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  1. Anemia characterized by low hemoglobin concentration (HbC) is common in indoor housed pregnant sows. Iron is essential for hemoglobin synthesis and a number of metabolic processes including DNA synthesis and r...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:60
  2. There is an increased interest in using digital refractometers to indirectly assess colostrum quality of dairy cattle, but knowledge on diagnostic accuracy for Norwegian Red dairy cows is lacking. Recent resea...

    Authors: Julie Føske Johnsen, Johanne Sørby, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Åse Margrethe Sogstad, Ane Nødtvedt and Ingrid Hunter Holmøy
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:59
  3. Finding effective predictors of traits related to boar fertility is essential for increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination systems in pig breeding. The objective of this study was to find associati...

    Authors: Nina Hårdnes Tremoen, Maren Van Son, Ina Andersen-Ranberg, Eli Grindflek, Frøydis Deinboll Myromslien, Ann Helen Gaustad and Dag Inge Våge
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:58
  4. Non-infectious inflammatory (NII) central nervous system (CNS) conditions are primarily diagnosed by the demonstration of inflammatory changes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). However, less-invasive methods a...

    Authors: Susanna Cirera, Emilie Ulrikka Andersen-Ranberg, Sille Langkilde, Maria Aaquist and Hanne Gredal
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:57
  5. The quality of mink feed and raw ingredients affect health and growth. The objectives of this study were to examine the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat mink feed and its raw ingredients, screen the pla...

    Authors: Ulrike Lyhs, Henrik Frandsen, Birgitte Andersen, Bettina Nonnemann, Charlotte Hjulsager, Karl Pedersen and Mariann Chriél
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:56
  6. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is the best-characterized genetic region related to resistance/susceptibility to a wide range of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Evidences suggest that MHC c...

    Authors: Seyed Milad Vahedi, Gholamreza Nikbakht, Shahram Jamshidi, Leila Lankarani, Nika Alimi and Atefeh Esmailnejad
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:55
  7. Infection with Serratia spp. have been associated with mastitis outbreaks in dairy cattle herds. Environmental contamination or a point source, like a teat dip product, have often been observed to be potential so...

    Authors: Mari Johanna Friman, Marjut Hannele Eklund, Anna Helena Pitkälä, Päivi Johanna Rajala-Schultz and Merja Hilma Johanna Rantala
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:54
  8. General knowledge on climate change effects and adaptation strategies has increased significantly in recent years. However, there is still a substantial information gap regarding the influence of climate chang...

    Authors: Anna Omazic, Helena Bylund, Sofia Boqvist, Ann Högberg, Christer Björkman, Morten Tryland, Birgitta Evengård, Anders Koch, Camilla Berggren, Alexander Malogolovkin, Denis Kolbasov, Nataly Pavelko, Tomas Thierfelder and Ann Albihn
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:53
  9. Surgery of obstructive urolithiasis in small ruminants is often unsatisfactory due to postoperative development of strictures. The present study aimed to establish an endoscopic technique for the placement of ...

    Authors: Marlene Sickinger, Reto Neiger and Axel Wehrend
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:52
  10. We investigate here the presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from stool samples of yellow-legged gulls and chickens (n = 136) in urban parks and beaches of Marseille, France. Bacterial isolation w...

    Authors: Edgarthe Priscilla Ngaiganam, Isabelle Pagnier, Wafaa Chaalal, Thongpan Leangapichart, Selma Chabou, Jean-Marc Rolain and Seydina Mouhamadou Diene
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:51
  11. Biofilm production is a well-known causative factor of catheter- and medical device-related sepsis. Its high prevalence in coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) has recently been reported. Information on bio...

    Authors: Sangjun Lee, Jehwi Hwang, Jongwoon Kim, Joonyeop Lee, Hong-Cheul Kim, Haerin Rhim and Jae-Ik Han
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:50
  12. The modern dairy industry routinely generates data on production and disease. Therefore, the use of these cheap and at times even “free” data to predict a given state of welfare in a cost-effective manner is e...

