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  1. Nonpigmented malignant spindle cell tumours of the membrana nictitans are rare in dogs. In twenty-three years only three cases have been diagnosed in Scandinavia. This study describes the three cases of malign...

    Authors: Kristine Bundgaard Kjellingbro, Carolina Naranjo Freixa, Lauge Hjorth Mikkelsen and Steffen Heegaard
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2024 66:7
  2. Syringomyelia (SM) is a prevalent inherited developmental condition in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCSs) with Chiari-like malformation (CM), accompanied by a variety of clinical manifestations, including ...

    Authors: Tenna Remler Pedersen, Maiken Bayer Thode Bach, Camilla Løkke Stougaard, Hanne Gredal, Clare Rusbridge, Nanna Brix Finnerup and Mette Berendt
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2024 66:5
  3. Diet and endogenous vitamin D synthesis are possible sources of vitamin D in wild rabbits. Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations have been reported in rabbits after artificial UVB light exposure ...

    Authors: Johanna Mäkitaipale, Pinja Hietanen and Thomas Grönthal
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2024 66:4
  4. Shih-Tzu dogs are frequently affected by ocular surface disorders such as corneal ulceration and dry eye disease (DED). The aim of this study was to evaluate ocular surface homeostasis in Shih-Tzu dogs that ha...

    Authors: Rebeca Costa Vitor, Jamille Bispo de Carvalho Teixeira, Katharine Costa dos Santos, Gabriela Mota Sena de Oliveira, Paula Elisa Brandão Guedes, Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Deusdete Conceição Gomes Junior, Jéssica Fontes Veloso and Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2024 66:3
  5. Tail biting (TB) is a welfare issue with economic consequences due to infections and ill-thrift. This study aimed to reduce tail injuries in a high-performing non-tail-docking pig herd.

    Authors: Per Wallgren, Magnus Johansson, Torun Wallgren, Zeljko Susic, Kerstin Sigfridson and Sven-Erik Johansson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2024 66:2
  6. Reindeer herding in Norway is based on traditional Sámi pastoralism with the animals free ranging throughout the year. The animals move over large areas in varying terrain and often in challenging weather cond...

    Authors: Torill Mørk, Henrik Isaksen Eira, Rolf Rødven, Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Berit Marie Blomstrand, Sandra Guttormsen, Line Olsen and Rebecca Katherine Davidson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2024 66:1
  7. African swine fever (ASF), a viral hemorrhagic disease in domestic pigs and wild boar with up to 100% case fatality, was confirmed in Swedish wild boar in September 2023. The responsible authorities launched a...

    Authors: Elisabeth Rajala, Hedvig Gröndal and Susanna Sternberg Lewerin
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:58
  8. Few studies have been conducted on haematological reference intervals (RIs) in Icelandic horses. Reference intervals have been published for Icelandic horses in Austria and a preliminary study in Iceland compa...

    Authors: Charlotta Oddsdóttir, Hanna Kristrún Jónsdóttir and Erla Sturludóttir
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:57
  9. Halicephalobus gingivalis is a nematode with zoonotic potential which can cause fatal opportunistic infections in various mammals. The parasite has never been diagnosed in Sweden, in any species, prior to the pre...

    Authors: Karin Maria Olofsson, Norbert van de Velde, Simone Peletto, Barbara Iulini, Laura Pratley, Behzad Modabberzadeh, Emilian Małek and Giulio Grandi
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:56
  10. Optical neuronavigation systems using infrared light to create a virtual reality image of the brain allow the surgeon to track instruments in real time. Due to the high vulnerability of the brain, neurosurgica...

    Authors: Sarah Gutmann, Miriam Heiderhoff, Robert Möbius, Tanja Siegel and Thomas Flegel
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:54
  11. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasitic protozoan that can infect a wide range of warm-blooded animals, including humans. The infection with T. gondii, is of particular concern due to its potential impact on human and a...

