Veterinary medicine



Ben Moula A, Salhi S, Rahim A, Chentouf M, Raes M, Bister JL, El Amiri B. Enhancing cryopreserved ram sperm quality at -80 °C with Spirulina platensis and Salvia verbenaca extracts. Acta Vet Hung. 2024 Jun 19;72(2):125-132.

El Khalfaoui N, El Amiri B, Cabaraux JF, Chentouf M, Raes M, Marcotty T, Kirschvink N. Rearing Management and Its Impact on Caseous Lymphadenitis in Sheep. Animals (Basel). 2024 May 18;14(10):1504.

Paindaveine C, Bihin B, Lepage O. The effects of a synthetic epidermis spray on secondary intention wound healing in adult horses. PLoS One. 2024 Mar 7;19(3):e0299990.

Rahim A, Salhi S, El Khelfaoui N, Badaoui B, Essamadi A, El Amiri B. Effect of C-phycocyanin purified from Spirulina platensis on cooled ram semen quality and in vivo fertility. Theriogenology. 2024 Feb;215:234-240.


Frippiat T, van Beckhoven C, van Gasselt VJ, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Effect of gait on, and repeatability of heart rate and heart rate variability measurements in exercising Warmblood dressage horses. 2023. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 19(5), 461-472.

Ems G, Severino L, Nisolle JF, Nicaise C, Lambrichts I, LoMonaco M, Bronckaers A, Hontoir F, Vandeweerd JM. Volumetry of ovine incisors dental pulp for further regenerative therapy. Anat Histol Embryol. 2023 Sep;52(5):770-777.

Jarry J, De Raeve Y, Dugdale A, Simon V, Vandeweerd JM. An ex vivo pilot study to assess the feasibility of 3D printing of orbital implants in horses. J Equine Vet Sci. 2023 May 25:104826.

Martin C, Malević M, Diederich C, Verheggen F. Copycatting the smell of death: Deciphering the role of cadaveric scent components used by detection dogs to locate human remains. J Forensic Sci. 2023 Jul;68(4):1190-1197.

Ben Moula A, Rahim A, Chentouf M, Raes M, Kirschvink N, El Amiri B. Inclusion of Spirulina platensis and Salvia verbenaca extracts to boost semen quality and fertilization ability in sheep. Reprod Domest Anim. 2023 May;58(5):637-645.

Launois T, Hontoir F, Dugdale A, Dedieu M, Vandeweerd JM. Effect of volumes of solutions on intraocular pressure during intravitreal injection of low dose gentamicin in horses with recurrent uveitis: a randomized controlled study. J Equine Vet Sci. 2023 Mar;122:104228.

Kchikich A, Kirschvink N, El Kadili S, Raes M, El Otmani S, Chebli Y, Bister JL, El Amiri B, Barrijal S, Chentouf M. Effects of Origanum majorana essential oil and antibiotics on the quality of frozen thawed Beni Arouss buck semen. Reprod Domest Anim. 2023 Feb;58(2):288-297.


Kayser F, Bori E, Armillotta N, Innocenti B, Hontoir F, Vandeweerd JM. Correlation between Shear Wave Velocity Assessed by Elastography and Stiffness given by Tensile Test in the Ovine Patellar Tendon. Archives of Clinical and Biomedical Research 6 (2022): 248-259.

van Heule M, Verstraete M, Blockx Z, De Blende P, Dini P, Daels P. Slow cooling is beneficial for storage of frozen-thawed equine spermatozoa. J Equine Vet Sci. 2022 Nov;118:104132.

Kayser F, Bori E, Fourny S, Hontoir F, Clegg P, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM, Innocenti B. Ex vivo study correlating the stiffness of the ovine patellar tendon to age and weight. Int Biomech. 2022 Dec;9(1):1-9.

El Kadili S, Chentouf M, Raes M, Bister JL, Beckers JF, Amzati G, Madani I, Archa B, Kirschvink N. Response to the sexually active buck effect in Beni Arouss goats primed with progestagens during the anoestrus and breeding seasons. Italian Journal of Animal Science. 2022, 21:1, 1094-1103.

Hontoir F, Simon V, De Raeve Y, Dumortier L, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Can Online Teaching of Radiographic Anatomy Replace Conventional On-Site Teaching? A Randomized Controlled Study. J Vet Med Educ. 2022 Apr 6:e20210153.


