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  1. Gabapentin, 1-(Aminomethyl)cyclohexaneacetic acid, MW 171.240, is a frequently prescribed high dose human medication that is also used recreationally. Gabapentin is orally absorbed; the dose can be 3,000 mg/da...

    Authors: Kimberly Brewer, Jacob Machin, George Maylin, Clara Fenger, Abelardo Morales-Briceño and Thomas Tobin
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:19
  2. Animal health surveillance is important in ensuring optimal animal health and welfare. Monitoring of diagnostic submissions, including post-mortem examination of carcasses, at the Department of Agriculture Foo...

    Authors: Aideen Kennedy, Ian Hogan, Rebecca Froehlich, Shane McGettrick, Cosme Sánchez-Miguel, Micheál Casey and Maresa Sheehan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:18
  3. Reliable information about national pet dog populations is an important contributor to informed decision-making, both by governments and national dog welfare organisations. In some countries, there is an impro...

    Authors: Simon J. More, Daniel M. Collins, Natascha V. Meunier, Locksley L. McV. Messam, Rob Doyle, Aiden Maguire, Sean Murray, Patricia Reilly and Catherine Lawler
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:16
  4. The aim of this review is to systematically review studies on work-related stress that may affect the mental health of veterinarians. Studies have indicated a high prevalence of various risk factors for mental...

    Authors: Robert Pohl, Julia Botscharow, Irina Böckelmann and Beatrice Thielmann
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:15
  5. Lameness is a painful disease, which negatively impacts dairy cow production and welfare. The aim of this observational study was to determine herd lameness prevalence, describe current lameness management pra...

    Authors: N. Browne, C. D. Hudson, R. E. Crossley, K. Sugrue, E. Kennedy, J. N. Huxley and M. Conneely
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:14
  6. Retention of veterinary practitioners has arisen as a significant problem in recent years in Ireland. No prior Irish peer-reviewed publications have addressed this problem. An online questionnaire was availabl...

    Authors: Eoin G. Ryan, Stephen H. Beatty, Elizabeth Gray, Niamh Field, Rory Liston, Victoria Rhodes and John Donlon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:13
  7. Johne’s disease is an infectious disease affecting cattle, other ruminants and non-ruminant wildlife worldwide, caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). This review provides an up-to-date ...

    Authors: Niamh L. Field, Conor G. McAloon, Lawrence Gavey and John F. Mee
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:12
  8. Zilpaterol is a β2-adrenergic agonist medication approved in certain countries as a cattle feed additive to improve carcass quality. Trace amounts of Zilpaterol can transfer to horse feed, yielding equine urinary...

    Authors: Jacob Machin, Kimberly Brewer, Abelardo Morales-Briceno, Clara Fenger, George Maylin and Thomas Tobin
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:11
  9. In Ireland, meat by-products (MBP) harvested at knackeries from farmed animals that have not died of an infectious or systemic disease are legally permitted to be fed to dogs in kennels and packs of hounds. Th...

    Authors: Shannon McDonnell, Montserrat Gutierrez, Finola C. Leonard, Tony O’Brien, Pat Kearney, Catherine Swan, Gillian Madigan, Elaine Bracken, Joanne McLernon, Margaret Griffin, Ciaran M. O’Sullivan, John Egan and Deirdre M. Prendergast
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:9
  10. Osteochondrosis is a common condition of young horses where there is a failure of endochondral ossification, usually at predisposed sites. The estimated prevalence of osteochondrosis is 33–44%, with radiograph...

    Authors: Seamus Hoey, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Jennifer Byrne, Sinead Devine, William Toomey, Hester McAllister and Cliona Skelly
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:8
  11. On-farm hatching (OH) systems are becoming more common in broiler production. Hatching conditions differ from conventional farms as OH chicks avoid exposure to handling, transport, post-hatch water and feed de...

    Authors: Noelle Byrne, Lorcan O’Neill, Julia Adriana Calderόn Dίaz, Edgar Garcίa Manzanilla, Ana P. Vale and Finola C. Leonard
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:7
  12. The cattle sector is the most important economic production unit of the Irish farming and agri-food sector. Despite its relevance, there has been limited quantitative information about the structure of differi...

    Authors: Jonas Brock, Martin Lange, Jamie A. Tratalos, Natascha Meunier, Maria Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, Simon J. More, Hans-Hermann Thulke and David A. Graham
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:6
  13. Salmonella is an important zoonotic pathogen and is one of the main causes of foodborne outbreaks and infections in the European Union. Pigs are a significant reservoir and are frequently subclinical carriers of ...

    Authors: Annette Deane, Declan Murphy, Finola C. Leonard, William Byrne, Tracey Clegg, Gillian Madigan, Margaret Griffin, John Egan and Deirdre M. Prendergast
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:4
  14. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a multifactorial and economically important illness of cattle. The current study was designed to characterize the major bacterial pathogens associated with BRD and determine...

