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  1. The knowledge on dairy calves’ needs with regards to milk feeding and social housing is expanding but to be able to make improvements, knowledge is needed on how calves are managed at present in Norway. The ai...

    Authors: Julie Føske Johnsen, Ingrid Hunter Holmøy, Ane Nødtvedt and Cecilie Marie Mejdell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:20

    Content type: Brief communication

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  2. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere and Australia. The presence of nematode-infected foxes in urbanized areas increases the risk of transmission of nematodes to domestic d...

    Authors: Agnieszka Tylkowska, Bogumiła Pilarczyk, Agnieszka Tomza-Marciniak and Renata Pilarczyk

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:19

    Content type: Research

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  3. Gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) in small ruminants result in production losses, and consequently economic losses, and are an animal welfare problem in most countries in the Nordic-Baltic region. Intensive use...

    Authors: Agnė Beleckė, Tomas Kupčinskas, Inga Stadalienė, Johan Höglund, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Snorre Stuen and Saulius Petkevičius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:18

    Content type: Research

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  4. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in companion dogs, but little is known of these conditions in show dogs. This study assessed body condition score (BCS) of show dogs of six selected popul...

    Authors: Sanna Lindåse, Tilda Feltenmark, Malin Krantz and Josefin Söder

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:17

    Content type: Research

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  5. The vector-borne human viral zoonosis tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is of growing concern in Sweden. The area where TBE is considered endemic has expanded, with an increasing geographical distribution of Ixodes r...

    Authors: Gunilla Blomqvist, Katarina Näslund, Linda Svensson, Cécile Beck and Jean Francois Valarcher

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:16

    Content type: Research

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  6. Mink urinary tract disease (MUTD) often presents as urolithiasis and/or cystitis and is known as an important cause of mortality in mink kits during the early growth season. Antimicrobial flock treatment has b...

    Authors: Karin Mundbjerg, Peder Elbek Pedersen and Anne Sofie Hammer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:15

    Content type: Brief communication

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  7. Granulomatous myositis is a rare condition in both humans and dogs. In humans it is most frequently related to sarcoidosis, where a concurrent granulomatous neuritis has been reported occasionally. Simultaneou...

    Authors: Josefin Hultman, Marco Rosati, Tone Kristensen Grøn, Kaspar Matiasek, Cathrine Trangerud and Karin Hultin Jäderlund

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:14

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Semi-domesticated reindeer represent an important livestock industry and livelihood for a proportion of the human population in northern Fennoscandia. Reindeer husbandry is considered an extensive animal husba...

    Authors: Lene Idland, Amalie Moen Juul, Ellen Karin Solevåg, Kristoffer Relling Tysnes, Lucy Jane Robertson and Kjersti Selstad Utaaker

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:13

    Content type: Research

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  9. Rabies vaccination of wildlife carnivores is a powerful tool to prevent, control and eliminate rabies. The presence of neutralizing rabies antibodies in blood is considered a reliable indicator of adequate vac...

    Authors: Dainius Zienius, Janina Mickutė, Arnoldas Pautienius, Juozas Grigas, Arunas Stankevičius, Gediminas Pridotkas, Eugenijus Jacevičius, Jolita Kemeraitė and Ingrida Jacevičienė

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:12

    Content type: Research

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  10. In cows with acute toxic mastitis (ATM), the leukogram aids in the assessment of the severity of disease. The goal of our study was to compare the leukogram of 158 cows with ATM (cases) and 168 clinically heal...

    Authors: Ueli Braun, Christian Gerspach, Barbara Riond, Carina Oschlies, Sabrina Corti and Ulrich Bleul

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:11

    Content type: Research

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  11. Heterophilic antibodies in serum and plasma can interfere with mammalian antibodies in immunoassays and result in false test results, usually false positive. Although studies screening for heterophilic antibod...

    Authors: Bo Dong, Daniel Bergman and Bodil Ström Holst

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:10

    Content type: Research

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  12. Goatpox is a viral disease caused by infection with goatpox virus (GTPV) of the genus Capripoxvirus, Poxviridae family. Capripoxviruses cause serious disease to livestock and contribute to huge economic losses. G...

