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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Antimicrobial resistant bacteria are emerging biological contaminants of the environment. In aquatic ecosystems, they originate mainly from hospitals, livestock manure and private households sewage water, whic...

    Authors: Laura Borella, Cristian Salogni, Nicoletta Vitale, Federico Scali, Vittorio Maria Moretti, Paolo Pasquali and Giovanni Loris Alborali

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:6

    Content type: Research

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  33. Otocephaly is a rare lethal malformation of the first branchial arch. While the knowledge on the causes of otocephaly in animals is limited, different syndromic forms in man are associated with variants of the PR...

    Authors: Julia Maria Paris, Anna Letko, Irene Monika Häfliger, Tanja Švara, Mitja Gombač, Primož Klinc, Andrej Škibin, Estera Pogorevc and Cord Drögemüller

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:5

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Type-5 abomasal ulcer (U5) is a perforated ulcer that causes peritonitis limited to the omental bursa. This retrospective study describes the clinical and laboratory findings in 14 cattle with omental bursitis...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christina Reif, Monika Hilbe and Christian Gerspach

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:4

    Content type: Research

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  35. Reptiles are known to be asymptomatic carriers of Salmonella spp. in their gastrointestinal mucosa and a variety of Salmonella serovars including exotic serovars mainly associated with reptiles as well as human p...

    Authors: Ane Mohn Bjelland, Lena Maria Sandvik, Marianne Muri Skarstein, Linn Svendal and John James Debenham

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:3

    Content type: Research

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  36. Abortion is a major source of economic losses in cattle breeding. Abortion occurs due to a wide range of causes, but infections are the most frequently diagnosed. However, establishing an aetiological diagnosi...

    Authors: Godelind Alma Wolf-Jäckel, Mette Sif Hansen, Gitte Larsen, Elisabeth Holm, Jørgen Steen Agerholm and Tim Kåre Jensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the accuracy of different body weight formulas for estimating body weight of Icelandic and Warmblood horses, as well as to assess the associations between the...

    Authors: Rasmus Bovbjerg Jensen, Lucca Louise Rockhold and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:63

    Content type: Research

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  38. The use of cadavers for radiology research methodologies involving subjective image quality evaluation of anatomical criteria is well-documented. The purpose of this method comparison study was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Christin Röttiger, Maren Hellige, Bernhard Ohnesorge and Astrid Bienert-Zeit

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:62

    Content type: Research

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  39. Previous studies have indicated that high piglet blood hemoglobin concentration (HbC) at birth lead to better performance later in life. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the association b...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:61

    Content type: Brief communication

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  40. Anemia characterized by low hemoglobin concentration (HbC) is common in indoor housed pregnant sows. Iron is essential for hemoglobin synthesis and a number of metabolic processes including DNA synthesis and r...

    Authors: Sheeva Bhattarai, Tore Framstad and Jens Peter Nielsen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:60

    Content type: Research

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  41. There is an increased interest in using digital refractometers to indirectly assess colostrum quality of dairy cattle, but knowledge on diagnostic accuracy for Norwegian Red dairy cows is lacking. Recent resea...

    Authors: Julie Føske Johnsen, Johanne Sørby, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Åse Margrethe Sogstad, Ane Nødtvedt and Ingrid Hunter Holmøy

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:59

    Content type: Research

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  42. Finding effective predictors of traits related to boar fertility is essential for increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination systems in pig breeding. The objective of this study was to find associati...

    Authors: Nina Hårdnes Tremoen, Maren Van Son, Ina Andersen-Ranberg, Eli Grindflek, Frøydis Deinboll Myromslien, Ann Helen Gaustad and Dag Inge Våge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:58

    Content type: Brief communication

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  43. Non-infectious inflammatory (NII) central nervous system (CNS) conditions are primarily diagnosed by the demonstration of inflammatory changes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). However, less-invasive methods a...

    Authors: Susanna Cirera, Emilie Ulrikka Andersen-Ranberg, Sille Langkilde, Maria Aaquist and Hanne Gredal

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:57

    Content type: Brief communication

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  44. The quality of mink feed and raw ingredients affect health and growth. The objectives of this study were to examine the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat mink feed and its raw ingredients, screen the pla...

    Authors: Ulrike Lyhs, Henrik Frandsen, Birgitte Andersen, Bettina Nonnemann, Charlotte Hjulsager, Karl Pedersen and Mariann Chriél

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:56

    Content type: Research

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  45. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is the best-characterized genetic region related to resistance/susceptibility to a wide range of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Evidences suggest that MHC c...

    Authors: Seyed Milad Vahedi, Gholamreza Nikbakht, Shahram Jamshidi, Leila Lankarani, Nika Alimi and Atefeh Esmailnejad

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:55

    Content type: Research

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  46. Infection with Serratia spp. have been associated with mastitis outbreaks in dairy cattle herds. Environmental contamination or a point source, like a teat dip product, have often been observed to be potential so...

    Authors: Mari Johanna Friman, Marjut Hannele Eklund, Anna Helena Pitkälä, Päivi Johanna Rajala-Schultz and Merja Hilma Johanna Rantala

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:54

    Content type: Research

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  47. General knowledge on climate change effects and adaptation strategies has increased significantly in recent years. However, there is still a substantial information gap regarding the influence of climate chang...

    Authors: Anna Omazic, Helena Bylund, Sofia Boqvist, Ann Högberg, Christer Björkman, Morten Tryland, Birgitta Evengård, Anders Koch, Camilla Berggren, Alexander Malogolovkin, Denis Kolbasov, Nataly Pavelko, Tomas Thierfelder and Ann Albihn

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:53

    Content type: Research

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  48. Surgery of obstructive urolithiasis in small ruminants is often unsatisfactory due to postoperative development of strictures. The present study aimed to establish an endoscopic technique for the placement of ...

    Authors: Marlene Sickinger, Reto Neiger and Axel Wehrend

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2019 61:52

    Content type: Brief communication

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