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Post-Thaw Storage Temperature Influenced Boar Sperm Quality and Lifespan through Apoptosis and Lipid Peroxidation (2023)
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Li, J., Li, J., Wang, S., Ju, H., Chen, S., Basioura, A., …Zhu, J. (2024). Post-Thaw Storage Temperature Influenced Boar Sperm Quality and Lifespan through Apoptosis and Lipid Peroxidation. Animals, 14(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14010087

Simple Summary Frozen-thawed boar semen has not been widely used due to the deleterious effects of freezing on sperm quality and fertility. Extensive attempts have been made to improve post-thaw sperm quality because the short lifespan of frozen and... Read More about Post-Thaw Storage Temperature Influenced Boar Sperm Quality and Lifespan through Apoptosis and Lipid Peroxidation.

Associations between turn out practices and rates of musculoskeletal disease and injury in Thoroughbred foals and yearlings on stud farms in the United Kingdom. (2023)
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Mouncey, R., Arango-Sabogal, J., de Mestre, A., & Verheyen, K. (in press). Associations between turn out practices and rates of musculoskeletal disease and injury in Thoroughbred foals and yearlings on stud farms in the United Kingdom. Equine Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.14038

Abstract Background: Early-life locomotor activity during turn out may alter susceptibility to musculoskeletal disease and injury via modulation of behaviors and tissue development during growth. Objectives: Investigate associations between turn o... Read More about Associations between turn out practices and rates of musculoskeletal disease and injury in Thoroughbred foals and yearlings on stud farms in the United Kingdom..

Thyme, Oregano, and Garlic Essential Oils and Their Main Active Compounds Influence <i>Eimeria tenella</i> Intracellular Development (2023)
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Felici, M., Tugnoli, B., De Hoest-Thompson, C., Piva, A., Grilli, E., & Marugan-Hernandez, V. (2024). Thyme, Oregano, and Garlic Essential Oils and Their Main Active Compounds Influence Eimeria tenella Intracellular Development. Animals, 14(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14010077

Coccidiosis poses a significant challenge in poultry production and is typically managed with ionophores and chemical anticoccidials. However, the emergence of drug resistance and limitations on their use have encouraged the exploration of alternativ... Read More about Thyme, Oregano, and Garlic Essential Oils and Their Main Active Compounds Influence <i>Eimeria tenella</i> Intracellular Development.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 infection in skua and gulls in the United Kingdom, 2022 (2023)
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Lean, F., Falchieri, M., Furman, N., Tyler, G., Robinson, C., Holmes, P., …Núñez, A. (2023). Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 infection in skua and gulls in the United Kingdom, 2022. Veterinary Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1177/03009858231217224

The reemergence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) subtype H5N1 in the United Kingdom in 2021-2022 has caused unprecedented epizootic events in wild birds and poultry. During the summer of 2022, there was a shift in virus transmis... Read More about Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 infection in skua and gulls in the United Kingdom, 2022.

Presence and size of synovial masses within the navicular bursa correlate well between MRI and bursoscopy and have a guarded prognosis (2023)
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Giorio, M. E., Graham, R. J., Berner, D., O'Neill, H. D., & Bladon, B. M. (2023). Presence and size of synovial masses within the navicular bursa correlate well between MRI and bursoscopy and have a guarded prognosis. Equine Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.14040

Background: Focal hyperintense lesions within the navicular bursa emanating from the dorsal border of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) can be recognised on T1-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) and have been attributed to lameness in horse... Read More about Presence and size of synovial masses within the navicular bursa correlate well between MRI and bursoscopy and have a guarded prognosis.

Small RNA signatures of the anterior cruciate ligament from patients with knee joint osteoarthritis (2023)
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Kharaz, Y., Zamboulis, D., Fang, Y., Welting, T., Peffers, M., & Comerford, E. (2023). Small RNA signatures of the anterior cruciate ligament from patients with knee joint osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmolb.2023.1266088

Introduction: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is susceptible to degeneration, resulting in joint pain, reduced mobility, and osteoarthritis development. There is currently a paucity of knowledge on how anterior cruciate ligament degeneration and... Read More about Small RNA signatures of the anterior cruciate ligament from patients with knee joint osteoarthritis.

