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  1. Content type: Research

    Failure of passive transfer of maternal immunity via colostrum can occur in the bovine, and a number of blood tests have been developed to test calves for this failure. It is not clear which test is most suita...

    Authors: Ian Hogan, Michael Doherty, John Fagan, Emer Kennedy, Muireann Conneely, Paula Brady, Clare Ryan and Ingrid Lorenz

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:18

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    A 2-year-old male Maremma sheepdog presenting with chronic vomiting-regurgitation was examined at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Camerino University. An oesophagogastroscopy with a single blue + ...

    Authors: Matteo Cerquetella, Andrea Spaterna, Beniamino Tesei, Gabrio Bassotti and Giacomo Rossi

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:17

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  3. Content type: Research

    Fasciola hepatica is a helminth parasite of global importance in livestock, with major economic impact. However information on F. hepatica infections in Irish pasture-based dairy herds...

    Authors: Yris Bloemhoff, Andrew Forbes, Martin Danaher, Barbara Good, Eric Morgan, Grace Mulcahy, Mary Sekiya and Ríona Sayers

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:16

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    An unusual case of an 11-month-old, black Limousin-cross heifer, with an 8-month history of episodic seizures and photosensitisation, was referred by a veterinary practitioner to the Farm Animal Section of the...

    Authors: Conor G. McAloon, Michael L. Doherty, Henry O’Neill, Michael Badminton and Eoin G. Ryan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:15

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  5. Content type: Research

    The effects of lameness on fertility have been documented frequently but few data are available from seasonally breeding, pasture-based herds (such as those used in Ireland) where cows are housed during the wi...

    Authors: Joris R. Somers, Jon Huxley, Ingrid Lorenz, Michael L. Doherty and Luke O’Grady

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:14

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  6. Content type: Research

    With concerns over the development of anthelmintic resistance in cattle nematode populations, we must re-examine our approach to nematode control in cattle. Targeted selective treatments (TST), whereby individ...

    Authors: James O’Shaughnessy, Bernadette Earley, John F. Mee, Michael L. Doherty, Paul Crosson, Damien Barrett and Theo de Waal

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:13

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  7. Content type: Research

    Cow rumination and lying behaviour are potentially useful and interrelated indicators of cow health and welfare but there is conflicting evidence about how reliable these measures are. The objective of this st...

    Authors: Arne Vanhoudt, Steven van Winden, John C. Fishwick and Nicholas J. Bell

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:19

  8. Content type: Research

    The number of abandoned or otherwise neglected donkeys has significantly increased in Ireland in the recent past. The real or perceived capacity of the donkey to act as a reservoir of equine infectious disease...

    Authors: Sarah Finney, Joseph A. Collins and Vivienne Duggan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:11

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Little is known about foot lesions in dairy cattle in Ireland, managed under a pasture based system with housing during the winter and grazing for the rest of the year. Ten Irish dairy herds, with a lameness p...

    Authors: Joris Somers and Luke O’Grady

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:10

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    A 2-year-old female crossbreed dog was presented with progressive ataxia and paraparesis. A T3-L3 spinal lesion was determined by neurological examination. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an ovoid-sh...

    Authors: François-Xavier Ferrand, Paul Pillard, Claude Carozzo, Thierry Marchal, Marie-José Seurin and Catherine Escriou

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:9

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    The etiology of canine chronic bronchitis (CB) is not completely understood, although exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) affects the airway inflammatory responses in some dogs with CB. The mechanism...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yamaya, Hiroshi Sugiya and Toshihiro Watari

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:7

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    A 6-week-old female Simmental calf was evaluated for acute non-ambulatory tetraparesis. Physical and laboratory examinations revealed no clinically relevant abnormalities. Neurological findings were consistent...

    Authors: Velia-Isabel Hülsmeyer, Katharina Flatz, Katrin Putschbach, Martina Ramona Bechter, Sebastian Weiler, Andrea Fischer and Melanie Feist

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:6

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    A 2-year-old intact female miniature Pinscher weighing 1.7 kg with a body condition score of 2/5 was presented for acute vomiting, lethargy for 2 days, and large petechial skin lesions on the hip region includ...

    Authors: Tae-ho Chung, Dae-seung Baek, Namjung Kim, Jin-ho Park and Chul Park

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:4

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  14. Content type: Research

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common canine allergic skin disease and can significantly affect the quality of life of affected dogs. Treating canine AD with ciclosporin has been a subject of great interes...

    Authors: Christelle Navarro, Nolwenn Crastes, Elodie Benizeau and David McGahie

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:3

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  15. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to determine the bacterial species recovered from 61 cats with lower urinary tract infection (LUTI), and their susceptibility to cefovecin in vitro.

    Authors: Banu Dokuzeylül, Beren Başaran Kahraman, Alper Bayrakal, Belgi Diren Siğirci, Baran Çelik, Serkan Ikiz, Abdullah Kayar and M Erman OR

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    Calf output is a key element in determining the profitability of a suckler beef enterprise. Infectious agents such as Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD) virus, colostrum management and parasitic challenge can all af...

