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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Content type: Research

    This report compiles the available information on unwanted horses in Ireland for 2011 and 2012 and builds upon the previous report for the period 2005 to 2010. Similar trends are present in the high value resp...

    Authors: Desmond P Leadon, Rebecca Jeffery, Dylan O’Toole and Vivienne Duggan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:20

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis Syndrome (FCGS) is a common disease in clinical practice. Among the therapeutic options available, long-acting corticosteroids are frequently used due to their anti-inflammator...

    Authors: Rodolfo O Leal, Solange Gil, Maria TV Brito, David McGahie, Maria MRE Niza and Luís Tavares

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:19

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    A dwarf rabbit presented with unilateral aberrant conjunctival growth. Allgoewer’s U-suture therapy was initially used to correct the overgrowth. Centrifugal incisions extending up to the limbus were made on t...

    Authors: Joon Young Kim, David L Williams, Kyung-soo Rho, Kyung-hee Kim, Young-sun Lee and Soon-wuk Jeong

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:18

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  6. Content type: Research

    In the less-sensitive mouse model, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) challenges result in shedding that reflect the amount of infection and the expression of virulence factors such as Shiga toxins (St...

    Authors: Danica Baines and Stephanie Erb

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:17

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    The doctor fish, Garra rufa, has become increasingly popular as a treatment for skin disorders and for pedicures in recent years. Despite this there is very little information available regarding the welfare of t...

    Authors: Neil M Ruane, Evelyn M Collins, Michelle Geary, David Swords, Cathy Hickey and Fiona Geoghegan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:16

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  8. Content type: Review

    Bovine reproductive disease attributable to bovine herpes virus-1 (BoHV-1) was first described in Germany in the 19th century, being recognised primarily as the cause of infectious vulvovaginitis and balanoposthi...

    Authors: David A Graham

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:15

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    A 20-year-old pony mare was presented to the equine hospital with a ten-day history of dysphagia, regurgitation and coughing. An obstruction of the oesophagus was excluded via endoscopy, but the proximal oesop...

    Authors: Annemarie Eichentopf, Alice Snyder, Stephan Recknagel, Albrecht Uhlig, Veronika Waltl and Gerald Fritz Schusser

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:13

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Erythrocyte pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency is described for the first time in three apparently unrelated West Highland white terriers (WHWT) from Ireland and the UK. All three dogs were diagnosed with markedl...

    Authors: Florence Juvet, Urs Giger, Ian Battersby, Pierre Menaut, Harriet M Syme and Carmel T Mooney

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:12

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cadmium (Cd), as one of heavy metals and an environmental stressor, may alter many physiological processes like growth and serum parameters in fish. The main objective of this study was to determine the effect...

    Authors: M Saeed Heydarnejad, Mozhdeh Khosravian-Hemamai and Amin Nematollahi

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:11

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  12. Content type: Research

    Streptococcus equi ssp. equi is the causative agent of ‘Strangles’ in horses. This is a debilitating condition leading to economic loss, yard closures and cancellation of equestrian events. There are multiple gen...

    Authors: Emma Moloney, Kerrie S Kavanagh, Tom C Buckley and Jakki C Cooney

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:10

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  13. Content type: Short Report

    Lyme disease is commonly diagnosed in humans in Latvia, but up to date no studies have been performed to investigate its prevalence in dogs. The aim of this study was to evaluate if seroprevalence against B. burg...

    Authors: Inese Berzina and Ilze Matise

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:9

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Treatment options for dogs with nasopharyngeal stenosis include fluoroscopic placement of metallic stents. Reported complications include entrapment of hair and food, obstruction and persistent nasal discharge...

    Authors: Audrey K Cook, Kelley Thieman Mankin, Ashley B Saunders, Carly E Waugh, Laura C Cuddy and Gary W Ellison

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:8

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  15. Content type: Research

    Identification of Staphylococci to species level in veterinary microbiology is important to inform therapeutic intervention and management. We report on the efficacy of three routinely used commercial phenotyp...

    Authors: Lisa Geraghty, Mary Booth, Neil Rowan and Andrew Fogarty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:7

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  16. Content type: Case Study

    Auscultation is considered the critical component of the veterinary clinical examination for the diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease but the accuracy with which adventitious sounds reflect underlying lung ...

