- 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
- Hayley Henderson, BioMed Central
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.
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.
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.
The risk of permanent tooth damage when using motorized grinding systems during corrective equine dental work must be taken into consideration, with factors such as disc rotational speed affecting the minimum time for an intra-pulp temperature rise of 5.5°C.
A novel direct competitive ELISA serological diagnosis method has demonstrated that it is capable of identifying all strains of Mycoplasma bovis, presenting an improved and more reliable method for the detection of this pathogen.
The snail Radix labiata, plays host for the pathogenic fluke Fascioloides magna under natural conditions; and infection also observed in Highland bulls suggests that F. magna may be transmitted from wildlife to livestock, representing a risk to farmers.
Using a sheep model, large diaphyseal defects can be effectively treated using allografts cellularized with allografts of osteoprogenitor cells, demonstrating greater clinical outcomes including accelerated bone formation, incorporation and remodeling of the graft.
Featured case reports
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
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
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
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Patrick Boerlin is currently associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph, Canada.
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Volume 10 Suppl 1 (7 July 2014)
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