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  1. Content type: Research

    The effects of dietary supplementation of oridonin (ORI) on growth performance, cecal microbiota, epithelium development and antioxidant and immune parameters of broilers infected with S. pullorum were studied. A...

    Authors: Qiu Jue Wu, Xiao Chuan Zheng, Tian Wang and Tie Ying Zhang

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:16

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  2. Content type: Research

    High stress levels amongst undergraduates (particularly in relation to assessment) and efforts to improve mental wellbeing have been increasingly reported in the veterinary educational literature. However repo...

    Authors: Karen Dunne, Jenny Moffett, Sinead T. Loughran, Vivienne Duggan and Deirdre P. Campion

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:15

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Agriculture and farming are valued contributors to local economy in Northern Ireland (NI). There is limited knowledge about farmers’ behaviours and attitudes towards disease biosecurity measures. As part of a ...

    Authors: A. Lahuerta-Marin, M. L. Brennan, G. Finney, M. J. H. O’Hagan and C. Jack

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    20.9% of diagnosable abortions in Ireland in 2015 were caused by Chlamydia abortus infection. Abortion usually occurs in the last 2–3 weeks of gestation, and up to 30% of ewes may be affected in naïve flocks. Ser...

    Authors: L. M. O’Neill, Á. O’Driscoll and B. Markey

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:13

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  5. Content type: Research

    Veterinary behaviour medicine should be a foundation subject of the veterinary curriculum because of its wide scope of applications to veterinary practice. Private practitioners are likely to be the primary so...

    Authors: Olwen Golden and Alison J. Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    Knowledge on the most prevalent welfare problems for pigs in different production stages is required to improve herd management plans. Thirty-one farrow-to-finish pig farms were visited between July and Novemb...

    Authors: Nienke van Staaveren, Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Alison Hanlon and Laura Ann Boyle

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:9

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  7. Content type: Research

    Physiological measures indicative of the welfare status of animals during rearing could form part of an abattoir-based animal health and welfare assessment tool. A total of 66 pigs were used in this study, the...

    Authors: G. A. Carroll, L. A. Boyle, A. Hanlon, M. A. Palmer, L. Collins, K. Griffin, D. Armstrong and N. E. O’Connell

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    There is an increasing push for dairy production to be scientifically grounded and ethically responsible in the oversight of animal health and well-being. Addressing underlying challenges affecting the quality...

    Authors: Craig S. McConnel, Ashleigh A. McNeil, Joleen C. Hadrich, Jason E. Lombard, Jane Heller and Franklyn B. Garry

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    The mortality rate of horses undergoing general anaesthesia is high when compared to humans or small animal patients. One of the most critical periods during equine anaesthesia is recovery, as the horse attemp...

    Authors: Maria Chie Niimura del Barrio, Florent David, J. M. Lynne Hughes, David Clifford, Hans Wilderjans and Rachel Bennett

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    Gallibacterium anatis is an opportunistic pathogen of intensively reared poultry causing oophoritis, salpingitis, peritonitis and enteritis. Gallibacterium anatis infection often remains undiagnosed. Recently mul...

    Authors: Hosny El-Adawy, Herbert Bocklisch, Heinrich Neubauer, Hafez Mohamed Hafez and Helmut Hotzel

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Hyperthyroidism is common in older cats. Prevalence varies geographically, but is anecdotally considered low in Ireland. The aim of this study was to document prevalence of hyperthyroidism in older cats in the...

    Authors: Laura Bree, Barbara A. Gallagher, Robert E. Shiel and Carmel T. Mooney

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:2

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  12. Content type: Research

    Vertical integration of the broiler industry allows producers to combine different biosecurity and sanitation practices, housing technologies, and feeding regimens to improve food safety. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Jong Su Ha, Kwang Won Seo, Yeong Bin Kim, Min Su Kang, Chang-Seon Song and Young Ju Lee

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:3

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  13. Content type: Review

    Drivers of change in dairy herd health management include the significant increase in herd/farm size, quota removal (within Europe) and the increase in technologies to aid in dairy cow reproductive management.

    Authors: Mark A. Crowe, Miel Hostens and Geert Opsomer

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), caused by Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV), is characterised by the development of invariably fatal lung tumours primarily in adult sheep. High infection rates and disea...

    Authors: Alison Marie Lee, Alan Wolfe, Joseph P. Cassidy, Locksley L. McV. Messam, John P. Moriarty, Ronan O’Neill, Claire Fahy, Emily Connaghan, Chris Cousens, Mark P. Dagleish and Maire C. McElroy

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:33

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  15. Content type: Research

    Herd fertility in pasture-based dairy farms is a key driver of farm economics. Models for predicting nulliparous reproductive outcomes are rare, but age, genetics, weight, and BCS have been identified as facto...

