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  1. The nutritional status in alpacas is often masked by their dense fibre coat. Its assessment is commonly approached by different body condition scores (BCS) that rely on manual palpation of defined anatomical r...

    Authors: Johannes Buchallik-Schregel, Frederik Kiene, Juliane Buchallik, Hannah Marahrens, Nina Ossowski, Carolin Viktoria Schumacher, Berit Gerstel, Ulla Reimers, Martin Ganter and Matthias Gerhard Wagener
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:11
  2. Streptococcus agalactiae, a Gram-positive bacterium, has emerged as an important pathogen for the aquaculture industry worldwide, due to its increased induced mortality rates in cultured fish. Developing interven...

    Authors: Petculescu Ciochina Liliana, Gabi Dumitrescu, David McCleery, Ioan Pet, Tiberiu Iancu, Lavinia Stef, Nicolae Corcionivoschi and Igori Balta
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:10
  3. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an economically important infectious disease that is characterized by a variable course and insidious nature. A cross-sectional study was conducted in El Jazeera Sta...

    Authors: Mohammed Hussien, Eslah Abdelhabib, Abdalsalam Hamid, Azza Musa, Huyam Fadolelgaleel, Shima Alfaki and Abdel Rahim El Hussein
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:9
  4. This cross-sectional study describes a survey designed to fill knowledge gaps regarding farm management practices, parlour management practices and implemented technologies, milking management practices, somat...

    Authors: Alice Uí Chearbhaill, Pablo Silva Boloña, Eoin G. Ryan, Catherine I. McAloon, Alison Burrell, Conor G. McAloon and John Upton
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:8
  5. Ovine gammaherpesvirus 2 (OvHV-2) is the causative agent of sheep associated malignant catarrhal fever (MCF). As sheep are the adapted host for OvHV-2, it is generally presumed that infection is not associated...

    Authors: Maresa Sheehan, Patricia A. Pesavento, Francis Campion, John Lynch, Shane McGettrick, Brian Toland and Aideen Kennedy
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:7
  6. Penile fibropapilloma is a condition caused by bovine papilloma virus and is frequently encountered in young bulls. Penile fibropapillomatosis is thought to be spread through homosexual mounting behaviour. Fib...

    Authors: Eilidh Elizabeth Thomson, Emmet Thomas Kelly, Marijke Eileen Beltman and Eoin Gerard Ryan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:6
  7. Globally, Mastitis is a disease commonly affecting dairy cattle which leads to the use of antimicrobials. The majority of mastitis etiological agents are bacterial pathogens and Staphylococcus aureus is the predo...

    Authors: Shamsaldeen Ibrahim Saeed, Nor Fadhilah Kamaruzzaman, Noel Gahamanyi, Thi Thu Hoai Nguyen, Delower Hossain and Ivan Kahwa
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:4

    The Correction to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:5

  8. Starting primarily as an inflammation of the mammary gland, mastitis is frequently driven by infectious agents such as Staphylococcus aureus. Mastitis has a large economic impact globally, which includes diagnost...

    Authors: Igori Balta, David McCleery, Saida Roxana Feier David, Elena Pet, Ducu Stef, Tiberiu Iancu, Ioan Pet, Lavinia Stef and Nicolae Corcionivoschi
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:3
  9. This is the first report of Besnoitia bennetti in donkeys in Ireland. B. bennetti, an apicomplexan protozoan parasite specific to equids, is an emerging pathogen in Europe. This parasite forms chronic intracytopl...

    Authors: Stacy H. Tinkler, Luca Villa, Maria Teresa Manfredi, Nicola Walshe and Hanne Jahns
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:2
  10. Virulent systemic feline calicivirus (VS-FCV) infection is an emerging disease. It is distinct from classic oronasal calicivirus infection as it manifests with unique systemic signs including severe cutaneous ...

    Authors: Antoine A. Duclos, Pedro J. Guzmán Ramos and Carmel T. Mooney
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2024 77:1
  11. The overall confidence in the results of systematic reviews including animal models can be heterogeneous. We assessed the methodological quality of systematic reviews including animal models in dentistry as we...

    Authors: Max C. Menne, Naichuan Su and Clovis M. Faggion Jr
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:33
  12. A new Irish bovine tuberculosis (bTB) eradication strategy was launched in 2021. The strategy was formulated following extensive discussions with stakeholders, formal reviews of several aspects of the existing...

    Authors: Eoin Ryan, Philip Breslin, James O’Keeffe, Andrew W. Byrne, Karina Wrigley and Damien Barrett
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):32

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  13. A voluntary control programme for Johne’s disease, the Irish Johne’s Control Programme (IJCP) has been implemented in Ireland since 2017. The objective of this observational study was to assess Irish beef and ...