    Authors: Mirtneh Akalu, BhadraMurthy Vemulapati, Takele Abayneh, Teferi Degefa, Getaw Deresse and Esayas Gelaye
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:3
  15. This article focuses on the new Veterinary Medicines Regulation, which is applicable across all Member States of the European Union, including Ireland, from 28 January 2022. From this date, prophylactic use of...

    Authors: Simon J. More, Finola McCoy and Catherine I. McAloon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:2
  16. Legislation pertaining to canine ownership in Ireland maintains a one-health perspective by establishing a minimum standard of care for dogs while safeguarding human health and wellbeing. However, public aware...

    Authors: Laura Keogh, Alison Hanlon, Andrew Kelly, Catherine Devitt and Locksley Messam
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:1
  17. Selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) is widely promoted in dairy farming as a method to reduce antimicrobial usage. New legislation introduced by the European Union will restrict and regulate the prophylactic and ...

    Authors: Sarah Huey, Michaela Kavanagh, Aine Regan, Moira Dean, Clare McKernan, Finola McCoy, Eoin G. Ryan, Javier Caballero-Villalobos and Catherine I. McAloon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:28
  18. Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a mutation in the procollagen-lysine, 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 1 (PLOD1) gene. Homozygosity for the mutation results in defe...

    Authors: Áine Rowe, Sharon Flanagan, Gerald Barry, Lisa M. Katz, Elizabeth A. Lane and Vivienne Duggan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:27
  19. This study was conducted to analyze the genetic characteristics of 41 β-lactam-resistant Escherichia coli isolates, which are one of the common causes of environmental mastitis, isolated from the bulk tank milk o...

    Authors: Hye-Ri Jung, Koeun Kim and Young Ju Lee
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:26
  20. Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a Lagovirus, a subgroup of the family Caliciviridae. RHDV2 is a variant first described in France in 2010, and has since spread globally. It has been reported in severa...

    Authors: Aideen Kennedy, Louise Britton, Andrew W. Byrne, Christina Byrne, Mícheál Casey, Orla Flynn, Jose Maria Lozano, Ferdia Marnell, Maire McElroy, Neil Reid, Margaret Wilson and William FitzGerald
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:25
  21. Paratuberculosis is a common disease in ruminants, causing economic losses in livestock farming, and a relationship between the exposure to its causative agent Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, and Cro...

    Authors: Veit Zoche-Golob, René Pützschel, Esra Einax and Karsten Donat
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:24
  22. Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a severe contagious viral disease, which mainly affects small ruminants. PPR is caused by a Morbillivirus that belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae. In this study 12 suspected...

    Authors: Fatima A. Saeed, Mohammed M.Gumaa, Sana A.Abdelaziz, Khalid A. Enan, Selma K. Ahmed and Mohammed O. Hussien
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:23
  23. The impact of enterococci in human health has been growing for the last decades, mainly due to their resistance to several antimicrobial agents. Human consumption of contaminated meat, especially poultry, has ...

    Authors: Teresa Semedo-Lemsaddek, João Bettencourt Cota, Tânia Ribeiro, Amélia Pimentel, Luís Tavares, Fernando Bernando and Manuela Oliveira
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:22
  24. Since the 1940s, Staphylococcus aureus has adapted to the use of different antimicrobials to treat infections. Although S. aureus can act as a commensal bacterium, some strains are facultative pathogens and acqui...

    Authors: Daniel Crespo-Piazuelo and Peadar G. Lawlor
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:21
  25. Pediculosis in cattle causes significant itching, irritation and stress to the animal, often resulting in skin damage and poor coat condition. The control of bovine pediculosis in Ireland is based predominantl...

    Authors: Fiona Mckiernan, Jack O’Connor, William Minchin, Edward O’Riordan, Alan Dillon, Martina Harrington and Annetta Zintl
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:20
  26. Chlamydia spp. are prevalent zoonotic pathogens that infect a wide variety of host species. Chlamydia abortus (C. abortus) infection in yaks has been reported in Gansu and Qinghai province, China. However, no dat...

    Authors: Lin Liang, Yuan Wen, Zhaocai Li, Ping Liu, Xing Liu, Shuming Tan, Donghui Liu, Jizhang Zhou and Dewen Tong
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:19
  27. The Biological Isolation and Containment Unit (BICU) is a subunit of the Teaching Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, for the admission of animals with confirm...

    Authors: C. Verdial, C. Carneiro, I. Machado, L. Tavares, V. Almeida, M. Oliveira and S. Gil
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:18
  28. Hot-iron disbudding is a common management procedure to prevent horn growth in calves. The study objective was to examine effect of age, breed and sex on horn bud size of dairy-bred and suckler-bred calves at ...

    Authors: Gabriela A. Marquette, Mark McGee, Andrew D. Fisher, Kelly Stanger, Anastasio Argüello and Bernadette Earley
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:17
  29. As part of clinical wound assessment in bovine surgery, discrepancies in skin temperature are evaluated by placing the back of the hand on the area to be examined. Generally, an increased skin temperature at t...

    Authors: Ioannis Proios, Marian Kusenda, Christian Seiler, Carsten Siewert, Hermann Seifert and Martin Kaske
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:16
  30. Peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) is increasingly considered as an alternative to central parenteral nutrition (CPN) given the higher cost and more frequent clinical complications associated with the latte...

