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  1. Content type: Brief communication

    Two cases of a previously unreported sperm defect appearing in boar studs in Finland are presented. Spermatozoa showed small particles scattered on their surface with a prevalence decreasing with boar age. Sem...

    Authors: Szabolcs Nagy, Tuire Tamminen, Magnus Andersson and Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:21

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  2. Content type: Research

    Although human studies have shown that inflammation plays a role in the development of congestive heart failure, scarce information exists on white blood cell count (WBC) and differential cell counts in variou...

    Authors: Aleksandra Domanjko Petrič, Tajda Lukman, Barbara Verk and Alenka Nemec Svete

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:20

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  3. Content type: Brief communication

    Brucellosis due to Brucella suis biovar 2 is one of the most important endemic diseases in wild boar (Sus scrofa) populations in Europe. The aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of brucell...

    Authors: Lelde Grantina-Ievina, Jelena Avsejenko, Svetlana Cvetkova, Dita Krastina, Madara Streikisa, Zanete Steingolde, Indra Vevere and Ieva Rodze

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:19

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  4. Content type: Research

    The intracellular bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis is an important pathogen in modern swine production. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a live attenuated L. intracellularis vaccine (Enter...

    Authors: Kati Susanna Peiponen, Birger Taneli Tirkkonen, Jouni Juho Tapio Junnila and Mari Leena Heinonen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:18

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  5. Content type: Research

    Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of anaesthetized pig brains is a useful tool in neuroscience. Stable cerebral blood flow (CBF) is essential for PET, since variations can affect the distribution of s...

    Authors: Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Nora Elisabeth Zois, Mette Simonsen and Ole Lajord Munk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:17

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  6. Content type: Research

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9 are zinc- and calcium-dependent endopeptidases involved in the breakdown and reconstitution of extracellular matrix under both physiological and pathological conditions...

    Authors: Mohsen Hanifeh, Minna Marjaana Rajamäki, Pernilla Syrjä, Laura Mäkitalo, Susanne Kilpinen and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:16

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  7. Content type: Brief communication

    Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that affects both human and animal health. This study was performed to characterize and investigate the prevalence of infection with Anaplasma bovis in Holstein cat...

    Authors: Jinho Park, Du-Gyeong Han, Ji-Hyoung Ryu, Jeong-Byoung Chae, Joon-Seok Chae, Do-Hyeon Yu, Bae-Keun Park, Hyeon-Cheol Kim and Kyoung-Seong Choi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:15

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Spinal cysts are rare findings in veterinary medicine, but they are increasingly recognized due to the availability of advanced imaging techniques. Extradural meningeal cysts in French Bulldogs have not been r...

    Authors: Kiona Sharon de Nies, Ralph Alexander Edwards, Niklas Bergknut, Martijn Beukers and Björn Petrus Meij

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:14

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  9. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is one of the major causes of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. In Europe, food-borne zoonotic transmission of HEV genotype 3 has been associated with domestic pigs and wild boar. Contro...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:13

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:9

  10. Content type: Research

    The zoonotic Orf virus (ORFV; genus Parapoxvirus, Poxviridae family) occurs worldwide and is transmitted between sheep and goats, wildlife and man. Archived tissue samples from 16 Alaskan wildlife cases, represen...

    Authors: Morten Tryland, Kimberlee Beth Beckmen, Kathleen Ann Burek-Huntington, Eva Marie Breines and Joern Klein

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:12

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  11. Content type: Research

    Ultrasonographic appearance of unorganized hyperechoic striations (UHS) has been observed in the canine gastric muscularis layer. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence, sonographic and postm...

    Authors: Hock Gan Heng, Chee Kin Lim, Sarah Steinbach, Meaghan Maureen Broman and Margaret Allan Miller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:11

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  12. Content type: Brief communication

    Production systems with group housing of sows during a part of the lactation are used in certified organic production and can increase the occurrence of lactational estrus thus making batch-wise breeding diffi...

    Authors: Ola Thomsson, Ulf Magnusson, Ann-Sofi Bergqvist, Lena Eliasson-Selling and Ylva Cecilia Björnsdotter Sjunnesson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:10

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  13. Content type: Brief communication

    Yeasts can be used to convert organic food wastes to protein-rich animal feed in order to recapture nutrients. However, the reuse of animal-derived waste poses a risk for the transmission of infectious prions ...

