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Background. Necrotic enteritis (NE) is caused by type A strains of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. Total global economic losses to the poultry industry due to NE is estimated to be over 2 billion dollars annually. Traditionally, NE has been effectively controlled...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27390v1
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Background. The gut microbiota plays an important role in host immunity and metabolichomeostasis. Although analyses of gut microbiotas have been used to assess host health,as well as for disease prevention and treatment, no comparative study of gut microbiotasamong...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27193v1
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Background. Severe equine asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung in horses similar to low-Th2 late-onset asthma in humans. This study aimed to determine the utility of RNA-Seq to call gene sequence variants, and to identify sequence variants or potential...

["Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3491v2
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In order to detect and simultaneously discriminate PCV1, PCV2 and PCV3, a multiplex PCR assay was developed and used to detect clinical samples in this study. Each of target genes of PCV1, PCV2 and PCV3 was amplified using the designed primers, while no other porcine...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27145v1
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Background. To gain a greater insight into normal and laminitic hoof growth and to be able to make comparisons between the two groups. Methods. Ten normal and three laminitic equines completed the survey, each hoof was marked with a horizontal file mark in three...

["Biophysics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26992v2
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Purpose. To assess the effectiveness of postoperative administration of oral antibiotics at reducing the incidence of endophthalmitis following phacoemulsification cataract extraction in dogs. Methods. Medical records of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary...

["Veterinary Medicine","Ophthalmology","Pharmacology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27091v1
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Background Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in many commercial products due to their excellent antibacterial ability. The AgNPs are released into the environment, gradually accumulate in the ocean, and may affect animals at high trophic level,...

["Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27049v1
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Studies involving gut microbiome analysis play an increasing role in the evaluation of health and disease in humans and animals alike. Fecal sampling methods for DNA preservation in laboratory, clinical, and field settings can greatly influence inferences of microbial...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26912v1
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Rodent grimace scales facilitate assessment of spontaneous pain and can identify a range of acute pain levels. Reported rater training in using these scales varies considerably and may contribute to observed variability in inter-rater reliability. This study evaluated...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Anesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26721v2
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Potential negative effects of the synthetic veterinary pharmaceutical, Ivermectin, on non-target fauna have generated a search for less-toxic alternatives. Thus, Neem plant extract (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) has been used as a natural alternative to replace Ivermectin...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26770v1
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Diarrhea in piglets is one of the main causes of animal death before and after weaning; In recent decades, zinc oxide has been used in high doses to control this disease. These doses are considered to be of concern for the pollutant potential of animal waste through...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26658v1
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In the farming industry, the productivity of livestock herds depends on the fertility efficiency of animals. The accurate diagnosis of a broad range of aetiological agents causing fetal death is often difficult. Our aim was to assess the prevalence rates of Toxoplasma...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26558v1
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Background. Tail docking of dairy cows is a painful procedure that affects animal welfare. The aims of this study were first to evaluate the response to mechanical and thermal stimulation, and second to determine the superficial temperature of the stump of tail-docked...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26550v1
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Swine are economically important food animals, but highly contagious enteric viruses can affect entire swine herds and contribute significantly to piglet morbidity and mortality. The most frequent viruses associated with pig gastroenteritis have been reported as...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3515v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3473v1
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