Jože Starič

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BACKGROUND Johne's disease is caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) and it is one of the most important diseases in cattle worldwide. Several laboratory tests for Map detection are available; however, these are limited by inadequate sensitivity and specificity when used in subclinically infected populations. To identify Map shedders in(More)
Animal production and health (APH) is an important sector in the world economy, representing a large proportion of the budget of all member states in the European Union and in other continents. APH is a highly competitive sector with a strong emphasis on innovation and, albeit with country to country variations, on scientific research. Proteomics (the study(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate metabolic disorders and oxidative stress in dairy heifers during the transition period. Possible relationships between lipid mobilisation indicators and oxidative stress markers were investigated as well. Nineteen dairy heifers were included in the study. Blood samples were collected at the time of estrus(More)
In a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle, (n = 98) kept in a loose housing system, we observed an outbreak of an unusual eye condition, which included unilateral or bilateral hyperaemic conjunctiva, lacrimation, photophobia, anterior uveitis, and cloudy cornea in four highly pregnant heifers, housed together with another older dry cow in dry cow group, during(More)
Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are zoonotic parasites of public health importance. Data on their occurrence in humans and animals in western Europe are incomplete and fragmented. In this study, we aimed to update the current knowledge on the epidemiology of these parasites in this region. We conducted a systematic review of scientific and grey literature(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of melatonin treatment carried out between late winter and early spring on reproductive response in Sarda breed sheep and whether the photo-refractoriness can influence this reproductive response. The study was conducted on 3200 adult ewes, aged 3-6years old, with body condition score (BCS) 2.5-4.0, from 16 commercial(More)
Th e aim of the study was to evaluate the results of biochemical profi les of cows from farms with reproductive disorders. Th e results of blood examinations collected from 205 dairy cows, which originated from 72 Slovenian farms, were analysed. In blood samples total serum protein (TSP), albumin (Alb), urea, calcium (Ca), inorganic phosphate (iP), sodium(More)
BACKGROUND Hydrops foetalis is defined as excessive fluid accumulation within the foetal extravascular compartments and body cavities. It has been described in human and veterinary medicine, but despite several descriptive studies its aetiology is still not fully clarified. Pulmonary hypoplasia and anasarca (PHA) syndrome is a rare congenital abnormality in(More)
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