Professional Identity of Pakistani Veterinary Students: Conceptualization and Negotiation (2023)
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Zaneb, H., & Armitage-Chan, E. (2023). Professional Identity of Pakistani Veterinary Students: Conceptualization and Negotiation. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 50(6), 685-693. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme-2022-0064

Most work on the professional identity of veterinary and medical professionals has been conceptualized in the US and Europe. It reports professional identity formation to be highly individualized, triggered by experiences of identity distress, and id... Read More about Professional Identity of Pakistani Veterinary Students: Conceptualization and Negotiation.

Multimodal pain management in a dog with oral fibrosarcoma (2023)
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Hjalmarsson, L., Bianchi, C., & Stathopoulou, T. (in press). Multimodal pain management in a dog with oral fibrosarcoma. Vet Record Case Reports, https://doi.org/10.1002/vrc2.785

An-year-old lurcher presented at the Pain Clinic of the Queen Mother Hospital following a-month history of progressive right-sided facial pain that was poorly responsive to multimodal oral analgesia. Initial investigations had revealed dental changes... Read More about Multimodal pain management in a dog with oral fibrosarcoma.

The PfRCR complex bridges malaria parasite and erythrocyte during invasion (2023)
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Farrell, B., Alam, N., Hart, M. N., Jamwal, A., Ragotte, R. J., Walters-Morgan, H., …Higgins, M. K. (2023). The PfRCR complex bridges malaria parasite and erythrocyte during invasion. Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06856-1

The symptoms of malaria occur during the blood stage of infection, when parasites invade and replicate within human erythrocytes. The PfPCRCR complex1, containing PfRH5 (refs. 2,3), PfCyRPA, PfRIPR, PfCSS and PfPTRAMP, is essential for erythrocyte in... Read More about The PfRCR complex bridges malaria parasite and erythrocyte during invasion.

Diagnostic imaging descriptions and prevalence of presumed phrenic lymph nodes in dogs (2023)
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Cordella, A., Stock, E., Cornillie, P., Fouriez-Lablée, V., Skarbek, A., Germonpré, J., & Saunders, J. (2023). Diagnostic imaging descriptions and prevalence of presumed phrenic lymph nodes in dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.13320

The phrenic lymph node (PLN) has been described in bovine, equine, and feline anatomic references but descriptions in canine anatomic references are currently lacking. Authors have observed a well-defined, soft tissue attenuating, contrast-enhancing... Read More about Diagnostic imaging descriptions and prevalence of presumed phrenic lymph nodes in dogs.

Ancient chicken remains reveal the origins of virulence in Marek's disease virus (2023)
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Fiddaman, S., Dimopoulos, E., Lebrasseur, O., du Plessis, L., Vrancken, B., Charlton, S., …Frantz, L. (2023). Ancient chicken remains reveal the origins of virulence in Marek's disease virus. Science, 382(6676), 1276-1281. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.adg2238

The pronounced growth in livestock populations since the 1950s has altered the epidemiological and evolutionary trajectory of their associated pathogens. For example, Marek's disease virus (MDV), which causes lymphoid tumors in chickens, has experien... Read More about Ancient chicken remains reveal the origins of virulence in Marek's disease virus.

Surgical treatment of canine urethral prolapse <i>via</i> urethropexy or resection and anastomosis (2023)
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Healy, D., Rizkallal, C., Rossanese, M., McLarnon, P., Vallefuoco, R., Murgia, D., …Cantatore, M. (2023). Surgical treatment of canine urethral prolapse via urethropexy or resection and anastomosis. Journal of Small Animal Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13690

Objectives: The objective was to report and compare the complications and recurrence rates of urethral prolapse in dogs when treated with urethropexy, resection and anastomosis or a combined surgical technique. Study design: Retrospective study. Mate... Read More about Surgical treatment of canine urethral prolapse <i>via</i> urethropexy or resection and anastomosis.

