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  1. Content type: Research

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is recognized worldwide as an important and economically devastating pathogen in pig production. Although PRRSV is widespread in domestic swine, ther...

    Authors: Arunas Stankevicius, Jurate Buitkuviene, Virginija Sutkiene, Ugne Spancerniene, Ina Pampariene, Arnoldas Pautienius, Vaidas Oberauskas, Henrikas Zilinskas and Judita Zymantiene

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:51

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    Before the onset of fetal thyroid hormone production, the transplacental delivery of maternal thyroid hormones is necessary for embryonic and fetal development. Therefore, the adaptation of maternal thyroid ho...

    Authors: Marie Margarete Meyerholz, Kirsten Mense, Matthias Linden, Mariam Raliou, Olivier Sandra, Hans-Joachim Schuberth, Martina Hoedemaker and Marion Schmicke

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:52

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    Endometritis is a common problem in a broodmare practice, often leading to infertility. The diagnosis is based on several methods such as cytology, bacteriology and histopathology; however the outcome of these...

    Authors: Monika Sikora, Jarosław Król, Marcin Nowak, Tadeusz Stefaniak, Gudmar Aubertsson and Roland Kozdrowski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:50

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  4. Content type: Brief communication

    An outbreak of sudden death of pregnant farmed mink in Finland occurred during the busiest whelping period in the spring of 2013. The affected farms were all located in western Finland in a rather narrow geogr...

    Authors: Mia Biström, Anna-Maria Moisander-Jylhä, Sirpa Heinikainen, Kirsti Pelkola and Mirja Raunio-Saarnisto

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:49

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  5. Content type: Research

    Ulcerations in pigs, as in other farm animals, are considered to be painful and therefore hampering the welfare. Farmers are obliged to provide an intervention to protect animals against unnecessary suffering ...

    Authors: Kristiane Barington, Kristine Dich-Jørgensen and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:48

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Candida spp. are dimorphic fungi in the family Cryptococcaceae. Infections with Candida spp. are usually rare conditions in dogs, but immunocompromised patients have a higher risk for ...

    Authors: Antonello Bufalari, Chiara Maggio, Giulia Moretti, Alberto Crovace, Valentina Stefanetti, Reinhard Konrad Straubinger and Fabrizio Passamonti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:47

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  7. Content type: Case report

    In dogs with canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME), respiratory signs are uncommon and clinical and radiographic signs of interstitial pneumonia are poorly described. However, in human monocytic ehrlichiosis, re...

    Authors: Marjolein Lisette den Toom, Tetyda Paulina Dobak, Els Marion Broens and Chiara Valtolina

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:46

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  8. Content type: Brief communication

    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) commonly refers to blood products which contain a higher platelet (PLT) concentration as compared to normal plasma. Autologous PRP has been shown to be safe and effective in promotin...

    Authors: Riccardo Rinnovati, Noemi Romagnoli, Fabio Gentilini, Carlotta Lambertini and Alessandro Spadari

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:45

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  9. Content type: Research

    Quercetin is one of the best known flavonoids being present in a variety of fruits and vegetables. It has cardioprotective, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic properties. Some s...

    Authors: Ramona Babosova, Hana Duranova, Radoslav Omelka, Veronika Kovacova, Maria Adamkovicova, Birgit Grosskopf, Marcela Capcarova and Monika Martiniakova

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:43

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  10. Content type: Brief communication

    Circulating miRNAs in body fluids, particularly serum, are promising candidates for future routine biomarker profiling in various pathologic conditions in human and veterinary medicine. However, reliable stand...

    Authors: Lucia Unger, Nathalie Fouché, Tosso Leeb, Vincent Gerber and Alicja Pacholewska

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:44

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  11. Content type: Review

    The objective of this review is to evaluate the existing literature with regard to the influence of propofol and remifentanil total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) on cerebral perfusion and oxygenation in healt...

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

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:42

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Myxoma is a very rare benign cardiac tumor in dogs. This is the first description of a cardiac myxoma originating from the left ventricular outflow tract, presumably causing sudden death.

    Authors: Maria Irene de Nijs, Aryan Vink, Wilhelmina Bergmann and Viktor Szatmári

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:41

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  13. Content type: Research

    In dogs with ischaemic stroke, a very common site of infarction is the cerebellum. The aim of this study was to characterise neurological signs in relation to infarct topography in dogs with suspected cerebell...

    Authors: Barbara Thomsen, Laurent Garosi, Geoff Skerritt, Clare Rusbridge, Tim Sparrow, Mette Berendt and Hanne Gredal

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:40

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  14. Content type: Brief communication

    It has been reported that equine recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a state of oxidative stress. Oxidant-antioxidant imbalance is known to increase the conversion of deoxyguanosine to 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguano...

    Authors: Artur Niedzwiedz, Hieronim Borowicz, Lidia Januszewska, Iwona Markiewicz-Gorka and Zbigniew Jaworski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:38

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Hydrops foetalis is defined as excessive fluid accumulation within the foetal extravascular compartments and body cavities. It has been described in human and veterinary medicine, but despite several descripti...

