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  1. Conventional automated slaughter lines for pigs are organised as disassembly lines with many specialised machines. High costs and capacities make them relevant only for large scale meat production. The ambitio...

    Authors: Ole Alvseike, Miguel Prieto, Per Håkon Bjørnstad and Alex Mason
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:47
  2. Contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) is a significant disease of the ovine foot characterised by severe lameness and progressive separation of the hoof horn capsule from the underlying tissue. Similar to...

    Authors: Philip Christian Tegtmeyer, Gareth James Staton, Nicholas James Evans, Judith Rohde, Teresa Maria Punsmann and Martin Ganter
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:46
  3. Escherichia coli is an important cause of diarrhea in calves and its diarrheagenic properties are related to presence of certain virulence genes. In this study, the prevalence of virulence genes F5, F17, F41, sta

    Authors: Ji-Hyoung Ryu, SuHee Kim, Jinho Park and Kyoung-Seong Choi
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:45
  4. The Sydney system for assessing inflammatory lesions in the gastric mucosa is based on endoscopic and histological examinations. This study aimed to apply the Sydney system to diagnose gastritis in dogs. The s...

    Authors: Jolanta Spużak, Marcin Jankowski, Krzysztof Kubiak, Kamila Glińska-Suchocka and Rafał Ciaputa
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:44
  5. The protein chromogranin A (CgA) is stored and co-released with catecholamines from the stimulated adrenal glands. Increased plasma concentrations of CgA have been shown in people with heart disease. The aim o...

    Authors: Katja Höglund, Jens Häggström, Odd Viking Höglund, Mats Stridsberg, Anna Tidholm and Ingrid Ljungvall
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:43
  6. Canine vector-borne diseases are caused by pathogens transmitted by arthropods including ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies. Many canine vector-borne diseases are of zoonotic importance. This study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Cristina Daniela Cazan, Angela Monica Ionică, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D’Amico, Clara Muñoz, Eduardo Berriatua and Mirabela Oana Dumitrache
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:42
  7. Similar to the situation in other European countries, Danish wild boars may harbour a wide range of pathogens infectious to humans and domestic pigs. Although wild boars must be kept behind fences in Denmark, ...

    Authors: Heidi Huus Petersen, Nao Takeuchi-Storm, Heidi Larsen Enemark, Stine Thorsø Nielsen, Gitte Larsen and Mariann Chriél
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:41
  8. Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan parasites that cause enteric disease in vertebrates. In pigs, infections are most often asymptomatic, but may result in diarrhoea and poor growth. The most common specie...

    Authors: Emelie Pettersson, Harri Ahola, Jenny Frössling, Per Wallgren and Karin Troell
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:40
  9. In the dog, the correct management of parturition and the prompt neonatal evaluation and assistance can reduce the perinatal mortality rates that are particularly high in toy breeds. Newborn evaluation and fac...

    Authors: Jasmine Fusi, Massimo Faustini, Barbara Bolis and Maria Cristina Veronesi
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:39
  10. Growing global concerns about antibiotic resistance have generated a considerable interest in the search for alternative environmental-friendly approaches. This study was aimed to assess the antimicrobial acti...

    Authors: Brenda Mora-Sánchez, Héctor Fuertes, José Luis Balcázar and Tania Pérez-Sánchez
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:38
  11. The frequency that cardiac murmurs are identified and recorded in first opinion veterinary practices at the first health check in puppies is unknown. The aims of the study were to assess the agreement between ...

    Authors: Marie Dirkje Beijken van Staveren and Viktor Szatmári
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:37
  12. Streptococcus suis is a major cause of meningitis, arthritis, and pneumonia in pigs worldwide, and an emerging pathogen in humans. In Sweden, S. suis has previously received little attention but has in recent yea...

    Authors: Anna Werinder, Anna Aspán, Annette Backhans, Marie Sjölund, Bengt Guss and Magdalena Jacobson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:36
  13. Respiratory diseases are major health concerns in the pig production sector worldwide, contributing adversely to morbidity and mortality. Over the past years there was a rise in reported incidents of respirato...

    Authors: Liza Miriam Cohen, Carl Andreas Grøntvedt, Thea B. Klem, Stine Margrethe Gulliksen, Birgit Ranheim, Jens Peter Nielsen, Mette Valheim and Camilla Kielland
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:35
  14. Horses may acquire a range of paranasal sinus diseases. Clinical studies show slight differences regarding anatomical regions and age. Histopathological examination of tissue samples could play an important ro...