    Authors: David Huyben, Sofia Boqvist, Volkmar Passoth, Lena Renström, Ulrika Allard Bengtsson, Olivier Andréoletti, Anders Kiessling, Torbjörn Lundh and Ivar Vågsholm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    Vasopressors are frequently used to increase blood pressure in order to ensure sufficient cerebral perfusion and oxygenation (CPO) during hypotensive periods in anaesthetized patients. Efficacy depends both on...

    Authors: Mai Louise Grandsgaard Mikkelsen, Rikard Ambrus, Rune Rasmussen, James Edward Miles, Helle Harding Poulsen, Finn Borgbjerg Moltke and Thomas Eriksen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:8

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  15. Content type: Research

    A study of herd-level risk factors for calf mortality in large Swedish dairy herds showed low serum concentrations of α-tocopherol and β-carotene in 1–7 day old calves to be more common in high mortality herds...

    Authors: Maria Torsein, Ann Lindberg, Catarina Svensson, Sören Krogh Jensen, Charlotte Berg and Karin Persson Waller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:7

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  16. Content type: Review

    A multidisciplinary approach is a prerequisite for One Health. Physicians are important players in the One Health team, yet they are often hard to convince of the benefits of the One Health approach. Here, the...

    Authors: Josef D. Järhult

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    Overweight in cats is a major risk factor for diabetes mellitus and has also been associated with other disorders. Overweight and obesity are believed to be increasing problems in cats, as is currently seen in...

    Authors: Malin Öhlund, Malin Palmgren and Bodil Ström Holst

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:5

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  18. Content type: Brief communication

    Insulin dysregulation (ID) with basal or postprandial hyperinsulinemia is one of the key findings in horses and ponies suffering from the equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). Assessment of ID can easily be perform...

    Authors: Tobias Warnken, Julien Delarocque, Svenja Schumacher, Korinna Huber and Karsten Feige

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    Accidental poisoning with anticoagulant rodenticides is not uncommon in dogs, but few reports of the elimination kinetics and half-lives in this species have been published. Our objectives were to develop and ...

    Authors: Kristin Opdal Seljetun, Elin Eliassen, Ritva Karinen, Lars Moe and Vigdis Vindenes

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:3

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  20. Content type: Research

    Having a poor teat-end condition is associated with increased mastitis risk, hence avoiding milking machine settings that have a negative effect on teat-end condition is important for successful dairy producti...

    Authors: Håvard Nørstebø, Amira Rachah, Gunnar Dalen, Odd Rønningen, Anne Cathrine Whist and Olav Reksen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:2

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  21. Content type: Review

    This review discusses food safety aspects of importance from a One Health perspective, focusing on Europe. Using examples of food pathogen/food commodity combinations, spread of antimicrobial resistance in the...

    Authors: Sofia Boqvist, Karin Söderqvist and Ivar Vågsholm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:1

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  22. Content type: Research

    Various characteristics of goats mean they are highly suitable livestock for backyard rearing by people with limited resources. They are a popular livestock choice in India, where they are often kept to supple...

    Authors: Kjersti Selstad Utaaker, Nina Myhr, Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Himanshu Joshi, Anil Kumar and Lucy J. Robertson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:86

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:52

  23. Content type: Research

    For the first time in Sweden, Angiostrongylus vasorum was detected on the island of Sydkoster in foxes and dogs in 2003. After sporadic detection of the parasite in foxes in southern Sweden, the first positive ca...

    Authors: Giulio Grandi, Eva Osterman Lind, Roland Schaper, Erik Ågren and Manuela Schnyder

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:85

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  24. Content type: Review

    Exposure to long-range transported industrial chemicals, climate change and diseases is posing a risk to the overall health and populations of Arctic wildlife. Since local communities are relying on the same m...

    Authors: Christian Sonne, Robert James Letcher, Bjørn Munro Jenssen, Jean-Pierre Desforges, Igor Eulaers, Emilie Andersen-Ranberg, Kim Gustavson, Bjarne Styrishave and Rune Dietz

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:84

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  25. Content type: Brief communication

    Global trends in urbanization are increasing the spread of neglected zoonotic infections such as leptospirosis, and reducing the number of human cases of leptospirosis is best accomplished by controlling the i...