    Authors: Louise Horan, John F. Mee, Niamh L. Field, Siobhán W. Walsh and Ainhoa Valldecabres
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:31
  14. The purpose of this pilot trial was to evaluate the efficacy and benefits of a preservative-free cross-linked sodium hyaluronate solution (Lacri +®, MP Labo, France) in 19 privately-owned dogs with dry eye. The a...

    Authors: Carole Gard, Charles Cassagnes, Sarah Muller, Christelle Navarro and Bruno Jahier
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:30
  15. The presence of a tracheal septum dividing the trachea into two makes intubation one of the main challenges of penguin anaesthesia. Differences in the length and location of the aforementioned tracheal septum ...

    Authors: Patricia Romero, Flavia Restitutti, Niamh McGill, Seamus Hoey and Rachel C. Bennett
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:29
  16. Antibiotic use and resistance in animal production are a concern to public health, and there is an urgent need to reduce antibiotic use in farm animals. To prevent blame shifting, professionals from human medi...

    Authors: Sorcha O’Connor, Simon J. More, David C. Speksnijder and Carloalberto Petti
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:28
  17. This novel study forms part of a larger research programme seeking an improved understanding of aspects of the owned dog population in Ireland. Dog welfare organisations (DWOs) in Ireland are recognised as an ...

    Authors: Claire McKernan, Catherine Lawler, Blain Murphy, Daniel M. Collins, Simon J. More, Sean Murray, Patricia Reilly, Rob Doyle, Natascha V. Meunier, Aiden Maguire and Locksley L. McV. Messam
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:27
  18. Here we provide a summary of a plenary lecture delivered on Mycobacterium bovis, the bovine TB bacillus, at the M. bovis 2022 meeting held in Galway, Ireland, in June 2022. We focus on the analysis of genetic dif...

    Authors: Morgane Mitermite, Jose Maria Urtasun Elizari, Ruoyao Ma, Damien Farrell and Stephen V. Gordon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):26

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  19. It took France almost fifty years to attain its officially animal tuberculosis (TB) free status in 2000, granting the country a favourable position for international live animal trading. The initial TB control...

    Authors: María Laura Boschiroli
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):25

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  20. Two characteristics of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) are particularly relevant for tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology and control, namely the ability of this group of pathogens to survive in the enviro...

    Authors: Christian Gortázar, José de la Fuente, Alberto Perelló and Lucas Domínguez
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):24

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  21. Anaemia is a common condition in alpacas and attributable to a variety of causes. Severe anaemia with a packed cell volume (PCV) less than 10% is frequently diagnosed, usually due to blood loss resulting from ...

    Authors: Matthias Gerhard Wagener, Teresa Maria Punsmann, Sven Kleinschmidt, Ralf Surholt, Saskia Neubert, Hannah Marahrens, Thekla Großmann and Martin Ganter
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:22
  22. Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has a unique and complex ecology in New Zealand. Unlike elsewhere in the world, the disease is maintained in Australian brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulp...

    Authors: Jane Sinclair, Dallas New and Mark Neill
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):21

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  23. In 2011, the Chilean bovine tuberculosis (bTB) program was launched by the Livestock and Agriculture Service (SAG) as a compulsory countrywide program based on testing and culling of bTB reactors at herd-owner...

    Authors: Nicolás Valdivieso and Patricio Retamal
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):20

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  24. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) persists in many countries having a significant impact on public health and livestock industry finances. The incidence and prevalence of new cases in parts of the UK and elsewhere ove...

    Authors: Georgios Banos
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):19

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  25. This paper considers the role of social research and human behaviour in attempts to eradicate bTB. Future attempts to eradicate bTB are likely to involve an increasing range of sophisticated technologies. Howe...

    Authors: Gareth Enticott
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  26. Having entered into its second century, the eradication program for bovine tuberculosis (bTB, caused by Mycobacterium bovis) in the United States of America occupies a position both enviable and daunting. Excepti...

    Authors: Daniel J. O’Brien, Tyler C. Thacker, Liliana C. M. Salvador, Anthony G. Duffiney, Suelee Robbe-Austerman, Mark S. Camacho, Jason E. Lombard and Mitchell V. Palmer
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):16

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  27. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) was first diagnosed in cattle in South Africa in 1880 and proclaimed a controlled disease in 1911. Testing of cattle for bTB is voluntary and only outbreaks of disease are reported to...

    Authors: Sewellyn Davey
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):14

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  28. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a severe zoonotic disease that has major impacts on both health and the economy, and which has been subjected to specific eradication programmes in many countries for decades. This...

