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  1. Brief communication

    Colonization of the bovine uterus by Candida kefyr

    While fungal infections of the bovine uterus are well-known diseases in pregnant cattle, very limited knowledge exists on the presence and significance of fungi in the uterus of non-pregnant cows. Presence of ...

    Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Bent Aalbæk, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Hanne Gervi Pedersen and Jørgen Steen Agerholm

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:61

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  2. Research

    Antimicrobial resistance among pathogenic bacteria from mink (Neovison vison) in Denmark

    For proper treatment of bacterial infections in mink, knowledge of the causative agents and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns is crucial. The used antimicrobials are in general not registered for min...

    Nanett Kvist Nikolaisen, Desireé Corvera Kløve Lassen, Mariann Chriél, Gitte Larsen, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen and Karl Pedersen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:60

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  3. Research

    Effect of long-term storage in Safe Cell+ extender on boar sperm DNA integrity and other key sperm parameters

    There is some controversy about the extent of changes in different sperm cell features in stored boar semen, especially regarding the potential role of the DNA fragmentation assay for assessment of sperm ferti...

    Wiesław Bielas, Wojciech Niżański, Agnieszka Partyka, Anna Rząsa and Ryszard Mordak

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:58

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  4. Research

    Bovine trypanosomosis: changes in parasitemia and packed cell volume in dry and wet seasons at Gidami District, Oromia Regional State, western Ethiopia

    Animal trypanosomosis is one of the major disease problems affecting agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The impact of the disease is believed to vary with season and agro-ecologies in line with fly vector ...

    Efrem Degneh, Workineh Shibeshi, Getachew Terefe, Kaleab Asres and Hagos Ashenafi

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:59

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  5. Research

    On-farm biosecurity practices and causes of preweaning mortality in Canadian commercial mink kits

    Mink are an important animal commodity group in Canada and excessive kit mortality represents a significant loss to production. National biosecurity standards have been developed for Canadian mink farms, but i...

    Nicole Compo, David L. Pearl, Brian Tapscott, Amanda Storer, Jutta Hammermueller, Marina Brash and Patricia V. Turner

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:57

    Published on: 8 September 2017

  6. Research

    Susceptibility of Moroccan sheep and goat breeds to peste des petits ruminants virus

    Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease of small ruminants in Asia and Africa. In 2008, a PPR outbreak was reported for the first time in Morocco and a mass vaccination campaign a...

    Fatima Zohra Fakri, Asmaa Elhajjam, Zahra Bamouh, Mohammed Jazouli, Zineb Boumart, Khalid Tadlaoui, Ouafaa Fassi-Fihri and Mehdi Elharrak

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:56

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  7. Case report

    Hypoluteoidism in a dog associated with recurrent mammary fibroadenoma stimulated by progestin therapy

    Hypoluteoidism in the bitch is characterized by insufficient production and secretion of progesterone by the corpora lutea. It is a rare pathologic condition and during pregnancy, it leads to embryonic resorpt...

    Maria Teresa Zedda, Luisa Bogliolo, Elisabetta Antuofermo, Laura Falchi, Federica Ariu, Giovanni Pietro Burrai and Salvatore Pau

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:55

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  8. Research

    Questionnaire survey of detrimental fur animal epidemic necrotic pyoderma in Finland

    In 2007, a previously unrecorded disease, fur animal epidemic necrotic pyoderma (FENP), was detected in farmed mink (Neovision vision), foxes (Vulpes lagopus) and Finnraccoons (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Finlan...

    Heli Nordgren, Katariina Vapalahti, Olli Vapalahti, Antti Sukura and Anna-Maija Virtala

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:54

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  9. Research

    Occurrence of cardiorespiratory diseases and impact on lifespan in Swedish Irish Wolfhounds: a retrospective questionnaire-based study

    According to Swedish animal insurance data, Irish Wolfhounds (IW) are 29 times more likely to die from cardiac causes than the baseline breed. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has a high prevalence in the breed an...

    Lovisa Orleifson, Ingrid Ljungvall, Katja Höglund and Jens Häggström

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:53

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  10. Brief communication

    Pathogenic genotype of major piroplasm surface protein associated with anemia in Theileria orientalis infection in cattle

    Serious disease outbreaks in cattle caused by Theileria orientalis have emerged in the Asia–Pacific region. Genetic variables of the major piroplasm surface protein (MPSP) expressed on the surface of the piroplas...

    Suhee Kim, Do-Hyeon Yu, Jeong-Byoung Chae, Kyoung-Seong Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Kim, Bae-Keun Park, Joon-Seok Chae and Jinho Park

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:51

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  11. Research

    In vitro assessment of the antimicrobial activity of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles against fish pathogens

    Antibiotic resistance is a global issue that threatens public health. The excessive use of antibiotics contributes to this problem as the genes of antibiotic resistance can be transferred between the bacteria ...

    Mohamed Ibrahim Shaalan, Magdy Mohamed El-Mahdy, Sarah Theiner, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:49

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  12. Review

    Current knowledge on feline injection-site sarcoma treatment

    Feline injection-site sarcomas (FISS) are malignant skin tumours of mesenchymal origin, the treatment of which is a challenge for veterinary surgeons. The role of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in FISS...

    Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Anna Wojtalewicz and Roman Lechowski

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:47

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  13. Research

    Survey of interdigital phlegmon outbreaks and their risk factors in free stall dairy herds in Finland

    Severe outbreaks of interdigital phlegmon (IP) associated with a high morbidity and major economic losses have occurred in Finland in the past decade. A survey was performed to indicate the current occurrence ...

    Miia Kontturi, Minna Kujala, Reijo Junni, Erja Malinen, Eija Seuna, Sinikka Pelkonen, Timo Soveri and Heli Simojoki

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:46

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  14. Case report

    Anatomic, histopathologic, and echocardiographic features in a dog with an atypical pulmonary valve stenosis with a fibrous band of tissue and a patent ductus arteriosus

    Congenital pulmonary valve stenosis and patent ductus arteriosus are common congenital heart defects in dogs. However, concurrence of atypical pulmonary valve stenosis and patent ductus arteriosus is uncommon....

    Hakyoung Yoon, Jaehwan Kim, Sang-Soep Nahm and Kidong Eom

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:45

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  15. Research

    Psychometric evaluation of the canine brief pain inventory in a Swedish sample of dogs with pain related to osteoarthritis

    To evaluate intervention, implement evidence-based practice and enhance the welfare of dogs with naturally occurring osteoarthritis (OA), access to valid, reliable and clinically relevant outcome measures is c...

    Ann Essner, Lena Zetterberg, Karin Hellström, Pia Gustås, Hans Högberg and Rita Sjöström

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:44

    Published on: 1 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:50

  16. Research

    Risk factors associated with diarrhea in Danish commercial mink (Neovison vison) during the pre-weaning period

    Pre-weaning diarrhea in mink, also known as “sticky kits”, is a syndrome and outbreaks occur every year on commercial mink farms in all mink producing countries. Morbidity and mortality can be considerable on ...

    Julie Melsted Birch, Jens Frederik Agger, Christina Dahlin, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen, Anne Sofie Hammer, Tina Struve and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:43

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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