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  1. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  5. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Review

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  18. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  19. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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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  23. Mink are an important animal commodity group in Canada and excessive kit mortality represents a significant loss to production. National biosecurity standards have been developed for Canadian mink farms, but i...

    Authors: Nicole Compo, David L. Pearl, Brian Tapscott, Amanda Storer, Jutta Hammermueller, Marina Brash and Patricia V. Turner

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:57

    Content type: Research

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  24. Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease of small ruminants in Asia and Africa. In 2008, a PPR outbreak was reported for the first time in Morocco and a mass vaccination campaign a...

    Authors: Fatima Zohra Fakri, Asmaa Elhajjam, Zahra Bamouh, Mohammed Jazouli, Zineb Boumart, Khalid Tadlaoui, Ouafaa Fassi-Fihri and Mehdi Elharrak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:56

    Content type: Research

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  25. Hypoluteoidism in the bitch is characterized by insufficient production and secretion of progesterone by the corpora lutea. It is a rare pathologic condition and during pregnancy, it leads to embryonic resorpt...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Zedda, Luisa Bogliolo, Elisabetta Antuofermo, Laura Falchi, Federica Ariu, Giovanni Pietro Burrai and Salvatore Pau

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:55

    Content type: Case report

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  26. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:54

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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...

    Authors: Lovisa Orleifson, Ingrid Ljungvall, Katja Höglund and Jens Häggström

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:53

    Content type: Research

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  28. The number and spatial distribution of wild boars (Sus scrofa) has increased remarkably in Sweden as well as in other European countries. To understand the population dynamics of the wild boar, knowledge of its r...

    Authors: Anna Malmsten, Gunnar Jansson, Nils Lundeheim and Anne-Marie Dalin

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:52

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:51

    Content type: Brief communication

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  30. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:49

    Content type: Research

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  31. Presence of significant quantities of gas in the intestines may hinder a proper conduction of abdominal ultrasonography. In humans, preparatory techniques are used to solve this, but measures to avoid ultrason...

    Authors: Kassy Gomes da Silva, Carla de Andrade and Cristina Santos Sotomaior

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:48

    Content type: Brief communication

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  32. 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...

    Authors: Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Anna Wojtalewicz and Roman Lechowski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:47

    Content type: Review

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  33. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:46

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  34. 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....

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:45

    Content type: Case report

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  35. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:44

    Content type: Research

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

  36. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:43

    Content type: Research

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  37. Since the identity of the embryo is of outmost importance during commercial in vitro embryo production, bovine oocytes and embryos have to be cultured strictly per donor. Due to the rather low yield of oocytes...

    Authors: Maaike Catteeuw, Eline Wydooghe, Erik Mullaart, Hiemke M. Knijn and Ann Van Soom

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:41

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:40

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  39. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:38

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:37

    Content type: Review

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  41. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:36

    Content type: Brief communication

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  42. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:34

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:33

    Content type: Research

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  44. Interstitial Cajal cells have been suspected as being the pacemaker cells of smooth muscle motor activity and discharging slow triggering waves in the gut as well as in other organs containing smooth muscles w...

    Authors: Malgorzata Domino, Bartosz Pawlinski, Romuald Zabielski and Zdzislaw Gajewski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:32

    Content type: Research

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  45. Post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is one of the most serious threats for the swine industry worldwide. It is commonly associated with the proliferation of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in the pig intestine. Colistin...

    Authors: Mohamed Rhouma, John Morris Fairbrother, Francis Beaudry and Ann Letellier

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:31

    Content type: Review

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  46. 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...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:30

    Content type: Brief communication

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