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  1. Campylobacter contaminated broiler chicken meat is an important source of foodborne gastroenteritis and poses a serious health burden in industrialized countries. Broiler chickens are commonly regarded as a na...

    Authors: David Hermans, Kim Van Deun, An Martel, Filip Van Immerseel, Winy Messens, Marc Heyndrickx, Freddy Haesebrouck and Frank Pasmans

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:82

    Content type: Review

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  2. The control of highly infectious diseases of livestock such as classical swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease, and avian influenza is fraught with ethical, economic, and public health dilemmas. Attempts to cont...

    Authors: Dennis E te Beest, Thomas J Hagenaars, J Arjan Stegeman, Marion PG Koopmans and Michiel van Boven

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:81

    Content type: Research

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  3. Alternatively activated macrophages (AAM) are a key feature Th2 immunity and have been associated with a variety of roles during helminth infection. The role this cell subset plays in protzoan infection remain...

    Authors: Edward S Marshall, Hany M Elshekiha, Mohamed-Ali Hakimi and Robin J Flynn

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:80

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  4. Atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has recently been identified in Europe, North America, and Japan. It is classified as H-type and L-type BSE according to the molecular mass of the disease-associ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Okada, Yoshifumi Iwamaru, Morikazu Imamura, Kentaro Masujin, Yuichi Matsuura, Yoshihisa Shimizu, Kazuo Kasai, Shirou Mohri, Takashi Yokoyama and Stefanie Czub

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:79

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  5. Infection of sheep with the gastric nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta results in distinct Th2-type changes in the mucosa, including mucous neck cell and mast cell hyperplasia, eosinophilia, recruitment of IgA/Ig...

    Authors: Pamela A Knight, Susan E Griffith, Alan D Pemberton, Judith M Pate, Lauren Guarneri, Katherine Anderson, Richard T Talbot, Sarah Smith, David Waddington, Mark Fell, Alan L Archibald, Stewart TG Burgess, David W Smith, Hugh RP Miller and Ivan W Morrison

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:78

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  6. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides, is an important livestock disease in Africa. The current control measures rely on a vaccine with limited efficacy and occas...

    Authors: Flavio Sacchini, Jan Naessens, Elias Awino, Martin Heller, Andreas Hlinak, Wolfram Haider, Anja Sterner-Kock and Joerg Jores

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:77

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  7. Myxoma virus (MYXV) gained importance throughout the twentieth century because of the use of the highly virulent Standard Laboratory Strain (SLS) by the Australian government in the attempt to control the fera...

    Authors: Bart Spiesschaert, Grant McFadden, Katleen Hermans, Hans Nauwynck and Gerlinde R Van de Walle

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:76

    Content type: Review

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  8. Experimental infections of Sminthopsis crassicaudata, the fat-tailed dunnart, a carnivorous marsupial widely distributed throughout the arid and semi-arid zones of Australia, show that this species can act as an ...

    Authors: Jessica S King, Bronwyn McAllan, Derek S Spielman, Scott A Lindsay, Lada Hůrková-Hofmannová, Ashlie Hartigan, Sarwat E Al-Qassab, John T Ellis and Jan Šlapeta

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:75

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  9. Vaccination of chickens has become routine practice in Asian countries in which H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is endemically present. This mainly applies to layer and breeder flocks, but broile...

    Authors: Okti Poetri, Annemarie Bouma, Ivo Claassen, Guus Koch, Retno Soejoedono, Arjan Stegeman and Michiel van Boven

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:74

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  10. Since its molecular characterisation, Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) has been regularly detected in Crassostrea gigas in France. Although its pathogenicity was demonstrated on larval stages, its involvement durin...

    Authors: Céline Garcia, Anne Thébault, Lionel Dégremont, Isabelle Arzul, Laurence Miossec, Maeva Robert, Bruno Chollet, Cyrille François, Jean-Pierre Joly, Sylvie Ferrand, Nolwenn Kerdudou and Tristan Renault

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:73

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  11. Streptococcus suis is a major swine pathogen and important zoonotic agent causing mainly septicemia and meningitis. However, the mechanisms involved in host innate and adaptive immune responses toward S. suis as ...

