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  1. The increasing popularity of alpacas and llamas outside of South America is undeniable. The associated limited genetic diversity raises questions about health and other genetically determined traits like coat ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Mali Jost, Andrea Knoll, Gesine Lühken, Cord Drögemüller and Patrik Zanolari

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:56

    Content type: Research

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  2. Penicillin is important for treatment of pigs, but data on its absorption and disposition in pigs are sparse. This is reflected by the variation in recommended dosages in the literature. Inadequate dosage may ...

    Authors: Marie Sjölund, Carl Ekstrand, Per Wallgren, Ulf Bondesson, Märit Pringle and Björn Bengtsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:55

    Content type: Research

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  3. Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. To lower the incidence of SSI, antimicrobial prophylaxis is given 30–60 min before certain types of surgeries in both human...

    Authors: Kirsi Johanna Välkki, Katariina Hanne Thomson, Thomas Sven Christer Grönthal, Jouni Juho Tapio Junnila, Merja Hilma Johanna Rantala, Outi Maria Laitinen-Vapaavuori and Sari Helena Mölsä

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:53

    Content type: Research

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  4. Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch) caused by bird schistosome cercariae, released from intermediate host snails, is a common disorder also at higher latitudes. Several cases were observed in the artificial ...

    Authors: Azmi Al-Jubury, Per Kania, Anette Bygum and Kurt Buchmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:54

    Content type: Research

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  5. Environmental changes contribute to the development of ophthalmic diseases in sea turtles, but information on their eye biometrics is scarce. The aim of this study was to describe ophthalmic ultrasonographic f...

    Authors: Caterina Muramoto, Vinícius Cardoso-Brito, Ana Cláudia Raposo, Thais Torres Pires and Arianne Pontes Oriá

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:52

    Content type: Research

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  6. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a zoonotic neurological disease caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), a flavivirus endemic in parts of Europe and Asia. Seroconversion without signs of clinical disea...

    Authors: Elina Andersson, Anna Kendall, Angelika Url, Angelika Auer and Michael Leschnik

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:51

    Content type: Case report

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  7. C-reactive protein (CRP), which is released during tissue damage and inflammation, is a useful nonspecific inflammatory marker in both human and veterinary clinical practice. Veterinarians have often used huma...

    Authors: Takaki Waritani, Dawn Cutler and Jessica Chang

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:50

    Content type: Brief communication

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  8. Congenital bovine chondrodysplasia, also known as bulldog calf syndrome, is characterized by disproportionate growth of bones resulting in a shortened and compressed body, mainly due to reduced length of the s...

    Authors: Joana Gonçalves Pontes Jacinto, Irene Monika Häfliger, Anna Letko, Cord Drögemüller and Jørgen Steen Agerholm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:49

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Microbiological examination of lesions found in slaughtered animals during meat inspection is an important part of public health protection as such lesions may be due to zoonotic agents that can be transmitted...

    Authors: Anna Didkowska, Piotr Żmuda, Ewelina Kwiecień, Magdalena Rzewuska, Daniel Klich, Monika Krajewska-Wędzina, Lucjan Witkowski, Monika Żychska, Aleksandra Kaczmarkowska, Blanka Orłowska and Krzysztof Anusz

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:48

    Content type: Research

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  10. Conventional automated slaughter lines for pigs are organised as disassembly lines with many specialised machines. High costs and capacities make them relevant only for large scale meat production. The ambitio...

    Authors: Ole Alvseike, Miguel Prieto, Per Håkon Bjørnstad and Alex Mason

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:47

    Content type: Brief communication

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  11. Contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) is a significant disease of the ovine foot characterised by severe lameness and progressive separation of the hoof horn capsule from the underlying tissue. Similar to...

    Authors: Philip Christian Tegtmeyer, Gareth James Staton, Nicholas James Evans, Judith Rohde, Teresa Maria Punsmann and Martin Ganter

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:46

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Escherichia coli is an important cause of diarrhea in calves and its diarrheagenic properties are related to presence of certain virulence genes. In this study, the prevalence of virulence genes F5, F17, F41, sta

    Authors: Ji-Hyoung Ryu, SuHee Kim, Jinho Park and Kyoung-Seong Choi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:45

    Content type: Research

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  13. The Sydney system for assessing inflammatory lesions in the gastric mucosa is based on endoscopic and histological examinations. This study aimed to apply the Sydney system to diagnose gastritis in dogs. The s...

