Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Organic waste is one of the most important anthropogenic food subsidies used by different species. However, there is little information about the health impact that rubbish dumps produce on species foraging in these sites. Methods We studied the effect...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4645
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Idiopathic chronic enterocolitis (ICE) is one of the most commonly encountered and difficult to manage diseases of captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). The etiology is not well understood, but perturbations in gut microbial communities have been implicated....

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4612
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Animal borne rabies virus is a source of infection in humans, and raccoons (Procyon lotor) are the primary terrestrial reservoir in West Virginia (WV). To assess the behavior and status of raccoon variant rabies virus (RRV) cases in WV, a longitudinal analysis...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4574
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Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS) are most commonly isolated from subclinical mastitis. Different NAS species may, however, have diverse effects on the inflammatory response in the udder. We determined the genome sequences of 20 staphylococcal isolates from clinical...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4560
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Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has been prevalent in swine herds in China since 2002, causing severe economic loss to the pig industry. The number of live pigs in southeast China is > 20 million. Since information on the genetic variation of PCV2 in the Fujian province...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4476
50 downloads
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Haemonchus contortus is the most pathogenic nematode of small ruminants. Infection in sheep and goats results in anaemia that decreases animal productivity and can ultimately cause death. The involvement of ruminant-specific galectin-11 (LGALS-11) and galectin-14...

["Biochemistry","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4510
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1,436 views

Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are arboreal marsupials native to Australia that eat a specialized diet of almost exclusively eucalyptus leaves. Microbes in koala intestines are known to break down otherwise toxic compounds, such as tannins, in eucalyptus leaves....

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4452
63 downloads
366 views

Background Glyburide (also known as glibenclamide) is effective in reducing the severity of tissue destruction and improving functional outcome after experimental spinal cord injury in rodents and so has promise as a therapy in humans. There are many important...

["Veterinary Medicine","Pharmacology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4387
130 downloads
961 views

Background Ground reaction forces (GRF) measured during equine gait analysis are typically evaluated by analyzing discrete values obtained from continuous force-time data for the vertical, longitudinal and transverse GRF components. This paper describes a simple,...

["Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4399
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Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in the honey bee Apis mellifera. The aim of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the area of Bulgaria. The 16S (SSU) rDNA...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4252
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Background The Hungarian draft is a horse breed with a recent mixed ancestry created in the 1920s by crossing local mares with draught horses imported from France and Belgium. The interest in its conservation and characterization has increased over the last few...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4198
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Background Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is associated with insulin dysregulation, which often manifests as post-prandial hyperinsulinemia. Circulating concentrations of the incretin hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) correlate with an increased insulin...

["Veterinary Medicine","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4316
58 downloads
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Background Chlamydia pecorum is a globally significant livestock pathogen causing pathology and production losses. The on-farm infection and serological dynamics and the relevance of existing diagnostic tools for diagnosing C. pecorum in livestock remains poorly...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4296
168 downloads
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Background Primary cultures from Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) allow scientists to obtain representative cells that have conserved most of their original characteristics, function, physiology and biochemistry. This technique has thus gained significant importance...

["Cell Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4302
80 downloads
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Haemophilus parasuis is a member of the family Pasteurellaceae and a major causative agent of Glässer’s disease. This bacterium is normally a benign swine commensal but may become a deadly pathogen upon penetration into multiple tissues, contributing to severe...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4253

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