    Authors: Javier Bezos, José Luis Sáez-Llorente, Julio Álvarez, Beatriz Romero, Alberto Díez-Guerrier, Lucas Domínguez and Lucía de Juan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76(Suppl 1):13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 76 Supplement 1

  29. In an earlier paper from 2019, this author concluded that successful eradication of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) from Ireland by 2030 would be unlikely, given control strategies in place at that time plus the add...

    Authors: Simon J. More
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:11
  30. Equine obesity is a significant health and welfare concern. The proportion of domestic horse populations that are overweight are as high as 45%. As the primary decision-makers for their horses’ care, owners ar...

    Authors: Emma Golding, Ahmed Saleh Ali Al Ansari, Gila A. Sutton, Nicola Walshe and Vivienne Duggan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:9
  31. In the coming years, major governance changes in the form of policy directives and regulations will catalyse major top-down change with respect to animal health on European farms in an effort to combat the One...

    Authors: Áine Regan, Alison Burrell, Claire McKernan, Hannah Martin, Tony Benson, Conor McAloon, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla and Moira Dean
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:8
  32. Higher body fatness adversely affects metabolic and hormonal homeostasis. The present work aimed to evaluate the association between body condition score (BCS) and haemodynamic pattern and echogenic appearence...

    Authors: Hossam R. El-Sherbiny, Amr S. El-Shalofy and Haney Samir
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:7
  33. Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a multifactorial disease affecting large breed dogs with associated joint laxity and incongruity that predisposes them to osteoarthritis. The purpose of the study is to objectivel...

    Authors: Menna A. Nahla, Clifford R. Berry and Ayman A. Mostafa
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:6
  34. This study investigated the factors relating to pasture chemical and fatty acid (FA) composition that influence the milk fat percentage of spring calving, grazing dairy cows. The relationship between milk fat ...

    Authors: O. B. Neville, A. G. Fahey and F. J. Mulligan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:5
  35. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the cleanliness and microbial burden of a veterinary hospital to establish the extent of cross-contamination with faecal bacteria as an aid to reducing nosocom...

    Authors: Ashokkumar Singaravelu, Bernadette Leggett and Finola C. Leonard
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:4
  36. Systemic hypertension affects the heart, and to the best of our knowledge, no study has investigated the effects of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve di...

    Authors: In Sung Jang, Won Kyoung Yoon and Eun Wha Choi
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:3
  37. The proportions of different urolith types have not been investigated in cats from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) previously. The objective of this study was to investigate the proport...

    Authors: Cristina J. Ortega, Evangelia M. Stavroulaki, Amanda Lawlor, Jody Lulich and Benoit Cuq
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:2
  38. Epidural administration of local anaesthetic agents provides good intraoperative antinociception for orthopaedic procedures of the pelvis and the pelvic limb. However, in cats the spinal cord extends approxima...

    Authors: Xavier Torruella, Joanna Potter and Vilhelmiina Huuskonen
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2023 76:1
  39. The aim of this study was to evaluate total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and biomarkers of lipid and protein peroxidation in the blood serum of dogs with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The study was conduct...

    Authors: Anna Domoslawska, Sławomir Zduńczyk, Marta Kankofer and Arleta Bielecka
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:21
  40. In Ireland between 2008 and 2022, intramammary antimicrobial (AM) products could be prescribed by a veterinary practitioner under what was known as Schedule 8 (or remote) prescribing. Under this prescribing ro...

    Authors: Simon J. More, Jamie M. Madden and Catherine I. McAloon
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:20
  41. Gabapentin, 1-(Aminomethyl)cyclohexaneacetic acid, MW 171.240, is a frequently prescribed high dose human medication that is also used recreationally. Gabapentin is orally absorbed; the dose can be 3,000 mg/da...

    Authors: Kimberly Brewer, Jacob Machin, George Maylin, Clara Fenger, Abelardo Morales-Briceño and Thomas Tobin
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:19
  42. Animal health surveillance is important in ensuring optimal animal health and welfare. Monitoring of diagnostic submissions, including post-mortem examination of carcasses, at the Department of Agriculture Foo...

    Authors: Aideen Kennedy, Ian Hogan, Rebecca Froehlich, Shane McGettrick, Cosme Sánchez-Miguel, Micheál Casey and Maresa Sheehan
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:18
  43. Reliable information about national pet dog populations is an important contributor to informed decision-making, both by governments and national dog welfare organisations. In some countries, there is an impro...

    Authors: Simon J. More, Daniel M. Collins, Natascha V. Meunier, Locksley L. McV. Messam, Rob Doyle, Aiden Maguire, Sean Murray, Patricia Reilly and Catherine Lawler
    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2022 75:16