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  1. The disease Fur Animal Necrotizing Pyoderma (FNP) has since 2000 been reported in many fur producing countries including Canada, Finland and Denmark. Development of FNP is characterised by rapidly forming trea...

    Authors: Oliver Legarth Honoré, Ida Sebbelov, Agnethe Wallin, Annemette Petersen, Tove Clausen, Peter Foged Larsen and Anne Sofie Hammer
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:66
  2. Early maternal separation may have long-lasting physiological effects on different organ systems. Although long-lasting effects of early maternal separation are mostly studied in connection with the developmen...

    Authors: Tomaž Snoj, Kaja Blažič, Nika Šehić, Tilen Vake and Gregor Majdič
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:65
  3. Outbreaks of infectious arthritis in young lambs associated with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies dysgalactiae (SDSD) lead to reduced animal welfare, increased use of antibiotics and economic losses for shee...

    Authors: Marit Smistad, Cecilia Wolff, Tore Tollersrud, Vibeke Tømmerberg, Clare Phythian, Annette Hegermann Kampen and Hannah Joan Jørgensen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:64
  4. The aim of this study was to investigate if calves’ play behaviour and non-nutritive sucking behaviour, as indirect measures of welfare status, are associated with the age of the calf when group housed, age wh...

    Authors: Masja Reipurth, Stephanie Kruuse Klausen, Matthew Denwood, Björn Forkman and Hans Houe
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:63
  5. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides. Infection occurs via Mycoplasma-containing droplets and therefore requires close contact between an...

    Authors: Flavio Sacchini, Anne Mariana Liljander, Martin Heller, Elizabeth Jane Poole, Horst Posthaus, Elise Schieck and Joerg Jores
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:62
  6. Dental disease is very common in dogs and veterinary professional dental cleaning and examination, together with daily dental home care, is the foundation for good dental health. To our knowledge, no previous ...

    Authors: Karolina Brunius Enlund, Michaela Karlsson, Carl Brunius, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås, Jeanette Hanson and Ann Pettersson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:61
  7. Digital thermal imaging is a physiologic, non-invasive, contactless, and non-radiating diagnostic tool that can assess a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including hip osteoarthritis (HOA). Fifty poli...

    Authors: João Carlos Agostinho Alves, Ana Margarida Moniz Pereira dos Santos, Patrícia Isabel Figueiredo Jorge, Catarina Falcão Trigoso Vieira Branco Lavrador and L. Miguel Carreira
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:60
  8. Wildlife traps are used in many countries without evaluation of their effect on animal welfare. Trap-capture of wild animals should minimise negative effects on animal welfare, irrespective of whether the anim...

    Authors: Åsa Fahlman, Johan Lindsjö, Therese Arvén Norling, Petter Kjellander, Erik Olof Ågren and Ulrika Alm Bergvall
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:59
  9. In this 4-year prospective observational study, all elbows in a dysplasia screening program including 14,073 dogs were studied using radiographs in two projections. Elbows were evaluated for the presence of me...

    Authors: Arne Magnus Rørvik, Cathrine Trangerud and Jorunn Grondalen
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:58
  10. An overall increase in poaching of white rhinoceros results in captive breeding becoming a significant component of white rhinoceros conservation. However, this type of conservation comes with its own difficul...

    Authors: Angela Buys, Jannie Crafford and Henriette van Heerden
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:57
  11. The increasing popularity of alpacas and llamas outside of South America is undeniable. The associated limited genetic diversity raises questions about health and other genetically determined traits like coat ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Mali Jost, Andrea Knoll, Gesine Lühken, Cord Drögemüller and Patrik Zanolari
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:56
  12. Penicillin is important for treatment of pigs, but data on its absorption and disposition in pigs are sparse. This is reflected by the variation in recommended dosages in the literature. Inadequate dosage may ...

    Authors: Marie Sjölund, Carl Ekstrand, Per Wallgren, Ulf Bondesson, Märit Pringle and Björn Bengtsson
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:55
  13. Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. To lower the incidence of SSI, antimicrobial prophylaxis is given 30–60 min before certain types of surgeries in both human...

    Authors: Kirsi Johanna Välkki, Katariina Hanne Thomson, Thomas Sven Christer Grönthal, Jouni Juho Tapio Junnila, Merja Hilma Johanna Rantala, Outi Maria Laitinen-Vapaavuori and Sari Helena Mölsä
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:53
  14. Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch) caused by bird schistosome cercariae, released from intermediate host snails, is a common disorder also at higher latitudes. Several cases were observed in the artificial ...

    Authors: Azmi Al-Jubury, Per Kania, Anette Bygum and Kurt Buchmann
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:54
  15. Environmental changes contribute to the development of ophthalmic diseases in sea turtles, but information on their eye biometrics is scarce. The aim of this study was to describe ophthalmic ultrasonographic f...

    Authors: Caterina Muramoto, Vinícius Cardoso-Brito, Ana Cláudia Raposo, Thais Torres Pires and Arianne Pontes Oriá
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:52
  16. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a zoonotic neurological disease caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), a flavivirus endemic in parts of Europe and Asia. Seroconversion without signs of clinical disea...

    Authors: Elina Andersson, Anna Kendall, Angelika Url, Angelika Auer and Michael Leschnik
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:51
  17. C-reactive protein (CRP), which is released during tissue damage and inflammation, is a useful nonspecific inflammatory marker in both human and veterinary clinical practice. Veterinarians have often used huma...

    Authors: Takaki Waritani, Dawn Cutler and Jessica Chang
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:50
  18. Congenital bovine chondrodysplasia, also known as bulldog calf syndrome, is characterized by disproportionate growth of bones resulting in a shortened and compressed body, mainly due to reduced length of the s...

    Authors: Joana Gonçalves Pontes Jacinto, Irene Monika Häfliger, Anna Letko, Cord Drögemüller and Jørgen Steen Agerholm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:49
  19. Microbiological examination of lesions found in slaughtered animals during meat inspection is an important part of public health protection as such lesions may be due to zoonotic agents that can be transmitted...

    Authors: Anna Didkowska, Piotr Żmuda, Ewelina Kwiecień, Magdalena Rzewuska, Daniel Klich, Monika Krajewska-Wędzina, Lucjan Witkowski, Monika Żychska, Aleksandra Kaczmarkowska, Blanka Orłowska and Krzysztof Anusz
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:48
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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

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