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  1. Content type: Short Report

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic pathogen commonly considered an important foodborne virus. Pet dogs are important reservoirs of zoonotic agents. In the present study, the seroprevalence of HEV in pet dog...

    Authors: Kwang-Soo Lyoo, Soo-Jin Yang, Woonsung Na and Daesub Song

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    The lungworm, Perostrongylus falciformis (fomerly known as Aelurostrongylus falciformis) has been identified in badgers (Meles meles) in Britain, the Russian Federation, Italy, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Bosnia Her...

    Authors: Jennifer OC. Byrne, Andrew W. Byrne, Annetta Zintl, Karolina Jankowska, Emmanuel Coulange, Theo de Waal, Grainne McCarthy, James O’Keeffe, Inger S. Hamnes and Ursula Fogarty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    T1w turbo spin echo (TSE) represents a fundamental sequence in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols investigating the brain. Recent human literature has reported T1w Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery’s...

    Authors: Chiara Bergamino, Séamus Hoey, Kenneth Waller and Cliona Skelly

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:6

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  4. Content type: Research

    Tamoxifen (TAM), a selective modulator of estrogen receptors (SERMs) has been recently explored as a therapeutic option for the oral treatment of airway inflammation in the horse. The objective of this work wa...

    Authors: Gonzalo Gajardo, Rodrigo López-Muñoz, Anita Plaza, Benjamin Uberti, José Sarmiento, Gabriel Morán and Claudio Henríquez

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:5

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  5. Content type: Short report

    We report on the use of the faecal egg count reduction test to evaluate the performance of ivermectin in treating gastrointestinal nematode infections in first grazing season (FGS) calves on four dairy farms i...

    Authors: James O’Shaughnessy, Yvonne Drought, John Lynch, Marian Denny, Christine Hurley, William Byrne, Mícheál Casey, Theo de Waal and Maresa Sheehan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    Disregarding atlantoaxial instability in toy breed dogs associated with dens malformation and cervical spondylomyelopathy; cervical vertebral malformations are rare and poorly characterised in veterinary medic...

    Authors: Ricardo Fernandes, Noel Fitzpatrick, Clare Rusbridge, Jeremy Rose and Colin J. Driver

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:2

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  7. Content type: Research

    Companion animal behaviour problems significantly impact companion animal (and owner) welfare. Veterinary behavioural medicine (VBM) is an emerging discipline and aims to provide evidence-based advice to owner...

    Authors: Emma Shalvey, Mark McCorry and Alison Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2019 72:1

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  8. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the voluntary acceptance of two oral liquid formulations of ciclosporin, investigational Atopica® oral solution (Elanco Animal Health) and Cyclavance® Ora...

    Authors: Srinivas J. Kammanadiminti, Lori A. Carter, Wolfgang Seewald and Kelly P. Doucette

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:27

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  9. Content type: Research

    A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded clinical study was conducted to determine whether a single dose of midazolam affects the cardiovascular response to surgical manipulation of the ovaries d...

    Authors: Josephine Kropf and J.M. Lynne Hughes

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:26

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  10. Content type: Research

    The dimensions of the left atrium in cases with mitral regurgitation are an indirect measurement of its severity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the value of a new radiographic measurement, the ra...

    Authors: Xavier Sánchez Salguero, David Prandi, Francisco Llabrés-Díaz, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla and Claudio Bussadori

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:25

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  11. Content type: Research

    Bovine tuberculosis (bTB, caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis) is endemic in the Irish cattle population, and the subject of a national eradication programme since the late 1950s. During 2014, a substant...

    Authors: Rob Doyle, Tracy A. Clegg, Guy McGrath, Jamie Tratalos, Damien Barrett, Ada Lee and Simon J. More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:24

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  12. Content type: Research

    This ultrasonographic study monitored lesions involving the lung surface suspected to be the early stages of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) tumours over 4 months in commercially farmed sheep. The enlarge...

    Authors: P. R. Scott, M. P. Dagleish and C. Cousens

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:23

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  13. Content type: Short Report

    Neutrophils are terminally differentiated innate effector cells at the first line of host defense. Neutrophil migration within tissues is complex and involves several steps, during which these cells must be ab...

    Authors: Natalia Morales, Claudio Henriquez, Jose Sarmiento, Benjamin Uberti and Gabriel Moran

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:22

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    L-theanine is an aminoacid found in tea leaves which has relaxing effects in humans and animals. It is a structural analogue of glutamate which can bind glutamate receptors. Although the relaxing action of L-t...

    Authors: V Dramard, L Kern, J Hofmans, C A Rème, C S Nicolas, V Chala and C Navarro

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:21

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  15. Content type: Research

    Left displacement of the abomasum (LDA) is a condition of dairy cows that causes huge economic losses. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of LDA after on-farm correction by the 2-step laparoscopic...

    Authors: Filippo Fiore, Daniele Musina, Raffaella Cocco, Alessandro Di Cerbo and Nicoletta Spissu

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:20

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  16. Content type: Research

    Idiopathic lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis (LPR) is a common inflammatory disorder of the nasal cavity in dogs due to unknown etiology. It is characterised by non-specific clinical signs, including nasal discharge,...

    Authors: Ewa Kaczmar, Andrzej Rychlik and Marta Szweda

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:19

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    The aim of this study was to create a clear visual representation of the live movements of cattle in the Republic of Ireland over the course of the year 2016. The animation created can be viewed online:

    Authors: Guy McGrath, Jamie A. Tratalos and Simon J. More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2018 71:18

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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

  39. 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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  40. 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

  41. 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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