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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Content type: Research

    Part 1 of the study described the development of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based programme and accompanying handbook for the control of mastitis. This paper describes the implementat...

    Authors: Lies Beekhuis-Gibbon, Catherine Devitt, Paul Whyte, Luke O'Grady, Simon J More, Bairbre Redmond, Suzanne Quin and Michael L Doherty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:7

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  34. Content type: Review

    There have been considerable recent advancements in animal breeding and genetics relevant to disease control in cattle, which can now be utilised as part of an overall programme for improved cattle health. Thi...

    Authors: Donagh P Berry, Mairead L Bermingham, Margaret Good and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:5

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  35. Content type: Research

    The genetic similarity of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from pets, compared to human clinical cases and retail food isolates collected in Ireland over 2001-2006 was investigated by cluster analysis of pulsed-fiel...

    Authors: Els Acke, Cyril Carroll, Aoife O'Leary, Kevina McGill, Lorraine Kelly, Amanda Lawlor, Robert H Madden, Lynn Moran, Pam Scates, Eleanor McNamara, John E Moore, Boyd R Jones, Seamus Fanning and Paul Whyte

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal parasitism is a widely recognised problem in sheep production, particularly for lambs. While anthelmintics have a pivotal role in controlling the effects of parasites, there is a paucity of da...

    Authors: Thomas Patten, Barbara Good, James P Hanrahan, Grace Mulcahy and Theo de Waal

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:4

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  37. Content type: Research

    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems are a risk based preventive approach developed to increase levels of food safety assurance. This is part 1 of a pilot study on the development, imple...

    Authors: Lies Beekhuis-Gibbon, Paul Whyte, Luke O'Grady, Simon J More and Michael L Doherty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2011 64:2

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  38. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to examine the differences in sow metacarpal properties through various parities and to compare the incidence of locomotory problems between stalled and loose-housed sows. Metac...

    Authors: WF Ryan, PB Lynch and JV O'Doherty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:754

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    A nutritional evaluation of an Irish dairy herd indicated gross overfeeding of late lactation cows, over-conditioning of cows at parturition and a high rate of body condition loss in early lactation. Metabolis...

    Authors: Timothy Geraghty, Luke O'Grady and Finbar J Mulligan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:689

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  40. Content type: Research

    The emergency and casualty slaughter of cattle for human consumption (in cases where animals are likely to have suffered from acute or chronic pain, respectively) in Ireland requires that the animal is accompa...

    Authors: Mary Cullinane, Edmond O'Sullivan, Gerald Collins, Daniel M Collins and Simon J More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:568

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  41. Content type: Short Communication

    Pemoline is a central nervous system stimulant that has been used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy in humans; its identification in horses could be considered evidence of attemp...

    Authors: J. Gutierrez, R.L. Eisenberg, N.J. Koval, E.R. Armstrong, J. Tharappel, C.G. Hughes and T. Tobin

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:498

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    A twenty-month-old Jack Russell terrier was presented with a four-day history of thrombocytopenia, echymotic inguinal haemorrhages, coughing and reduced exercise tolerance. Clinical examination revealed severa...

    Authors: Emma JO'Neill, Els Acke, Emma Tobin and Grainne McCarthy

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:434

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  43. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to examine the impact of hospitalisation and antimicrobial drug administration on the prevalence of resistance in commensal faecal E. coli of horses. Faecal samples were collected ...

    Authors: Jill Bryan, Nola Leonard, Séamus Fanning, Lisa Katz and Vivienne Duggan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:373

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