    Authors: Marie-Pier Lecours, Mariela Segura, Claude Lachance, Tufaria Mussa, Charles Surprenant, Maria Montoya and Marcelo Gottschalk

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:72

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  12. Neorickettsia risticii is the Gram-negative, obligate, and intracellular bacterial pathogen responsible for Potomac horse fever (PHF): an important acute systemic disease of horses. N. risticii surface proteins, ...

    Authors: Kathryn E Gibson, Gabrielle Pastenkos, Susanne Moesta and Yasuko Rikihisa

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:71

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  13. The domestic animals/wildlife interface is becoming a global issue of growing interest. However, despite studies on wildlife diseases being in expansion, the epidemiological role of wild animals in the transmi...

    Authors: Claire Martin, Paul-Pierre Pastoret, Bernard Brochier, Marie-France Humblet and Claude Saegerman

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:70

    Content type: Review

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  14. This study evaluated the effect of the probiotics Pediococcus acidilactici and Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii on the intestinal colonization of O149 enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli harbouring the F4 (K88) fi...

    Authors: Jean-François Daudelin, Martin Lessard, Frédéric Beaudoin, Éric Nadeau, Nathalie Bissonnette, Yvan Boutin, Jean-Philippe Brousseau, Karoline Lauzon and John Morris Fairbrother

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:69

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  15. Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii. The control of this infection in cattle is crucial: infected ruminants can indeed encounter reproductive disorders and represent the most...

    Authors: Aurélie Courcoul, Lenny Hogerwerf, Don Klinkenberg, Mirjam Nielen, Elisabeta Vergu and François Beaudeau

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:68

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  16. A series of challenge experiments were performed in order to investigate the acute phase responses to foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection in cattle and possible implications for the development of pe...

    Authors: Carolina Stenfeldt, Peter MH Heegaard, Anders Stockmarr, Kirsten Tjørnehøj and Graham J Belsham

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:66

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  17. Classical scrapie is a naturally transmitted prion disease of sheep and goats. Contaminated environments may contribute to the spread of disease and evidence from animal models has implicated urine, blood, sal...

    Authors: Linda A Terry, Laurence Howells, Keith Bishop, Claire A Baker, Sally Everest, Leigh Thorne, Ben C Maddison and Kevin C Gough

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:65

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  18. H9N2 influenza virus is endemic in many Asian countries and is regarded as a candidate for the next human pandemic. Knowledge of the induction of inflammatory responses and toll-like receptors (TLRs) in chicke...

    Authors: Nguyen Tai Nang, Joo Sub Lee, Byung Min Song, Young Myong Kang, Hyun Soo Kim and Sang Heui Seo

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:64

    Content type: Research

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  19. Changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and anatomical and histopathological central nervous system (CNS) lesions were evaluated, and the presence of Trypanosoma vivax in CNS tissues was investigated through PCR. Tw...

    Authors: Jael S Batista, Carla MF Rodrigues, Herakles A García, Francisco SB Bezerra, Robério G Olinda, Marta MG Teixeira and Benito Soto-Blanco

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:63

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  20. Babesia divergens is a tick-transmitted apicomplexan parasite for which asexual multiplication in its vertebrate hosts is restricted to erythrocytes. Current knowledge of invasion of these target cells is limited...

    Authors: Yi Sun, Emmanuelle Moreau, Alain Chauvin and Laurence Malandrin

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:62

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  21. The mucus layer in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is considered to be the first line of defense to the external environment. Alteration in mucus components has been reported to occur during intestinal nematod...

    Authors: Manuela Rinaldi, Leentje Dreesen, Prisca R Hoorens, Robert W Li, Edwin Claerebout, Bruno Goddeeris, Jozef Vercruysse, Wim Van Den Broek and Peter Geldhof

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:61

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  22. Understanding the spatial dynamics of an infectious disease is critical when attempting to predict where and how fast the disease will spread. We illustrate an approach using a trend-surface analysis (TSA) mod...

    Authors: Maryline Pioz, Hélène Guis, Didier Calavas, Benoît Durand, David Abrial and Christian Ducrot

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:60

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  23. "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis" infects felids. The pathogenesis of "Candidatus M. turicensis" chronic infection is poorly understood. The goals of the present study were to (1) induce reactivation of the infe...

