Special Issue "High-Yielding Dairy Cows"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2021).
Interests: medicine of production; large animal reproduction; animal production; animal nutrition
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
In recent decades, genetics, nutrition, and management improvements have led to high-yielding dairy cows. Currently, the total milk yield, fat and protein contents reach unpreceded levels during their lifetime production, and more increases are expected in the next few years. These improvements pose threats and challenges to animal health and welfare due to metabolic stress.
Metabolic stress is characterized by excessive lipomobilization, inflammatory and immune dysregulations and oxidative stress on body organic systems. It mainly occurs during the periparturient period. Cows are more susceptible to metabolic and infectious diseases such as ketosis, digestive alterations, metritis, mastitis, lameness and different degrees of infertility.
The ultimate goal of this Special Issue is to aggregate new information driving to more efficient dairy cow production in confinement and pasture systems. Research studies directly or indirectly assessing all aforementioned aspects in high-producing dairy cows are welcome. Additionally, we invite research papers which promote the use of new technologies and the automatization of processes (including Agriculture 5.0) in dairy farms, as well as the production impact on the environment and public health.
Prof. João Simões
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.
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 monthly 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.
- high-producing dairy cows
- metabolic stress
- dairy cow production
- postpartum diseases
- negative energy balance
- preventive medicine