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BMC Veterinary Research


Section edited by Patrick Boerlin and Patrick Butaye

The bacteriology section publishes research findings which focus on clinical, macro pathological, cell and molecular biological aspects of bacterial infections. This includes studies on livestock, companion animals, equines, wild animals, fish, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections. Studies on related zoonotic and emerging infections are also accepted.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    All over the world, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are considered as important zoonotic pathogens. Eight serogroups have the greatest role in the outbreaks and diseases caused by STEC which include...

    Authors: Maziar Jajarmi, Mahdi Askari Badouei, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi, Reza Ghanbarpour and Ali Ahmadi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:97

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    Johne’s disease is a major production limiting disease of dairy cows. The disease is chronic, progressive, contagious and widespread; there is no treatment and there is no cure. Economic losses arise from decr...

    Authors: Andrew Bates, Rory O’Brien, Simon Liggett and Frank Griffin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:93

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Most of surgical site infections (SSI) are caused by commensal and pathogenic agents from the patient’s microbiota, which may include antibiotic resistant strains. Pre-surgical asepsis of the skin is one of th...

    Authors: Luís Belo, Isa Serrano, Eva Cunha, Carla Carneiro, Luis Tavares, L. Miguel Carreira and Manuela Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:95

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Like many members of the Enterobacteriaceae family, Yersinia ruckeri has the ability to invade non professional phagocytic cells. Intracellular location is advantageous for the bacterium because it shields it fro...

    Authors: Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Mark L. Lawrence and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:81

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is recognised as an emerging disease in both humans and some animal species. During the past few years, insights into human CDI epidemiology changed and C. difficile is also ...

    Authors: Sara Andrés-Lasheras, Inma Martín-Burriel, Raúl Carlos Mainar-Jaime, Mariano Morales, Ed Kuijper, José L. Blanco, Manuel Chirino-Trejo and Rosa Bolea

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:77

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Enhancing caspase-1 activation in macrophages is helpful for the clearance of intracellular bacteria in mice. Our previous studies have shown that EscI, an inner rod protein of type III system in E. coli can enha...

    Authors: Maozhi Hu, Weixin Zhao, Hongying Li, Jie Gu, Qiuxiang Yan, Xiaohui Zhou, Zhiming Pan, Guiyou Cui and Xinan Jiao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:79

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of bovine mastitis, is known for its ability to acquire to antimicrobial resistance and to secrete numerous virulence factors that can exacerbate inflammation. In addition, a...

    Authors: Limei Zhang, Jian Gao, Herman W. Barkema, Tariq Ali, Gang Liu, Youtian Deng, Sohail Naushad, John P. Kastelic and Bo Han

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:63

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Integrons are mobile DNA elements and they have an important role in acquisition and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance genes. However, there are limited data available on integrons of Staphylococcus aureu...

    Authors: Longping Li and Xin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:59

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Both diarrhea in calves and mastitis in cows limit cattle production. The bacteria involved in these diseases have shown multi-resistance to antimicrobials, however plant metabolites therefore can provide an a...

    Authors: Izabella Carolina de O. Ribeiro, Emanuelly Gomes A. Mariano, Roberta T. Careli, Franciellen Morais-Costa, Felipe M. de Sant’Anna, Maximiliano S. Pinto, Marcelo R. de Souza and Eduardo R. Duarte

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:32

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  10. Content type: Methodology article

    Brucellosis is a widespread zoonotic disease caused by Gram-negative Brucella bacteria. Immunisation with attenuated vaccine is an effective method of prevention, but it can interfere with diagnosis. Live, attenu...

    Authors: Wenlong Nan, Lide Qin, Yong Wang, Yueyong Zhang, Pengfei Tan, Yuqi Chen, Kairong Mao and Yiping Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have gained much attention in recent years due to their biomedical applications, especially as antimicrobial agents. AgNP may be used in poultry production as an alternative to the ...

    Authors: Krishna Prasad Vadalasetty, Charlotte Lauridsen, Ricarda Margarete Engberg, Radhika Vadalasetty, Marta Kutwin, André Chwalibog and Ewa Sawosz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Mastitis is a common disease in dairy cattle throughout the world and causes considerable economic losses each year. An important aetiological agent of this disease is bacteria of the genus Streptococcus; hence, ...

    Authors: Edyta Kaczorek, Joanna Małaczewska, Roman Wójcik and Andrzej Krzysztof Siwicki

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:398

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The genetic diversity of M. bovis in Tunisia is still underestimated despite the implementation of an eradication program. The lack of data about spatial distribution of the M. bovis population hinders the contro...

    Authors: Saif Eddine Djemal, Mariam Siala, Salma Smaoui, Sana Kammoun, Chema Marouane, Javier Bezos, Feriele Messadi-Akrout, Beatriz Romero and Radhouane Gdoura

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:393

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In the European Union, various fluoroquinolones are authorised for the treatment of food producing animals. Each administration poses an increased risk of development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. Th...

    Authors: Antje Römer, Gesine Scherz, Saskia Reupke, Jessica Meißner, Jürgen Wallmann, Manfred Kietzmann and Heike Kaspar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:378

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Coxiella burnetii, Chlamydia abortus and Leptospira spp. are difficult to grow bacteria that play a role in bovine abortion, but their diagnosis is hampered by their obligate intracell...

    Authors: Sara Vidal, Kristel Kegler, Gilbert Greub, Sebastien Aeby, Nicole Borel, Mark P. Dagleish, Horst Posthaus, Vincent Perreten and Sabrina Rodriguez-Campos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:373

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus is an important zoonotic pathogen which not only causes significant economic loss in livestock production but also poses a potential threat to public health. Comp...

    Authors: Zuoyong Zhou, Mengsi Zhang, Hexian Li, Haoyue Yang, Xiaoxia Li, Xinyue Song and Zhiying Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:352

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Fish are vulnerable to stress from over-crowding during transportation and eugenol is the most common sedative used to minimize fish injury. The ADI value of 2.5 mg/kg is recommended by the Joint FAO/WHO Exper...

    Authors: Dong-Hao Zhao, Chang-Liang Ke, Qi Liu, Xu-Feng Wang, Qiang Wang and Liu-Dong Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:346

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mycoplasma synoviae causes infectious synovitis and respiratory diseases in chickens and turkeys and may lead to egg shell apex abnormalities in chickens; hence possesses high economic...

    Authors: Zsuzsa Kreizinger, Dénes Grózner, Kinga M. Sulyok, Kristin Nilsson, Veronika Hrivnák, Dušan Benčina and Miklós Gyuranecz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:342

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The ubiquitous and opportunistic bacterial pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila has been associated with ulcerative dermatitis in fish, especially under stressful conditions. It can cause severe losses in fresh water aq...

    Authors: Richard Mayrhofer, Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Johannes Pucher, Ulfert Focken and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:329

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Dutch government has set targets for reduction of antimicrobial usage in food animals, stipulating a 50% reduction in usage (on a weight basis) in 2013 as compared to 2009 and a 70% decrease in 2015. A mon...

    Authors: Arie H. Havelaar, Haitske Graveland, Jan van de Kassteele, Tizza P. Zomer, Kees Veldman and Martijn Bouwknegt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:305

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