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  1. Short Report

    Stakeholder perspectives on the use of pig meat inspection as a health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; a SWOT analysis

    A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is a strategic management tool applied to policy planning and decision-making. This short report presents the results of a SWOT analysis, carr...

    C. Devitt, L. Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and A. Hanlon

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:17

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  2. Research

    Usefulness of clinical observations and blood chemistry values for predicting clinical outcomes in dairy goats with pregnancy toxaemia

    Pregnancy toxaemia (PT) is a disease that affects pregnant goats during their last month of gestation and is characterized by a high case fatality rate. This study involved 32 does maintained on a commercial d...

    Miguel S. Lima, Júlia M. Silveira, Nuno Carolino, Luis P. Lamas, Rita A. Pascoal and Charles A. Hjerpe

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:16

    Published on: 24 October 2016

  3. Case Report

    Dermatosparaxis in two Limousin calves

    An unusual presentation of skin disease was identified in two related neonatal Pedigree Limousin calves presented to University Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin, following detailed post mortem ex...

    Catherine I. Carty, Alison M. Lee, Nathan A. E. Wienandt, Edward L. Stevens, Derron A. Alves, John A. Browne, Jill Bryan, Eoin G. Ryan and Joseph P. Cassidy

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:15

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  4. Review

    Decision making on helminths in cattle: diagnostics, economics and human behaviour

    Helminth infections of cattle affect productivity in all classes of stock, and are amongst the most important production-limiting diseases of grazing ruminants. Over the last decade, there has been a shift in ...

    Johannes Charlier, Valérie De Waele, Els Ducheyne, Mariska van der Voort, Fiona Vande Velde and Edwin Claerebout

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:14

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  5. Short report

    Insights into antimicrobial resistance among long distance migratory East Canadian High Arctic light-bellied Brent geese (Branta bernicla hrota)

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the most significant threat to global public health and ascertaining the role wild birds play in the epidemiology of resistance is critically important. This study investigate...

    Austin Agnew, Juan Wang, Séamus Fanning, Stuart Bearhop and Barry J. McMahon

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:13

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  6. Case Report

    Typhlocolitis associated with Clostridium difficile ribotypes 078 and 110 in neonatal piglets from a commercial Irish pig herd

    Clostridium difficile is a recognised cause of typhlocolitis and diarrhoea in neonatal pigs but has never been confirmed in association with pathology and disease in Irish pigs.

    Máire C. McElroy, Martin Hill, Geraldine Moloney, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Shane McGettrick, Áine O’Doherty and Thomas R. Rogers

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:10

    Published on: 19 August 2016

  7. Research

    Expression of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), E-cadherin and Ki-67 in metastatic and non-metastatic canine mammary carcinomas

    The aim of the study was to demonstrate the immunohistochemical expression of proteins that affect the metastatic potential of a tumour, including matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) and E-cadherin. Another obj...

    Marcin Nowak, Janusz A. Madej, Bartosz Pula, Piotr Dziegiel and Rafal Ciaputa

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:9

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  8. Case Report

    Isolation of Chlamydia abortus from a laboratory worker diagnosed with atypical pneumonia

    Identifying the aetiological agent of atypical pneumonia in human can sometimes be a tedious process, especially in cases where Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella species and Chlamydia pneumoniae are ruled out. In...

    Nieves Ortega, M. Rosa Caro, M. Carmen Gallego, Antonio Murcia-Belmonte, Daniel Álvarez, Laura del Río, Francisco Cuello, Antonio J. Buendía and Jesús Salinas

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:8

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  9. Research

    Genetic diversity of ruminant Pestivirus strains collected in Northern Ireland between 1999 and 2011 and the role of live ruminant imports

    The genus pestivirus within the family Flaviviridae includes bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) types 1 and 2, border disease virus (BDV) and classical swine fever virus. The two recognised genotypes of BVDV are...

    Maria P. Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, Lynsey Cooper, Craig Brown, Sam Leinster, Ronan O’Neill, Liam Doyle and David A. Graham

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:7

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  10. Research

    A survey of rift valley fever and associated risk factors among the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedaries) in Sudan

    Rift valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne viral disease of domestic livestock and wild ruminants. In camels RVF may cause abortion among pregnant camels, but is most often asymptomatic among other camels. In...

