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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2814v1
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Haemophilus parasuis, the causative agent of Glässer’s disease, has been reported widely, but seldom is known about its epidemiology in Sichuan province, China. The objective was to reveal the prevalence and distribution of H.parasuis in the area. Widely sampling...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2805v1
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Cytokines are fundamental for a functioning immune system, and thus, potentially serve as important indicators of animal health. Quantitation of mRNA using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is an established immunological technique....

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2735v1
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Background. Opacities of the lens are typical age related phenomena which have high influence on photoreception and consequently circadian rhythm. In mouse lemurs, a small bodied non-human primate, a high incidence (more than 50% when > 7 years) of cataract has...

["Veterinary Medicine","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2714v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2681v1
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Worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) transmit Melissococcus plutonius between colonies. However, the transmission of M. plutonius, which causes European foulbrood (EFB), is poorly understood. To analyze the first EFB outbreak in 40 years in Czechia, we collected 49...

["Ecology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2618v1
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The aim of this study was to assess validation evidence for a sedation scale for dogs. We hypothesized that the chosen sedation scale would be unreliable when used by different raters and show poor discrimination between sedation protocols. A sedation scale was...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2485v1
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Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of the life history and protected status of these animals. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2457v1
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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 minutes before centrifugation. To reduce...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2398v1
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Development of new techniques and appropriate equipment for treatment of long bone fractures in bovines has been an objective of recent veterinary research. Accurate estimates of body segment inertial parameters (BSIP) are essential for determination of forces...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2395v1
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An acute outbreak of porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV) infection in piglets, characterized with neurological symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, and wasting, occurred in China. Coronavirus-like particles were observed in the homogenized tissue suspensions...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2351v1
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Objectives: Use of clinical audits to assess and improve perioperative hypothermia management in client-owned dogs. Methods: Two clinical audits were performed. Audit 1: data were collected to determine the incidence and duration of perioperative hypothermia (defined...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2350v1
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Chimpanzees have the largest relative brain size, greatest reproductive output, and longest lifespan of any non-human ape; they also have the highest level of physical activity in the wild, as measured by daily walking and climbing distances. In this study, we...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2307v1
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Background. Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were originally endemic to Australia, but they are nowadays popular worldwide pet birds. It is now possible to make detailed molecular studies on cultivable and uncultivable bacteria that are part of the intestinal...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2292v1
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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...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2290v1
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