    Authors: Jolanta Spużak, Marcin Jankowski, Krzysztof Kubiak, Kamila Glińska-Suchocka and Rafał Ciaputa

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:44

    Content type: Research

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  14. The protein chromogranin A (CgA) is stored and co-released with catecholamines from the stimulated adrenal glands. Increased plasma concentrations of CgA have been shown in people with heart disease. The aim o...

    Authors: Katja Höglund, Jens Häggström, Odd Viking Höglund, Mats Stridsberg, Anna Tidholm and Ingrid Ljungvall

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:43

    Content type: Research

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  15. Canine vector-borne diseases are caused by pathogens transmitted by arthropods including ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies. Many canine vector-borne diseases are of zoonotic importance. This study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Cristina Daniela Cazan, Angela Monica Ionică, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D’Amico, Clara Muñoz, Eduardo Berriatua and Mirabela Oana Dumitrache

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:42

    Content type: Brief communication

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  16. Similar to the situation in other European countries, Danish wild boars may harbour a wide range of pathogens infectious to humans and domestic pigs. Although wild boars must be kept behind fences in Denmark, ...

    Authors: Heidi Huus Petersen, Nao Takeuchi-Storm, Heidi Larsen Enemark, Stine Thorsø Nielsen, Gitte Larsen and Mariann Chriél

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:41

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  17. Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan parasites that cause enteric disease in vertebrates. In pigs, infections are most often asymptomatic, but may result in diarrhoea and poor growth. The most common specie...

    Authors: Emelie Pettersson, Harri Ahola, Jenny Frössling, Per Wallgren and Karin Troell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:40

    Content type: Research

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  18. In the dog, the correct management of parturition and the prompt neonatal evaluation and assistance can reduce the perinatal mortality rates that are particularly high in toy breeds. Newborn evaluation and fac...

    Authors: Jasmine Fusi, Massimo Faustini, Barbara Bolis and Maria Cristina Veronesi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:39

    Content type: Research

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  19. Growing global concerns about antibiotic resistance have generated a considerable interest in the search for alternative environmental-friendly approaches. This study was aimed to assess the antimicrobial acti...

    Authors: Brenda Mora-Sánchez, Héctor Fuertes, José Luis Balcázar and Tania Pérez-Sánchez

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:38

    Content type: Brief communication

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  20. The frequency that cardiac murmurs are identified and recorded in first opinion veterinary practices at the first health check in puppies is unknown. The aims of the study were to assess the agreement between ...

    Authors: Marie Dirkje Beijken van Staveren and Viktor Szatmári

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:37

    Content type: Research

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  21. Streptococcus suis is a major cause of meningitis, arthritis, and pneumonia in pigs worldwide, and an emerging pathogen in humans. In Sweden, S. suis has previously received little attention but has in recent yea...

    Authors: Anna Werinder, Anna Aspán, Annette Backhans, Marie Sjölund, Bengt Guss and Magdalena Jacobson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:36

    Content type: Research

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  22. Respiratory diseases are major health concerns in the pig production sector worldwide, contributing adversely to morbidity and mortality. Over the past years there was a rise in reported incidents of respirato...

    Authors: Liza Miriam Cohen, Carl Andreas Grøntvedt, Thea B. Klem, Stine Margrethe Gulliksen, Birgit Ranheim, Jens Peter Nielsen, Mette Valheim and Camilla Kielland

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:35

    Content type: Research

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  23. Horses may acquire a range of paranasal sinus diseases. Clinical studies show slight differences regarding anatomical regions and age. Histopathological examination of tissue samples could play an important ro...

    Authors: Alexander Schwieder, Christiane Pfarrer, Bernhard Ohnesorge, Carsten Staszyk and Astrid Bienert-Zeit

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:34

    Content type: Research

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  24. In the spring of 2010, it was discovered that a large proportion of broilers in Sweden were colonized with Escherichia coli producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) or plasmid mediated AmpC (pAmpC). It ...

    Authors: Oskar Nilsson, Stefan Börjesson, Annica Landén, Christina Greko and Björn Bengtsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:33

    Content type: Brief communication

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  25. Lissencephaly is a brain malformation characterized by smooth and thickened cerebral surface, which may result in structural epilepsy. Lissencephaly is not common in veterinary medicine. Here, we characterize ...

