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  1. Content type: Research

    Overweight and obesity have been adversely associated with longevity in dogs but there is scarce knowledge on the relation between body composition and lifespan. We aimed to investigate the effects of body com...

    Authors: Johanna Christina Penell, David Mark Morgan, Penny Watson, Stuart Carmichael and Vicki Jean Adams

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:42

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    Villegas-Glisson/University of Georgia (VG/GA) strain of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is recommended for the initial vaccination of commercially reared turkey poults. However, the vaccine-induced antibody respon...

    Authors: Gholamreza Nikbakht Brujeni, Mohammad Hassanzadeh, Hassan Al-Karagoly, Tohid Tolouei and Atefeh Esmailnejad

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:41

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  3. Content type: Research

    Technical failures and incorrect usage of digital X-ray systems may lead to a decreasing image quality, artefacts and a higher dose exposure of staff and patients. Although there are no regulations regarding c...

    Authors: Gerrit Pöhlmann, Matthias Lüpke, Christian Seiler, Patrick Wefstaedt, Jan-Peter Bach, Ingo Nolte and Hermann Seifert

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:40

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Congenital portosystemic shunts in foals are rare and only a small number of cases have been described. Detailed description of the course of the shunt is lacking in earlier reports. This is the first detailed...

    Authors: Dorien Suzanne Willems, Lieuwke Cecilia Kranenburg, Josina Margaretha Ensink, Anne Kummeling, Inge Dagmar Wijnberg and Stefanie Veraa

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:39

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  5. Content type: Brief communication

    Canine leishmaniosis is a disease caused by Leishmania infantum, a vector-borne parasite. Due to the zoonotic potential of canine leishmaniosis, infected dogs must be identified. Serological assays are the most c...

    Authors: Sergio Villanueva-Saz, Asier Basurco, Víctor Martín, Antonio Fernández, Araceli Loste and María Teresa Verde

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:38

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) and congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) are very rare congenital pulmonary anomalies in veterinary medicine. PH refers to the incomplete pulmonary development due to embryologic imbalanc...

    Authors: Hyun-Jung Han and Jung-Hyun Kim

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:37

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  7. Content type: Brief communication

    Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) is associated with severe diarrhea in calves, winter dysentery in adult cattle, and respiratory diseases in cattle of all ages. This study aimed to investigate the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Jeong-Byoung Chae, Jinho Park, Suk-Han Jung, Jin-Hee Kang, Joon-Seok Chae and Kyoung-Seong Choi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:36

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Thromboelastography (TEG) is a global whole blood hemostasis assay which includes plasma as well as cellular components of hemostasis in the analysis and follows the quality and dynamics of clot development, s...

    Authors: Rebecca Langhorn, Louise Bochsen, Jakob Lundgreen Willesen, Tina Møller Sørensen and Annemarie Thuri Kristensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:35

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  9. Content type: Brief communication

    Ceruloplasmin (Cp) plays an important role in copper transport and iron metabolism, as well as Cp is also an indicator for the health status of dairy cows. The present study reports the validation of an automa...

    Authors: Hussein Awad Hussein, Jacqueline Bäumer and Rudolf Staufenbiel

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:34

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  10. Content type: Research

    Veterinary remedies are intended to support animals in their recovery from diseases. Treatment outcome depends not only on the general effectiveness of the remedies themselves, but also on other prerequisites....

    Authors: Diana Keller, Isabel Blanco-Penedo, Manon De Joybert and Albert Sundrum

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:30

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  11. Content type: Brief communication

    C-reactive protein (CRP) is a powerful biomarker for inflammation, infection and sepsis. However, no reports have investigated canine CRP (c-CRP) concentration changes after orthopaedic procedures. If c-CRP ch...

    Authors: Nobuo Kanno, Noriyuki Hayakawa, Shuji Suzuki, Yasuji Harada, Takuya Yogo and Yasushi Hara

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:33

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Multiple cartilaginous exostoses are a rare, benign, proliferative condition of cartilage and bone. They can be asymptomatic, or they may cause pain, lameness, paresis and even paralysis, depending on their lo...