    Authors: Caroline Fenlon, Luke O’Grady, Stephen Butler, Michael L. Doherty and John Dunnion

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:32

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  16. Content type: Research

    To address a lack of information on the control of ovine helminth parasites in Northern Ireland (NI), a number of research projects have been undertaken, dealing with gastrointestinal nematodes, tapeworms and ...

    Authors: Connor McMahon, Hillary W. J. Edgar, Jason P. Barley, Robert E. B. Hanna, Gerard P. Brennan and Ian Fairweather

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:31

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  17. Content type: Research

    Pet cat and dog obesity contributes to increased risk of several diseases, including cancer and diabetes mellitus as well as a worsening of orthopaedic problems, and a reduction in survival rate. This study ai...

    Authors: Martin J. Downes, Catherine Devitt, Marie T. Downes and Simon J. More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:29

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  18. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance has emerged in recent years as a significant public health threat, which requires both an ethical and a scientific approach. In a recent Policy Delphi study, on-farm use of antimicrobi...

    Authors: Manuel Magalhães-Sant’Ana, Simon J. More, David B. Morton and Alison J. Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:28

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  19. Content type: Research

    To confirm the hypothesis that Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar (S.) Infantis has higher basic reproductive rates in chicks compared with other Salmonella serovars, 1-day-old specific-pathogen-free...

    Authors: Koichi Murakami, Eriko Maeda-Mitani, Daisuke Onozuka, Tamie Noda, Nobuyuki Sera, Hirokazu Kimura, Shuji Fujimoto and Satoshi Murakami

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:27

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  20. Content type: Research

    Payment programs based on milk quality (PPBMQ) are used in several countries around the world as an incentive to improve milk quality. One of the principal milk parameters used in such programs is the bulk tan...

    Authors: Marcos Busanello, Larissa Nazareth de Freitas, João Pedro Pereira Winckler, Hiron Pereira Farias, Carlos Tadeu dos Santos Dias, Laerte Dagher Cassoli and Paulo Fernando Machado

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:26

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  21. Content type: Erratum

    After publication of the original article [1] it was brought to our attention that the following errors had occurred:

    Authors: Nanci Creedon and Páraic S. Ó Súilleabháin

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:25

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    The original article was published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:23

  22. Content type: Research

    Veterinarians are faced with significant conflicts of interest when issuing certificates for the transport and slaughter of acutely injured and casualty livestock. In a recent Policy Delphi study, emergency an...

    Authors: Manuel Magalhães-Sant’Ana, Simon J. More, David B. Morton and Alison J. Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:24

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  23. Content type: Research

    The primary objective of this study was to investigate if differences in dog bite characteristics exist amongst legislated and non-legislated dog breeds listed under breed-specific legislation in Ireland (age ...

    Authors: Nanci Creedon and Páraic S. Ó Súilleabháin

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:23

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:25

  24. Content type: Short Report

    Two open-controlled studies evaluated the tolerance and the efficacy of a 10 mg/mL deltamethrin-based pour-on solution (Deltanil®; Virbac, France) in treating (study 1) and preventing (study 2) natural Damalinia ...

    Authors: Eloy Castilla-Castaño, Alessandro Vischi, Christelle Navarro, Line Alice Lecru, Claudia Ribeiro, Sophie Pradier and Marie-Christine Cadiergues

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:22

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  25. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infections are the main impediments that restrict the welfare and productivity of small ruminant in the world. Effective management of GINs in grazing sheep relies heavily on th...

    Authors: Zewdu Seyoum, Yitayew Demessie, Basazinew Bogale and Achenef Melaku

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:18

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  26. Content type: Research

    The provision of veterinary clinical services is known to elicit a range of challenges which require an ethical appraisal. In a recent Policy Delphi study, referrals/second opinions and 24 h emergency care wer...

    Authors: Manuel Magalhães-Sant’Ana, Simon J. More, David B. Morton and Alison J. Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:17

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  27. Content type: Research

    The wellbeing and livelihood of farmers in impoverished regions of the world is intrinsically linked to the health and welfare of their livestock; hence improved animal health is a pragmatic component of pover...

    Authors: Eithne Leahy, Barend Bronsvoort, Luke Gamble, Andrew Gibson, Henderson Kaponda, Dagmar Mayer, Stella Mazeri, Kate Shervell and Neil Sargison

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:16

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  28. Content type: Research

    Epidural anaesthesia is one of the most commonly used locoregional techniques in ruminants. The lumbosacral epidural technique is reasonably easy to perform and requires low volumes of local anaesthetic drug t...

