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  1. 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...

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

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:14

    Content type: Research

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

  2. 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...

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

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:13

    Content type: Research

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  3. In horses, the extracranial and intracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery has been described. The extracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery begins at the carotid termination and runs on the...

    Authors: Nurul Hayah Khairuddin, Martin Sullivan and Patrick J. Pollock

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:12

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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,...

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

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:10

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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...

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

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:9

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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...

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

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:8

    Content type: Short Report

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  7. 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...

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

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. Few studies have reported on the effectiveness of the washing and disinfection methods used in cattle markets in Ireland. Purchasing cattle into recipient herds poses a high biosecurity risk due to the possibi...

    Authors: Jarlath T. O. Connor, Tracy A. Clegg and Simon J. More

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:6

    Content type: Research

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  9. Throughout Europe interest in tick-borne agents is increasing, particularly with regard to those that can cause human disease. The reason for this is the apparent rise in the incidence of many tick-borne disea...

    Authors: Annetta Zintl, Sara Moutailler, Peter Stuart, Linda Paredis, Justine Dutraive, Estelle Gonzalez, Jack O’Connor, Elodie Devillers, Barbara Good, Colm OMuireagain, Theo De Waal, Fergal Morris and Jeremy Gray

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:4

    Content type: Review

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  10. Subclinical hypocalcaemia (SH) is an important metabolic disease in dairy cows that has a serious impact on production performance. The objective of this study was to investigate novel aspects of pathogenesis ...

    Authors: Ziling Fan, Shi Shu, Chuchu Xu, Xinhuan Xiao, Gang Wang, Yunlong Bai, Cheng Xia, Ling Wu, Hongyou Zhang, Chuang Xu and Wei Yang

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:3

    Content type: Short report

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  11. Prior to the 1990s, P. multocida capsular serogroup A was the most prevalent in China, followed by serogroups B and D. Thirty years later, serogroup D became the most prevalent, followed by serogroups A and B. Ho...

    Authors: Huisheng Liu, Zhanqin Zhao, Xiaojian Xi, Qiao Xue, Ta Long and Yun Xue

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:2

    Content type: Research

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  12. Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes chronic, wasting, and progressive enteritis in cattle, bringing significant economic losses in livestock industries. MAP ha...

    Authors: Xianxia Liu, Jianjun Li, Xueyun Yang, Dengfeng Wang, Jianmei Wang and Jianyong Wu

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:1

    Content type: Research

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  13. Prophylactic Vitamin D supplementation is a common practice in Alpaca breeding in many regions around the world. An overdosage can lead to dystrophic mineralization of soft tissues. In this paper we illustrate...

    Authors: Alexander Tavella, Annalisa Stefani, Claudia Zanardello, Astrid Bettini, Matthias Gauly and Patrik Zanolari

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:19

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) are the most common diseases noted in dogs. Although their pathogenesis varies, both include a significant enlargement of the left atrium.

    Authors: Izabela Janus, Małgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Rafał Ciaputa, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Urszula Pasławska, Massimiliano Tursi and Marcin Nowak

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:18

    Content type: Research

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  15. A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is a strategic management tool applied to policy planning and decision-making. This short report presents the results of a SWOT analysis, carr...

    Authors: C. Devitt, L. Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and A. Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:17

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. Pregnancy toxaemia (PT) is a disease that affects pregnant goats during their last month of gestation and is characterized by a high case fatality rate. This study involved 32 does maintained on a commercial d...

    Authors: Miguel S. Lima, Júlia M. Silveira, Nuno Carolino, Luis P. Lamas, Rita A. Pascoal and Charles A. Hjerpe

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:16

    Content type: Research

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  17. An unusual presentation of skin disease was identified in two related neonatal Pedigree Limousin calves presented to University Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin, following detailed post mortem ex...

    Authors: Catherine I. Carty, Alison M. Lee, Nathan A. E. Wienandt, Edward L. Stevens, Derron A. Alves, John A. Browne, Jill Bryan, Eoin G. Ryan and Joseph P. Cassidy

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:15

    Content type: Case Report

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  18. Helminth infections of cattle affect productivity in all classes of stock, and are amongst the most important production-limiting diseases of grazing ruminants. Over the last decade, there has been a shift in ...

    Authors: Johannes Charlier, Valérie De Waele, Els Ducheyne, Mariska van der Voort, Fiona Vande Velde and Edwin Claerebout

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:14

    Content type: Review

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  19. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the most significant threat to global public health and ascertaining the role wild birds play in the epidemiology of resistance is critically important. This study investigate...