    Authors: Elisabeth Lindahl Rajala, Nosirjon Sattorov, Sofia Boqvist and Ulf Magnusson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:83

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  26. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread occurring parasite infecting warm-blooded animals, including pigs and humans. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of anti-T. gondii

    Authors: Azzurra Santoro, Maarja Tagel, Kärt Must, Miia Laine, Brian Lassen and Pikka Jokelainen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:82

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  27. Content type: Research

    The Danish antibiotic use guidelines for companion animal practice were published by the Danish Veterinary Association in 2012. Since then, national surveillance data indicate a 10% reduction in the total use ...

    Authors: Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Tina Møller Sørensen, Zenia Littau Lilja, Maja Kristensen, Tine Hald and Peter Damborg

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:81

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  28. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of foodborne disease having chickens as an important reservoir. Its control at the farm would lower the contamination of the final products and th...

    Authors: Alexandre Thibodeau, Philippe Fravalo, Audrey Perron, Sylvette Laurent- Lewandowski and Ann Letellier

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:80

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  29. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic relatedness and the antimicrobial resistance profiles of a collection of Austrian Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from companion animals and horses. A...

    Authors: Maximilian Ginders, Michael Leschnik, Frank Künzel, Doris Kampner, Claudia Mikula, Georg Steindl, Inga Eichhorn, Andrea T. Feßler, Stefan Schwarz, Joachim Spergser and Igor Loncaric

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:79

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  30. Content type: Research

    Proteases produced by many microorganisms, including oomycetes, are crucial for their growth and development. They may also play a critical role in disease manifestation. Epizootic ulcerative syndrome is one o...

    Authors: Muhammad Majeed, Gokhlesh Kumar, Sarah Schlosser, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:78

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  31. Content type: Research

    Canine breed conformation may interfere with locomotion and may predispose to orthopedic disease. Bulldogs have a high incidence of orthopedic diseases such as hip dysplasia. Kinetic gait analysis provides an ...

    Authors: Andrés Sebastian Aristizabal Escobar, Alexandre Navarro Alves de Souza, Ana Carolina Brandão de Campos Fonseca Pinto and Julia Maria Matera

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:77

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  32. Content type: Brief communication

    The intention to increase roach (Rutilus rutilus) consumption is in focus for ecological and economic reasons in Finland. However, its safety as food has not been considered comprehensively. We collected and arti...

    Authors: Anu Näreaho, Anna Maria Eriksson-Kallio, Petra Heikkinen, Anna Snellman, Antti Sukura and Perttu Koski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:75

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a sequela to osteochondrosis, whereby the cartilage superficial to the site of osteochondrosis fractures and gives rise to osteochondral fragments in the affected joint. In t...

    Authors: Chee Kin Lim, Jan Fletcher Hawkins, Andrea Lynn Vanderpool, Hock Gan Heng, Caroline Cooper Gillespie Harmon and Stephen Dana Lenz

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:76

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  34. Content type: Research

    Infectious skin disorders are not uncommon in mink. Such disorders are important as they have a negative impact on animal health and welfare as well as on the quality and value of the fur. This study presents ...

    Authors: Bettina Nonnemann, Mariann Chriél, Gitte Larsen, Mette Sif Hansen, Elisabeth Holm and Karl Pedersen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:74

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  35. Content type: Research

    Newly weaned horses in Finland are often moved to unheated loose housing systems in which the weanlings have free access to a paddock and a shelter. This practice is considered to be good for the development o...

    Authors: Reija Junkkari, Heli Simojoki, Minna-Liisa Heiskanen, Sinikka Pelkonen, Satu Sankari, Riitta-Mari Tulamo and Anna Mykkänen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:73

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  36. Content type: Research

    Literature investigating the normal cross-sectional anatomy of rabbits with computed tomography (CT) is sparse and incomplete. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the normal thoracic structures...

    Authors: Désirée Müllhaupt, Sandra Wenger, Patrick Kircher, Nadja Pfammatter, Jean-Michel Hatt and Stefanie Ohlerth

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:72

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  37. Content type: Review

    Osteosarcoma (OSA) is a rare cancer in people. However OSA incidence rates in dogs are 27 times higher than in people. Prognosis in both species is relatively poor, with 5 year OSA survival rates in people not...

    Authors: Siobhan Simpson, Mark David Dunning, Simone de Brot, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Nigel Patrick Mongan and Catrin Sian Rutland

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:71

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  38. Content type: Research

    The Black Forest Draught horse (BFDH) is an endangered German coldblood breed with its origin in the area of the Black Forest in South Germany. In this retrospective study, the influence of the inbreeding coef...

