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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Research

    Identification of Escherichia coli and Trueperella pyogenes isolated from the uterus of dairy cows using routine bacteriological testing and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

    Uterine disorders are common postpartum diseases in dairy cows. In practice, uterine treatment is often based on systemic or locally applied antimicrobials with no previous identification of pathogens. Accurat...

    María Jaureguiberry, Laura Vanina Madoz, Mauricio Javier Giuliodori, Karen Wagener, Isabella Prunner, Tom Grunert, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Marc Drillich and Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:81

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  16. Research

    Prevalence of feline haemoplasma in cats in Denmark

    Infections with the three feline haemotropic mycoplasmas Mycoplasma haemofelis, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis cause feline infectious anemia. The purpose of this study wa...

    Maja Benedicte Rosenqvist, Ann-Katrine Helene Meilstrup, Jesper Larsen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Asger Lundorff Jensen and Line Elnif Thomsen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:78

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  17. Research

    A longitudinal cohort study of acute puerperal metritis cases in Swedish dairy cows

    Acute puerperal metritis affects cows during the early postpartum period and causes fever, fetid vaginal discharge and general depression. The disease is severe and treatment with antimicrobials is often requi...

    Anna Ordell, Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, Ann Nyman, Hans Gustafsson and Renée Båge

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:79

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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