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  1. Antimicrobial resistant bacteria are emerging biological contaminants of the environment. In aquatic ecosystems, they originate mainly from hospitals, livestock manure and private households sewage water, whic...

    Authors: Laura Borella, Cristian Salogni, Nicoletta Vitale, Federico Scali, Vittorio Maria Moretti, Paolo Pasquali and Giovanni Loris Alborali

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:6

    Content type: Research

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  2. Otocephaly is a rare lethal malformation of the first branchial arch. While the knowledge on the causes of otocephaly in animals is limited, different syndromic forms in man are associated with variants of the PR...

    Authors: Julia Maria Paris, Anna Letko, Irene Monika Häfliger, Tanja Švara, Mitja Gombač, Primož Klinc, Andrej Škibin, Estera Pogorevc and Cord Drögemüller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:5

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Type-5 abomasal ulcer (U5) is a perforated ulcer that causes peritonitis limited to the omental bursa. This retrospective study describes the clinical and laboratory findings in 14 cattle with omental bursitis...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christina Reif, Monika Hilbe and Christian Gerspach

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:4

    Content type: Research

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  4. Reptiles are known to be asymptomatic carriers of Salmonella spp. in their gastrointestinal mucosa and a variety of Salmonella serovars including exotic serovars mainly associated with reptiles as well as human p...

    Authors: Ane Mohn Bjelland, Lena Maria Sandvik, Marianne Muri Skarstein, Linn Svendal and John James Debenham

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:3

    Content type: Research

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  5. Abortion is a major source of economic losses in cattle breeding. Abortion occurs due to a wide range of causes, but infections are the most frequently diagnosed. However, establishing an aetiological diagnosi...

    Authors: Godelind Alma Wolf-Jäckel, Mette Sif Hansen, Gitte Larsen, Elisabeth Holm, Jørgen Steen Agerholm and Tim Kåre Jensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:1

    Content type: Research

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  6. The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the accuracy of different body weight formulas for estimating body weight of Icelandic and Warmblood horses, as well as to assess the associations between the...

    Authors: Rasmus Bovbjerg Jensen, Lucca Louise Rockhold and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:63

    Content type: Research

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  7. The use of cadavers for radiology research methodologies involving subjective image quality evaluation of anatomical criteria is well-documented. The purpose of this method comparison study was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Christin Röttiger, Maren Hellige, Bernhard Ohnesorge and Astrid Bienert-Zeit

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:62

    Content type: Research

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  8. Previous studies have indicated that high piglet blood hemoglobin concentration (HbC) at birth lead to better performance later in life. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the association b...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:61

    Content type: Brief communication

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  9. Anemia characterized by low hemoglobin concentration (HbC) is common in indoor housed pregnant sows. Iron is essential for hemoglobin synthesis and a number of metabolic processes including DNA synthesis and r...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:60

    Content type: Research

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  10. There is an increased interest in using digital refractometers to indirectly assess colostrum quality of dairy cattle, but knowledge on diagnostic accuracy for Norwegian Red dairy cows is lacking. Recent resea...

    Authors: Julie Føske Johnsen, Johanne Sørby, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Åse Margrethe Sogstad, Ane Nødtvedt and Ingrid Hunter Holmøy

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:59

    Content type: Research

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  11. Finding effective predictors of traits related to boar fertility is essential for increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination systems in pig breeding. The objective of this study was to find associati...

    Authors: Nina Hårdnes Tremoen, Maren Van Son, Ina Andersen-Ranberg, Eli Grindflek, Frøydis Deinboll Myromslien, Ann Helen Gaustad and Dag Inge Våge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:58

    Content type: Brief communication

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  12. Non-infectious inflammatory (NII) central nervous system (CNS) conditions are primarily diagnosed by the demonstration of inflammatory changes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). However, less-invasive methods a...

    Authors: Susanna Cirera, Emilie Ulrikka Andersen-Ranberg, Sille Langkilde, Maria Aaquist and Hanne Gredal

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:57

    Content type: Brief communication

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  13. The quality of mink feed and raw ingredients affect health and growth. The objectives of this study were to examine the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat mink feed and its raw ingredients, screen the pla...

    Authors: Ulrike Lyhs, Henrik Frandsen, Birgitte Andersen, Bettina Nonnemann, Charlotte Hjulsager, Karl Pedersen and Mariann Chriél

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:56

    Content type: Research

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  14. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is the best-characterized genetic region related to resistance/susceptibility to a wide range of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Evidences suggest that MHC c...

