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  1. Mycoplasma synoviae (M. synoviae) infections have become an increasingly serious concern in China because they cause huge economic losses to the poultry industry. Antibiotic treatment is one of control strategies...

    Authors: Chun Wang, Naiji Zhou, Haopeng Liu, Rongkun Yang, Weitao Cui, Qingrong Xu, Yuncai Xiao, Sishun Hu, Rui Zhou, Zili Li and Zutao Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:28
  2. Fasciolosis and hydatidosis are the world’s most common zoonotic major parasitic ailments of domesticated animals with financial and public health implications. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 384 ran...

    Authors: Haben Fesseha and Isayas Asefa
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:27
  3. Influenza viruses not only cause respiratory illness, but also have been reported to elicit neurological manifestations following acute viral infection. The central nervous system (CNS) has a specific defense...

    Authors: Doaa Higazy, Xianwu Lin, Tanghui Xie, Ke Wang, Xiaochen Gao and Min Cui
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:25
  4. Brucellosis is an important zoonosis that results in substantial economic losses to the livestock industry through abortions and reduced milk yield. This study investigated an abortion outbreak in a dairy herd...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Yan Wang, Qingjie Peng, Zhijie Xiang, Yingyu Chen, Guiqiang Wang, Xijuan Wu, Aizhen Guo and Ian D. Robertson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:24
  5. The acidic leucine-rich nuclear phosphoprotein 32 kDa (ANP32) family consists of evolutionarily conserved proteins of 220–291 amino acids characterized by an N-terminal leucine-rich repeat domain (LRR) and a C...

    Authors: Mengmeng Yu, Yuxing Qu, Haili Zhang and Xiaojun Wang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:22
  6. The feasibility of a commercially available assay for C-reactive protein (CRP, CRP for humans: hCRP, and CRP for dogs: vCRP) and a trial reagent of serum amyloid A (SAA, vSAA for animals) were applied to the m...

    Authors: Tohru Kimura
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:21
  7. Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread parasitic pathogen that infect humans and all warm-blooded animals, causing abortion and stillbirth in pregnant women and animals, as well as life threatening toxoplasmosis in i...

    Authors: Jinling Chen, Lilan Xue, Hongxia Hu, Xiaoyan Yin, Hui Cao and Bang Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:20
  8. Natural killer T (NKT) cells activated with the glycolipid ligand α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) stimulate a wide variety of immune cells that enhance vaccine-mediated immune responses. Several studies have u...

    Authors: Bianca L. Artiaga, Igor Morozov, Russell Ransburgh, Taeyong Kwon, Velmurugan Balaraman, Sabarish V. Indran, Darling Melany De Carvalho Madrid, Weihong Gu, Jamie Henningson, Wenjun Ma, Jürgen A. Richt and John P. Driver
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:19
  9. This experiment was conducted with lactating Chinese Holstein cows to study the nutritional value of local protein feed resources. A three-step method (TSP) and a modified three-step method (MTSP) were used to...

    Authors: Shuai Han, Fan Zhang, Yanli Zhao, Xiaoyu Guo, Xiaowei Zhu and Sumei Yan
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:17
  10. Feline calicivirus (FCV) is an important feline pathogen mainly causing upper respiratory tract disease, conjunctivitis, and stomatitis, and it is classified into genotype I and genotype II. To investigate the p...

    Authors: Longlong Cao, Qiuyan Li, Kaituo Shi, Liting Wei, Hehao Ouyang, Zijun Ye, Wenguang Du, Jiawen Ye, Xiaochen Hui, Jiakang Li, Shengbo Cao and Dengyuan Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:16
  11. African swine fever (ASF) is a highly lethal disease of domestic and wild swine caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV). The disease currently circulates in Africa, Europe, Asia and on the island of Hispani...

    Authors: Daniel W. Madden, Sun-Young Sunwoo, Natasha N. Gaudreault, Jessie D. Trujillo, Igor Morozov, Carmina Gallardo and Juergen A. Richt
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:14
  12. African swine fever virus (ASFV) is an important pathogen causing acute infectious disease in domestic pigs and wild boars that seriously endangers the global swine industry. As ASFV is structurally complex an...

    Authors: Mingyang Cheng, Jiawei Luo, Yuetong Duan, Yu Yang, Chunwei Shi, Yu Sun, Yiyuan Lu, Junhong Wang, Xiaoxu Li, Jianzhong Wang, Nan Wang, Wentao Yang, Yanlong Jiang, Guilian Yang, Yan Zeng, Chunfeng Wang…
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:13
  13. Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum (Mcc) is an important etiological agent of contagious agalactia (CA). CA affects small ruminants and is characterized by inducing mastitis, arthritis, kerato-conjunctivitis...