    Authors: Alexander Schwieder, Christiane Pfarrer, Bernhard Ohnesorge, Carsten Staszyk and Astrid Bienert-Zeit
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:34
  15. In the spring of 2010, it was discovered that a large proportion of broilers in Sweden were colonized with Escherichia coli producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) or plasmid mediated AmpC (pAmpC). It ...

    Authors: Oskar Nilsson, Stefan Börjesson, Annica Landén, Christina Greko and Björn Bengtsson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:33
  16. Lissencephaly is a brain malformation characterized by smooth and thickened cerebral surface, which may result in structural epilepsy. Lissencephaly is not common in veterinary medicine. Here, we characterize ...

    Authors: Diego Noé Rodríguez-Sánchez, Giovana Boff Araujo Pinto, Edval Fernando Thomé, Vânia Maria de Vasconcelos Machado and Rogério Martins Amorim
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:32
  17. Cryopreservation of stallion spermatozoa tends to cause plasma membrane damage due to the low ratio of cholesterol to phospholipids. Gums have been suggested as an alternative cryoprotectant to glycerol for st...

    Authors: Kahynna Cavalcante Loureiro, Isabel Bezerra Lima-Verde, Anders Johannisson, Theodoros Ntallaris, Alessandro Jager, Petr Štěpánek, Marcelo da Costa Mendonça, Patrícia Severino and Jane M. Morrell
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:31
  18. Exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs) in dogs is among the most common causes of poisoning in small animal practice, but information about toxicokinetic of these rodenticides in dogs is lacking. We anal...

    Authors: Kristin Opdal Seljetun, Vigdis Vindenes, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Gerd-Wenche Brochmann, Elin Eliassen and Lars Moe
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:30
  19. Ultrasonographic documentation of perforated abomasal ulcer has not been published till now. This report describes the clinical, ultrasonographic and postmortem findings in a Jersey cow with type-3 abomasal ul...

    Authors: Christian Gerspach, Carina Oschlies, Jasmin Kuratli and Ueli Braun
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:29
  20. Parascaris spp. are major gastro-intestinal nematodes that infect foals and can lead to respiratory symptoms, poor growth, and in some cases obstruction of the small intestine and death. Ivermectin resistance has...

    Authors: Maria Bernadeta Studzińska, Guillaume Sallé, Monika Roczeń-Karczmarz, Klaudiusz Szczepaniak, Marta Demkowska-Kutrzepa and Krzysztof Tomczuk
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:28
  21. Knowledge on dental disorders in commercial sows is limited although such conditions may have important animal welfare implications. In a pilot study, the dental and periodontal health of 58 sows (Landrace*Yor...

    Authors: Anna Malmsten, Nils Lundeheim and Anne-Marie Dalin
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:27
  22. Streptococcus halichoeri infections have been reported in grey seals, a European badger, a Stellar sea lion and humans, but its presence in companion and fur animals is unknown. Since 2010, S. halichoeri-like bac...

    Authors: Marjut Eklund, Kirsi Aaltonen, Tarja Sironen, Mirja Raunio-Saarnisto, Thomas Grönthal, Heli Nordgren, Anna Pitkälä, Olli Vapalahti and Merja Rantala
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:26
  23. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Marcus Vinicius Candido, Pernilla Syrjä, Susanne Kilpinen and Thomas Spillmann
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:25

    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:37

  24. Sami reindeer herders have considerable traditional knowledge about a neurological reindeer disease resembling elaphostrongylosis, but the causative agent was not identified prior to the description of the bra...

    Authors: Rebecca K. Davidson, Torill Mørk, Karin E. Holmgren and Antti Oksanen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:24
  25. The tear film is a trilaminar fluid composed mainly of lipids, electrolytes, proteins and water. It is responsible for lubrication, nutrition and protection against microbial and toxic agents. Disruption of an...

    Authors: Jéssica Fontes Veloso, Arianne Pontes Oriá, Ana Cláudia Santos Raposo, Ariane Jesus Lacerda, Cláudia Vital Borges Silva, Larissa Ferreira Lima and Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:23
  26. Male piglets are surgically castrated at a young age primarily to prevent pork meat from being tainted with boar taint, an offensive taste and odor that can be present in uncastrated male pigs. The practice of...

    Authors: Marianne Sødring, Ola Nafstad and Torunn Thauland Håseth
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:22
  27. The role of saliva composition and dietary sugar in development of infundibular caries in equine cheek teeth is not fully understood. This study analysed electrolyte and urea concentrations in saliva in relati...