    Authors: Adriana Czerwik, Agnieszka Olszewska, Barbara Starzomska, Rafał Korta, Manfred Henrich, Marcin Wrzosek and Martin Jürgen Schmidt

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:32

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  13. Content type: Research

    The small, single-stranded positive-sense RNA astroviruses are mostly known to be enteric viruses. In recent years, though, different astroviruses were reported in association with neurological disease in vari...

    Authors: Céline Louise Boujon, Michel Christoph Koch, Ronja Véronique Kauer, Elsbeth Keller-Gautschi, Melanie Michaela Hierweger, Stefan Hoby and Torsten Seuberlich

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:31

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  14. Content type: Research

    Dexamethasone is used for the intra-articular route of administration in management of aseptic arthritis in horses. Despite its widespread use there is very little quantitative data of the disposition and resp...

    Authors: Carl Ekstrand, Ulf Bondesson, Ellen Giving, Mikael Hedeland, Carina Ingvast-Larsson, Stine Jacobsen, Maria Löfgren, Lars Moen, Marie Rhodin, Tonje Saetra and Birgit Ranheim

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:28

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  15. Content type: Brief communication

    The aim of this study was to describe a core needle biopsy technique in the guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) and to assess the incidence of complications when applying this method. Biopsies were taken from the right ...

    Authors: Kamila Glińska-Suchocka, Marcin Jankowski, Krzysztof Kubiak, Jolanta Spużak, Pola Borusewicz and Dominika Kubiak-Nowak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:27

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  16. Content type: Research

    Pre-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is a severe syndrome, with world-wide occurrence, affecting farmed mink (Neovison vison) kits during the lactation period. Kits affected by PWD often display clinical signs such as: yel...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:26

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  17. Content type: Research

    Although artificial insemination (AI) was developed as a means of controlling disease transmission, pathogens can still be transmitted to females in semen used for AI. In addition, bacteria can cause deteriora...

    Authors: Ziyad Al-Kass, Erik Eriksson, Elisabeth Bagge, Margareta Wallgren and Jane Margaret Morrell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:25

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  18. Content type: Research

    Inflammatory and degenerative activity inside the joint can be studied in vivo by analysis of synovial fluid biomarkers. In addition to pro-inflammatory mediators, several anabolic and anti-inflammatory substa...

    Authors: Tytti Maaria Niemelä, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Jorge Uriel Carmona and Catalina López

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:24

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  19. Content type: Research

    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be collected into ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) or plain tubes. The EDTA content presumably contributes to a better cell preservation. EDTA, however, is reported to cause...

    Authors: Bodil Cathrine Koch, Lea Ophelia Daniels, Line Tang Thomsen, Michelle Brønniche Møller Nielsen, Mette Berendt and Hanne Gredal

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:23

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  20. Content type: Brief communication

    The use of pre- and post-milking teat disinfectants can reduce teat bacterial load and aid in the collection of high-quality milk. The objective of this study was to compare the reduction in bacteria populatio...

    Authors: Sarah Rose Fitzpatrick, Mary Garvey, Jim Flynn, Kieran Jordan and David Gleeson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:21

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  21. Content type: Research

    Long-distance racing is known to cause alterations in haematological and serum biochemical parameters in sled dogs. Given that finishing status reflects the physical condition in dogs completing a race, such v...

    Authors: Tuva Holt Jahr, Marte Ekeland Fergestad, Ola Brynildsrud, Hege Brun-Hansen and Ellen Skancke

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:20

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  22. Content type: Research

    A retrospective case–control study was conducted to estimate breed predisposition for common orthopaedic conditions in 12 popular dog breeds in Norway and Sweden. Orthopaedic conditions investigated were elbow...

    Authors: Gudrun Seeberg Boge, Elena Regine Moldal, Maria Dimopoulou, Eystein Skjerve and Annika Bergström

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:19

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  23. Content type: Research

    Peritonitis in horses is historically associated with prolonged treatment regimens of broad-spectrum antimicrobials and a guarded prognosis for survival. The condition is most often seen as a secondary complic...