Survival rates and factors associated with survival and laminitis of horses with acute diarrhoea admitted to referral institutions (2023)
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MEDS Grp, Gomez, D., Dunkel, B., Renaud, D., Arroyo, L., Schoster, A., …Toribio, R. (2023). Survival rates and factors associated with survival and laminitis of horses with acute diarrhoea admitted to referral institutions. Equine Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.14032

Background: Clinicopathological findings and their association with the outcome and development of laminitis in horses with acute diarrhoea has not been investigated in a multicentre study across different geographic regions.Objectives: Describe and... Read More about Survival rates and factors associated with survival and laminitis of horses with acute diarrhoea admitted to referral institutions.

Use of mirtazapine in the treatment of canine behaviour problems: A review of 32 cases (2023)
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Argueelles, J., Duque, B., Miralles, M., Bowen, J., & Fatjo, J. (2023). Use of mirtazapine in the treatment of canine behaviour problems: A review of 32 cases. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3670

BackgroundCanine behaviour problems seen by speciality behavioural medicine services often involve chronic anxiety disorders that have resulted in maladaptation of the individual to its environment. Common stressors include the presence of other indi... Read More about Use of mirtazapine in the treatment of canine behaviour problems: A review of 32 cases.

MIBlood‐EV: Minimal information to enhance the quality and reproducibility of blood extracellular vesicle research (2023)
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Lucien, F., Gustafson, D., Lenassi, M., Li, B., Teske, J. J., Boilard, E., …Nieuwland, R. (2023). MIBlood‐EV: Minimal information to enhance the quality and reproducibility of blood extracellular vesicle research. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, 12(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/jev2.12385

Blood is the most commonly used body fluid for extracellular vesicle (EV) research. The composition of a blood sample and its derivatives (i.e., plasma and serum) are not only donor-dependent but also influenced by collection and preparation protocol... Read More about MIBlood‐EV: Minimal information to enhance the quality and reproducibility of blood extracellular vesicle research.

Effect of rabies booster vaccination on antibody levels in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) (2023)
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Chang, Y. (in press). Effect of rabies booster vaccination on antibody levels in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases,

Rabies is a highly virulent viral disease that has been associated with large-scale population declines of the endangered African wild dog, Lycaon pictus. While rabies vaccination may be a valuable conservation tool in this species, studies indicate... Read More about Effect of rabies booster vaccination on antibody levels in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus).

PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF PLATELET FUNCTION AND FIBRINOLYSIS IN 20 DOGS WITH TRAUMA (2023)
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Cortellini, S., Chan, D., McBride, D., & Birkbeck, R. (in press). PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF PLATELET FUNCTION AND FIBRINOLYSIS IN 20 DOGS WITH TRAUMA. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.13356

Objectives: To determine platelet function and fibrinolysis in dogs following trauma using multiple electrical impedance aggregometry and a modified thromboelastographic technique. To determine if the severity of trauma, as assessed by the Animal Tr... Read More about PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF PLATELET FUNCTION AND FIBRINOLYSIS IN 20 DOGS WITH TRAUMA.

A Survey of the Current Farming Practices and Perceptions on Adopting Orphan Lambs in the United Kingdom: How Do “Ewe” Do It? (2023)
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Whatford, L., Chivers, B. D., Rowe, M., & Blackie, N. (2023). A Survey of the Current Farming Practices and Perceptions on Adopting Orphan Lambs in the United Kingdom: How Do “Ewe” Do It?. Ruminants, 3(4), 468-482. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants3040038

Fostering orphan lambs is common in the United Kingdom and therefore it is important to understand more about these practices to support sustainable sheep farming. Data were collected on current approaches to adopting lambs and the perceived success... Read More about A Survey of the Current Farming Practices and Perceptions on Adopting Orphan Lambs in the United Kingdom: How Do “Ewe” Do It?.