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  1. 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

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

  2. 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

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

  3. 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

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

  4. 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

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

  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. A questionnaire-based survey on veterinary herd health and production management services was conducted on 194 specialist dairy veterinarians and 466 dairy farmers. The farmers were randomly selected from grea...

    Authors: J.J. Lievaart, J.P.T.M. Noordhuizen, D. Buckley and S.C.L. Van Winden
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:668
  12. Research on domestic violence has established a substantial association between intimate partner abuse and the abuse of children within the home. It is only recently however, that researchers have demonstrated...

    Authors: B. Gallagher, M. Allen and B. Jones
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:658
  13. Driven by consumer demands, European legislation has suggested the use of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) as the quality risk management programme for the whole dairy chain. Until now, an except...

    Authors: J.S.C. Boersema, J.P.T.M. Noordhuizen, A. Vieira, J.J. Lievaart and W. Baumgartner
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:594
  14. Tuberculosis (TB), due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis was diagnosed in a flock of alpaca in Ireland in 2004. An epidemiological investigation was conducted to identify the risk of TB for farmed alpaca wher...

    Authors: DJ Connolly, PJ Dwyer, J Fagan, M Hayes, EG Ryan, E Costello, A Kilroy and SJ More
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:533
  15. This case report describes tuberculosis (TB) due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in alpaca (Lama pacos) on a farm in Ireland. Two severely debilitated alpaca were presented to the University Vete...

    Authors: E.G. Ryan, P.J. Dwyer, D.J. Connolly, J. Fagan, E. Costello and S.J. More
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:527
  16. Since 1994, Irish cattle have been exposed to greater risks of acquiring Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection as a consequence of the importation of over 70,000 animals from continen...

    Authors: W Cashman, J Buckley, T Quigley, S Fanning, S More, J Egan, D Berry, I Grant and K O'Farrell
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:464
  17. Congenital sliding, oesophageal or type I hiatal hernia was diagnosed in a five-month-old pug puppy presented for evaluation of dyspnoea post feeding. The diagnosis was confirmed using plain film radiography. ...

    Authors: B. Keeley, A. Puggioni and K. Pratschke
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:389
  18. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of trans-scrotal ultrasonography and testicular fine needle aspiration cytology in assessing bulls for breeding suitability. These two techniques were also ...

    Authors: A. Chapwanya, J. Callanan, H. Larkin, L. Keenan and L. Vaughan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:315
  19. Ascending placentitis is a condition that occurs late in pregnancy when bacteria enter the sterile uterus from the lower reproductive tract. It leads to abortion or the birth of premature and weakened foals. E...

    Authors: C. Cummins, S. Carrington, E. Fitzpatrick and V. Duggan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:307
  20. A seven-year-old male Jack Russell terrier was presented with a history of coughing, generalised weakness and lethargy 10 days after an abdominal coeliotomy to repair a large diaphragmatic rupture. Thoracic ra...

    Authors: E. Terzo, J. Pink, A. Puggioni, R. Shiel, V. Andreoni and H McAllister
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:170
  21. The deposition of semen, bacteria and debris in the uterus of the mare after breeding normally induces a self-limiting endometritis. The resultant fluid and inflammatory products are cleared by 48 hours post c...

    Authors: E. Maischberger, J.A. Irwin, S.D. Carrington and V.E. Duggan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2008 61:163
  22. A study was carried out to investigate the effect of restricting silage feeding on time of calving and calving performance in Holstein-Friesian cows. In the treatment group (n = 1,248 cows, 12 herds) silage fe...

    Authors: David E. Gleeson, Bernadette O'Brien and John F. Mee
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2007 60:667
  23. In this study, the clinical findings and results of haematological and biochemical analyses of 26 cattle with botulism were evaluated. The most important clinical signs in the affected cattle included: decreas...

    Authors: S Senturk and H Cihan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2007 60:481
  24. Many factors influence litter size. These include genetics, gilt management, lactation length, parity distribution, disease, stress and boar fertility. In the past 20 years, litter size in Irish sows has incre...

    Authors: Peadar G Lawlor and P Brendan Lynch
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2007 60:359
  25. Respiratory infections, recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) are major causes of poor performance in horses. Fungi and mycotoxins are now recognised as a major c...

    Authors: Thomas Buckley, Alan Creighton and Ursula Fogarty
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2007 60:231
  26. A nine-year-old male entire Labrador was diagnosed with pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism. Following seven months of successful mitotane therapy, the dog presented with marked weight gain, seborrhoea an...

    Authors: Robert E Shiel, Els Acke, Antonella Puggioni, Joseph P Cassidy and Carmel T Mooney
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2007 60:88
  27. This paper reports on an unusual case of pleural epitheloid mesothelioma in a nine-month-old male, mixed breed dog. The dog was presented in-extremis and, on post mortem examination, multiple, exophytic, frequent...

    Authors: Sevil Atalay Vural, Zafer Ozyildiz and Sule Yurdagul Ozsoy
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2007 60:30
  28. A descriptive analysis, to investigate the potential risk factors that might have contributed to the increased incidence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) herd-breakdowns in the reference area of Co. Donegal during...

    Authors: Francisco Olea-Popelka, Dermot Butler, Des Lavin, Guy McGrath, James O'Keeffe, David Kelton, Olaf Berke, Simon More and Wayne Martin
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2006 59:683
  29. An eight-year-old, male neutered, crossbred dog was presented for investigation of a lingual mass of four months duration. Oral examination revealed a 7 cm × 5 cm soft, fluctuant mass at the caudal aspect of t...

    Authors: Laura J. Owen, James M. Grierson, Janet C. Patterson-Kane and Stephen J. Baines
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2006 59:622
  30. Risk management of paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) in a dairy herd requires an assessment of the likelihood of paratuberculosis occurring in the herd, the economic impact of paratuberculosis on the herd and...

    Authors: Maarten F Weber
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2006 59:555