Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Correct identification of forensically important insects, such as flies in the family Calliphoridae, is a crucial step for them to be used as evidence in legal investigations. Traditional identification based on morphology has been effective, but has some limitations...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3516
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In the swine industry, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a highly contagious disease which causes heavy economic losses worldwide. Effective prevention and disease control is an important issue. In this study, we described the construction...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3514
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Background In humans, non-stereotactic frameless neuronavigation systems are used as a topographical tool for non-invasive brain stimulation methods such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS studies in dogs may provide treatment modalities for several...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3425
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Propofol is an intravenous anesthetic commonly used due to its favorable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile. There are discrepancies in the literature about the most appropriate sample for determining propofol concentrations. Although plasma has been used...

["Veterinary Medicine","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3476
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Haemophilus parasuis, the causative agent of Glässer’s disease, has been reported as widespread, but little is known about its epidemiology in the Sichuan province of China. The goal of our research is to reveal the prevalence and distribution of H. parasuis in...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3379
175 downloads
1,077 views

Migratory seabirds face threats from climate change and a variety of anthropogenic disturbances. Although most seabird research has focused on the ecology of individuals at the colony, technological advances now allow researchers to track seabird movements at sea...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3287
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of social relationships on the feed intake, eating behavior, and growth, upon exposure to a novel diet, in Hanwoo (Bos taurus coreanae) heifers during pregnancy. Twenty-four pregnant Hanwoo heifers, averaging...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3329
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Background Opacities of the lens are typical age-related phenomena which have a high influence on photoreception and consequently circadian rhythm. In mouse lemurs, a small bodied non-human primate, a high incidence (more than 50% when >seven years) of cataracts...

["Veterinary Medicine","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3258
79 downloads
354 views

A period of starvation is regarded as a sound practice in aquaculture prior to handling, transportation and harvest, to minimise impacts on welfare and ensure proper hygiene after harvest. However, documentation of welfare issues such as stress following starvation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3273
150 downloads
510 views

Prebiotics are selectively fermentable dietary compounds that result in changes in the composition and/or activity of the intestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefits upon host health. In veterinary medicine, commercially available products containing prebiotics...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3184
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Background Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3198
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The identification of Parrot bornaviruses (PaBV) in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) has not been sufficient to explain the pathogenesis of this fatal disease, since not all infected birds develop clinical signs. Although the most accepted...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3144
88 downloads
386 views

Background The endocrinology of skeletal muscle is highly complex and many issues about hormone action in skeletal muscle are still unresolved. Aim of the work is to improve our knowledge on the relationship between skeletal muscle and 17β-estradiol. Methods The...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3124
91 downloads
511 views

Background Daily rhythmicity has been observed for a number of hormonal and behavioral variables in mammals. It can be entrained by several external factors, such as light-dark cycle and scheduled feeding. In dromedary camels, daily rhythmicity has been documented...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3074
111 downloads
488 views

Rehabilitation of marine turtles in Queensland has multifaceted objectives. It treats individual animals, serves to educate the public, and contributes to conservation. We examined the outcome from rehabilitation, time in rehabilitation, and subsequent recapture...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3132

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