Research in Veterinary Science Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: British Veterinary Association, Elsevier

Journal description

Research in Veterinary Science is an international journal publishing original articles, topical reviews and short communications of a high scientific and ethical standard in the veterinary sciences. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: anaesthesia, anatomy, avian disease bacteriology, behaviour, biochemistry, cardiology, clinical chemistry, cytogenetics, cytology, dermatology, endocrinology, epidemiology, ethology, genetics, haematology, histochemistry, histology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology mycology, neurology, nutrition, ophthalmology, parasitology,pathology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, physiology, surgery, toxicology, urology, virology and welfare. Papers on every species of animal will be considered for publication.

Current impact factor: 1.51

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.511
2012 Impact Factor 1.774
2011 Impact Factor 1.649
2010 Impact Factor 1.33
2009 Impact Factor 1.345
2008 Impact Factor 1.384
2007 Impact Factor 1.274
2006 Impact Factor 1.258
2005 Impact Factor 1.106
2004 Impact Factor 1.153
2003 Impact Factor 0.976
2002 Impact Factor 1.011
2001 Impact Factor 0.969
2000 Impact Factor 0.775
1999 Impact Factor 0.64
1998 Impact Factor 0.812
1997 Impact Factor 0.983

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.72
Cited half-life 9.90
Immediacy index 0.27
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.44
Website Research in Veterinary Science website
Other titles Research in veterinary science
ISSN 1532-2661
OCLC 1644503
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
    • NIH Authors articles will be submitted to PubMed Central after 12 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 18/10/2013
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Manganese (Mn) is essential for life, but excess Mn exposure is harmful. This study investigated the effect of excess Mn on the cytokines of spleen lymphocytes in chicken. Lymphocytes were incubated with or without MnCl2 (2, 4, 6, and 8×10(-4)mmol/L) for 12, 24, 36, and 48h, respectively. The mRNA expression of interleukin (IL) -2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-12β, and IL-17 and interferon (INF) -γ was examined using RT-PCR. Excess Mn inhibited IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-12β, and IL-17 mRNA expression in chicken spleen lymphocytes in a dose-dependent manner. IFN-γ was inhibited by 8×10(-4)mmol/L Mn for 48h. This study demonstrates that excess Mn affects cytokine mRNA expression and causes immunosuppression in chicken spleen lymphocytes. The relationships between IL-6 and IL-17 and between IL-2 and IL-12β were strong under immunosuppression caused by excess Mn in lymphocytes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.05.009
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) strain, PRRSV GD07 was continuously propagated in MARC-145 cell cultures primed with swIFN-β for 50 passages to develop the PRRSV GDβfn strains. And a control strain PRRSV GDfn was passaged without swIFN-β. The sequencing analysis indicated that under swIFN-β immune pressure, molecular variation of PRRSV GP5 was accelerated in gene (NS/S>2.50), and the acceleration of GP3 was not significant (NS/S<2.50). swIFN-β mRNA level induced by Poly(I:C) is lower in cells primed with PRRSV GDβfn than in cells without PRRSV GDfn, although both of them are much less than the control group. Effect of GP5 on IRF3 was analyzed by SDS-PAGE and western-blot. Our results indicated that GP5 protein prevents IRF3 phosphorylation. Therefore, we conclude that swIFN can promote viral mutation in GP5, and, in turn GP5 inhibits IRF3 activation to escape from swIFN-β. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Research in Veterinary Science 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.05.007
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    ABSTRACT: Eating and rumination activities were evaluated in 10 Brown Swiss cows over 10 days, and the coefficients of variation (CV) were calculated for the investigated variables. A pressure sensor integrated into the noseband of a halter recorded jaw movements during chewing, which allowed the recording of eating and rumination times and the number of regurgitated boluses. The mean CVs ranged from 5.9 to 12.7% and were smaller for rumination (chewing cycles per bolus, 5.9%; daily number of cuds, 8.4%; rumination time, 9.1%) than for eating (eating time, 12.0%; chewing cycles related to eating, 12.7%). We concluded that of eating and rumination variables examined, the number of chewing cycles per regurgitated bolus is the most robust with little variation in individual cows. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.05.001
