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  1. To prevent re-emergence of wildlife-mediated rabies in Finland, oral rabies vaccine baits are distributed every year during autumn in southern Finland in a vaccination zone bordering Russia. Recently, Finland ...

    Authors: Ad Vos, Tiina Nokireki, Marja Isomursu, Tuija Gadd and Ferenc Kovacs

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:40

    Content type: Research

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  2. Caryospora bigenetica is an intracellular protozoan parasite, which in its primary hosts, typically snakes, is found it the intestine. Extraintestinal multiplication with the development of tissue cysts takes pla...

    Authors: Seppo Saari, Kirsti Schildt, Sanna Malkamäki, Ulla Andersin and Antti Sukura

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:39

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Type-4 abomasal ulcers (U4) are perforated ulcers causing diffuse peritonitis. This retrospective study describes the clinical, laboratory and ultrasonographic findings in 38 calves with U4. The medical record...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christina Widmer, Karl Nuss, Monika Hilbe and Christian Gerspach

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:38

    Content type: Research

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  4. Mastectomy is the most common procedure for treatment of mammary tumours. Dogs undergoing mastectomy have a risk of developing surgical site infections (SSI) and other postoperative complications. However, pot...

    Authors: Philip Spåre, Ingrid Ljungvall, Karl Ljungvall and Annika Bergström

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:35

    Content type: Research

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  5. Septic arthritis (SA) is a serious condition in dogs that requires a prompt diagnosis and treatment to minimize long-term joint pathology. Although bacterial detection in synovial fluid (SF) through culture or...

    Authors: Alexandra Vilén, Bo Nilson, Ann-Cathrine Petersson, Mariana Cigut, Christel Nielsen and Henriette Ström

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:34

    Content type: Research

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  6. Health assessment of seals in captivity include haematology and serum biochemistry measurements. Because such parameters differ between species, it is crucial to have species-specific reference values for the ...

    Authors: Morten Tryland, Christian Lydersen, Kit Maureen Kovacs, Espen Rafter and Stein Istre Thoresen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:33

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:36

  7. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is caused by the neurotropic tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). In dogs, this virus may affect the central nervous system (CNS), causing meningoencephalitis, meningomyelitis, r...

    Authors: Yvonne Alnefelt, Sofie Van Meervenne, Katarina Varjonen, Anna Tidholm and Cecilia Rohdin

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:32

    Content type: Brief communication

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  8. Intervertebral disc extrusions in the thoracolumbar region are a common spinal neurologic disorder in dogs and usually considered a neurological emergency. Several factors, like timing of surgery, have previou...

    Authors: Almut Immekeppel, Stefan Rupp, Stanislas Demierre, Kai Rentmeister, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg, Julia Goessmann, Monty Siddartha Bali, Fenella Schmidli-Davies and Franck Forterre

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:30

    Content type: Research

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  9. Acute pancreatitis in dogs is a prevalent disease characterised by mild to severe inflammation. Treatment with anti-inflammatory corticosteroids has been widely debated but is not generally recommended in vete...

    Authors: Kari-Anne Bjørnkjær-Nielsen and Charlotte Reinhard Bjørnvad

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:28

    Content type: Review

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  10. Steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is an immune-mediated disease of the leptomeninges and its associated blood vessels, typically responsive to corticosteroids. Clinically relevant haemorrhage is a...

    Authors: Jessica Zilli, Agnieszka Olszewska, Daniela Farke and Martin Jürgen Schmidt

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:27

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Naso-ethmoidal meningoencephalocele is usually a congenital anomaly consisting of a protrusion of cerebral tissue and meninges into the ethmoidal labyrinth. The condition is a rare cause of structural epilepsy...

    Authors: Abtin Mojarradi, Sofie Van Meervenne, Alejandro Suarez-Bonnet and Steven De Decker

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:26

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Wide variation in fertility rates is observed when using frozen bull semen, even when the bulls have met quality standards for semen production. Therefore, a simple and reliable test to assess the freezing pot...

    Authors: Maja Zakošek Pipan, Petra Zrimšek, Breda Jakovac Strajn, Katarina Pavšič Vrtač, Tanja Knific and Janko Mrkun

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:25

    Content type: Research

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  13. Captive European bison (Bison bonasus) play an active role in conservation measures for this species; this includes education, which may conflict with these animals’ welfare. The effect of the presence of visitor...

    Authors: Daniel Klich, Rafał Łopucki, Marta Gałązka, Agnieszka Ścibior, Dorota Gołębiowska, Rita Brzezińska, Bartosz Kruszewski, Tadeusz Kaleta and Wanda Olech

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:24

    Content type: Research

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  14. Domestic animals with severe spontaneous spinal cord injury (SCI), including dogs and cats that are deep pain perception negative (DPP−), can benefit from specific evaluations involving neurorehabilitation int...

    Authors: Ângela Martins, Débora Gouveia, Ana Cardoso, Óscar Gamboa, Darryl Millis and António Ferreira

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:22

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:31

  15. Cryptorchidism in dogs is of clinical concern due to its association with development of Sertoli cell tumours, seminomas and spermatic cord torsion. A patent inguinal ring has been found as a risk factor for p...

