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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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