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Service dogs (2019)
Book Chapter
Harvey, N. (2019). Service dogs. In J. Vonk, & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior

Increasing vet and sheep flock interactions in dairy practice (2019)
Journal Article
Gasgoine, E., Lovatt, F., Davies, A., & Reader, J. (2019). Increasing vet and sheep flock interactions in dairy practice. In Practice, 41(4), doi:10.1136/inp.l1530

Sheep medicine has traditionally been a low priority for cattle dominated practice with the common perception there is minimal financial opportunity. The perception that the vet’s role is an emergency care provider, the reluctance of farmers to pay f... Read More

New insights into the mechanical properties of Acanthamoeba castellanii cysts as revealed by phonon microscopy (2019)
Journal Article
Pérez-Cota, F., Smith, R. J., Elsheikha, H. M., & Clark, M. (2019). New insights into the mechanical properties of Acanthamoeba castellanii cysts as revealed by phonon microscopy. Biomedical Optics Express, 10(5), 2399-2408. doi:10.1364/BOE.10.002399

The single cell eukaryotic protozoan Acanthamoeba castellanii exhibits a remarkable ability to switch from a vegetative trophozoite stage to a cystic form, in response to stressors. This phenotypic switch involves changes in gene expression and synth... Read More

A case of identity: HOX genes in normal and cancer stem cells (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, J., Zyoud, A., & Allegrucci, C. (2019). A case of identity: HOX genes in normal and cancer stem cells. Cancers, 11(4), 1-13. doi:10.3390/cancers11040512

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the unique ability to self-renew and differentiate into many different cell types. Their function is controlled by core gene networks whose misregulation can result in aberrant stem cell function and de... Read More

To prescribe or not to prescribe? A factorial survey to explore veterinarians’ decision making when prescribing antimicrobials to sheep and beef farmers in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Doidge, C., Hudson, C., Lovatt, F., & Kaler, J. (2019). To prescribe or not to prescribe? A factorial survey to explore veterinarians’ decision making when prescribing antimicrobials to sheep and beef farmers in the UK. PLoS ONE, 14(4), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0213855

Resistance to antimicrobials is one of the biggest challenges worldwide for public health. A key strategy for tackling this is ensuring judicious use of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine. Whilst there are many studies in human medicine... Read More

Detection of Seoul virus in wild brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from pig farms in Northern England (2019)
Journal Article
Murphy, E. G., Williams, N. J., Bennett, M., Jennings, D., Chantrey, J., & McElhinney, L. M. (2019). Detection of Seoul virus in wild brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from pig farms in Northern England. Veterinary Record, 184(17), 525-525. doi:10.1136/vr.105249

Introduction: Hantaviruses are maintained by mammalian hosts, such as rodents, and are shed in their excretions. Clinical disease can occur in humans from spillover infection. Brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) are the globally distributed reservoir host... Read More

Impact of endometritis on post-partum ovarian cyclicity in dairy cows (2019)
Journal Article
Mohammed, Z., Mann, G., & Robinson, R. (2019). Impact of endometritis on post-partum ovarian cyclicity in dairy cows. Veterinary Journal, 248, 8-13. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2019.03.008

Endometritis in dairy cows is a major global issue and has been associated with a decrease in reproductive performance. The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of endometritis (as defined by the presence of any abnormal vaginal discharge aft... Read More

A comparison of the mitochondrial proteome and lipidome in the mouse and long-lived Pipistrelle bats (2019)
Journal Article
Pollard, A. K., Ingram, T. L., Ortori, C. A., Shephard, F., Brown, M., Liddell, S., …Chakrabarti, L. (2019). A comparison of the mitochondrial proteome and lipidome in the mouse and long-lived Pipistrelle bats. Aging, doi:10.18632/aging.101861

It is accepted that smaller mammals with higher metabolic rates have shorter lifespans. The very few species that do not follow these rules can give insights into interesting differences. The recorded maximum lifespans of bats are exceptional - over... Read More