    Authors: Dorcas Oyueley Kodie, Noah Segun Oyetayo, Oladotun Solomon Awoyemi, Cecelia Omowunmi Oguntoye and Oghenemega David Eyarefe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:21

    Content type: Case report

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  16. The knowledge on dairy calves’ needs with regards to milk feeding and social housing is expanding but to be able to make improvements, knowledge is needed on how calves are managed at present in Norway. The ai...

    Authors: Julie Føske Johnsen, Ingrid Hunter Holmøy, Ane Nødtvedt and Cecilie Marie Mejdell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:20

    Content type: Brief communication

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  17. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere and Australia. The presence of nematode-infected foxes in urbanized areas increases the risk of transmission of nematodes to domestic d...

    Authors: Agnieszka Tylkowska, Bogumiła Pilarczyk, Agnieszka Tomza-Marciniak and Renata Pilarczyk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:19

    Content type: Research

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  18. Gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) in small ruminants result in production losses, and consequently economic losses, and are an animal welfare problem in most countries in the Nordic-Baltic region. Intensive use...

    Authors: Agnė Beleckė, Tomas Kupčinskas, Inga Stadalienė, Johan Höglund, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Snorre Stuen and Saulius Petkevičius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:18

    Content type: Research

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  19. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in companion dogs, but little is known of these conditions in show dogs. This study assessed body condition score (BCS) of show dogs of six selected popul...

    Authors: Sanna Lindåse, Tilda Feltenmark, Malin Krantz and Josefin Söder

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:17

    Content type: Research

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  20. The vector-borne human viral zoonosis tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is of growing concern in Sweden. The area where TBE is considered endemic has expanded, with an increasing geographical distribution of Ixodes r...

    Authors: Gunilla Blomqvist, Katarina Näslund, Linda Svensson, Cécile Beck and Jean Francois Valarcher

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:16

    Content type: Research

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  21. Mink urinary tract disease (MUTD) often presents as urolithiasis and/or cystitis and is known as an important cause of mortality in mink kits during the early growth season. Antimicrobial flock treatment has b...

    Authors: Karin Mundbjerg, Peder Elbek Pedersen and Anne Sofie Hammer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:15

    Content type: Brief communication

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  22. Granulomatous myositis is a rare condition in both humans and dogs. In humans it is most frequently related to sarcoidosis, where a concurrent granulomatous neuritis has been reported occasionally. Simultaneou...

    Authors: Josefin Hultman, Marco Rosati, Tone Kristensen Grøn, Kaspar Matiasek, Cathrine Trangerud and Karin Hultin Jäderlund

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:14

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Semi-domesticated reindeer represent an important livestock industry and livelihood for a proportion of the human population in northern Fennoscandia. Reindeer husbandry is considered an extensive animal husba...

    Authors: Lene Idland, Amalie Moen Juul, Ellen Karin Solevåg, Kristoffer Relling Tysnes, Lucy Jane Robertson and Kjersti Selstad Utaaker

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Rabies vaccination of wildlife carnivores is a powerful tool to prevent, control and eliminate rabies. The presence of neutralizing rabies antibodies in blood is considered a reliable indicator of adequate vac...

    Authors: Dainius Zienius, Janina Mickutė, Arnoldas Pautienius, Juozas Grigas, Arunas Stankevičius, Gediminas Pridotkas, Eugenijus Jacevičius, Jolita Kemeraitė and Ingrida Jacevičienė

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. In cows with acute toxic mastitis (ATM), the leukogram aids in the assessment of the severity of disease. The goal of our study was to compare the leukogram of 158 cows with ATM (cases) and 168 clinically heal...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christian Gerspach, Barbara Riond, Carina Oschlies, Sabrina Corti and Ulrich Bleul

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. Heterophilic antibodies in serum and plasma can interfere with mammalian antibodies in immunoassays and result in false test results, usually false positive. Although studies screening for heterophilic antibod...

    Authors: Bo Dong, Daniel Bergman and Bodil Ström Holst

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. Goatpox is a viral disease caused by infection with goatpox virus (GTPV) of the genus Capripoxvirus, Poxviridae family. Capripoxviruses cause serious disease to livestock and contribute to huge economic losses. G...

    Authors: Jihane Hamdi, Zahra Bamouh, Mohammed Jazouli, Meryem Alhyane, Najet Safini, Khalid Omari Tadlaoui, Ouafaa Fassi Fihri and Mehdi El Harrak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. Gastric carcinoma (GC) is uncommon in dogs, except in predisposed breeds such as Belgian Shepherd dogs (BSD) of the Tervuren and Groenendael varieties. When GC is diagnosed in dogs it is often late in the dise...

    Authors: Marcus Vinicius Cândido, Pernillä Syrjä, Mohsen Hanifeh, Jaan Lepajõe, Kati Salla, Susanne Kilpinen, Peter-John Mäntylä Noble and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Equine coital exanthema (ECE) caused by equid alphaherpesvirus 3 (EHV-3) is a contagious venereal disease. It is characterized by the formation of papules, vesicles, pustules and ulcers on the external genital...

