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Veterinary education

This section covers all aspects of veterinary education research, teaching, training, and policy with an aim to improve and promote teaching excellence across the veterinary profession. Example topics considered by this section include the social science in veterinary education and practice; communication and information sciences; technological impacts on veterinary education and practice; political aspects of veterinary education, regulation, and practice.

  1. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing global health concern reducing options for therapy of infections and also for perioperative prophylaxis. Many Enterobacteriaceae cannot be treated anymore with thir...

    Authors: Kayode Fashae, Ines Engelmann, Stefan Monecke, Sascha D. Braun and Ralf Ehricht

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:33

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  2. The knowledge of how owners view the body condition of their animals is an important factor for the success of the prevention/treatment of obesity and the engagement/adherence to nutritional interventions, whi...

    Authors: Fabio Alves Teixeira, Mariana Ramos Queiroz, Patrícia Massae Oba, Rodrigo Fernando Gomes Olivindo, Mariane Ceschin Ernandes, Caio Nogueira Duarte, Mariana Fragoso Rentas and Marcio Antonio Brunetto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:463

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  3. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae), a representative pathogen causing swine enzootic pneumonia, generally infects piglets vertically. However, it is difficult to ascertain the M. hyopneumoniae infection ...

    Authors: YuSik Oh, JongHyuk Baek, JoongBok Lee, Sun-Hee Cho and Changhoon Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:452

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  4. Food animal veterinarians face commodity specific and urgent global challenges yet conditions preventing use of best available knowledge have been sparsely studied. The American Association of Swine Veterinari...

    Authors: Sheila Keay, Jan M. Sargeant, Annette O’Connor, Robert Friendship, Terri O’Sullivan and Zvonimir Poljak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:416

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  5. The opioid crisis continues to grow in the United States with 46,700 drug overdose deaths due to opioids in 2017 alone. Vet shopping, the practice of soliciting veterinarians for prescription medications, has ...

    Authors: Falguni C. Patel, Jeffrey A. Raines, Richard W. Kim, Karen Gruszynski, Robert E. Davis, Manoj Sharma, Gilbert Patterson, Jason W. Johnson and Vinayak K. Nahar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:210

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  1. Endometritis is a prevalent uterine disease in postpartum cows. The disease reduces fertility performance and milk yield, and subsequently, productivity and profitability of dairy farms. The reduction in perfo...

    Authors: Pascal Nyabinwa, Olivier Basole Kashongwe, Claire d’Andre Hirwa and Bockline Omedo Bebe

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:175

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  2. 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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  3. Since 2011, antibiotic usage has decreased continuously in livestock in Germany. Whether this is accompanied by a reduction in bacterial antimicrobial resistance has not been proven so far. In this study 3054 Esc...

    Authors: C. Moennighoff, N. Thomas, F. Nienhaus, M. Hartmann, A. Menrath, J. Merkel, H. Detlefsen, L. Kreienbrock and I. Hennig-Pauka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:37

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  4. Detection of D. immitis microfilaria (mf) is an important diagnostic skill in veterinary medicine and is critical to Day 1 veterinarians and technicians. Finding a supply of blood containing mf to teach the techn...

    Authors: Sidney A. Long, Jaylyn Rhinehart, Jessica Shrake and Antoinette E. Marsh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:31

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  5. As usage of digital information and communication technologies continues to grow, the incorporation of telehealth and telemedicine has become a topic of interest in the veterinary industry. Veterinary telemedi...

    Authors: Kylie Watson, Julia Wells, Manoj Sharma, Stanley Robertson, John Dascanio, Jason W. Johnson, Robert E. Davis and Vinayak K. Nahar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:474

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  6. The YouTube channel “TiHoVideos” was created by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) to enable easy, public access to the university’s instructional videos as an additional support...

    Authors: Lina R. Müller, Andrea Tipold, Jan P. Ehlers and Elisabeth Schaper

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:326

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  7. Producing graduates for a breadth of sectors is a priority for veterinary science programs. Undergraduate career intentions represent de-facto ‘outcome’ measures of admissions policy and curricula design, as i...

    Authors: A. M. Feakes, E. J. Palmer, K. R. Petrovski, D. A. Thomsen, J. H. Hyams, M. A. Cake, B. Webster and S. R. Barber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:27

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  8. Despite the highest population, the productivity of Ethiopian livestock is low, and the direct contribution to the national economy is limited. Poor genetic potential, shortage of feed in quantity and quality,...

