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  1. Research article

    Correlating bacterial shedding with fecal corticosterone levels and serological responses from layer hens experimentally infected with Salmonella Typhimurium

    Salmonella Enteriditis and Salmonella Typhimurium are commonly isolated during egg-related outbreaks of salmonellosis and represent a significant international public health issue. In Aus...

    Pardeep Sharma, Vivek V. Pande, Talia S. Moyle, Andrea R. McWhorter and Kapil K. Chousalkar

    Veterinary Research 2017 48:5

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Frequency of Th17 cells correlates with the presence of lung lesions in pigs chronically infected with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

    Porcine contagious pleuropneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) remains one of the major causes of poor growth performance and respiratory disease in pig herds. While the role of antibodies aga...

    Elena L. Sassu, Andrea Ladinig, Stephanie C. Talker, Maria Stadler, Christian Knecht, Heiko Stein, Janna Frömbling, Barbara Richter, Joachim Spergser, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Robert Graage, Isabel Hennig-Pauka and Wilhelm Gerner

    Veterinary Research 2017 48:4

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Escherichia coli O78 isolated from septicemic lambs shows high pathogenicity in a zebrafish model

    The pathogenicity of Escherichia coli O78 strain K46, originally isolated from an outbreak of septicemia in neonatal lambs, was investigated in zebrafish embryo and murine models of infection. Its biofilm potenti...

    Cecilie K. Kjelstrup, Amelia E. Barber, J. Paul Norton, Matthew A. Mulvey and Trine M. L’Abée-Lund

    Veterinary Research 2017 48:3

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Impact of diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains on lung lesions in slaughter pigs

    The importance of diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) strains is not yet fully known. This study investigated the genetic diversity of M. hyopneumoniae strains in ten pig herds, and assessed ...

    Annelies Michiels, Katleen Vranckx, Sofie Piepers, Rubén Del Pozo Sacristán, Ioannis Arsenakis, Filip Boyen, Freddy Haesebrouck and Dominiek Maes

    Veterinary Research 2017 48:2

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Congenital infection with atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) is associated with disease and viral persistence

    In 2013, several Austrian piglet-producing farms recorded outbreaks of action-related repetitive myoclonia in newborn piglets (“shaking piglets”). Malnutrition was seen in numerous piglets as a complication of...

    Lukas Schwarz, Christiane Riedel, Sandra Högler, Leonie J. Sinn, Thomas Voglmayr, Bettina Wöchtl, Nora Dinhopl, Barbara Rebel-Bauder, Herbert Weissenböck, Andrea Ladinig, Till Rümenapf and Benjamin Lamp

    Veterinary Research 2017 48:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Evaluation of natural porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) subclinical infection and seroconversion dynamics in piglets vaccinated at different ages

    This study aimed to determine the porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) serological and virological dynamics in piglets vaccinated at different ages in a PCV2 subclinical infection (PCV2-SI) scenario. Six hundred a...

    Salvador Oliver-Ferrando, Joaquim Segalés, Sergio López-Soria, Antonio Callén, Olivier Merdy, François Joisel and Marina Sibila

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:121

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  7. Research article

    p53 signaling modulation of cell cycle arrest and viral replication in porcine circovirus type 2 infection cells

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a ubiquitous pathogen in the swine industry worldwide. Previous studies have shown that PCV2 infection induces host cell apoptosis through up-regulation of p53. To further i...

    Dan Xu, Qian Du, Cong Han, Zengguo Wang, Xiujuan Zhang, Tongtong Wang, Xiaomin Zhao, Yong Huang and Dewen Tong

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:120

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  8. Review

    Marek’s disease in chickens: a review with focus on immunology

    Marek’s disease (MD), caused by Marek’s disease virus (MDV), is a commercially important neoplastic disease of poultry which is only controlled by mass vaccination. Importantly, vaccines that can provide steri...

    Nitish Boodhoo, Angila Gurung, Shayan Sharif and Shahriar Behboudi

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:119

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Increased frequency of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus shedding and lesions in suckling pigs compared to nursery pigs and protective immunity in nursery pigs after homologous re-challenge

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes enteric disease in pigs and spreads rapidly after entering naïve pig populations. The objectives were to (1) compare the disease course following inoculation with ...

