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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research

    Pre-weaning diarrhea (PWD) in mink, also known as “sticky kits”, is a frequently occurring syndrome in suckling mink kits on commercial mink farms. Outbreaks of PWD result in weakened kits, increased mortality...

    Authors: Julie Melsted Birch, Jens Frederik Agger, Bent Aalbæk, Tina Struve, Anne Sofie Hammer and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:73

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  7. Content type: Research

    Nephropathies are among the most common diseases in dogs. Regular examination of the kidney function plays an important role for an adequate treatment scheme. The determination of the glomerular filtration rat...

    Authors: Jan-Niklas Mehl, Matthias Lüpke, Ann-Cathrin Brenner, Peter Dziallas, Patrick Wefstaedt and Hermann Seifert

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:72

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  8. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical efficacy of constant rate infusions (CRIs) of medetomidine–propofol combined with sevoflurane anesthesia in Thoroughbred racehorses undergoing arthroscopic...

    Authors: Hirotaka Tokushige, Atsushi Okano, Daisuke Arima, Hideki Ito, Yoshinori Kambayashi, Yohei Minamijima and Minoru Ohta

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:71

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  9. Content type: Research

    The degree of differentiation of mast cell tumours (MCTs) is the most important feature and reflects the morphological characteristics and metastatic potential of the tumour and its likely response to treatmen...

    Authors: Anna Śmiech, Brygida Ślaska, Wojciech Łopuszyński, Agnieszka Jasik, Diana Bochyńska and Roman Dąbrowski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:70

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  10. Content type: Research

    Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is an IgE-mediated dermatitis caused by bites of Culicoides spp., which occurs frequently in horses imported from Iceland to continental Europe. IBH does not occur in Iceland be...

    Authors: Sigurbjörg Torsteinsdottir, Stephan Scheidegger, Silvia Baselgia, Sigridur Jonsdottir, Vilhjalmur Svansson, Sigridur Björnsdottir and Eliane Marti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:69

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  11. Content type: Research

    Pregnancy loss is a major source of infertility in dairy cows. Despite a fertilization rate after insemination (AI) of approximately 90%, calving rates are 30%–50%, indicating the occurrence of extensive embry...

    Authors: Sofia Nyman, Hans Gustafsson and Britt Berglund

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:68

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  12. Content type: Review

    Mammary tumors are the second most common neoplasia in dogs. Due to the high similarity of canine mammary tumors (CMT) to human breast cancers (HBC), human biomarkers of HBC are also detectable in cases of CMT...

    Authors: Ilona Kaszak, Anna Ruszczak, Szymon Kanafa, Kamil Kacprzak, Magdalena Król and Piotr Jurka

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:66

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  13. Content type: Research

    The swine-adapted serovar Choleraesuis of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica is found rarely in domestic pigs in Germany. However, a considerable and increasing number of S. Choleraesuis organisms have been ...

    Authors: Ulrich Methner, Sabine Merbach and Martin Peters

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:65

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  14. Content type: Case report

    The trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) is a brainstem reflex that may be observed in anaesthesia during surgical procedures stimulating the intracranial or peripheral portion of the trigeminal nerve. The peripheral...

    Authors: Luca Bellini, Anna Perazzi, Barbara Carobbi and Ilaria Iacopetti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:64

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  15. Content type: Research

    Lidocaine (LD) is one of the most commonly used local anesthetics for performing arthroscopic surgery and managing of osteoarthritic pain in both human and veterinary medicine. However, over the last years, se...

    Authors: Erika Bianchini, Francesco Mancini, Antonio Di Meo, Anna Stabile, Sandra Buratta, Livia Moscati, Alessandra Pistilli, Claudia Floridi, Marco Pepe and Elisabetta Chiaradia

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:63

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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