    Authors: Diego Noé Rodríguez-Sánchez, Giovana Boff Araujo Pinto, Edval Fernando Thomé, Vânia Maria de Vasconcelos Machado and Rogério Martins Amorim

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:32

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Cryopreservation of stallion spermatozoa tends to cause plasma membrane damage due to the low ratio of cholesterol to phospholipids. Gums have been suggested as an alternative cryoprotectant to glycerol for st...

    Authors: Kahynna Cavalcante Loureiro, Isabel Bezerra Lima-Verde, Anders Johannisson, Theodoros Ntallaris, Alessandro Jager, Petr Štěpánek, Marcelo da Costa Mendonça, Patrícia Severino and Jane M. Morrell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:31

    Content type: Research

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  27. Exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs) in dogs is among the most common causes of poisoning in small animal practice, but information about toxicokinetic of these rodenticides in dogs is lacking. We anal...

    Authors: Kristin Opdal Seljetun, Vigdis Vindenes, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Gerd-Wenche Brochmann, Elin Eliassen and Lars Moe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:30

    Content type: Research

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  28. Ultrasonographic documentation of perforated abomasal ulcer has not been published till now. This report describes the clinical, ultrasonographic and postmortem findings in a Jersey cow with type-3 abomasal ul...

    Authors: Christian Gerspach, Carina Oschlies, Jasmin Kuratli and Ueli Braun

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:29

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Parascaris spp. are major gastro-intestinal nematodes that infect foals and can lead to respiratory symptoms, poor growth, and in some cases obstruction of the small intestine and death. Ivermectin resistance has...

    Authors: Maria Bernadeta Studzińska, Guillaume Sallé, Monika Roczeń-Karczmarz, Klaudiusz Szczepaniak, Marta Demkowska-Kutrzepa and Krzysztof Tomczuk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:28

    Content type: Brief communication

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  30. Knowledge on dental disorders in commercial sows is limited although such conditions may have important animal welfare implications. In a pilot study, the dental and periodontal health of 58 sows (Landrace*Yor...

    Authors: Anna Malmsten, Nils Lundeheim and Anne-Marie Dalin

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:27

    Content type: Brief communication

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  31. Streptococcus halichoeri infections have been reported in grey seals, a European badger, a Stellar sea lion and humans, but its presence in companion and fur animals is unknown. Since 2010, S. halichoeri-like bac...

    Authors: Marjut Eklund, Kirsi Aaltonen, Tarja Sironen, Mirja Raunio-Saarnisto, Thomas Grönthal, Heli Nordgren, Anna Pitkälä, Olli Vapalahti and Merja Rantala

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:26

    Content type: Research

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  32. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Marcus Vinicius Candido, Pernilla Syrjä, Susanne Kilpinen and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:25

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:37

  33. Sami reindeer herders have considerable traditional knowledge about a neurological reindeer disease resembling elaphostrongylosis, but the causative agent was not identified prior to the description of the bra...

    Authors: Rebecca K. Davidson, Torill Mørk, Karin E. Holmgren and Antti Oksanen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:24

    Content type: Review

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  34. The tear film is a trilaminar fluid composed mainly of lipids, electrolytes, proteins and water. It is responsible for lubrication, nutrition and protection against microbial and toxic agents. Disruption of an...

    Authors: Jéssica Fontes Veloso, Arianne Pontes Oriá, Ana Cláudia Santos Raposo, Ariane Jesus Lacerda, Cláudia Vital Borges Silva, Larissa Ferreira Lima and Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:23

    Content type: Research

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  35. Male piglets are surgically castrated at a young age primarily to prevent pork meat from being tainted with boar taint, an offensive taste and odor that can be present in uncastrated male pigs. The practice of...

    Authors: Marianne Sødring, Ola Nafstad and Torunn Thauland Håseth

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:22

    Content type: Research

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  36. The role of saliva composition and dietary sugar in development of infundibular caries in equine cheek teeth is not fully understood. This study analysed electrolyte and urea concentrations in saliva in relati...

    Authors: Torbjörn Lundström, Peter Lingström, Ove Wattle, Anette Carlén and Dowen Birkhed

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:21

    Content type: Research

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  37. English bulldogs are known to be prone to skeletal problems, but knowledge is lacking of the effect of these problems on locomotion and function. This study was undertaken to report the conformational, orthopa...