    Authors: Noha Semmate, Zaid Zouagui, Zouhair Elkarhat, Zahra Bamouh, Siham Fellahi, Noursaid Tligui, Zineb Boumart, Ouafaa Fassi Fihri and Mehdi El Harrak
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:12
  14. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the main causative agent of porcine circovirus-associated diseases, and it causes substantial economic losses in the swine industry each year. It is crucial to develop an ef...

    Authors: Ying Lu, Zehui Liu, Yingxiang Li, Zhuofan Deng, Weihuan Fang and Fang He
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:11
  15. The H9N2 subtype avian influenza virus (AIV) inactivated vaccine has been used extensively in poultry farms, but it often fails to stimulate a sufficiently high immune response in poultry in the field, althoug...

    Authors: Xue Pan, Xin Su, Pingyun Ding, Jinhua Zhao, Hongrui Cui, Dawei Yan, Qiaoyang Teng, Xuesong Li, Nancy Beerens, Haitao Zhang, Qinfang Liu, Mart C. M. de Jong and Zejun Li
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:9
  16. Mangrove forests are productive ecosystems, acting as a sink for CO2, a habitat for a diverse array of terrestrial and marine species, and as a natural barrier to coastline erosion. The species that reside within...

    Authors: Jamie Bojko, Amy L. Burgess, Thomas W. Allain, Erica P. Ross, Devon Pharo, Jan F. Kreuze and Donald C. Behringer
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:8
  17. The objective of this study was to provide the characteristics of hepatic computed tomography images and optimize their transition delay with a bolus-tracking technique for triple-phase hepatic computed tomogr...

    Authors: Bin Li, Mingli Ren, Mahmoud M. Abouelfetouh, Panpan Guo, Ming Xing Ding, Diqi Yang, Yanqing Wu and Yi Ding
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:7
  18. Globally, arboviruses are public health problems. Pakistan has seen a fast-paced increase in mosquito-borne Flavivirus diseases such as dengue because of deforestation, climate change, urbanization, poor sanitati...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran, Jing Ye, Muhammad K. Saleemi, Iqra Shaheen, Ali Zohaib, Zheng Chen and Shengbo Cao
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:5
  19. Non-human primates (NHPs) serve as necessary reservoir hosts of parasites that create diseases to human. A close interaction between human and NHP can make a pathway for transmission of zoonotic diseases. To p...

    Authors: Taniza Tabasshum, Fahmida Tasnim Liza, Md. Fazle Rabbe, Mandira Mukutmoni, Md. Mahabub Alam and Aleya Begum
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:4
  20. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an acute, highly infectious and pathogenic animal disease. In recent years, with the rapid development of the swine breeding industry in China, pig farms have shown a trend of l...

    Authors: Huarong Ren, Zhen Jin, Xin Pei, Mingtao Li, Youming Wang and Juan Zhang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:3
  21. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) is the major pathogen of porcine contagious pleuropneumoniae (PCP). The QseB/QseC two-component system (TCS) consists of the regulator QseB and the kinase QseC, which relates...

    Authors: Benzhen Duan, Wei Peng, Kang Yan, Feng Liu, Jia Tang, Fengming Yang, Huanchun Chen, Fangyan Yuan and Weicheng Bei
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:2
  22. Tumors are one of the leading causes to death in pet dogs among diseases. The tumor incidence of pet dogs has been increasing, raising widespread concern. In this study, retrospective analysis was performed wi...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Weihui Li, Dianfeng Chu, Jinlian Hua, Xinke Zhang, Dezhang Lu, Yan Wang and Shiqiang Zhang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:30
  23. Comprehensive identification of conditionally essential genes requires efficient tools for generating high-density transposon libraries that, ideally, can be analysed using next-generation sequencing methods s...

    Authors: Janine T. Bossé, Yanwen Li, Leon G. Leanse, Liqing Zhou, Roy R. Chaudhuri, Sarah E. Peters, Jinhong Wang, Gareth A. Maglennon, Matthew T. G. Holden, Duncan J. Maskell, Alexander W. Tucker, Brendan W. Wren, Andrew N. Rycroft and Paul R. Langford
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:29
  24. Sheep pox, goat pox, and lumpy skin diseases are economically significant and contagious viral diseases of sheep, goats and cattle, respectively, caused by the genus Capripoxvirus (CaPV) of the family Poxviridae....

    Authors: Girma Zewdie, Getaw Derese, Belayneh Getachew, Hassen Belay and Mirtneh Akalu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:28
  25. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), as the main causative pathogen of viral diarrhea in pigs, has been reported to result in high morbidity and mortality in neonatal piglets and cause significant economic ...

    Authors: Siyi Zou, Lei Wu, Gan Li, Juan Wang, Dongni Cao, Tao Xu, Aiqing Jia and Yong Tang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:27
  26. Pasteurella multocida is a leading cause of respiratory disorders in pigs. This study was designed to understand the genotypical and antimicrobial resistant characteristics of P. multocida from pigs in China. To ...