Vandeweerd JM, Innocenti B, Rocasalbas G, Gautier SE, Douette P, Hermitte L, Hontoir F, Chausson M. Non-clinical assessment of lubrication and free radical scavenging of an innovative non-animal carboxymethyl chitosan biomaterial for viscosupplementation: An in-vitro and ex-vivo study. PLoS One. 2021 Oct 11;16(10):e0256770.

Kchikich A, Kirschvink N, El Kadili S, Raes M, El Otmani S, Bister JL, El Amiri B, Barrijal S, Chentouf M. Thymus satureioides and Origanum majorana essential oils improve the quality of Beni Arouss buck semen during storage at 4°C. Reprod Domest Anim. 2021 Dec;56(12):1572-1581.

Launois T, Moor PL, Berthier A, Merlin N, Rieu F, Schlotterer C, Siegel A, Fruit G, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Limb Wounds: A Case Series of 42 Horses. J Equine Vet Sci. 2021 Nov;106:103725.


El Kadili S, Kirschvink N, Raes M, Bister JL, Archa B, Douaik A, Chentouf M. Influence of Season and Liquid Storage at 16 °C on Beni Arouss Bucks' Semen Quality. Animals (Basel). 2020 Oct 29;10(11):E1986.

Lozano H, Raes M, Vargas JJ, Ballieu A, Grajales H, Manrique C, Beckers JF, Kirschvink N. Onset of puberty and regularity of oestral cycles in ewe lambs of four breeds under high-altitude conditions in a non-seasonal country. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2020 Sep 15.

Corraretti G, Vandeweerd JM, Hontoir F, Vanderperren K, Palmers K. Anatomy and Ultrasound-Guided Injection of the Medial Branch of the Dorsal Ramus of the Cervical Spinal Nerves in the Horse: A Cadaveric Study. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2020 Nov;33(6):377-386.

Martin C, Diederich C, Verheggen F. Cadaver Dogs and the Deathly Hallows-A Survey and Literature Review on Selection and Training Procedure. Animals (Basel). 2020 Jul 17;10(7):E1219.

Hontoir F, Paques F, Simon V, Balau B, Nicaise C, Clegg P, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Is the T-ligament a ligament? A histological study in equine cadaver forelimbs. Res Vet Sci. 2020 May 23;132:10-16.

Lo Monaco M, Gervois P, Beaumont J, Clegg P, Bronckaers A, Vandeweerd JM, Lambrichts I. Therapeutic Potential of Dental Pulp Stem Cells and Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin for Osteoarthritis. Cells. 2020 Apr 15;9(4).


Botman J, Hontoir F, Gustin P, Cambier C, Gabriel F, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Postanaesthetic effects of ketamine-midazolam and ketamine-medetomidine on gastrointestinal transit time in rabbits anaesthetised with isoflurane. Vet Rec. 2019 Oct 14.

Lensen RCMM, Moons CPH, Diederich C. Physiological stress reactivity and recovery related to behavioral traits in dogs (Canis familiaris). PLoS One. 2019 Sep 17;14(9):e0222581.

Vandeweerd JM. Understanding clinical decision making in small animal practice. Vet Rec. 2019 Aug 10;185(6):167-169.

Dendoncker PA, De Keuster T, Diederich C, Dewulf J, Moons CPH. On the origin of puppies: breeding and selling procedures relevant for canine behavioural development. Vet Rec. 2019 Jun 8;184(23):710.

Hontoir F, Pirson R, Simon V, Clegg P, Nisolle JF, Kirschvink N, Vandeweerd JE. Age-related morphometric changes of the tidemark in the ovine stifle. Anat Histol Embryol. 2019 May 20.

El Kadili S, Raes M, Bister JL, Beckers JF, Amzati G, Archa B, Chentouf M, Kirschvink N. Evaluation of different hormonal treatments on oestral and ovarian responses in Moroccan Beni Arouss goats during anoestrus and breeding season. Reprod Domest Anim. 2019 Jul;54(7):1003-1009.

El Kadili S, Raes M, Bister JL, Archa B, Chentouf M, Kirschvink N. Effect of season on sexual behavior, testicular measurements and seminal characteristics in "Beni arouss" North Moroccan bucks. Anim Reprod Sci. 2019 Feb;201:41-54.

Launois T, González Hilarión LM, Barbe F, Leurquin C, Bihin B, Hontoir F, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Use of intravitreal injection of gentamicin in 71 horses with equine recurrent uveitis. J Equine Vet Sci. 2019 Jun;77:93-97.

Hontoir F, Rejas E, Falticeanu A, Nisolle JF, Simon V, Nicaise C, Clegg PD, Vandeweerd JE. Communication between the distal interphalangeal joint and the navicular bursa in the horse at Computed Tomography Arthrography. Anat Histol Embryol. 2019 Mar;48(2):133-141.