    Authors: James O’Shaughnessy, Bernadette Earley, Damien Barrett, Michael L Doherty, Paul Crosson, Theo de Waal and John F Mee

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:1

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  17. Content type: Research

    Myocarditis is a disease caused by numerous etiological factors and characterized by a non-specific course. The only method allowing for precise characterization of inflammatory changes is the histopathologica...

    Authors: Izabela Janus, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Marcin Nowak, Alicja Cepiel, Rafał Ciaputa, Urszula Pasławska, Piotr Dzięgiel and Karolina Jabłońska

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:28

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  18. Content type: Research

    Johne’s disease (JD) is a chronic granulomatous enteritis affecting ruminants. A number of farm management practices are associated with increased risk of JD transmission. The aim of the current study was to d...

    Authors: Aideen E Kennedy, Eugene F O’Doherty, Noel Byrne, Jim O’Mahony, E M Kennedy and Riona G Sayers

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:27

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    This report describes the diagnosis and management of repetitive stress-related injury (RSRI) of the proximal metacarpus in a seven-year old Thoroughbred racehorse. Intra-articular analgesia of the middle carp...

    Authors: Felim MacEoin and Paul Robinson

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:26

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    The presence of Helicobacter within the gastric mucosa is responsible for producing pathology in many animal species, including man. Since humans have been shown to harbour many of the same bacterial species as d...

    Authors: Rute Canejo-Teixeira, Manuela Oliveira, Hugo Pissarra, Maria Manuela R E Niza and Christina L Vilela

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:25

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  21. Content type: Research

    The major indication for antibiotic use in Danish pigs is treatment of intestinal diseases post weaning. Clinical decisions on antibiotic batch medication are often based on inspection of diarrhoeic pools on t...

    Authors: Ken Steen Pedersen, Markku Johansen, Øystein Angen, Sven Erik Jorsal, Jens Peter Nielsen, Tim K Jensen, Roberto Guedes, Marie Ståhl and Poul Bækbo

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:24

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  22. Content type: Research

    The physiological levels of endocrine and metabolic parameters in Slovene autochthonous breeds of sheep are not yet well known, nor are the mechanisms of their adaptability and responses to climate and environ...

    Authors: Tomaz Snoj, Zlatko Jenko and Nina Cebulj-Kadunc

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:22

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  23. Content type: Review

    Four primary mycotoxicosis have been reported in livestock caused by fungal infections of grasses or cereals by members of the Clavicipitaceae family. Ergotism (generally associated with grasses, rye, triticale a...

    Authors: Mary J Canty, Ursula Fogarty, Michael K Sheridan, Steve M Ensley, Dwayne E Schrunk and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:21

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Chronic copper toxicity was diagnosed in a Jersey herd in the Waikato region of New Zealand following an investigation into the deaths of six cattle from a herd of 250 dry cows. Clinical signs and post-mortem ...

    Authors: Howard Johnston, Laura Beasley and Neil MacPherson

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:20

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  25. Content type: Research

    In Ireland bovine babesiosis is caused by the tick-borne blood parasite, Babesia divergens. A survey of veterinary practitioners and farmers in the 1980’s revealed an annual incidence of 1.7% associated with cons...

    Authors: Annetta Zintl, Guy McGrath, Luke O’Grady, June Fanning, Kevin Downing, Denise Roche, Mícheál Casey and Jeremy S Gray

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:19

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  26. Content type: Research

    Infections with bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) and bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus cause diseases of cattle with a worldwide distribution. The primary objective of the present study was to describe aspects o...

    Authors: D J Bosco Cowley, David A Graham, Maria Guelbenzu, Michael L Doherty and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:18

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    A three year old male entire Staffordshire bull terrier was referred to University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital, with a two week history of fever, inflammation of the right hock, lameness on the right hi...

    Authors: Sabela Atencia, Stratos Papakonstantinou, Bernadette Leggett, Hester McAllister and Carmel T Mooney

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:17

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  28. Content type: Research

    In 2013 a Technology Adoption Program for sheep farmers was established to encourage the implementation of best management practices on sheep farms in Ireland. There were 4,500 participants in this programme i...

    Authors: Orla M Keane, Jason D Keegan, Barbara Good, Theo de Waal, June Fanning, Michael Gottstein, Mícheál Casey, Christine Hurley and Maresa Sheehan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:16

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Primary cranial mediastinal hemangiosarcomas are uncommon tumors. A 30-kg, 2-year-old, intact female German shepherd was presented for evaluation of cachexia and respiratory distress of a few days’ duration. L...

    Authors: Hun-Young Yoon, Hye-Mi Kang and Mi-Young Lee

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:15

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    The aim of our study was to investigate the possible etiology of avian colibacillosis by examining Escherichia coli isolates from fecal samples of healthy broilers.

