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  1. Research

    Questionnaire survey of detrimental fur animal epidemic necrotic pyoderma in Finland

    In 2007, a previously unrecorded disease, fur animal epidemic necrotic pyoderma (FENP), was detected in farmed mink (Neovision vision), foxes (Vulpes lagopus) and Finnraccoons (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Finlan...

    Heli Nordgren, Katariina Vapalahti, Olli Vapalahti, Antti Sukura and Anna-Maija Virtala

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:54

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  2. Research

    Occurrence of cardiorespiratory diseases and impact on lifespan in Swedish Irish Wolfhounds: a retrospective questionnaire-based study

    According to Swedish animal insurance data, Irish Wolfhounds (IW) are 29 times more likely to die from cardiac causes than the baseline breed. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has a high prevalence in the breed an...

    Lovisa Orleifson, Ingrid Ljungvall, Katja Höglund and Jens Häggström

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:53

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  3. Brief communication

    Pathogenic genotype of major piroplasm surface protein associated with anemia in Theileria orientalis infection in cattle

    Serious disease outbreaks in cattle caused by Theileria orientalis have emerged in the Asia–Pacific region. Genetic variables of the major piroplasm surface protein (MPSP) expressed on the surface of the piroplas...

    Suhee Kim, Do-Hyeon Yu, Jeong-Byoung Chae, Kyoung-Seong Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Kim, Bae-Keun Park, Joon-Seok Chae and Jinho Park

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:51

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  4. Research

    In vitro assessment of the antimicrobial activity of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles against fish pathogens

    Antibiotic resistance is a global issue that threatens public health. The excessive use of antibiotics contributes to this problem as the genes of antibiotic resistance can be transferred between the bacteria ...

    Mohamed Ibrahim Shaalan, Magdy Mohamed El-Mahdy, Sarah Theiner, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:49

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  5. Review

    Current knowledge on feline injection-site sarcoma treatment

    Feline injection-site sarcomas (FISS) are malignant skin tumours of mesenchymal origin, the treatment of which is a challenge for veterinary surgeons. The role of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in FISS...

    Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Anna Wojtalewicz and Roman Lechowski

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:47

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Research

    Survey of interdigital phlegmon outbreaks and their risk factors in free stall dairy herds in Finland

    Severe outbreaks of interdigital phlegmon (IP) associated with a high morbidity and major economic losses have occurred in Finland in the past decade. A survey was performed to indicate the current occurrence ...

    Miia Kontturi, Minna Kujala, Reijo Junni, Erja Malinen, Eija Seuna, Sinikka Pelkonen, Timo Soveri and Heli Simojoki

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:46

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  7. Case report

    Anatomic, histopathologic, and echocardiographic features in a dog with an atypical pulmonary valve stenosis with a fibrous band of tissue and a patent ductus arteriosus

    Congenital pulmonary valve stenosis and patent ductus arteriosus are common congenital heart defects in dogs. However, concurrence of atypical pulmonary valve stenosis and patent ductus arteriosus is uncommon....

    Hakyoung Yoon, Jaehwan Kim, Sang-Soep Nahm and Kidong Eom

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:45

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Research

    Psychometric evaluation of the canine brief pain inventory in a Swedish sample of dogs with pain related to osteoarthritis

    To evaluate intervention, implement evidence-based practice and enhance the welfare of dogs with naturally occurring osteoarthritis (OA), access to valid, reliable and clinically relevant outcome measures is c...

    Ann Essner, Lena Zetterberg, Karin Hellström, Pia Gustås, Hans Högberg and Rita Sjöström

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:44

    Published on: 1 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:50

  9. Research

    Risk factors associated with diarrhea in Danish commercial mink (Neovison vison) during the pre-weaning period

    Pre-weaning diarrhea in mink, also known as “sticky kits”, is a syndrome and outbreaks occur every year on commercial mink farms in all mink producing countries. Morbidity and mortality can be considerable on ...

    Julie Melsted Birch, Jens Frederik Agger, Christina Dahlin, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen, Anne Sofie Hammer, Tina Struve and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:43

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  10. Research

    Experimentally induced subclinical mastitis: are lipopolysaccharide and lipoteichoic acid eliciting similar pain responses?

    Pain accompanying mastitis has gained attention recently as a relevant welfare compromising aspect of disease. Adequate pain recognition and therapy are necessary in the context of a modern and ethically accep...

    Annalisa Elena Jolanda Giovannini, Bart Henricus Philippus van den Borne, Samantha Kay Wall, Olga Wellnitz, Rupert Max Bruckmaier and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:40

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  11. Review

    Neurophysiological assessment of spinal cord injuries in dogs using somatosensory and motor evoked potentials

    Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) are non-invasive neurophysiological tests that reflect the functional integrity of sensory and motor pathways. Despite their extensive...

    Maria Claudia Campos Mello Inglez de Souza, Ricardo José Rodriguez Ferreira, Geni Cristina Fonseca Patricio and Julia Maria Matera

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:37

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Research

    Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography as tools for the investigation of sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) teeth and eye

    Scanning techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are useful tools in veterinary and human medicine. Here we demonstrate the usefulness of these techniques in the study ...

    Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Ole Lajord Munk, Trine Hammer Jensen, Lasse Fast Jensen, Abdi Hedayat and Brian Hansen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:38

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  13. Brief communication

    Determination of reference values and frequency of occurrence of patella alta in German shepherd dogs: a retrospective study

    Patella alta and patella baja are important conditions underlying a predisposition to many joint diseases, including patellar luxation and patellar chondromalacia of the articular cartilage. The frequencies of...

    Anna Łojszczyk-Szczepaniak, Piotr Silmanowicz, Renata Komsta and Zbigniew Osiński

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:36

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  14. Research

    Effect of concrete slats, three mat types and out-wintering pads on performance and welfare of finishing beef steers

    The objective was to investigate the effect of placing mats on concrete slatted floors on performance, behaviour, hoof condition, dirt scores, physiological and immunological variables of beef steers, and to c...

    Bernadette Earley, John D. McNamara, Stephen J. Jerrams and Edward G. O’Riordan

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:34

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  15. Research

    Bacteriological etiology and treatment of mastitis in Finnish dairy herds

    The Finnish dairy herd recording system maintains production and health records of cows and herds. Veterinarians and farmers register veterinary treatments in the system. Milk samples for microbiological analy...

    Johanna Vakkamäki, Suvi Taponen, Anna-Maija Heikkilä and Satu Pyörälä

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:33

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  16. Brief communication

    Experimental tumor growth of canine osteosarcoma cell line on chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (in vivo studies)

    The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model is extensively used in human medicine in preclinical oncological studies. The CAM model has several advantages: low cost, simple experimental approach, tim...

    Magdalena Walewska, Izabella Dolka, Anna Małek, Anna Wojtalewicz, Agata Wojtkowska, Artur Żbikowski, Roman Lechowski and Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:30

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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