Kayser F, Hontoir F, Clegg P, Kirschvink N, Dugdale A, Vandeweerd JM. Ultrasound anatomy of the normal stifle in the sheep. Anat Histol Embryol. 2019 Jan;48(1):87-96.


Buczinski S, Ferraro S, Vandeweerd JM. Assessment of systematic reviews and meta-analyses available for bovine and equine veterinarians and quality of abstract reporting: A scoping review. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 2018 Volume 161, Pages 50-59.

Lo Monaco M, Merckx G, Ratajczak J, Gervois P, Hilkens P, Clegg P, Bronckaers A, Vandeweerd J-M, and Lambrichts I. Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair: Preclinical Studies and Insights in Translational Animal Models and Outcome Measures. Stem Cells Int. 2018 Feb 5;2018:9079538.

Buczinski S, Gicquel E, Fecteau G, Takwoingi Y, Chigerwe M, Vandeweerd JM. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Serum Refractometry and Brix Refractometry for the Diagnosis of Inadequate Transfer of Passive Immunity in Calves. J Vet Intern Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):474-483.

Dendoncker PA, Moons C, Sarrazin S, Diederich C, Thiry E, de Keuster T, Dewulf J. Biosecurity and management practices in different dog breeding systems have considerable margin for improvements. Vet Rec. 2018 Sep 29;183(12):381.


Hontoir F, Clegg P, Simon V, Kirschvink N, Nisolle JF, Vandeweerd JM. Accuracy of computed tomographic arthrography for assessment of articular cartilage defects in the ovine stifle. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2017 Sep;58(5):512-523.


Nisolle JF, Bihin B, Kirschvink N, Neveu F, Clegg P, Dugdale A, Wang X, Vandeweerd JM. Prevalence of Age-Related Changes in Ovine Lumbar Intervertebral Discs during Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Comp Med. 2016;66(4):300-7.

Buczinski S, Vandeweerd JM. Diagnostic accuracy of refractometry for assessing bovine colostrum quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Dairy Sci. 2016 Sep;99(9):7381-94.

Buczinski S, Fecteau G, Chigerwe M, Vandeweerd JM. Diagnostic accuracy of refractometer and Brix refractometer to assess failure of passive transfer in calves: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anim Health Res Rev. 2016 Jun;17(1):3-8.

Vandeweerd JM. Pourquoi et comment intéresser les étudiants à la recherche vétérinaire? PRATIQUE VÉTÉRINAIRE ÉQUINE 2016 | N° 190

Neveu F, Vandeweerd JM, Kirschvink N, Nozry K, Gustin P, Dugdale A, Bihin B, Nisolle JF. Assessment of a computed tomography guided injection technique of the lumbo-sacral disc in sheep. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Feb 5;29(2).

Botman J, Dugdale A, Gabriel F, Vandeweerd JM. Cardiorespiratory parameters in the awake pigeon and during anaesthesia with isoflurane. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2016 Jan;43(1):63-71.

Joscht M, Martin M, Henin M, Nisolle JF, Kirschvink N, Dugdale A, Godart B, Coulon H, Simon V, Hontoir F, Graffin R, De Raeve Y, Vandeweerd JM. Angiographic Anatomy of External Iliac Arteries in the Sheep. Anat Histol Embryol. 2016 Dec;45(6):443-449.

Perrin R, Diguet AC, Cantet P, Bailly C, Brogniez L, Dugdale A, Nisolle JF, Vandeweerd JM. Ex Vivo Assessment of an Ultrasound-Guided Injection Technique of the Navicular Bursa in the Horse. Anat Histol Embryol. 2016 Dec;45(6):450-456.

Vandeweerd J-M, Nisolle J-F, Hontoir F. Comparaison des outils diagnostiques: les termes utilisés. 2016 Pratique Vétérinaire Equine, 189, 50-54.


D'Aout C, Nisolle JF, Navez M, Perrin R, Launois T, Brogniez L, Clegg P, Hontoir F, Vandeweerd JM Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Anatomy of the Normal Orbit and Eye of the Horse. Anat Histol Embryol. 2015 Oct;44(5):370-7.

Vandeweerd JM, Zhao Y, Nisolle JF, Zhang W, Liu Z, Clegg P, Gustin P. Effect of corticosteroids on articular cartilage: have animal studies said everything? Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Oct;29(5):427-38.