    Authors: Arja Helena Kautto, Abbey Olsen, Camilla Wallander and Ivar Vågsholm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:53
  12. The gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) Ostertagia ostertagi can cause severe disease in first season grazers (FSG) and impaired performance due to subclinical infections in adult cows. Diagnostic methods to assess e...

    Authors: Tonje Opsal, Ingrid Toftaker, Lucy Robertson, Ian Woolsey and Lisbeth Hektoen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:52
  13. Advanced bipolar tissue sealer/dividers provide the most reliable and efficient means of tissue dissection and blood vessel sealing in laparoscopic surgery and the techniques are continuously improved. In vete...

    Authors: Floor Driessen, Javier Deniz Marrero, Guy Cornelis Maria Grinwis and Sebastiaan Alexander van Nimwegen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:51
  14. Although Chlamydia sp. causes widespread disease outbreaks in juvenile crocodiles in Thailand, data regarding the epidemiology, and risk factors of such infections are limited. The aim of this study was to invest...

    Authors: Nae Tanpradit, Metawee Thongdee, Ladawan Sariya, Weena Paungpin, Somjit Chaiwattanarungruengpaisan, Wanna Sirimanapong, Tanit Kasantikul, Rassameepen Phonarknguen, Apichart Punchukrang, Paisin Lekcharoen and Nlin Arya
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:50
  15. A 3D printed self-locking device made of polydioxanone (PDO) was developed to facilitate a standardized ligation technique. The subcutaneous tissue reaction to the device was evaluated after implantation in te...

    Authors: Ida Sjöberg, Ellen Law, Fredrik Södersten, Odd Viking Höglund and Ove Wattle
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:48
  16. Urinary tract problems are a common complaint in small animal medicine and urolithiasis is considered to be an important cause of urinary tract disease in dogs. In this study the main aim was to investigate wh...

    Authors: Terese Vatne Naeverdal, Janne Eidissen Midtgård, Ann-Katrin Llarena and Martine Lund Ziener
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:47
  17. Meningoencephalitis of unknown origin is a common cause of severe neurological disease in dogs. The term covers a heterogeneous group of noninfectious inflammatory diseases, with immune dysregulation widely ac...

    Authors: Pernille Lindholm Heidemann, Bolette Erhald, Bodil Cathrine Koch and Hanne Gredal
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:46
  18. Rearing replacement heifers is pivotal for the dairy industry and is associated with high input costs for the preweaned calves, due to their higher susceptibility to diseases. Ensuring calf health and viabilit...

    Authors: Nina Dam Otten, Alice Puk Skarbye, Mogens Agerbo Krogh, Anne Marie Michelsen and Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:45
  19. Sodium butyrate (SB) is a short-chain fatty acid and a safe antibiotic alternative. During 35 days, this study compared the impact of coated SB (Butirex C4) and lincomycin (Lincomix) on broiler growth, gut hea...

    Authors: Basma Mohamed Bawish, Mohamed Farahat Selem Zahran, Elshaimaa Ismael, Shaimaa Kamel, Yasmine H. Ahmed, Dalia Hamza, Taha Attia and Khaled Nasr Eldin Fahmy
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:44
  20. As calves are born without circulating immunoglobulin G (IgG) they depend on transfer of passive immunity via colostrum within the first hours of life. If calves are not sufficiently supplied with high qualita...

    Authors: Christina Hartsleben, Katharina Lichtmannsperger, Alexander Tichy, Nicole Hechenberger and Thomas Wittek
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:43
  21. Dachshunds have a high prevalence of intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) to which they are predisposed due to early intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration and calcification. Moreover, the recently found 12-FGF4 re...

    Authors: Vilma Liisa Jerosa Reunanen, Tarja Susanna Jokinen, Marjo Kristiina Hytönen, Jouni Juho Tapio Junnila and Anu Katriina Lappalainen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:42
  22. In veterinary practice, most minor procedures such as radiographs, skin biopsies, and wound treatments require sedation. The combination of butorphanol, ketamine, and dexmedetomidine is commonly used, but the ...

