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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Serious injuries accompanied by severe bleeding are life-threatening. Post-traumatic hemorrhage involves the risk of developing coagulopathy. Hemostatic dressings are widely used to minimize bleeding. The appl...

    Authors: Zbigniew Adamiak, Wioletta Krystkiewicz, Andrzej Pomianowski, Danuta Bukowiecka, Waldemar Zubrzycki, Marek Jałyński, Piotr Holak, Joanna Głodek and Paweł Jastrzębski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:29

    Content type: Research

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  16. During anaesthesia and surgery, in particular neurosurgery, preservation of cerebral perfusion and oxygenation (CPO) is essential for normal postoperative brain function. The isolated effects on CPO of either ...

    Authors: Mai Louise Grandsgaard Mikkelsen, Rikard Ambrus, Rune Rasmussen, James Edward Miles, Helle Harding Poulsen, Finn Borgbjerg Moltke and Thomas Eriksen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:27

    Content type: Research

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  17. A homozygous mutation has been identified in the N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) in recent cases of polyneuropathy in Alaskan malamute dogs from the Nordic countries and USA. The objective of the presen...

    Authors: Karin Hultin Jäderlund, Cecilia Rohdin, Mette Berendt, Øyvind Stigen, Merete Fredholm, Arild Espenes, Inge Bjerkås and Lars Moe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:26

    Content type: Brief communication

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  18. Hyaline ring granuloma (HRG) is an uncommon histopathologic finding of unsolved etiopathogenesis. According to the exogenous theory, HRG develops due to implantation of foreign material, most probably indigest...

    Authors: Izabella Dolka, Anna Gruk-Jurka, Piotr Jurka, Beata Dolka and Joanna Bonecka

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:25

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Feed costs are a major expense in the production of beef cattle. Individual variation in the efficiency of feed utilization may be evident through feed efficiency-related phenotypes such as those related to ma...

    Authors: Yuri Regis Montanholi, Livia Sadocco Haas, Kendall Carl Swanson, Brenda Lynn Coomber, Shigeto Yamashiro and Stephen Paul Miller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:24

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:39

  20. Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) is a transmissible disease in semi-domesticated Eurasian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). It is regarded as multifactorial and a single causative pathogen has not yet b...

    Authors: Morten Tryland, Javier Sánchez Romano, Nina Marcin, Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Terje Domaas Josefsen, Karen Kristine Sørensen and Torill Mørk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:23

    Content type: Research

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  21. The dairy industry has undergone substantial structural changes as intensive farming has developed during recent decades. Mastitis continues to be the most common production disease of dairy cows. Nationwide s...

    Authors: Heidi Hiitiö, Johanna Vakkamäki, Heli Simojoki, Tiina Autio, Jouni Junnila, Sinikka Pelkonen and Satu Pyörälä

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:22

    Content type: Research

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  22. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (NSDTRs) are a dog breed often affected by immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD), a disorder characterised by chronic stiffness and joint pain. Most, but not all, dogs wi...

    Authors: Hanna Dorotea Bremer, Anna Hillström, Malin Kånåhols, Ragnvi Hagman and Helene Hansson-Hamlin

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:21

    Content type: Brief communication

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  23. Mammary gland tumors are the most common tumors in sexually intact female dogs; however, they are rare in male dogs. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between sexual hormones and mammary...

    Authors: Soon-Chan Kwon, Dae-Young Yoo, Minho Ko, Kwon-Young Lee, Ho-Hyun Kwak, In-Chul Park, In-Koo Hwang, Jung-Hoon Choi and Jin-Young Chung

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:20

    Content type: Case report

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  24. This study was performed in order to gather recent epidemiological data on feline endoparasites in Swedish cats. Faecal samples from 205 outdoor cats were collected by their owners and submitted to the Nationa...

    Authors: Giulio Grandi, Arianna Comin, Osama Ibrahim, Roland Schaper, Ulrika Forshell and Eva Osterman Lind

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:19

    Content type: Research

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  25. Rabies is a disease of global significance including in the circumpolar Arctic. In Alaska enzootic rabies persist in northern and western coastal areas. Only sporadic cases have occurred in areas outside of th...

    Authors: Falk Huettmann, Emily Elizabeth Magnuson and Karsten Hueffer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:18

    Content type: Research

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  26. Slaughter reindeer are exposed to stress caused by gathering, handling, loading and unloading, and by conditions in vehicles during transport. These stress factors can lead to compromised welfare and trauma su...

    Authors: Sauli Laaksonen, Pikka Jokelainen, Jyrki Pusenius and Antti Oksanen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:17

    Content type: Research

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  27. Sonography is a convenient, non-invasive diagnostic modality in small ruminants, often used in reproductive management, internal medicine, and surgery. Pregnancy diagnostics and imaging anatomy and pathology o...

    Authors: Ammar AlLugami, Kerstin von Pückler, Axel Wehrend and Marlene Sickinger

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:16

    Content type: Brief communication

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  34. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  35. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  36. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  37. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Meeting Abstracts

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