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  1. 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.

    Authors: Izabela Janus, Małgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafał Ciaputa, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Urszula Pasławska, Massimiliano Tursi and Marcin Nowak
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:18
  2. 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...

    Authors: C. Devitt, L. Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and A. Hanlon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:17
  3. 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...

    Authors: Miguel S. Lima, Júlia M. Silveira, Nuno Carolino, Luis P. Lamas, Rita A. Pascoal and Charles A. Hjerpe
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:16
  4. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:15
  5. 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 ...

    Authors: Johannes Charlier, Valérie De Waele, Els Ducheyne, Mariska van der Voort, Fiona Vande Velde and Edwin Claerebout
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:14
  6. 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...

    Authors: Austin Agnew, Juan Wang, Séamus Fanning, Stuart Bearhop and Barry J. McMahon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:13
  7. 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.

    Authors: Máire C. McElroy, Martin Hill, Geraldine Moloney, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Shane McGettrick, Áine O’Doherty and Thomas R. Rogers
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:10
  8. 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...

    Authors: Marcin Nowak, Janusz A. Madej, Bartosz Pula, Piotr Dziegiel and Rafal Ciaputa
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:9
  9. 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...

    Authors: Nieves Ortega, M. Rosa Caro, M. Carmen Gallego, Antonio Murcia-Belmonte, Daniel Álvarez, Laura del Río, Francisco Cuello, Antonio J. Buendía and Jesús Salinas
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:8
  10. 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...

    Authors: Maria P. Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, Lynsey Cooper, Craig Brown, Sam Leinster, Ronan O’Neill, Liam Doyle and David A. Graham
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:7
  11. 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...

    Authors: Maiy M. M. Abdallah, Ibrahim A. Adam, Tamadur M. Abdalla, Sanaa A. Abdelaziz, Mohamed E. Ahmed and Imadeldin E. Aradaib
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:6
  12. 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...

    Authors: Mayada Gwida, Maged El-Ashker, Falk Melzer, Mohamed El-Diasty, Mohamed El-Beskawy and Heinrich Neubauer
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:3
  13. 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...

    Authors: Catherine Devitt, Laura Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and Alison Hanlon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:2
  14. 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...

    Authors: Nicola Gladden, Hayley Haining, Livia Henderson, Francesco Marchesi, Libby Graham, Michael McDonald, Fraser. R. Murdoch, Anna Bruguera Sala, Jayne Orr and Kathryn Ellis
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:1
  15. Bovine coronavirus is a primary cause of neonatal calf diarrhea worldwide, and is also associated with acute diarrhea in adult cattle during the winter season. There are no reports on molecular characterizatio...

    Authors: L. Gunn, P. J. Collins, M. J. O’Connell and H. O’Shea
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:31
  16. 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. ...

    Authors: William G. FitzGerald, Joseph P. Cassidy, Bryan K. Markey and Michael L. Doherty
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:30
  17. 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...

    Authors: N. Mohd Nor, W. Steeneveld, T. H. J. Derkman, M. D. Verbruggen, A. G. Evers, M. H. A. de Haan and H. Hogeveen
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:29
  18. 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...

    Authors: A. M. Martinez-Ibeas, Clare Power, Jennifer McClure and Riona G. Sayers
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:28
  19. 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...

    Authors: François-Xavier Ferrand, Pierre Moissonnier, Aurélie Filleur, Thibaut Cachon, Didier Fau, Eric Viguier and Claude Carozzo
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:27
  20. Canine intervertebral disc degeneration can lead to intervertebral disc disease. Mild degenerative changes in the structure of the canine intervertebral disc can be identified in magnetic resonance images, whe...

    Authors: Lisa K. Harder, Vladimir Galindo-Zamora, Martin Beyerbach, Ingo Nolte and Patrick Wefstaedt
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:26
  21. 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...

    Authors: L. Cal-Pereyra, J. R. González-Montaña, A. Benech, J. Acosta-Dibarrat, MJ. Martín, S. Perini, MC. Abreu, S. Da Silva and P. Rodríguez
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:25
  22. 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...

    Authors: Alexandra G. Raftery, Nuria C. Garcia, Hal Thompson and David GM Sutton
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:24

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

  23. A 16-year-old, castrated, male English cocker spaniel dog was presented due to generalized alopecia. Routine clinical pathology, endocrine and abdominal ultrasonography results were consistent with a diagnosis...

    Authors: Young-Don Son, Da-Jung Kim, Ji-Houn Kang, Dong-Woo Chang, Young-Bae Jin, Dong-In Jung, Chulhyun Lee, Mhan-Pyo Yang, Sang-Rae Lee and Byeong-Teck Kang
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:22
  24. Laboratory diagnostic techniques able to detect Mycoplasma agalactiae are essential in contagious agalactia in dairy goats. This study was designed: 1) to determine the detection limits of PCR and culture in goat...

    Authors: J. Tatay-Dualde, A. Sánchez, M. Prats-van der Ham, A. Gómez-Martín, A. Paterna, J.C. Corrales, C. de la Fe, A. Contreras and J. Amores
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:21
  25. Analysis of data collected from pig farms may be useful to understand factors affecting pig health and productive performance. However, obtaining these data and drawing conclusions from them can be done at dif...

    Authors: Piero da Silva Agostini, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Carlos de Blas, Alan G. Fahey, Caio Abercio da Silva and Josep Gasa
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:20
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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

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

  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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