    Authors: Maarit Müller-Unterberg, Sandra Wallmann and Ottmar Distl

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:70

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  39. Content type: Case report

    The study of neoplasia in wildlife species contributes to the understanding of cancer biology, management practices, and comparative pathology. Higher frequencies of neoplasms among captive non-domestic felids...

    Authors: Omar Antonio Gonzales-Viera, Angélica María Sánchez-Sarmiento, Natália Coelho Couto de Azevedo Fernandes, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Rodrigo Albergaria Ressio and José Luiz Catão-Dias

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:69

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  40. Content type: Research

    According to targeted treatment (TT), the whole flock is dewormed based on knowledge of the risk, or parameters that quantify the mean level of infection, whereas according to targeted selective treatment (TST...

    Authors: Tomas Kupcinskas, Inga Stadaliene, Algimantas Paulauskas, Pavelas Trusevicius, Saulius Petkevicius, Johan Höglund and Mindaugas Sarkunas

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:68

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  41. Content type: Research

    In order to determine whether a combination of guaiphenesin, ketamine and xylazine can induce safe and satisfactory anaesthesia in mules undergoing field castration, eight healthy adult intact male mules were ...

    Authors: Cecilia Vullo, Augusto Carluccio, Domenico Robbe, Marina Meligrana, Linda Petrucci and Giuseppe Catone

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:67

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  42. Content type: Research

    Determination of ceruloplasmin (Cp) activity in plasma can provide an objective measure of the health of dairy cows as well as it can be used for various diagnostic purposes. The current study was designed to ...

    Authors: Hussein Awad Hussein and Rudolf Staufenbiel

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:66

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  43. Content type: Brief communication

    Haptoglobin (Hp) and serum amyloid A (SAA) are considered as the major acute phase proteins (APPs) in goats. These APPs have been investigated in several studies during the last decade. In most studies, a colo...

    Authors: Michał Czopowicz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marcin Mickiewicz, Agata Moroz, Lucjan Witkowski, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Daria Reczyńska, Emilia Bagnicka and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:65

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  44. Content type: Research

    Rabies is preventable by pre- and/or post-exposure prophylaxis consisting of series of rabies vaccinations and in some cases the use of immunoglobulins. The success of vaccination can be estimated either by me...

    Authors: Tiina Nokireki, Miia Jakava-Viljanen, Anna-Maija Virtala and Liisa Sihvonen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:64

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Pythiosis is a potentially fatal but non-contagious disease affecting humans and animals living in tropical and subtropical climates, but is also reasonably widespread in temperate climates, throughout the wor...

    Authors: Jessica Sonia Fortin, Michael John Calcutt and Dae Young Kim

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:63

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  46. Content type: Brief communication

    European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) was detected in Finland in a Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) found in the municipality of Inkoo (60°02′45″N, 024°00′20″E). The bat showed neurological signs and was la...

    Authors: Tiina Nokireki, Tarja Sironen, Teemu Smura, Veera Karkamo, Liisa Sihvonen and Tuija Gadd

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:62

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  47. Content type: Brief communication

    While fungal infections of the bovine uterus are well-known diseases in pregnant cattle, very limited knowledge exists on the presence and significance of fungi in the uterus of non-pregnant cows. Presence of ...

    Authors: Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Bent Aalbæk, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Hanne Gervi Pedersen and Jørgen Steen Agerholm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:61

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  48. Content type: Research

    For proper treatment of bacterial infections in mink, knowledge of the causative agents and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns is crucial. The used antimicrobials are in general not registered for min...

    Authors: Nanett Kvist Nikolaisen, Desireé Corvera Kløve Lassen, Mariann Chriél, Gitte Larsen, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen and Karl Pedersen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:60

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  49. Content type: Research

    Animal trypanosomosis is one of the major disease problems affecting agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The impact of the disease is believed to vary with season and agro-ecologies in line with fly vector ...

    Authors: Efrem Degneh, Workineh Shibeshi, Getachew Terefe, Kaleab Asres and Hagos Ashenafi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:59

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  50. Content type: Research

    There is some controversy about the extent of changes in different sperm cell features in stored boar semen, especially regarding the potential role of the DNA fragmentation assay for assessment of sperm ferti...

    Authors: Wiesław Bielas, Wojciech Niżański, Agnieszka Partyka, Anna Rząsa and Ryszard Mordak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:58

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