    Authors: Seyed Milad Vahedi, Gholamreza Nikbakht, Shahram Jamshidi, Leila Lankarani, Nika Alimi and Atefeh Esmailnejad

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:55

    Content type: Research

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  15. Infection with Serratia spp. have been associated with mastitis outbreaks in dairy cattle herds. Environmental contamination or a point source, like a teat dip product, have often been observed to be potential so...

    Authors: Mari Johanna Friman, Marjut Hannele Eklund, Anna Helena Pitkälä, Päivi Johanna Rajala-Schultz and Merja Hilma Johanna Rantala

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:54

    Content type: Research

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  16. General knowledge on climate change effects and adaptation strategies has increased significantly in recent years. However, there is still a substantial information gap regarding the influence of climate chang...

    Authors: Anna Omazic, Helena Bylund, Sofia Boqvist, Ann Högberg, Christer Björkman, Morten Tryland, Birgitta Evengård, Anders Koch, Camilla Berggren, Alexander Malogolovkin, Denis Kolbasov, Nataly Pavelko, Tomas Thierfelder and Ann Albihn

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:53

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  17. Surgery of obstructive urolithiasis in small ruminants is often unsatisfactory due to postoperative development of strictures. The present study aimed to establish an endoscopic technique for the placement of ...

    Authors: Marlene Sickinger, Reto Neiger and Axel Wehrend

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:52

    Content type: Brief communication

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  18. We investigate here the presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from stool samples of yellow-legged gulls and chickens (n = 136) in urban parks and beaches of Marseille, France. Bacterial isolation w...

    Authors: Edgarthe Priscilla Ngaiganam, Isabelle Pagnier, Wafaa Chaalal, Thongpan Leangapichart, Selma Chabou, Jean-Marc Rolain and Seydina Mouhamadou Diene

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:51

    Content type: Research

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  19. Biofilm production is a well-known causative factor of catheter- and medical device-related sepsis. Its high prevalence in coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) has recently been reported. Information on bio...

    Authors: Sangjun Lee, Jehwi Hwang, Jongwoon Kim, Joonyeop Lee, Hong-Cheul Kim, Haerin Rhim and Jae-Ik Han

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:50

    Content type: Brief communication

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  20. The modern dairy industry routinely generates data on production and disease. Therefore, the use of these cheap and at times even “free” data to predict a given state of welfare in a cost-effective manner is e...

    Authors: Nina Dam Otten, Nils Toft, Peter Thorup Thomsen and Hans Houe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:49

    Content type: Research

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  21. Toxoplasma gondii is found worldwide, and consumption of undercooked meat is considered a significant risk factor for human infections. In Denmark, little is known about the distribution of T. gondii, but a recen...

    Authors: Stine Thorsø Nielsen, Isabella Linde Westergaard, Grith Kirkhoff Guldbech, Henrik Vedel Nielsen and Maria Vang Johansen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:48

    Content type: Research

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  22. Among the most prominent health problems marring the global poultry industry for several decades are skeletal abnormalities. The aim of this study was to investigate a recent emergence of a novel form of skele...

    Authors: Andrew Olkowski, Chris Wojnarowicz, Boguslaw Olkowski and Bernard Laarveld

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:47

    Content type: Research

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  23. Urocortins (Ucns), peptides belonging to the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) family, are classified into Ucn1, Ucn2, and Ucn3. They are involved in regulating several body functions by binding to two G p...

    Authors: Caterina Squillacioti, Alessandra Pelagalli, Giovanna Liguori and Nicola Mirabella

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:46

    Content type: Review

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  24. Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is one of the most common causes of limb lameness in dogs. Surgical techniques based on tibial osteotomies such as tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosit...

    Authors: William McCartney, Ciprian Ober, Maria Benito and Bryan MacDonald

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:44

    Content type: Research

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  25. Inguinal pain, unexplained hind limb lameness, back pain or behavioural problems in geldings could be attributable to painful neuromas that develop as a consequence of crushing and severing the testicular nerv...

    Authors: Emma Angelina Bengtsdotter, Stina Ekman and Pia Haubro Andersen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:43

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  30. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  31. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  32. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  33. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  34. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  37. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  41. 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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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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