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  1. Content type: Research

    Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is common in adult horses, particularly those involved in performance disciplines. Currently, detection of EGUS by gastroscopy is the only reliable ante mortem method for d...

    Authors: Michael Hewetson, Ben William Sykes, Gayle Davina Hallowell and Riitta-Mari Tulamo

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:15

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    American Cocker Spaniels are overrepresented among breeds that require surgery as a treatment of end-stage otitis externa. However, the prevalence of otitis externa (OE) in this breed remains unknown. We revie...

    Authors: Mirja Kaimio, Leena Saijonmaa-Koulumies and Outi Laitinen-Vapaavuori

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:14

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  3. Content type: Research

    Outdoor production of poultry is rapidly increasing, which could be associated with increased risks for exposure to different environmental sources of Salmonella. We report a comparison on the occurrence of Salmo...

    Authors: Martin Wierup, Helene Wahlström, Elina Lahti, Helena Eriksson, Désirée S. Jansson, Åsa Odelros and Linda Ernholm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    Migrating plant material is often suspected clinically to be the underlying cause of iliopsoas myositis in the dog, but cannot always be found pre- or intraoperatively. In most cases, recurrence of clinical si...

    Authors: Francesco Birettoni, Domenico Caivano, Mark Rishniw, Giulia Moretti, Francesco Porciello, Maria Elena Giorgi, Alberto Crovace, Erika Bianchini and Antonello Bufalari

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:12

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  5. Content type: Research

    Growing evidence indicates that macro- and microelements in the seminal plasma of humans and various domestic animals are of great importance due to their roles in sperm metabolism, function, survival and oxid...

    Authors: Maja Zakošek Pipan, Janko Mrkun, Breda Jakovac Strajn, Katarina Pavšič Vrtač, Janko Kos, Anja Pišlar and Petra Zrimšek

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:11

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Abscesses in the neck region can result from infection associated with injection of drugs into the neck muscles. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of osteomyelitis of the cervical vertebra and spina...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christian Gerspach, Karolin Kühn, Julia Bünter and Monika Hilbe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:10

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  7. Content type: Brief communication

    Mycobacterium spp. and Rhodococcus equi are generally regarded as the main causes of lymphadenitis in pigs and wild boars. In Poland, mycobacterial submandibular lymphadenitis was first d...

    Authors: Lucjan Witkowski, Blanka Orłowska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Michał Czopowicz, Mirosław Welz, Krzysztof Anusz and Jerzy Kita

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:9

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  8. Content type: Case report

    In cattle, the prognosis of brain abscess is unfavourable and treatment is therefore not recommended. To the knowledge of the authors, there has been no report of successful treatment of a brain abscess in cat...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Alexandra Malbon, Manon Kochan, Barbara Riond, Fredi Janett, Cornelia Iten and Matthias Dennler

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:8

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Dogs develop spontaneous ischaemic stroke with a clinical picture closely resembling human ischaemic stroke patients. Animal stroke models have been developed, but it has proved difficult to translate results ...

    Authors: Barbara Blicher Thomsen, Hanne Gredal, Martin Wirenfeldt, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Bettina Hjelm Clausen, Anders Elm Larsen, Bente Finsen, Mette Berendt and Kate Lykke Lambertsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:7

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  10. Content type: Brief communication

    Avian species are considered as the main reservoir of Campylobacter spp. However, few data are available on the presence of this microorganism in pet birds. This study was therefore performed to determine the pre...

    Authors: Ludovico Dipineto, Luca Borrelli, Antonino Pace, Violante Romano, Stefano D’Orazio, Lorena Varriale, Tamara Pasqualina Russo and Alessandro Fioretti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes significant animal and economic losses worldwide. The infection is difficult to control and PRRSV elimination at local level requires coordina...

    Authors: Poul H. Rathkjen and Johannes Dall

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    Surgical treatment of colic is expensive and complications may occur. Information on the prognosis and the use of the horse after surgery for colic is important for surgeons and owners. Current literature on r...

    Authors: Isa Anna Maria Immonen, Ninja Karikoski, Anna Mykkänen, Tytti Niemelä, Jouni Junnila and Riitta-Mari Tulamo

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:5

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  13. Content type: Research

    The neuroendocrine glycoprotein chromogranin A is a useful biomarker in humans for neuroendocrine tumors and stress. Chromogranin A can be measured in both blood and saliva. The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V. Höglund, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Supranee Jitpean, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt and Ann Pettersson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:1

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation with various manifestations and has been sporadically described in dogs. Clinically the dogs present with nonspecific signs of right heart...

    Authors: Tetyda Paulina Dobak, Gregory Starrak, Kathleen Linn and Elisabeth Christine Roberston Snead

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:3

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  15. Content type: Research

    Various food-producing animals were recognized in recent years as healthy carriers of bacterial pathogens causing human illness. In northern Fennoscandia, the husbandry of semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tar...

