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Equine viral encephalitis: prevalence, impact and management strategies (2019)
Journal Article
Barba, M., Fairbanks, E., & Daly, J. M. (2019). Equine viral encephalitis: prevalence, impact and management strategies. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2019(10), 99-110. doi:10.2147/VMRR.S168227

Members of several different virus families cause equine viral encephalitis, the majority of which are arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) with zoonotic potential. The clinical signs caused are rarely pathognomonic; therefore, a clinical diagnosis... Read More

The multitasking Fasciola gigantica Cathepsin B interferes with various functions of goat peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro (2019)
Journal Article
Chen, D., Tian, A., Hou, J., Li, J., Tian, X., Yuan, X., …Zhu, X. (2019). The multitasking Fasciola gigantica Cathepsin B interferes with various functions of goat peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro. Frontiers in Immunology, 10, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2019.01707

Cathepsin B, a lysosomal cysteine protease, is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of Fasciola gigantica infection, but its exact role remains unclear. In the present study, a recombinant F. gigantica cathepsin B (rFgCatB) protein was expresse... Read More

Δccr5 Genotype Is Associated with Mild Form of Nephropathia Epidemica (2019)
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Kletenkov, K., Martynova, E., Davidyuk, Y., Kabwe, E., Shamsutdinov, A., Garanina, E., …Morzunov, S. (2019). Δccr5 Genotype Is Associated with Mild Form of Nephropathia Epidemica. Viruses, 11(7), doi:10.3390/v11070675

Nephropathia Epidemica (NE), a mild form of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and linked to hantavirus infection, is endemic in the Republic of Tatarstan. Several genetic markers of HFRS severity have been identified previously, including... Read More

The future of cattle veterinary practice: insights from a qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
Woodward, H., Cobb, K., & Remnant, J. (2019). The future of cattle veterinary practice: insights from a qualitative study. Veterinary Record, doi:10.1136/vr.105321

The British livestock sector is constantly changing due to environmental and economic pressures, consequentially causing a shift in demand on farm veterinary services. The aim of this study was to explore the future of cattle veterinary practice, usi... Read More

Avian malaria-mediated population decline of a widespread iconic bird species (2019)
Journal Article
Dadum, D., Robinson, R., Clements, A., Peach, W., Bennett, M., Rowcliffe, J. M., & Cunningham, A. (2019). Avian malaria-mediated population decline of a widespread iconic bird species. Royal Society Open Science, 6(7), 182197

Parasites have the capacity to affect animal populations by modifying host survival, and it is increasingly recognised that infectious disease can negatively impact biodiversity. Populations of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) have declined in m... Read More

Physics of animal health: on the mechano-biology of hoof growth and form (2019)
Journal Article
Al-Agele, R., Paul, E., Taylor, S., Watson, C., Sturrock, C., Drakopoulos, M., …Rauch, C. (2019). Physics of animal health: on the mechano-biology of hoof growth and form. Interface, 16(155), 1-12. doi:10.1098/rsif.2019.0214

Global inequalities in economic access and agriculture productivity imply that a large number of developing countries rely on working equids for transport/agriculture/mining. Therefore, the understanding of hoof conditions/shape variations affecting... Read More

Global serum proteomic changes in water buffaloes infected with Fasciola gigantica (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, F., Hu, R., Elsheikha, H. M., Sheng, Z., Zhang, W., Zheng, W., …He, J. (2019). Global serum proteomic changes in water buffaloes infected with Fasciola gigantica. Parasites and Vectors, 12(1), doi:10.1186/s13071-019-3533-5

Background: The liver fluke Fasciola gigantica modulates several signaling pathways in infected buffaloes to facilitate its survival and establishment of persistent infection. In response to the parasite invasion, buffaloes activate innate and adapti... Read More

Using lamb sales data to investigate associations between implementation of disease preventive practices and sheep flock performance (2019)
Journal Article
Lima, E., Lovatt, F., Davies, P., & Kaler, J. (2019). Using lamb sales data to investigate associations between implementation of disease preventive practices and sheep flock performance. animal, doi:10.1017/s1751731119001058

Although the UK is the largest lamb meat producer in Europe, there are limited data available on sheep flock performance and on how sheep farmers manage their flocks. The aims of this study were to gather evidence on the types of disease control prac... Read More

Emergency Conditions in Horses: Opinions and Decision Making of Livery Yard Owners (2019)
Journal Article
Bowden, A., Burford, J., Brennan, M., England, G., & Freeman, S. (2019). Emergency Conditions in Horses: Opinions and Decision Making of Livery Yard Owners. Veterinary Evidence, 4(2), doi:10.18849/ve.v4i2.199

