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  1. The development of sensitive and specific methods for detecting Toxoplasma gondii infection is critical for preventing and controlling toxoplasmosis in humans and other animals. Recently, various recombinant prot...

    Authors: Charoonluk Jirapattharasate, Ruenruetai Udonsom, Apichai Prachasuphap, Kodcharad Jongpitisub and Panadda Dhepakson

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:27

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Osteoarthritis remains one of the greatest causes of morbidity and mortality in the equine population. The inability to detect pre-clinical changes in osteoarthritis has been a significant impediment to the de...

    Authors: Catarina Castanheira, Panagiotis Balaskas, Charlotte Falls, Yalda Ashraf-Kharaz, Peter Clegg, Kim Burke, Yongxiang Fang, Philip Dyer, Tim J. M. Welting and Mandy J. Peffers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:26

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  3. Gut microbial compositional and functional variation can affect health and production performance of farm animals. Analysing metabolites in biological samples provides information on the basic mechanisms that ...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Ye, Liwen Zhou, Yao Zhang, Shuaishuai Xue, Qian Fu Gan and Shaoming Fang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:24

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  4. The bactericidal activity of an antimicrobial drug is generally assessed by in vitro bacterial time-kill experiments which do not include any components of the immune system, even though the innate immunity, t...

    Authors: Elodie Anne Lallemand, Claudine Zemirline, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Alain Bousquet-Melou, Aude A. Ferran and Séverine Boullier

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:23

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  5. Hemagglutinin is a major surface protein in influenza A virus (IAV), and HA2 is relative conserved among different IAVs. It will be meaningful to identify broad-spectrum epitopes based on the HA2 protein.

    Authors: Qiuxia Wang, Zhihao Sun, Jingzhi Li, Tao Qin, Hongwei Ma, Sujuan Chen, Daxin Peng and Xiufan Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:22

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The black stork (Ciconia nigra Linnaeus, 1758) is a recognized endangered species in Europe and most of the specimens from the Western Palearctic region breed in the Iberian Peninsula. Available works regarding p...

    Authors: David W. Ramilo, Inês Caetano, Erica Brazio, Manuela Mira, Leonor Antunes, Isabel Pereira da Fonseca and Luís Cardoso

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:21

    Content type: Case Report

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  7. Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is very resistant and highly contagious and infects domestic cats and other felids. FPV is particularly widespread among sheltered cats, and is associated with high morbidity a...

    Authors: Isaya Rosaria, Ciccarelli Stefano, Enache Daniela, Specchi Swan, Pesaresi Marco, Ferri Filippo, Porporato Federico, Auriemma Edoardo, Contiero Barbara, Luigi M Coppola and Zini Eric

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:20

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Helminthic infections, in particular those caused by gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN), are found worldwide and are among the most economically important diseases of goats. Anthelmintic resistance (AR) in GIN o...

    Authors: Marcin Mickiewicz, Michał Czopowicz, Agata Moroz, Adrian-Valentin Potărniche, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marina Spinu, Paweł Górski, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Marián Várady and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:19

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  9. Mycoplasma bovis causes mastitis, otitis, pneumonia and arthritis in cattle and is a major contributor to bovine respiratory disease complex. Around the year 2000, it emerged as a significant threat to the health...

    Authors: Karen B. Register, Margaret Parker, Kelly A. Patyk, Steven J. Sweeney, William D. Boatwright, Lee C. Jones, Murray Woodbury, David L. Hunter, John Treanor, Marshall Kohr, Robert G. Hamilton, Todd K. Shury and Pauline Nol

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:18

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  10. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is one of the crucial swine viral pathogens, caused porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD). Shandong province is one of the most important pork producing areas and bear...

    Authors: Zicheng Ma, Mengda Liu, Zhaohu Liu, Fanliang Meng, Hongyu Wang, Longlong Cao, Yan Li, Qiulin Jiao, Zifeng Han and Sidang Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:17

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  11. Endocrinopathic, or hyperinsulinaemia-associated laminitis (HAL) is a common and debilitating equine foot disease, and although no pharmacological treatments are registered, several are under development. To e...

    Authors: A. Meier, J. McGree, R. Klee, J. Preuß, D. Reiche, M. de Laat and M. Sillence

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:16

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  12. Chronic renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activation in course of heart diseases contributes to cardiac remodeling and heart failure. Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is characterized by differ...

