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Abteilungen für Veterinärbakteriologie und Geflügel- und Kaninchenkrankheiten

Publikationen 2017-2022

Abteilung Veterinärbakteriologie

Borgström, A., Scherrer, S., Kirchgässner, C., Schmitt, S., Frei, D., Wittenbrink, M.M. (2017). A novel multiplex qPCR targeting 23S rDNA for diagnosis of swine dysentery and porcine intestinal spirochaetosis. BMC Vet Res. 13:42. doi: 10.1186/s12917-016-0939-6. PMID: 28173799.

Magouras, I., Hunninghaus, J., Scherrer, S., Wittenbrink, M.M., Hamburger, A., Stärk, K.D., Schüpbach, R. (2017). Coxiella burnetii Infections in Small Ruminants and Humans in Switzerland. Transbound Emerg Dis. 64:204-212. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12362.

Ghielmetti, G., Coscolla, M., Ruetten, M., Friedel, U., Loiseau, C., Feldmann, J., Steinmetz, H.W., Stucki, D., Gagneux, S. (2017). Tuberculosis in Swiss captive Asian elephants: microevolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis characterized by multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis and whole-genome sequencing. Scientific Reports 7:14647. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-15278-9.

Ghielmetti, G., Corti, S., Friedel, U., Hübschke, E., Stephan, R. (2017). Mastitis associated with Mycobacterium smegmatis complex members in a Swiss dairy cattle herd -  compost bedding material as a possilbe risk factor. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 159, 673-676.

Ghielmetti, G., Scherrer, S., Friedel, U., Frei, D., Suter, D., Perler, L., Wittenbrink, M.M. (2017). Epidemiological tracing of bovine tuberculosis in Switzerland, multilocus variable number of tandem repeat analysis of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium caprae. PLoS One. 12:e0172474. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172474.

Egloff, S., Schneeberger, M., Gobeli Brawand, S., Krudewig, C., Schmitt, S., Reichler, I., Peterhans, S. (2018). Brucella canis infection in a young dog with epididymitis and orchitis. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 160, 743–748.

García-Martín, A.B., Perreten, V., Rossano, A., Schmitt, S., Nathues, H., Zeeh, F. (2018). Predominance of a macrolide-lincosamide-resistant Brachyspira hyodysenteriae of sequence type 196 in Swiss pig herds. Veterinary Microbiology 226, 97–102.

Ghielmetti, G., Friedel, U., Scherrer, S., Sarno, E., Landolt, P., Dietz, O., Zweifel, C., Stephan, R. (2018). Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria isolated from lymph nodes and fecal samples of healthy slaughtered cattle and the abattoir environment. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 65, 711-718. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12793.

Morach, M., Stephan, R., Schmitt, S., Ewers, Ch., Zschöck, M., Reyes-Velez, J., Gilli, U., del Pilar Crespo-Ortiz, M., Crumlish, M., Gunturu, R., Daubenberger, C.A., Ip, M., Regli, W., Johler, S. (2018). Population structure and virulence gene profile of Streptococcus agalactiae collected worldwide from different hosts. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 37, 527-536. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-3146-x.

Niederhäuser, S., Klauser, L., Bolliger, J., Friedel, U., Schmitt, S., Ruetten, M., Greene, C.E., Ghielmetti, G.(2018). First report of nodular skin lesions caused by Mycobacterium nebraskense in a 9-year-old cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports 4(2): 2055116918792685.

Peterhans, S., Ghielmetti, G., Botta, C., Friedel, U., Hilbe, M., Schneeberger, M., Stephan, R. (2018). Case of the month: What’s your diagnosis? - Tularemia in a European brown hare (Lepus europaeus): a disease with an increasing veterinary public health relevance. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 160, 673–675.

Peterhans, S., Stevens, M.J.A., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M., Schmitt, S., Stephan, R., Zurfluh, K. (2018). First report of a blaNDM-5 harbouring Escherichia coli ST167 isolated from a wound infection in a dog in Switzerland. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 15, 226-227.

Scherrer, S., Landolt, P., Carroli, N., Stephan, R. (2018). Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis of two groups of lymph nodes, being intradermal tuberculin or Interferon-Gamma test positive and negative, isolated from Swiss cattle at slaughter. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5:32. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00032

Zogg, A.L., Simmen, S., Zurfluh, K., Stephan, R., Schmitt, S., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M. (2018).  High prevalence of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae among clinical isolates from cats and dogs admitted to a Veterinary Hospital in Switzerland. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5:62. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00062.