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    ABSTRACT: The new variants of the avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) produce a range of symptoms and cause global economic losses to the poultry industry. We investigated the S1 glycoprotein of 24 recent IBV isolates from chickens and demonstrated that two predominant genetic groups were circulating in southern Thailand between 2008 and 2013. Seven IBV variants, isolated from 2008 to 2009, were clustered in the Thailand THA001 group I while 15 IBV variants, isolated from 2009 to 2013, were classified into the QX-like group II. Moreover, a single isolate from a broiler was categorized into the Massachusetts-type, and an isolate from a layer belonged to the 4/91 type virus. Interestingly, both the IBV groups I and II were isolated from native chickens (62.5%) and caused a range of symptoms. Our results indicate that the QX-like viruses were predominant after 2009, replacing the THA001 type viruses. Furthermore, native chickens may contribute to the epidemiology of IB. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 05/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.05.002
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, recombinant granule antigen proteins GRA1, GRA7 and Toxoplasma soluble antigens (TSA) were evaluated as potential diagnostic markers for T. gondii infection in chickens by an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), showing a seroprevalence of 16.4% by GRA1-ELISA, and 15.5% by both GRA7- and TSA-ELISA in chickens. No significant difference was observed in the inconsistent results (P > 0.05), and a substantial agreement was found in the consistent results of the 3 tests (92.7-97.3%). Compared with the reference test Western blot, GRA7-ELISA showed the highest co-positivity and co-negativity rates. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis revealed a largest area under curve (AUC) of 0.99 (95% CI, 98-1.0), and a highest relative sensitivity (100%) and specificity (97.9%) for a cut-off value of 0.34 in GRA7-ELISA. These results of the present study showed that GRA7 is a potential diagnostic marker for the detection of T. gondii infection in chickens. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.04.011
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum amyloid A (SAA) concentration in horses with orthopedic injuries acquired during racing and in healthy ones after completing the race. Injuries of bone and tendon did not cause radical increase in SAA concentration observed in other inflammatory conditions. SAA concentration correlated positively with white blood cell count (WBC) on the 3rd-4th days after race being significantly higher in the injured horses than in the control group in that time. It was suggested that racing effort may cause increase in SAA level, more pronounced in horses manifesting clinical signs of orthopedic injury after the race. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.04.008
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    ABSTRACT: Sodium houttuyfonate (SH) has traditionally been used for the therapy of inflammatory diseases. In this research, we tried to assess the anti-inflammatory effects of SH on LPS-induced bovine endometrial epithelial cell (bEEC) inflammation. SH cell toxicity was measured using the MTT and LDH assays, and inflammatory cytokine expression was assessed by ELISA, qRT-PCR and Western blotting. We demonstrated that SH was not cytotoxic to bEECs, and that it significantly decreased the LPS-induced mRNA and protein expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and IL-8. Furthermore, in LPS-induced bEECs, SH inhibited IκBα degradation and NF-κB p65 phosphorylation, and suppressed the phosphorylation of the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), p38, c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). In conclusion, we found that SH could effectively block the NF-κB-mediated signaling pathway and reduce the inflammatory process, thereby exerting a protective effect on bEECs. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.04.004
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    ABSTRACT: Adrenocortical disturbances are expected in canine ehrlichiosis due to the immunological challenges caused by infection and consequent inflammation. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of adrenocortical hormonal alterations in dogs naturally infected with Ehrlichia canis (n = 21) as positively confirmed by the presence of anti-E. canis antibodies (Dot-ELISA) and nested PCR (nPCR). Serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) concentrations were assessed via ELISA before and one hour after ACTH stimulation. Another 10 healthy dogs were subjected to the same stimulation protocol and used as controls. The results revealed that baseline and post-ACTH DHEA-S concentrations were significantly greater in sick dogs, regardless of gender, and this finding illustrates the stress induced by naturally acquired ehrlichiosis in dogs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.04.010
