia enterocolitica is a heterogeneous bacterial species that has been divided into six biotypes and more than 70 serotypes. Each year, the European Food Safety Authority classifies yersiniosis caused by Y. e...

    Authors: Piotr Łada, Klaudia Kończyk-Kmiecik and Agata Bancerz-Kisiel
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:143

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:170

  14. A core principle of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in veterinary settings is the need for engagement of all stakeholders; however, no studies have addressed the role of veterinary technicians in AMS specifica...

    Authors: Laurel E. Redding, Katherine Reilly, Bridget Radtke, Stacy Bartholomew and Stephen D. Cole
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:142
  15. Upper urinary tract stones are increasingly prevalent in pet cats and are difficult to manage. Surgical procedures to address obstructing ureteroliths have short- and long-term complications, and medical thera...

    Authors: Adam D. Maxwell, Ga Won Kim, Eva Furrow, Jody P. Lulich, Marissa Torre, Brian MacConaghy, Elizabeth Lynch, Daniel F. Leotta, Yak-Nam Wang, Michael S. Borofsky and Michael R. Bailey
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:141
  16. Chemical castration of male animals is an alternative to surgical castration for inducing azoospermia, consequent sterility. Intra-testicular injection of zinc gluconate has been used for chemical castration i...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Hamed, Yahia A. Amin, Ragab Hassan Mohamed, Mohamed El-Adl, Shefaa M. Bazeed, Ahmed Abdou Elnegiry, Hossam Hassan Shawki and Al-Lethie A. Al-lethie
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:140
  17. The post-parturient period in goat had marked changes in an animal’s endocrine and metabolic status as well as by reduction in feed intake when the nutrient demand for impending lactogenesis was increasing. Th...

    Authors: Asem M. Zakaria, Taher Al-Daek, Enas Elmeligy, Ragab H. Mohamed, Eman M. Abu El-Naga, Haitham H. Mohammed, Abdulrahman Abdulkarim, Mohammed Abdelhadi Ali, Khaled. A. Khesruf and Arafat Khalphallah
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:139
  18. Tick-borne blood pathogens cause highly pathogenic diseases, which are associated with substantial economic losses in ruminants. Despite this, epidemiological research on these pathogens remains neglected in m...

    Authors: Mennat-Allah Abdelsalam, Wael Felefel, Sabreen Fadl and Mohamed Bessat
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:138
  19. Heart tumors are rare in dogs. They can be benign or malignant. Clinical signs depend primarily on the location of the tumor and its effect on blood flow.

    Authors: Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Michał Czopowicz, Agata Moroz-Fik, Marcin Mickiewicz, Andrzej Łobaczewski, Sylwia Tarka, Łukasz Koperski and Rafał Sapierzyński
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:137
  20. Glaesserella parasuis is the causative agent of Glässer’s disease in pigs. Serotyping is the most common method used to type G. parasuis isolates. However, the high number of non-typables (NT) and low discriminat...

    Authors: Robert Mugabi, Ana Paula S. Poeta Silva, Xiao Hu, Marcelo Gottschalk, Virginia Aragon, Nubia R. Macedo, Orhan Sahin, Perry Harms, Rodger Main, Alexander W. Tucker, Ganwu Li and Maria J. Clavijo
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:135
  21. Cryptosporidium is a gastrointestinal protozoan that widely exists in nature, it is an established zoonotic pathogen. Infected cattle are considered to be associated with cryptosporidiosis outbreaks in humans. In...

    Authors: Li Zhao, Hai-Liang Chai, Ming-Yuan Wang, Zhan-Sheng Zhang, Wen-Xiong Han, Bo Yang, Yan Wang, Shan Zhang, Wei-Hong Zhao, Yi-Min Ma, Yong-Jie Zhan, Li-Feng Wang, Yu-Lin Ding, Jin-Ling Wang and Yong-Hong Liu
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:134
  22. The purpose of this study was to explore whether domestication could lead to evolutionary changes towards flightlessness in the domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) compared to the cattle egret (Bubulcus...

    Authors: Hanaa M. El-Ghazali, Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail, Nehal I. A. Goda and Mohamed Aref
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:133
  23. Recognition of the factors that influence academic performance in university students constitutes one of the key objectives of education researchers. Few studies have been conducted in this sphere in relation ...