    Authors: Emma Odelros, Anna Kendall, Ylva Hedberg-Alm and John Pringle

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:18

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  24. Content type: Research

    Veterinary studies describing acute kidney injury (AKI) management using renal replacement therapy (RRT) are limited and have primarily focused on intermittent haemodialysis in North American populations. Euro...

    Authors: Maxime Cambournac, Isabelle Goy-Thollot, Julien Guillaumin, Jean-Yves Ayoub, Céline Pouzot-Nevoret, Anthony Barthélemy and Jeanne-Marie Bonnet-Garin

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:17

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  25. Content type: Brief communication

    Hematologic reference intervals are useful tools for interpretation of laboratory results in swine practice and research. Until now, there were no hematologic reference intervals established for gestating Dani...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:16

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  26. Content type: Brief communication

    Seventy-two canine serum samples were analyzed for post-vaccination serum titers of rabies antibodies. The samples were divided into two groups: Group 1 dogs (n = 36) were imported dogs from the Russian Federa...

    Authors: Marianne Kaila, Jasmine Marjoniemi and Tiina Nokireki

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:15

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  27. Content type: Research

    During the production period of laying hens, the number of cracked eggshells increases and the skeleton becomes brittle. Both these problems are related to ageing of the hen and cause economic problems for egg...

    Authors: Anna Wistedt, Yvonne Ridderstråle, Helena Wall and Lena Holm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:14

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  28. Content type: Research

    Three Nordic countries have national breeding programs to reduce the frequency of intervertebral disc disease in dachshunds. The programs include a radiographic examination of the vertebral column and dachshun...

    Authors: Øyvind Stigen, Taizha Ciasca and Øyvor Kolbjørnsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:13

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Lawsonia intracellularis, an obligate intracellular bacterium, causes equine proliferative enteropathy, mainly in horses around weaning. This disease is rarely reported in the Scandinavian countries.

    Authors: Anna Margareta Bohlin, Susanne Nautrup Olsen, Sigrid Hyldahl Laursen, Anna Öhman and Gaby van Galen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:12

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  30. Content type: Brief communication

    The primary objective of this small-scale study was to investigate the occurrence of enteropathogens in sewage (municipal wastewater) in Norway using the commercially available FilmArray® multiplex polymerase cha...

    Authors: Øyvind Ørmen, Kristian Aalberg and Elisabeth Henie Madslien

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:11

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  31. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of overweight is increasing in dogs, but the metabolic events related to this condition are still poorly understood. The purpose of the study was to investigate the postprandial response of plas...

    Authors: Josefin Söder, Katja Höglund, Johan Dicksved, Ragnvi Hagman, Hanna Eriksson Röhnisch, Ali Ata Moazzami and Sara Wernersson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:10

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  32. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified of a typing error in the “Discussion” section.

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:9

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    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:13

  33. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified of a typing error under the “Laboratory test results” section.

    Authors: Thomas Henniger, Pauline Henniger, Thekla Grossmann, Ottmar Distl, Martin Ganter and Friederike D. von Loewenich

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:8

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    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2013 55:38

  34. Content type: Research

    For suckling dairy calves, different management routines to ensure sufficient colostrum intake are applied: visual assessment, hand feeding supplemental colostrum or assistance. However, knowledge on the effic...

    Authors: Julie Føske Johnsen, Hildegunn Viljugrein, Knut Egil Bøe, Stine Margrethe Gulliksen, Annabelle Beaver, Ann Margaret Grøndahl, Tore Sivertsen and Cecilie Marie Mejdell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:7

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  35. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of resistant Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. in food-producing animals has increased worldwide. The objective of the study was to investigate the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance of Es...

    Authors: Birgit Aasmäe, Liidia Häkkinen, Tanel Kaart and Piret Kalmus

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:5

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  36. Content type: Brief communication

    Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite of worldwide importance. In this study, we estimated T. gondii seroprevalence in extensively farmed wild boars in Denmark, where little is known about T. gondii in animal ...

