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  1. Content type: Research

    The Dachshund is a chondrodystrophic breed of dog predisposed to premature degeneration and calcification, and subsequent herniation, of intervertebral discs (IVDs). This condition is heritable in Dachshunds a...

    Authors: Alana Jayne Rosenblatt, Anu Katriina Lappalainen, Nina Alice James, Natalie Siu Ling Webster and Charles Grégoire Bénédict Caraguel

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:62

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  2. Content type: Review

    Cancer immunotherapy is recently considered the most promising treatment for human patients with advanced tumors and could be effectively combined with conventional therapies such as chemotherapy or radiothera...

    Authors: Joanna Katarzyna Bujak, Rafał Pingwara, Michelle Hase Nelson and Kinga Majchrzak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:60

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  3. Content type: Research

    Vultures have adapted the remarkable ability to feed on carcasses that may contain microorganisms that would be pathogenic to most other animals. The holobiont concept suggests that the genetic basis of such a...

    Authors: Marie Lisandra Zepeda Mendoza, Michael Roggenbuck, Karla Manzano Vargas, Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Søren Brunak, M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:61

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Tracheal tumors are rarely diagnosed in veterinary medicine and the majority of tracheal neoplasia reported in adult dogs are malignant. Intratracheal lipoma has not been previously reported in the veterinary ...

    Authors: Kirsi Johanna Piirainen, Sanna Johanna Viitanen, Anu Katriina Lappalainen and Sari Helena Mölsä

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:59

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  5. Content type: Research

    Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV) stability, besides meeting production targets, is also a requirement for several control options of PRRS in pig breeding farms. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Christina Nathues, Eltje Janssen, Andrea Duengelhoef, Heiko Nathues and Elisabeth grosse Beilage

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:57

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  6. Content type: Research

    The Finnish neurological function testing battery for dogs (FINFUN) was developed to meet the increasing demand for objective outcome measures in veterinary physiotherapy. The testing battery should provide co...

    Authors: Anna Fredrika Boström, Heli Katariina Hyytiäinen, Petteri Koho, Sigitas Cizinauskas and Anna Katrina Hielm-Björkman

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:56

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  7. Content type: Research

    The treatment of traumatic reticuloperitonitis (TRP) in cattle has a long and impressive history that goes back more than 100 years. This study describes treatment for TRP in 503 cattle. Initial treatment was ...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Sonja Warislohner, Christian Gerspach, Stefanie Ohlerth and Karl Nuss

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:55

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  8. Content type: Research

    Trueperella pyogenes is a commensal and a significant opportunistic pathogen in animals. A variety of identified or putative virulence factors are considered to significantly contribute to the occurrence of T. py...

    Authors: Mengcheng Liu, Bing Wang, Hongmin Liang, Bo Ma, Junwei Wang and Wenlong Zhang

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:53

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  9. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] the supplementary file was missing two primers for the PCR reaction and the PCR conditions of Giardia and Cryptosporidium. In this correction article the updated ad...

    Authors: Kjersti Selstad Utaaker, Nina Myhr, Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Himanshu Joshi, Anil Kumar and Lucy J. Robertson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:52

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    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:86

  10. Content type: Case Report

    Measurement of invasive blood pressure as reflection of blood flow and tissue perfusion is often carried out in animals during general anesthesia. Intravascular cannulation offers the potential for gas to dire...

    Authors: Daniela Casoni, Alessandro Mirra, Christine Goepfert, Ilaria Petruccione and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:51

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  11. Content type: Research

    Alfaxalone has a number of pharmacological properties which are desirable for constant rate infusion (CRI). Previously, the co-administration of alfaxalone and medetomidine is shown to be suitable for short-te...

    Authors: Hirotaka Tokushige, Asuka Kushiro, Atsushi Okano, Tatsuya Maeda, Hideki Ito, Ai Wakuno, Shun-ichi Nagata and Minoru Ohta

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:50

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  12. Content type: Research

    Iron is an essential nutrient, and iron supplementation has been shown to reduce the incidence of abomasal bloat in lambs. Additionally, iron deficiency is linked to pica, which may increase uptake of Eimeria ooc...

