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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research

    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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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