Acta veterinaria (ACTA VET-BEOGRAD)

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.13

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.133
2012 Impact Factor 0.258
2011 Impact Factor 0.167
2010 Impact Factor 0.169
2009 Impact Factor 0.179
2008 Impact Factor 0.167
2007 Impact Factor 0.143
2006 Impact Factor 0.081
2005 Impact Factor 0.149
2004 Impact Factor 0.146
2003 Impact Factor 0.048
2002 Impact Factor 0.096
2001 Impact Factor 0.047
2000 Impact Factor 0.106
1999 Impact Factor 0.118
1998 Impact Factor 0.106
1997 Impact Factor 0.118
1996 Impact Factor 0.057
1995 Impact Factor 0.057
1994 Impact Factor 0.022

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.28
Cited half-life 6.30
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.06
Website Acta Veterinaria (Belgrade) website
ISSN 0567-8315
OCLC 180045443
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to establish morphometric, biochemical and hematological values for the endangered Balkan donkey breed (Serbia) and to explore the possible age dependence of the parameters tested. Inter-breed similarity of morphometric parameters was assessed by comparing the data obtained for the Balkan donkey with morphometric measurements of several previously characterized domestic donkey breeds. The study population included 74 donkeys, divided in two age groups (group A ≤ 3 years; group B > 3 years). In total, 18 morphometric, 13 hematological and 14 biochemical parameters were assessed. Significant morphometric differences (p<0.05) in body length, head length, chest circumference and body weight were found between the two age groups. Significant differences in morphological parameters were revealed among the Balkan donkey and other donkey breeds (Catalonian, Croatian and Albanian), but results of cluster analysis demonstrated the smallest distance between the Balkan donkey and Albanian donkeys. The results of morphometric analyses showed consistency of the obtained values within the breed, and diversity as compared to other donkey breeds, and, thus, could be taken as referent for the Balkan donkey. Hematological and biochemical profiles obtained for the Balkan donkey were consistent with previous reports and within the recommended reference ranges. White blood cell, mid cell and granulocyte counts, showed significantly higher (p<0.05) values in donkeys under 3 years of age, while the only biochemical parameter affected by age was alkaline phosphatase. The information gained through characterization of the Balkan donkey breed provides a basis for conservation and development of the breed standard.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2015; 65(1):125-136. DOI:10.1515/acve-2015-0010-
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    ABSTRACT: werep roducedi n immunocompetenrta bbitsT. he animatsw eret hree timesi noculatedw ith cell culture-grownm icrosporidans pores.A - group rabbitsw erei mmunizedin traperitonealalyn d B-group rabbits intravenouslwy ith graduallyd ecreasingd oses of the hgents pores at 16-dayi ntervalsN. l rabbitsr eceivingE . cuniculidevetopeds erum antibodiesw, ithin4 to 12.daysw, ith tFA IgGt itreso f at teast1 :64. Positiveti tresc ontinuedt o day 48.M er thet hird inoculationa, ntibody levelsr apidlyin creaseda ndr eachedt itreso f I: 1.024u p to 1:B.1gz. The dynamics of specific antibody productian consisred of three sfages in both infected raibbitg roups. The titresp rogresivetyin - creaseda nd firstc ulminatedo n day 16a ftert hei nitiata ntigend oses. Descento f titresa nd dysbalancefo llowed aftert he secondi noculation, b ut the titresn everd roppedu nderv alueso f 1:12g.p ost-thirdinjectional increase of IFA titres continued to day 44 when it culminated. The presenceo f high rFAr gG titresi n hyperimmunizedra bbits indicatesth atb othr outeso f inoculationa s wellas the dosesu sed for in vitro-grown E. cunicuti spores as an antigen appear to be suitablef or the preparationo f specifich yperimmunea ntiseraw ith sufficientlyh igh antibodyl evets. Key words: microsporidia,E ncephatitozoocnu nicuri, rabbit,
    Acta veterinaria 02/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of the study was to determine the concentration of BMP-15 and GDF-9 in the fluid of follicular cysts and ovarian follicles, and to compare their concentrations in mono- and polyoocyte follicles in gilts. The study involved two experiments conducted on the ovaries collected post-slaughter from gilts (7-8 months old). The first experiment covered 31 follicular single cyst gilts (15-25 mm in diameter) and 41 gilts without cysts. Follicular fluid from follicles of 8-10 mm in diameter (n=41) and 5-8 mm in diameter (n=41), and cystic fluid (n=31) were collected for analysis. The second experiment involved collecting follicular fluid from poly- (n=19) and monooocyte (n=22) follicles. The concentration of BMP-15 and GDF-9 was then determined in the samples using specimen-specific ELISA kits. The differences in the concentration of these factors were calculated by means of analysis of variance and a posthoc test. Duncan's multiple range test was used to verify the significance of differences at P<0.05 and P<0.01. In addition, correlations between the factors were calculated. BMP-15 and GDF-9 levels in the cystic fluid were significantly higher than those in the follicular fluid (P<0.01). However, no differences were observed between various size follicles or between mono- and polyoocyte follicles. BMP-15 and GDF-9 concentrations were found to be positively correlated (P<0.01). Differences in BMP-15 and GDF-9 concentrations in ovarian follicles and follicular cysts, as evidenced by our study, indicate that these factors may be related to folliculogenesis disorders in gilts. What is more, the number of oocytes in ovarian follicles does not influence the intrafollicular concentration of BMP-15 and GDF-9.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2014; 64(1):24-32. DOI:10.2478/acve-2014-0003