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to determine the level of lean meat content and daily gains of 400 fatteners infected by endoparasites and kept in two systems (shallow and deep litter). Slaughter evaluation of the pigs was conducted according to the EUROP carcass classification. In order to evaluate the average daily gains (g) during finishing period, body weights were investigated twice: at the beginning and at the end of the finishing period. The housing system affected the presence of Ascaris suum and Oesophagostomum spp. Infestation was found to be higher on shallow than on deep litter, and it significantly affected selected fattening and slaughter parameters of the fatteners. Infected animals were characterized by gains approximately 60 g lower than those of uninfected ones, while meatiness was higher in fatteners which were not infected at the end of the fattening period compared to animals with parasites (55.2% vs. 52.0%). Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.04.002
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    ABSTRACT: Bovine mastitis (BM) causes significant losses to the dairy industry. Vaccines against the causative agent of BM, Staphylococcus aureus, do not confer adequate protection. Because passive immunization with antibodies permits disease prevention, we constructed a recombinant single-chain antibody (scFv) against fibronectin-binding protein A (FnBPA) and clumping factor A (ClfA), two important virulence factors in S. aureus infection. The DNA coding sequences of the variable heavy (VH) and variable light (VL) domains of antibodies produced in the peripheral blood lymphocytes of cows with S. aureus-induced mastitis were obtained using reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction, and the VH and VL cDNAs were assembled in-tandem using a DNA sequence encoding a (Gly4Ser)3 peptide linker. The scFv cDNAs were cloned into the pOPE101 plasmid for the expression of soluble scFv protein in Escherichia coli. The binding of the scFvs to both FnBPA and ClfA was confirmed using an indirect ELISA and Western blotting. The DNA sequences of the framework regions of the VH and VL domains were highly conserved, and the complementarity-determining regions displayed significant diversity, especially in CDR3 of the VH domain. These novel bovine antibody fragments may be useful as a therapeutic candidate for the prevention and treatment of S. aureus-induced bovine mastitis. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.02.012
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    ABSTRACT: Brucellae are facultative intracellular bacterial pathogens of a zoonotic disease called brucellosis. Live attenuated vaccines are utilized for prophylaxis of brucellosis; however, they retain residual virulence to human and/or animals, as well as interfere with diagnosis. In this study, recombinant virus PRV ΔTK/ΔgE/bp26 was screened and purified. One-step growth curve assay showed that the titer of recombinant virus was comparable to the parent strain. Mice experiments showed the recombinant virus elicited high titer of humoral antibodies against Brucella detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and against PRV by serum neutralization test. The recombinant virus induced high level of Brucella-specific lymphocyte proliferation response and production of interferon gamma. Collectively, these data suggest that the bivalent virus was capable of inducing both humoral and cellular immunity, and had the potential to be a vaccine candidate to prevent Brucella and/or pseudorabies virus infections. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 100. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.03.030
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    ABSTRACT: Leaves of Ocimum sanctum have been traditionally used for various ethno-veterinary practices as well as medicinal purpose. In vitro ovicidal and larvicidal potential of crude aqueous and hydro-alcoholic extracts of the bulb of O. sanctum was investigated. Alkaloids, carbohydrates, steroids and tannins were identified in phytochemical analyses. The various blood parameters coupled marker enzymes and antioxidant status were also evaluated during in vivo trial. Aqueous extract showed better EC50 and EC99 values in comparison with methanolic extract in egg hatch assay and larval development test, respectively. However, in the larval paralysis test, both aqueous and methanolic extracts showed almost similar efficacy. A 77.64% reduction in fecal egg output was observed on day 14. No deleterious ill effect was found in any of the hematological and biochemical parameters suggesting that the plant could be safer for use in sheep. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 04/2015; 99(2015):165-170. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.01.017