    Priscilla F. Gerber, Chao-Ting Xiao, Kelly Lager, Kimberly Crawford, Vikas Kulshreshtha, Dianjun Cao, Xiang-Jin Meng and Tanja Opriessnig

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:118

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Heterogeneous antigenic properties of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus nucleocapsid

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an arterivirus responsible for a widespread contagious disease of domestic pigs with high economic impact. Switzerland is one of the rare PRRSV-fr...

    Julie C. F. Rappe, Obdulio García-Nicolás, Franziska Flückiger, Barbara Thür, Martin A. Hofmann, Artur Summerfield and Nicolas Ruggli

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:117

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  11. Research article

    Age is not a determinant factor in susceptibility of broilers to H5N2 clade 2.3.4.4 high pathogenicity avian influenza virus

    In 2014–2015, the US experienced an unprecedented outbreak of H5 clade 2.3.4.4 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus. The H5N2 HPAI virus outbreak in the Midwest in 2015 affected commercial turkey and...

    Kateri Bertran, Dong-Hun Lee, Charles Balzli, Mary J. Pantin-Jackwood, Erica Spackman and David E. Swayne

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:116

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  12. Research article

    Attenuation of the virulence of a recombinant influenza virus expressing the naturally truncated NS gene from an H3N8 equine influenza virus in mice

    Equine influenza virus (EIV) causes a highly contagious disease in horses and other equids. Recently, we isolated an H3N8 EIV (A/equine/Kyonggi/SA1/2011) from a domestic horse in South Korea that exhibited sym...

    Woonsung Na, Kwang-Soo Lyoo, Sun-Woo Yoon, Minjoo Yeom, Bokyu Kang, Hyoungjoon Moon, Hye Kwon Kim, Dae Gwin Jeong, Jeong-Ki Kim and Daesub Song

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:115

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  13. Research article

    Immunomodulation in the canine endometrium by uteropathogenic Escherichia coli

    This study was designed to evaluate the role of E. coli α-hemolysin (HlyA) in the pathogenesis of canine pyometra, and on the immune response of canine endometrial epithelial and stromal cells. In Experiment 1, t...

    Sofia Henriques, Elisabete Silva, Marta F. Silva, Sandra Carvalho, Patrícia Diniz, Luís Lopes-da-Costa and Luisa Mateus

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:114

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  14. Research article

    Combination of probiotics and coccidiosis vaccine enhances protection against an Eimeria challenge

    Coccidiosis is endemic in the commercial broiler industry capable of inflicting devastating economic losses to poultry operations. Vaccines are relatively effective in controlling the disease; their efficacy c...

    Miranda M. Ritzi, Wael Abdelrahman, Kobus van-Heerden, Michaela Mohnl, Nathaniel W. Barrett and Rami A. Dalloul

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:111

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  15. Research article

    Involvement of the different lung compartments in the pathogenesis of pH1N1 influenza virus infection in ferrets

    Severe cases after pH1N1 infection are consequence of interstitial pneumonia triggered by alveolar viral replication and an exacerbated host immune response, characterized by the up-regulation of pro-inflammat...

    Beatriz Vidaña, Jorge Martínez, Jaime Martorell, María Montoya, Lorena Córdoba, Mónica Pérez and Natàlia Majó

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:113

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  16. Research article

    Oestrous cycle-dependent equine uterine immune response to induced infectious endometritis

    Infectious endometritis is a major cause of reduced pregnancy rates in horses. The objectives of this study were to establish a timeline of the innate immune response in the uterus of healthy horses and to inv...

    Christina D. Marth, Simon M. Firestone, Lisa Y. Glenton, Glenn F. Browning, Neil D. Young and Natali Krekeler

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:110

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  17. Research article

    L-BSE experimentally transmitted to sheep presents as a unique disease phenotype

    Apart from prion protein genotype, the factors determining the host range and susceptiblity for specific transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents remain unclear. It is known that bovine atypical L-BSE ca...

