- Wolfgang Baeumer, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
- Patrick Boerlin, University of Guelph
- Patrick Butaye, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre
- Jose J Ceron, University of Murcia
- Javier Guitian, The Royal Veterinary College
- Manfred Kietzmann, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
- Peter Leegwater, Utrecht University
- Cheryl London, The Ohio State University
- Alun Williams, The Royal Veterinary College
- Hayley Henderson, BioMed Central
A treatment regimen of a new NSAID, robenacoxib, by subcutaneous injection followed by oral tablets, demonstrates good tolerability and non inferior efficacy compared to meloxicam for the management of perioperative pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue surgery in dogs.
Lower rabies virus (RV) antigen is found in paralytic rabies compared to furious in several CNS regions of dogs, but is associated with greater brainstem inflammation in paralytic rabies, which could retard RV propagation towards the cerebral hemispheres.
Assessment of three different oral ivermectin formulations showed no comparable differences in overall kinetic behaviour or systematic exposure in sheep naturally infected with resistant gastrointestinal nematodes, and also demonstrated high prevalence of anthelmintic resistance.
Simultaneous infection with H1N1 swine influenza virus and Pasteurella multocida in pigs reveal more severe clinical signs correlated with a marked increase in acute phase protein (APP) concentration, including serum amyloid A, a potential marker for disease severity.
Dogslife, a large internet-based platform, has been developed to recruit and monitor UK-based, pedigree Labrador Retrievers in order to identify environmental and genetic risk factors that could be linked to specific diseases in this breed.
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Patrick Boerlin is currently associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph, Canada.
Dr Boerlin's research activities focus on the molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens of animals and of zoonotic agents. In recent years his research focus has been mainly on E. coli and Salmonella from animals, humans, and the environment, but also on some specific Gram-positive pathogens of animals such as Clostridium perfringens and Enterococcus cecorum. A particular emphasis in his laboratory's activities is on antimicrobial resistance and its transfer between bacteria of different origins and ecological compartments.
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