    Authors: Songtao Liu, Lin Lin, Hao Yang, Wenqing Wu, Long Guo, Yue Zhang, Fei Wang, Xueying Wang, Wenbo Song, Lin Hua, Wan Liang, Xibiao Tang, Huanchun Chen, Zhong Peng and Bin Wu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:26
  27. Coronaviruses (CoVs) are a group of related enveloped RNA viruses that have severe consequences in a wide variety of animals by causing respiratory, enteric or systemic diseases. Porcine epidemic diarrhea viru...

    Authors: Shasha Li, Fan Yang, Caina Ma, Weijun Cao, Jinping Yang, Zhenxiang Zhao, Hong Tian, Zixiang Zhu and Haixue Zheng
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:24
  28. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), which serves as a major causative agent of PCV2-associated diseases and causes severe loss to the pig industry worldwide, can dysregulate the immune response and induce immuno...

    Authors: Ruihan Shi, Lei Hou and Jue Liu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:23
  29. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) caused by the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), is a severe infectious and devastating swine disease that leads to serious economic losses in the swine industry worldwide....

    Authors: Leqiang Sun, Yajie Tang, Keji Yan, Huanchun Chen and Huawei Zhang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Diseases 2021 1:25

  30. Globally swine influenza is one of the most important diseases of the pig industry, with various subtypes of swine influenza virus co-circulating in the field. Swine influenza can not only cause large economic...

    Authors: Yin Li and Ian Robertson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:21
  31. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and SARS-CoV-2 are thought to transmit to humans via wild mammals, especially bats. However, evidence for direct bat-to-human transmission is lacking. I...

    Authors: Luciano Rodrigo Lopes, Giancarlo de Mattos Cardillo, Natália Carvalho de Lucca Pina, Antonio Carlos da Silva Junior, Silvana Kertzer Kasinski and Paulo Bandiera-Paiva
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:20
  32. Rabies is an acute encephalitis caused by a lyssavirus. It is primarily transmitted through bites of infected dogs which results in the worldwide death of an estimated 59000 humans every year. The disease is prev...

    Authors: Harish Kumar Tiwari, Jully Gogoi-Tiwari and Ian D. Robertson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:19
  33. Influenza viruses are major respiratory pathogens known to infect human and a variety of animals and are widely prevalent worldwide. Genome structure of influenza D virus (IDV) is identical to that of influenz...

    Authors: Letian Zhang, Meng Lu, Jiaxuan Lu, Ningning Wang, Zhongzhou Pan and Shuo Su
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:17
  34. On August 14th, 2018, a Beijing resident living in Xicheng District found a female H. longicornis tick attached to the skin at the front of his upper shin. On examination, the patient was afebrile and appeared we...

    Authors: Jizhou Lv, Huiyu Wang, Xueqing Han, Lin Mei, Xiangfen Yuan, Yufang Kong, Junhua Deng, Zhen F. Fu, Shaoqiang Wu and Xiangmei Lin
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:16
  35. Escherichia coli has become one of the most important causes of calf diarrhea. The aim of this study is to determine the patterns of antimicrobial resistance of E. coli isolates from six cattle farms and to ident...

    Authors: Shan Yue, Zecai Zhang, Yu Liu, Yulong Zhou, Chenhua Wu, Wenjing Huang, Nannan Chen and Zhanbo Zhu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:14
  36. Several studies in Ethiopia have shown a high prevalence of reproductive disorders (RDs) in dairy cows. However, there is a lack of information about the levels of knowledge among farming community about the c...

    Authors: Birhanu Ayele and Samson Leta
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:13
  37. The major cause of pulmonary vascular remodeling in broilers is abnormal proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and one of the main causes of pulmonary hypertension syndrome (PHS) in broilers i...

    Authors: Xiaoqi Yang, Yang Fu, Lianfeng Wu, Antong Li, Luyao Ji, Hao Li, Yuxuan Peng, Jiabin Zhang, Donghai Zhou and Huiping Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:12

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Diseases 2022 2:26

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Diseases 2021 1:18

  38. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) is a novel porcine circovirus associated with porcine dermatitis and nephritis syndrome (PDNS), reproductive failure, and multisystemic inflammation. Capsid protein (Cap) encod...

    Authors: Lun Yao, Chang Li, Junwei Wang, Yufang Cheng, Ahmed H. Ghonaim, Qi Sun, Xuexiang Yu, Weijie Niu, Shengxian Fan and Qigai He
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:11
  39. The emergence and dissemination of colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae mediated by plasmid-borne mcr genes in recent years now pose a threat to public health. In this study, we isolated and characterized co...

    Authors: Zhong Peng, Xiaoxue Zhang, Xiaosong Li, Zizhe Hu, Zugang Li, Chaoying Jia, Menghong Dai, Chen Tan, Huanchun Chen and Xiangru Wang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:9

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