    Authors: Alberto Galizzi, Mara Bagardi, Angelica Stranieri, Anna Maria Zanaboni, Dario Malchiodi, Vitaliano Borromeo, Paola Giuseppina Brambilla and Chiara Locatelli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:15

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  13. Hibernation is a physiological and behavioural adaptation that permits survival during periods of reduced food availability and extreme environmental temperatures. This is achieved through cycles of metabolic ...

    Authors: Fredrik A. F. Markussen, Vebjørn J. Melum, Béatrice Bothorel, David G. Hazlerigg, Valérie Simonneaux and Shona H. Wood

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:14

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  14. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) causes a chronic infectious in the birds known as avian mycobacteriosis. Almost all species of the birds are susceptible to MAC which consists of two closely related species of m...

    Authors: Abdul Sattar, Zunita Zakaria, Jalila Abu, Saleha A. Aziz and Gabriel Rojas-Ponce

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:13

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  15. Fecundity is important for farm blue fox (Vulpes lagopus), who with asthenospermia have be a problem in some of farms in China. A key symptom of asthenospermia is decreased sperm motility. The decreased secreting...

    Authors: Ping Wu, Tao-lin Liu, Ling-ling Li, Zhi-ping Liu, Li-hong Tian and Zhi-jun Hou

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:12

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  16. Laminitis is a common and serve disease which caused by inflammation and pathological changes of the laminar junction. However, the pathologic mechanism remains unclear. In this study we aimed to investigate c...

    Authors: Maimaiti Tuniyazi, Junying He, Jian Guo, Shuang Li, Naisheng Zhang, Xiaoyu Hu and Yunhe Fu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:11

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  17. Chickens are major sources of human nutrition worldwide, but the chicken intestinal microbiota can be a source of bacterial infection. The microbiota has potential to regulate the colonization of pathogens by ...

    Authors: Nachiko Takeshita, Takayasu Watanabe, Kasumi Ishida-Kuroki and Tsutomu Sekizaki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:10

    Content type: Research article

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  18. A new domestic cat hepadnavirus (DCH, family Hepadnaviridae) was first reported from whole blood samples of domestic cats in Australia in 2018, and from cat serum samples in Italy in 2019. The pathogenesis of DCH...

    Authors: Khanmani Anpuanandam, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Mandy Mun Kei Choy, Shing Wei Ng, Kiven Kumar, Razana Mohd Ali, Sujey Kumar Rajendran, Kok Lian Ho and Wen Siang Tan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:9

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Inflammatory diseases of reproductive tract in bitches are a common problem in veterinary practice. The inflammation can lead to serious health problems. Research to determine the correlation between the healt...

    Authors: Edyta Golińska, Natalia Sowińska, Anna Tomusiak-Plebanek, Marlena Szydło, Natalia Witka, Joanna Lenarczyk and Magdalena Strus

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:8

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  20. Periodontal disease is the most common oral disease of dogs worldwide and results from a complex interplay between plaque bacteria, the host and environmental factors. Recent studies have enhanced our understa...

    Authors: C. Wallis, L. Milella, A. Colyer, C. O’Flynn, S. Harris and L. J. Holcombe

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:7

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  21. Actinobaculum suis is a bacterium known to cause infections of the urogenital tract of sows. Infection can occur through close contact to boars, who frequently carry the pathogen in their preputial diverticulum b...

    Authors: Mirjam Arnold, Olivia Richard, Corinne Gurtner, Heiko Nathues and Alexander Grahofer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:6

    Content type: Case Report

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  22. Swine influenza A virus (IAV) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) are considered key viral pathogens involved in the porcine respiratory disease complex. Concerning the effect of on...

    Authors: Hanna Turlewicz-Podbielska, Ewelina Czyżewska-Dors and Małgorzata Pomorska-Mól

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:5

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  23. Leporacarus gibbus is a highly specific acarian parasitizing in rabbits, with a proven zoonotic potential. While the majority of cases of L. gibbus infestation are asymptomatic, several cases of pruritic cutaneou...