    Authors: Philip R Scott

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:43

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:5

  17. Content type: Research

    Widespread use of flow cytometry for immunophenotyping in clinical veterinary medicine is limited by cost and requirement for considerable laboratory space, staff time, and expertise. The Guava EasyCyte Plus (...

    Authors: Stratos Papakonstantinou, Inese Berzina, Amanda Lawlor, Emma J O’Neill and Peter J O’Brien

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:6

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  18. Content type: Research

    It is believed that during the spring transition, the developing follicle tends to grow more slowly, persist longer and grow to a larger diameter prior to ovulation than at subsequent oestrus periods. A genera...

    Authors: John R Newcombe and Juan Cuervo-Arango

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:4

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    Chlamydia spp. are obligate intracellular gram-negative bacteria that cause a wide range of significant diseases in humans and animals worldwide, resulting in significant economic losses. Chlamydial infection in ...

    Authors: Dong-Hui Zhou, Fu-Rong Zhao, Hui-Yan Xia, Min-Jun Xu, Si-Yang Huang, Hui-Qun Song and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:2

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  20. Content type: Research

    To date, there have been a limited number of studies on the impact of government-incentivised farm animal welfare programmes or ‘schemes’, and on farmers’ attitudes regarding such schemes. In this study, focus...

    Authors: Andrea M Dwane, Simon J More, Martin Blake, Kenneth McKenzie and Alison J Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2013 66:1

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    Anthelmintic resistance has been reported in most sheep producing countries. Prior to the mid 1990s, reports of anthelmintic resistance in Ireland were sparse and focused on benzimidazole, one of the three cla...

    Authors: Barbara Good, James Patrick Hanrahan, Daniel Theodorus de Waal, Thomas Patten, Andrew Kinsella and Ciaran Oliver Lynch

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:21

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  22. Content type: Case Study

    Blood samples were collected opportunistically at routine post mortem examination from 199 sheep which came from 152 flocks. The location of each submitting flock was mapped. Sera were tested using a goose blo...

    Authors: Damien Barrett, Daniel M Collins, Guy McGrath and Colm Ó Muireagain

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:20

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    A seven-year old Australian Shepherd, suffering from idiopathic epilepsy under treatment with phenobarbitone and potassium bromide, was presented with generalised lower motor neuron signs. Electrophysiology an...

    Authors: Sonja Steinmetz, Andrea Tipold, Thomas Bilzer and Henning Christian Schenk

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:19

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  24. Content type: Research

    Female calves (n = 108) were assigned to 6 cold milk feeding treatments in two experiments for a 70-day period. Live-weight (LW) was measured weekly, with an additional LW taken at day 410 and post-calving for...

    Authors: David Gleeson and Bernadette O’Brien

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:18

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  25. Content type: Database

    Food Business Operators (FBO) are responsible for the safety of the food they produce and in Ireland those under the regulatory control of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine are required to provide...

    Authors: Sharon Duggan, Emily Jordan, Montserrat Gutierrez, Gaye Barrett, Tony O’Brien, Darren Hand, Kevin Kenny, June Fanning, Nola Leonard and John Egan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:17

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  26. Content type: Research

    Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is an infectious disease of cattle with a worldwide distribution. Herd-level prevalence varies among European Union (EU) member states, and prevalence information facilitates decis...

    Authors: D J Bosco Cowley, Tracy A Clegg, Michael L Doherty and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:16

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    A ten-year-old beef suckler cow was referred to the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health & Food Safety of the University of Glasgow, because of facial swelling in the region of the right maxilla. The f...

    Authors: Diether G J Prins, Thomas Wittek and David C Barrett

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:15

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    In 2007, herds of pigs in Jiangxi Province, China experienced outbreaks of a severe form of suspected porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) characterized by high fever, high morbidity and mortal...

    Authors: Aijiang Guo, Guohua Wu, Wei Gong, Xuenong Luo, Haixue Zheng, Huanjie Jia and Xuepeng Cai

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:14

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  29. Content type: Case Study

    During routine sampling of bulk raw milk on a dairy farm, the pathogenic bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found to be a contaminant, at numbers < 100 cfu/ml. A strain with an indistinguishable pulsed-field gel...

    Authors: Karen Hunt, Niall Drummond, Mary Murphy, Francis Butler, Jim Buckley and Kieran Jordan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:13

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  30. Content type: Review

    African horse sickness is an economically highly important non-contagious but infectious Orbivirus disease that is transmitted by various species of Culicoides midges. The equids most severely affected by the vir...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Thompson, Stephen Jess and Archie K Murchie

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:9

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  31. Content type: Research

    Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) causes an economically important endemic disease (BVD) of cattle in Ireland and worldwide. Systematic eradication by detection and removal of infectious (BVDV carrier) cattl...

