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  1. Content type: Technical Note

    Acquired aortopulmonary fistulation is a rare condition in humans. It usually results as a late complication of a true or pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta. It is most commonly associated with trauma or sur...

    Authors: V. Saey, T. Vandecasteele, G. van Loon, P. Cornillie, M. Ploeg, C. Delesalle, A. Gröne, I. Gielen, R. Ducatelle and K. Chiers

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:405

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The stress reaction induced by surgery and associated pain may be detrimental for patient recovery and should be minimized. The neuropeptide chromogranin A (CGA) has shown promise as a sensitive biomarker for ...

    Authors: Thanikul Srithunyarat, Odd V. Höglund, Ragnvi Hagman, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt and Ann Pettersson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:381

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Corynebacterium xerosis is a commensal organism found in skin and mucous membranes of humans. It is considered an unusual pathogen, and it is rarely found in human and animal clinical ...

    Authors: Fernando Hernández-León, Jorge Acosta-Dibarrat, Juan Carlos Vázquez-Chagoyán, Pomposo Fernandez Rosas and Roberto Montes de Oca-Jiménez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:358

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Toll like receptors are one of the major innate immune system pathogen recognition systems. There is little data on the expression of the TLR10 member of this family in the horse.

    Authors: Rachael E. Tarlinton, Lauren Alder, Joanna Moreton, Grazieli Maboni, Richard D. Emes and Sabine Tötemeyer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:353

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The camel is a multipurpose animal with a huge productive potential. Camel milk is a key food in arid and semi-arid areas of the African and Asian countries. The quality of milk is influenced by different bact...

    Authors: Tsegalem Abera, Yoseph Legesse, Behar Mummed and Befekadu Urga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:285

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Group A rotaviruses (RVA) are the main cause of neonatal calve diarrhea (NCD) in Morocco. In this study, we isolated RVA strains from NCD clinical samples in order to support RVA disease control in Morocco. Th...

    Authors: Imane Ennima, Ghizlane Sebbar, Bachir Harif, Saaid Amzazi, Chafiqa Loutfi and Nadia Touil

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:261

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A rapid, sensitive, and specific molecular method for the diagnosis of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) infection is important in curbing infectious bronchitis outbreaks in Morocco and other countries.

    Authors: Siham Fellahi, Mehdi El Harrak, Jens H. Kuhn, Ghizlane Sebbar, El Arbi Bouaiti, Khadija Khataby, Ouafae Fassi Fihri, Mohammed El Houadfi and My Mustapha Ennaji

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:231

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Normal wound healing progresses through a series of interdependent physiological events: inflammation, angiogenesis, re-epithelialization, granulation tissue formation and extracellular matrix remodeling. Alte...

    Authors: Jessica Partlow, Anthony Blikslager, Charles Matthews, Mac Law, Joshua Daniels, Rose Baker and Raphael Labens

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:210

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    The intention of the following study was to describe the interrelationship between villagers, domestic animals and wildlife at the Community Forestry Concession of Uaxactún, Guatemala by means of participatory...

    Authors: Samuel Alberto Mérida Ruíz, Dennis Sigfried Guerra Centeno, Edgar Leonel Bailey Leonardo, Karl Rohn, Sarah Kösters and Lothar Kreienbrock

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:207

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    Brucella ovis infection is one of the leading causes of sub fertility and infertility in ovine, been characterized mainly by epididymitis, orchitis and testicular atrophy in rams. This...

    Authors: Luciana Fachini Costa, Moisés Sena Pessoa, Laís Bitencourt Guimarães, Anne Karoene Silva Faria, Rodrigo Pereira Morão, Juliana Pinto da Silva Mol, Luize Néli Nunes Garcia, Anna Christina Almeida, Aurora Maria Guimarães Gouveia, Marcos Xavier Silva, Tatiane Alves Paixão and Renato Lima Santos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:190

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A porcine model of haematogenous Staphylococcus aureus sepsis has previously been established in our research group. In these studies, pigs developed severe sepsis including liver dysfunction during a 48 h study ...