    Authors: Tanja Švara, Vasilij Cociancich, Katarina Šest, Mitja Gombač, Tomislav Paller, Jože Starič and Cord Drögemüller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:36

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  16. Content type: Research

    During the pre-slaughter period, animals experience novel environment and procedures which may cause reduced welfare and suffering. Over the last decades, the slaughter industry has restructured into fewer and...

    Authors: Jan Hultgren, Bo Algers, Sophie Atkinson, Kristian Ellingsen, Sofia Eriksson, Kjartan Hreinsson, Lotta Nordensten, Heidi Valtari and Cecilie Marie Mejdell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:34

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Dysuria in camelids is usually associated with the presence of lower urinary tract disease such as urolithiasis. As another differential diagnosis, urine retention may be caused by neurological disturbances re...

    Authors: Marlene Sickinger, Manuela Hirz, Martin J. Schmidt and Manfred Reinacher

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:33

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  18. Content type: Research

    When companion animals become seriously ill clients may have doubts about treatment choices, if any, and turn to veterinarians for help. But how should veterinarians reply? Influence on clients’ decision-makin...

    Authors: Stine Billeschou Christiansen, Annemarie Thuri Kristensen, Jesper Lassen and Peter Sandøe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:30

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  19. Content type: Research

    Sows’ ability to produce an excessive amount of piglets has shaped modern piglet production and there has been a steady increase in litter size during the last decades. This development has caused some negativ...

    Authors: Emma Andersson, Jenny Frössling, Linda Engblom, Bo Algers and Stefan Gunnarsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:31

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  20. Content type: Research

    Peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological manifestation of canine hypothyroidism. Data concerning electrodiagnostic studies in hypothyroid associated polyneuropathy in dogs are very limited and usu...

    Authors: Elżbieta Gabriela Giza, Marta Płonek, Józef Marian Nicpoń and Marcin Adam Wrzosek

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:32

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  21. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to describe the longevity and causes of mortality in 39 (12 males, 27 females) pedigree adult neutered Labrador retrievers with a median age of 6.5 years at the start of the study and...

    Authors: Vicki Jean Adams, Penny Watson, Stuart Carmichael, Stephen Gerry, Johanna Penell and David Mark Morgan

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:29

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  22. Content type: Brief communication

    Research has revealed the presence of somatic mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of certain types of tumours. As this has not been studied for canine mast cell tumours, the aim of this study was to identif...

    Authors: Anna Śmiech, Brygida Ślaska, Magdalena Surdyka, Ludmiła Grzybowska-Szatkowska, Wojciech Łopuszyński and Dorota Różańska

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:28

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  23. Content type: Research

    Transparent calculation methods are crucial when investigating trends in antimicrobial consumption over time and between populations. Until 2011, one single standardized method was applied when quantifying the...

    Authors: Nana Dupont, Mette Fertner, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Nils Toft and Helle Stege

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:27

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  24. Content type: Brief communication

    Coxiella burnetii is a zoonotic bacterium that infects a wide range of animal species and causes the disease Q fever. Both wild and domestic ruminants may be relevant in the epidemiolo...

    Authors: Xavier Fernández-Aguilar, Óscar Cabezón, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Santiago Lavín and Jorge Ramón López-Olvera

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    High incidences of gastritis and gastric ulceration are observed in sled dogs participating in endurance races. Exercise-induced increases in hormones like gastrin and cortisol have been suggested as possible ...

    Authors: Marte Ekeland Fergestad, Tuva Holt Jahr, Randi I. Krontveit and Ellen Skancke

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:24

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  26. Content type: Case report

    A 6-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback was presented with a 1.5 year history of right forelimb lameness. Clinical, radiological and computed tomographic findings suggested the presence of fragmented medial coronoid ...

    Authors: Lieve Marie Joseph De Rycke, Wilhelmus Sebastianus Johannes Rasenberg, Koen Cirkel, Henri Jacques Johan van Bree and Ingrid Maria Gielen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:25

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  27. Content type: Brief communication

    Salmonella enterica Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is the most common cause of bovine salmonellosis in Japan and where it is also cause of salmonellosis in wi...

    Authors: Yukino Tamamura, Ikuo Uchida, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Yoshinori Nakano, Hidemasa Izumiya, Tatsufumi Takahashi and Naoya Kikuchi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:23

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  28. Content type: Research

    Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) in Eurasian semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) is a multifactorial disease, associated to infectious agents such as Cervid herpesvirus 2 (CvHV2) and vari...

    Authors: Morten Tryland, Solveig Marie Stubsjøen, Erik Ågren, Bernt Johansen and Camilla Kielland

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:22

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  29. Content type: Research

    Uterine contractile activity is very important for many reproductive functions including embryo transport, implantation, gestation and parturition. Abnormal contractility leads to implantation failure, spontan...