    Authors: Getachew Mebrahtu Welay, Dawit Gebremichael Tedla, Gebreyohans Gebru Teklu, Shishay Kahsay Weldearegay, Mearg Belay Shibeshi, Haftom Hadush Kidane, Berhe Beyene Gebrezgiabher and Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:293

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  9. Certified Swiss farmers are allowed to disbud their goat kids using a standard intramuscularly administered anaesthetic mixture. This mixture, containing xylazine and ketamine, is officially distributed with t...

    Authors: N. Wagmann, C. Spadavecchia, U. Morath-Huss, G. Schüpbach-Regula and P. Zanolari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:220

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  10. Tutoring is a useful tool in the university teaching-learning binomial, although its development is impaired in large classes. Recent improvements in information and communication technologies have made tutori...

    Authors: María J. García-Iglesias, Claudia Pérez-Martínez, César B. Gutiérrez-Martín, Raquel Díez-Laiz and Ana M. Sahagún-Prieto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:35

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:75

  11. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are a key component of the veterinary evidence base. Sample sizes and defined outcome measures are crucial components of RCTs.

    Authors: K. J. Wareham, R. M. Hyde, D. Grindlay, M. L. Brennan and R. S. Dean

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:295

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  1. Common carp Cyprinus carpio is an important food fish in Central Europe, which in some regions is consumed as part of local tradition. The majority of carp are sold by small retailers and not processed in commerc...

    Authors: Karina Retter, Karl-Heinz Esser, Matthias Lüpke, John Hellmann, Dieter Steinhagen and Verena Jung-Schroers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:205

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  2. Livestock vaccines (LV) are often stored on-farm, in a refrigerator (fridge), prior to use and little is documented about the storage conditions during this period. As the quality of a vaccine can be impaired ...

    Authors: Paul D. Williams and Gustavo Paixão

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:136

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  3. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard form of evidence for assessing treatment efficacy, but many factors can influence their reliability including methodological quality, report...

    Authors: K. J. Wareham, R. M. Hyde, D. Grindlay, M. L. Brennan and R. S. Dean

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:234

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  4. Dogs are ubiquitous in human society and attempts to manage their populations are common to most countries. Managing dog populations is achieved through a range of interventions to suit the dog population dyna...

    Authors: Elly Hiby, Kate Nattrass Atema, Rebecca Brimley, Alexandra Hammond-Seaman, Mark Jones, Andrew Rowan, Emelie Fogelberg, Mark Kennedy, Deepashree Balaram, Louis Nel, Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson, Sunny Townsend, Tiziana Lembo, Nicola Rooney, Helen Rebecca Whay…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:143

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  5. The transport of veterinary drugs must comply with the general standards for drug storage. Although many vehicles are equipped with active heating and/or cooling devices assuring recommended storage conditions...

    Authors: Johannes Horak, Astrid Haberleitner and Günther Schauberger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:140

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  6. The public and private sector in the EU spend around €800 million per year on animal health and welfare related research. An objective process to identify critical gaps in knowledge and available control tools...

    Authors: Declan O’Brien, Jim Scudamore, Johannes Charlier and Morgane Delavergne

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:1

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  7. The slaughter of pregnant cattle and the fate of the foetuses are relatively new subjects in the field of animal welfare. The Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health (SCVPH), howe...

    Authors: Patric Maurer, Ernst Lücker and Katharina Riehn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:91

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  8. The early years in professional practice are for many veterinary and medical professionals a period of great challenges and consequently increased stress levels. Personal resources appear to have a positive im...

    Authors: N. J. J. M. Mastenbroek, P. van Beukelen, E. Demerouti, A. J. J. A. Scherpbier and A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:311

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  9. Large animal veterinarians carry drugs in their practice vehicles in storage areas that are not typically refrigerated. The most common upper limits of manufacturers’ storage temperatures for United States (U....

    Authors: Jeff D. Ondrak, Meredyth L. Jones and Virginia R. Fajt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:248

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  10. Infection control in veterinary clinics is important for preventing pathogen spread between patients, staff and the public. There has been no direct evaluation of the use of many basic infection control practi...

    Authors: Maureen E. C. Anderson and J. Scott Weese

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:185

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