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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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Background. Severe equine asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung in horses similar to low-Th2 late-onset asthma in humans. The disease in horses has complex inheritance including both dominant and recessive patterns that are ill defined. This study...

["Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3491v1
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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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Outcomes research exists incorporating non-digital games in veterinary education; however, little research examines outcomes from digital applications. Bauman’s Layered-Learning Model was applied to investigate whether a digital matching game produced short-term...

["Veterinary Medicine","Science and Medical Education","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3421v1
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Animal borne rabies 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) in WV, a longitudinal analysis for the period...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3403v1
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Background: Liver pathology in cats represents a frequent clinical condition occurring in animals of any age. Dietary supplementation with hepatoprotective and antioxidant products could represent a beneficial strategy to prevent and treat these disorders. We evaluated...

["Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3349v1
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Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in honey bee Apis mellifera. The object of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the Bulgarian honey bee. The 16S (SSU)...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3342v1
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Background. Antimicrobial drugs in veterinary medical practice are primarily prescribed for the purposes of maintaining or improving health and increasing productivity. However, their value is being eroded by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Indiscriminate use of...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3253v1
51 downloads
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Background. Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia is a gram-negative bacterium that serves as the major etiological agent for porcine pleuropneumonia, one of critical diseases causing substantial socio-economic losses in swine rearing industry world-wide. Apx exotoxins...

["Bioinformatics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3244v1
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