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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 2

  31. Progressive atrophic rhinitis (PAR) in pigs is caused by toxigenic Pasteurella multocida. In Switzerland, PAR is monitored by selective culture of nasal swabs and subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screen...

    Authors: Simone Scherrer, Daniel Frei and Max Michael Wittenbrink

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:83

    Content type: Brief communication

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  32. African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most severe diseases of pigs; it has a drastic impact on the pig industry, causing serious socio-economic consequences to pig farmers and pork producers. In Europe, ther...

    Authors: Silvia Bellini, Domenico Rutili and Vittorio Guberti

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:82

    Content type: Review

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  33. Uterine disorders are common postpartum diseases in dairy cows. In practice, uterine treatment is often based on systemic or locally applied antimicrobials with no previous identification of pathogens. Accurat...

    Authors: María Jaureguiberry, Laura Vanina Madoz, Mauricio Javier Giuliodori, Karen Wagener, Isabella Prunner, Tom Grunert, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Marc Drillich and Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:81

    Content type: Research

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  34. Surgery causes a stress response, a physiologic response to trauma. The intraoperative surgical stress response in dogs diagnosed with pyometra has not previously been described. The aim of this study was to i...

    Authors: Odd Viking Höglund, Johanna Lövebrant, Ulf Olsson and Katja Höglund

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:80

    Content type: Research

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  35. Acute puerperal metritis affects cows during the early postpartum period and causes fever, fetid vaginal discharge and general depression. The disease is severe and treatment with antimicrobials is often requi...

    Authors: Anna Ordell, Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, Ann Nyman, Hans Gustafsson and Renée Båge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:79

    Content type: Research

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  36. Infections with the three feline haemotropic mycoplasmas Mycoplasma haemofelis, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis cause feline infectious anemia. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Maja Benedicte Rosenqvist, Ann-Katrine Helene Meilstrup, Jesper Larsen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Asger Lundorff Jensen and Line Elnif Thomsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:78

    Content type: Research

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  37. In recent years reports from a number of countries, including Sweden, describe problems with diarrhoea in newborn piglets despite the use of previously effective preventive measures. This seemingly altered dis...

    Authors: Jenny Larsson, Nils Fall, Maria Lindberg and Magdalena Jacobson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:77

    Content type: Research

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  38. This study investigated the variation in plasma insulin concentration (PIC) in a group of Icelandic horses in training, considered to be healthy and examined possible relationships between PIC and gender, age,...

    Authors: Anna Jansson, Gudrun J. Stéfansdóttir and Sveinn Ragnarsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:76

    Content type: Brief communication

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  39. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been used for many thoracic diseases as an alternate approach to thoracotomy. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical outcome of pneumonectomy using VA...

    Authors: Hai-Feng Liu, Li Gao, Tao Liu, Yan-Jiang and Hong-Bin Wang

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:75

    Content type: Research

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  40. Recent epidemics of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) produced an unprecedented number of cases in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in European countries, which indicates that these birds are very sensitive to the...

    Authors: Beata Dolka, Artur Żbikowski, Izabella Dolka and Piotr Szeleszczuk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58:74

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  42. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  43. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  44. 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

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  45. 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

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

  46. Obesity is now recognised as the most important medical disease in pets worldwide. All current strategies for weight management involve dietary energy restriction with a purpose-formulated diet. Whilst current...

    Authors: Alexander J. German

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):57

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 58 Supplement 1

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