Zogg, A.L., Zurfluh, K., Schmitt,  S., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M., Stephan, R. (2018). Antimicrobial resistance, multilocus sequence types and virulence profiles of ESBL producing and non-ESBL producing uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from cats and dogs in Switzerland. Veterinary Microbiology 216, 79-84.

Botta, C., Pellegrini, G., Hässig, M., Pesch, T., Prähauser, B., Wunderlin, S., Guscetti, F., Schneeberger, M., Schmitt, S., Basso, W., Hilbe, M., Schuler, G., Borel, N. (2019). Bovine fetal placenta during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Veterinary Pathology, 56, 248-258. DOI: 10.1177/0300985818806453

Croci, M., Klausmann, S., Hatt, J.M., Schmitt, S., Hilbe, M. (2019). Chromoblastomycosis in two giant ditch frogs also known as mountain chicken frogs (Leptodactylus phallax). Veterinary Record Case Reports 7:e000691. doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000691.

Peterhans, S., Saura Martinez, H., Hilbe, M., Friedel, U., Stephan, R. (2019). What’s your diagnosis? M. hominisuis in fattening pigs. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 161, 756-759.

Püntener-Simmen, S., Zurfluh, K., Schmitt, S., Stephan, R., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M. (2019). Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of clinical isolates belonging to the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (ACB) complex isolated from animals treated at a veterinary hospital in Switzerland. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 6:17. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00017.

Landolt, P., Stephan, R., Scherrer, S. (2019). Development of a new High Resolution Melting (HRM) assay for identification and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex samples. Scientific Reports 9:1850.

Landolt, P., Stephan, R., Stevens, M.J.A., Scherrer, S. (2019). Three-reaction high resolution melting (HRM) assay for rapid differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members. MicrobiologyOpen e919.

Oehler, C., Janett, F., Schmitt, S., Malama, E., Siuda, M., Bollwein, H. (2019). Development of a flow cytometric assay to assess bacterial count in boar semen. Theriogenology 133, 125-130.

Scherrer, S., Landolt, P., Dietz, O., Stephan, R. (2019). Distribution and expression of esat-6 and cfp-10 in non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolated from lymph nodes of slaughtered cattle in Switzerland. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 31, 217-221. doi: 10.1177/1040638718824074.

Scherrer, S., Stephan, R., Zumthor, P., Kipar, A., Seehusen, R. (2919). Morphological and molecular characterization of a new Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis S-type strain genotype in goats. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 6:250. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00250.

Schoster, A., Kunz, R., Lauper, M., Graubner, C., Schmitt, S., Weese, J.S. (2019). Prevalence of Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens in Swiss horses with and without gastrointestinal disease and microbiota composition in relation to Clostridium difficile shedding. Veterinary Microbiology, 239, 108433.

Stevens, M.J.A., Spoerry Serrano, N., Cernela, N., Schmitt, S., Schrenzel, J., Stephan, R. (2019). Massive diversity in whole-genome sequences of Streptococcus suis strains from infected pigs in Switzerland. Microbiology Resource Announcements 8:e01656-18.

Timm, K., Welle, M., Friedel, U., Gunn-Moore, D., Peterhans, S. (2019). Mycobacterium nebraskense infection in a dog with disseminated skin lesions. Veterinary Dermatology 30:262–e80. doi:10.1111/vde.12739

Zurfluh, K., Zogg, A.L., Klumpp, J., Schmitt, S., Stephan, R., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M. (2019). Complete nucleotide sequences of six blaCTX-M-1 encoding plasmids from Escherichia coli isolated from urinary tract and wound infections in dogs. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 16, 117-119.

Ghielmetti, G., Giger, U. (2020). Mycobacterium avium: an emerging pathogen for dog breeds with hereditary immunodeficiencies. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports 7, 67–80.

Landolt, P., Grimm, F., Ghielmetti, G., Kipar, A. (2020). Frenkelia sp. occasionally elicit an inflammatory response in the brain of their intermediate hosts. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 174, 195.

Peterhans, S. Landolt, P., Friedel, U., Oberhänsli, F., Dennler, M., Willi, B., Senn, M., Hinden, S., Kull, K., Kipar, A., Stephan, R., Ghielmetti, G (2020). Mycobacterium microti: Not just a coincidental pathogen for cats. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 7:590037.doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.590037.