    Authors: Nina Dam Otten, Nils Toft, Peter Thorup Thomsen and Hans Houe
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:49
  13. Toxoplasma gondii is found worldwide, and consumption of undercooked meat is considered a significant risk factor for human infections. In Denmark, little is known about the distribution of T. gondii, but a recen...

    Authors: Stine Thorsø Nielsen, Isabella Linde Westergaard, Grith Kirkhoff Guldbech, Henrik Vedel Nielsen and Maria Vang Johansen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:48
  14. Among the most prominent health problems marring the global poultry industry for several decades are skeletal abnormalities. The aim of this study was to investigate a recent emergence of a novel form of skele...

    Authors: Andrew Olkowski, Chris Wojnarowicz, Boguslaw Olkowski and Bernard Laarveld
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:47
  15. Urocortins (Ucns), peptides belonging to the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) family, are classified into Ucn1, Ucn2, and Ucn3. They are involved in regulating several body functions by binding to two G p...

    Authors: Caterina Squillacioti, Alessandra Pelagalli, Giovanna Liguori and Nicola Mirabella
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:46
  16. Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is one of the most common causes of limb lameness in dogs. Surgical techniques based on tibial osteotomies such as tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosit...

    Authors: William McCartney, Ciprian Ober, Maria Benito and Bryan MacDonald
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:44
  17. Inguinal pain, unexplained hind limb lameness, back pain or behavioural problems in geldings could be attributable to painful neuromas that develop as a consequence of crushing and severing the testicular nerv...

    Authors: Emma Angelina Bengtsdotter, Stina Ekman and Pia Haubro Andersen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:43
  18. Overweight and obesity have been adversely associated with longevity in dogs but there is scarce knowledge on the relation between body composition and lifespan. We aimed to investigate the effects of body com...

    Authors: Johanna Christina Penell, David Mark Morgan, Penny Watson, Stuart Carmichael and Vicki Jean Adams
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:42
  19. Villegas-Glisson/University of Georgia (VG/GA) strain of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is recommended for the initial vaccination of commercially reared turkey poults. However, the vaccine-induced antibody respon...

    Authors: Gholamreza Nikbakht Brujeni, Mohammad Hassanzadeh, Hassan Al-Karagoly, Tohid Tolouei and Atefeh Esmailnejad
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:41
  20. Technical failures and incorrect usage of digital X-ray systems may lead to a decreasing image quality, artefacts and a higher dose exposure of staff and patients. Although there are no regulations regarding c...

    Authors: Gerrit Pöhlmann, Matthias Lüpke, Christian Seiler, Patrick Wefstaedt, Jan-Peter Bach, Ingo Nolte and Hermann Seifert
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:40
  21. Congenital portosystemic shunts in foals are rare and only a small number of cases have been described. Detailed description of the course of the shunt is lacking in earlier reports. This is the first detailed...

    Authors: Dorien Suzanne Willems, Lieuwke Cecilia Kranenburg, Josina Margaretha Ensink, Anne Kummeling, Inge Dagmar Wijnberg and Stefanie Veraa
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:39
  22. Canine leishmaniosis is a disease caused by Leishmania infantum, a vector-borne parasite. Due to the zoonotic potential of canine leishmaniosis, infected dogs must be identified. Serological assays are the most c...

    Authors: Sergio Villanueva-Saz, Asier Basurco, Víctor Martín, Antonio Fernández, Araceli Loste and María Teresa Verde
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:38
  23. Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) and congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) are very rare congenital pulmonary anomalies in veterinary medicine. PH refers to the incomplete pulmonary development due to embryologic imbalanc...