    Authors: Lilja Thorsteinsdóttir, Gunnar Örn Guðmundsson, Höskuldur Jensson, Sigurbjörg Torsteinsdóttir and Vilhjálmur Svansson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:6

    Content type: Brief communication

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  30. With intensive use of anthelmintic drugs in recent decades, anthelmintic resistance (AR) in horse nematodes is becoming a growing issue in many countries. However, there is little available information about t...

    Authors: Evelina Dauparaitė, Tomas Kupčinskas, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna and Saulius Petkevičius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Acute kidney injury (AKI) in horses may develop as a complication of a primary disease or following the administration of nephrotoxic drugs, and may pose a diagnostic challenge. Hence, the main objective of th...

    Authors: Natalia Siwinska, Agnieszka Zak and Urszula Paslawska

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. Recumbent cows are a diagnostic challenge because of a wide range of differential diagnoses, which include trauma, neurological and metabolic disorders, malnutrition and mineral deficiencies. This case report ...

    Authors: Lilli Bittner, Kjelt Krämer, Adriana Wöckel, Teja Snedec, Cora Delling, Denny Böttcher, Gabor Köller, Walter Baumgartner, Wolfram Richardt and Alexander Starke

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:2

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Since January 2019, surgical castration of male piglets must be performed using local anaesthesia, if farmers deliver pigs to the primary exporting slaughterhouses according to the “Danish quality scheme”; a v...

    Authors: Lotte Skade, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Mai Britt Friis Nielsen and Line Hummelmose Diness

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. On farms, the currently approved and most widely practised method of euthanising non-viable piglets is blunt force trauma to the head followed by exsanguination. However, the use of this method is criticised d...

    Authors: Johannes Husheer, Matthias Luepke, Peter Dziallas, Karl-Heinz Waldmann and Alexandra von Altrock

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:67

    Content type: Research

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  35. The disease Fur Animal Necrotizing Pyoderma (FNP) has since 2000 been reported in many fur producing countries including Canada, Finland and Denmark. Development of FNP is characterised by rapidly forming trea...

    Authors: Oliver Legarth Honoré, Ida Sebbelov, Agnethe Wallin, Annemette Petersen, Tove Clausen, Peter Foged Larsen and Anne Sofie Hammer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:66

    Content type: Research

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  36. Early maternal separation may have long-lasting physiological effects on different organ systems. Although long-lasting effects of early maternal separation are mostly studied in connection with the developmen...

    Authors: Tomaž Snoj, Kaja Blažič, Nika Šehić, Tilen Vake and Gregor Majdič

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:65

    Content type: Research

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  37. Outbreaks of infectious arthritis in young lambs associated with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies dysgalactiae (SDSD) lead to reduced animal welfare, increased use of antibiotics and economic losses for shee...

    Authors: Marit Smistad, Cecilia Wolff, Tore Tollersrud, Vibeke Tømmerberg, Clare Phythian, Annette Hegermann Kampen and Hannah Joan Jørgensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:64

    Content type: Research

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  38. The aim of this study was to investigate if calves’ play behaviour and non-nutritive sucking behaviour, as indirect measures of welfare status, are associated with the age of the calf when group housed, age wh...

    Authors: Masja Reipurth, Stephanie Kruuse Klausen, Matthew Denwood, Björn Forkman and Hans Houe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:63

    Content type: Research

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  39. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides. Infection occurs via Mycoplasma-containing droplets and therefore requires close contact between an...

    Authors: Flavio Sacchini, Anne Mariana Liljander, Martin Heller, Elizabeth Jane Poole, Horst Posthaus, Elise Schieck and Joerg Jores

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:62

    Content type: Brief communication

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  40. Dental disease is very common in dogs and veterinary professional dental cleaning and examination, together with daily dental home care, is the foundation for good dental health. To our knowledge, no previous ...

    Authors: Karolina Brunius Enlund, Michaela Karlsson, Carl Brunius, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås, Jeanette Hanson and Ann Pettersson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:61

    Content type: Research

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  41. Digital thermal imaging is a physiologic, non-invasive, contactless, and non-radiating diagnostic tool that can assess a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including hip osteoarthritis (HOA). Fifty poli...

    Authors: João Carlos Agostinho Alves, Ana Margarida Moniz Pereira dos Santos, Patrícia Isabel Figueiredo Jorge, Catarina Falcão Trigoso Vieira Branco Lavrador and L. Miguel Carreira

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:60

    Content type: Research

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  42. Wildlife traps are used in many countries without evaluation of their effect on animal welfare. Trap-capture of wild animals should minimise negative effects on animal welfare, irrespective of whether the anim...

    Authors: Åsa Fahlman, Johan Lindsjö, Therese Arvén Norling, Petter Kjellander, Erik Olof Ågren and Ulrika Alm Bergvall

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:59

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  43. In this 4-year prospective observational study, all elbows in a dysplasia screening program including 14,073 dogs were studied using radiographs in two projections. Elbows were evaluated for the presence of me...

    Authors: Arne Magnus Rørvik, Cathrine Trangerud and Jorunn Grondalen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:58

    Content type: Research

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