ORBi Open Repository and Bibliography
In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).
This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.
Life sciences => Veterinary medicine & animal health
Docteur - Poskin, Antoine
During summer 2011, cattle presented severe hyperthermia combined with dropped milk yield and diarrhoea from unknown origin. In October 2011, blood was collected from cattle presenting these clinical signs in Schmallenberg, a small city in West Germany. A new Orthobunyavirus, responsible for these unspecific clinical signs was identified and named Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Upon November 2011, an epizootic outbreak of abortion, stillbirths and malformed new-born was observed in bovine, ovine and caprine herds in Europe due to transplacental transmission of SBV to the foetus. The SBV vectors are small hematophagous midges of the gender Culicoides.
This work contributed to estimate the...
Belgian wildlife as potential zoonotic reservoir of hepatitis E virus - Thiry, Damien
Hepatitis E is an acute human liver disease in healthy individuals but may become chronic. It is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV) and can have a zoonotic origin.
In this study, 383 sera from wild boars were selected for serology; for virology, 69 sera and 61 livers from young wild boars were used. A total of 189 and 235 sera of respectively red and roe deer were collected for serological analysis. For virology, 84 and 68 sera and 29 and 27 livers from respectively red and roe deer were sampled.
An apparent seroprevalence of 34% was found in...
Comparative study of experimental infection of piglets with a field strain of wild boar HEV, a wild boar HEV strain previously passed in porcine model and a swine HEV strain - Thiry, Damien; Rose, Nicolas; Mauroy, Axel; Paboeuf, Frédéric; Roels, Stefan; Pavio, Nicole; Thiry, Etienne
Domestic pig and wild boar are reservoirs for hepatitis E virus (HEV). This study aims to investigate the infection of pigs with HEV strains from wild boar and to compare the behaviour of a wild boar strain to a pig strain in vivo. The objective is to contribute to the elucidation of the crossing barrier between wild boar and pig with this zoonotic virus.
A total of 12 specific pathogen free piglets were divided into four groups and orally inoculated respectively with a wild boar HEV strain previously passed in pigs (WbHEV), a wild boar HEV (WbHEVs), a swine HEV (SwHEV)...
Coagulopathies in horses with colic. - Monreal, Luis; Cesarini Latorre, Carlota
The most common coagulopathy in horses with colic is a hypercoagulable state associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation. The intensity of this coagulopathy depends on the severity and duration of the gastrointestinal lesion, with the ischemic and inflammatory problems and peritonitis being the most frequently affected by coagulopathies. Early initiation of prophylactic therapy significantly reduces the severe hypercoagulable state in horses with intestinal conditions which are recognized to be at high risk for disseminated intravascular coagulation. In addition to the systemic coagulopathy observed in horses with colic, a peritoneal coagulopathy independent from that occurring in blood has been observed, and its...