Special Issue "Palatability of Pet Food"


A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Edgar Chambers IV
Distinguished Professor and Director, Sensory Analysis Center, Ice Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Website: http://www.he.k-state.edu/hn/people/faculty/echambers/
E-Mail: eciv@ksu.edu
Phone: +1 785 532 0156
Interests: sensory quality; consumer acceptance; health aspects; product development; shelf-life; quality control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pets are a key part of the lives of many people around the world. Helping them lead happy, healthy lives is the responsibility of both owners and manufacturers of pet products. Food is a key aspect of pet care and ensuring that pet foods are not only healthful, but desirable to companion animals and to their owners is essential.

This special issue will revolve around any aspect pertaining to the science of pet food palatability. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on acceptance and sensory quality of pet food based on both animal and human studies. Papers expanding methodological knowledge are of particular interest. Review papers are welcome, but writers of review articles should contact the guest editor to discuss topics.

We look forward to producing an internationally-important seminal issue on pet food palatability.

Prof. Dr. Edgar Chambers IV
Guest Editor


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  • pet food
  • palatability
  • sensory
  • acceptance
  • companion animals

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p. 313-330
by , ,  and IV
Animals 2014, 4(2), 313-330; doi:10.3390/ani4020313
Received: 14 April 2014; in revised form: 6 June 2014 / Accepted: 6 June 2014 / Published: 16 June 2014
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p. 254-271
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Animals 2014, 4(2), 254-271; doi:10.3390/ani4020254
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 20 May 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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