    Authors: Priscila dos Santos Silva, Paulo Fantinato-Neto, André Nicolai Elias Silva, Eduardo Harry Birgel Junior and Adriano Bonfim Carregaro

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:15

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  29. Content type: Research

    Milk fat is important in terms of economic value and in its potential to provide information concerning cow diet and health. Under current milk payment schemes in Ireland farmer income is directly linked to mi...

    Authors: Catherine I. Carty, Alan G. Fahey, Morgan R. Sheehy, Steve Taylor, Ian J. Lean, Conor G. McAloon, Luke O’Grady and Finbar J. Mulligan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:14

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:21

  30. Content type: Research

    Deer are an important wildlife species in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland having colonised most regions across the island of Ireland. In comparison to cattle and sheep which represent the mai...

    Authors: David A. Graham, Clare Gallagher, Ruth F. Carden, Jose-Maria Lozano, John Moriarty and Ronan O’Neill

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:13

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  31. Content type: Research

    In horses, the extracranial and intracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery has been described. The extracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery begins at the carotid termination and runs on the...

    Authors: Nurul Hayah Khairuddin, Martin Sullivan and Patrick J. Pollock

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:12

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  32. Content type: Research

    Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection is key to the control of Johne’s disease. Immunohistochemistry is one of the methods of detection of MAP infection in tissues. However,...

    Authors: Julius Boniface Okuni, David Patrick Kateete, Moses Okee, Anna Nanteza, Moses Joloba and Lonzy Ojok

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    The dairy industry in Ireland is expanding rapidly, with a focus on the production of high quality milk. Somatic cell counts (SCC) are an important indicator both of udder health and milk quality. Milk sold by...

    Authors: Caroline Fenlon, Luke O’Grady, Finola McCoy, Erik Houtsma and Simon J. More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:9

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    Resistance to benzimidazole (BZ) anthelmintics is common in ovine nematodes of economic importance. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) at three positions in the isotype 1 β– tubulin gene have been associate...

    Authors: Jason D. Keegan, Barbara Good, Theo de Waal, June Fanning and Orla M. Keane

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    Few studies have reported on the effectiveness of the washing and disinfection methods used in cattle markets in Ireland. Purchasing cattle into recipient herds poses a high biosecurity risk due to the possibi...

    Authors: Jarlath T. O. Connor, Tracy A. Clegg and Simon J. More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    Between 2013 and 2015 the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) administered a sheep technology adoption programme (STAP), with the aim of increasing profitability on Irish sheep farms by encou...

    Authors: Jason D. Keegan, Orla M. Keane, Barbara Good, Theo De Waal, Marian Denny, James P. Hanrahan, William Fitzgerald and Maresa Sheehan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:7

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  37. Content type: Review

    Throughout Europe interest in tick-borne agents is increasing, particularly with regard to those that can cause human disease. The reason for this is the apparent rise in the incidence of many tick-borne disea...

    Authors: Annetta Zintl, Sara Moutailler, Peter Stuart, Linda Paredis, Justine Dutraive, Estelle Gonzalez, Jack O’Connor, Elodie Devillers, Barbara Good, Colm OMuireagain, Theo De Waal, Fergal Morris and Jeremy Gray

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:4

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Subclinical hypocalcaemia (SH) is an important metabolic disease in dairy cows that has a serious impact on production performance. The objective of this study was to investigate novel aspects of pathogenesis ...

    Authors: Ziling Fan, Shi Shu, Chuchu Xu, Xinhuan Xiao, Gang Wang, Yunlong Bai, Cheng Xia, Ling Wu, Hongyou Zhang, Chuang Xu and Wei Yang

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:3

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  39. Content type: Research

    Prior to the 1990s, P. multocida capsular serogroup A was the most prevalent in China, followed by serogroups B and D. Thirty years later, serogroup D became the most prevalent, followed by serogroups A and B. Ho...

    Authors: Huisheng Liu, Zhanqin Zhao, Xiaojian Xi, Qiao Xue, Ta Long and Yun Xue

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:2

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  40. Content type: Research

    Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes chronic, wasting, and progressive enteritis in cattle, bringing significant economic losses in livestock industries. MAP ha...

    Authors: Xianxia Liu, Jianjun Li, Xueyun Yang, Dengfeng Wang, Jianmei Wang and Jianyong Wu

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:1

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Prophylactic Vitamin D supplementation is a common practice in Alpaca breeding in many regions around the world. An overdosage can lead to dystrophic mineralization of soft tissues. In this paper we illustrate...

    Authors: Alexander Tavella, Annalisa Stefani, Claudia Zanardello, Astrid Bettini, Matthias Gauly and Patrik Zanolari

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:19

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