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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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    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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    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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    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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    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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    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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  16. 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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    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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