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  1. Research

    Understanding the context for pet cat and dog feeding and exercising behaviour among pet owners in Ireland: a qualitative study

    Pet cat and dog obesity contributes to increased risk of several diseases, including cancer and diabetes mellitus as well as a worsening of orthopaedic problems, and a reduction in survival rate. This study ai...

    Martin J. Downes, Catherine Devitt, Marie T. Downes and Simon J. More

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:29

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  2. Research

    Simultaneous oral administration of Salmonella Infantis and S. Typhimurium in chicks

    To confirm the hypothesis that Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar (S.) Infantis has higher basic reproductive rates in chicks compared with other Salmonella serovars, 1-day-old specific-pathogen-free...

    Koichi Murakami, Eriko Maeda-Mitani, Daisuke Onozuka, Tamie Noda, Nobuyuki Sera, Hirokazu Kimura, Shuji Fujimoto and Satoshi Murakami

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:27

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  3. Research

    Month-wise variation and prediction of bulk tank somatic cell count in Brazilian dairy herds and its impact on payment based on milk quality

    Payment programs based on milk quality (PPBMQ) are used in several countries around the world as an incentive to improve milk quality. One of the principal milk parameters used in such programs is the bulk tan...

    Marcos Busanello, Larissa Nazareth de Freitas, João Pedro Pereira Winckler, Hiron Pereira Farias, Carlos Tadeu dos Santos Dias, Laerte Dagher Cassoli and Paulo Fernando Machado

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:26

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  4. Research

    Dog bite injuries to humans and the use of breed-specific legislation: a comparison of bites from legislated and non-legislated dog breeds

    The primary objective of this study was to investigate if differences in dog bite characteristics exist amongst legislated and non-legislated dog breeds listed under breed-specific legislation in Ireland (age ...

    Nanci Creedon and Páraic S. Ó Súilleabháin

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:23

    Published on: 21 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:25

  5. Short Report

    Control of lice infestation in horses using a 10 mg/mL deltamethrin topical application

    Two open-controlled studies evaluated the tolerance and the efficacy of a 10 mg/mL deltamethrin-based pour-on solution (Deltanil®; Virbac, France) in treating (study 1) and preventing (study 2) natural Damalinia ...

    Eloy Castilla-Castaño, Alessandro Vischi, Christelle Navarro, Line Alice Lecru, Claudia Ribeiro, Sophie Pradier and Marie-Christine Cadiergues

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:22

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  6. Research

    Field evaluation of the efficacy of common anthelmintics used in the control of gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep in Dabat district, Northwest Ethiopia

    Gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infections are the main impediments that restrict the welfare and productivity of small ruminant in the world. Effective management of GINs in grazing sheep relies heavily on th...

    Zewdu Seyoum, Yitayew Demessie, Basazinew Bogale and Achenef Melaku

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:18

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  7. Research

    Proof of concept of faecal egg nematode counting as a practical means of veterinary engagement with planned livestock health management in a lower income country

    The wellbeing and livelihood of farmers in impoverished regions of the world is intrinsically linked to the health and welfare of their livestock; hence improved animal health is a pragmatic component of pover...

    Eithne Leahy, Barend Bronsvoort, Luke Gamble, Andrew Gibson, Henderson Kaponda, Dagmar Mayer, Stella Mazeri, Kate Shervell and Neil Sargison

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:16

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  8. Research

    Thoracolumbar epidural anaesthesia with 0.5% bupivacaine with or without methadone in goats

    Epidural anaesthesia is one of the most commonly used locoregional techniques in ruminants. The lumbosacral epidural technique is reasonably easy to perform and requires low volumes of local anaesthetic drug t...

    Priscila dos Santos Silva, Paulo Fantinato-Neto, André Nicolai Elias Silva, Eduardo Harry Birgel Junior and Adriano Bonfim Carregaro

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:15

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  9. Research

    The prevalence, temporal and spatial trends in bulk tank equivalent milk fat depression in Irish milk recorded herds

    Milk fat is important in terms of economic value and in its potential to provide information concerning cow diet and health. Under current milk payment schemes in Ireland farmer income is directly linked to mi...

    Catherine I. Carty, Alan G. Fahey, Morgan R. Sheehy, Steve Taylor, Ian J. Lean, Conor G. McAloon, Luke O’Grady and Finbar J. Mulligan

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:14

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:21

  10. Research

    A survey of free-ranging deer in Ireland for serological evidence of exposure to bovine viral diarrhoea virus, bovine herpes virus-1, bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus

    Deer are an important wildlife species in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland having colonised most regions across the island of Ireland. In comparison to cattle and sheep which represent the mai...

    David A. Graham, Clare Gallagher, Ruth F. Carden, Jose-Maria Lozano, John Moriarty and Ronan O’Neill

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:13

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  11. Research

    Application of antibodies to recombinant heat shock protein 70 in immunohistochemical diagnosis of mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in tissues of naturally infected cattle

    Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection is key to the control of Johne’s disease. Immunohistochemistry is one of the methods of detection of MAP infection in tissues. However,...

    Julius Boniface Okuni, David Patrick Kateete, Moses Okee, Anna Nanteza, Moses Joloba and Lonzy Ojok

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:10

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  12. Research

    The impact of removal of the seasonality formula on the eligibility of Irish herds to supply raw milk for processing of dairy products

    The dairy industry in Ireland is expanding rapidly, with a focus on the production of high quality milk. Somatic cell counts (SCC) are an important indicator both of udder health and milk quality. Milk sold by...

    Caroline Fenlon, Luke O’Grady, Finola McCoy, Erik Houtsma and Simon J. More

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:9

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  13. Short Report

    Genetic basis of benzimidazole resistance in Teladorsagia circumcincta in Ireland

    Resistance to benzimidazole (BZ) anthelmintics is common in ovine nematodes of economic importance. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) at three positions in the isotype 1 β– tubulin gene have been associate...

    Jason D. Keegan, Barbara Good, Theo de Waal, June Fanning and Orla M. Keane

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:8

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  14. Research

    A nationwide survey of anthelmintic treatment failure on sheep farms in Ireland

    Between 2013 and 2015 the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) administered a sheep technology adoption programme (STAP), with the aim of increasing profitability on Irish sheep farms by encou...

    Jason D. Keegan, Orla M. Keane, Barbara Good, Theo De Waal, Marian Denny, James P. Hanrahan, William Fitzgerald and Maresa Sheehan

    Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:7

    Published on: 9 February 2017

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