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  • Sarcoptic mange in wild ruminants in Spain: solving the epidemiological enigma using microsatellite markers 

    Moroni, Barbara; Angelone, Samer; Pérez, Jesús María; Molinar Min, Anna Rita; Pasquetti, Mario; Tizzani, Paolo; López Olvera, Jorge R.; Valldeperes, Marta; Granados, José Enrique; Lavín González, Santiago; Mentaberre García, Gregorio; Camacho‑Sillero, Leonor; Martínez‑Carrasco, Carlos; Oleaga, Alvaro; Candela, Mónica; Meneguz, Pier Giuseppe; Rossi, Luca (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2021-03-20)
    Background: In Spain, sarcoptic mange was first described in native wildlife in 1987 in Cazorla Natural Park, causing the death of nearly 95% of the local native population of Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Since then, ...
  • How Can Be Lotic Ecosystem Size More Precisely Estimated? Comparing Different Approximations in Pre-Pyrenean and Pyrenean Mountains 

    Coello Sanz, Fernando; Casals i Martí, Frederic; Sánchez-González, Jorge Rubén (MDPI, 2021-03-06)
    Rivers are among the most biodiverse and endangered ecosystems on earth. In Europe, concern over their conservation promoted the development of legal instruments for habitat and species conservation, the Habitats Directive, ...
  • Clinical and Echocardiographic Findings in an Aged Population of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 

    Prieto Ramos, Jorge; Corda, Andrea; Swift, Simon; Saderi, Laura; de la Fuente Oliver, Gabriel; Corcoran, Brendan; Summers, Kim M.; French, Anne T. (MDPI, 2021-03-28)
    Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most common cardiac disease in dogs. It varies from dogs without clinical signs to those developing left-sided congestive heart failure, leading to death. Cavalier King Charles ...
  • Clinical prospects proposing an increase in the luteolytic dose of prostaglandin F2α in dairy cattle 

    López Gatius, Fernando (The Society for Reproduction and Development, 2021)
    Over the past few decades, the luteolytic dose of prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) and its analogs, used to synchronize estrus for fixed-time insemination in dairy cattle, have remained unchanged. Given the beneficial effects of ...
  • Differentially methylated regions within lung cancer risk loci are enriched in deregulated enhancers 

    Laplana Lafaja, Marina; Bieg, Matthias; Faltus, Christian; Melnik, Svitlana; Bogatyrova, Olga; Gu, Zuguang; Muley, Thomas; Meister, Michael; Dienemann, Hendrik C.; Herpel, Esther; Amos, Christopher I.; Schlesner, Matthias; Eils, Roland; Plass, Christoph; Risch, Angela (Taylor & Francis, 2021-02-17)
    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified SNPs linked with lung cancer risk. Our aim was to discover the genes, non-coding RNAs, and regulatory elements within GWAS-identified risk regions that are deregulated ...
  • Using PRRSV-resilient sows improve performance in endemic infected farms with recurrent outbreaks 

    Abella Falcó, Glòria; Pagès Bernaus, Adela; Estany Illa, Joan; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José; Pla Aragonés, Lluís Miquel (MDPI, 2021)
    The selection of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) resilient sows has been proposed as a strategy to control this disease. A discrete event-based simulation model was developed to mimic the outcome of ...
  • A cow-calf farming system fully adapted to elevation and harsh conditions in Andorra (Europe) 

    Armengol Gelonch, Ramon; Bassols, Marta; Fraile Sauce, Lorenzo José (MDPI, 2021)
    The use of natural resources is an important topic to optimize the efficiency of cattle production. The purpose of this work is to describe the project of the Bruna d'Andorra; a local cow breed under an extensive cow-calf ...
  • Similar fluctuating asymmetries in the three canine cranial typologies 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, 2021-03-01)
    Asymmetry, understood as the deviation of an organism or a part of it from its perfect symmetry, is represented by three categories: fluctuating asymmetry, directional asymmetry, and anti-symmetry. Fluctuating asymmetry ...
  • Comparative transcriptome profile between Iberian pig varieties provides new insights into their distinct fat deposition and fatty acids content 

    Villaplana-Velasco, Ana; Noguera Jiménez, José Luis; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Ballester, Maria; Muñoz Vázquez, Lourdes; González, E.; Tejeda, J.F.; Ibáñez-Escriche, N. (MDPI, 2021-02-27)
    The high deposition of intramuscular fat and the content of oleic fatty acid are characteristic of the Iberian pig. These two parameters present great variability and are differentiated amongst the varieties that make up ...
  • Thermal Mechanisms Preventing or Favoring Multiple Ovulations in Dairy Cattle 

    De Rensis, F.; Morini, Giorgio; García Ispierto, Irina; López Gatius, Fernando (MDPI, 2021-02-08)
    While cows are predominantly monovular, over the past 30 years the incidence of multiple ovulations and thus twinning has increased considerably alongside milk production. Multiple pregnancies are not desirable as they ...
  • Nutritional Wasting Disorders in Sheep 

