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  1. Case report

    Disseminated hyaline ring granuloma in the omentum of a dog

    Hyaline ring granuloma (HRG) is an uncommon histopathologic finding of unsolved etiopathogenesis. According to the exogenous theory, HRG develops due to implantation of foreign material, most probably indigest...

    Izabella Dolka, Anna Gruk-Jurka, Piotr Jurka, Beata Dolka and Joanna Bonecka

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:25

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  2. Research

    Liver morphometrics and metabolic blood profile across divergent phenotypes for feed efficiency in the bovine

    Feed costs are a major expense in the production of beef cattle. Individual variation in the efficiency of feed utilization may be evident through feed efficiency-related phenotypes such as those related to ma...

    Yuri Regis Montanholi, Livia Sadocco Haas, Kendall Carl Swanson, Brenda Lee Coomber, Shigeto Yamashiro and Stephen Paul Miller

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:24

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  3. Research

    Cervid herpesvirus 2 and not Moraxella bovoculi caused keratoconjunctivitis in experimentally inoculated semi-domesticated Eurasian tundra reindeer

    Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) is a transmissible disease in semi-domesticated Eurasian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). It is regarded as multifactorial and a single causative pathogen has not yet b...

    Morten Tryland, Javier Sánchez Romano, Nina Marcin, Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Terje Domaas Josefsen, Karen Kristine Sørensen and Torill Mørk

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:23

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Research

    Prevalence of subclinical mastitis in Finnish dairy cows: changes during recent decades and impact of cow and herd factors

    The dairy industry has undergone substantial structural changes as intensive farming has developed during recent decades. Mastitis continues to be the most common production disease of dairy cows. Nationwide s...

    Heidi Hiitiö, Johanna Vakkamäki, Heli Simojoki, Tiina Autio, Jouni Junnila, Sinikka Pelkonen and Satu Pyörälä

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:22

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  5. Brief communication

    Serum C-reactive protein concentrations in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers with immune-mediated rheumatic disease

    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (NSDTRs) are a dog breed often affected by immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD), a disorder characterised by chronic stiffness and joint pain. Most, but not all, dogs wi...

    Hanna Dorotea Bremer, Anna Hillström, Malin Kånåhols, Ragnvi Hagman and Helene Hansson-Hamlin

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:21

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  6. Case report

    Mammary gland tumors in a male Cocker Spaniel

    Mammary gland tumors are the most common tumors in sexually intact female dogs; however, they are rare in male dogs. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between sexual hormones and mammary...

    Soon-Chan Kwon, Dae-Young Yoo, Minho Ko, Kwon-Young Lee, Ho-Hyun Kwak, In-Chul Park, In-Koo Hwang, Jung-Hoon Choi and Jin-Young Chung

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:20

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  7. Research

    Prevalence of helminth and coccidian parasites in Swedish outdoor cats and the first report of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in Sweden: a coprological investigation

    This study was performed in order to gather recent epidemiological data on feline endoparasites in Swedish cats. Faecal samples from 205 outdoor cats were collected by their owners and submitted to the Nationa...

    Giulio Grandi, Arianna Comin, Osama Ibrahim, Roland Schaper, Ulrika Forshell and Eva Osterman Lind

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:19

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  8. Research

    Ecological niche modeling of rabies in the changing Arctic of Alaska

    Rabies is a disease of global significance including in the circumpolar Arctic. In Alaska enzootic rabies persist in northern and western coastal areas. Only sporadic cases have occurred in areas outside of th...

    Falk Huettmann, Emily Elizabeth Magnuson and Karsten Hueffer

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:18

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  9. Brief communication

    Sonography of the distal urethra in lambs

    Sonography is a convenient, non-invasive diagnostic modality in small ruminants, often used in reproductive management, internal medicine, and surgery. Pregnancy diagnostics and imaging anatomy and pathology o...

    Ammar AlLugami, Kerstin von Pückler, Axel Wehrend and Marlene Sickinger

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:16

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Research

    Diagnostic accuracy of blood sucrose as a screening test for equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in adult horses

    Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is common in adult horses, particularly those involved in performance disciplines. Currently, detection of EGUS by gastroscopy is the only reliable ante mortem method for d...

    Michael Hewetson, Ben William Sykes, Gayle Davina Hallowell and Riitta-Mari Tulamo

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:15

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  11. Research

    Survey of otitis externa in American Cocker Spaniels in Finland

    American Cocker Spaniels are overrepresented among breeds that require surgery as a treatment of end-stage otitis externa. However, the prevalence of otitis externa (OE) in this breed remains unknown. We revie...

    Mirja Kaimio, Leena Saijonmaa-Koulumies and Outi Laitinen-Vapaavuori

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:14

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  12. Research

    Occurrence of Salmonella spp.: a comparison between indoor and outdoor housing of broilers and laying hens

    Outdoor production of poultry is rapidly increasing, which could be associated with increased risks for exposure to different environmental sources of Salmonella. We report a comparison on the occurrence of Salmo...