    Authors: Włodzimierz Markiewicz, Marek Bogacki, Michał Blitek and Jerzy Jan Jaroszewski

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:20

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  30. Content type: Research

    A prospective randomized study was used to compare surgery times for laparoscopic ovariectomy and salpingectomy in female African lion (Panthera leo) (n = 14) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) (n = 20) and to compar...

    Authors: Marthinus Jacobus Hartman, Eric Monnet, Robert Murco Kirberger and Johan Petrus Schoeman

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:18

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  31. Content type: Research

    Increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment in an aging canine population poses a serious health problem. Identifying risk factors, which may influence the onset of cognitive decline, is becoming increasingl...

    Authors: Stanislav Katina, Jana Farbakova, Aladar Madari, Michal Novak and Norbert Zilka

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:17

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  32. Content type: Research

    Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogen causing severe disease outbreaks in cattle farms. Since 2011, there has been an apparent increase in M. bovis outbreaks among Danish dairy cat...

    Authors: Margarida Arede, Per Kantsø Nielsen, Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed, Tariq Halasa, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen and Nils Toft

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:16

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Several species of trichomonads are intestinal or urogenital parasites of humans and animals, with only a few species typically being located in the oral cavity. The prevalence of oral trichomoniasis in dogs i...

    Authors: Klaudiusz Szczepaniak, Anna Łojszczyk-Szczepaniak, Krzysztof Tomczuk, Tomasz Skrzypek, Barbara Lisiak and Zahrai Abd-Al-Hammza Abbass

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:15

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  34. Content type: Research

    Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are the most common bovine mastitis causing bacteria in many countries. It is known that resistance for antimicrobials is in general more common in CoNS than in Staphylococ...

    Authors: Suvi Taponen, Suvi Nykäsenoja, Tarja Pohjanvirta, Anna Pitkälä and Satu Pyörälä

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    Reducing the occurrence of campylobacteriosis is a food safety issue of high priority, as in recent years it has been the most commonly reported zoonosis in the EU. Livestock farms are of particular interest, ...

    Authors: Birthe Hald, Marianne Nielsine Skov, Eva Møller Nielsen, Carsten Rahbek, Jesper Johannes Madsen, Michael Wainø, Mariann Chriél, Steen Nordentoft, Dorte Lau Baggesen and Mogens Madsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:11

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  36. Content type: Research

    The popularity of alpacas (Vicugna pacos) is increasing in Sweden as well as in other countries; however, knowledge about optimal management practices under Swedish conditions is still limited. The wide age range...

    Authors: Maria Celina Abraham, Johanna Puhakka, Alejandro Ruete, Essraa Mohsen Al-Essawe, Kerstin de Verdier, Jane Margaret Morrell and Renée Båge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:10

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  37. Content type: Research

    Cost-benefit evaluation of measures against respiratory disease in cattle requires accounting with the associated production losses. Investigations of naturally occurring respiratory infections in a herd setti...

    Authors: Thea Blystad Klem, Hans Petter Kjæstad, Eiliv Kummen, Hallstein Holen and Maria Stokstad

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:8

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  38. Content type: Research

    Wounds are regarded as an indicator of reduced welfare in mink production; however, information on the occurrence and significance of wounds is sparse. To provide a basis for assessment and classification of w...

    Authors: Anna Jespersen, Jens Frederik Agger, Tove Clausen, Stine Bertelsen, Henrik Elvang Jensen and Anne Sofie Hammer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:6

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  39. Content type: Case report

    A previously splenectomized dog from Estonia was presented with a sudden lack of appetite and discoloration of the urine. Despite supportive therapy, its condition deteriorated dramatically during 1 day. Sever...

    Authors: Valentina Tiškina, Valentina Capligina, Külli Must, Inese Berzina, Renate Ranka and Pikka Jokelainen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:7

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  40. Content type: Brief communication

    Marine Brucella spp. have been isolated from numerous pinniped and cetacean species, but pathological findings in association with infection with Brucella pinnipedialis in pinnipeds have been sparse. The capacity...

    Authors: Anett Kristin Larsen, Jacques Godfroid and Ingebjørg Helena Nymo

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:9

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  41. Content type: Research

    Yersiniosis is a zoonosis widely distributed in Europe and swine carry different serotypes of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Y. enteroc...

    Authors: Maialen Arrausi-Subiza, Xeider Gerrikagoitia, Vega Alvarez, Jose Carlos Ibabe and Marta Barral

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:4

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Post-operative complications of trocarisation and rumenotomy are the most common causes of peritonitis associated with a rumen disorder. Since horn injury leading to rumen perforation has not previously been r...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christian Gerspach, Manuela Stettler, Daniela Grob and Titus Sydler

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:5

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  43. Content type: Brief communication

    Recently an increase in the population of wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Europe has been observed. This is important from a zoonotic perspective because it influences directly on the spread of many diseases. For the ...

    Authors: Jacek Żmudzki, Artur Jabłoński, Agnieszka Nowak, Sylwia Zębek, Zbigniew Arent, Łukasz Bocian and Zygmunt Pejsak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:3

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