Special Issue "Animal Diseases in Agriculture Production Systems: Trends and Impacts"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2013)
Prof. Dr. M. D. (Mo) Salman
Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, Campus Stop 1644, Animal Population Health Institute College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644 F, USA
Phone: +1 970 4917950
Fax: +1 970 491 1889
Interests: veterinary epidemiology; infectious animal diseases; food security; risk assessment for animal health issues
Aim/theme: To present the impact of animal diseases on agriculture production systems with an emphasis on the disease trends, production losses, and potential solutions.
Justifications: Animal diseases, including zoonotic and other infectious diseases, have been considered a major hurdle in the livestock production systems particularly in economic and trade issues. Several recent global and regional events have threatened food security due to emerging or re-emerging animal diseases. Trends and other diseases’ epidemiological characteristics have been changed, explored, or modified during the last four to five decades. Although several technical reports, monographs, and journal articles have been produced to address these issues, limited synthesis of the findings and information has been presented to link these issues to entire livestock and agriculture systems. This special issue will address the impact on animal diseases in agriculture production systems with an emphasis on the disease trends, production losses, and potential solutions.
- Animal diseases in agriculture systems: What we know?
- Economic impacts of animal diseases in agriculture system and their threat to food security
- Climate changes and their contributions to the trends and distribution of animal diseases
- Social and political impacts on the occurrence and spread of animal diseases in agriculture systems
- Education and training and their influence on combating the spread of animal diseases
Prof. Dr. Mo D. Salman
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- animal diseases
- epidemiological characteristics
- economic impacts
- climate changes
- food security