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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prostaglandin F (PGF) is an important component for the physiology of female reproductive processes. In the literature, the data pertaining to the synthesis and action of PGF in early embryonic bovine devel...

    Authors: Katarzyna Grycmacher, Dorota Boruszewska, Emilia Sinderewicz, Ilona Kowalczyk-Zięba, Joanna Staszkiewicz-Chodor and Izabela Woclawek-Potocka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:203

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infects various ungulates and causes reproductive failure in infected goats. BVDV has been detected among goats in the Republic of Korea, but the route of transmission remain...

    Authors: Jae-Ku Oem, Du-Gyeong Han and Kyoung-Seong Choi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:202

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Joint injury is extremely common in equine athletes and post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), a progressive and debilitating disease, is estimated to affect 60% of horses in the USA. The limited potential for ...

    Authors: Alexis L. Gale, Renata M. Mammone, Michael E. Dodson, Renata L. Linardi and Kyla F. Ortved

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:201

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) is an emerging etiological agent to the swine industry. However, its circulating status and genetic characteristics were still unclear in Henan, central China. Here, 318 porcine ora...

    Authors: Zhenhua Guo, Xiang Li, Ruiguang Deng and Gaiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:200

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the present study was to assess if the exposure to glutamine (Gln), arginine (Arg) or their combination from pregnancy, through the maternal diet, to a post weaning supplemented diet, can stimul...

    Authors: Rebeca Delgado, Rodrigo Abad-Guamán, Nuria Nicodemus, Araceli Diaz-Perales, Javier García, Rosa Carabaño and David Menoyo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:199

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  6. Content type: Review

    Paratuberculosis, a chronic disease affecting ruminant livestock, is caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). It has direct and indirect economic costs, impacts animal welfare and arouses publ...

    Authors: Richard Whittington, Karsten Donat, Maarten F. Weber, David Kelton, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Suzanne Eisenberg, Norma Arrigoni, Ramon Juste, Jose Luis Sáez, Navneet Dhand, Annalisa Santi, Anita Michel, Herman Barkema, Petr Kralik, Polychronis Kostoulas, Lorna Citer…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:198

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH) is one of the most common non-neoplastic splenic lesions in dogs, especially in old ones, showing a splenic enlargement. More recent studies have been focused on Contrast Enh...

    Authors: Cyndi Mangano, Francesco Macrì, Simona Di Pietro, Michela Pugliese, Silvia Santoro, Nicola M. Iannelli, Giuseppe Mazzullo, Rosalia Crupi and Massimo De Majo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:196

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  8. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs are involved in a broad range of biological processes and are known to be differentially expressed in response to bacterial pathogens.

    Authors: Tinghua Huang, Xiali Huang, Wang Chen, Jun Yin, Bomei Shi, Fangfang Wang, Wenzhao Feng and Min Yao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:195

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Determining the infectious cause of abortion in cattle is difficult. This case-control study was set up to investigate the infectious causes of abortion by determining the seroprevalence of three reproductive ...

    Authors: Darwin Changoluisa, Ismar A. Rivera-Olivero, Gustavo Echeverria, Miguel Angel Garcia-Bereguiain and Jacobus H. de Waard

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:194

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pedobarographic analyses detect pressure redistribution among limbs and within limbs in humans, equids and dogs. The main objective of this study was to assess the usefulness of a set of pedobarographic parame...

    Authors: Sergio López, José M. Vilar, Mónica Rubio, Joaquín J. Sopena, Angelo Santana, Oliver Rodríguez, José A. Rodríguez-Altonaga and José M. Carrillo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:193

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease frequently found in Pembroke Welsh Corgis (PWCs). Most DM-affected PWCs are homozygous for the mutant superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) allele; ...

    Authors: Kohei Nakata, Kazuki Heishima, Hiroki Sakai, Osamu Yamato, Yu Furusawa, Hidetaka Nishida, Sadatoshi Maeda and Hiroaki Kamishina

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:192

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Autologous platelet concentrates are currently widely used across different areas of regenerative medicine in order to enhance the wound healing process. Although several protocols for platelet concentrates ar...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Tsai, Gary Ro-Lin Chang, Hueng-Chuen Fan, Huan Ou-Yang, Li-Chuan Huang, Shinn-Chih Wu and Chuan-Mu Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:191

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Measuring the size of free roaming dog populations quickly and accurately is critical in the implementation of numerous preventive health and population control interventions. However, few studies have investi...