    Authors: Ane Odden, Synnøve Vatn, Antonio Ruiz, Lucy Jane Robertson, Heidi Larsen Enemark, Silje Katrine Nes, Vibeke Tømmerberg and Snorre Stuen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:49

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  13. Content type: Research

    Pre-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is a syndrome affecting farm-raised neonatal mink kits. Apart from diarrhea it causes greasy skin exudation, dehydration, and distressed behavior and can ultimately lead to death. No...

    Authors: Ronja Mathiesen, Julie Melsted Birch, Mariann Chriél, Henrik Elvang Jensen, Jens Frederik Agger, Peter Mikael Helweg Heegaard and Tina Struve

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:48

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  14. Content type: Research

    Hock lesions (HL) in dairy cows are a common animal welfare problem in modern dairy production with freestall housing systems, but there are no large-scale studies addressing its epidemiology in Sweden. The ai...

    Authors: Lisa Ekman, Ann-Kristin Nyman, Håkan Landin and Karin Persson Waller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:47

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  15. Content type: Brief communication

    Acute-phase proteins and trace elements are considered biomarkers of the immune response to infection, inflammation, trauma and other pathological conditions, as well as indicators of the health status and pro...

    Authors: Arianna Miglio, Livia Moscati, Emanuela Scoccia, Carmen Maresca, Maria Teresa Antognoni and Andrea Felici

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:46

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    Cannabis from hemp (Cannabis sativa and C. indica) is one of the most common illegal drugs used by drug abusers. Indian cannabis contains around 70 alkaloids, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) is the...

    Authors: Agnieszka Janeczek, Marcin Zawadzki, Pawel Szpot and Artur Niedzwiedz

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:44

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  17. Content type: Research

    Diagnostics in equine sinusitis can be challenging and often require a combination of different imaging tools to ascertain its underlying aetiology. The bacterial flora of healthy and diseased paranasal sinuse...

    Authors: Hauke Gergeleit, Jutta Verspohl, Judith Rohde, Karl Rohn, Bernhard Ohnesorge and Astrid Bienert-Zeit

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:43

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  18. Content type: Research

    In vascular surgery, novel synthetic prosthesis materials for patch-angioplasties, interpositions, bypasses and shunts are continuously under development and optimization. The characteristics of an ideal vascu...

    Authors: Karina Schleimer, Houman Jalaie, Mamdouh Afify, Anna Woitok, Mohammad Esmaeil Barbati, Konrad Hoeft, Michael Jacobs, Rene H. Tolba and Julia Steitz

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:42

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  19. Content type: Research

    There is speculation that beef bull semen quality is inferior to that of dairy bulls although few scientific studies are available in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate sperm quality in beef...

    Authors: Jane Margaret Morrell, Andra Sabina Valeanu, Nils Lundeheim and Anders Johannisson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:41

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  20. Content type: Research

    Pure Eurasian wild boars and/or hybrids with domestic pigs are present in the wild on most continents. These wild pigs have been demonstrated to carry a large number of zoonotic and epizootic pathogens such as Sa...

    Authors: Axel Sannö, Thomas Rosendal, Anna Aspán, Annette Backhans and Magdalena Jacobson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:40

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  21. Content type: Research

    Pigs are the most important reservoir for human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica. We investigated the herd prevalence of human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in Swedish pig farms by analysing pen faecal samples u...

    Authors: Therese Råsbäck, Thomas Rosendal, Michael Stampe, Axel Sannö, Anna Aspán, Katarina Järnevi and Elina Tast Lahti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:39

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  22. Content type: Research

    Longevity is an important trait for increasing the profitability of dairy production. Long cow longevity is also essential to reduce the environmental impact of milk production, and to maintain positive consum...

    Authors: Karin Alvåsen, Ian Dohoo, Anki Roth and Ulf Emanuelson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:38

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  23. Content type: Research

    The significance of maternal immunoglobulin G (IgG) for the resistance against a number of infections affecting the health of young mink offspring is not known. Here, we present a validated immunoassay for qua...

    Authors: Ronja Mathiesen, Mariann Chriél, Tina Struve and Peter Mikael Helweg Heegaard

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:36

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  24. Content type: Research

    Gastric carcinoma (GC) is a rather rare pathological finding in dogs, with the exception of some breeds which seem predisposed. The etiopathogenesis is largely unknown in dogs, whereas in humans GC often devel...