    Authors: Sauli Laaksonen, Antti Oksanen, Jérôme Julmi, Claudio Zweifel, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa and Roger Stephan

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    This study investigated differences in kinematic and spatiotemporal variables in Labrador retrievers during introduction to treadmill walking, with the aim to determine the time required for them to become hab...

    Authors: Pia Gustås, Kjerstin Pettersson, Sofia Honkavaara, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt and Anna Byström

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:87

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  17. Content type: Meeting Abstracts

    Authors: Elodie Nemery, Annick Gabriel, Dominique Cassart, Calixte Bayrou, Joëlle Piret, Nadine Antoine, Monika Nilsson, Lars Steinwall, Inger Jacobson, Ângela Martins, Carla Carvalho, Inês Viegas, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Ola L. A. Harrysson, Christopher S. Crimi, David Levine…

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 2):85

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 2

  18. Content type: Brief communication

    Progressive atrophic rhinitis (PAR) in pigs is caused by toxigenic Pasteurella multocida. In Switzerland, PAR is monitored by selective culture of nasal swabs and subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screen...

    Authors: Simone Scherrer, Daniel Frei and Max Michael Wittenbrink

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:83

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  19. Content type: Review

    African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most severe diseases of pigs; it has a drastic impact on the pig industry, causing serious socio-economic consequences to pig farmers and pork producers. In Europe, ther...

    Authors: Silvia Bellini, Domenico Rutili and Vittorio Guberti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:82

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  20. Content type: Research

    Uterine disorders are common postpartum diseases in dairy cows. In practice, uterine treatment is often based on systemic or locally applied antimicrobials with no previous identification of pathogens. Accurat...

    Authors: María Jaureguiberry, Laura Vanina Madoz, Mauricio Javier Giuliodori, Karen Wagener, Isabella Prunner, Tom Grunert, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Marc Drillich and Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:81

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  21. Content type: Research

    Surgery causes a stress response, a physiologic response to trauma. The intraoperative surgical stress response in dogs diagnosed with pyometra has not previously been described. The aim of this study was to i...

    Authors: Odd Viking Höglund, Johanna Lövebrant, Ulf Olsson and Katja Höglund

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:80

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  22. Content type: Research

    In recent years reports from a number of countries, including Sweden, describe problems with diarrhoea in newborn piglets despite the use of previously effective preventive measures. This seemingly altered dis...

    Authors: Jenny Larsson, Nils Fall, Maria Lindberg and Magdalena Jacobson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:77

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  23. Content type: Research

    Acute puerperal metritis affects cows during the early postpartum period and causes fever, fetid vaginal discharge and general depression. The disease is severe and treatment with antimicrobials is often requi...

    Authors: Anna Ordell, Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, Ann Nyman, Hans Gustafsson and Renée Båge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:79

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  24. Content type: Research

    Infections with the three feline haemotropic mycoplasmas Mycoplasma haemofelis, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis cause feline infectious anemia. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Maja Benedicte Rosenqvist, Ann-Katrine Helene Meilstrup, Jesper Larsen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Asger Lundorff Jensen and Line Elnif Thomsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:78

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  25. Content type: Research

    Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been used for many thoracic diseases as an alternate approach to thoracotomy. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical outcome of pneumonectomy using VA...

    Authors: Hai-Feng Liu, Li Gao, Tao Liu, Yan-Jiang and Hong-Bin Wang

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:75

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  26. Content type: Brief communication

    This study investigated the variation in plasma insulin concentration (PIC) in a group of Icelandic horses in training, considered to be healthy and examined possible relationships between PIC and gender, age,...

    Authors: Anna Jansson, Gudrun J. Stéfansdóttir and Sveinn Ragnarsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:76

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  27. Content type: Research

    Recent epidemics of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) produced an unprecedented number of cases in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in European countries, which indicates that these birds are very sensitive to the...

    Authors: Beata Dolka, Artur Żbikowski, Izabella Dolka and Piotr Szeleszczuk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:74

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  28. Content type: Research article

    An oral sugar test (OST) using Karo® Light Corn Syrup has been developed in the USA as a field test for the assessment of insulin dysregulation in horses but the syrup is not available in Scandinavian grocery sto...

    Authors: Sanna Lindåse, Katarina Nostell and Johan Bröjer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):64

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  29. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of chronic pain and dysfunction in older cats. The majority of cats with OA do not show signs of overt lameness, yet cats with orthopaedic disease are known to redistribut...

    Authors: Sarah Stadig, B. Duncan X. Lascelles and Anna Bergh

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):70

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  30. Content type: Research article

    Insulin resistance (IR) in humans is related to hypertension and impaired vasodilation. Insulin administration has been shown to lower blood pressure both in insulin resistant as well as in insulin sensitive i...

    Authors: Katarina E. A. Nostell, Sanna S. Lindåse and Johan T. Bröjer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):65

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  31. Content type: Brief communication

    There are Swedish animal welfare regulations concerning the body condition of horses and general advice on keeping horses including that horses should be fed so that they do not become over- or underweight rel...

