German Journal of Veterinary Research

German Journal of Veterinary Research

Basic info

  • Publisher: German Multidisciplinary Publishing Center
  • Country of publisher: germany
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2021/Feb/11

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Veterinary Sciences
  • Publisher's keywords: Veterinary Sciences, Animal Production, One-Health, Ger. J. Vet. Res.
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Time from submission to publication: 5 weeks

Publication charges

  • Article Processing Charges (APCs): Yes, 1000 EURO
  • Submission charges: No
  • Waiver policy for charges? Yes

Open access & licensing

  • Type of License: CC BY
  • License terms
  • Open Access Statement: Yes
  • Year open access content began: 2021
  • Does the author retain unrestricted copyright? True
  • Does the author retain publishing rights? True

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  • Deposit policy registered in: Other Internet Archive

This journal has '6' articles

Editorial: The German Journal of Veterinary Research-A platform for veterinary medicine and One-Health

Editorial: The German Journal of Veterinary Research-A platform for veterinary medicine and One-Health

Authors: Hafez M. Hafez and Heinrich Neubauer
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Abstract

Animal health is the fundamental pre-requisite to secure global food safety and public health. Infectious animal diseases distress societies and damage international trade, and they continue to emerge and re-emerge. Research in veterinary science traditionally focuses on epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, vaccine development and animal welfare. A better understanding of animal disease's nature will improve livestock health and productivity and contribute to the various efforts to foster human health. Thus, collaborative research across countries, agencies, and institutions should be supported by generous funds, a liberal legal framework, and disseminating research results globally

Keywords: Veterinary Sciences, Animal Production, One-Health, Ger. J. Vet. Res.
Turkey production and health: current challenges

Turkey production and health: current challenges

Authors: Hafez M. Hafez and Awad A. Shehata
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Abstract

Several factors and problems are influencing turkey production and health. These include intense global competition between producing countries, permanent changes in social, political and consumer perceptions regarding food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. Several human foodborne infections are linked to poultry and poultry products, causing a serious challenge because it is difficult to control. Moreover, contamination of the turkey meat and product with antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a constant public health hazard. The loss of consumer confidence and trust in turkey meat product safety and quality will also be a major concern. The current and future turkey health concepts should cover the control of diseases in birds and the relationship between bird’s health, welfare and environmental protection. Additionally, infectious turkey diseases' emergence and re-emergence will remain an important and never-ending challenge. Only a few authorized pharmaceutical veterinary products are available to treat turkeys. The development of efficient vaccines and natural antimicrobials against bacterial infections will reduce antibiotic use and reduce resistant bacteria's development. Genetic selective breeding to improve production traits and health is a long-standing goal of the turkey industry. Furthermore, rearing technology, management, and feeding will help maintain the birds healthy and comfortable. Finally, all other partners involved in the production chain, including farmers, veterinarians, stockholders, need to collaborate to meet the consumer expectations for high quality and safe products

Keywords: Turkey production, Consumer expectations, Diseases prevention and control, Legislations, SARS-CoV-2
The role of diglyceride acyltransferase (DGAT) genes polymorphisms on milk production in dairy goats

The role of diglyceride acyltransferase (DGAT) genes polymorphisms on milk production in dairy goats

Authors: Muhammad Safdar and Mehmet Ozaslan
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Abstract

Milk quantity, fat, and protein contents are important traits in dairy animals, particularly in dairy goats. However, little is known about the genetics and genomics in dairy goats that influence these traits. The diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase (DGAT) genes are considered the most important genes in dairy goats for milk quantity and fat contents. The DGAT genes have two isoforms as DGAT1 and DGAT2, that have similar reactions but no sequence homology in-between. The DGAT1 gene in chromosome 14 is a functional and potential candidate gene for fat content in goats, while DGAT2 is associated with milk yield and fat percentage in goats. The phylogenetic analyses revealed similar topologies and evolutionary partitioning of DGAT family proteins into two major clades: DGAT1 and DGAT2. Moreover, DGAT1 proteins were found to play a significant role in the milk yield in dairy goats. In this review, the role of polymorphisms in DGAT family genes on milk production in dairy goats is discussed

