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Metabolic stress and inflammatory response in high-yielding, periparturient dairy cows.
Increased disease rates are commonly reported among high-yielding dairy cows in the transition period, extending from 3 weeks before to 3 weeks after calving, and characterized by the occurrence ofExpand
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Mycotoxin detection in infant formula milks in Italy
After birth, infant formulas constitute an important or often sole food source for infants during the first months of life. In this study, a survey on the presence of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) andExpand
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Differential Biological Activities of Swine Interferon-α Subtypes.
Interferons (IFNs) play a crucial role in the host's immune response and other homeostatic control actions. Three IFN types and several IFN families within the types allow for a plethora ofExpand
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Immune Control of PRRS: Lessons to be Learned and Possible Ways Forward
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an elusive model of host/virus relationship in which disease is determined by virus pathogenicity, pig breed susceptibility and phenotype,Expand
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Effect of short road journeys on behaviour and some blood variables related to welfare in young bulls
Abstract Many studies have focused on the transport of cattle to fattening farms or to slaughterhouses but there is little information concerning the transport of young bulls delivered to the geneticExpand
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Time-course of antibody and cell-mediated immune responses to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus under field conditions.
Major discrepancies are observed between experimental trials of PRRS-virus (PRRSV) infection in isolation facilities and observations made in the field on farm. Owing to the above, a cohort study wasExpand
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Preliminary Study on the Relationship Between Skin Temperature of Piglets Measured by Infrared Thermography and Environmental Temperature in a Vehicle in Transit
During two 14-h journeys, carried out in July and September 2009, respectively, the variation in skin temperature measured by infrared thermography was examined on a total of 12 piglets. A thermalExpand
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Strategies for reduced antibiotic usage in dairy cattle farms.
The need for antibiotic treatments in dairy cattle farms can be reduced by a combined intervention scheme based on: (1) timely clinical inspections, (2) the assessment of animal-based welfareExpand
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Reverse Transcription Real‐Time PCR for Detection of Porcine Interferon α and β Genes
A few studies provided convincing evidence of constitutive expression of type I interferons (IFNs) in humans and mice, and of the steady‐state role of these cytokines under health conditions. TheseExpand
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Characterization of the interferon-α response of pigs to the weaning stress.
The interferon (IFN)-α response of pigs to the stressing event of early weaning was investigated in a field trial. All the animals under study remained healthy and tested negative for common viralExpand
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