    Authors: Marcus Vinicius Candido, Pernilla Syrjä, Susanne Kilpinen and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:37

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  25. Content type: Brief communication

    Camels (Camelus dromedarius) are known to harbor multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria and to be involved in the transmission of various microorganisms to humans. Data on the occurrence of colistin resistant...

    Authors: Mohamed Rhouma, Salma Bessalah, Imed Salhi, William Thériault, John Morris Fairbrother and Philippe Fravalo

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:35

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  26. Content type: Research

    Leptospira spp. infect humans and a wide range of domestic and wild animals, but certain species such as small rodents and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) play a particular role as reservoirs and transmission of leptos...

    Authors: Jacek Żmudzki, Zbigniew Arent, Artur Jabłoński, Agnieszka Nowak, Sylwia Zębek, Agnieszka Stolarek, Łukasz Bocian, Adam Brzana and Zygmunt Pejsak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:34

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  27. Content type: Brief communication

    A porcine model of second intention wound healing was established and gross and histological changes needed for accurate assessing the age of wounds were determined. Twenty-five pigs were anesthetized before i...

    Authors: Kristiane Barington, Kristine Dich-Jørgensen and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:33

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  28. Content type: Research

    There are relatively few studies about the canine surgical stress response, a sequence of events orchestrated by the body in response to a surgical trauma which is sometimes, as shown in human surgery, deleter...

    Authors: Elena Regine Moldal, Mads Jens Kjelgaard-Hansen, Marijke Elisabeth Peeters, Ane Nødtvedt and Jolle Kirpensteijn

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:32

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  29. Content type: Case report

    An aural cholesteatoma, more appropriately named tympanokeratoma, is an epidermoid cyst of the middle ear described in several species, including dogs, humans and Mongolian gerbils. The cyst lining consists of...

    Authors: Liv Østevik, Kathrine Rudlang, Tuva Holt Jahr, Mette Valheim and Bradley Lyndon Njaa

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:31

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  30. Content type: Research

    Cranial cruciate ligament rupture is a prevalent injury in dogs, and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) is one of the preferred surgical techniques. Surgical site infection is a possible complication fol...

    Authors: Karin Löfqvist, Mads Kjelgaard-Hansen and Michelle Brønniche Møller Nielsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:30

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  31. Content type: Research

    Dogs are fed various diets, which also include components of animal origin. In humans, a high-fat/low-fibre diet is associated with higher faecal levels of bile acids, which can influence intestinal health. It...

    Authors: Kristin Marie Valand Herstad, Helene Thorsen Rønning, Anne Marie Bakke, Lars Moe and Ellen Skancke

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:29

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  32. Content type: Brief communication

    Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHNO) is a salvage surgical procedure intended to eliminate hip joint laxity associated pain in the immature dog, or pain due to secondary osteoarthritis in the mature dog. The...

    Authors: Ciprian Ober, Cosmin Pestean, Lucia Bel, Marian Taulescu, Joshua Milgram, Adrian Todor, Rodica Ungur, Mirela Leșu and Liviu Oana

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    Romifidine, an α-2 adrenoceptor agonist, is a widely-used sedative in equine medicine. Besides the desired sedative and analgesic actions, α-2 adrenoceptor agonists have side effects like alterations of plasma...

    Authors: Soile Anja Eliisa Pakkanen, Annemarie de Vries, Marja Riitta Raekallio, Anna Kristina Mykkänen, Mari Johanna Palviainen, Satu Marja Sankari and Outi Maritta Vainio

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:27

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Tularemia is a zoonosis caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. It has a wide host range, which includes mammals, birds and invertebrates. F. tularensis has often been isolated from various species of sma...

    Authors: Gete Hestvik, Henrik Uhlhorn, Roland Mattsson, Eva Westergren, Fredrik Södersten, Sara Åkerström and Dolores Gavier-Widén

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:26

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a rare clinical syndrome in veterinary medicine characterized by severe intestinal dysmotility without evidence of mechanical occlusion of the intestinal lumen. ...

    Authors: Gian Enrico Magi, Francesca Mariotti, Sara Berardi, Andrea Piccinini, Cecilia Vullo, Angela Palumbo Piccionello and Giacomo Rossi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:25

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  36. Content type: Research

    Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is an important cause of morbidity in weanling foals. Many foals are asymptomatic, and the development of an inexpensive screening test to ensure an early diagnosis is desirable. ...