    Authors: Hyun-Jung Han and Jung-Hyun Kim
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:37
  24. Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) is associated with severe diarrhea in calves, winter dysentery in adult cattle, and respiratory diseases in cattle of all ages. This study aimed to investigate the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Jeong-Byoung Chae, Jinho Park, Suk-Han Jung, Jin-Hee Kang, Joon-Seok Chae and Kyoung-Seong Choi
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:36
  25. Thromboelastography (TEG) is a global whole blood hemostasis assay which includes plasma as well as cellular components of hemostasis in the analysis and follows the quality and dynamics of clot development, s...

    Authors: Rebecca Langhorn, Louise Bochsen, Jakob Lundgreen Willesen, Tina Møller Sørensen and Annemarie Thuri Kristensen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:35
  26. Ceruloplasmin (Cp) plays an important role in copper transport and iron metabolism, as well as Cp is also an indicator for the health status of dairy cows. The present study reports the validation of an automa...

    Authors: Hussein Awad Hussein, Jacqueline Bäumer and Rudolf Staufenbiel
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:34
  27. Veterinary remedies are intended to support animals in their recovery from diseases. Treatment outcome depends not only on the general effectiveness of the remedies themselves, but also on other prerequisites....

    Authors: Diana Keller, Isabel Blanco-Penedo, Manon De Joybert and Albert Sundrum
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:30
  28. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a powerful biomarker for inflammation, infection and sepsis. However, no reports have investigated canine CRP (c-CRP) concentration changes after orthopaedic procedures. If c-CRP ch...

    Authors: Nobuo Kanno, Noriyuki Hayakawa, Shuji Suzuki, Yasuji Harada, Takuya Yogo and Yasushi Hara
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:33
  29. Multiple cartilaginous exostoses are a rare, benign, proliferative condition of cartilage and bone. They can be asymptomatic, or they may cause pain, lameness, paresis and even paralysis, depending on their lo...

    Authors: Adriana Czerwik, Agnieszka Olszewska, Barbara Starzomska, Rafał Korta, Manfred Henrich, Marcin Wrzosek and Martin Jürgen Schmidt
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:32
  30. The small, single-stranded positive-sense RNA astroviruses are mostly known to be enteric viruses. In recent years, though, different astroviruses were reported in association with neurological disease in vari...

    Authors: Céline Louise Boujon, Michel Christoph Koch, Ronja Véronique Kauer, Elsbeth Keller-Gautschi, Melanie Michaela Hierweger, Stefan Hoby and Torsten Seuberlich
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:31
  31. Dexamethasone is used for the intra-articular route of administration in management of aseptic arthritis in horses. Despite its widespread use there is very little quantitative data of the disposition and resp...

    Authors: Carl Ekstrand, Ulf Bondesson, Ellen Giving, Mikael Hedeland, Carina Ingvast-Larsson, Stine Jacobsen, Maria Löfgren, Lars Moen, Marie Rhodin, Tonje Saetra and Birgit Ranheim
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:28
  32. The aim of this study was to describe a core needle biopsy technique in the guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) and to assess the incidence of complications when applying this method. Biopsies were taken from the right ...

    Authors: Kamila Glińska-Suchocka, Marcin Jankowski, Krzysztof Kubiak, Jolanta Spużak, Pola Borusewicz and Dominika Kubiak-Nowak
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:27
  33. Pre-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is a severe syndrome, with world-wide occurrence, affecting farmed mink (Neovison vison) kits during the lactation period. Kits affected by PWD often display clinical signs such as: yel...

    Authors: Ronja Mathiesen, Mariann Chriél, Tina Struve and Peter Mikael Helweg Heegaard
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:26
  34. Although artificial insemination (AI) was developed as a means of controlling disease transmission, pathogens can still be transmitted to females in semen used for AI. In addition, bacteria can cause deteriora...

    Authors: Ziyad Al-Kass, Erik Eriksson, Elisabeth Bagge, Margareta Wallgren and Jane Margaret Morrell
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:25
  35. Inflammatory and degenerative activity inside the joint can be studied in vivo by analysis of synovial fluid biomarkers. In addition to pro-inflammatory mediators, several anabolic and anti-inflammatory substa...

