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Membrane-bound IL-12 and IL-23 serve as potent mucosal adjuvants when co-presented on whole inactivated influenza vaccines
Background Potent and safe adjuvants are needed to improve the efficacy of parenteral and mucosal vaccines. Cytokines, chemokines and growth factors have all proven to be effective immunomodulatory adjuvants when administered ...
Toll-Like Receptor Responses to Peste des petits ruminants Virus in Goats and Water Buffalo
(Public Library of Science, 2014-11-04)
Ovine rinderpest or goat plague is an economically important and contagious viral disease of sheep and goats, caused by the Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV). Differences in susceptibility to goat plague among different ...
Comparison of Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase PCR Assays for Detection of Swine Hepatitis E Virus in Fecal Samples
(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-01-15)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of acute viral hepatitis in people in many developing countries and is also endemic in many industrialized countries. Mammalian HEV (mHEV) isolates can be divided into at least four ...
Oral Immunization of Mice with Gamma-Irradiated Brucella neotomae Induces Protection against Intraperitoneal and Intranasal Challenge with Virulent B. abortus 2308
Brucella spp. are Gram-negative, facultative intracellular coccobacilli that cause one of the most frequently encountered zoonosis worldwide. Humans naturally acquire infection through consumption of contaminated dairy and ...
Epidemiological Modeling of Bovine Brucellosis in India
Epizootic pneumonia of bighorn sheep following experimental exposure to Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae.
BACKGROUND: Bronchopneumonia is a population limiting disease of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). The cause of this disease has been a subject of debate. Leukotoxin expressing Mannheimia haemolytica and Bibersteinia trehalosi ...
Fibre digestibility, abundance of faecal bacteria and plasma acetate concentrations in overweight adult mares.
The purpose of the present study was to compare digestibility of grass hay, faecal and plasma volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations, and faecal bacterial abundance in overweight and moderate-condition mares. Five ...
Veterinary students’ perceptions of their learning environment as measured by the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure
Background The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) has been widely used to evaluate the learning environment within health sciences education, however, this tool has not been applied in veterinary medical ...
A Mathematical Model of Skeletal Muscle Disease and Immune Response in the mdx Mouse
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disease that results in the death of affected boys by early adulthood. The genetic defect responsible for DMD has been known for over 25 years, yet at present there is neither ...
Effects of Experimental Sarcocystis neurona-Induced Infection on Immunity in an Equine Model.
Sarcocystis neurona is the most common cause of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), affecting 0.5-1% horses in the United States during their lifetimes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the equine immune ...