    Authors: N. V. Meunier, A. D. Gibson, J. Corfmat, S. Mazeri, I. G. Handel, L. Gamble, B Mde C Bronsvoort and R. J. Mellanby

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:190

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Perinatal mortality may vary between herds, but the cost of deaths are always higher than value of the calf. When diagnosing the cause of a calf’s death it is important to determine when it occurred, before or...

    Authors: Paulina Jawor, Adam Ząbek, Wojciech Wojtowicz, Dawid Król, Tadeusz Stefaniak and Piotr Młynarz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:189

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Both bovine tuberculosis (TB) and paratuberculosis (PTB) are serious and widespread bacterial infections affecting many domestic and wild animal species. However, current vaccines do not confer complete protec...

    Authors: Ainhoa Palacios, Leticia Sampedro, Iker A. Sevilla, Elena Molina, David Gil, Mikel Azkargorta, Felix Elortza, Joseba M. Garrido, Juan Anguita and Rafael Prados-Rosales

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:188

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The biochemical components of saliva can change in certain pathologies in horses, for example in acute abdominal disease. The aim of this study was (1) to evaluate if a panel of biochemical analytes usually us...

    Authors: María Dolores Contreras-Aguilar, Damián Escribano, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, María Martín-Cuervo, Elsa Lamy, Fernando Tecles and Jose Joaquín Cerón

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:187

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Melanosis of lymph nodes in black pigs has generally been related to regression of congenital melanoma and, occasionally, to ingestion of acorns. The aim of this manuscript is to confirm the hypothesis of a po...

    Authors: Giovanni Lanteri, Jessica Maria Abbate, Carmelo Iaria, Daniele Macrì, Vincenzo Ferrantelli and Fabio Marino

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:186

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ex vivo whole blood stimulation assays (WBSA) have been used to characterize the cytokine response to diet in cats. The present study aimed to use this assay to determine the cytokine response to diets being f...

    Authors: Aarti Kathrani and Edward Hall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:185

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Since pastoralists in South Darfur, Sudan, had complained about lack of albendazole (ABZ) efficacy to control nematodes in goats, the frequency of infection with gastrointestinal helminths was studied before i...

    Authors: Khalid M. Mohammedsalih, Amna Khalafalla, Ahmed Bashar, Adam Abakar, Abdelhakaim Hessain, Fathel-Rahman Juma, Gerald Coles, Jürgen Krücken and Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:184

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Intracranial abscess formation is an extremely rare and sporadically documented disease in South American Camelids (SACs). Herein we report the first case of otogenic brain abscess formation in this species.

    Authors: Sonja Franz, Sandra Högler, Michaela Gumpenberger and Agnes Dadak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:183

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  21. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective case series study was undertaken to describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in Pug dogs with thoracolumbar myelopathy and concurrent caudal articular process (CAP) dysplasia. Ele...

    Authors: Colin J. Driver, Jeremy Rose, Anna Tauro, Ricardo Fernandes and Clare Rusbridge

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:182

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  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    Epilepsy is the most common brain disease in dogs. Recently, diets have been reported to have a positive impact on seizure activity and behaviour in various species including dogs with idiopathic epilepsy (IE)...

    Authors: Benjamin Andreas Berk, Rowena Mary Anne Packer, Tsz Hong Law, Annette Wessmann, Andrea Bathen-Nöthen, Tarja Susanna Jokinen, Anna Knebel, Andrea Tipold, Ludovic Pelligand and Holger Andreas Volk

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:181

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) and multidrug resistance protein 4 (MRP4) are involved in uric acid excretion in humans and mice. Despite evidence suggesting that renal proximal tubular epithelial cell...

    Authors: Xuedong Ding, Manman Li, Chenglu Peng, Zhi Wang, Shoufa Qian, Yuying Ma, Tianyi Fang, Shibin Feng, Yu Li, Xichun Wang, Jinchun Li and Jinjie Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:180

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) causes enzootic bovine leukosis in cattle and leads to heavy economic losses in the husbandry industry. Heilongjiang Province, China, is rich in dairy cattle. However, its current B...