    Authors: Helle G. Olsen, Mads Kjelgaard-Hansen, Pernille Tveden-Nyborg, Malene M. Birck, Karsten P. Hammelev, Andreas Vegge, Bent Aalbæk, Páll S. Leifsson, Henrik E. Jensen, Tine Iburg, Peter M. H. Heegaard and Ole L. Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:99

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Vampire bat-transmitted cattle rabies cases are typically encountered in areas where the disease is endemic. However, over the period of a month in 2009, an outbreak of cattle rabies occurred and then ended sp...

    Authors: Takuya Itou, Toshiharu Fukayama, Nobuyuki Mochizuki, Yuki Kobayashi, Eduardo R. Deberaldini, Adolorata A. B. Carvalho, Fumio H. Ito and Takeo Sakai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:87

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhea in piglets directly affects commercial swine production. The disease results from the interaction of pathogens with the host immune system and is also affected by management procedures. Several pathog...

    Authors: Vera L. A. Ruiz, Josete G. Bersano, Aline F. Carvalho, Márcia H. B. Catroxo, Daniela P. Chiebao, Fábio Gregori, Simone Miyashiro, Alessandra F. C. Nassar, Trícia M. F. S. Oliveira, Renato A. Ogata, Eliana P. Scarcelli and Paloma O. Tonietti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:22

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Two dairy goat farms with high level of lameness in lactating animals were presented for further investigation. Farm 1 and Farm 2 presented with 37 and 67 % morbidity, respectively. Both farms had an all year ...

    Authors: Margit Groenevelt, Katharine Anzuino, Sue Smith, Michael R. F. Lee and Rosemary Grogono-Thomas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:791

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Rational use of drugs in veterinary medicine has numerous benefits, such as increasing efficacy, decreasing the potential adverse effects, reducing risk of drug residue and combating development of microorgani...

    Authors: Takele Beyene, Dagnachew Endalamaw, Yonas Tolossa and Ashenafi Feyisa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:482

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Rabies is a fatal animal disease of significant public health importance. Domestic dogs are the main reservoir and transmitter of this disease particularly in developing countries. Even though rabies is a high...

    Authors: Reta T. Digafe, Legesse G. Kifelew and Abraham F. Mechesso

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:400

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) are the major cause of economic losses in the poultry industry worldwide. Traditionally, antibiotics are used to treat and prevent colibacillosis in broilers. Due to resis...

    Authors: Leon H. Oosterik, Huruma N. Tuntufye, Steven Janssens, Patrick Butaye and Bruno M. Goddeeris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:378

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Equations based on single-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis at 50 kHz for determination of total body water content (TBW) have been previously validated in healthy non-sedated beagle dogs. We investig...

    Authors: Laurence Yaguiyan-Colliard, Caroline Daumas, Patrick Nguyen, Dominique Grandjean, Philippe Cardot, Nathalie Priymenko and Françoise Roux

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:336

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The infectious agent responsible for the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic in Great Britain is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) strain with uniform properties but the origin of thi...

    Authors: Timm Konold, Romolo Nonno, John Spiropoulos, Melanie J Chaplin, Michael J Stack, Steve A C Hawkins, Saira Cawthraw, John W Wilesmith, Gerald A H Wells, Umberto Agrimi, Michele A Di Bari, Olivier Andréoletti, Juan C Espinosa, Patricia Aguilar-Calvo and Juan M Torres

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:312

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Intensive farming of livestock along with recent food scandals and consumer deception have increased awareness about risks for human nutrition. In parallel, the demand for meat obtained under more natural cond...

    Authors: Teresa G Valencak, Lisa Gamsjäger, Sarah Ohrnberger, Nicole J Culbert and Thomas Ruf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:273

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    Brucellosis is a major zoonoses affects wide range of domesticated as well as wild animals. Despite the eradication program of brucellosis in Egypt, the disease is still endemic among cattle, buffaloes, sheep,...