    Maiy M. M. Abdallah, Ibrahim A. Adam, Tamadur M. Abdalla, Sanaa A. Abdelaziz, Mohamed E. Ahmed and Imadeldin E. Aradaib

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:6

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  11. Research

    Use of serology and real time PCR to control an outbreak of bovine brucellosis at a dairy cattle farm in the Nile Delta region, Egypt

    Bovine brucellosis remains one of the most prevalent zoonotic infections affecting dairy cattle in developing countries where the applied control programs often fail. We analyzed the epidemiologic pattern of b...

    Mayada Gwida, Maged El-Ashker, Falk Melzer, Mohamed El-Diasty, Mohamed El-Beskawy and Heinrich Neubauer

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:3

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  12. Research

    Pig producer perspectives on the use of meat inspection as an animal health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

    Currently, there is growing interest in developing ante and post mortem meat inspection (MI) to incorporate measures of pig health and welfare for use as a diagnostic tool on pig farms. However, the success of...

    Catherine Devitt, Laura Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and Alison Hanlon

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:2

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  13. Case report

    A case report of Mycoplasma wenyonii associated immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia in a dairy cow

    A three year old, second lactation Holstein dairy cow presented to the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety, Glasgow University Veterinary School in November 2014 with a history of post...

    Nicola Gladden, Hayley Haining, Livia Henderson, Francesco Marchesi, Libby Graham, Michael McDonald, Fraser. R. Murdoch, Anna Bruguera Sala, Jayne Orr and Kathryn Ellis

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:1

    Published on: 22 January 2016

  14. Research

    Profiling oral and digital lesions in sheep in Ireland

    During the FMD outbreak in Ireland and the UK in 2001, there was significant uncertainty amongstveterinary practitioners and government veterinary inspectors surrounding the clinical diagnosis of FMD insheep. ...

    William G. FitzGerald, Joseph P. Cassidy, Bryan K. Markey and Michael L. Doherty

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:30

    Published on: 16 December 2015

  15. Short Report

    The total cost of rearing a heifer on Dutch dairy farms: calculated versus perceived cost

    As farmers do not often keep a record of the expenditures for rearing, an economic tool that provides insight into the cost of rearing is useful. In the Netherlands, an economic tool (Jonkos) has been develope...

    N. Mohd Nor, W. Steeneveld, T. H. J. Derkman, M. D. Verbruggen, A. G. Evers, M. H. A. de Haan and H. Hogeveen

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:29

    Published on: 15 December 2015

  16. Research

    Prevalence of BoHV-1 seropositive and BVD virus positive bulls on Irish dairy farms and associations between bull purchase and herd status

    BVD and IBR are contagious viral diseases highly prevalent in Irish cattle. Despite their significant reproductive and economic impact very little is known about the BVD and IBR status of stock bulls (a bull u...

    A. M. Martinez-Ibeas, Clare Power, Jennifer McClure and Riona G. Sayers

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:28

    Published on: 9 December 2015

  17. Research

    Thoracolumbar partial lateral corpectomy for the treatment of chronic intervertebral disc disease in 107 dogs

    The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess short-and medium-term outcomes in dogs with chronic ventral thoracolumbar intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) treated by thoracolumbar partial lateral corpe...

    François-Xavier Ferrand, Pierre Moissonnier, Aurélie Filleur, Thibaut Cachon, Didier Fau, Eric Viguier and Claude Carozzo

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:27

    Published on: 1 December 2015

  18. Research

    Evaluation of three therapeutic alternatives for the early treatment of ovine pregnancy toxaemia

    Ovine pregnancy toxaemia is a common metabolic disorder of ewes due to increased foetal energy requirements in late pregnancy. This pathology is a metabolic condition characterized by hypoglycaemia and hyperke...

    L. Cal-Pereyra, J. R. González-Montaña, A. Benech, J. Acosta-Dibarrat, MJ. Martín, S. Perini, MC. Abreu, S. Da Silva and P. Rodríguez

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:25

    Published on: 24 October 2015

  19. Case Report

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy secondary to adipose infiltration as a cause of episodic collapse in a horse

    A 15-year-old Clydesdale cross gelding was investigated and managed over a 2-year period for intermittent collapse. The horse presented initially after an observed episode of collapse at rest, and had a restin...

    Alexandra G. Raftery, Nuria C. Garcia, Hal Thompson and David GM Sutton

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:24

    Published on: 19 October 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:19

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