    Authors: Alistair W Stott, Roger W Humphry, George J Gunn, Isabella Higgins, Thia Hennessy, Joe O’Flaherty and David A Graham

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:12

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  32. Content type: Review

    During abattoir meat inspection pig carcasses are partially or fully condemned upon detection of disease that poses a risk to public health or welfare conditions that cause animal suffering e.g. fractures. Thi...

    Authors: Sarah Harley, Simon More, Laura Boyle, Niamh O’ Connell and Alison Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:11

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  33. Content type: Review

    There are no peer reviewed data on dog control records from an official agency in Ireland. In order to address this, a total of 2,669 official dog control service records generated during 2007 by Cork County C...

    Authors: Edmond N O’Sullivan and Alison J Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:10

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  34. Content type: Research

    Prior to the present study, the seroprevalence of leptospirosis in Irish suckler herds was unknown. In this study, we describe the herd and animal-level prevalence of Leptospira Hardjo infection in the Irish suck...

    Authors: Eoin Gerard Ryan, Nola Leonard, Luke O’Grady, Simon J More and Michael L Doherty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to investigate risk factors for herd seropositivity to Leptospira Hardjo in Irish suckler herds. Herds were considered eligible for the study if they were unvaccinated and contain...

    Authors: Eoin Gerard Ryan, Nola Leonard, Luke O'Grady, Michael L Doherty and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    Angiostrongylus vasorum infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality in dogs. Although recognised in Ireland, there are no large series of cases reported. The aim of this retrospective study was to i...

    Authors: Barbara Gallagher, Sheila F Brennan, Micaela Zarelli and Carmel T Mooney

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:5

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  37. Content type: Research

    The Irish Horse Industry expanded during the Celtic Tiger boom years, then contracted in the current economic recession. High value horses were traditionally controlled through sale at public auction, private ...

    Authors: DP Leadon, Dylan O'Toole and Vivienne E Duggan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:3

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  38. Content type: Short Report

    In Ireland, every animal is examined at slaughter for its fitness for human consumption. The aim of this study was to determine the relative effectiveness of factories in submitting and subsequently in having ...

    Authors: Francisco Olea-Popelka, Zach Freeman, Paul White, Eamonn Costello, James O'Keeffe, Klaas Frankena, Wayne Martin and Simon More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:2

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  39. Content type: Research

    Pregnancy toxaemia is one of the most common diseases affecting small ruminants in the last month of gestation. Nearly 80% of the foetal growth occurs in the last 6 weeks of gestation. Fat goats and goats carr...

    Authors: Miguel S Lima, Rita A Pascoal and George T Stilwell

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2012 65:1

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  40. Content type: Review

    Calfhood diseases have a major impact on the economic viability of cattle operations. A three part review series has been developed focusing on calf health from birth to weaning. In this paper, the last of the...

    Authors: Ingrid Lorenz, Bernadette Earley, John Gilmore, Ian Hogan, Emer Kennedy and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:14

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  41. Content type: Case Study

    The objective of this study was to describe aspects of case study herds investigated by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) in which animal welfare incidents occurred and to identify key p...

    Authors: Patricia C Kelly, Simon J More, Martin Blake and Alison J Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:13

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  42. Content type: Review

    Animal Health Ireland has produced clear guidelines for the control of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) infection in Irish cattle herds. In the course of developing these guidelines it was clear that a framework f...

    Authors: Damien J Barrett, Simon J More, David A Graham, Joe O'Flaherty, Michael L Doherty and H Michael Gunn

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:12

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  43. Content type: Research

    Ireland has long been renowned as a major centre for the breeding, rearing and keeping of horses. Since 2007, however, there has been increasing concern for horse health and welfare standards, and links betwee...

    Authors: Joseph A Collins, Alison Hanlon, Simon J More, Patrick G Wall and Vivienne Duggan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:11

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  44. Content type: Research

    The importance of communication skills in veterinary medicine is increasingly recognised. Appropriate communication skills towards the client are of utmost importance in both companion animal practice and prod...

    Authors: Joachim L Kleen, Owen Atkinson and Jos PTM Noordhuizen

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:8

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