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The Veterinary Research Forum, the leading peer-reviewed international journal on all aspects of veterinary medicine, is seeking new members for its editorial board. As the current tenure of editorial board members is coming to an end, we invite applications from strong academics with prior experience in reviewing manuscripts to join our prestigious journal's editorial board. We are particularly interested in promoting diversity among editorial board members, including merit, gender, geographical representation, and subject matter expertise. If you are interested, please send a cover letter that includes your areas of expertise relevant to the aims and scope of the journal, along with your CV or résumé, to the Editor-in-Chief (here), no later than April 10, 2024. Successful candidates will be contacted by the journal in due course.


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Genetic characterization of virulence and extended spectrum β-lactamase producing genes of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from bovine milk

Bhavinkumar Pankajbhai Katira; Bhaveshkumar Ishwarbhai Prajapati; Ratn Deep Singh; Sandipkumar Sureshbhai Patel; Kirankumar Motiji Solanki

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 57-64

  Mastitis associated Klebsiella pneumoniae species were isolated from bovine milk to characterize virulence genes (wabG and kfuBC) and extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) genes (blaCTX-M-1, blaCTX-M-2, blaCTX-M-9, blaTEM, blaSHV and blaOXA). A total number of 325 bovine milk samples (195 raw and ...  Read More

Expression and immunogenicity of non-structural protein 8 of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Hong Chen; Jiawu Wan; Meihua Wei; Ping Liu; Lingbao Kong; Xiu Xin

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 65-73

  The non-structural protein (nsp) 8 of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is highly stable across different PEDV strains and plays an important role in PEDV virulence. In current study, nsp8 prokaryotic expression vectors were constructed based on parental vectors pMAL-c2x-maltose binding protein ...  Read More

Cell proliferation and apoptosis in canine oral papillomatosis

Emin Karakurt; Nuvit Coskun; Uğur Aydın; Serpil Dağ; Enver Beytut; Veysel Soydal Ataseven; Volkan Yılmaz; Fırat Doğan; Hilmi Nuhoğlu; Celal Şahin Ermutlu; Ayfer Yıldız

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 75-82

  This study was aimed at the evaluation of cell proliferation, p53 level and apoptotic index by immunohistochemical methods in canine oral papillomatosis. The study material comprised of tumor tissue samples taken from six dogs being admitted to the Pathology Department of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, ...  Read More

Temporal alteration in ovarian follicle fate with hormonal and hemodynamic perspectives during receptive phase of estrous cycle in endometritic cattle

Akshay Sharma; Pravesh Kumar; Pankaj Sood; Vijender Negi; Pururava Sharma

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 83-88

  The present research was carried out to assess the serum progesterone (P4) concentration and uterine hemodynamics at estrus till ovulation in cyclic cows (N = 130) with healthy or diseased uterus. At estrus, 85 cows were diagnosed with clinical endometritis (CE; n = 44) and sub-clinical endometritis ...  Read More

Molecular detection and phylogenetic analysis of Borrelia spp. from sheep and goats blood samples in West Azerbaijan province, Iran

Ahmad Enferadi; Abdulghaffar Ownagh; Musa Tavassoli

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 89-95

  Borrelia species are spirochetes transmitted by ticks that are important in human and animals. In most countries, there is still no molecular epidemiology of borreliosis in ruminants. This study was aimed to evaluate the existence of Borrelia spp. DNA in the blood samples of small ruminants using polymerase ...  Read More

Comparison of the effects of selected aminoglycoside antibiotics on motor behaviors in mice

Seyed Ali Ayati Najafabadi; Ali Rassouli; Goudarz Sadeghi-Hashjin

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 97-104

  Aminoglycoside antibiotics (AGs) can cause neuromuscular blockade and paralysis of skeletal muscles. To compare the paralytic effects of selected AGs on some motor behaviors in mice, 24 male mice weighing 20.00 to 25.00 g were divided into four treatment groups. Each group was given one of four AGs (gentamicin, ...  Read More

Renal protection by ellagic acid in a rat model of glycerol-induced acute kidney injury

Maryam Khombi Shooshtari; Alireza Sarkaki; Mohammad Rashno; Khojasteh Hoseinynejad

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 105-111

  Studies conducted on animal models have shown that the administration of glycerol can lead to kidney tissue damage and impaired renal function. This is believed to be caused by oxidative stress and inflammation, which in turn can result in elevated levels of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine. ...  Read More

Effect of nanocurcumin on fertility in murine model of polycystic ovary syndrome

Zahra Aaly-Gharibeh; Mohammadreza Hosseinchi; Ali Shalizar-Jalali

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 113-117

  The precise pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not well-founded. In an attempt to fill this gap, the current study was executed to probe the effect of nanocurcumin (NCC) on ovarian tissue, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation embryo development in a mouse model of PCOS. ...  Read More

Co-infection of bluetongue virus serotypes 12 and 16 in sheep from Haryana, India

Anita Dalal; Naresh Kumar Kakker; Deepika Chaudhary; Aman Kumar; Narender Singh Maan; Sushila Maan

