Acta veterinaria Scandinavica (ACTA VET SCAND)

Publisher: BioMed Central

Journal description

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, the official journal of the Veterinary Associations of the Nordic Countries, was founded in 1959 as a traditional print journal. In May 2006, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica took the novel step of becoming 'open access', making its content freely available online.

Current impact factor: 1.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.382
2012 Impact Factor 1.345
2011 Impact Factor 1.367
2010 Impact Factor 1.196
2009 Impact Factor 1
2008 Impact Factor 0.899
2007 Impact Factor 0.717
2006 Impact Factor 0.375
2005 Impact Factor 0.408
2004 Impact Factor 0.318
2003 Impact Factor 0.515
2002 Impact Factor 0.516
2001 Impact Factor 0.703
2000 Impact Factor 0.766
1999 Impact Factor 0.78
1998 Impact Factor 0.683
1997 Impact Factor 0.545
1996 Impact Factor 0.508
1995 Impact Factor 0.391
1994 Impact Factor 0.275
1993 Impact Factor 0.638
1992 Impact Factor 0.44

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.53
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.44
Website Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica website
Other titles Proceedings of the ... Internordic Symposium of the Nordic Committee for Veterinary Scientific Cooperation (NKVet)., International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals., Prevention of Boar Taint in Pig Production: the ... Symposium of the Nordic Committee for Veterinary Scientific Cooperation., Acta veterinaria Scandinavica
ISSN 0044-605X
OCLC 60623320
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

BioMed Central

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  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
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    • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
    • Eligible UK authors may deposit in OpenDepot
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    • All titles are open access journals
    • 'BioMed Central' is an imprint of 'Springer Verlag (Germany)'
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background Although modern commercial poultry production today is based on large farms and intensive husbandry, keeping backyard poultry has regained popularity in industrialized countries. However, the health status of backyard flocks is still relatively poorly documented. A questionnaire was sent to the owners of 376 backyard poultry flocks (<500 birds) in order to study health management procedures and characterize backyard poultry populations in Finland. Information was also collected on the postmortem findings from non-commercial flocks using necropsy data from the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira).ResultsBackyard flocks in Finland are small in size (<50 birds), comprising mainly chickens. Based on the results of the questionnaire, the health of such flocks is good, mortality low and vaccinations are not commonly used. Most of the flocks were registered in the national poultry register. The standard biosecurity practices are not generally applied and contact with wild birds, pets and farm animals is frequent, which can make the flocks more prone to infectious diseases. We conducted an 11-year retrospective study of the postmortem necropsy findings of the Evira in order to document the diseases, which caused mortality in backyard chickens in Finland. Necropsy was performed on a total of 132 non-commercial laying hens during 2000 ¿ 2011. The most common postmortem findings were Marek¿s disease (27%) and colibacillosis (17%).Conclusions This study is the first to report data on characteristics of and management practices for backyard chicken flocks in Finland. Close connections with commercial flocks are rare and farms are usually distantly located suggesting that the risk that these backyard flocks pose to commercial poultry is low.
    Acta veterinaria Scandinavica 01/2015; 57(1):3. DOI:10.1186/s13028-015-0095-1
  • Acta veterinaria Scandinavica 02/2012; 54((Suppl 1):S11).