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    ABSTRACT: The 2009 outbreak of H1N1 influenza A viruses in humans underscored the importance of pigs in influenza A virus evolution and the emergence of novel viruses with pandemic potential. In addition, influenza A virus infections continued to cause production losses in the agricultural industry resulting in a significant drop of profit. The primary method to control influenza A virus infections in pigs is through vaccination. Previously we demonstrated that two doses of an elastase-dependent live attenuated swine influenza virus administered by either the intratracheal or intranasal route can provide a high degree of protection in pigs against challenge with both homologous and different heterologous swine influenza viruses. Here we report the protection efficacy of a single dose elastase-dependent live attenuated swine influenza virus administered by the intranasal route against challenge with homologous subtypic H1N1 2009 pandemic swine-like influenza virus. Protection was observed in the absence of neutralizing antibodies specific for H1N1 2009 in sera.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2014; 64(1):10-23. DOI:10.2478/acve-2014-0002
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    ABSTRACT: The topic of the study was to verify in vivo survival of in vitro cultured autologous and allogenous chondrocytes suspended in a fibrin glue Beriplast (R) or seeded on Collagen type I-Hyaluronan (Col type I-HYA) scaffolds for the regeneration of articular cartilage defects in rabbits. The study was carried out on 15 domestic rabbits randomly assigned to five groups (n = 3 in each) with different treatments of artificially created chondral defects (ChD's). These defects were made in a non-load-bearing area of medial condyle of the distal femur, and were treated as follows: 1st and 3rd group: the ChD's were filled with autologous or allogenous chondrocytes seeded on Col type I-HYA scaffolds, respectively. The scaffolds were fixed to the ChD's by fibrin glue Beriplast (R); 2nd and 4th group: the ChD's were filled with a suspension of autologous or allogenous chondrocytes in fibrin glue Beriplast, respectively, and they were immediately covered by unseeded Col type I-HYA scaffolds; Control group: the ChD's were left to heal spontaneously without any treatment. Macroscopical, histological and immunohistochemical analyses of the ChD's were performed 12 months after the treatment. In all treated groups, the chondrocytes were capable to proliferate and produce the cartilage extracellular matrix, including proteoglycans and type II collagen, as compared to the control "untreated" group. On the other hand, the production of hyaline-like cartilage tissue confirmed that both therapeutic methods using autologous chondrocytes can be applied successfully for the treatment of chondral defects in rabbits.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2014; 64(1):61-72. DOI:10.2478/acve-2014-0007
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    ABSTRACT: It has been shown in electrophysiological studies that the ligand L-655,708 possesses a binding selectivity and a moderate inverse agonist functional selectivity for alpha 5-containing GABA-A receptors. The present study is aimed to investigate the antidepressant effects of the ligand L-655,708 in the forced swim test (FST) and its impact on locomotor activity in rats. The behavior of the animals was recorded with a digital camera, and the data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA, followed by Dunnett's test. In FST, L-655,708 significantly decreased immobility time at a dose of 3 mg/kg after a single and repeated administration (p<0.05), exerting acute and chronic antidepressant effects. However, it did not induce significant differences in the time of struggling behavior during FST. Furthermore, L-655,708 did not show a significant effect on locomotor activity (p>0.05). These data suggest that negative modulation at GABA-A receptors containing the alpha 5 subunit may produce antidepressant effects in rats. These effects were not confounded by locomotor influences.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2014; 64(1):52-60. DOI:10.2478/acve-2014-0006
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    ABSTRACT: In the aged dog and cat, especially dog, a cognitive decline develops naturally in many different domains, but at the same time it also exhibits human-like individual variability in the aging process. In the aging dog and cat brain lesions develop spontaneously. Dogs share some morphological characteristics with those of Alzheimer's disease in man. The canine brain with its plaques and tangles which show oxidative changes, forms a spontaneous model for understanding the early changes and their interrelationships in Alzheimer's disease. Additionally, the aged dog represents a useful model for the development of preventive or therapeutic interventions to improve aged brain function. These interventions can then be translated into human clinical trials.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2014; 64(1):1-9. DOI:10.2478/acve-2014-0001
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    ABSTRACT: Somatopause, the complex aspect of andropause, is recognizable by reduced growth hormone - GH/insulin-like growth factor 1 axis function in the ageing male. Soy isoflavones (usually genistein and daidzein), which are known for their beneficial effects in the treatment of ageing symptoms, are active in the pituitary, as well. The iromuno-histomorphometric and fluorescent characteristics of pituitary growth hormone secreting cells, in an animal model of andropause, were examined after a treatment with genistein or daidzein. Andropausal Wistar rats were divided into sham operated, orchidectomized and genistein or daidzein treated orchidectomized groups. Genistein or daidzein (30 mg/kg/day) were administered subcutaneously for three weeks, while sham operated and orchidectomized groups received the vehicle alone. Growth hormone secreting cells were identified by the percoxidase-antiperoxidase immuno-histochemical, and inmuno-fluorescent procedure. The main characteristic of growth hormone secreting cells in soy isoflavones treated groups is a weaker immuno-histochemical staining and immuno fluorescent signal compared to sham operated and orchidectomized groups. The growth hormone secreting cell volume in orchidectomized +genistein or +daidzein groups is by 13.8% and 11.9% (p<0.05) smaller respectively, in comparison with the orchidectomized group. In orchidectomized +genistein or +daidzein groups, the growth hormone secreting cells relative volume density is by 62.5% and 61.0% lower (p<0.05) respectively than for the sham operated group, and decreased by 65.4% and 64.0% (p<0.05) respectively, compared to the orchidectomized group. It can be concluded that chronic genistein or daidzein treatment, in an animal model of andropause, attenuates immuno-histomorphometric and fluorescent characteristics of growth hormone secreting cells.
    Acta veterinaria 01/2014; 64(1):93-104. DOI:10.2478/acve-2014-0010