Special Issue "Behavior and Physical Health Integration in Companion Animals"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Belén Rosado
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Patología Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: dogs; cats; behaviour; animal welfare; stress; comparative medicine: diseases in humans and animals; cognitive dysfunction; epilepsy; microbiota
Dr. Sylvia García-Belenguer
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Patología Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: dogs; cats; behaviour; animal welfare; stress; comparative medicine: diseases in humans and animals; cognitive dysfunction; epilepsy; microbiota
Dr. Ángela González-Martínez
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Guest Editor
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Rof Codina, Behaviour Medicine Service, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Facultad de Veterinaria de Lugo, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Interests: dogs; cats; behaviour; animal welfare; stress; comparative medicine: diseases in humans and animals; cognitive dysfunction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Special Edition of the journal Animals, which endeavours to delve into the knowledge of the relationship between behavioural and physical factors in companion animals. Behavioural problems have been traditionally considered almost as diagnosis of exclusion. However, behavioural and physical health are not separate but interdependent entities. Behavioural medicine increasingly considers a much more diffuse boundary between medical and ethological aetiologies. In fact, a high incidence of comorbidities with medical conditions has been detected in animals showing behavioural problems. Moreover, stress, and even temperament, may predispose to some illnesses. Integration of these and other factors during veterinary consultation may allow a better understanding of behavioural problems and medical conditions, thereby improving the effectiveness of treatments. In this Special Issue, we would like to extend an invitation to publish the latest research on the topic of integration of physical–behavioural health in dogs and cats, and we hope it will make a major contribution to knowledge and practice. Thanks to the sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim and Ceva, we are able to waive the normal article processing fee for two manuscripts accepted for publication; further papers will be included in the Special Issue in accordance with the normal terms and conditions of Animals.

Dr. Belén Rosado
Dr. Sylvia García-Belenguer
Dr. Ángela González-Martínez
Guest Editors

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.

Keywords

  • behaviour
  • physical health
  • dog
  • cats
  • comorbidities

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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