Special Issue "Parasitic Diseases of Cattle"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Manfredi
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: ruminants; parasitic diseases; Apicomplexa; gastrointestinal nematodes; zoonoses; epidemiology
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Dr. Alessia L. Gazzonis
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Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: ruminants; parasitic diseases; Apicomplexa; zoonoses; epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Michele Mortarino
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Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie e Sanità Pubblica, Università degli Studi di Milano Via Celoria 10, Milano 20133, Italy
Interests: Immunology and Microbiology
Dr. Luca Villa
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Guest Editor
Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: ruminants; parasitic diseases; Apicomplexa; neosporosis; epidemiology
Dr. Sergio Zanzani
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Guest Editor
Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: parasites; protozoa; Apicomplexa; Toxoplasma gondi; Neospora caninum; goat; sheep; spatial analysis; endo/ectoparasitosis; parasitic diseases; vectors; domestic carnivores; ruminants; laboratory animals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Parasitic diseases are still a constant presence in cattle herds, both in conventional and organic systems, and knowledge of these diseases is an essential condition for implementing adequate control strategies and increasing the profitability of farms. Their epidemiology has changed over the years according to factors of both human and environmental origin, and the progress in diagnostic methods has made it possible to deepen the etiology with the identification of parasitic strains. Furthermore, in recent years, emerging parasitic diseases such as besnoitiosis have been spreading on cattle farms in Europe, leading to a reconsideration of the zoonotic risk of cattle meat consumption. The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish original research papers or reviews to update the knowledge on the current status of parasitic diseases in cattle.

Areas of interest: Parasitic diseases of dairy and beef cattle; the impact of parasites on production (meat and milk) and reproduction; zoonotic risks from cattle products; epidemiology and control of parasites in organic and conventional farming systems; molecular epidemiology of parasites in cattle; immune response to parasites.

We invite you to share your recent findings through this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Manfredi
Dr. Alessia L. Gazzonis
Prof. Dr. Michele Mortarino
Dr. Luca Villa
Dr. Sergio Zanzani
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • cattle
  • parasites
  • helminths
  • protozoa
  • ectoparasites
  • organic farming
  • conventional farming
  • control
  • epidemiology
  • immunology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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