    Authors: Tobias Jonas Imboden, William Robert Pownall, Stéphanie Rubin, Claudia Spadavecchia, Bernhard Schöllhorn and Helene Rohrbach
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:41
  23. In recent years, the wildlife/livestock interface has attracted increased attention due to disease transmission between wild and domestic animal populations. The ongoing spread of African swine fever (ASF) in ...

    Authors: Linda Ernholm, Karl Ståhl, Aleksija Neimanis, Stefan Widgren and Susanna Sternberg-Lewerin
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:40
  24. A growing number of people in western countries keep small chicken flocks. In Sweden, respiratory disease is a common necropsy finding in chickens from such flocks. A respiratory real-time polymerase chain rea...

    Authors: Pernille Engelsen Etterlin, Arianna Comin, Helena Eriksson, Elisabeth Bagge, Tomas Jinnerot, Liv Jonare and Désirée S. Jansson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:39
  25. Bovine uterine prolapse is a sporadic but life-threatening postpartum condition. The aims of this study were; (i) to determine which clinical findings determined the likelihood of treatment vs. culling, (ii) t...

    Authors: Adam Dunstan Martin, Per Kristian Groseth, Maien Munthe-Kaas and Ane Nødtvedt
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:38
  26. Bone overgrowth after decompressive surgery for lumbar stenosis resulting in recurrence of neurological signs has not been reported in veterinary literature. However, there are few cases described in human med...

    Authors: Francesca Tavola, Marco Ruggeri, Ines Carrera, Martí Pumarola, Pablo Menendez Alegria and Anna Tauro
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:37
  27. Campylobacter spp., especially C. jejuni, is the most common zoonotic pathogen in humans worldwide. In Nordic countries, the prevalence of C. jejuni in broilers, which is an important reservoir of human infection...

    Authors: Rauni Kivistö, Mikaela Sauvala, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa and Johanna Björkroth
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:36
  28. The expansion of urbanization in natural environments increases interactions between wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. In Italy, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is one of the most common wild carnivores. This s...

    Authors: Gianmarco Ferrara, Giuseppina Brocherel, Beatrice Falorni, Roberta Gori, Ugo Pagnini and Serena Montagnaro
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:35
  29. The effects of climate change, loss of pastureland to other land usage and presence of large carnivores are the main reasons for the increase in supplementary feeding of semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer taran...

    Authors: Karin Wallin Philippot, Jerome Baron, Javier Sánchez Romano, Heidi Rautiainen, Jenny Frössling, Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Ylva Persson, Anna Omazic and Morten Tryland
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:34
  30. In veterinary clinical practice, orchiectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures for cats and is performed mainly in young animals. The purpose of this study was to compare three different epidural (...

    Authors: Cecilia Vullo, Annastella Falcone, Gabriele Marino, Salvatore Monti, Adolfo Maria Tambella, Antonello Bufalari and Giuseppe Catone
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:33
  31. Dermatophytosis (ringworm) caused by members of the Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex is rarely diagnosed in pigs but has been recognized as an increasingly common infection in humans. Further, resistance to an...

    Authors: Kaisa Ryytty Sylvén, Ann-Louise Bergefur, Magdalena Jacobson, Per Wallgren and Lena Eliasson Selling
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:32
  32. Sudden and unexpected spoilage of moose (Alces alces) carcasses has incidentally been reported in northern Norway. Hunters describe a strong foul odour and greenish discolouration of moose carcasses, hence the ni...

    Authors: Terje Domaas Josefsen, Torill Mørk and Anders Aarthun Ims
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:31
  33. Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a multifactorial condition and the most well documented infectious cause is enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. The objective of the study was to investigate possible associations be...