    Authors: Austin Agnew, Juan Wang, Séamus Fanning, Stuart Bearhop and Barry J. McMahon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:13

    Content type: Short report

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  20. Clostridium difficile is a recognised cause of typhlocolitis and diarrhoea in neonatal pigs but has never been confirmed in association with pathology and disease in Irish pigs.

    Authors: Máire C. McElroy, Martin Hill, Geraldine Moloney, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Shane McGettrick, Áine O’Doherty and Thomas R. Rogers

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:10

    Content type: Case Report

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  21. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the immunohistochemical expression of proteins that affect the metastatic potential of a tumour, including matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) and E-cadherin. Another obj...

    Authors: Marcin Nowak, Janusz A. Madej, Bartosz Pula, Piotr Dziegiel and Rafal Ciaputa

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:9

    Content type: Research

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  22. Identifying the aetiological agent of atypical pneumonia in human can sometimes be a tedious process, especially in cases where Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella species and Chlamydia pneumoniae are ruled out. In...

    Authors: Nieves Ortega, M. Rosa Caro, M. Carmen Gallego, Antonio Murcia-Belmonte, Daniel Álvarez, Laura del Río, Francisco Cuello, Antonio J. Buendía and Jesús Salinas

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:8

    Content type: Case Report

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  23. The genus pestivirus within the family Flaviviridae includes bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) types 1 and 2, border disease virus (BDV) and classical swine fever virus. The two recognised genotypes of BVDV are...

    Authors: Maria P. Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, Lynsey Cooper, Craig Brown, Sam Leinster, Ronan O’Neill, Liam Doyle and David A. Graham

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:7

    Content type: Research

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  24. Rift valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne viral disease of domestic livestock and wild ruminants. In camels RVF may cause abortion among pregnant camels, but is most often asymptomatic among other camels. In...

    Authors: Maiy M. M. Abdallah, Ibrahim A. Adam, Tamadur M. Abdalla, Sanaa A. Abdelaziz, Mohamed E. Ahmed and Imadeldin E. Aradaib

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:6

    Content type: Research

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  25. Bovine brucellosis remains one of the most prevalent zoonotic infections affecting dairy cattle in developing countries where the applied control programs often fail. We analyzed the epidemiologic pattern of b...

    Authors: Mayada Gwida, Maged El-Ashker, Falk Melzer, Mohamed El-Diasty, Mohamed El-Beskawy and Heinrich Neubauer

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:3

    Content type: Research

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  26. Currently, there is growing interest in developing ante and post mortem meat inspection (MI) to incorporate measures of pig health and welfare for use as a diagnostic tool on pig farms. However, the success of...

    Authors: Catherine Devitt, Laura Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and Alison Hanlon

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:2

    Content type: Research

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  27. A three year old, second lactation Holstein dairy cow presented to the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety, Glasgow University Veterinary School in November 2014 with a history of post...

    Authors: Nicola Gladden, Hayley Haining, Livia Henderson, Francesco Marchesi, Libby Graham, Michael McDonald, Fraser. R. Murdoch, Anna Bruguera Sala, Jayne Orr and Kathryn Ellis

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2016 69:1

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Bovine coronavirus is a primary cause of neonatal calf diarrhea worldwide, and is also associated with acute diarrhea in adult cattle during the winter season. There are no reports on molecular characterizatio...

    Authors: L. Gunn, P. J. Collins, M. J. O’Connell and H. O’Shea

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:31

    Content type: Short Report

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  29. During the FMD outbreak in Ireland and the UK in 2001, there was significant uncertainty amongstveterinary practitioners and government veterinary inspectors surrounding the clinical diagnosis of FMD insheep. ...

    Authors: William G. FitzGerald, Joseph P. Cassidy, Bryan K. Markey and Michael L. Doherty

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:30

    Content type: Research

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  30. As farmers do not often keep a record of the expenditures for rearing, an economic tool that provides insight into the cost of rearing is useful. In the Netherlands, an economic tool (Jonkos) has been develope...

    Authors: N. Mohd Nor, W. Steeneveld, T. H. J. Derkman, M. D. Verbruggen, A. G. Evers, M. H. A. de Haan and H. Hogeveen

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:29

    Content type: Short Report

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  31. BVD and IBR are contagious viral diseases highly prevalent in Irish cattle. Despite their significant reproductive and economic impact very little is known about the BVD and IBR status of stock bulls (a bull u...