    Authors: Marilisa Novacco, Felicitas S Boretti, Godelind A Wolf-Jäckel, Barbara Riond, Marina L Meli, Barbara Willi, Hans Lutz and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:59

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  24. Several alphaherpesviruses breach the basement membrane during mucosal invasion. In the present study, the role of proteases in this process was examined. The serine protease-specific inhibitor AEBSF inhibited...

    Authors: Sarah Glorieux, Herman W Favoreel, Lennert Steukers, Annelies P Vandekerckhove and Hans J Nauwynck

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:58

    Content type: Short report

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  25. Many viruses have been known to control key cellular signaling pathways to facilitate the virus infection. The possible involvement of signaling pathways in bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) infection is unkn...

    Authors: Liqian Zhu, Xiuyan Ding, Xiaofang Zhu, Songshu Meng, Jianye Wang, Hong Zhou, Qiangde Duan, Jie Tao, Dieter M Schifferli and Guoqiang Zhu

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:57

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  26. For the past decade, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been working toward eradicating rinderpest through vaccination and intense surveillance by 2012. Because of the potential se...

    Authors: Carrie Manore, Benjamin McMahon, Jeanne Fair, James M Hyman, Mac Brown and Montiago LaBute

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:55

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  27. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) is the causal agent of the post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). PCV-2 are small single-stranded circular DNA viruses clustered into two main genogroups: PCV-2a ...

    Authors: Aude Allemandou, Béatrice Grasland, Anne-Cécile Hernandez-Nignol, André Kéranflec'h, Roland Cariolet and André Jestin

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:54

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  28. The recent bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8) epidemic in Western Europe struck hard. Controlling the infection was difficult and a good and safe vaccine was not available until the spring of 2008. Little was...

    Authors: Aline A de Koeijer, Gert Jan Boender, Gonnie Nodelijk, Christoph Staubach, Estelle Meroc and Armin RW Elbers

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:53

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  29. Picobirnaviruses (PBV) are small, non-enveloped viruses with a bisegmented double-stranded RNA genome. In this study a PBV strain, PBV/Horse/India/BG-Eq-3/2010, was identified in the faeces of a 10 month old w...

    Authors: Balasubramanian Ganesh, Krisztian Banyai, Gisela Masachessi, Zornitsa Mladenova, Shigeo Nagashima, Souvik Ghosh, Seegekote Mariyappa Nataraju, Madhusudhan Pativada, Rahul Kumar and Nobumichi Kobayashi

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:52

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  30. Helicobacter (H.) suis has been associated with chronic gastritis and ulcers of the pars oesophagea in pigs, and with gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma in huma...

    Authors: Miet Vermoote, Tom Theo Marie Vandekerckhove, Bram Flahou, Frank Pasmans, Annemieke Smet, Dominic De Groote, Wim Van Criekinge, Richard Ducatelle and Freddy Haesebrouck

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:51

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  31. The acute phase protein (APP) response is an early systemic sign of disease, detected as substantial changes in APP serum concentrations and most disease states involving inflammatory reactions give rise to AP...

    Authors: Peter MH Heegaard, Anders Stockmarr, Matilde Piñeiro, Rakel Carpintero, Fermin Lampreave, Fiona M Campbell, P David Eckersall, Mathilda JM Toussaint, Erik Gruys and Nanna Skall Sorensen

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:50

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  32. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are in several countries the most common bacteria isolated in subclinical mastitis. To investigate the innate immune response of cows to infections with two common mastit...

    Authors: Heli Simojoki, Tiina Salomäki, Suvi Taponen, Antti Iivanainen and Satu Pyörälä

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:49

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  33. Cooperia oncophora is an economically important gastrointestinal nematode in ruminants. Acquired resistance to Cooperia oncophora infection in cattle develops rapidly as a result of prior infections. Naïve cattle...

    Authors: Robert W Li, Congjun Li and Louis C Gasbarre

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:48

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  34. Over the last 10 years or so, infections caused by bacteria belonging to a particular branch of the genus Francisella have become increasingly recognised in farmed fish and molluscs worldwide. While the increasin...

    Authors: Duncan J Colquhoun and Samuel Duodu

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:47

    Content type: Review

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  35. Suffolk sheep carrying the DRB1*1101 (previously referred to as-DRB1*0203 or G2) allele have been reported to show increased resistance to natural Teladorsagia circumcincta infection compared to non-carriers. The...