    Authors: Peta L. Hitchens, Jan Hultgren, Jenny Frössling, Ulf Emanuelson and Linda J. Keeling

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):61

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  32. Content type: Brief communication

    Optimal body condition in early lactation is generally accepted as a prerequisite for good reproductive performance. Examination of milk progesterone profiles offers an objective method for characterization of...

    Authors: Lisa A. O’Hara, Renée Båge and Kjell Holtenius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):68

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  33. Content type: Research Article

    Dietary sugar and starch affect plasma glucose and insulin concentrations. Little information is available about the effect of dietary fibre on plasma glucose and insulin concentration. It is hypothesized that...

    Authors: Christine Brøkner, Dag Austbø, Jon A. Næsset, Dominique Blache, Knud Erik B. Knudsen, Hanne H. Hansen and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):69

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  34. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and emaciation in horses have major detrimental effects on health and morbidity, reproductive failure, work performance or carcass quality. Scoring is a current management tool used to assess and monit...

    Authors: Severiano R. Silva, Rita Payan-Carreira, Cristina M. Guedes, Simão Coelho and Ana Sofia Santos

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):60

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  35. Content type: Research article

    Systems for estimating body condition score (BCS) are currently used in canine practice to monitor fatness levels. These tools are cheap and easy to use but lack the necessary precision to monitor small change...

    Authors: Rita Payan-Carreira, Luis Martins, Sónia Miranda, Pedro Olivério and Severiano R. Silva

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):58

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  36. Content type: Brief communication

    Malnutrition in fetal life and during suckling have in some animal studies resulted in adaptive changes related to the fat and glucose metabolism, which in the long term might predispose the offspring for meta...

    Authors: Connie F. Matthiesen and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):67

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  37. Content type: Brief communication

    Insulin has been used as a stimulatory factor for in vitro cell culture since many years. Even for routine in vitro embryo production (IVP), insulin is added to the media during different steps. There is a str...

    Authors: Denise Laskowski, Ylva Sjunnesson, Hans Gustafsson, Patrice Humblot, Göran Andersson and Renée Båge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):66

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  38. Content type: Brief communication

    In equids, health and welfare depend on body composition. A growing number of equids are now used as leisure and companion animals, and often found overfeed. The need for a close monitoring of body fatness led...

    Authors: Severiano R. Silva, Rita Payan-Carreira, Miguel Quaresma, Cristina M. Guedes and Ana Sofia Santos

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):62

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  39. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is related to the development of several diseases like insulin resistance and laminitis in horses. The prevalence of obesity among mature Icelandic horses in Denmark has not been investigated previousl...

    Authors: Rasmus B. Jensen, Signe H. Danielsen and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):59

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  40. Content type: Review

    Obesity is now recognised as the most important medical disease in pets worldwide. All current strategies for weight management involve dietary energy restriction with a purpose-formulated diet. Whilst current...

    Authors: Alexander J. German

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):57

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  41. Content type: Research

    Ingestion of geosediment (further referred as sand) may cause weight loss, diarrhea and acute or recurrent colic in horses. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of three treatment protocols in clearing colonic ...

    Authors: Ritva Kaikkonen, Kati Niinistö, Tiina Lindholm and Marja Raekallio

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:73

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  42. Content type: Research

    Visceral hypersensitivity (VH) is a common condition in many gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) in human and animals. Most studies often induce Crohn’s disease/colitis to inv...

    Authors: Adnan Hassan Tahir, Juan Wan, Manoj Kumar Shah, Habibullah Janyaro, Xiao-Jing Li and Ming-Xing Ding

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:72

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  43. Content type: Research

    Respiratory illness is traditionally regarded as the disease of the growing pig, and has historically mainly been associated to bacterial infections with focus on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Actinobacillus pleur...

    Authors: Per Wallgren, Erik Nörregård, Benedicta Molander, Maria Persson and Carl-Johan Ehlorsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:71

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  44. Content type: Research

    Since the re-appearance of wild boars in Sweden in the 1970s, the population has increased. Besides having large litter sizes, puberty at an early age is considered as an important factor contributing to the h...

    Authors: Anna Malmsten and Anne-Marie Dalin

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:55

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  45. Content type: Case report

    True vaginal prolapse is a rare condition in dogs and it is occasionally observed in animals with constipation, dystocia, or forced separation during breeding. If a true prolapse occurs, the bladder, the uteri...

    Authors: Ciprian-Andrei Ober, Cosmin Petru Peștean, Lucia Victoria Bel, Marian Taulescu, Cornel Cătoi, Sidonia Bogdan, Joshua Milgram, Guenter Schwarz and Liviu Ioan Oana

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:54

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Oral rabies vaccination of wildlife has effectively reduced the incidence of rabies in wildlife and has led to the elimination of rabies in large areas of Europe. The safety of oral rabies vaccines has been as...

    Authors: Tiina Nokireki, Martti Nevalainen, Liisa Sihvonen and Tuija Gadd

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:53

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