    Authors: Sari Helena Mölsä, Heli Katariina Hyytiäinen, Kaj Mikael Morelius, Maria Katariina Palmu, Tommi Sakari Pesonen and Anu Katriina Lappalainen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:19

    Content type: Research

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  38. Sweden has a long tradition of monitoring occurrence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in both animals and humans, but there currently is no organised and harmonized monitoring on carriage of Enterobacteriaceae...

    Authors: Stefan Börjesson, Lotta Gunnarsson, Annica Landén and Ulrika Grönlund

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:18

    Content type: Brief communication

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  39. Human obesity is linked with systemic inflammation. However, it is still controversial if equines produce more inflammatory cytokines with increasing body weight and if the production of those show breed type ...

    Authors: Dominique Blaue, Carola Schedlbauer, Janine Starzonek, Claudia Gittel, Walter Brehm, Matthias Blüher, Martin Pfeffer and Ingrid Vervuert

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:17

    Content type: Research

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  40. Oestrous synchronisation of cattle has been widely applied to accomplish simultaneous ovulation in animals and facilitate timed artificial insemination. The main aim of this study was to investigate the ovaria...

    Authors: Halldor Felde Berg, Bjørg Heringstad, Anne Hege Alm-Kristiansen, Vilde Granne Kvale, Knut Ingolf Dragset, Andres Waldmann, Erik Ropstad and Elisabeth Kommisrud

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:16

    Content type: Research

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  41. On-farm mortality (unassisted death and euthanasia) is the unwanted loss of animals, and it comes with negative economic consequences. On-farm mortality rates reflect a herd’s animal welfare status. The object...

    Authors: Kaari Reimus, Karin Alvåsen, Ulf Emanuelson, Arvo Viltrop and Kerli Mõtus

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:15

    Content type: Research

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  42. General anaesthesia in pigs maintained with intravenous drugs such as propofol may cause respiratory depression. Alfaxalone gives less respiratory depression than propofol in some species. The aim of the inves...

    Authors: Andreas Lervik, Simen Forr Toverud, Randi Krontveit and Henning Andreas Haga

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:14

    Content type: Research

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  43. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have generated a great amount of interest over the past decade as a novel therapeutic treatment for a variety of diseases. Emerging studies have indicated that MSCs could enhance ...

    Authors: Nathaly Enciso, Luis Avedillo, María Luisa Fermín, Cristina Fragío and Concepción Tejero

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:13

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Ovine laryngeal chondritis is a rare entity of sheep in the USA, Great Britain, New Zealand and Iceland, but has not been reported in Germany so far. Here, two German cases are reported.

    Authors: Wencke Reineking, Teresa Maria Punsmann, Matthias Gerhard Wagener, Jutta Verspohl, Martin Ganter, Wolfgang Baumgärtner and Christina Puff

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:12

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an important microsporidian parasite with zoonotic potential. The present study highlights the impact of encephalitozoonosis on rabbit health in Egypt. Three rabbit farms in Giza, with...

    Authors: Eman Anter Morsy, Heba Mohammed Salem, Marwa Salah Khattab, Dalia Anwar Hamza and Mai Mohammed Abuowarda

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:11

    Content type: Research

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  46. After publication of our article [1] we were notified that due to an error in the excel formula used to summarise the control population, the ID-registry data from the Swedish county Gävleborg was not included...

    Authors: Gudrun Seeberg Boge, Elena Regine Moldal, Maria Dimopoulou, Eystein Skjerve and Annika Bergström

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:10

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:19

  47. The study aimed to compare the gastrointestinal helminthofauna of free-ranging wild boars from arable lands and forests, which are the natural habitats for wild boar in Poland and further to investigate if wil...

    Authors: Paweł Nosal, Jerzy Kowal, Anna Wyrobisz-Papiewska and Marek Wajdzik

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:9

    Content type: Brief communication

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  48. Lymphatic vascular malformations are rare findings in canine patients with six reports available in veterinary literature. Retroperitoneal cystic lymphatic malformations have not been described previously in c...

    Authors: Floor Driessen, Tim Cushing and Stephen John Baines

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:8

    Content type: Case report

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  49. Peste des petits ruminants virus causes a highly contagious disease, which poses enormous economic losses in domestic animals and threatens the conservation of wild herbivores. Diagnosis remains a cornerstone to ...

    Authors: Edson Kinimi, Steven Odongo, Serge Muyldermans, Richard Kock and Gerald Misinzo

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:7

    Content type: Review

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