Scherrer, S., Rademacher, F., Spoerry Serrano, N., Schrenzel, J., Gottschalk, M., Stephan, R., Landolt, P.(2020). Rapid high resolution melting assay to differentiate Streptococcus suis serotypes 2, 1/2, 1 and 14. MicrobiologyOpen 00:e995. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.995

Scherrer, S., Rosato, G., Spoerry Serrano, N., Stevens, M.J.A., Rademacher, F., Schrenzel, J., Gottschalk, M., Stephan, R., Peterhans, S. (2020). Population structure, genetic diversity and pathotypes of Streptococcus suis isolated during the last thirteen years from diseased pigs in Switzerland. Veterinary Research, 51:85.

Schmitt, S., Stephan, R., Huebschke, E., Schaefle, D., Merz, A., Johler, S. (2020). DNA microarray based characterization and resistance phenotypes of clinical MRSA strains from animal hosts. Journal of Veterinary Science 21(4):e54. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2020.21.e54.

Schoster, A., Amsler, M., Kirchgässner, C., Saleh, L., Schwarzwald, C., Schmitt, S. (2020). Gentamicin plasma concentrations in hospitalized horses and retrospective minimal inhibitory concentrations of gram-negative equine pathogens. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 1–8.

Schoster, A., van Spijk, J., Damborg, P., Moodley, A., Kirchgaessner, C., Hartnack, S., Schmitt S. (2020). Effect of different antimicrobial treatment regiments on the occurrence of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli in fecal samples of horses. Veterinary Microbiology 243:108617. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2020.108617.

Wambui, J., Cernela, N., Stevens, M.J.A., Ghielmetti, G., Stephan, R. (2020). Draft genome sequences of two Clostridium algidicarnis strains isolated from meat juice samples of chilled vacuum-packed lamb meat. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9:e00983-20.

Wambui, J., Morach, M., Cernela, N., Stevens, M.J.A., Ghielmetti, G., Stephan, R. (2020). Draft genome sequence of Psychrobacter okhotskensis strain 5179-1A isolated from a raw cured ham storage crate. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9(29):e00682-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00682-20.

Wist, V., Morach, M., Schneeberger, M., Cernela, N., Stevens, M.J.A., Zurfluh, K., Stephan, R., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M. (2020). Phenotypic and genotypic traits of vancomycin resistant enterococci from healthy food producing animals. Microorganisms 8(2), 261;

Divari, S., Danelli, M., Pregel, P., Ghielmetti, G., Borel, N., Bollo, E. (2021). Biomolecular investigation of Bartonella spp. in wild rodents of two Swiss regions. Pathogens 10, 1331.

García-Martín, A.B., Schmitt, S., Zeeh, F., Perreten, V. (2021). Complete circular genome sequences of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae isolates of the four different sequence types causing swine dysentery in Switzerland. Microbiol Resour Announc. 30;10(39):e0084721. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00847-21

Keller, S., Kleiner, L., Ghielmetti, G., Kipar, A., Tahas, S.A. (2021). Candida steatolytica causing systemic candidiasis in a group of African spurred tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata). Veterinary Record Case Reports e89.

Ghielmetti, G., Friedel, U., Hilbe, M., Menegatti, C., Bacciarini, L., Stephan, R., Bloemberg, G.(2021). Mycobacterial infections in wild boars (Sus scrofa) from southern Switzerland: Diagnostic improvements, epidemiological situation and zoonotic potential. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 68, 573-586.

Ghielmetti, G., Kupca, A.M., Hanczaruk, M., Friedel, U., Greber, N., Weinberger, H., Revilla-Fernández, S., Hofer, E., Riehm, J.M., Stephan, R., Glawischnig, W.(2021). Mycobacterium microti Infections in Free-Ranging Red Deers (Cervus elaphus). Emerging Infectious Diseases 27(8):2025-2032. doi: 10.3201/eid2708.210634.

Ghielmetti, G., Landolt, P., Friedel, U., MorachM., Hartnack, S., Stephan, R., Schmitt, S. (2021). Evaluation of Three Commercial Interferon-γ Assays in a Bovine Tuberculosis Free Population. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8:682466. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.682466.

