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: 1.41

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.409
2013 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 1.52
Cited half-life 8.00
Immediacy index 0.24
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.42
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


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
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  • Conditions
    • Authors pre-print on any website, including arXiv and RePEC
    • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
    • Author's post-print on open access repository after an embargo period of between 12 months and 48 months
    • Permitted deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate, may be required to comply with embargo periods of 12 months to 48 months
    • Author's post-print may be used to update arXiv and RepEC
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a synovial flap and gelatin/β-tricalcium phosphate (GT) sponge loaded with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), and platelet rich plasma (PRP) for repairing of osteochondral defects in horses. Osteochondral defects were created on the medial condyle of both femurs (n=5). In the test group, a GT sponge loaded with MSCs, BMP-2, and PRP (GT/MSCs/BMP-2/PRP) was inserted into the defect and then covered with a synovial flap. In the control group, the defect was treated only with the GT/MSCs/BMP-2/PRP. The test group showed significantly higher macroscopic scores than the control group. In addition, hyaline cartilaginous tissue was detected in the test group in areas larger than those in the control group. This study demonstrated that the combination of a synovial flap and GT sponge loaded with MSCs, BMP-2, and PRP promoted osteochondral regeneration in an equine model. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 07/2015; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.014
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    ABSTRACT: Minks (Neovison vison) farming is under a threat of a variety of viral infections with increasingly growing number of breeding in Northeastern and Western China. While interferon is effective in controlling viral infection, IFN among different species rarely share high homology enough to provide cross protective effect on inhibition of virus replication. We cloned, sequenced, phlogenetically analyzed and expressed the miIFN-γ gene in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The anti-vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) activity of miIFN-γ protein was tested in MDCK cells using in vitro cytopathic inhibition assay. The recombinant miIFN-γ could inhibit VSV replication in MDCK cells, which was confirmed by that pre-incubation of rabbit anti-miIFN-γ antibodies with miIFN-γ abrogated the miIFN-γ protective effect. Our findings implicated that the miIFN-γ gene may be a potential counter measure against viral infection in the mink farming. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Research in Veterinary Science 06/2015; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.012
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of canine immunoglobulins (Ig) G against Demodex proteins in the sera of healthy dogs and of dogs with juvenile generalized demodicosis (CanJGD) with or without secondary pyoderma. Demodex mites were collected from dogs with CanJGD. Protein concentration was measured and a western blot technique was performed. Pooled sera from healthy dogs reacted mainly with antigen bands ranging from 55 to 72kDa. Pooled sera from dogs with CanJGD without secondary pyoderma reacted either with 10kDa antigen band or 55 to 72kDa bands. Pooled sera from dogs with CanJGD with secondary pyoderma reacted only with a 10kDa antigen band. The results of this study suggest that both healthy dogs and dogs with CanJGD develop a humoral response against different proteins of Demodex canis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 06/2015; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.011
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    ABSTRACT: This study focused on behavioural and clinical effects of umbilical outpouchings (UOs) in pigs. Matched pairs of pigs with UOs (diameter 12cm; range 4-20; diagnosed p.m. as hernia or non-hernia) and controls (N=28) were compared during a 6-h stay in a pick-up facility. Overall, skin lesion scores were increased after the 6-h stay. Behaviour of the UO-pigs differed from the controls (a shorter latency to lie down (P<0.05) and decreased aggression (P<0.05)). Pigs with umbilical hernia showed e.g. increased sitting (P<0.05) and decreased lying (P<0.05) compared to pigs with non-hernia UOs. No effects of the size of the OUs were found. These results are among the first to establish knowledge about UO-pigs and suggest that a stay in a pick-up facility can be challenging for pig welfare. The behavioural findings suggest that UO-pigs, and especially pigs with hernia, may be less fit for mixing and housing in barren environments. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 06/2015; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.005
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    ABSTRACT: This study evaluated the effects of diets containing 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10% of Spirulina platensis on hematological and serum biochemical parameters of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish (n=180; 101±8g) were randomly divided into fifteen 300L fiberglass tanks in triplicates for a period of ten weeks. The RBC, WBC, hemoglobin, total protein and albumin levels increased significantly in the groups supplemented with S. platensis. Dietary inclusion of S. platensis had no significant effects on hematocrit, cholesterol, triglyceride and lactate of the blood. HDL-cholesterol was larger in rainbow trout fed 10% S. platensis in comparison with the other diets, whereas LDL-cholesterol significantly decreased with increasing of S. platensis inclusion. Cortisol and glucose significantly decreased with increasing of S. platensis inclusion. The present results demonstrate that inclusion of 10% S. platensis can be introduced as an immunostimulant in rainbow trout diets. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 06/2015; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.002
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    ABSTRACT: Neuropeptide W (NPW), a novel hypothalamic peptide, is an endogenous ligand for the orphan G protein-coupled receptors GPR7 (NPBWR1) and GPR8 (NPBWR2). Although several studies have implicated NPW in the regulation of feeding and energy metabolism in many species, the precise physiological function of NPW in pigs remains unclear. In this study, we cloned and sequenced NPW, GPR7, and GPR8 cDNA from pigs. NPW, GPR7, and GPR8 mRNA expression was quantified in the pig brain and peripheral tissues by semiquantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Immunohistochemistry showed that NPW protein expression was limited in the brain and abundant in peripheral tissues. These results suggest that NPW is involved in the regulation of various physiological functions in pigs. The molecular and morphological data from this study provide a basis for further research on the functions of NPW in pigs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Research in Veterinary Science 06/2015; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.001
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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; 101. 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; 101. 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; 101. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.05.001