    Authors: Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Adriana Györke, Gianluca D’Amico and Viorica Mircean

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:4

    Content type: Case Report

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  24. An association between equine gastrointestinal disease causing colic signs and changes in faecal bacterial microbiota has been identified. The reasons for these changes and their clinical relevance has not bee...

    Authors: Jaclyn A. Willette, Dipti Pitta, Nagaraju Indugu, Bonnie Vecchiarelli, Meagan L. Hennessy, Tamara Dobbie and Louise L. Southwood

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:3

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  25. The increasing threat of bacterial resistance promotes the need for antibiotic stewardship programs to foster responsible antimicrobial use. Therefore, guidelines for prudent use supported by an online steward...

    Authors: Alina Hubbuch, Ruth Peter, Barbara Willi, Sonja Hartnack, Cedric Müntener, Hanspeter Naegeli and Christian Gerspach

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:2

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  26. Despite extensive research, many questions remain unanswered about common problems that impact dog welfare, particularly where there are multiple contributing factors that can occur months or years before the ...

    Authors: Jane Katherine Murray, Rachel Heather Kinsman, Michelle Susannah Lord, Rosa Elizabete Pinto Da Costa, Joshua Luke Woodward, Sara Cecylia Owczarczak-Garstecka, Séverine Tasker, Toby Grahame Knowles and Rachel Alison Casey

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:1

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Abdallah E. Metwally, Ahmed A. A. Abdel-Wareth, Ahmed A. Saleh and Shimaa A. Amer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:488

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:391

  28. Because of fast leucocyte degeneration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) laboratory examinations of CSF samples should be performed approximately within 30 min after withdrawal. This study examines the storage of c...

    Authors: Laura Meier, Regina Carlson, Jasmin Neßler and Andrea Tipold

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:487

    Content type: Research article

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Monchanok Vijarnsorn, Irin Kwananocha, Narudee Kashemsant, Thitichai Jarudecha, Chalermpol Lekcharoensuk, Brian Beale, Bruno Peirone and B. Duncan X. Lascelles

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:486

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:349

  30. Follicular development is crucial to normal oocyte maturation, with follicular size closely related to oocyte maturation. To better understand the molecular mechanisms behind porcine oocyte maturation, we obta...

    Authors: Junhe Hu, Jinyi Dong, Zhi Zeng, Juan Wu, Xiansheng Tan, Tao Tang, Jiao Yan and Chenzhong Jin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:485

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  31. Transition period (TP) is characterised by physiological and metabolic changes contributing to immunodysregulation. Since knowledge about this period in sheep is scarce, we analysed changes in selected immune ...

    Authors: Mona H. Ahmed, Mirja R. Wilkens, Bernd Möller, Martin Ganter, Gerhard Breves and Hans-Joachim Schuberth

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:484

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  32. Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) is a retrovirus that causes severe immunosuppression in poultry. Animals grow slowly under conditions of oxidative stress. In addition, long-term oxidative stress can impair i...

    Authors: Dahan Yang, Chenhui Zhao, Meixi Zhang, Shujun Zhang, Jie Zhai, XueLi Gao, Chaonan Liu, Xiaoping Lv and Shimin Zheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:483

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  33. Palearctic bats host a diversity of lyssaviruses, though not the classical rabies virus (RABV). As surveillance for bat rabies over the Palearctic area covering Central and Eastern Europe and Siberian regions ...

    Authors: Veronika Seidlova, Jan Zukal, Jiri Brichta, Nikolay Anisimov, Grzegorz Apoznański, Hana Bandouchova, Tomáš Bartonička, Hana Berková, Alexander D. Botvinkin, Tomas Heger, Heliana Dundarova, Tomasz Kokurewicz, Petr Linhart, Oleg L. Orlov, Vladimir Piacek, Primož Presetnik…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:482

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  34. The dog and cat population data is generally scarce in developing countries due to absence of surveys. The demography of owned dogs and cats, and the associated ownership characteristics, are essential for the...

    Authors: Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin, Edilu Jorga Sarba, Abraham Mekebib Getaneh, Getachew Kebebew Tola, Solomon Shiferaw Endale and Lencho Megersa Marami

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:481

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  35. Good quality protein as an on-farm feed resource has been in great demand to support the productivity of ruminants. A digestion trial using beef cattle crossbreds was conducted to assess the four dietary treat...