    Authors: Jihane Hamdi, Zahra Bamouh, Mohammed Jazouli, Meryem Alhyane, Najet Safini, Khalid Omari Tadlaoui, Ouafaa Fassi Fihri and Mehdi El Harrak

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. Gastric carcinoma (GC) is uncommon in dogs, except in predisposed breeds such as Belgian Shepherd dogs (BSD) of the Tervuren and Groenendael varieties. When GC is diagnosed in dogs it is often late in the dise...

    Authors: Marcus Vinicius Cândido, Pernillä Syrjä, Mohsen Hanifeh, Jaan Lepajõe, Kati Salla, Susanne Kilpinen, Peter-John Mäntylä Noble and Thomas Spillmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:7

    Content type: Research

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  14. Equine coital exanthema (ECE) caused by equid alphaherpesvirus 3 (EHV-3) is a contagious venereal disease. It is characterized by the formation of papules, vesicles, pustules and ulcers on the external genital...

    Authors: Lilja Thorsteinsdóttir, Gunnar Örn Guðmundsson, Höskuldur Jensson, Sigurbjörg Torsteinsdóttir and Vilhjálmur Svansson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:6

    Content type: Brief communication

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  15. With intensive use of anthelmintic drugs in recent decades, anthelmintic resistance (AR) in horse nematodes is becoming a growing issue in many countries. However, there is little available information about t...

    Authors: Evelina Dauparaitė, Tomas Kupčinskas, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna and Saulius Petkevičius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:5

    Content type: Research

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  16. Acute kidney injury (AKI) in horses may develop as a complication of a primary disease or following the administration of nephrotoxic drugs, and may pose a diagnostic challenge. Hence, the main objective of th...

    Authors: Natalia Siwinska, Agnieszka Zak and Urszula Paslawska

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:3

    Content type: Research

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  17. Recumbent cows are a diagnostic challenge because of a wide range of differential diagnoses, which include trauma, neurological and metabolic disorders, malnutrition and mineral deficiencies. This case report ...

    Authors: Lilli Bittner, Kjelt Krämer, Adriana Wöckel, Teja Snedec, Cora Delling, Denny Böttcher, Gabor Köller, Walter Baumgartner, Wolfram Richardt and Alexander Starke

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:2

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Since January 2019, surgical castration of male piglets must be performed using local anaesthesia, if farmers deliver pigs to the primary exporting slaughterhouses according to the “Danish quality scheme”; a v...

    Authors: Lotte Skade, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Mai Britt Friis Nielsen and Line Hummelmose Diness

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2021 63:1

    Content type: Research

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  19. On farms, the currently approved and most widely practised method of euthanising non-viable piglets is blunt force trauma to the head followed by exsanguination. However, the use of this method is criticised d...

    Authors: Johannes Husheer, Matthias Luepke, Peter Dziallas, Karl-Heinz Waldmann and Alexandra von Altrock

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:67

    Content type: Research

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  20. The disease Fur Animal Necrotizing Pyoderma (FNP) has since 2000 been reported in many fur producing countries including Canada, Finland and Denmark. Development of FNP is characterised by rapidly forming trea...

    Authors: Oliver Legarth Honoré, Ida Sebbelov, Agnethe Wallin, Annemette Petersen, Tove Clausen, Peter Foged Larsen and Anne Sofie Hammer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:66

    Content type: Research

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  21. Early maternal separation may have long-lasting physiological effects on different organ systems. Although long-lasting effects of early maternal separation are mostly studied in connection with the developmen...

    Authors: Tomaž Snoj, Kaja Blažič, Nika Šehić, Tilen Vake and Gregor Majdič

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:65

    Content type: Research

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  22. Outbreaks of infectious arthritis in young lambs associated with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies dysgalactiae (SDSD) lead to reduced animal welfare, increased use of antibiotics and economic losses for shee...

    Authors: Marit Smistad, Cecilia Wolff, Tore Tollersrud, Vibeke Tømmerberg, Clare Phythian, Annette Hegermann Kampen and Hannah Joan Jørgensen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:64

    Content type: Research

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  23. The aim of this study was to investigate if calves’ play behaviour and non-nutritive sucking behaviour, as indirect measures of welfare status, are associated with the age of the calf when group housed, age wh...

    Authors: Masja Reipurth, Stephanie Kruuse Klausen, Matthew Denwood, Björn Forkman and Hans Houe

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:63

    Content type: Research

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  24. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides. Infection occurs via Mycoplasma-containing droplets and therefore requires close contact between an...

