Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Amphibians are declining at an alarming rate, and one of the major causes of decline is the infectious disease chytridiomycosis. Parasitic fungal sporangia occur within epidermal cells causing epidermal disruption, but these changes have not been well...

["Ecology","Mycology","Veterinary Medicine","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2925
57 downloads
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Objective The objective was to quantitatively evaluate the validity of ultrasonographic (US) muscle measurements as compared to the gold standard of computed tomography (CT) in the canine. Design This was a prospective study. Population Twenty-five, client-owned...

["Veterinary Medicine","Nutrition","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2926
107 downloads
749 views

Foot problems are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in elephants, but are underreported due to difficulties in diagnosis, particularly of conditions affecting the bones and internal structures. Here we evaluate post-mortem computer tomographic (CT) scans...

["Veterinary Medicine","Pathology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2877
143 downloads
492 views

Grazing extensification and intensification are among the main problems affecting European grasslands. We analyze the impact of grazing intensity (low and moderate) and the use of veterinary medical products (VMPs) on the dung beetle community in the province of...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2780
118 downloads
414 views

Background The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota is essential to metabolic health, and the prevalence of the Western diet (WD) high in fat and sugar is increasing, with evidence highlighting a negative interaction between the GIT and WD, resulting in liver...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2840
103 downloads
474 views

Background Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were originally endemic to Australia; now they are popular pets with a global distribution. It is now possible to conduct detailed molecular studies on cultivable and uncultivable bacteria that are part of the intestinal...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2837
65 downloads
572 views

Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of their life history and protected status. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators. Additionally, advancements...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2819
85 downloads
306 views

Many pathogenic mycobacteria are known to cause severe disease in humans and animals. M. avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map) is the causative agent of Johne’s disease—a chronic wasting disease affecting ruminants such as cattle and sheep, responsible for significant...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2793
78 downloads
240 views

The selection of suitable reference genes is crucial to accurately evaluate and normalize the relative expression level of target genes for gene function analysis. However, commonly used reference genes have variable expression levels in developing skeletal muscle....

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2428
131 downloads
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Background Corns are hard protuberances that occur on the digital footpads of Greyhound dogs. The cause of these lesions is unknown and there is little information about them in the veterinary literature. We received anecdotal examples of dog to dog spread of corns...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2744
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343 views

The ontogenesis of the nasal cavity has been described in many mammalian species. The situation is different with reptiles, despite the fact that they have become relatively common as pets. In this study we focused on the ontogenesis of the olfactory epithelium,...

["Biodiversity","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2561
52 downloads
379 views

Background Preanalytic factors such as time and temperature can have significant effects on laboratory test results. For example, ammonium concentration will increase 31% in blood samples stored at room temperature for 30 min before centrifugation. To reduce preanalytic...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2732
136 downloads
345 views

The shift from marine to plant-based ingredients in fish feeds affects the dietary concentrations and bioavailability of micronutrients, amino acids and lipids and consequently warrants a re-evaluation of dietary nutrient recommendations. In the present study,...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2688
1 citation
85 downloads
301 views

Outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) were first recorded in England in the 1970s and continued to be confirmed until 2002. Retrospective analysis of archived material from one of the last confirmed cases in England in the year 2000 demonstrates the previous...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2564
1 citation
115 downloads
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Koi herpesvirus disease (KHVD) is an emerging disease that causes mass mortality in koi and common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. Its causative agent is Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3), also known as koi herpesvirus (KHV). Although data on the pathogenesis of this deadly...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2516

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