    Asín, Javier; Ramírez, Gustavo A.; Navarro, Mauricio A.; Nyaoke, Akinyi C.; Henderson, Eileen E.; Mendonça, Fábio S.; Molín, Jéssica; Uzal, Francisco A. (MDPI, 2021-02-15)
    The different ovine production and breeding systems share the cornerstone of keeping a good body condition to ensure adequate productivity. Several infectious and parasitic disorders have detrimental effects on weight gains ...
  • Short communication: An ultrasound study of healthy digital flexor tendons on the metapode in meat calves 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Palos-Vila, Júlia (Veterinary Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2020-12-31)
    Until now, there has been little investigation of the ultrasonographic appearance of normal anatomical structures of distal limbs and normal dimensions of digital flexor tendons in calves. Studies on the descriptive and ...
  • Paired left-right asymmetries of the hoof surface in the Pyrenean Catalan yearlings are less marked among hindlimbs 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; López-Navarro, Noelia (Veterinary Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2020-12-24)
    Most published researches that describe an equine hoof form are based on lineal and angular measurements. Here we apply geometric morphometric methods to study symmetries between fore and hind pairs in a pure horse breed. ...
  • Zoometric measurements of cephalic conformation in adult bovine males and females (Bos taurus) 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Jordana i Vidal, Jordi (Veterinary Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 2008)
    A sample of 578 bovine whole, fresh adult skulls (sample of 76 adult males and 502 adult females) belonging to 16 different domestic cattle breeds from Spain and France was examined. The studied breeds descend from different ...
  • Growth Performance and Clinicopathological Analyses in Lambs Repetitively Inoculated with Aluminum-Hydroxide Containing Vaccines or Aluminum-Hydroxide Only 

    Miguel, Ricardo de; Asín, Javier; Rodríguez-Largo, Ana; Echeverría, Irache; Lacasta, Delia; Pinczowski, Pedro; Gimeno, Marina; Molín, Jéssica; Fernández, Antonio; Blas, Ignacio de; Andrés, Damián de; Pérez, Marta; Reina, Ramsés; Luján, Lluís (MDPI, 2021-01-11)
    Aluminum (Al) hydroxide is an effective adjuvant used in sheep vaccines. However, Al-adjuvants have been implicated as potential contributors to a severe wasting syndrome in sheep—the so-called ovine autoimmune-inflammatory ...
  • Biases in the Detection of Intentionally Poisoned Animals: Public Health and Conservation Implications from a Field Experiment 

    Gil Sánchez, José María; Aguilera-Alcalá, Natividad; Moleón, Marcos; Sebastián-González, Esther; Margalida, Antoni; Morales-Reyes, Zebensui; Durà Alemañ, Carlos Javier; Oliva-Vidal, Pilar; Pérez-García, Juan M.; Sánchez-Zapata, José Antonio (MDPI, 2021-01-29)
    Intentional poisoning is a global wildlife problem and an overlooked risk factor for public health. Managing poisoning requires unbiased and high-quality data through wildlife monitoring protocols, which are largely lacking. ...
  • Morphostructural characters of the domestic Bacyard Creole Duck (Cairina moschata) in three communities of Guatemala 

    Jáuregui, R.; Gonzáles, Mario E.; Lorenzo, C.R.; Folgar, Ana M.; Isern, Ana; Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel (Red CONBIAND, 2020-11-27)
    Domestic Creole ducks (PCDs) are hardy, less nutritionally demanding, less susceptible to disease, and promising among native species due to their rapid growth rate. In Guatemala, PCDs are part of the biological heritage ...
  • Circulating non-esterified fatty acids as biomarkers for fat content and composition in pigs 

    Tor i Naudí, Marc; Vilaró, Francisca; Ros Freixedes, Roger; Álvarez Rodríguez, Javier; Bosch Puig, Lluís; Gol, Sofia; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Reixach, Josep; Estany Illa, Joan (MDPI, 2021-02-03)
    Circulating non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) can reflect the composition of dietary fat or adipose tissues depending on the fasting conditions. Therefore, circulating NEFA may be valuable as biomarkers for meat quality ...
  • Leg conformation flaws in the Catalan Jackass 

    Parés Casanova, Pere-Miquel; Berenguer, G. (Red CONBIAND, 2020-11-27)
    Ateleology studies defects in leg conformation. As there are no published ateleological researches on leg conformational flaws for the 'Raça Asinina Catalana' (Catalan jackass), this work aims to offer an approach to the ...
  • Toxic Wasting Disorders in Sheep 

    Molín, Jéssica; Mendonça, Fábio S.; Henderson, Eileen E.; Nyaoke, Akinyi C.; Ramírez, Gustavo A.; Navarro, Mauricio A.; Uzal, Francisco A.; Asín, Javier (MDPI, 2021-01-18)
    Infectious and parasitic agents have been frequently associated with debilitating and wasting conditions in sheep. The prevalence of these agents has probably undermined the role of toxic causes as contributors to such ...

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