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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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

  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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