    Martin Wierup, Helene Wahlström, Elina Lahti, Helena Eriksson, Désirée S. Jansson, Åsa Odelros and Linda Ernholm

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:13

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  13. Research

    Preoperative and intraoperative ultrasound aids removal of migrating plant material causing iliopsoas myositis via ventral midline laparotomy: a study of 22 dogs

    Migrating plant material is often suspected clinically to be the underlying cause of iliopsoas myositis in the dog, but cannot always be found pre- or intraoperatively. In most cases, recurrence of clinical si...

    Francesco Birettoni, Domenico Caivano, Mark Rishniw, Giulia Moretti, Francesco Porciello, Maria Elena Giorgi, Alberto Crovace, Erika Bianchini and Antonello Bufalari

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:12

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  14. Research

    The influence of macro- and microelements in seminal plasma on diluted boar sperm quality

    Growing evidence indicates that macro- and microelements in the seminal plasma of humans and various domestic animals are of great importance due to their roles in sperm metabolism, function, survival and oxid...

    Maja Zakošek Pipan, Janko Mrkun, Breda Jakovac Strajn, Katarina Pavšič Vrtač, Janko Kos, Anja Pišlar and Petra Zrimšek

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:11

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  15. Case report

    Abscess of the cervical spine secondary to injection site infection in a heifer

    Abscesses in the neck region can result from infection associated with injection of drugs into the neck muscles. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of osteomyelitis of the cervical vertebra and spina...

    Ueli Braun, Christian Gerspach, Karolin Kühn, Julia Bünter and Monika Hilbe

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:10

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  16. Brief communication

    Evidence of low prevalence of mycobacterial lymphadenitis in wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Poland

    Mycobacterium spp. and Rhodococcus equi are generally regarded as the main causes of lymphadenitis in pigs and wild boars. In Poland, mycobacterial submandibular lymphadenitis was first d...

    Lucjan Witkowski, Blanka Orłowska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Michał Czopowicz, Mirosław Welz, Krzysztof Anusz and Jerzy Kita

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:9

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  17. Case report

    Spontaneous ischaemic stroke lesions in a dog brain: neuropathological characterisation and comparison to human ischaemic stroke

    Dogs develop spontaneous ischaemic stroke with a clinical picture closely resembling human ischaemic stroke patients. Animal stroke models have been developed, but it has proved difficult to translate results ...

    Barbara Blicher Thomsen, Hanne Gredal, Martin Wirenfeldt, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Bettina Hjelm Clausen, Anders Elm Larsen, Bente Finsen, Mette Berendt and Kate Lykke Lambertsen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:7

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  18. Case report

    Computed tomographic findings and treatment of a bull with pituitary gland abscess

    In cattle, the prognosis of brain abscess is unfavourable and treatment is therefore not recommended. To the knowledge of the authors, there has been no report of successful treatment of a brain abscess in cat...

    Ueli Braun, Alexandra Malbon, Manon Kochan, Barbara Riond, Fredi Janett, Cornelia Iten and Matthias Dennler

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:8

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  19. Brief communication

    Campylobacter coli infection in pet birds in southern Italy

    Avian species are considered as the main reservoir of Campylobacter spp. However, few data are available on the presence of this microorganism in pet birds. This study was therefore performed to determine the pre...

    Ludovico Dipineto, Luca Borrelli, Antonino Pace, Violante Romano, Stefano D’Orazio, Lorena Varriale, Tamara Pasqualina Russo and Alessandro Fioretti

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:6

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  20. Research

    Long-term follow-up on recovery, return to use and sporting activity: a retrospective study of 236 operated colic horses in Finland (2006–2012)

    Surgical treatment of colic is expensive and complications may occur. Information on the prognosis and the use of the horse after surgery for colic is important for surgeons and owners. Current literature on r...

    Isa Anna Maria Immonen, Ninja Karikoski, Anna Mykkänen, Tytti Niemelä, Jouni Junnila and Riitta-Mari Tulamo

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:5

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  21. Research

    Control and eradication of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus type 2 using a modified-live type 2 vaccine in combination with a load, close, homogenise model: an area elimination study

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes significant animal and economic losses worldwide. The infection is difficult to control and PRRSV elimination at local level requires coordina...

    Poul H. Rathkjen and Johannes Dall

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:4

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  22. Research

    Presence of foodborne pathogens, extended-spectrum β-lactamase -producing Enterobacteriaceae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in slaughtered reindeer in northern Finland and Norway

    Various food-producing animals were recognized in recent years as healthy carriers of bacterial pathogens causing human illness. In northern Fennoscandia, the husbandry of semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tar...

    Sauli Laaksonen, Antti Oksanen, Jérôme Julmi, Claudio Zweifel, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa and Roger Stephan

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:2

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  23. Research

    Catestatin and vasostatin concentrations in healthy dogs

    The neuroendocrine glycoprotein chromogranin A is a useful biomarker in humans for neuroendocrine tumors and stress. Chromogranin A can be measured in both blood and saliva. The objective of this study was to ...

    Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V. Höglund, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Supranee Jitpean, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt and Ann Pettersson

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

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