Volume 14, Issue 12 , December 2023, , Pages 635-641

  World Organization for Animal Health has listed bluetongue (BT) under notifiable diseases. The BT is an arboviral infectious disease of domestic and wild ruminants caused by the bluetongue virus (BTV). Southern states of India had remained the point of attention for BT since first presence in 1964 in ...  Read More

Pharmacokinetic enhancement of marbofloxacin by alpha-1-monolaurin pre-treatment in broiler chickens

Sheen Tukra; Ratn Deep Singh; Hiteshkumar Patel; Vaidehi Sarvaiya; Sanjaykumar Vaghela; Ankitkumar Patel; Shaileshkumar Mody

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 1-6

  The present study investigated the prospect of improvement in pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of marbofloxacin due to alpha-1-monolaurin pre-treatment in broiler chickens. Two groups of broilers were administered a single oral dose of marbofloxacin (5.00 mg kg-1 body weight): Group-I without pre-treatment ...  Read More

Prevalence and genotypes of Giardia duodenalis in shelter dogs of southeastern Türkiye

Burçak Aslan Çelik; Özgür Yaşar Çelik; Akın Koçhan; Adnan Ayan; Özlem Orunç Kılınç; Gürkan Akyıldız; Kıvanç İrak; Özge Oktay Ayan; Kerem Ercan

Volume 14, Issue 11 , November 2023, , Pages 595-599

  Giardia duodenalis is a protozoan parasite found in humans and several mammals. This parasite spreads worldwide and is generally recognized as a zoonotic agent being reported to be one of the most common causes of diarrhea in humans and animals. In this study, it was aimed to determine the prevalence ...  Read More

Clinical Pathology
Moelerella wisconsensis: first isolation from lungs and spleen of a horse infected with Streptococcus dysgalactia subsp. equisimilis

Canan Akdeniz İncili; Yesari Eröksüz; Barış Otlu; Emel Kara; Elif Seren Tanriverdi; Mehmet Özkan Timurkan; Hakan Kalender; Hatice Eröksüz

Volume 14, Issue 12 , December 2023, , Pages 685-688

  Moellerella wisconsensis is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic bacillus of Entero-bacteriaceae family, and it is an uncommon pathogen in domestic animals. To date, five cases were reported including two dogs, two cattle, and a goat. Streptococcus equisimilis is the second common bacterial agent after ...  Read More

Efficacy of light chain 3-fused protein multi epitope in protection of mice challenged with Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Somayeh Bahrami; Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi; Nader Mosavari; Fattah Sotoodehnejad; Mohammad Eslampanah

Volume 14, Issue 12 , December 2023, , Pages 659-664

  The new strategy for vaccine development such as the fused protein multi-epitope capable of preventing the reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBi) can be an effective strategy for controlling tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. This study was conducted to evaluate the immunity of experimentally ...  Read More

Successful hormonal and chemical induction of prostate cancer in a rat model: practical guidelines

Elisabete Nascimento-Gonçalves; Ana Isabel Faustino-Rocha; Fernanda Seixas; Bruno Colaço; Rita Ferreira; Paula Alexandra Oliveira

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 August 2023

  Prostate cancer is a very common cancer in men, affecting approximately 1.40 million men worldwide in 2020. To improve the quality of life and survival of both animals and humans, effective therapeutic approaches have been developed and evaluated using animal models. The rat model of prostate cancer ...  Read More

Identification of a lytic bacteriophage against clinical isolates of Salmonella typhimurium in turkey poults

Masoud Amini; Abdulghaffar Ownagh; amir Tokmachi; Manochehr Allymehr

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

  The poultry products are known as a resource of zoonotic and multi drug resistant pathogens, especially Salmonella spp. Using bacteriophages as an alternative antimicrobial agent are objective. Salmonella typhimurium isolate from turkey poults. The antibiotic susceptibility test was used identified the ...  Read More

Biological characteristics of Equine Herpesvirus 8 and its pathogenicity in mice

dan dan xu

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

  Abstract: Equine herpesvirus type 8 (EHV-8) is currently mainly isolated from donkeys. In order to study its biological characteristics and pathogenicity, the EHV-8 LCDC01 strain isolated in our laboratory was infected with Rabbit kidney cell (RK-13) cells and BALB/c mice, and the changes of viral proliferation, ...  Read More

Screening of vancomycin resistance-associated genes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cattle, sheep and goats in northwestern Iran

Leila Maleki; Amir Tukmechi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

  Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen causing a wide range of diseases in both humans and animal. The aim of this research was to screen the vancomycin-resistant associated genes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from animals. A total of 400 nasal swab samples were ...  Read More

First report of Hepatozoon felis infection in a domestic cat (Felis catus) in Iran

Bijan Esmaeilnejad; Awat samiei; Zahra Darabizade; Mohsen Akhoondi; Romina Salavati; Bahar Ahooghalandari; Vahid Fathipour; Arash Akhavan; Armin Fakheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