    Authors: Gamal Wareth, Falk Melzer, Herbert Tomaso, Uwe Roesler and Heinrich Neubauer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:212

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Campylobacter jejuni is a leading bacterial cause of food-borne illness in humans. Symptoms range from mild gastroenteritis to dysentery. Contaminated chicken meat is the most common cause of i...

    Authors: Douglas C Hodgins, Neda Barjesteh, Michael St. Paul, Zuchao Ma, Mario A Monteiro and Shayan Sharif

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:204

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The welfare of pet rabbits is an area of growing interest in Europe and the UK. This study analyses questionnaire results from a diverse population of 1254 rabbit owners from three different geographical areas...

    Authors: Nicola J Rooney, Emily J Blackwell, Siobhan M Mullan, Richard Saunders, Paula E Baker, Jenna M Hill, Clare E Sealey, Matthew J Turner and Suzanne DE Held

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:942

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Dwarfism is a condition characterized by shorter stature, at times accompanied by differential skeletal growth proportions relative to the species-typical physical conformation. Causes vary and are well-docume...

    Authors: Shermin de Silva, U Sameera Weerathunga and Tennekoon V Pushpakumara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:933

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    Dog rabies is endemic in most African countries and the risk of human rabies is estimated to be high in Cameroon according to WHO estimations in 2010. This study aimed to describe the circulation rabies virus ...

    Authors: Serge Alain Sadeuh-Mba, Laura Besong, Maurice Demanou, Sévérin Loul, Amadou Nchare and Richard Njouom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:905

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The uncoupling proteins (UCPs) in the mitochondrial inner membrane are members of the mitochondrial anion carrier protein family that play an important role in energy homeostasis. Genetic association studies h...

    Authors: Chihiro Udagawa, Naomi Tada, Junzo Asano, Katsumi Ishioka, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Makoto Bonkobara, Shuichi Tsuchida and Toshinori Omi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:904

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    The Small Hive Beetle (SHB) is considered one of the major threats to the long-term sustainability and economic success of honey bee colonies in Europe. The risk of introduction into the EU had been reported a...

    Authors: Almudena Cepero, Mariano Higes, Amparo Martínez-Salvador, Aránzazu Meana and Raquel Martín-Hernández

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:878

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    The predatory nematophagous fungus Arthrobotrys sinensis (SF53) produces three proteases with nematicidal activity when grown on solid media culture. However, the proteolytic profile produced by this fungus, when...

    Authors: Filippe Elias de Freitas Soares, José Humberto de Queiroz, Fabio Ribeiro Braga, Walter dos Santos Lima, Tatiana Tonini Zamprogno and Jackson Victor de Araújo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:811

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Bluetongue (BT) is an infectious, insect-borne viral disease primarily affecting sheep and occasionally cattle and goats. In Nepal, BT is an emerging disease of economic importance. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Tara Nath Gaire, Surendra Karki, Ishwari Prasad Dhakal, Doj Raj Khanal, Nanda Prakash Joshi, Bishwas Sharma and Richard A Bowen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:691

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Here we present a holistic screening of collapsing colonies from three professional apiaries in Spain. Colonies with typical honey bee depopulation symptoms were selected for multiple possible factors to revea...

    Authors: Almudena Cepero, Jorgen Ravoet, Tamara Gómez-Moracho, José Luis Bernal, Maria J Del Nozal, Carolina Bartolomé, Xulio Maside, Aránzazu Meana, Amelia V González-Porto, Dirk C de Graaf, Raquel Martín-Hernández and Mariano Higes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:649

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Ovine epididymitis is predominantly associated with Brucella ovis infection. Molecular characterization of Brucella spp. achieved by multi-locus variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) analyses (MLVA) have prove...

    Authors: Elaine MS Dorneles, Guilherme N Freire, Maurício G Dasso, Fernando P Poester and Andrey P Lage

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:447

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The survival of the intracellular protozoan parasite Neospora caninum depends on its ability to adapt to changing metabolic conditions of the host cell. Thus, defining cellular and metabolic changes in affected t...

    Authors: Hany M Elsheikha, Mamdowh Alkurashi, Kenny Kong and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:406

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