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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  15. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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

  16. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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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  22. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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

  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  32. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  39. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  40. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  41. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Review

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  44. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  45. 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

    Content type: Brief communication

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