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  1. Research

    Characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Austrian companion animals and horses

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic relatedness and the antimicrobial resistance profiles of a collection of Austrian Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from companion animals and horses. A...

    Maximilian Ginders, Michael Leschnik, Frank Künzel, Doris Kampner, Claudia Mikula, Georg Steindl, Inga Eichhorn, Andrea T. Feßler, Stefan Schwarz, Joachim Spergser and Igor Loncaric

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:79

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  2. Research

    In vitro investigations on extracellular proteins secreted by Aphanomyces invadans, the causative agent of epizootic ulcerative syndrome

    Proteases produced by many microorganisms, including oomycetes, are crucial for their growth and development. They may also play a critical role in disease manifestation. Epizootic ulcerative syndrome is one o...

    Muhammad Majeed, Gokhlesh Kumar, Sarah Schlosser, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:78

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  3. Research

    Kinetic gait analysis in English Bulldogs

    Canine breed conformation may interfere with locomotion and may predispose to orthopedic disease. Bulldogs have a high incidence of orthopedic diseases such as hip dysplasia. Kinetic gait analysis provides an ...

    Andrés Sebastian Aristizabal Escobar, Alexandre Navarro Alves de Souza, Ana Carolina Brandão de Campos Fonseca Pinto and Julia Maria Matera

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:77

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  4. Brief communication

    High prevalence of zoonotic trematodes in roach (Rutilus rutilus) in the Gulf of Finland

    The intention to increase roach (Rutilus rutilus) consumption is in focus for ecological and economic reasons in Finland. However, its safety as food has not been considered comprehensively. We collected and arti...

    Anu Näreaho, Anna Maria Eriksson-Kallio, Petra Heikkinen, Anna Snellman, Antti Sukura and Perttu Koski

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:75

    Published on: 1 November 2017

  5. Case report

    Osteochondritis dissecans-like lesions of the occipital condyle and cervical articular process joints in a Saddlebred colt horse

    Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a sequela to osteochondrosis, whereby the cartilage superficial to the site of osteochondrosis fractures and gives rise to osteochondral fragments in the affected joint. In t...

    Chee Kin Lim, Jan Fletcher Hawkins, Andrea Lynn Vanderpool, Hock Gan Heng, Caroline Cooper Gillespie Harmon and Stephen Dana Lenz

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:76

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  6. Research

    A comparison of unheated loose housing with stables on the respiratory health of weaned-foals in cold winter conditions: an observational field-study

    Newly weaned horses in Finland are often moved to unheated loose housing systems in which the weanlings have free access to a paddock and a shelter. This practice is considered to be good for the development o...

    Reija Junkkari, Heli Simojoki, Minna-Liisa Heiskanen, Sinikka Pelkonen, Satu Sankari, Riitta-Mari Tulamo and Anna Mykkänen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:73

    Published on: 26 October 2017

  7. Research

    Arcanobacterium phocae infection in mink (Neovison vison), seals (Phoca vitulina, Halichoerus grypus) and otters (Lutra lutra)

    Infectious skin disorders are not uncommon in mink. Such disorders are important as they have a negative impact on animal health and welfare as well as on the quality and value of the fur. This study presents ...

    Bettina Nonnemann, Mariann Chriél, Gitte Larsen, Mette Sif Hansen, Elisabeth Holm and Karl Pedersen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:74

    Published on: 26 October 2017

  8. Research

    Computed tomography of the thorax in rabbits: a prospective study in ten clinically healthy New Zealand White rabbits

    Literature investigating the normal cross-sectional anatomy of rabbits with computed tomography (CT) is sparse and incomplete. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the normal thoracic structures...

    Désirée Müllhaupt, Sandra Wenger, Patrick Kircher, Nadja Pfammatter, Jean-Michel Hatt and Stefanie Ohlerth

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:72

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  9. Review

    Comparative review of human and canine osteosarcoma: morphology, epidemiology, prognosis, treatment and genetics

    Osteosarcoma (OSA) is a rare cancer in people. However OSA incidence rates in dogs are 27 times higher than in people. Prognosis in both species is relatively poor, with 5 year OSA survival rates in people not...

    Siobhan Simpson, Mark David Dunning, Simone de Brot, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Nigel Patrick Mongan and Catrin Sian Rutland

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:71

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  10. Case report

    Fatal haemorrhage and neoplastic thrombosis in a captive African lion (Panthera leo) with metastatic testicular sex cord–stromal tumour

    The study of neoplasia in wildlife species contributes to the understanding of cancer biology, management practices, and comparative pathology. Higher frequencies of neoplasms among captive non-domestic felids...

    Omar Antonio Gonzales-Viera, Angélica María Sánchez-Sarmiento, Natália Coelho Couto de Azevedo Fernandes, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Rodrigo Albergaria Ressio and José Luiz Catão-Dias

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:69

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  11. Research

    A comparison of two different anthelmintic treatment regimens against natural gastrointestinal nematode infections on two Lithuanian sheep farms

    According to targeted treatment (TT), the whole flock is dewormed based on knowledge of the risk, or parameters that quantify the mean level of infection, whereas according to targeted selective treatment (TST...

