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  1. Trypanosoma cruzi is the etiologic agent of Chagas disease. This flagellated protozoan is transmitted to humans as well as different species of domestic and wild animals via vectors from the Reduviidae family (kn...

    Authors: Ricardo Sánchez Pérez, José Manuel Aranda-Coello, José Antonio De Fuentes Vicente and Oscar Rico Chávez
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:6
  2. Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is a single-stranded DNA virus that can infect cats and cause feline panleukopenia, which is a highly contagious and fatal disease in felines. The sequence of FPV is highly var...

    Authors: Jiakang Li, Jiajia Peng, Yue Zeng, Ying Wang, Luying Li, Yiran Cao, Longlong Cao, QingXiu Chen, Zijun Ye, Dengyuan Zhou, Shengbo Cao and Qiuyan Li
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:5
  3. Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is a swine enteropathogenic CoV that causes severe vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration in suckling piglets, leading to economic losses in the swine industry. There is a great ne...

    Authors: Yali Li, Fangshu Shi, Lingxiang Cao, Qiankun Zheng, Yaoyu Feng, Bin Wang and Yaowei Huang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:3
  4. As a new data management paradigm, knowledge graphs can integrate multiple data sources and achieve quick responses, reasoning and better predictions in drug discovery. Characterized by powerful contagion and ...

    Authors: Mingyang Cui, Zhigang Hao, Yanguang Liu, Bomin Lv, Hongyu Zhang, Yuan Quan and Li Qin
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:2
  5. Canine parvovirus 2 (CPV-2) is a highly contagious virus in dogs that typically causes hemorrhagic enteritis and a high mortality rate in unvaccinated puppies. The genetic variability and antigenic diversity o...

    Authors: Sajid Umar, Di Gao, Semin Kim, Yixi Cheng, Zhenkun Fang, Qiu Zhongqi, Weidong Yu and Benjamin D. Anderson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:1
  6. Despite the initial successes of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine in children, its efficacy against tuberculosis is highly variable. There is a lack of understanding about how mental conditions influ...

    Authors: Rohit Tyagi, Xi Chen, Atika Dhar, Bing Yang, Wei Zhou, Aikebaier Reheman, Yingying Lei and Gang Cao
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:40
  7. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting cloven-hoofed livestock. It is caused by the FMD virus (FMDV), which has seven distinct serotypes (O, A, C, SAT I, SAT II, SAT III, a...

    Authors: Sujeeta Pokharel Dhakal, Krishnaraj Pandey, Mukul Upadhyaya, Surendra Karki, Nira Ramdam, Sarah VanDyk and Sith Premashthira
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:39
  8. H9N2 avian influenza viruses (AIVs) are widely distributed, causing continuous outbreaks in poultry and sporadic infections in humans. Vaccination is the primary method used to prevent and control H9N2 AIV inf...

    Authors: Yongcheng Duan, Qingli Guo, Shaoyu Tu, Jiahui Zou, Guohong Li, Cheng Liang, Yanqing Cheng, Yijie Zhou, Lin Chen, Yuanbao Zhou, Sizhu Suolang and Hongbo Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:38
  9. Chronic kidney disease is commonly diagnosed in dogs, and clinical signs may be aggravated when infected agents are involved. In this case report, 33 dogs with chronic kidney disease were clinically evaluated ...

    Authors: Claire A. Vázquez-Manzanilla, María F. Cárdenas-Marrufo, Eduardo Gutiérrez-Blanco, Matilde Jiménez-Coello, Nelly R. Pech-Sosa and Antonio Ortega-Pacheco
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:37
  10. The clinical application of solid lipid particles (SLPs) is hampered due to the need for advanced nano/micro-suspension production technology. This research aims to establish a pilot-scale production line empl...

    Authors: Chao Li, Wenqing Xie, Liwen Yuan, Mubbashar Abbas, Dongmei Chen and Shuyu Xie
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:36
  11. The rapid expansion of large-scale pig farming has brought about a surge in viral diseases with high morbidity rates and diverse manifestations. This widespread occurrence of multiple viral diseases in pig far...

    Authors: Yumei Sun, Chang Li, Zhongzhu Liu, Wei Zeng, Muhammad Jamil Ahmad, Mengjia Zhang, Lina Liu, Shujun Zhang, Wentao Li and Qigai He
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:35
  12. Management strategies and the use of advanced technologies are equally important for determining the sample number and sampling frame for successful field sampling for animal disease prevalence studies. The qu...

    Authors: Gokula Kannan Ragavan, Purushothaman Selvaraj, Dharman Murugesan, Tirumurugaan Krishnaswamy Gopalan, Soundararajan Chinnaiyan, Dhinakar Raj Gopal, Aravindh Babu Ramasamy Parthiban, Karthik Kumaragurubaran and Azhahianambi Palavesam
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:34
  13. Hematology, plasma biochemistry, body composition, and bone mineral density (BMD) were analyzed for 30 captive Ceratophrys cranwelli (C. cranwelli) to establish the reference intervals. There was no significant d...