Analysis of the interaction and proliferative activity of adenocarcinoma, peripheral blood mononuclear and mesenchymal stromal cells after co-cultivation in vitro (2019)
Journal Article
Kitaeva, K. V., Prudnikov, T. S., Gomzikova, M. O., Kletukhina, S. K., James, V., Rizvanov, A. A., & Solovyeva, V. V. (2019). Analysis of the interaction and proliferative activity of adenocarcinoma, peripheral blood mononuclear and mesenchymal stromal cells after co-cultivation in vitro. BioNanoScience, doi:10.1007/s12668-019-00625-z

The tumor microenvironment is a heterogeneous population of cells actively involved in the process of growth and development of a tumor. Research has demonstrated the interactions between the different populations of cells are critical for the format... Read More

Reptilian skin and its special histological structures (2019)
Book Chapter
Rutland, C. S., Cigler, P., & Kubale Dvojmoč, V. (2019). Reptilian skin and its special histological structures. In C. S. Rutland, & V. Kubale Dvojmoč (Eds.), Veterinary anatomy and physiology, 1-21. InTech. doi:10.5772/intechopen.84212

Reptilian skin is covered with scales forming armor that makes it watertight and enables reptiles to live on land in contrast to amphibians. An important part of the skin is the horny epidermis, with thick stratum corneum in which waxes are arranged... Read More

Veterinary anatomy and physiology (2019)
Book
C. S. Rutland, & V. Kubale Dvojmoč (Eds.), (2019). Veterinary anatomy and physiology

Knowledge of veterinary anatomy and physiology is essential for veterinary professionals and researchers. The chapters reflect the diverse and dynamic research being undertaken in a variety of different species throughout the world. Whether the anima... Read More

A low-passage insect-cell isolate of bluetongue virus uses a macropinocytosis-like entry pathway to infect natural target cells derived from the bovine host (2019)
Journal Article
Stevens, L. M., Moffat, K., Cooke, L., Nomikou, K., Mertens, P. P. C., Jackson, T., & Darpel, K. E. (2019). A low-passage insect-cell isolate of bluetongue virus uses a macropinocytosis-like entry pathway to infect natural target cells derived from the bovine host. Journal of General Virology, 100(4), 568-582. doi:10.1099/jgv.0.001240

Bluetongue virus (BTV) causes an economically important disease in domestic and wildlife ruminants and is transmitted by Culicoides biting midges. In ruminants, BTV has a wide cell tropism that includes endothelial cells of vascular and lymphatic ves... Read More

Therapeutic Potential of Extracellular Vesicles for the Treatment of Nerve Disorders (2019)
Journal Article
Galieva, L. R., James, V., Mukhamedshina, Y. O., & Rizvanov, A. A. (2019). Therapeutic Potential of Extracellular Vesicles for the Treatment of Nerve Disorders. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.00163

The use of extracellular vesicles (EVs) as cell free therapy is a promising approach to stimulate tissue regeneration including that of the nervous system. EVs transfer bioactive proteins and lipids, RNA and microRNAs, which play a relevant role in E... Read More

Development and validation of a new standardised data collection tool to aid in the diagnosis of canine skin allergies (2019)
Journal Article
Harvey, N. D., Shaw, S. C., Blott, S. C., Vàzquez-Diosdado, J. A., & England, G. C. W. (2019). Development and validation of a new standardised data collection tool to aid in the diagnosis of canine skin allergies. Scientific Reports, 9, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-39630-3

Canine atopic dermatitis (cAD) is a common hereditary clinical syndrome in domestic dogs with no definitive diagnostic tests, which causes marked morbidity and has a high economic impact internationally. We created a novel questionnaire for Labrador... Read More

Anatomy and pathology of the Texel sheep larynx (2019)
Journal Article
Waine, K., Strugnell, B., Remnant, J., Lovatt, F., Green, M., Rideout, H., …Baiker, K. (2019). Anatomy and pathology of the Texel sheep larynx. Veterinary Sciences, 6(1), doi:10.3390/vetsci6010021

Laryngeal chondritis, or “Texel throat”, is a disease affecting the upper respiratory tract of sheep with breeds like the Texel appearing to be predisposed. Previous work suggests the conformation of these breeds of sheep may be predisposing these an... Read More