Ghielmetti, G., Rosato, G., Trovato, A., Friedel, U., Kirchgaessner, C., Perroulaz, C., Pendl, W., Figi, R., Schulthess, B., Bloemberg, G., Keller, P.M., Stephan, R., Tortoli, E. (2021). Mycobacterium helveticum sp. nov., a novel slowly growing mycobacterial species associated with granulomatous lesions in adult swine. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 71(1). doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004615.

Ghielmetti, G., Schmitt, S., Friedel, U., Guscetti, F., Walser-Reinhardt, L. (2021). Unusual presentation of feline leprosy caused by Mycobacterium lepraemurium in the alpine region. Pathogens 10,687.

Hahn, K., Veiga, I.B., Schediwy, M., Wiederkehr, D., Meniri, M., Schneeberger, M., Rüegg-van den Broek , P., Gurtner, C., Fasel, N.J., Kittl, S., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Schmitt, S., Stokar-Regenscheit, N. (2021). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis serotype O:1 infection in a captive Seba’s short tailed-fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata) colony in Switzerland. BMC Veterinary Research 17:92.

Klopfstein, M., A. Leyer, A., Berchtold, B., Torgerson, P.R., Meylan, M. (2021). Limitations in the implementation of control measures for bovine paratuberculosis in infected Swiss dairy and beef herds. PLoS ONE 16(2):e0245836.

Peterhans, S., Grest, P., Friedel, U., Roosje, P., Ghielmetti, G. (2021). Highly resistant Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus infection in a Swiss cat. Veterinary Record Case Reports e153.

Peterhans, S., Stevens, M.A., Cernela, N., Sidler, X., Stephan, R., Scherrer, S. (2021). Draft genome sequences of two clinical Actinobacillus pleuropneumonie serotype 19 strains from pigs in Switzerland. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10(34):e0058821. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00588-21.

Scherrer, S., Stephan, R. (2021). Novel multiplex TaqMan assay for differentiation of the four major pathogenic Brachyspira species in swine. MicrobiologyOpen, 10:e1169.

Schlicher, J., Schmitt, S., Stevens, M.J.A., Stephan, R., Ghielmetti, G. (2021). Molecular characterization of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolated over a 15-year period in Switzerland. Veterinary Science 8, 151.

Veronesi, R., Morach, M., Hübschke, E., Bachofen, C., Stephan, R., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M. (2021). Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus in dogs in Switzerland. Zoonoses and Public Health 68,8–11.

Wambui, J., Ghielmetti, G., Morach, M., Hochreutener, M., Stephan, R. (2021). Detection of psychrophilic Clostridium spp. in fecal samples from cattle of different ages sampled at the slaughterhouse level. Journal of Food Protection 84(1), 58-62. doi: 10.4315/JFP-20-259

Zeeh, F., Arnold, M., Schmitt, S., Collaud, A., Rossano, A., Rademacher, F., Schüpbach-Regula, G., Masserey, Y., Nathues, H., Perreten, V. (2021). Low occurrence of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae in Swiss pig herds with diarrhoea. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilunde, 163, 595–599.

Arnold, M., Schmitt, S., Collaud, A., Rossano, A., Hübschke, E., Zeeh, F., Nathues, H., Perreten, V. (2022). Distribution, genetic heterogeneity, and antimicrobial susceptibility of Brachyspira pilosicoli in Swiss pig herds. Veterinary Microbiology 269:109421.

Garcia‑Martin, A.B., Roder, T., Schmitt, S., Zeeh, F., Bruggmann, R., Perreten, V. (2022). Whole-genome analyses reveal a novel prophage and cgSNPs-derived sublineages of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae ST196. BMC Genomics 23(1):131. doi: 10.1186/s12864-022-08347-5

Scherrer, S., Rademacher, F., Stephan, R., Peterhans, S. (2022). Identification and differentiation of all known 15 serovars of Glaesserella parasuis by high resolution melting assays. Pathogens 11(7), 752;

Scherrer, S., Peterhans, S., Neupert, C., Rademacher, F., Bartolomei, G., Sidler, X., Stephan, R. (2022). Development of a novel high resolution melting assay for identification and differentiation of all known 19 serovars of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. MicrobiologyOpen, 11, e1272.

