Section Editors

  • 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
  • Manfred Kietzmann, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
  • Michael Lawman, Morphogenesis inc
  • Peter Leegwater, Utrecht University
  • Cheryl London, The Ohio State University
  • Daniel Mills, University of Lincoln
  • Laura Rinaldi, University of Naples Federico II
  • Hans-Hermann Thulke, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
  • Holger A Volk, Royal Veterinary College
  • Diana JL Williams, University of Liverpool

Executive Editor

  • Hayley Henderson, BioMed Central


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    Contaminated feed is a risk factor for PEDV

    Evidence that contaminated complete feed can serve as a vehicle for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) infection of naïve pigs prompts the need for further investigation towards the mitigation of this risk factor.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:176
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    The risk of rescuing bats

    Revision of Australian public awareness messages regarding the potential risk of Australian bat lysaviruses (ABLV) needs to take into consideration people’s humanity to rescue injured bats and the danger of ABLV infection from bat scratches.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:144
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    CT characteristics of canine lacrimal glands

    Canine lacrimal glands are visible on postcontrast thin slice computed tomographic (CT) images, allowing for presentation of normal reference measurements and volumes of this structure, which could aid in the evaluation of lacrimal gland disease.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:116
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    Low sensitivity of reporting system prompts change

    Farmers and veterinarians perceptions of the mandatory clinical brucellosis surveillance system in France reveals underlying factors for poor reporting of abortions, limiting the sensitivity of detection of potential introduction of brucellosis, or other abortive diseases into France.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:93

Featured case reports

Management of a congenital TEF in a young dog

Management of a congenital TEF in a young dog

Contrast material swallow (CS) study using fluoroscopy was the most reliable diagnostic method for the management of a canine congenital tracheosophageal fistula (TEF), unlike bronchoscopy which may allow the fistula to be visualized, but can lead to a false negative result.

BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:16
Detecting electrocution in birds of prey

Detecting electrocution in birds of prey

Infrared thermography imaging may be effective for the objective and early detection of electrocuted birds, proving beneficial for examining live animals that require no amputation or cannot be subjected to invasive histopathology.

BMC Veterinary Research 2013, 9:149

Featured review

Creating an equine athlete

Creating an equine athlete

Sebastian McBride and Daniel Mills review the physiological and psychological factors including behavioural modifications that can improve the ability of the performance horse, however, further research is still required to continue improvement of the equine athlete.

BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8:180

Research in motion

Three-dimensional anatomy of equine incisors

Schrock et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013, 9:249

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Section Editor's profile

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.

“Few veterinary journals are freely available to the animal health professions. This essentially limits first hand access to peer-reviewed scientific information in this field to the few who can enjoy costly institutional subscriptions. With its high impact factor in the field of veterinary science, its broad scope, and high quality standards, BMC Veterinary Research is well posed to help fill this gap, and to become a leading journal and important open source of information for people in animal health professions in general. It is also our hope, that, through its open access platform, BMC Veterinary Research can help make the specialized knowledge of veterinary research more widely available to the scientific community at large, thus anchoring it better in the global context of health and biological sciences in general.”

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