    Authors: Musa Hassan, Barbara Good, James P Hanrahan, Deirdre Campion, Gearoid Sayers, Grace Mulcahy and Torres Sweeney

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:46

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  36. Substantial debate exists on whether the immune response between sheep resistant and susceptible to gastrointestinal nematodes can be differentiated into a Th1 and Th2 phenotype. The present study addresses th...

    Authors: Musa Hassan, James P Hanrahan, Barbara Good, Grace Mulcahy and Torres Sweeney

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:45

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  37. Antimicrobial resistance is of primary importance regarding public and animal health issues. Persistence and spread of resistant strains within a population contribute to the maintenance of a reservoir and lea...

    Authors: Mathieu Andraud, Nicolas Rose, Michel Laurentie, Pascal Sanders, Aurélie Le Roux, Roland Cariolet, Claire Chauvin and Eric Jouy

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:44

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  38. Parvoviruses of carnivores include three closely related autonomous parvoviruses: canine parvovirus (CPV), feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and mink enteritis virus (MEV). These viruses cause a variety of seri...

    Authors: Mara Battilani, Andrea Balboni, Martina Ustulin, Massimo Giunti, Alessandra Scagliarini and Santino Prosperi

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:43

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  39. In dogs Helicobacter spp. are found in all gastric regions usually localized in the surface mucus, gastric glands and parietal cells. The aim of this study was to detail the distribution of Helicobacter spp. in t...

    Authors: Anna Lanzoni, Ivo Faustinelli, Patrizia Cristofori, Mario Luini, Kenneth W Simpson, Eugenio Scanziani and Camilla Recordati

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:42

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  40. In this study, we examined the in vitro invasion and proliferation capacities of the Nc-Liv and ten Spanish Neospora caninum isolates (Nc-Spain 1 H - Nc-Spain 10). The invasion rate was determined as the number o...

    Authors: Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Mercedes Gómez-Bautista, Itsaso Sodupe, Gorka Aduriz, Gema Álvarez-García, Itziar Del Pozo and Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:41

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  41. Human cases of bacterial gastro-enteritis are often caused by the consumption of eggs contaminated with Salmonella species, mainly Salmonella enterica serovar Enteriditis (Salmonella Enteritidis). To reduce human...

    Authors: Ekelijn Thomas, Annemarie Bouma and Don Klinkenberg

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:40

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  42. Several animal models have been established to study visceral leishmaniosis (VL), a worldwide vector-borne disease affecting humans and domestic animals that constitutes a serious public health problem. BALB/c...

    Authors: Ana Nieto, Gustavo Domínguez-Bernal, José A Orden, Ricardo De La Fuente, Nadia Madrid-Elena and Javier Carrión

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:39

    Content type: Review

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  43. Avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) are frequently isolated from domestic and wild birds throughout the world and are separated into nine serotypes (APMV-1 to -9). Only in the case of APMV-1, the infection of non-av...

    Authors: Arthur S Samuel, Madhuri Subbiah, Heather Shive, Peter L Collins and Siba K Samal

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:38

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  44. Natural killer (NK) cells are well recognized as playing a key role in innate immune defence through cytokine production and cytotoxic activity; additionally recent studies have identified several novel NK cel...

    Authors: Timothy Connelley, Anne K Storset, Alan Pemberton, Niall MacHugh, Jeremy Brown, Hege Lund and Ivan W Morrison

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:37

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  45. Epidemiological models enable to better understand the dynamics of infectious diseases and to assess ex-ante control strategies. For Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map), possible transmission routes...

    Authors: Clara Marcé, Pauline Ezanno, Henri Seegers, Dirk Udo Pfeiffer and Christine Fourichon

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:36

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  46. Scrapie in sheep and goats has been known for more than 250 years and belongs nowadays to the so-called prion diseases that also include e.g. bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Ja...

    Authors: Wiebke M Wemheuer, Sylvie L Benestad, Arne Wrede, Wilhelm E Wemheuer, Bertram Brenig, Bjørn Bratberg and Walter J Schulz-Schaeffer

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:32

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  47. In sheep polymorphisms of the prion gene (PRNP) at the codons 136, 154 and 171 strongly influence the susceptibility to scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) infections. In goats a number of other ge...

    Authors: Martin Eiden, Elizabeth Ortega Soto, Thomas C Mettenleiter and Martin H Groschup

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:30

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