    Authors: Edlira Muca, Monica Molino, Chiara Ghislieri, Mario Baratta, Rosangela Odore, Domenico Bergero and Emanuela Valle
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:132
  24. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in captive wildlife species. However, CKD has been rarely documented in giant pandas.

    Authors: Lingling Chang, Xiangyang L. Wang, Chenfei Yu, Chen-Hsuan Liu, Qiang Zhang, Yaping Wu, Ruoyi Jia, Qingyi Ma, Guanglin Pan, Dewen Tong and Xinglong Wang
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:131

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:162

  25. Pimobendan has been proven to delay the onset of congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs with mitral regurgitation (MR); however, molecular underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. This study aimed...

    Authors: Pakit Boonpala, Nakkawee Saengklub, Sirinapa Srikam, Wilawan Ji-au, Yaowalak Panyasing, Sarawut Kumphune and Anusak Kijtawornrat
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:130
  26. Bacterial surface proteins play key roles in pathogenicity and often contribute to microbial adhesion and invasion. Pasteurella lipoprotein E (PlpE), a Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) surface protein, has re...

    Authors: Guodong Zhou, Jiashuo Tian, Yichen Tian, Qifeng Ma, Quan Li, Shifeng Wang and Huoying Shi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:128
  27. Coccidiosis is a costly and widespread infectious disease that affects mammals and causes huge losses for the global rabbit meat industry. This study evaluated the potency of Egyptian alginate propolis nanopar...

    Authors: Ahmed G. Hegazi, Eman E. El Shanawany, Asmaa S. El-Houssiny, Soad E. Hassan, Hassan M. Desouky, T. M. El-Metenawy and Eman H. Abdel-Rahman
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:127

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:136

  28. Infections caused by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) result in significant economic losses in poultry industry. APEC strains are known to form biofilms in various conditions allowing them to thrive even ...

    Authors: Muhammad Moman Khan, Aamir Ali, Rafał Kolenda, Olugbenga Adekunle Olowe, Jörg Weinreich, Ganwu Li and Peter Schierack
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:126
  29. The veterinary care of cats and dogs is increasingly embracing innovations first applied to human health, including an increased emphasis on preventative care and precision medicine. Large scale human populati...

    Authors: Janet E. Alexander, Serina Filler, Philip J. Bergman, Claire E. Bowring, Laura Carvell-Miller, Brenda Fulcher, Richard Haydock, Teresa Lightfoot, Darren W. Logan, Talon S. McKee, Tracy Mills, JoAnn Morrison, Phillip Watson and Colby Woodruff
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:125
  30. The balance of the intestinal commensal microbiome of fish and other animals plays an important role in the physiological processes of healthy animals, contributes to the defense against pathogens, stimulates ...

    Authors: Agata Józefiak, Mateusz Rawski, Bartosz Kierończyk, Damian Józefiak and Jan Mazurkiewicz
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:124
  31. Subclinical mastitis (SCM) is one of the most economically important diseases affecting the dairy industry. The SCM does not cause visible changes in the udder or physical changes of the milk as compared to cl...

    Authors: Ntelekwane G. Khasapane, Charles Byaruhanga, Oriel Thekisoe, Sebolelo J. Nkhebenyane and Zamantungwa T.H. Khumalo
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:123
  32. Conductive anaesthesia of the nerves around the head is one of the methods of intraoperative pain relief (under deep anaesthesia but before proceeding with the procedure). Performing this procedure on primates...

    Authors: Jan Bold, Michalina Szemet, Karolina Goździewska-Harłajczuk, Maciej Janeczek and Joanna E. Klećkowska-Nawrot
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:122
  33. Hard ticks infesting cattle are vectors of Tick-borne diseases that causes major public health problems and considerable socioeconomic losses to the livestock industry in tropical and subtropical countries. A ...

    Authors: Walter S Magesa, Isihaka Haji, Edson Kinimi, Jahashi S Nzalawahe and Rudovick Kazwala
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:121
  34. Aeromonas hydrophila is a zoonotic bacterial pathogen that frequently causes disease and mass mortalities among cultured and feral fishes worldwide. In Ethiopia, A. hydrophila outbreak was reported in Sebeta fish...