    Authors: Celine Kaae Laforet, Gunita Deksne, Heidi Huus Petersen, Pikka Jokelainen, Maria Vang Johansen and Brian Lassen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:4

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  37. Content type: Research

    Hand-sewn intestinal anastomoses are a fundamental procedure in both open and laparoscopic intestinal surgery. Self-retaining barbed suture devices have been tested for a variety of surgical applications. With...

    Authors: Gessica Giusto, Selina Iussich, Massimiliano Tursi, Giovanni Perona and Marco Gandini

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:3

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  38. Content type: Research

    Standardization of the intravenous glucose tolerance test (ivGTT) in cattle has received little attention despite its widespread use to monitor glucose metabolism. The impact of management practices including ...

    Authors: Leslie Antonio González-Grajales, Laura Pieper, Philipp Görner, Stefan Görner and Rudolf Staufenbiel

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:2

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  39. Content type: Case report

    This case report describes a focal brain lesion in an alpaca (Vicugna pacos). Although this is a restricted study based on a single animal, neuropathological features are reported that are most likely attributed ...

    Authors: Sandra Schöniger, Enrika Schütze, Dominik Michalski, Joana Puchta, Matthias Kaiser and Wolfgang Härtig

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:1

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  40. Content type: Research

    Swinging limb lameness is defined as a motion disturbance ascribed to a limb in swing phase. Little is known about its biomechanics in dogs, particularly about the body motions that accompany it, such as verti...

    Authors: Anna Bergh, Constanza Bernardita Gómez Álvarez, Marie Rhodin and Pia Gustås

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:81

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  41. Content type: Brief communication

    In this pilot study we investigated the expression of 14 microRNAs in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of dogs with neoplastic, inflammatory and degenerative disorders affecting the central nervous system (CNS). ...

    Authors: Katia Marioni-Henry, Debiao Zaho, Pablo Amengual-Batle, Nina Marie Rzechorzek and Michael Clinton

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:80

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Eyelid tumours are frequently found in dogs, most of these being benign. In case of an ulcerating eyelid tumour, malignancy must be considered. We report a unique case of a low-grade peripheral T-cell lymphoma...

    Authors: Lauge Hjorth Mikkelsen, Frederik Holm, Erik Clasen-Linde, Pernille Engraff and Steffen Heegaard

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:79

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in humans and can be classified in idiopathic, heritable, drug and radiation-induced, and associated with connec...

    Authors: Marjolein Lisette den Toom, Guy Grinwis, Robert-Jan van Suylen, Susanne Adetokunbo Boroffka, Pim de Jong, Frank Geurt van Steenbeek and Viktor Szatmári

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:78

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  44. Content type: Research

    Cetirizine is an antihistamine used in dogs, but plasma concentrations in relation to effect after oral administration are not well studied. This study investigated cetirizine exposure and the plasma cetirizin...

    Authors: Carl Ekstrand, Carina Ingvast-Larsson, Ulf Bondesson, Mikael Hedeland and Lena Olsén

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:77

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  45. Content type: Research

    Orexin A (OXA) and orexin B (OXB) are hypothalamic-derived peptides that participate in the regulation of energy metabolism, food intake and reproductive function by influencing the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovar...

    Authors: Kamil Dobrzyn, Nina Smolinska, Marta Kiezun, Karol Szeszko, Edyta Rytelewska, Katarzyna Kisielewska, Marlena Gudelska and Tadeusz Kaminski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:76

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  46. Content type: Brief communication

    Bulk tank milk (BTM) samples were collected from 81 sheep flocks in the Basque Country, Spain, in 2015 and were analysed for antibodies against Coxiella burnetii by ELISA and for C. burnetii DNA by real-time PCR....

    Authors: Raquel Álvarez-Alonso, Jesús Felix Barandika, Francisco Ruiz-Fons, Ione Ortega-Araiztegi, Isabel Jado, Ana Hurtado and Ana Luisa García-Pérez

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:75

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  47. Content type: Research

    The significance of hemotrophic mycoplasma in cattle remains unclear. Especially in Europe, their epidemiological parameters as well as pathophysiological influence on cows are lacking. The objectives of this ...

    Authors: Florian Martin Niethammer, Julia Ade, Ludwig Eduard Hoelzle and Benjamin Schade

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:74

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