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  1. Research

    Efficacy of washing and disinfection in cattle markets in Ireland

    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...

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

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:6

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  2. Review

    Ticks and Tick-borne diseases in Ireland

    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...

    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

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:4

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  3. Short report

    Protein profiling of plasma proteins in dairy cows with subclinical hypocalcaemia

    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 ...

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

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:3

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  4. Case report

    Dystrophic mineralization of the arterial fibrovascular tissue associated with a vitamin D hypervitaminosis in an 8-year-old female Alpaca (Vicugna pacos)

    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...

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

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:19

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  5. Research

    The immunohistochemical evaluation of selected markers in the left atrium of dogs with end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy and myxomatous mitral valve disease – a preliminary study

    Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) are the most common diseases noted in dogs. Although their pathogenesis varies, both include a significant enlargement of the left atrium.

    Izabela Janus, Małgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafał Ciaputa, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Urszula Pasławska, Massimiliano Tursi and Marcin Nowak

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:18

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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