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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Meeting Abstracts

    Proceedings of the 9th international symposium on veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy

    Elodie Nemery, Annick Gabriel, Dominique Cassart, Calixte Bayrou, Joëlle Piret, Nadine Antoine, Monika Nilsson, Lars Steinwall, Inger Jacobson, Ângela Martins, Carla Carvalho, Inês Viegas, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Ola L. A. Harrysson, Christopher S. Crimi, David Levine…

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 2):85

    Published on: 14 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 2

  19. Brief communication

    A novel quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction method for detecting toxigenic Pasteurella multocida in nasal swabs from swine

    Progressive atrophic rhinitis (PAR) in pigs is caused by toxigenic Pasteurella multocida. In Switzerland, PAR is monitored by selective culture of nasal swabs and subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screen...

    Simone Scherrer, Daniel Frei and Max Michael Wittenbrink

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:83

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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