Suter, A., Schmitt, S., Hübschke, E., Kowalska, M., Hartnack, S., Pot, S. (2022). The bactericidal effect of two photoactivated chromophore for keratitis-corneal crosslinking protocols (standard vs. accelerated) on bacterial isolates associated with infectious keratitis in companion animals BMC Veterinary Research, 18(1):317. doi: 10.1186/s12917-022-03397-z.

Zwyer, M., Cengiz, C., Ghielmetti, G., Pacciarini, M.L., Scaltriti, E., Van Soolingen, D., Dötsch, A., Reinhard, M., Gagneux, S., Brites, D. (2022). A new nomenclature for the livestock-associated Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex based on phylogenomics. Open Research Europe, 1:100.


Abteilung Geflügelkrankheiten

Albini, S., Meier, S., Linder, K., Hoop, R.K., Vogler, B.R. (2017). Diagnose von Histomonadose bei Trute, Huhn, Pfau und Wachtel mittels PCR. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 159, 668-672.

Meier, S., Hüssy, D., Hofmann, M., Renzullo, S., Vogler, B.R., Sigrist, B., Hoop, R.K., Albini, S. (2017). Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in November 2016
in Wild Birds in Switzerland. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 159, 663-667.  

Mossoun, A., Calvignac-Spencer, S., Anoh, A. E., Pauly, M. S., Driscoll, D. A., Michel, A. O., Grah Nazaire, L., Pfister, S., Sabwe, P., Thiesen, U., Vogler, B. R., Wiersma, L., Muyembe-Tamfum, J.J., Karhemere, S., Akoua-Koffi, C., Couacy-Hymann, E., Fruth, B., Wittig, R., Leendertz, F., Schubert, G. (2017). Bushmeat hunting and zoonotic transmission of Simian T-lymphotropic virus 1 in tropical West and Central Africa. Journal of Virology 91(10), e02479-16. doi:10.1128/JVI.02479-16.

Paternoster, G., Tomassone, L., Tamba, M., Chiari, M., Lavazza, A., Piazzi, M., Favretto, A.R., Balduzzi, G., Pautasso, A., Vogler, B.R. (2017). The degree of One Health implementation in the West Nile virus integrated surveillance in Northern Italy, 2016. Frontiers in Public Health 5:236. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00236.

Albini, S., Meier, S., Vogler, B. (2018). Newcastle Krankheit (atypische Geflügelpest) bei Legehennen. Aufgepasst bei auffälligen Eischalenveränderungen! Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 10,11-12

Albini, S., Schädler, J., Vogler, B. (2018). ILT-Seuchenfall – böse Überraschung aus dem Nichts? Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 6,7:14

Eshwar, A.K., Wolfrum, N., Stephan, R., Fanning, S., Lehner, A. (2018). Interaction of matrix metalloprotease-9 and Zpx in Cronobacter turicensis LMG 23827T mediated infections in the zebrafish model. Cellular Microbiology 20:e12888.

McIntyre, K.M., Vogler, B., Chantziaras, I., Coelho, A.C., Díez, J.G., Esteves, A., Igrejas, G., Lurz, P., Martins, S.B., Mastin, A., Murray, A., Parnell, S.R., Poeta, P., Ramos, S., Saraiva, C., Speranza, CI and McMahon BJ (2018) Chapter 5: Assessing the ecological dimension of One Health. In:  Rüegg S.R., Häsler, B., Zinsstag, J. (Eds). Integrated approaches to health (pp. 126-169). Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Meier, S. (2018). Neue Produkte gegen "alte" Parasiten. Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 5, 14-15.

Hitziger, M., Aragrande, M., Berezowski, J.A., Canali, M., Del Rio Vilas, V., Hoffmann, S., Igrejas, G., Keune, H., Lux, A., Bruce, M., Palenberg, M.A., Pohl, C., Radeski, M., Richter, I., Robledo Abad, C., Salerno, R.H., Savic, S., Schirmer, J., Vogler, B.R., Rüegg, S.R. (2019). EVOLvINC: Evaluating knOwLedge Integration Capacity in multistakeholder governance. Ecology and Society 24 (2):36.

Mattmann, P., Marti, H., Borel, N., Jelocnik, M., Albini, S., Vogler, B.R. (2019). Chlamydiaceae in wild, feral and domestic pigeons in Switzerland and insight into population dynamics by Chlamydia psittaci multilocus sequence typing. PLoS One 14(12):e0226088. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226088. eCollection 2019.

