Special Issue "Companion animals welfare and behaviour"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
We are delighted to announce a Special Issue of Animals on “Companion Animals’ Welfare and Behaviour”, devoted to new research in this exciting field. Historically, animal welfare has been defined by medical health and even just measuring survival status (e.g., in shelters). Increasingly, it has become recognised how important behavioural attributes significantly impact an animal’s well-being. This Special Issue is focused on understanding companion animal behavioural impact on their welfare status. This is a fairly broad topic that encompasses animals living in domestic homes through to those in animal shelters across all manners of companion animals. The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to collate a body of work in the area of companion animal behaviour and its relationship with welfare to demonstrate both current status and future directions.
We would like to invite original manuscripts that address any aspects associated with the relationship between welfare and behaviour in companion animal species for this Special Issue. Topics of particular interest include defining welfare status in companion animals, links between behavioural disorders in pets and well-being, conversely, the effect of poor welfare status on behaviour, both long- and short-term interventions, such as enhancing environmental attributes, which enhance welfare (e.g., in shelters), and the long-term effect of admission to animal shelter on behaviour in the adopted home. Additional topics may include companion animal training techniques and their impact on an animal’s welfare.
Dr. Caroline Audrey Kerr
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.
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- companion animals