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Animal, plant and human health and welfare

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  • Hijazi, Ayman; Pisano, Italo; Leahy, J.J.; Kwapinski, Witold; Johnston, Christopher; Prendergast, John (Elsevier, 2022-09-05)
    Willow trees have maintained their place in medicine for many years as they are herbal source of various cures. Willow varieties are considered to contain a wide range of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial species such ...
  • Gray, Alison; Adjlane, Noureddine; Arab, Alireza; Ballis, Alexis; Brusbardis, Valters; Douglas, Adrian Bugeja; Cadahía, Luis; Charrière, Jean-Daniel; Chlebo, Robert; Coffey, Mary F.; Cornelissen, Bram; da Costa, Cristina Amaro; Danneels, Ellen; Danihlík, Jiří; Dobrescu, Constantin; Evans, Garth; Fedoriak, Mariia; Forsythe, Ivan; Gregorc, Aleš; Arakelyan, Iliyana Ilieva; Johannesen, Jes; Kauko, Lassi; Kristiansen, Preben; Martikkala, Maritta; Martín-Hernández, Raquel; Mazur, Ewa; Medina-Flores, Carlos Aurelio; Mutinelli, Franco; Omar, Eslam M.; Patalano, Solenn; Raudmets, Aivar; San Martin, Gilles; Soroker, Victoria; Stahlmann-Brown, Philip; Stevanovic, Jevrosima; Uzunov, Aleksandar; Vejsnaes, Flemming; Williams, Anthony; Brodschneider, Robert (Taylor & Francis, 2022-09-06)
    This article presents managed honey bee colony loss rates over winter 2019/20 resulting from using the standardised COLOSS questionnaire in 37 countries. Six countries were from outside Europe, including, for the first ...
  • Butucel, Eugenia; Balta, Igori; McCleery, David; Morariu, Florica; Pet, Ioan; Popescu, Cosmin Alin; Stef, Lavinia; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae (MDPI, 2022-08-18)
    Farm biosecurity management includes a set of practical measures used to prevent and limit the spread of infections to humans and animals. Infections, predominantly caused by zoonotic agents, often occur due to a lack ...
  • Chifiriuc, Mariana Carmen; Filip, Roxana; Constantin, Marian; Gratiela Gradisteanu Pircalabioru, Gratiela Gradisteanu; Bleotu, Coralia; Burlibasa, Liliana; Ionica, Elena; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae; Mihaescu, Grigore (Frontiers Media, 2022-08-08)
    Antimicrobial and anticancer drug resistance represent two of the main global challenges for the public health, requiring immediate practical solutions. In line with this, we need a better understanding of the origins ...
  • Esnault, Gaelle; Earley, Bernadette; Cormican, Paul; Waters, Sinead M.; Lemon, Ken; Cosby, S. Louise; Lagan, Paula; Barry, Thomas; Reddington, Kate; McCabe, Matthew S. (MDPI, 2022-08-24)
    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cattle, is caused by numerous known and unknown viruses and is responsible for the widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics ...
  • Balta, Igori; Butucel, Eugenia; Stef, Lavinia; Pet, Ioan; Gradisteanu-Pircalabioru, Gratiela; Chifiriuc, Carmen; Gundogdu, Ozan; McCleery, David; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae (Mary Ann Liebert, 2022-07-29)
    The Campylobacter genus is the leading cause of human gastroenteritis, with the consumption of contaminated poultry meat as the main route of infection. Probiotic bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, Bacillus, Escherichia ...
  • Allen, Adrian; Milne, Margaret Georgina; McCormick, Charles M.; Collins, Shane; O'Hagan, Maria; Skuce, Robin A.; Trimble, Nigel; Harwook, Roland; Menzies, Fraser; Byrne, Andrew W. (Wiley, 2022-07-28)
    Culling the main wildlife host of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain (GB) and Ireland, the European badger (Meles meles), has been employed in both territories to reduce infections in cattle. In GB, this has been ...
  • Lawther, Katie; Santos, Fernanda Godoy; Oyama, Linda Boniface; Rubino, Francesco; Morrison, Steven; Creevey, Chris J.; McGrath, John W.; Huws, Sharon Ann (Frontiers media, 2022-07-07)
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to public health globally; it is estimated that AMR bacteria caused 1.27 million deaths in 2019, and this is set to rise to 10 million deaths annually. Agricultural and ...
  • Cathcart, Ashley; Smyth, Beatrice M.; Forbes, Christina; Lyons, Gary; Murray, Simon T.; Rooney, David; Johnston, Christopher (Wiley, 2022-07-07)
    Production of digestate pellets for fuel has been identified as a promising circular economy approach to provide renewable energy and additional income to farms, while at the same time presenting the potential to divert ...
  • Gradisteanu Pircalabioru, Gratiela; Liaw, Janie; Gundogdu, Ozan; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae; Ilie, Iuliana; Oprea, Luciana; Musat, Madalina; Chifiriuc, Mariana-Carmen (MDPI, 2022-07-06)
    Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a major health problem affecting approximately 25% of the worldwide population. Since the gut microbiota is highly connected to the host metabolism, several recent studies have emerged to ...