    Authors: Changqing Yu, Xuefeng Wang, Yulong Zhou, Yu Wang, Xianfeng Zhang and Yonghui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:179

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Avian infectious bronchitis (IB) is a disease that can result in huge economic losses in the poultry industry. The high level of mutations of the IB virus (IBV) leads to the emergence of new serotypes and geno...

    Authors: Raimundas Lelešius, Agneta Karpovaitė, Rūta Mickienė, Tomas Drevinskas, Nicola Tiso, Ona Ragažinskienė, Loreta Kubilienė, Audrius Maruška and Algirdas Šalomskas

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:178

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a severe infectious disease in both domestic and wild small ruminants. Due to its heavy economic burden and hence social and health impacts on human populations, Food and Ag...

    Authors: Reza Shahriari, Azizollah Khodakaram-Tafti and Ali Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:177

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Vibriosis is an important bacterial disease of cultured marine fishes worldwide. However, information on the virulence and antibiotic resistance of Vibrio spp. isolated from fish are scarce. This study investigat...

    Authors: Nurliyana Mohamad, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal, Mohd Zamri Saad, Ina Salwany Md Yasin, Nor Amalina Zulkiply, Muskhazli Mustafa and Nurrul Shaqinah Nasruddin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:176

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Dourine, a venereal transmitted trypanosomosis caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum, has different clinical signs related to the reproductive and nervous system. Pathologic tissue changes associated with the disease ...

    Authors: Ahmed Yasine, Hagos Ashenafi, Peter Geldhof, Leen Van Brantegem, Griet Vercauteren, Merga Bekana, Alemu Tola, Ann Van Soom, Luc Duchateau, Bruno Goddeeris and Jan Govaere

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:175

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Medicinal plants have been used traditionally since centuries for wound care and treatment of skin diseases both in human and animals. Skin diseases are one of the most common reasons for owners to take their ...

    Authors: Milena Tresch, Meike Mevissen, Hannah Ayrle, Matthias Melzig, Petra Roosje and Michael Walkenhorst

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:174

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Avian reovirus (ARV) is an important pathogen that can cause serious disease in poultry. Though several in vitro studies revealed some molecular mechanisms that are responsible for ARV-induced autophagy, it is...

    Authors: Xiaosai Niu, Chengcheng Zhang, Yuyang Wang, Mengjiao Guo, Baoyang Ruan, Xuefeng Wang, Tianqi Wu, Xiaorong Zhang and Yantao Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:173

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The gut microbiota impacts on a range of host biological processes, and the imbalances in its composition are associated with pathology. Though the understanding of contribution of the many factors, e.g. gende...

    Authors: Shanlin Ke, Shaoming Fang, Maozhang He, Xiaochang Huang, Hui Yang, Bin Yang, Congying Chen and Lusheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:172

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV) is one of the most economically significant pathogens in the Chinese swine industry. ORF5 and nsp2 are highly variable regions of the PRRSV genome. T...

    Authors: Shaofeng Hong, Ying Wei, Siyuan Lin, Jiabing Huang, Wei He, Jing Yao, Ying Chen, Ouyang Kang, Weijian Huang and Zuzhang Wei

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:171

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Dogs with various medical diseases are usually treated at hospitals; however, the prognostic markers in dogs remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of serum cortisol concentration...

    Authors: Masashi Yuki, Reina Aoyama, Takashi Hirano, Reina Tawada, Mizuho Ogawa, Eiji Naitoh, Daiki Kainuma and Noriyuki Nagata

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:170

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Pulmonary hemorrhage is a rare cause of death in horses. Hemorrhage within the respiratory tract has many causes, including mycosis of the guttural pouch, invasive procedures causing serious trauma to nasal co...

    Authors: Mathilde S. Varegg, Kine M. Kløverød, Malin K. Austnes, Natalia Siwinska, Malwina Słowikowska, Agnieszka Zak, Janusz A. Madej, Malgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafal Ciaputa, Marcin Nowak and Artur Niedzwiedz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:169

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Seneca Valley virus (SVV) has emerged in multiple countries in recent years. SVV infection can cause vesicular lesions clinically indistinguishable from those caused by other vesicular disease viruses, such as...

    Authors: Jianqiang Zhang, Charles Nfon, Chuan-Fu Tsai, Chien-Hsien Lee, Lindsay Fredericks, Qi Chen, Avanti Sinha, Sarah Bade, Karen Harmon, Pablo Piñeyro, Phillip Gauger, Yun-Long Tsai, Hwa-Tang Thomas Wang and Pei-Yu Alison Lee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:168

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory infections are the main indication for antimicrobial use in calves. As in humans and horses, studying inflammation of the deep airways by lung cytology raises the possibility of preventing respirat...