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate equine livery yard owners’ opinions of emergency conditions, and to identify factors influencing emergency decision making in the horse. Background: There is limited data on horse owners’ opinions a... Read More

Detection and analysis of RNA methylation (2019)
Journal Article
Mongan, N. P., Emes, R. D., & Archer, N. (2019). Detection and analysis of RNA methylation. F1000Research, 8, 559. doi:10.12688/f1000research.17956.1

Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells applied in fibrin glue stimulate peripheral nerve regeneration (2019)
Journal Article
Masgutov, R., Masgutova, G., Mullakhmetova, A., Zhuravleva, M., Shulman, A., Rogozhin, A., …Rizvanov, A. (2019). Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells applied in fibrin glue stimulate peripheral nerve regeneration. Frontiers in Medicine, 6, doi:10.3389/fmed.2019.00068

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold a great promise for cell therapy. To date, they represent one of the best choices for the treatment of post-traumatic injuries of the peripheral nervous system. Although autologous can be easily transplanted in the... Read More

Quantitative RT-PCR assays for identification and typing of the Equine encephalosis virus (2018)
Journal Article
Maan, S., Belaganahalli, M. N., Maan, N. S., Potgieter, A. C., & Mertens, P. P. C. (2019). Quantitative RT-PCR assays for identification and typing of the Equine encephalosis virus. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 50(1), 287-296. doi:10.1007/s42770-018-0034-1

Equine encephalosis (EE) is an acute, arthropod-borne, noncontagious, febrile disease of equids. The clinical signs of EE are similar to milder forms of African horse sickness (AHS) and the two diseases can be easily confused. The Equine encephalosis... Read More

Transcriptomic insights into the early host-pathogen interaction of cat intestine with Toxoplasma gondii (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, M., Zhang, F., Elsheikha, H. M., Zhang, N., He, J., Luo, J., & Zhu, X. (2018). Transcriptomic insights into the early host-pathogen interaction of cat intestine with Toxoplasma gondii. Parasites and Vectors, 11(1), doi:10.1186/s13071-018-3179-8

Background: Although sexual reproduction of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii exclusively occurs in the cat intestine, knowledge about the alteration of gene expression in the intestine of cats infected with T. gondii is still limited. Here, we investig... Read More

Reviving phage therapy for the treatment of cholera (2018)
Journal Article
Bhandare, S., Colom, J., Baig, A., Ritchie, J. M., Bokhari, H., Shah, M. A., …Atterbury, R. J. (2019). Reviving phage therapy for the treatment of cholera. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 219(5), 786–794. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiy563

Cholera remains a major risk in developing countries, particularly after natural or man-made disasters. Vibrio cholerae El Tor is the most important cause of these outbreaks, and is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, so alternative thera... Read More

Use of big data in cattle practice (2018)
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Hudson, C., Kaler, J., & Down, P. (2018). Use of big data in cattle practice. In Practice, 40(9), 396-410. doi:10.1136/inp.k4328

The concept of big data, associated data sources and analytics is becoming increasingly talked about both in society as a whole and within the livestock industry. This article provides a clinician-focused review of what big data means, how it is alre... Read More

Survey-based pilot study into the chosen therapy and prophylaxis used by UK primary care veterinary surgeons against canine angiostrongylosis (2018)
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Shuttleworth, A., Dunning, M., Wright, I., & Elsheikha, H. M. (2018). Survey-based pilot study into the chosen therapy and prophylaxis used by UK primary care veterinary surgeons against canine angiostrongylosis. Veterinary parasitology (Amsterdam), 14, 144-149. doi:10.1016/j.vprsr.2018.10.010

Canine Angiostrongylosis (CA), a gastropod-borne parasitic infection caused by the metastrongyloid nematode Angiostrongylus vasorum, is an important cause of significant morbidity to domestic dogs across the UK as well as in other European countries.... Read More

Implications of shunt morphology for the surgical management of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts (2018)
Journal Article
White, R., Parry, A., & Shales, C. (2018). Implications of shunt morphology for the surgical management of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Australian Veterinary Journal, 96(11), 433-441. doi:10.1111/avj.12756

Objectives: To describe the implications of extrahepatic portosystemic shunt morphology for 14 the chosen site of shunt closure in dogs and cats. Methods: A retrospective review of a consecutive series of dogs and cats managed for 16 congenital ext... Read More