    Authors: Nebiyu Kassa Kerigano, Tesfaye Rufael Chibsa, Yitbarek Getachew Molla, Abde Aliy Mohammed, Mekdes Tamiru, Abebe Olani Bulto, Tafesse Koran Wodaj, Dereje Shegu Gebreweld and Alemu Kebede Abdi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:120
  35. Open fractures occur commonly in small animals and are characterised by contamination of the fracture site. While never quantified, it is believed that open fractures stabilised with internal implants are at a...

    Authors: Brea M. Sandness, Karen L. Perry and Mieghan Bruce
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:119
  36. A wide variety of lesions have been associated with herpesvirus in cetaceans. However, descriptions of herpesvirus infections in the digestive system of cetaceans are scarce.

    Authors: Ignacio Vargas-Castro, José Luis Crespo-Picazo, Mª Ángeles Jiménez Martínez, Vicente Marco-Cabedo, Marta Muñoz-Baquero, Daniel García-Párraga and José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:118
  37. Introducing new goat breeds or transferring adult goats from farms to slaughterhouses requires transportation, which can engender adverse effects, such as oxidative stress, pathological cell apoptosis and auto...

    Authors: Ruini Peng, Fan Gao, Yunhai Hu, Kangli Li, Ben Liu, Wenya Zheng, Xue Yang, Wei Hu, Lucheng Zheng, Qingcan Fan and Manxin Fang
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:117
  38. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) syndrome is a dental disease where the radiographic signs may be quantified using radiographic texture features. This study aimed to implement ...

    Authors: Kamil Górski, Marta Borowska, Bernard Turek, Marek Pawlikowski, Krzysztof Jankowski, Andrzej Bereznowski, Izabela Polkowska and Małgorzata Domino
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:116
  39. Authors: Hwi-Yeon Choi, Jong-Chul Choi, Yeong-Lim Kang, So-Hyeun Ahn, Sang-Won Lee, Seung-Yong Park, Chang-Seon Song, In-Soo Choi and Joong-Bok Lee
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:115

    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:105

  40. Feline species undergo reproductive seasonality; thus, sperm characteristics, such as DNA integrity, can be affected by the photoperiod. This study was conducted to determine the effect of seasonal changes on ...

    Authors: Victoria Luño, Felisa Martínez, Andrea Muñoz and Lydia Gil
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:113
  41. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is commonly used as a marker of hepatocellular injury. Increased serum ALT activity due to hepatocyte injury occurs in copper-associated hepatopathy (CuCH) and other necroinflamm...

    Authors: Christine Kim, John P. Loftus and Heather J. Huson
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:111
  42. Toxoplasma gondii is traditionally known as a parasite of felids, with possible infection in intermediate hosts such as dogs and humans, and thus a disease of public health significance. Published data on the pre...

    Authors: Audrey Chen, Max Boulay, Stacy Chong, Kelvin Ho, Amy Chan, Jasmine Ong, Charlene Judith Fernandez, Siow Foong Chang and Him Hoo Yap
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:110
  43. Morphometric study of the bony elements of the appendicular skeleton in the ostrich was fully described and identified. The appendicular skeleton included the bones of the pectoral girdle, the wing, the pelvic...

    Authors: Menna Allah M. Kassem, Reem R. Tahon, Karim M. Khalil and Medhat A. El-Ayat
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:109
  44. Colibacillosis is one of the broilers’ most dominant bacterial diseases, either as a primary or a secondary infection. As E. coli antimicrobial drug resistance is rising; there is a need to develop new approaches...

    Authors: Fawzia A. El-Shenawy, Eman M. El. El-Sherbeny and Samr Kassem
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:108
  45. Drastic climatic changes threaten animal productivity and prolificacy, whose adaptability is governed by its pheno- and genotypic traits. This study was aimed at investigating the effect of coat color on the a...

    Authors: Hossam R. El-Sherbiny, Nesrein M. Hashem and Elshymaa A. Abdelnaby
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:107
  46. In modern times, horses are utilized not only for labour and transportation purposes but also for recreational activities such as competition and pleasure riding. In these various pursuits, the role of vision ...

    Authors: Corradini Ignacio, López-Murcia María del Mar, Barba Marta, Zebarjadian Sina, Rodilla Vicent and Mayordomo-Febrer Aloma
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:106

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