    Authors: Katharina van Leenen, Laura Van Driessche, Lieze De Cremer, Linde Gille, Christien Masmeijer, Filip Boyen, Piet Deprez and Bart Pardon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:167

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  37. Content type: Research article

    In broilers chickens, the molecular bases for promoting muscle development and growth requires further investigation. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the effects of daily thermal manipulation...

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

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:166

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is considered highly fatal in its naturally occurring form, although up to 36% of cats resist disease after experimental infection, suggesting that cats in nature may also r...

    Authors: Farina Mustaffa-Kamal, Hongwei Liu, Niels C. Pedersen and Ellen E. Sparger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:165

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based comparison of the disorder-specific welfare burdens of major canine conditions could better inform targeting of stakeholder resources, to maximise improvement of health-related welfare in UK dog...

    Authors: Jennifer F. Summers, Dan G. O’Neill, David Church, Lisa Collins, David Sargan and David C. Brodbelt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:163

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhoea, a global economically important disease burden affecting swine and, especially piglets, is commonly caused by infection with entero-toxigenic E. coli (ETEC). Adherence of ETEC to porcine intestinal epi...

    Authors: Ibukun M. Famuyide, Abimbola O. Aro, Folorunso O. Fasina, Jacobus N. Eloff and Lyndy J. McGaw

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:162

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Bovine coronavirus (BCV) is associated with respiratory infections in cattle of all ages; however, a temporal study to evaluate the effect of BCV immunity on virus shedding and bovine respiratory disease (BRD)...

    Authors: Aspen M. Workman, Larry A. Kuehn, Tara G. McDaneld, Michael L. Clawson and John Dustin Loy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:161

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  42. Content type: Research article

    African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating infectious disease of pigs. ASF poses a potential threat to the world pig industry, due to the lack of vaccines and treatments. In this study, the Geographic Informat...

    Authors: Yi Lu, Xiaojun Deng, Jiahui Chen, Jianying Wang, Qin Chen and Bing Niu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:160

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) is the principle cause of colibacillosis affecting poultry. The main challenge to the poultry industry is antimicrobial resistance and the emergence of multidrug resistant...

    Authors: Rekaz A. Ibrahim, Tillie L. Cryer, Shawkat Q. Lafi, Ehab-Abu Basha, Liam Good and Yaser H. Tarazi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:159

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Clinical outcome after cutaneous reconstruction using genicular artery flaps has not been reported. Major cutaneous defects of the pelvic limb between the stifle and hock are frequent in dogs and closure is di...

    Authors: Ciprian Ober, Joshua Milgram, William McCartney, Marian Taulescu, Cosmin Pestean, Iulia Melega and Liviu Oana

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:158

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to clarify the changes in complete blood count, blood biochemistry, and the gene expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines of peripheral white blood cells in postpartum dairy c...

    Authors: Luying Cui, Heng Wang, Yanan Ding, Jun Li and Jianji Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:157

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is an important respiratory pathogen worldwide, detrimentally affecting the economy and animal welfare. To prevent and control BRSV infection, further knowledge on vir...

    Authors: Thea Blystad Klem, Siri Kulberg Sjurseth, Ståle Sviland, Britt Gjerset, Mette Myrmel and Maria Stokstad

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:156

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Sphingosine kinase 1 (SPHK1) is an enzyme that converts pro-apoptotic ceramide and sphingosine into anti-apoptotic sphingosine-1-phosphate. There is growing evidence that SPHK1 activation promotes oncogenic tr...

    Authors: Yi-Chih Chang, Hsiao-Li Chuang, Ji-Hang Yin, Jiunn-Wang Liao, Ter-Hsin Chen and Yu-Chih Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:155

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  48. Content type: Case Report

    Mycobacterium bovis is known to have a wide host range and has been isolated from numerous free-ranging wildlife species, carnivores included. In bears, M. bovis has been previously reported only from a culture o...

    Authors: Rosario Fico, Alessia Mariacher, Alessia Franco, Claudia Eleni, Erika Ciarrocca, Maria Lodovica Pacciarini and Antonio Battisti

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:152

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