  • Brodschneider, Robert; Schlagbauer, Johannes; Arakelyan, Iliyana; Ballis, Alexis; Brus, Jan; Brusbardis, Valters; Cadahia, Luis; Charriere, Jean-Daniel; Chlebo, Robert; Coffey, Mary F.; Cornelissen, Bram; Amaro da Costa, Cristina; Danneels, Ellen; Danihlik, Jiri; Dobrescu, Constantin; Evans, Garth; Fedoriak, Mariia; Forsythe, Ivan W.N.; Gregorc, Ales; Johannesen, Jes; Kauko, Lassi; Kristiansen, Preben; Martikkala, Maritta; Martin-Hernandez, Raquel; Mazur, Ewa; Mutinelli, Franco; Patalano, Solenn; Raudmets, Aivar; Delso, Noa Simon; Stevanovic, Jevrosima; Uzunov, Aleksandar; Vejsnaes, Flemming; Williams, Anthony; Gray, Alison (Springer, 2022-06-29)
    Beekeepers have various options to control the parasitic mite Varroa destructor in honey bee colonies, but no empirical data are available on the methods they apply in practice. We surveyed 28,409 beekeepers maintaining ...
  • Tiley, Anna; Lawless, Colleen; Pilo, Paola; Karki, Sujit J.; Lu, Jijun; Long, Zhuowei; Gibriel, Hesham; Bailey, Andy M.; Feechan, Angela (Elsevier, 2022-06-14)
    The fungus Zymoseptoria tritici causes Septoria Tritici Blotch (STB), which is one of the most devastating diseases of wheat in Europe. There are currently no fully durable methods of control against Z. tritici, so novel ...
  • Snelling, William J.; Afkhami, Arsalan; Turkington, Hannah; Carlisle, Claire L.; Cosby, S. Louise; Hamilton, Jeremy W.J.; Ternan, Nigel G.; Dunlop, Patrick S.M. (Elsevier, 2022-04-26)
    There is strong evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is spread predominantly by airborne transmission, with high viral loads released into the air as respiratory droplets and aerosols from the infected subject. The spread and persistence ...
  • Ramasamy, Palaniappan; Dakshinamoorthy, Gajalakshmi; Jayashree, Shanmugam; Prabhu, Dhamodharan; Rajamanikandan, Sundararaj; Velusamy, Palaniyandi; Dayanithi, Govindan; Hanna, Robert E.B. (MDPI, 2022-06-04)
    Salmonellosis caused by Salmonella sp. has long been reported all over the world. Despite the availability of various diagnostic methods, easy and effective detection systems are still required. This report describes a ...
  • Lowe, Denise; Gordon, Alan; Lively, Francis (Elsevier, 2019-10-29)
    Fully slatted concrete floors are labour-efficient, cost-effective and thus common in beef cattle housing. However, the welfare of cattle accommodated on them has been questioned. The objective of this study was to evaluate ...
  • Butucel, Eugenia; Balta, Igori; Ahmadi, Mirela; Dumitrescu, Gabi; Morariu, Florica; Pet, Ioan; Stef, Lavinia; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae (MDPI, 2022-02-04)
    Biocides are currently considered the first line of defense against foodborne pathogens in hospitals or food processing facilities due to the versatility and efficiency of their chemical active ingredients. Understanding ...
  • Lezama-García, Karina; Mota-Rojas, Daniel; Martínez-Burnes, Julio; Villanueva-García, Dina; Domínguez-Oliva, Adriana; Gómez-Prado, Jocelyn; Mora-Medina, Patricia; Casas-Alvarado, Alejandro; Olmos-Hernández, Adriana; Soto, Paola; Muns, Ramon (MDPI, 2022-05-23)
    Thermoregulation in newborn mammals is an essential species-specific mechanism of the nervous system that contributes to their survival during the first hours and days of their life. When exposed to cold weather, which ...
  • He, Liuqin; Zhou, Xihong; Wu, Ziping; Feng, Yanzhong; Liu, Di; Li, Tiejun; Yin, Yulong (Elsevier (on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd), 2022-03-26)
    The study was conducted to investigate the regulatory mechanism of glutamine (Gln) on intestinal inflammation in an Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (E. coli LPS)-induced in vivo and in vitro models. Piglets (n = 8) ...
  • Balta, Igori; Stef, Lavinia; Butucel, Eugenia; Pircalabioru, Gratiela Gradisteanu; Venig, Adelina; Ward, Patrick; Deshaies, Myriam; Pet, Ioan; Stef, Ducu; Koyun, Osman Y.; Callaway, Todd R.; Gundogdu, Ozan; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae (MDPI, 2022-05-15)
    Nematopsis messor infections severely impact on shrimp’s health with devastating economic consequences on shrimp farming. In a shrimp primary intestinal cells (SGP) model of infection, a sub-inhibitory concentration (0.5%) ...
  • Price, Claire L.; Warrilow, Andrew G. S.; Rolley, Nicola J.; Parker, Josie E.; Thoss, Vera; Kelly, Diane E.; Corcionivoschi, Nicolae; Kelly, Steven L. (PLoS (Public Library of Science), 2022-03-21)
    The cytochrome P450 CYP168A1 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli followed by purification and characterization of function. CYP168A1 is a fatty acid hydroxylase that hydroxylates saturated ...

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