    Authors: Siyu Long, Yujing Qiao, Siyu Zhou, Tareen Muhammad-Farooq and Yaoqin Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:32
  14. Retroviruses have been proven to cause infections and diseases in a series of mammalian hosts but not in dogs. Then, this letter discussed the dog susceptibility to retrovirus infection, encompassing arguments...

    Authors: Jorge Casseb, João Henrique Campos and Luciano Rodrigo Lopes
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:31
  15. In the global progress of bone tumor research, established stable and long-lasting transgenic chondrosarcoma (CSA) cell lines are rare, mainly of murine and human origin, while the establishment of canine CSA ...

    Authors: Meilin Wang, Xiao Wang, Lixin He, Hongbo Gao, Wenxuan Li, Huili Feng, Qingyuan Zhao, Wenwen Zhang, Chengzong Li, Bohan Zhang and Changwei Qiu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:29
  16. Toxoplasma gondii is thought to infect all nucleated cells in warm-blooded animals, including poultry, mammals, and humans. However, it is unclear whether T. gondii can infect chicken erythrocytes due to the nucl...

    Authors: Chenghuan Li, Xiaohan Zhang, Xiaoyu Sang, Yanhong He, Saeed EI-Ashram, Yingying Ding, Tiantian Jiang and Na Yang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:28
  17. Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) are amphibians with high economic value, but in recent years, bullfrog farming has encountered serious threats of bacterial diseases, and the “bullfrog economy” is facing a continuous...

    Authors: Wenyu Liao, Dongdong Wei, Mingzhu Liu, Ke Ke, Deqiang Shi, Bingzheng Li, Shuaishuai Huang, Jianbo Jiang, Qing Yu and Pengfei Li
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:27
  18. Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a prevalent genetically susceptible inflammatory and pruritic allergic skin condition affecting not only the health of dogs but also the quality of life of their owners. Inter...

    Authors: Qiuhua Li, Yanyan Qu, Li Yao, Ning Ma, Mingxing Ding and Yi Ding
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:26
  19. Spillover of trypanosomiasis parasites from wildlife to domestic livestock and humans remains a major challenge world over. With the disease targeted for elimination by 2030, assessing the impact of control st...

    Authors: Mlyashimbi Helikumi and Steady Mushayabasa
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:25
  20. The regulation and maintenance of bone metabolic homeostasis are crucial for animal skeletal health. It has been established that structural alterations in the gut microbiota and ecological dysbiosis are close...

    Authors: Shu-Cheng Huang, Yan-Feng He, Pan Chen, Kai-Li Liu and Aftab Shaukat
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:23
  21. Broiler ascites syndrome (AS) is one of the main diseases threatening the health of broilers. It is well documented that myocardial hypertrophy and failure is one of the key mechanisms of broiler ascites syndr...

    Authors: Xiaoqi Yang, Xin Liu, Jiaqi Liu, Peiling Wu, Yang Fu, San Loon Kyein, Jiabin Zhang, Mengdi Zhang, Yuxuan Peng and Donghai Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:22
  22. Variations in the pathogenicity of Newcastle disease virus (NDV), the agent causing Newcastle disease, are associated with variants of different virulence. A few studies have characterized the expression of mi...

    Authors: Weiwei Liu, Zejun Xu, Siyuan Wang, Cuiping Song, Xusheng Qiu, Lei Tan, Yingjie Sun, Ying Liao, Guijun Wang, Xiufan Liu and Chan Ding
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:21
  23. A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors associated with the Salmonella infection status of dairy herds in Henan and Hubei provinces, China. Herds were assigned a Salmonella status based...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Xiaojie Zhu, Yuxi Zhao, Yongkang Xue, Zhen Zhang, Lei Yan, Yingyu Chen, Ian D. Robertson, Aizhen Guo and Joshua W. Aleri
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:20
  24. The bacterium Avibacterium paragallinarum, previously known as Haemophilus paragallinarum, is responsible for causing infectious coryza (IC) in chickens and other avian species. In this case report, an outbreak o...

    Authors: Honglin Xie, Hui Li, Chenfei Yu, Yongqiang Miao, Yaping Wu, Ruoyi Jia, Qiang Zhang, Guanglin Pan, Qingyi Ma, Kangsheng Jia and Xinglong Wang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:19
  25. Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate intracellular parasite with a wide range of hosts, including humans and many warm-blooded animals. The parasite exists in two interconvertible forms, namely tachyzoite...

    Authors: Pu Chen, Congcong Lyu, Yidan Wang, Ming Pan, Xingyu Lin and Bang Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:18
  26. Antibiotics are widely used to treat various diseases. However, growing evidence indicates that antibiotic therapy in human life increases the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Therefore, we need ...