    Authors: Sophie Amalie Blirup-Plum, Henrik Elvang Jensen, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Karen Pankoke, Mette Sif Hansen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Esben Østergaard Eriksen, Jens Peter Nielsen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Egle Kudirkiene, Lars Erik Larsen, Nicole Bakkegård Goecke and Kristiane Barington
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:30
  34. Transition of dairy cows from a tied to a loose housing system may affect their behaviour, health and production. Such housing system changes have become more frequent in Estonia but knowledge is lacking on ho...

    Authors: Anne Pavlenko, Tanel Kaart, Lena Lidfors, David Richard Arney and Andres Aland
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:29
  35. Vibriosis is a bacterial disease in fish caused by the Gram negative bacterium Vibrio anguillarum with severe impact on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farming. Sustainable control methods should be developed...

    Authors: Asma Mohammad Karami, Moonika Haahr Marana, Heidi Mathiessen, Inger Dalsgaard, Torben Fejer Nielsen, Per Walter Kania and Kurt Buchmann
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:28
  36. Transporting pregnant cattle that have passed 90% or more of the expected gestation period (G90 threshold) is prohibited within the European Union. Therefore, there is a need to determine whether this threshol...

    Authors: Jørgen Steen Agerholm, Maria Dahl, Mette Herskin and Søren Saxmose Nielsen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:27
  37. Veterinary telemedicine has only been adopted to some degree. One aspect that needs to be evaluated is clinical examinations using video. The objective of this study was to evaluate agreement between a traditi...

    Authors: Julie Melsted Birch and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:26
  38. Cryptosporidiosis has increased in recent years in Finland. We aimed to identify risk factors for human cryptosporidiosis and to determine the significance of Cryptosporidium parvum as a causative agent. Based on...

    Authors: Tuulia Enbom, Kristiina Suominen, Sirpa Laitinen, Jukka Ollgren, Tiina Autio and Ruska Rimhanen-Finne
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:25
  39. Fasciolosis is a parasitic infection caused by the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica that can have a major economic impact on livestock industry. The prevalence of the disease has recently been increasing in many Nor...

    Authors: Heini Gröning, Antti Oksanen, Teresa Skrzypczak and Tiina Autio
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:24
  40. Laminitis is a systemic condition resulting in debilitating pain and structural changes within the feet, and hence has major welfare implications. Causes include endocrine and systemic inflammatory conditions....

    Authors: Sigrid Lykkjen, Linda Koldal Stenbakk and Ingrid Hunter Holmøy
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:22
  41. Pre-emptive local analgesia with the use of lidocaine is practised increasingly in veterinary medicine as part of applied multimodal analgesia, despite its controversial impact on wound healing. The purpose of...

    Authors: Erica Anna Gumpert Herlofson, Francesca Tavola, Karolina Siri Engdahl and Annika Filippa Bergström
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:21
  42. The timing of artificial insemination is critical to achieve acceptable results in cattle production systems. Over the past 60 years the length and expression of oestrus in dairy cattle has altered. Recent stu...

    Authors: Caroline Sorknes Haadem, Ingrid Hunter Holmøy, Ane Nødtvedt and Adam Dunstan Martin
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:20
  43. Identification of aetiological agents of mastitis in dairy cattle is important for herd management of udder health. In Norway, results from mastitis diagnostics are systematically recorded in a central databas...

    Authors: Marit Smistad, Haakon Christopher Bakka, Liv Sølverød, Hannah Joan Jørgensen and Cecilia Wolff
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:19
  44. Meat inspection data is commonly used to monitor health and welfare in commercial broiler production; however, less used in layers. Slaughterhouse records can provide insight into animal and herd health and id...

    Authors: Páll Gretarsson, Käthe Kittelsen, Randi Oppermann Moe and Ingrid Toftaker
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:18
  45. Modulating the microbiota is an emerging way to improve pig health. In-vitro bioreactor systems can be used to reproduce intestinal microbiota to study modulating avenues. In this study, a continuous feeding syst...

    Authors: Mathieu Bellerose, Philippe Fravalo, Isabelle Mainville, Yves Arcand and Alexandre Thibodeau
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:17

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