    Authors: Mototaka Hiki, Masaru Usui, Tetsuo Akiyama, Michiko Kawanishi, Mai Tsuyuki, Saiki Imamura, Hideto Sekiguchi, Akemi Kojima and Tetsuo Asai

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:14

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Worldwide, Group A bovine rotavirus (RVA boRV) is one of the main causes of neonatal calf diarrhoea. Currently, limited epidemiological and sequence data exists on the RVA disease in bovines in Southern Irelan...

    Authors: PJ Collins, Emily Mulherin, Olivia Cashman, Grainne Lennon, Lynda Gunn, Helen O’Shea and Séamus Fanning

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:13

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    Coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS) are the most common pathogens leading to subclinical mastitis (SCM) in dairy cattle in Uganda. Coagulase negative staphylococci can vary between bacterial species in how ...

    Authors: Sandra Björk, Renee Båge, Benon M Kanyima, Susanne André, Maria G Nassuna-Musoke, David O Owiny and Ylva Persson

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:12

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first detected in Germany in November 2011. Confirmation of infection in Ireland was reported on October 30th 2012. The results of a national serological survey carried out in early ...

    Authors: Alan Johnson, Bernard Bradshaw, Catherine Boland and Padraig Ross

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:11

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  34. Content type: Research

    Intestinal phosphate binders, uremic toxin binders and some other types of supplements are an integral part of the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in various species, including cats. This pathology ...

    Authors: Natalia Bernachon, Sandrine Fournel, Hugues Gatto, Patricia Monginoux and David McGahie

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:10

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  35. Content type: Research

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) have been present for the last 2 decades in Croatia, causing large economical losses in the pig production. The ...

    Authors: Jelena Prpić, Tomislav Keros, Tomislav Bedeković, Dragan Brnić, Željko Cvetnić, Besi Roić and Lorena Jemeršić

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:9

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    The emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern to public and animal health. The contribution attributable to wildlife remains unclear. In this study two unrelated wildli...

    Authors: Shaun Smith, Juan Wang, Séamus Fanning and Barry J McMahon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:8

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  37. Content type: Research

    The Malakand valley of District Dir (Lower) is endowed with a diverse plant wealth. Ethnoveterinary knowledge provides the traditional medicines of livestock that are cheaper than standard treatment and are ea...

    Authors: Habib ul Hassan, Waheed Murad, Akash Tariq and Ashfaq Ahmad

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:6

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  38. Content type: Research

    Cases of Mycobacterium bovis infection South American camelids have been increasing in Great Britain. Current antemortem immunological tests have some limitations. Cases at post mortem examination frequently show...

    Authors: Timothy R Crawshaw, Jeremy I Chanter, Adrian McGoldrick and Kirsty Line

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:5

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  39. Content type: Research

    Bluetongue virus (BTV) is an insect-transmitted virus, which causes bluetongue disease (BT) in sheep and a fatal hemorrhagic infection in North American white-tailed deer. However, in cattle the disease is typ...

    Authors: Hadia OM Khair, Ibrahim A Adam, Shakir B Bushara, Kamal H Eltom, Nasreen O Musa and Imadeldin E Aradaib

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:4

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    An Ayrshire dairy herd was investigated for occurrence of ocular abnormalities in new-born calves. Ophthalmic examinations were performed on all the animals in the herd and 26% of them were diagnosed with bila...

    Authors: Lea Krump, Luke O’Grady, Ingrid Lorenz and Terence Grimes

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2014 67:2

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Primary lymphomas of the canine female genital tract are uncommon tumours. A 9-year-old intact female Lhasa Apso dog presenting with a closed pyometra underwent an ovariohysterectomy (OHE), and the hyperplasti...

    Authors: Ji-Seung Ko, Han-Jun Kim, Su Han and Sun-Hee Do

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:24

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  42. Content type: Short Report

    This study was undertaken to identify and characterize amino acid substitutions in gyrA and parC related with quinolone resistance of 27 nalidixic acid-resistant (NaR) Salmonella isolates collected in poultry sla...

    Authors: Dong Hwa Bae, Ho Jeong Baek, So Jeong Jeong and Young Ju Lee

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:23

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  43. Content type: Review

    A 15 year-old grey Thoroughbred gelding presented for investigation of chronic weight loss and recent onset of respiratory difficulty. Clinical examination confirmed tachypnoea with increased respiratory effor...

    Authors: Lucy VA Metcalfe, Peter J O’Brien, Stratos Papakonstantinou, Stephen D Cahalan, Hester McAllister and Vivienne E Duggan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:22

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  44. Content type: Research

    There have been few studies published internationally which document herd health management practices in suckler beef herds and no published Irish studies. The study objective was to document herd health statu...

    Authors: James O’Shaughnessy, John F Mee, Michael L Doherty, Paul Crosson, Damien Barrett, Luke O’Grady and Bernadette Earley

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:21

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