Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019

  • Effects of Nitrate and Pathogenic Nanoparticles on Reproductive Losses, Congenital Hypothyroidism and Musculoskeletal Abnormalities in Mares and Other Livestock: New Hypotheses

    Thomas Walter Swerczek, Alan Ray Dorton

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: 20 December 2018
    Accepted: 20 January 2019
    Published: 13 February 2019
    Abstract: Spontaneous abortions, congenital hypothyroidism and musculoskeletal abnormalities were attributed to high nitrate in the diet of pregnant mares on Thoroughbred farms in central Kentucky. These fetal losses, with an unknown etiology, and associated with the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) have plagued horse farms in central Kentucky for deca... Show More
  • Isolation & Identification of FAV-4 Tianjin Strain and Pathogenicity to Chicks

    Rui Liu, Jing Wang, Fugui Li

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 12-17
    Received: 10 January 2019
    Accepted: 27 February 2019
    Published: 20 March 2019
    Abstract: The Hydropericardium-hepatitis Syndrome (HHS) caused by Fowl adenovirus 4 (FAV-4) is a new epidemic disease in recent years and firstly reported in Tianjin, 2016. The isolation, identification and pathogenicity of FAV-4 Tianjin strain were studied in the paper for providing the theoretical basis to the law of occurrence, development and termination... Show More
  • Exacerbation of Streptococcus Equi (Strangles) by Overly Nutritious Diets in Horses: A Model for Infectious Bacterial Diseases of Horses and Other Livestock

    Thomas Walter Swerczek

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 18-23
    Received: 1 February 2019
    Accepted: 8 March 2019
    Published: 29 March 2019
    Abstract: Strangles is a highly pathogenic and contagious infection of horses and other equids caused by Streptococcus equi. Reports in the literature summarize the severe complications of strangles, but provide little information on the factors enhancing the pathogenicity and complications that result in high mortalities. However, there are reports suggesti... Show More
  • Cat Owners: How they Keep and Care for Their Own Cats and Their Attitudes to Stray and Feral Cats in Germany

    Franziska Kuhne, Kerstin Hoock, Martin Kramer, Hansjoachim Hackbarth

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 24-28
    Received: 21 February 2019
    Accepted: 30 March 2019
    Published: 18 April 2019
    Abstract: Cats are among the most popular pets. A cat can be a feral cat, a stray cat, or a pet cat with variable degrees of free-roaming access to the outdoors. Free-roaming pet cats are the most significant source of cat overpopulation. Furthermore, if free-roaming cats do not wear identification, ownership is difficult to identify. Therefore, the aim of t... Show More