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  1. Research

    Experimentally induced subclinical mastitis: are lipopolysaccharide and lipoteichoic acid eliciting similar pain responses?

    Pain accompanying mastitis has gained attention recently as a relevant welfare compromising aspect of disease. Adequate pain recognition and therapy are necessary in the context of a modern and ethically accep...

    Annalisa Elena Jolanda Giovannini, Bart Henricus Philippus van den Borne, Samantha Kay Wall, Olga Wellnitz, Rupert Max Bruckmaier and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:40

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  2. Research

    Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography as tools for the investigation of sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) teeth and eye

    Scanning techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are useful tools in veterinary and human medicine. Here we demonstrate the usefulness of these techniques in the study ...

    Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Ole Lajord Munk, Trine Hammer Jensen, Lasse Fast Jensen, Abdi Hedayat and Brian Hansen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:38

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  3. Review

    Neurophysiological assessment of spinal cord injuries in dogs using somatosensory and motor evoked potentials

    Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are non-invasive neurophysiological tests that reflect the functional integrity of sensory and motor pathways. Despite their extensive...

    Maria Claudia Campos Mello Inglez de Souza, Ricardo José Rodriguez Ferreira, Geni Cristina Fonseca Patricio and Julia Maria Matera

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:37

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  4. Brief communication

    Determination of reference values and frequency of occurrence of patella alta in German shepherd dogs: a retrospective study

    Patella alta and patella baja are important conditions underlying a predisposition to many joint diseases, including patellar luxation and patellar chondromalacia of the articular cartilage. The frequencies of...

    Anna Łojszczyk-Szczepaniak, Piotr Silmanowicz, Renata Komsta and Zbigniew Osiński

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:36

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  5. Research

    Effect of concrete slats, three mat types and out-wintering pads on performance and welfare of finishing beef steers

    The objective was to investigate the effect of placing mats on concrete slatted floors on performance, behaviour, hoof condition, dirt scores, physiological and immunological variables of beef steers, and to c...

    Bernadette Earley, John D. McNamara, Stephen J. Jerrams and Edward G. O’Riordan

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:34

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  6. Research

    Bacteriological etiology and treatment of mastitis in Finnish dairy herds

    The Finnish dairy herd recording system maintains production and health records of cows and herds. Veterinarians and farmers register veterinary treatments in the system. Milk samples for microbiological analy...

    Johanna Vakkamäki, Suvi Taponen, Anna-Maija Heikkilä and Satu Pyörälä

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:33

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  7. Brief communication

    Experimental tumor growth of canine osteosarcoma cell line on chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (in vivo studies)

    The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model is extensively used in human medicine in preclinical oncological studies. The CAM model has several advantages: low cost, simple experimental approach, tim...

    Magdalena Walewska, Izabella Dolka, Anna Małek, Anna Wojtalewicz, Agata Wojtkowska, Artur Żbikowski, Roman Lechowski and Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:30

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  8. Research

    The effect of hemostatic dressing prototypes for the uniformed services on selected blood coagulation parameters in pigs

    Serious injuries accompanied by severe bleeding are life-threatening. Post-traumatic hemorrhage involves the risk of developing coagulopathy. Hemostatic dressings are widely used to minimize bleeding. The appl...

    Zbigniew Adamiak, Wioletta Krystkiewicz, Andrzej Pomianowski, Danuta Bukowiecka, Waldemar Zubrzycki, Marek Jałyński, Piotr Holak, Joanna Głodek and Paweł Jastrzębski

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:29

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  9. Research

    The effect of dexmedetomidine on cerebral perfusion and oxygenation in healthy piglets with normal and lowered blood pressure anaesthetized with propofol-remifentanil total intravenous anaesthesia

    During anaesthesia and surgery, in particular neurosurgery, preservation of cerebral perfusion and oxygenation (CPO) is essential for normal postoperative brain function. The isolated effects on CPO of either ...

    Mai Louise Grandsgaard Mikkelsen, Rikard Ambrus, Rune Rasmussen, James Edward Miles, Helle Harding Poulsen, Finn Borgbjerg Moltke and Thomas Eriksen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:27

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  10. Brief communication

    Re-emergence of hereditary polyneuropathy in Scandinavian Alaskan malamute dogs—old enemy or new entity? A case series

    A homozygous mutation has been identified in the N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) in recent cases of polyneuropathy in Alaskan malamute dogs from the Nordic countries and USA. The objective of the presen...

    Karin Hultin Jäderlund, Cecilia Rohdin, Mette Berendt, Øyvind Stigen, Merete Fredholm, Arild Espenes, Inge Bjerkås and Lars Moe

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:26

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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 Lynn Coomber, Shigeto Yamashiro and Stephen Paul Miller

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:24

    Published on: 26 April 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:39

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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