    Authors: Flavio Sacchini, Anne Mariana Liljander, Martin Heller, Elizabeth Jane Poole, Horst Posthaus, Elise Schieck and Joerg Jores

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:62

    Content type: Brief communication

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  25. Dental disease is very common in dogs and veterinary professional dental cleaning and examination, together with daily dental home care, is the foundation for good dental health. To our knowledge, no previous ...

    Authors: Karolina Brunius Enlund, Michaela Karlsson, Carl Brunius, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd Viking Höglund, Pia Gustås, Jeanette Hanson and Ann Pettersson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:61

    Content type: Research

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  26. Digital thermal imaging is a physiologic, non-invasive, contactless, and non-radiating diagnostic tool that can assess a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including hip osteoarthritis (HOA). Fifty poli...

    Authors: João Carlos Agostinho Alves, Ana Margarida Moniz Pereira dos Santos, Patrícia Isabel Figueiredo Jorge, Catarina Falcão Trigoso Vieira Branco Lavrador and L. Miguel Carreira

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:60

    Content type: Research

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  27. Wildlife traps are used in many countries without evaluation of their effect on animal welfare. Trap-capture of wild animals should minimise negative effects on animal welfare, irrespective of whether the anim...

    Authors: Åsa Fahlman, Johan Lindsjö, Therese Arvén Norling, Petter Kjellander, Erik Olof Ågren and Ulrika Alm Bergvall

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:59

    Content type: Research

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  28. In this 4-year prospective observational study, all elbows in a dysplasia screening program including 14,073 dogs were studied using radiographs in two projections. Elbows were evaluated for the presence of me...

    Authors: Arne Magnus Rørvik, Cathrine Trangerud and Jorunn Grondalen

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:58

    Content type: Research

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  29. An overall increase in poaching of white rhinoceros results in captive breeding becoming a significant component of white rhinoceros conservation. However, this type of conservation comes with its own difficul...

    Authors: Angela Buys, Jannie Crafford and Henriette van Heerden

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:57

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  30. The increasing popularity of alpacas and llamas outside of South America is undeniable. The associated limited genetic diversity raises questions about health and other genetically determined traits like coat ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Mali Jost, Andrea Knoll, Gesine Lühken, Cord Drögemüller and Patrik Zanolari

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:56

    Content type: Research

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  31. Penicillin is important for treatment of pigs, but data on its absorption and disposition in pigs are sparse. This is reflected by the variation in recommended dosages in the literature. Inadequate dosage may ...

    Authors: Marie Sjölund, Carl Ekstrand, Per Wallgren, Ulf Bondesson, Märit Pringle and Björn Bengtsson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:55

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  32. Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. To lower the incidence of SSI, antimicrobial prophylaxis is given 30–60 min before certain types of surgeries in both human...

    Authors: Kirsi Johanna Välkki, Katariina Hanne Thomson, Thomas Sven Christer Grönthal, Jouni Juho Tapio Junnila, Merja Hilma Johanna Rantala, Outi Maria Laitinen-Vapaavuori and Sari Helena Mölsä

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:53

    Content type: Research

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  33. Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch) caused by bird schistosome cercariae, released from intermediate host snails, is a common disorder also at higher latitudes. Several cases were observed in the artificial ...

    Authors: Azmi Al-Jubury, Per Kania, Anette Bygum and Kurt Buchmann

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:54

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  34. Environmental changes contribute to the development of ophthalmic diseases in sea turtles, but information on their eye biometrics is scarce. The aim of this study was to describe ophthalmic ultrasonographic f...

    Authors: Caterina Muramoto, Vinícius Cardoso-Brito, Ana Cláudia Raposo, Thais Torres Pires and Arianne Pontes Oriá

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:52

    Content type: Research

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  35. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a zoonotic neurological disease caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), a flavivirus endemic in parts of Europe and Asia. Seroconversion without signs of clinical disea...

    Authors: Elina Andersson, Anna Kendall, Angelika Url, Angelika Auer and Michael Leschnik

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:51

    Content type: Case report

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  36. C-reactive protein (CRP), which is released during tissue damage and inflammation, is a useful nonspecific inflammatory marker in both human and veterinary clinical practice. Veterinarians have often used huma...