    Authors: Cesar Augusto Flores Dueñas, Soila Maribel Gaxiola Camacho, Martin Francisco Montaño Gómez, Rafael Villa Angulo, Idalia Enríquez Verdugo, Tomás Rentería Evangelista, José Ascención Pérez Corrales and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Gaxiola
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:15
  31. There has been increasing concern expressed about the welfare of exotic pets worldwide. For the purposes of this article, an exotic pet is considered to be a non-domesticated species, where there are knowledge...

    Authors: Matt Goins and Alison J. Hanlon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:13
  32. In addressing the threat of antimicrobial resistance, it is critical to understand the barriers to the uptake of strategies for the reduction of antimicrobial use (AMU) in the pig industry. In several EU count...

    Authors: Alessia Diana, Sylvia Snijders, Alison Rieple and Laura Ann Boyle
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:12
  33. Selenitetriglycerides are biologically active, organic forms of selenium formed as a result of the modification of selenic acid and sunflower oil. Studies in rats have shown that they are well absorbed and of ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Żarczyńska, Przemysław Sobiech, Dawid Tobolski, John F. Mee and Josef Illek
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:11
  34. Paying more attention to free-roaming dogs’ population control seems to be necessary because of public health and environmental problems. The present study used the community readiness model to determine the r...

    Authors: Tahereh Kamalikhah, Somayeh Mirrezaei, Tahereh Rahimi, Leila Sabzmakan and Safiye Ghobakhloo
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:10
  35. Bluetongue (BT) is a vector-borne viral disease of ruminant and camelid species which is transmitted by Culicoides spp. The causative agent of BT is bluetongue virus (BTV) that belongs to genus Orbivirus of the f...

    Authors: Molhima M. Elmahi, Mohammed O. Hussien, Abdel Rahim E. Karrar, Amira M. Elhassan and Abdel Rahim M. El Hussein
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:9
  36. An accurate assessment of feline behaviour is essential in reducing the risk of handler injury and evaluating/improving feline welfare within veterinary practices. However, inexperience and/or suboptimal educa...

    Authors: Sandra Louise Nicholson and Roslyn Áine O’Carroll
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:8
  37. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the main cause of mortality among 1-to-5 month old calves in Ireland, accounting for approximately one-third of deaths. Despite widespread use of clinical respiratory signs ...

    Authors: Inmaculada Cuevas-Gómez, Mark McGee, José María Sánchez, Edward O’Riordan, Nicky Byrne, Tara McDaneld and Bernadette Earley
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:7
  38. Cyanide is one of the most rapidly acting toxins affecting cattle, with poisoning typically occurring following ingestion of cyanogenic plants. Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), is one such potentially toxic cyanogen...

    Authors: Aideen Kennedy, Audrey Brennan, Celine Mannion and Maresa Sheehan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:6
  39. Research on calf health and welfare has intensified in the past decades. This is an update on a review series on calf health from birth to weaning published ten years ago.

    Authors: Ingrid Lorenz
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:5
  40. Although visual locomotion scoring is inexpensive and simplistic, it is also time consuming and subjective. Automated lameness detection methods have been developed to replace the visual locomotion scoring and...

    Authors: G. M. Borghart, L. E. O’Grady and J. R. Somers
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:4
  41. Brachycephalic breeds have anatomical skull changes that are responsible for ocular clinical signs, known as the brachycephalic ocular syndrome (BOS). Their popularity has increased in recent years but the exc...

    Authors: Joana Costa, Andrea Steinmetz and Esmeralda Delgado
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:3
  42. The objective of our study was to evaluate prevalence of selected bacterial and fungal pathogens of mastitis in dairy cattle in north-eastern Poland. Our study was conducted from 2013 to 2019 in 1,665 clinical...

    Authors: E. Kaczorek-Łukowska, J. Małaczewska, R. Wójcik, K. Duk, A. Blank and A. K. Siwicki
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:10

  43. Teat disinfection is an important step in the control of mastitis within a dairy herd. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 96 commercially available teat disinfectant products in I...

    Authors: Sarah Rose Fitzpatrick, Mary Garvey, Jim Flynn, Bernadette O’Brien and David Gleeson
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2021 74:1
  44. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kyratsoula Pentsou and Vilhelmiina Huuskonen
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2020 73:26

    The original article was published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2020 73:9

  45. In recent years, there have been multiple (political, environmental, cultural) drivers of change in Irish agriculture, including the establishment of Animal Health Ireland (AHI) in 2009, to provide leadership ...

    Authors: Natascha V. Meunier, Kenneth McKenzie, David A. Graham and Simon J. More
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2020 73:25
  46. Respiratory disease is one of the most important factors impacting pig production worldwide. There is no available information on the prevalence of key pathogens implicated in Irish pig production. The objecti...

    Authors: Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Rose Mary Fitzgerald, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Helen O’Shea, John Moriarty, Máire C. McElroy and Finola Catherine Leonard
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2020 73:24