  A 6-year-old male domestic short-hair cat (Felis catus) presented with weakness, anorexia, fever, icterus, a painful abdomen, ruffled hair and a tick infestation, and it had no prior surgery. Laboratory analysis revealed left-shifted neutrophils, thrombocytopenia, and decrease in albumin content, high ...  Read More

Effects of vitamin C and early-age thermal conditioning on pituitary ACTH cells in broilers chronically exposed to heat stress: an immunohistomorphometric and hormonal study

Jovana Cukuranovic Kokoris; Zoran Ružić; Zdenko Kanački; Slobodan Stojanović; Smiljana Paraš; Verica Milošević

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

  The aim of this study was to examine the effects of heat stress (HS) on the pituitary-adrenal axis and whether the treatments with early-age thermal conditioning (ETC) and vitamin C, alone and in combination, could have a beneficial effect in alleviating these effects. For the experiment, 400 one day-old ...  Read More

Evaluation of drug resistance to albendazole and levamisole against lung worms in goat flocks based on faecal larvae count reduction test (FLCRT)

Sepideh Abdollahzadeh; Mousa Tavassoli; Bijan Esmaeilnejad; Ghader Jalilzadeh-Amin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 December 2023

  The overuse of antiparasitic drugs as a method of control has led to insufficient effectiveness and widespread drug resistance worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of albendazole and levamisole as antiparasitic agents in a lungworm control program in goat flocks. During 2021 ...  Read More

Small Animal Internal Medicine
Sequencing of pigeon circovirus and the first report of identification of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in clinical specimens of domestic pigeons

Hadi Shabani; Forough Talazade; Gholam Abbas Kaydani; Masoud Reza Seyfi Abad Shapouri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 January 2024

  An internationally identified syndrome that leads to deaths between domestic and ornamental pigeons, particularly after racing is Young Pigeon Disease Syndrome (YPDS). Pigeon circovirus (PiCV) is regarded as one of the potential factors in the occurrence of YPDS. This survey was conducted to determine ...  Read More

Effect of thymoquinone on acetic acid-induced visceral nociception in rats: role of central cannabinoid and α2-adrenergic receptors

Esmaeal Tamaddonfard; Somayyeh Naderi; Saeed Nafisi; Farhad Soltanalinejad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 January 2024

  Thymoquinone (TQ) is the main biologically active substance of Nigella sativa black seeds. This chemical compound, TQ, has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-oxidative and antinociceptive properties. This study was aimed to explore the effect of TQ in the acetic acid-induced visceral ...  Read More

The effectiveness of training parturition and dystocia management on days open of dairy cows in traditional farming systems: a field trial

Hadi Keshipour; Alireza Bahonar; Mehdi Vojgani; Ehsan Anassori

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 January 2024

  The interval between parturition and the subsequent pregnancy is called Days Open or Calving to Conception Interval, which is affected by several factors, especially dystocia. Dystocia is abnormal or difficult calving for any reason necessary to help parturition through Labor.This study is a health education ...  Read More

Small Animal Internal Medicine
The predictive role of lactate in dogs with acute pancreatitis advanced to systemic inflammatory response syndrome

seimyoung Han

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 February 2024

  Acute pancreatitis (AP) can develop into life-threatening conditions such as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Thirty-nine of 54 client-owned dogs admitted to the Referral Animal Medical Center and diagnosed with acute pancreatitis within 24 h of onset ...  Read More

Ultrastructural organization of the gallbladder mucous membrane of the Anglo-Nubian goat

Anna V. Prusakova; Nikolay V. Zelenevskiy; Aleksey V. Prusakov; Anatoly V. Yashin; Vladimir Sergeevich Ponamarev

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 February 2024

  The aim of the study was to establish the ultrastructural organization features of the gallbladder mucous membrane of an Anglo-Nubian goat. The material for the study was the gallbladder wall’s fragments of an adult Anglo-Nubian goat. Further processing of the obtained samples was carried out according ...  Read More

A comparative study on the expression of myogenic genes and their effects on performance and meat quality in broiler chicken strains

Manoochehr Allymehr; Kamyar Yousefi; Alireza Talebi; Amir Tukmechi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 February 2024

  The aims of current investigation were to study the growth performance, carcass traits, meat quality and expression profile of Myostatin (MSTN), Insulin-like growth hormone type I (IGF-I), Myogenin (MyoG) and Myogenic regulatory factor 4 (MRF4) genes in three commercial broiler strains including Ross ...  Read More

Protective effect of nanocurcumin on acetaminophen-induced hepatic and renal toxicities in pigeons

Saeed Seifi; Nasser Vajdi; Shohreh Alian Samakkhah; Navideh Mirzakhani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2024

  In this study, the effects of nanocurcumin on acetaminophen-induced acute hepatorenal toxicity in domestic pigeons (Columba livia) were investigated. Fifteen pigeons were randomly assigned into 3 groups. Group I pigeons served as the negative control group and received tap water as the placebo. Pigeons ...  Read More

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