    Authors: Michael Hewetson, Monica Venner, Jan Volquardsen, Ben William Sykes, Gayle Davina Hallowell, Ingrid Vervuert, Geoffrey Theodore Fosgate and Riitta-Mari Tulamo

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:24

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  37. Content type: Research

    Lawsonia intracellularis is one of the most economically important pathogens in swine production. This study tested the hypothesis that the composition of diets for pigs has an impact on the excretion of L. intra...

    Authors: Christian Visscher, Anne Kruse, Saara Sander, Christoph Keller, Jasmin Mischok, Robert Tabeling, Hubert Henne, Ricarda Deitmer and Josef Kamphues

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:22

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  38. Content type: Research

    Good animal health is a notion that is germane to organic dairy production, and it is expected that such herds would pay significant attention on the health of their animals. However, it is not known if the ap...

    Authors: Ulf Emanuelson, Karin Sjöström and Nils Fall

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:23

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  39. Content type: Brief communication

    Two cases of a previously unreported sperm defect appearing in boar studs in Finland are presented. Spermatozoa showed small particles scattered on their surface with a prevalence decreasing with boar age. Sem...

    Authors: Szabolcs Nagy, Tuire Tamminen, Magnus Andersson and Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:21

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  40. Content type: Research

    Although human studies have shown that inflammation plays a role in the development of congestive heart failure, scarce information exists on white blood cell count (WBC) and differential cell counts in variou...

    Authors: Aleksandra Domanjko Petrič, Tajda Lukman, Barbara Verk and Alenka Nemec Svete

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:20

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  41. Content type: Brief communication

    Brucellosis due to Brucella suis biovar 2 is one of the most important endemic diseases in wild boar (Sus scrofa) populations in Europe. The aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of brucell...

    Authors: Lelde Grantina-Ievina, Jelena Avsejenko, Svetlana Cvetkova, Dita Krastina, Madara Streikisa, Zanete Steingolde, Indra Vevere and Ieva Rodze

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:19

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  42. Content type: Research

    The intracellular bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis is an important pathogen in modern swine production. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a live attenuated L. intracellularis vaccine (Enter...

    Authors: Kati Susanna Peiponen, Birger Taneli Tirkkonen, Jouni Juho Tapio Junnila and Mari Leena Heinonen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:18

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  43. Content type: Research

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9 are zinc- and calcium-dependent endopeptidases involved in the breakdown and reconstitution of extracellular matrix under both physiological and pathological conditions...

    Authors: Mohsen Hanifeh, Minna Marjaana Rajamäki, Pernilla Syrjä, Laura Mäkitalo, Susanne Kilpinen and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:16

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  44. Content type: Brief communication

    Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that affects both human and animal health. This study was performed to characterize and investigate the prevalence of infection with Anaplasma bovis in Holstein cat...

    Authors: Jinho Park, Du-Gyeong Han, Ji-Hyoung Ryu, Jeong-Byoung Chae, Joon-Seok Chae, Do-Hyeon Yu, Bae-Keun Park, Hyeon-Cheol Kim and Kyoung-Seong Choi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:15

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  45. Content type: Research

    Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of anaesthetized pig brains is a useful tool in neuroscience. Stable cerebral blood flow (CBF) is essential for PET, since variations can affect the distribution of s...

    Authors: Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Nora Elisabeth Zois, Mette Simonsen and Ole Lajord Munk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:17

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Spinal cysts are rare findings in veterinary medicine, but they are increasingly recognized due to the availability of advanced imaging techniques. Extradural meningeal cysts in French Bulldogs have not been r...

    Authors: Kiona Sharon de Nies, Ralph Alexander Edwards, Niklas Bergknut, Martijn Beukers and Björn Petrus Meij

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:14

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  47. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is one of the major causes of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. In Europe, food-borne zoonotic transmission of HEV genotype 3 has been associated with domestic pigs and wild boar. Contro...

    Authors: Ugne Spancerniene, Juozas Grigas, Jurate Buitkuviene, Judita Zymantiene, Vida Juozaitiene, Milda Stankeviciute, Dainius Razukevicius, Dainius Zienius and Arunas Stankevicius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:13

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