Meier, S.M., Dennler, M., Martinez, R.M., Albini, S. (2019). Forensic examination of a decapitated rabbit – Interdisciplinary investigations on perpetrator’s traces, Veterinary Record Case Reports, 7:e000876. doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2019-000876

Pohlmann, A., Hoffmann, D., Grund, C., Koethe, S., Hüssy, D., Meier, S.M., King, J., Schinköthe, J., Ulrich, R., Harder, T., Beer, M. (2019). Genetic characterization and zoonotic potential of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A (H5N6/H5N5), Germany, 2017-2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25, 1973-1976. DOI:

Schädler, J., Meier, S., Albini, S. (2019). „Korrekt verpackt ist halb untersucht." Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 2, 11-13.

Schädler, J., Sigrist, B., Meier, S.M., Albini, S., Wolfrum, N. (2019). Virus-like particles in a new vaccination approach against Infectious Laryngotracheitis. Journal of General Virology 100:1013–1026. DOI 10.1099/jgv.0.001272.

Steiner, J., Albini, S., Ducry, V. (2019). Neue Methode zur Bruteidesinfektion in der Brüterei. Desinfektion von Bruteiern mit ebeam. Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 9, 12-13.

Vogler, B. (2019). Schleppen Wildvögel Salmonellen in die Geflügelställe ein? Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 14, 11/19.

Vogler, B., Hartnack, S., Ziegler, U., Lelli, D., Voegtlin, A., Hoop, R., Albini, S. (2019). Resource-effective serosurveillance for the detection of West Nile virus in Switzerland using abattoir samples of free-range laying hens. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 19, 222-224. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2319.

Vogler, B.R., Trinkler, M., Marti, H., Borel, N., Pesch, T., Prähauser, B., Hoop, R., Mattmann, P., Albini, S. (2019. Survey on Chlamydiaceae in cloacal swabs from Swiss turkeys demonstrates absence of Chlamydia psittaci and low occurrence of Chlamydia gallinacean. PLoS One 14(12):e0226091. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226091.

Zurfluh,K., Albini, S., Mattmann, P., Kindle, P., Nüesch-Inderbinen, M., Stephan, R., Vogler, B.R. (2019). Antimicrobial resistant and extended-spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli in common wild bird species in Switzerland. MicrobiologyOpen:e845. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.845.

Albini, S., Möri, S., Schädler, J. (2020). Probleme mit Krankheitserregern bei der Umnutzung von Ställen und Weiden. Was lauert da im Vorborgenen? Geflügelzeitung 2, 15-16.

Hüppi, L., Ruggli, N., Python, S., Hoop, R., Albini, S., Grund, C., Vögtlin, A. (2020). Experimental pigeon paramyxovirus-1 infection in chicken: Evaluation of infectivity, clinical and pathological manifestations and diagnostic method. J General Virology, 101(2):156-167. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001364.

Stalder, S., Marti, H., Borel, N., Sachse, K., Albini, S., Vogler, B.R. (2020). Occurrence of Chlamydiaceae in raptors and crows in Switzerland. Pathogens 9(9), 724;

Stalder, S., Marti, H., Borel, N., Mattmann, P., Vogler, B.R., Wolfrum, N., Albini, S. (2020). Chlamydia psittaci in Swiss wild birds sampled at a bird rehabilitation centre. Veterinary Record Open 7:e000437. doi:10.1136/vetreco-2020-000437.

Stalder, S., Vogler, B., Albini, S. (2020). Chlamydien: eine Gefahr für Schweizer Freilandgeflügel? Schweizer Geflügelzeitung 6-7, 11.

Wolfrum, N. (2020). Infectious laryngotracheitis – An update on current approaches for prevention of an old disease. Journal of Animal Science Volume 98, Issue Supplement_1, S27–S35.

Albini, S. (2021). Sind meine Hühner krank. UFA Revue 34.

Albini, S. (2021). Salmonellen in Umweltproben, in Geflügelfleisch und beim Menschen. Informationen zu Salmonellen finden – leicht gemacht. Schweizer Geflügelzeitung, 1, 12-13.

Ciuria, S., Brouwer, M.S.M., de Gier, M.M., van Zeeland, Y., Bossers, A., Prähauser, B., Schädler, J., Hatt, J.-M., Heijne, M., Borel, N. (2021). Chlamydia caviae in Swiss and Dutch Guinea Pigs - Occurrence and Genetic Diversity. Pathogens 10, 1230.

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