    Authors: Songkang Qin, Yingli Wang, Mengjie Yang, Pengpeng Wang, Mudassar Iqbal, Jinquan Li and Yaoqin Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:16
  27. Rabies is an ancient disease. Two centuries since Pasteur, fundamental progress occurred in virology, vaccinology, and diagnostics—and an understanding of pathobiology and epizootiology of rabies in testament ...

    Authors: Charles E. Rupprecht, Philip P. Mshelbwala, R. Guy Reeves and Ivan V. Kuzmin
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:15
  28. Coronaviruses are widespread in nature and can infect mammals and poultry, making them a public health concern. Globally, prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging animal coronaviruses is a great chal...

    Authors: Mingjun Su, Guanghui Zheng, Xiangwen Xu and Houhui Song
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:14
  29. Brucellosis remains one of the most common zoonoses spread worldwide, inducing enormous economic losses to the livestock industry and posing serious health threats to humans. Brucellosis re-emerged in China in...

    Authors: Yupeng Fang, Jianjun Wang, Guanyin Zhang, Fengdong Zhu, Chaoyue Guo, Jiandong Zhang, Kaixuan Guo, Yun Deng, Jinxue Zhang, Huanchun Chen and Zhengfei Liu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:13
  30. The spike protein (S) of SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for viral attachment and entry, thus a major factor for host susceptibility, tissue tropism, virulence and pathogenicity. The S is divided with S1 and S2 regi...

    Authors: Alexandria Zabiegala, Yunjeong Kim and Kyeong-Ok Chang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:12
  31. Lamb morbidity and mortality cause significant loss in a smallholder production system. A longitudinal prospective survey was conducted on 408 randomly selected farmers located in six purposefully selected keb...

    Authors: Haben Fesseha, Gizaw Gebremichael, Isayas Asefa and Teshita Edaso
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:11
  32. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a chronic zoonotic disease that is endemic in China. Current in-vitro tests for bTB are mainly based on blood assays. Collection of samples results in some stress to the sampled cattl...

    Authors: Yingyu Chen, Shuang Cheng, Yu Wang, Guiqiang Wang, Xijuan Wu, Ian D. Robertson and Aizhen Guo
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:8
  33. Mosquito-borne infections are of global health concern because of their rapid spread and upsurge, which creates a risk for coinfections. chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an arbovirus disease transmitted by Aedes aegypt...

    Authors: Peter Asaga Mac, Philomena E. Airiohuodion, Raman Velayudhan, Shaistha Zubair, Markos Tadele, Jude, O. Aighobahi, Chukwuma Anyaike, Axel Kroeger and Marcus Panning
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:7

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Diseases 2023 3:9

  34. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) can replicate in the macrophage by interfering with many host protein functions. While it is far from known these host proteins for controlling M. tuberculosis infecti...

    Authors: Aikebaier Reheman, Xiaojian Cao, Yifan Wang, Xi Nie, Gang Cao, Wei Zhou, Bing Yang, Yingying Lei, Weipan Zhang, Muhammad Ahsan Naeem and Xi Chen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:5
  35. Doxycycline hydrochloride and florfenicol combination (DoxHcl&FF) is an effective treatment for respiratory diseases. In the study, our objective was to evaluate the activity of DoxHcl&FF against Actinobacillus p...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yuan, Boyu An, Shuyu Xie, Wei Qu, Haihong Hao, Lingli Huang, Wanhe Luo, Jixiang Liang and Dapeng Peng
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:3
  36. The risk of pathogen transmission continues to increase significantly in the presence of tick vectors due to the trade of livestock across countries. In Ghana, there is a lack of data on the incidence of tick-...

    Authors: Seth Offei Addo, Ronald Essah Bentil, Kevin Nii Yartey, Jane Ansah-Owusu, Eric Behene, Philip Opoku-Agyeman, Selassie Bruku, Victor Asoala, Suzanne Mate, John Asiedu Larbi, Philip Kweku Baidoo, Michael David Wilson, Joseph W. Diclaro II and Samuel K. Dadzie
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:1
  37. Salmonella is a significant foodborne zoonotic pathogen that endangers both human and animal health. The goal of this research is to gain a preliminary understanding of Salmonella contamination and antimicrobial ...

    Authors: Cuirong Wu, Lihui Liu, Yuxin Sui, Lulu Huang, Yang Chen, Haihong Hao, Yuanhu Pan, Zhenli Liu and Guyue Cheng
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:31

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Diseases 2023 3:2

  38. This report describes an outbreak and treatment of pneumonia and enteritis in a snake farm with more than 3000 snakes containing Elaphe carinata (one-year-old) and Ptyas mucosus (three-month-old) seedlings in Hua...

    Authors: Ying Xia, Siyu Long, Yuxuan Peng, Songkang Qin and Yaoqin Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:30
  39. Lymnaeid snails are key intermediate hosts for the development and survival of Fasciola spp., the causative agent of Fascioliasis which are economically important parasites infecting humans and livestock globally...

    Authors: Lily Tran, Vignesh A. Rathinasamy and Travis Beddoe
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:29
  40. 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

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