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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  4. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  5. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  14. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  15. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. 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

    Content type: Review

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  20. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  23. 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

    Content type: Review

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  24. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  25. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  29. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Case Study

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

  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  37. 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

    Content type: Case Study

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  38. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Database

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  43. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  44. 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

    Content type: Case Study

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  45. 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

    Content type: Review

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