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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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:17
Identification of tick-borne pathogens using metagenomic analyses in H. longicornis feeding on humans in downtown Beijing
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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:16
The nucleoside antiviral prodrug remdesivir in treating COVID-19 and beyond with interspecies significance
Infectious pandemics result in hundreds and millions of deaths, notable examples of the Spanish Flu, the Black Death and smallpox. The current pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome ...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:15
Phenotypic and molecular characterizations of multidrug-resistant diarrheagenic E. coli of calf origin
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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:14
Knowledge and preventive practices of livestock farmers on infectious causes of reproductive disorders in dairy cows in the Kembata Tambaro zone, southern Ethiopia
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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:13
The dopamine receptor D4 regulates the proliferation of pulmonary arteries smooth muscle in broilers by downregulating AT1R
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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:12
Development of an indirect immunofluorescence assay for PCV3 antibody detection based on capsid protein
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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:11
Canine coronavirus (CCoV), a member of the genus Alphacoronavirus, is an enveloped, single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus that responsible for gastroenteritis in dogs. In this study, two CCoV isolates were suc...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:10
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...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:9
Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3), which was first detected in the United States of America in 2015, is a potential threat to the swine industry. However, the prevalence of PCV3 in Shanxi Province, China, is un...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:8
Staphylococcal superantigen (SAg) toxins are the most notable virulence factors associated with Staphylococcus aureus, which is a pathogen associated with serious community and hospital acquired infections in hum...
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The taxonomy, host range and pathogenicity of coronaviruses and other viruses in the Nidovirales order
The frequent emergence of coronavirus (CoV) epidemics has seriously threatened public health and stock farming. The major hosts for CoVs are birds and mammals. Although most CoVs inhabit their specific natural...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:5
Three major human coronavirus disease outbreaks, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), occurred in the twenty-first century ...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:4
Current status and challenges in drug discovery against the globally important zoonotic cryptosporidiosis
The zoonotic cryptosporidiosis is globally distributed, one of the major diarrheal diseases in humans and animals. Cryptosporidium oocysts are also one of the major environmental concerns, making it a pathogen th...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:3
Bile acids (BAs) are evolutionally conserved molecules synthesized in the liver from cholesterol to facilitating the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. In the intestines, where enteric viruses replicate, BAs...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:2
Icariin protects against cage layer osteoporosis by intervening in steroid biosynthesis and glycerophospholipid metabolism
Cage layer osteoporosis (CLO) is a common bone metabolism disease in the breeding industry of China. However, effective prevention for CLO has not been developed. Icariin (ICA), the main bioactive component of...
Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:1
Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is a national key university of “Project 211” directly under the Ministry of Education. HZAU enjoys a history of 120 years, covers an area of 495 hectares, and consists of 18 colleges and departments. Featuring life science, HZAU also gives much emphasis on the rational disciplinary construction of agriculture, sciences, engineering, arts, law, economics, and management.