    Tomas Kupcinskas, Inga Stadaliene, Algimantas Paulauskas, Pavelas Trusevicius, Saulius Petkevicius, Johan Höglund and Mindaugas Sarkunas

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:68

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  12. Research

    Guaiphenesin-ketamine-xylazine infusion to maintain anesthesia in mules undergoing field castration

    In order to determine whether a combination of guaiphenesin, ketamine and xylazine can induce safe and satisfactory anaesthesia in mules undergoing field castration, eight healthy adult intact male mules were ...

    Cecilia Vullo, Augusto Carluccio, Domenico Robbe, Marina Meligrana, Linda Petrucci and Giuseppe Catone

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:67

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  13. Brief communication

    Agreement between commercial assays for haptoglobin and serum amyloid A in goats

    Haptoglobin (Hp) and serum amyloid A (SAA) are considered as the major acute phase proteins (APPs) in goats. These APPs have been investigated in several studies during the last decade. In most studies, a colo...

    Michał Czopowicz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marcin Mickiewicz, Agata Moroz, Lucjan Witkowski, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Daria Reczyńska, Emilia Bagnicka and Jarosław Kaba

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:65

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  14. Case report

    Sublingual pythiosis in a cat

    Pythiosis is a potentially fatal but non-contagious disease affecting humans and animals living in tropical and subtropical climates, but is also reasonably widespread in temperate climates, throughout the wor...

    Jessica Sonia Fortin, Michael John Calcutt and Dae Young Kim

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:63

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  15. Brief communication

    Second case of European bat lyssavirus type 2 detected in a Daubenton’s bat in Finland

    European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) was detected in Finland in a Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) found in the municipality of Inkoo (60°02′45″N, 024°00′20″E). The bat showed neurological signs and was la...

    Tiina Nokireki, Tarja Sironen, Teemu Smura, Veera Karkamo, Liisa Sihvonen and Tuija Gadd

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:62

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  16. Brief communication

    Colonization of the bovine uterus by Candida kefyr

    While fungal infections of the bovine uterus are well-known diseases in pregnant cattle, very limited knowledge exists on the presence and significance of fungi in the uterus of non-pregnant cows. Presence of ...

    Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Bent Aalbæk, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Hanne Gervi Pedersen and Jørgen Steen Agerholm

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:61

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  17. Research

    Antimicrobial resistance among pathogenic bacteria from mink (Neovison vison) in Denmark

    For proper treatment of bacterial infections in mink, knowledge of the causative agents and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns is crucial. The used antimicrobials are in general not registered for min...

    Nanett Kvist Nikolaisen, Desireé Corvera Kløve Lassen, Mariann Chriél, Gitte Larsen, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen and Karl Pedersen

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:60

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  18. Research

    Effect of long-term storage in Safe Cell+ extender on boar sperm DNA integrity and other key sperm parameters

    There is some controversy about the extent of changes in different sperm cell features in stored boar semen, especially regarding the potential role of the DNA fragmentation assay for assessment of sperm ferti...

    Wiesław Bielas, Wojciech Niżański, Agnieszka Partyka, Anna Rząsa and Ryszard Mordak

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:58

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  19. Research

    Bovine trypanosomosis: changes in parasitemia and packed cell volume in dry and wet seasons at Gidami District, Oromia Regional State, western Ethiopia

    Animal trypanosomosis is one of the major disease problems affecting agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The impact of the disease is believed to vary with season and agro-ecologies in line with fly vector ...

    Efrem Degneh, Workineh Shibeshi, Getachew Terefe, Kaleab Asres and Hagos Ashenafi

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:59

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  20. Research

    On-farm biosecurity practices and causes of preweaning mortality in Canadian commercial mink kits

    Mink are an important animal commodity group in Canada and excessive kit mortality represents a significant loss to production. National biosecurity standards have been developed for Canadian mink farms, but i...

    Nicole Compo, David L. Pearl, Brian Tapscott, Amanda Storer, Jutta Hammermueller, Marina Brash and Patricia V. Turner

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:57

    Published on: 8 September 2017

  21. Research

    Susceptibility of Moroccan sheep and goat breeds to peste des petits ruminants virus

    Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease of small ruminants in Asia and Africa. In 2008, a PPR outbreak was reported for the first time in Morocco and a mass vaccination campaign a...

    Fatima Zohra Fakri, Asmaa Elhajjam, Zahra Bamouh, Mohammed Jazouli, Zineb Boumart, Khalid Tadlaoui, Ouafaa Fassi-Fihri and Mehdi Elharrak

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:56

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  22. Case report

    Hypoluteoidism in a dog associated with recurrent mammary fibroadenoma stimulated by progestin therapy

    Hypoluteoidism in the bitch is characterized by insufficient production and secretion of progesterone by the corpora lutea. It is a rare pathologic condition and during pregnancy, it leads to embryonic resorpt...

    Maria Teresa Zedda, Luisa Bogliolo, Elisabetta Antuofermo, Laura Falchi, Federica Ariu, Giovanni Pietro Burrai and Salvatore Pau

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2017 59:55

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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