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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Short Communication

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. A 20-year-old gelding presented with a history of acute respiratory distress which began immediately after administration of a mineral oil and water mix, via nasogastric intubation, for treatment of suspected ...

    Authors: Lucy Metcalfe, Carolyn Cummins, Eva Maischberger and Lisa Katz

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2010 63:303

    Content type: Case Report

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  15. An 11-year-old mare presented 36 hours after foaling with a ruptured bladder. Uroperitoneum was diagnosed on ultrasound and from the creatinine concentration of the peritoneal fluid. Bladder endoscopy demonstr...

    Authors: JO Stephen, MS Harty, AR Hollis, JM Yeomans and KTT Corley

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:734

    Content type: Case Report

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  16. A simple random survey was conducted in Ireland during 2005 to estimate the ELISA-prevalence of paratuberculosis, commonly called Johne's disease (JD), in the cattle population. Serum samples were collected fr...

    Authors: M Good, T Clegg, H Sheridan, D Yearsely, T O'Brien, J Egan and P Mullowney

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:597

    Content type: Research

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  17. A study was carried out to investigate the effect of six pre-milking teat preparation procedures on lowering the staphylococal, streptococcal and coliform microbial count on teat skin prior to cluster applicat...

    Authors: D Gleeson, B O'Brien, J Flynn, E O'Callaghan and F Galli

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:461

    Content type: Research

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  18. Clinical isolates (n = 63) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa obtained from various sites in 63 horses were compared using ERIC2 RAPD PCR to determine their genetic relatedness. Resulting banding patterns (n = 24 genotype...

    Authors: A Tazumi, Y Maeda, T Buckley, BC Millar, CE Goldsmith, JSG Dooley, JS Elborn, M Matsuda and JE Moore

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:456

    Content type: Research

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  19. The demography of bovine infections caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) in Ireland is poorly defined. The objective of this study was to describe the demographics of cattle positive to...

    Authors: EKB Richardson, JF Mee, C Sánchez-Miguel, J Crilly and SJ More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:398

    Content type: Research

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  20. Bovine tuberculosis is an ongoing problem in Ireland, and herd incidence has remained at approximately 5% for some years. Spillover of infection from cattle to people remains an ever-present possibility, given...

    Authors: P Doran, J Carson, E Costello and SJ More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:390

    Content type: Case Report

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  21. The establishment of a single validated endoscopic laryngeal grading system for assessing recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) is desirable to facilitate direct comparisons between the findings of different cl...

    Authors: N Collins, E Milne, C Hahn and P Dixon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:334

    Content type: Research

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  22. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of paratuberculosis sero-status on milk yield, fat, protein, somatic cell count and calving interval in Irish dairy herds. Serum from all animals over ...

    Authors: K Hoogendam, E Richardson and JF Mee

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):265

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  23. The global dairy industry, the predominant pathogens causing mastitis, our understanding of mastitis pathogens and the host response to intramammary infection are changing rapidly. This paper aims to discuss c...

    Authors: RN Zadoks and JL Fitzpatrick

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S59

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  24. In 1998, Countdown Downunder, Australia's national mastitis and cell count control programme, was created. With funding from the country's leading dairy organisation, Dairy Australia, this programme was origin...

    Authors: PB Brightling, RD Dyson, AF Hope and J Penry

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S52

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  25. The relationship between bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC) and farm management and infrastructure was examined using data from 398 randomly selected, yet representative, Irish dairy farms where the basal diet...

    Authors: PT Kelly, K O'Sullivan, DP Berry, SJ More, WJ Meaney, EJ O'Callaghan and B O'Brien

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S45

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  26. Treatment of mastitis should be based on bacteriological diagnosis and take national and international guidelines on prudent use of antimicrobials into account. In acute mastitis, where bacteriological diagnos...

    Authors: S Pyörälä

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S40

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  27. In this paper a review is given of frequently used mastitis diagnostic methods in modern dairy practice. Methods used at the quarter, cow, herd and regional or national level are discussed, including their usa...

    Authors: TJGM Lam, RGM Olde Riekerink, OC Sampimon and H Smith

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S34

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  28. This paper describes the methods and results of the Norwegian Mastitis Control Program implemented in 1982. The program has formed an integral part of the Norwegian Cattle Health Services (NCHS) since 1995. Th...

    Authors: O Østerås and L Sølverød

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S26

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  29. Against the background of prevailing udder health problems on dairy farms, this paper discusses a new approach to mastitis control. Current udder health control programmes, such as the 'five-point plan', are h...

    Authors: JPTM Noordhuizen and J Cannas da Silva

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62(Suppl 4):S21

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 62 Supplement 4

  30. This study used techniques in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to explore the spatial patterns of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the whole island of Ireland over an 11-year period. This is the first time th...

    Authors: G McGrath, D Abernethy, L Stringer and SJ More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:192

    Content type: Research

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  31. Since 1998, there has been a steady decline in herd restrictions and de-populations in Ireland due to bovine brucellosis. There is concern that the interpretation of laboratory results may become increasingly ...

    Authors: M Hayes, S Ashe, DM Collins, S Power, K Kenny, M Sheahan, G O'Hagan and SJ More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:182

    Content type: Research

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  32. This report describes a four-day-old, full-term Connemara colt, presented for the evaluation of a progressive inability to rise unassisted. A diagnosis of nutritional muscular dystrophy was made based on muscu...

    Authors: LM Katz, S O'Dwyer and PJ Pollock

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:119

    Content type: Case Report

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  33. An understanding of livestock movement is critical to effective disease prevention, control and prediction. However, livestock movement in Ireland has not yet been quantified. This study has sought to define t...

    Authors: S Ashe, SJ More, J O'Keeffe, P White, G McGrath and I Aznar

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:44

    Content type: Research

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  34. Research has shown that total bacterial count (TBC), which is the bacterial growth per ml of milk over a fixed period of time, can be decreased by good hygiene and farm management practices. The objective of t...

    Authors: PT Kelly, K O'Sullivan, DP Berry, SJ More, WJ Meaney, EJ O'Callaghan and B O'Brien

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2009 62:36

    Content type: Research

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  35. Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), caused by bovine herpes virus 1 (BoHV-1), may result in various clinical consequences, including severe respiratory disease and conjunctivitis, venereal disease and red...

    Authors: L O'Grady, R O'Neill, DM Collins, TA Clegg and SJ More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:809

    Content type: Research

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