Special Issue "Animal Management in the 21st Century"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: companion animal nutrition and health; canine dental health; feeding behavior and food preferences; urate urolithiasis in the dalmatian
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Special Issue in Animals: Environmental Enrichment for Animals in our Care
In the 21st century, animal managers face more challenges than ever before. For all species of animals under human care, whether in zoos, research facilities, or pet owners' homes, there are increasing demands for improved animal welfare, reduced environmental impact, and greater accountability. For the production animal industries, there are additional pressures to improve productivity with decreasing resources to feed a globally increasing population. Whilst at the same time, overpopulation of invasive and pest animals compete for many of the same resources. To help meet these challenges, animal managers in the 21st century need to be innovative and inventive. In a changing and diverse world this can mean revisiting older technologies with typically lower environmental impact, or utilizing the latest advances in 'smart' technologies, from drones to GPS trackers.
Original manuscripts that address any aspects of animal management are invited for this special issue. Topics of special interest are those that utilize emerging technologies to address 21st century challenges, and innovative approaches to improving animal welfare and management.
Dr. Wendy Y Brown
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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.
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- animal breeding
- animal health and disease management
- animal husbandry
- animal management
- animal welfare
- companion animal regulations
- environmental impact
- GPS tracking
- pet keeping trends
- pest animal management
- population management
- precision agriculture
- remote sensing technologies
- wildlife conservation management
- zoo keeping