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The need for a collaborative approach to tackle African swine fever (ASF) and lumpy skin disease (LSD) has been recognised by the European Union...

Date
July 2018
Abstract

Amber is fossilized tree resin and several biologically active compounds were isolated from ambers using the growth-restoring activity of the mutant yeast [Saccharomyces cerevisiae (zds1Δ erg3Δ pdr1Δ pdr3Δ)] involving Ca2+-signal transduction. The aim of this study is to investigate the...

Author(s)
Maruyama, M.; Kobayashi, M.; Uchida, T.; Shimizu, E.; Higashio, H.; Ohno, M.; Uesugi, S.; Kimura, K.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Fitoterapia, 2018, 127, pp 263-270
CABI Book Info
Cover for Animal welfare.

This third edition of "Animal Welfare" has 407 pages and is divided into five parts. Part I, Issues, introduces the background and philosophy of the subject. Part II covers problems for animal welfare, starting in chapter 3 with the animal's interactions with its environment. The following four...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Olsson, I. A. S.; Galindo, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
CAB ReviewFull Text

Animal influenza viruses, particularly of both avian and swine origin, are important zoonotic respiratory pathogens, potentially raising public health concerns over its pandemic threat. After the emergence of the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus (H1N1pdm09) in the human population in 2009, this virus...

Date
January 2018
Subjects
disease prevalence; disease surveys; disease transmission; epidemiological surveys; epidemiology; swine diseases; swine influenza; swine influenza viruses; viral diseases; zoonoses
Author(s)
Arunorat, J.; Thanawongnuwech, R.
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Pain management in the neonatal piglet during routine management procedures. Part 1: a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized intervention studies.

Date
October 2015
Author(s)
Dzikamunhenga, R. S., Anthony, R., Coetzee, J., Gould, S., Johnson, A., Karriker, L., McKean, J., Millman, S. T., Niekamp, S. R., O'Connor, A. M.
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Animal Health Research Reviews 2014 15 1 14-38
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The aim of this study was to measure the NO level in boar semen held in a liquid state and to determine its putative relation to spermatozoa motility, plasma membrane integrity, mitochondrial membrane potential and ATP content. Generally, the percentage of spermatozoa which generated nitric oxide...

Author(s)
Orzołek, A.; Zasiadczyk, Ł.; Wysocki, P.; Kordan, W.; Krysztofiak, P.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 423-426
AbstractFull Text

Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNP K), is a multifunctional protein that participates in a variety of regulatory processes of signal transduction and gene expression. To further characterize the significance of hnRNP Kin different male germ cells, we investigated the expression...

Author(s)
Xu, H.; Zhang, P.; Li, R.; Wu, W.; Wang, S.; Xu, Y.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 343-351
AbstractFull Text

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the anterior chamber constitutes part of the normal migratory pathway of CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes in cattle and swine. The cells obtained from aqueous humor of cows and pigs were stained for CD4 and CD8 receptors, and subsequently analyzed...

Author(s)
Maślanka, T.; Socha, P.; Ziółkowska, N.; Dąbrowski, M.; Małaczewska, J.; Ziółkowski, H.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 293-298
AbstractFull Text

Lipoproteins, isolated from ostrich egg yolk (LPFo), provide excellent protection for boar spermatozoa against cryo-induced damage. The present study was performed to investigate the effects of LPFo on the freezability and fertilizing capacity of frozen-thawed (FT) boar semen after post-cervical...

Author(s)
Fraser, L.; Zasiadczyk, Ł.; Strzeżek, J.; Strzeżek, R.; Karpiesiuk, K.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences
Publication
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, 21, 2, pp 255-263
AbstractFull Text

Mitochondrial transcription factor A plays, due to its role in replication and transcription of the mitochondrial DNA, an important role in mitochondrial biogenesis and regulation of its activity. In different mammalian species, mitochondrial transcription factor A is present in two different...

Author(s)
Renčelj, A.; Škrlep, M.; Čandek-Potokar, M.; Dovč, P.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Czech Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 63, 2, pp 43-50

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