    Authors: Tytti Maaria Niemelä, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Jorge Uriel Carmona and Catalina López
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:24
  36. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be collected into ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) or plain tubes. The EDTA content presumably contributes to a better cell preservation. EDTA, however, is reported to cause...

    Authors: Bodil Cathrine Koch, Lea Ophelia Daniels, Line Tang Thomsen, Michelle Brønniche Møller Nielsen, Mette Berendt and Hanne Gredal
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:23
  37. The use of pre- and post-milking teat disinfectants can reduce teat bacterial load and aid in the collection of high-quality milk. The objective of this study was to compare the reduction in bacteria populatio...

    Authors: Sarah Rose Fitzpatrick, Mary Garvey, Jim Flynn, Kieran Jordan and David Gleeson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:21
  38. Long-distance racing is known to cause alterations in haematological and serum biochemical parameters in sled dogs. Given that finishing status reflects the physical condition in dogs completing a race, such v...

    Authors: Tuva Holt Jahr, Marte Ekeland Fergestad, Ola Brynildsrud, Hege Brun-Hansen and Ellen Skancke
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:20
  39. A retrospective case–control study was conducted to estimate breed predisposition for common orthopaedic conditions in 12 popular dog breeds in Norway and Sweden. Orthopaedic conditions investigated were elbow...

    Authors: Gudrun Seeberg Boge, Elena Regine Moldal, Maria Dimopoulou, Eystein Skjerve and Annika Bergström
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:19

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  40. Peritonitis in horses is historically associated with prolonged treatment regimens of broad-spectrum antimicrobials and a guarded prognosis for survival. The condition is most often seen as a secondary complic...

    Authors: Emma Odelros, Anna Kendall, Ylva Hedberg-Alm and John Pringle
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:18
  41. Veterinary studies describing acute kidney injury (AKI) management using renal replacement therapy (RRT) are limited and have primarily focused on intermittent haemodialysis in North American populations. Euro...

    Authors: Maxime Cambournac, Isabelle Goy-Thollot, Julien Guillaumin, Jean-Yves Ayoub, Céline Pouzot-Nevoret, Anthony Barthélemy and Jeanne-Marie Bonnet-Garin
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:17
  42. Hematologic reference intervals are useful tools for interpretation of laboratory results in swine practice and research. Until now, there were no hematologic reference intervals established for gestating Dani...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:16
  43. Seventy-two canine serum samples were analyzed for post-vaccination serum titers of rabies antibodies. The samples were divided into two groups: Group 1 dogs (n = 36) were imported dogs from the Russian Federa...

    Authors: Marianne Kaila, Jasmine Marjoniemi and Tiina Nokireki
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:15
  44. During the production period of laying hens, the number of cracked eggshells increases and the skeleton becomes brittle. Both these problems are related to ageing of the hen and cause economic problems for egg...

    Authors: Anna Wistedt, Yvonne Ridderstråle, Helena Wall and Lena Holm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:14
  45. Three Nordic countries have national breeding programs to reduce the frequency of intervertebral disc disease in dachshunds. The programs include a radiographic examination of the vertebral column and dachshun...

    Authors: Øyvind Stigen, Taizha Ciasca and Øyvor Kolbjørnsen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:13
  46. Lawsonia intracellularis, an obligate intracellular bacterium, causes equine proliferative enteropathy, mainly in horses around weaning. This disease is rarely reported in the Scandinavian countries.

    Authors: Anna Margareta Bohlin, Susanne Nautrup Olsen, Sigrid Hyldahl Laursen, Anna Öhman and Gaby van Galen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:12
  47. The primary objective of this small-scale study was to investigate the occurrence of enteropathogens in sewage (municipal wastewater) in Norway using the commercially available FilmArray® multiplex polymerase cha...

    Authors: Øyvind Ørmen, Kristian Aalberg and Elisabeth Henie Madslien
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:11

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