    Authors: A. M. Martinez-Ibeas, Clare Power, Jennifer McClure and Riona G. Sayers

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:28

    Content type: Research

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  32. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess short-and medium-term outcomes in dogs with chronic ventral thoracolumbar intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) treated by thoracolumbar partial lateral corpe...

    Authors: François-Xavier Ferrand, Pierre Moissonnier, Aurélie Filleur, Thibaut Cachon, Didier Fau, Eric Viguier and Claude Carozzo

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:27

    Content type: Research

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  33. Canine intervertebral disc degeneration can lead to intervertebral disc disease. Mild degenerative changes in the structure of the canine intervertebral disc can be identified in magnetic resonance images, whe...

    Authors: Lisa K. Harder, Vladimir Galindo-Zamora, Martin Beyerbach, Ingo Nolte and Patrick Wefstaedt

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:26

    Content type: Research

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  34. Ovine pregnancy toxaemia is a common metabolic disorder of ewes due to increased foetal energy requirements in late pregnancy. This pathology is a metabolic condition characterized by hypoglycaemia and hyperke...

    Authors: L. Cal-Pereyra, J. R. González-Montaña, A. Benech, J. Acosta-Dibarrat, MJ. Martín, S. Perini, MC. Abreu, S. Da Silva and P. Rodríguez

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:25

    Content type: Research

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  35. A 15-year-old Clydesdale cross gelding was investigated and managed over a 2-year period for intermittent collapse. The horse presented initially after an observed episode of collapse at rest, and had a restin...

    Authors: Alexandra G. Raftery, Nuria C. Garcia, Hal Thompson and David GM Sutton

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:24

    Content type: Case Report

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Irish Veterinary Journal 2017 70:19

  36. A 16-year-old, castrated, male English cocker spaniel dog was presented due to generalized alopecia. Routine clinical pathology, endocrine and abdominal ultrasonography results were consistent with a diagnosis...

    Authors: Young-Don Son, Da-Jung Kim, Ji-Houn Kang, Dong-Woo Chang, Young-Bae Jin, Dong-In Jung, Chulhyun Lee, Mhan-Pyo Yang, Sang-Rae Lee and Byeong-Teck Kang

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:22

    Content type: Case Report

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  37. Laboratory diagnostic techniques able to detect Mycoplasma agalactiae are essential in contagious agalactia in dairy goats. This study was designed: 1) to determine the detection limits of PCR and culture in goat...

    Authors: J. Tatay-Dualde, A. Sánchez, M. Prats-van der Ham, A. Gómez-Martín, A. Paterna, J.C. Corrales, C. de la Fe, A. Contreras and J. Amores

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:21

    Content type: Research

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  38. Analysis of data collected from pig farms may be useful to understand factors affecting pig health and productive performance. However, obtaining these data and drawing conclusions from them can be done at dif...

    Authors: Piero da Silva Agostini, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Carlos de Blas, Alan G. Fahey, Caio Abercio da Silva and Josep Gasa

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:20

    Content type: Research

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  39. Failure of passive transfer of maternal immunity via colostrum can occur in the bovine, and a number of blood tests have been developed to test calves for this failure. It is not clear which test is most suita...

    Authors: Ian Hogan, Michael Doherty, John Fagan, Emer Kennedy, Muireann Conneely, Paula Brady, Clare Ryan and Ingrid Lorenz

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:18

    Content type: Research

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  40. A 2-year-old male Maremma sheepdog presenting with chronic vomiting-regurgitation was examined at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Camerino University. An oesophagogastroscopy with a single blue + ...

    Authors: Matteo Cerquetella, Andrea Spaterna, Beniamino Tesei, Gabrio Bassotti and Giacomo Rossi

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:17

    Content type: Case Report

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  41. Fasciola hepatica is a helminth parasite of global importance in livestock, with major economic impact. However information on F. hepatica infections in Irish pasture-based dairy herds...

    Authors: Yris Bloemhoff, Andrew Forbes, Martin Danaher, Barbara Good, Eric Morgan, Grace Mulcahy, Mary Sekiya and Ríona Sayers

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:16

    Content type: Research

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  42. An unusual case of an 11-month-old, black Limousin-cross heifer, with an 8-month history of episodic seizures and photosensitisation, was referred by a veterinary practitioner to the Farm Animal Section of the...

    Authors: Conor G. McAloon, Michael L. Doherty, Henry O’Neill, Michael Badminton and Eoin G. Ryan

    Citation: Irish Veterinary Journal 2015 68:15

    Content type: Case Report

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