    Marion M. Simmons, Melanie J. Chaplin, Timm Konold, Cristina Casalone, Katy E. Beck, Leigh Thorne, Sharon Everitt, Tobias Floyd, Derek Clifford and John Spiropoulos

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:112

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  18. Short report

    Transmission tree of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) epidemic in Israel, 2015

    The transmission tree of the Israeli 2015 epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) was modelled by combining the spatio-temporal distribution of the outbreaks and the genetic distance between virus...

    Timothée Vergne, Guillaume Fournié, Michal Perry Markovich, Rolf J. F. Ypma, Ram Katz, Irena Shkoda, Avishai Lublin, Shimon Perk and Dirk U. Pfeiffer

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:109

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  19. Research Article

    Experimental Piscine orthoreovirus infection mediates protection against pancreas disease in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

    Viral diseases are among the main challenges in farming of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The most prevalent viral diseases in Norwegian salmon aquaculture are heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) caused...

    Morten Lund, Magnus Vikan Røsæg, Aleksei Krasnov, Gerrit Timmerhaus, Ingvild Berg Nyman, Vidar Aspehaug, Espen Rimstad and Maria Krudtaa Dahle

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:107

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  20. Research article

    Distinct functional enrichment of transcriptional signatures in pigs with high and low IFN-gamma responses after vaccination with a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)

    Little is known about the host factor in the response to PRRSV vaccination. For this purpose, piglets were immunized with a commercial PRRSV-live vaccine and classified as high responders (HR) or low responder...

    Tahar Ait-Ali, Ivan Díaz, Ferran Soldevila, Esmeralda Cano, Yanli Li, Alison D. Wilson, Bruno Giotti, Alan L. Archibald, Enric Mateu and Laila Darwich

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:104

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  21. Research article

    The 60S ribosomal protein L13 is the most preferable reference gene to investigate gene expression in selected organs from turkeys and chickens, in context of different infection models

    Evaluation of reference genes for expression studies in chickens and turkeys is very much limited and unavailable for various infectious models. In this study, eight candidate reference genes HMBS, HPRT1, TBP,...

    Taniya Mitra, Ivana Bilic, Michael Hess and Dieter Liebhart

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:105

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  22. Research Article

    Distinct immune responses and virus shedding in pigs following aerosol, intra-nasal and contact infection with pandemic swine influenza A virus, A(H1N1)09

    Influenza virus infection in pigs is a major farming problem, causing considerable economic loss and posing a zoonotic threat. In addition the pig is an excellent model for understanding immunity to influenza ...

    Johanneke D. Hemmink, Sophie B. Morgan, Mario Aramouni, Helen Everett, Francisco J. Salguero, Laetitia Canini, Emily Porter, Margo Chase-Topping, Katy Beck, Ronan Mac Loughlin, B. Veronica Carr, Ian H. Brown, Mick Bailey, Mark Woolhouse, Sharon M. Brookes, Bryan Charleston…

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:103

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  23. Research article

    Genetic loci of Mycoplasma agalactiae involved in systemic spreading during experimental intramammary infection of sheep

    Mycoplasmas are amongst the most successful pathogens of both humans and animals yet the molecular basis of mycoplasma pathogenesis is poorly understood. This is partly due to the lack of classical virulence f...

    Shivanand Hegde, Martina Zimmermann, Martina Flöck, Rene Brunthaler, Joachim Spergser, Renate Rosengarten and Rohini Chopra-Dewasthaly

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:106

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  24. Research article

    Relationship between viral dose and outcome of infection in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., post-smolts bath-challenged with salmonid alphavirus subtype 3

    Salmonid alphavirus subtype 3 (SAV3) causes pancreas disease (PD) and adversely affects salmonid aquaculture in Europe. A better understanding of disease transmission is currently needed in order to manage PD ...

    Jiraporn Jarungsriapisit, Lindsey J. Moore, Stig Mæhle, Cecilie Skår, Ann Cathrine Einen, Ingrid Uglenes Fiksdal, Hugh Craig Morton, Sigurd O. Stefansson, Geir Lasse Taranger and Sonal Patel

    Veterinary Research 2016 47:102

    Published on: 19 October 2016

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