Advances in Understanding the Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Animal Pharmaceuticals: A Focus on Effectiveness and Safety

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 90

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School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW 2678, Australia
Interests: equine nutrition; equine exercise physiology; equine behaviour & welfare; pharmacokinetics of equine medications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of veterinary medicine is undergoing continual evolution with advancements in understanding the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of animal pharmaceuticals, a critical area for ensuring the effectiveness and safety of treatments. The scientific background of this terrain of study underscores the necessity of possessing a comprehensive knowledge of drug interactions, metabolism, and efficacy in diverse animals in order to operate effectively in this field. The efficacy and safety of animal pharmaceuticals hinge on their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. Pharmacokinetics explores drug behaviour within the body, while pharmacodynamics examines the resulting actions. With respect to food-producing animals, drug residues need to be considered to ensure food safety for humans.

This Special Issue aims to publish original research articles and reviews that contribute to our understanding of how animal pharmaceuticals interact with their physiology. The focus is on elucidating factors that influence drug effectiveness and safety across various animal species, fostering advancements in veterinary medicine.

We welcome your valuable contributions to this impactful Special Issue, where insights can bridge the gap between laboratory research and practical applications in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Glenys Noble
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • veterinary pharmacodynamics
  • animal pharmaceuticals
  • pharmacokinetics
  • veterinary medicine
  • drug metabolism
  • pharmacokinetic modeling
  • veterinary drug research

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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