    Authors: Takaki Waritani, Dawn Cutler and Jessica Chang

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:50

    Content type: Brief communication

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  37. Congenital bovine chondrodysplasia, also known as bulldog calf syndrome, is characterized by disproportionate growth of bones resulting in a shortened and compressed body, mainly due to reduced length of the s...

    Authors: Joana Gonçalves Pontes Jacinto, Irene Monika Häfliger, Anna Letko, Cord Drögemüller and Jørgen Steen Agerholm

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:49

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Microbiological examination of lesions found in slaughtered animals during meat inspection is an important part of public health protection as such lesions may be due to zoonotic agents that can be transmitted...

    Authors: Anna Didkowska, Piotr Żmuda, Ewelina Kwiecień, Magdalena Rzewuska, Daniel Klich, Monika Krajewska-Wędzina, Lucjan Witkowski, Monika Żychska, Aleksandra Kaczmarkowska, Blanka Orłowska and Krzysztof Anusz

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:48

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  39. Conventional automated slaughter lines for pigs are organised as disassembly lines with many specialised machines. High costs and capacities make them relevant only for large scale meat production. The ambitio...

    Authors: Ole Alvseike, Miguel Prieto, Per Håkon Bjørnstad and Alex Mason

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:47

    Content type: Brief communication

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  40. Contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) is a significant disease of the ovine foot characterised by severe lameness and progressive separation of the hoof horn capsule from the underlying tissue. Similar to...

    Authors: Philip Christian Tegtmeyer, Gareth James Staton, Nicholas James Evans, Judith Rohde, Teresa Maria Punsmann and Martin Ganter

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:46

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Escherichia coli is an important cause of diarrhea in calves and its diarrheagenic properties are related to presence of certain virulence genes. In this study, the prevalence of virulence genes F5, F17, F41, sta

    Authors: Ji-Hyoung Ryu, SuHee Kim, Jinho Park and Kyoung-Seong Choi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:45

    Content type: Research

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  42. The Sydney system for assessing inflammatory lesions in the gastric mucosa is based on endoscopic and histological examinations. This study aimed to apply the Sydney system to diagnose gastritis in dogs. The s...

    Authors: Jolanta Spużak, Marcin Jankowski, Krzysztof Kubiak, Kamila Glińska-Suchocka and Rafał Ciaputa

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:44

    Content type: Research

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  43. The protein chromogranin A (CgA) is stored and co-released with catecholamines from the stimulated adrenal glands. Increased plasma concentrations of CgA have been shown in people with heart disease. The aim o...

    Authors: Katja Höglund, Jens Häggström, Odd Viking Höglund, Mats Stridsberg, Anna Tidholm and Ingrid Ljungvall

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:43

    Content type: Research

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  44. Canine vector-borne diseases are caused by pathogens transmitted by arthropods including ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies. Many canine vector-borne diseases are of zoonotic importance. This study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Cristina Daniela Cazan, Angela Monica Ionică, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D’Amico, Clara Muñoz, Eduardo Berriatua and Mirabela Oana Dumitrache

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:42

    Content type: Brief communication

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  45. Similar to the situation in other European countries, Danish wild boars may harbour a wide range of pathogens infectious to humans and domestic pigs. Although wild boars must be kept behind fences in Denmark, ...

    Authors: Heidi Huus Petersen, Nao Takeuchi-Storm, Heidi Larsen Enemark, Stine Thorsø Nielsen, Gitte Larsen and Mariann Chriél

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:41

    Content type: Research

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  46. Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan parasites that cause enteric disease in vertebrates. In pigs, infections are most often asymptomatic, but may result in diarrhoea and poor growth. The most common specie...

    Authors: Emelie Pettersson, Harri Ahola, Jenny Frössling, Per Wallgren and Karin Troell

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:40

    Content type: Research

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  47. In the dog, the correct management of parturition and the prompt neonatal evaluation and assistance can reduce the perinatal mortality rates that are particularly high in toy breeds. Newborn evaluation and fac...

    Authors: Jasmine Fusi, Massimo Faustini, Barbara Bolis and Maria Cristina Veronesi

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:39

    Content type: Research

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  48. Growing global concerns about antibiotic resistance have generated a considerable interest in the search for alternative environmental-friendly approaches. This study was aimed to assess the antimicrobial acti...

    Authors: Brenda Mora-Sánchez, Héctor Fuertes, José Luis Balcázar and Tania Pérez-Sánchez

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2020 62:38

    Content type: Brief communication

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