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Special Issue "Applications of Physiological Tools to Assess the Welfare of Crustaceans, Mollusks and Fish"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Animals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 6956
Special Issue Editors
Interests: welfare biomarkers; stress physiology; fish metabolism; glucocorticoids; energy management; aquaculture improvement
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: cephalopods; crustaceans; elasmobranchs; physiology; stress; teleosts; welfare
Interests: physiology; crustaceans; fish; energy metabolism; digestion; digestive enzymes; immunology; diet development; aquaculture improvement
Special Issue Information
Society is increasingly aware of animal welfare, especially that of animals used as a source of protein for human consumption. In aquatic environments, welfare is not always easy to assess for some of the main species that interact with humans. Classical tools related to emotional state and animal behavior have been well developed for fish, but this methodology has yet to be developed with certainty for other relevant groups, such as mollusks and crustaceans. We recently addressed this issue in a general review of the potential of physiological tools to assess the welfare of major aquatic taxonomic groups associated with human activity (10.3390/biology10010061). Through this Special Issue, we want to explore this aspect more deeply through original research articles or specific reviews focused on the application of physiological and cellular responses to stress to assess welfare in mollusks, crustaceans, and fishes. Special attention will be given to those papers and reviews focused on the application of physiological tools to improve animal welfare in aquaculture, fisheries, research, and exhibition.
Dr. Ismael Jerez-Cepa
Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Jarabo
Dr. Leandro Rodríguez-Viera
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 1800 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.
- stress physiology