Anouck Haverbeke, Jolanda Pluijmakers, Claire Diederich, Behavioral evaluations of shelter dogs: Literature review, perspectives, and follow-up within the European member states's legislation with emphasis on the Belgian situation Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Volume 10, Issue 1, January–February 2015, Pages 5-11


Salouci M, Antoine N, Shikh Al Sook MK, Piret J, Mignon Y, Kirschvink N, Gabriel A. Developmental profiles of GFAP-positive astrocytes in sheep cerebellum. Vet Res Commun. 2014 Dec;38(4):279-85.

Meirlaen P., Gustin P., Vandeweerd J. Les corticostéroïdes : amis ou ennemis du cartilage? 2014 Pratique Vétérinaire Equine, Vol 182, p44-50

Nisolle JF, Wang XQ, Squelart M, Hontoir F, Kirschvink N, Clegg P, Vandeweerd JM Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) anatomy of the ovine lumbar spine. Anatomia, histologia, embryologia 2014, 43:203-209.

Hontoir F, Nisolle JF, Meurisse H, Simon V, Tallier M, Vanderstricht R, Antoine N, Piret J, Clegg P, Vandeweerd JM A comparison of 3-T magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography arthography to identify structural cartilage defects of the fetlock joint in the horse. Vet J 2014, 199:115-122.

Botman, J., Vandeweerd, J.-M. Inhalation anaesthesia for birds: An analytical review [Anesthésie gazeuse des oiseaux: Une synthèse méthodique] (2014) Point Veterinaire, 45 (346), pp. 58-63.

Fransolet, M., Labied, S., Henry, L., Masereel, M.-C., Rozet, E., Kirschvink, N., Nisolle, M., Munaut, C. Strategies for using the sheep ovarian cortex as a model in reproductive medicine (2014) PLoS ONE, 9 (3), art. no. e91073.


Claine F, Raes M, Leemans J, Muylkens B, Kirschvink N Monitoring and management of congenital entropion in lambs: A prospective study. Small Ruminant Research 2013, 111, 1-3:1-5.

Vandeweerd JM, Cambier C, Gustin P Nutraceuticals for canine liver disease: assessing the evidence. The Veterinary clinics of North America Small animal practice 2013, 43:1171-1179.

Vandeweerd JM, Hontoir F, Kirschvink N, Clegg P, Nisolle JF, Antoine N, Gustin P Prevalence of naturally occurring cartilage defects in the ovine knee Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society 2013, 21:1125-1131.

Vandeweerd JM, Kirschvink N, Muylkens B, Cintas C, Catsyne CV, Hontoir F, Clegg P, Coomer R, Nisolle JF Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) anatomy of the ovine stifle Veterinary surgery : VS 2013, 42:551-558.

Nisolle JF, Neveu F, Hontoir F, Clegg P, Kirschvink N, Vandeweerd JM. CT-guided injection technique into intervertebral discs in the ovine lumbar spine. Eur Spine J. 2013 Dec;22(12):2760-5.


Buczinski S, Vandeweerd JM Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary clinics of North America Food animal practice 2012, 28:xiii-xiv.

Vandeweerd JM, Clegg P, Buczinski S How can veterinarians base their medical decisions on the best available scientific evidence? The Veterinary clinics of North America Food animal practice 2012, 28:1-11, vii.

Vandeweerd JM, Clegg P, Hougardy V, Buczinski S Using systematic reviews to critically appraise the scientific information for the bovine veterinarian. The Veterinary clinics of North America Food animal practice 2012, 28:13-21, vii.

Vandeweerd JM, Coisnon C, Clegg P, Cambier C, Pierson A, Hontoir F, Saegerman C, Gustin P, Buczinski S Systematic review of efficacy of nutraceuticals to alleviate clinical signs of osteoarthritis. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2012, 26:448-456.

Vandeweerd JM, Gustin P, Buczinski S Evidence-based practice? An evolution is necessary for bovine practitioners, teachers, and researchers. The Veterinary clinics of North America Food animal practice 2012, 28:133-139, x.

Vandeweerd JM, Kirschvink N, Clegg P, Vandenput S, Gustin P, Saegerman C Is evidence-based medicine so evident in veterinary research and practice? History, obstacles and perspectives. Vet J 2012, 191:28-34.

Vandeweerd JM, Kirschvink N, Muylkens B, Depiereux E, Clegg P, Herteman N, Lamberts M, Bonnet P, Nisolle JF A study of the anatomy and injection techniques of the ovine stifle by positive contrast arthrography, computed tomography arthrography and gross anatomical dissection. Vet J 2012, 193:426-432