    Authors: Torbjörn Lundström, Peter Lingström, Ove Wattle, Anette Carlén and Dowen Birkhed
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:21
  28. English bulldogs are known to be prone to skeletal problems, but knowledge is lacking of the effect of these problems on locomotion and function. This study was undertaken to report the conformational, orthopa...

    Authors: Sari Helena Mölsä, Heli Katariina Hyytiäinen, Kaj Mikael Morelius, Maria Katariina Palmu, Tommi Sakari Pesonen and Anu Katriina Lappalainen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:19
  29. Sweden has a long tradition of monitoring occurrence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in both animals and humans, but there currently is no organised and harmonized monitoring on carriage of Enterobacteriaceae...

    Authors: Stefan Börjesson, Lotta Gunnarsson, Annica Landén and Ulrika Grönlund
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:18
  30. Human obesity is linked with systemic inflammation. However, it is still controversial if equines produce more inflammatory cytokines with increasing body weight and if the production of those show breed type ...

    Authors: Dominique Blaue, Carola Schedlbauer, Janine Starzonek, Claudia Gittel, Walter Brehm, Matthias Blüher, Martin Pfeffer and Ingrid Vervuert
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:17
  31. Oestrous synchronisation of cattle has been widely applied to accomplish simultaneous ovulation in animals and facilitate timed artificial insemination. The main aim of this study was to investigate the ovaria...

    Authors: Halldor Felde Berg, Bjørg Heringstad, Anne Hege Alm-Kristiansen, Vilde Granne Kvale, Knut Ingolf Dragset, Andres Waldmann, Erik Ropstad and Elisabeth Kommisrud
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:16
  32. On-farm mortality (unassisted death and euthanasia) is the unwanted loss of animals, and it comes with negative economic consequences. On-farm mortality rates reflect a herd’s animal welfare status. The object...

    Authors: Kaari Reimus, Karin Alvåsen, Ulf Emanuelson, Arvo Viltrop and Kerli Mõtus
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:15
  33. General anaesthesia in pigs maintained with intravenous drugs such as propofol may cause respiratory depression. Alfaxalone gives less respiratory depression than propofol in some species. The aim of the inves...

    Authors: Andreas Lervik, Simen Forr Toverud, Randi Krontveit and Henning Andreas Haga
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:14
  34. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have generated a great amount of interest over the past decade as a novel therapeutic treatment for a variety of diseases. Emerging studies have indicated that MSCs could enhance ...

    Authors: Nathaly Enciso, Luis Avedillo, María Luisa Fermín, Cristina Fragío and Concepción Tejero
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:13
  35. Ovine laryngeal chondritis is a rare entity of sheep in the USA, Great Britain, New Zealand and Iceland, but has not been reported in Germany so far. Here, two German cases are reported.

    Authors: Wencke Reineking, Teresa Maria Punsmann, Matthias Gerhard Wagener, Jutta Verspohl, Martin Ganter, Wolfgang Baumgärtner and Christina Puff
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:12
  36. Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an important microsporidian parasite with zoonotic potential. The present study highlights the impact of encephalitozoonosis on rabbit health in Egypt. Three rabbit farms in Giza, with...

    Authors: Eman Anter Morsy, Heba Mohammed Salem, Marwa Salah Khattab, Dalia Anwar Hamza and Mai Mohammed Abuowarda
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:11
  37. After publication of our article [1] we were notified that due to an error in the excel formula used to summarise the control population, the ID-registry data from the Swedish county Gävleborg was not included...

    Authors: Gudrun Seeberg Boge, Elena Regine Moldal, Maria Dimopoulou, Eystein Skjerve and Annika Bergström
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:10

    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:19

  38. The study aimed to compare the gastrointestinal helminthofauna of free-ranging wild boars from arable lands and forests, which are the natural habitats for wild boar in Poland and further to investigate if wil...

    Authors: Paweł Nosal, Jerzy Kowal, Anna Wyrobisz-Papiewska and Marek Wajdzik
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:9
  39. Lymphatic vascular malformations are rare findings in canine patients with six reports available in veterinary literature. Retroperitoneal cystic lymphatic malformations have not been described previously in c...

    Authors: Floor Driessen, Tim Cushing and Stephen John Baines
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:8
  40. Peste des petits ruminants virus causes a highly contagious disease, which poses enormous economic losses in domestic animals and threatens the conservation of wild herbivores. Diagnosis remains a cornerstone to ...

    Authors: Edson Kinimi, Steven Odongo, Serge Muyldermans, Richard Kock and Gerald Misinzo
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:7
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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

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