Keywords: DGAT genes, Polymorphisms, Milk production, Dairy goats
Small-scale poultry production in Bangladesh: challenges and impact of COVID-19 on sustainability

Small-scale poultry production in Bangladesh: challenges and impact of COVID-19 on sustainability

Authors: Masudur Rahman, Emdadul Haque Chowdhury and Rokshana Parvin
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Abstract

Poultry meat is an important source of animal protein in Bangladesh. Small-scale poultry production plays a crucial role in the socio-economic development and nutritional requirements of rural and peri-urban households and provides an income source for resource-poor areas. Therefore, focusing on small-scale poultry production remains important. However, improper management, disease outbreak, market volatility and many other factors are typically responsible for the sustainability of this rising prospect of small-scale poultry production potential. The recent pandemic coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) tremendously influenced the sustainability of the small-scale poultry sector. This review addressed Bangladeshi small-scale poultry production and its market value, identified issues, and suggested potential guidelines to sustain the small-scale sector

Keywords: Bangladesh, Poultry Industry, Small-scale Poultry, Value Chain, Emerging Disease, COVID-19, Sustainability
A case study of enzootic bovine leucosis in an Albanian dairy herd based on serological and hematological tests results

A case study of enzootic bovine leucosis in an Albanian dairy herd based on serological and hematological tests results

Authors: Majlind Sulçe, Anita Koni, Gerald Muça, Pëllumb Zalla, Albana Munga, Valentin Shtjefni, and Xhelil Koleci
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Abstract

Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is a notifiable infectious disease with sporadic frequency in Albania. EBL is not a zoonotic disease, but it has an important impact on the cattle trade. Diagnosis of this disease can be performed by many diagnostic procedures, including agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. In some cases, where persistent lymphocytosis is present, cell count can turn useful. This study aimed to evaluate serological and hematological tests' suitability for the diagnosis of EBL and assess the manual and automatic hematological count technique diagnostic parameters compared to the serological test. Results suggest that strategic use of hematological and AGID tests in parallel can increase the sensitivity of diagnosis and facilitate the detection of infected animals in different disease stages. Moreover, our results indicate that this approach is feasible in small scale cattle herds size, which properly fits Albanian circumstances

Keywords: Enzootic Bovine Leukosis, Cattle, Agar Gel Immunodiffusion, Hematology
Seroprevalence and molecular diagnosis of sheep brucellosis in Dakahlia governorate, Egypt

Seroprevalence and molecular diagnosis of sheep brucellosis in Dakahlia governorate, Egypt

Authors: Mohamed El-Diasty, Rana El-Said and Adel Abdelkhalek
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Abstract

Brucellosis is an endemic disease among livestock and humans in Egypt. Sheep are the most common type of livestock ruminant in Egypt and considered the fundamental etiology for spreading and maintaining B. melitensis either in human being or animal populations. In the current study, we investigated the seroprevalence of brucellosis in sheep herds reared in Bilqase, one of the biggest cities at Dakahlia governorate in Egypt's Delta region. In total, 610 sheep from seven herds were investigated. Anti-Brucella antibodies were detected in 48 (7.8%) samples tested by Buffered Acidified Plate Antigen Test (BAPAT),in 44 (7.2%) samples tested by Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT)and in 41 (6.7%) samples tested by Milk Ring Test (MRT). The isolation rate was 29.6% (16 out of 54 examined samples). Brucella organism was isolated from three aborted fetuses, one tissue sample of slaughtered serologically positive ewe and 12 milk samples. The Abortus Melitensis Ovis Suis-PCR (AMOS-PCR) confirmed all strains as B. melitensis. More than three successive negative serological tests are required to declare that the infected herd is free from brucellosis. In conclusion, no single serological test could conclusively diagnose brucellosis in endemic areas. Confirmation of results with molecular diagnosis or culture is indispensable in diagnosis. B. melitensis was the prevalent serotype among sheep in Dakahlia governorate

Keywords: Brucellosis, Sheep, Milk, Serology, Isolation, Egypt

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