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 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.377
2013 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 1.69
Cited half-life 8.20
Immediacy index 0.19
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.50
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

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    • All titles are open access journals
    • 'BioMed Central' is an imprint of 'Springer Verlag (Germany)'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are common multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria in dogs. In 2012–2013 three dogs of the Guide Dog School of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired were found to be MRSP positive. Guide dogs have regular contact with each other during their first year of life and prolonged contact when in training. Since dogs are placed in different parts of Finland after training, there is a risk for national spread of MDR bacteria. In this study the prevalence of MRSP and MRSA, as well as the risk factors for MRSP were determined in the Finnish guide dog population. MRSP isolates were investigated using molecular methods and compared to the earlier isolates. Results Out of 132 tested dogs 4 were MRSP positive thus giving the prevalence estimate of 3% (95% CI: 1–8%) for MRSP in the target population. MRSA was not detected (prevalence estimate 0%, 95% CI: 0–3%). Risk factors associated with MRSP were being a breeding bitch (OR = 8.4; 95% CI: 1.1–64.1, P = 0.012), the number of veterinary visits (OR = 1.23; 95% CI: 1.0–1.5, P = 0.025) and number of antimicrobial courses (OR = 1.63; 95% CI: 1.0–2.55; P = 0.035). Identified MRSP isolates belonged to five different sequence types (ST45, 71, 402, 403 and 404). All ST71 isolates carried SCCmec II-III, while the SCCmec type of the ST45 and ST402 (a single locus variant of ST45) isolates were non-typeable with the method used. Conclusions MRSP and MRSA had low prevalence in the studied dog population despite the close contact between dogs, and the MRSP population was heterogenic. Antimicrobial therapy and veterinary visits are risk factors for MRSP even among a small case group. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1186/s13028-015-0129-8) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
    Acta veterinaria Scandinavica 07/2015; 57(1). DOI:10.1186/s13028-015-0129-8