    Authors: Bounnaxay Viennasay and Metha Wanapat

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:480

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  36. We aimed to investigate the prevalence, molecular epidemiology and prevalence factors for Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) shedding by race horses. A cross-sectional study was p...

    Authors: Anat Shnaiderman-Torban, Shiri Navon-Venezia, Yossi Paitan, Holly Archer, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Darryl Bonder, Erez Hanael, Israel Nissan, Gal Zizelski Valenci, Scott J. Weese and Amir Steinman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:479

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  37. Three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques have been used to produce anatomical models and surgical guiding instruments in orthopaedic surgery. The geometric accuracy of the 3D printed replica may affect surgi...

    Authors: Chi-Pin Hsu, Chen-Si Lin, Chun-Hao Fan, Nai-Yuan Chiang, Ching-Wen Tsai, Chun-Ming Chang and I-Li Liu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:478

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are undifferentiated stem cells characterized by the ability to differentiate into any cell type in the body. iPSCs are a relatively new and rapidly developing technology...

    Authors: Rachel A. Scarfone, Samantha M. Pena, Keith A. Russell, Dean H. Betts and Thomas G. Koch

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:477

    Content type: Review

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  39. Progressive myelomalacia (PMM) is a fatal complication of progressive ascending and descending necrosis of the spinal cord after acute spinal cord injury. A recent study suggested that extensive hemilaminectom...

    Authors: Ryuji Hirano, Ryota Asahina, Taiyo Hirano, Ayuko Hyakkoku, Rino Miura, Takuya Kunihiro and Yuya Nakamoto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:476

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  40. This study describes the usefulness of allergen-specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) serology (ASIS) for identifying allergens in dogs with atopic dermatitis. ASIS tests were conducted in 23 dogs diagnosed with ato...

    Authors: Suttiwee Chermprapai and Naris Thengchaisri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:475

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly transmissible disease that leads to vast economic losses in many countries. Prevention using inactivated vaccines is one effective measure used to control FMD. Unfortun...

    Authors: Peng Wu, Yunfeng Zhang, Xinyue Yin, Yanhua He, Qian Zhang and Chuangfu Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:474

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  42. Fasciola hepatica is an important zoonotic parasite that causes fasciolosis in a broad range of animals. No information is available about the prevalence of F. hepatica in Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus)...

    Authors: Si-Yang Huang, Jing-Zhi Gong, Yi-Jun Ren, Ming Pan, Wei-Min Cai, Yi-Min Fan and Na Yao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:473

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  43. Femoral varus deformities complicating the realignment of the quadriceps muscles are frequently associated with medial patellar luxation (MPL) in dogs. Therefore, distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) is recommended ...

    Authors: Jiyun Lee, Heedong Sim, Jaemin Jeong, Sun-Young Kim, Seokjo Yang, SeongMok Jeong and HaeBeom Lee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:471

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  44. Left displaced abomasum (LDA) occurs at high frequency in the early postpartum period and can affect production performance of dairy cows. Clinical diagnosis of LDA is usually done by abdominal auscultation an...

    Authors: Yuxiang Song, Juan J Loor, Chenchen Zhao, Dan Huang, Xiliang Du, Xiaobing Li, Zhe Wang, Guowen Liu and Xinwei Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:470

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  45. Periodontal disease (PD) in dogs is prompted by the establishment of a polymicrobial biofilm at the tooth surface and a subsequent host inflammatory response. Several strategies may be used for PD control, inc...

    Authors: Eva Cunha, Sandra Rebelo, Carla Carneiro, Luís Tavares, Luís Miguel Carreira and Manuela Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:469

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  46. Regular physical activity (PA) promotes health and can prevent and treat diseases among both humans and dogs. Unfortunately, most U.S. adults do not meet PA recommendations, and many dogs are also insufficient...

    Authors: Colleen Duncan, Angela Carswell, Tracy Nelson, Dan J. Graham and Felix M. Duerr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:468

    Content type: Research article

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  47. It has been widely accepted that there is a significant difference in peripheral blood oxygen between arteries and veins. Therefore, arterial blood has been collected for blood gas analysis, and venous blood, ...

    Authors: Jia-yu Wang, Yu-bo Wang, Kun Liu, Xiao-jun Bi and Jie Sun

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:467

    Content type: Research article

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