Special Issue "Immunohistochemical and Physiological Research on Farm Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: histochemistry; morphometry; animal welfare; food-intake; digestive apparatus; reproductive apparatus; mammary gland; ruminants; environmental sustainability
Interests: molecular biology; immunohistochemistry; food intake; regulation of food intake; gut-brain axis; aging
Interests: animal welfare; animal behavior; sexual hormones; ruminant’s fertility
This Special Issue is dedicated to the application of immunohistochemical and physiological studies carried out on farm animals (swine, sheep, goat, bovine, buffalo, rabbit, poultry, horse, and donkey).
Farm species play very important economic and sociocultural roles, such as food supply, source of income, asset saving, source of employment, soil fertility, livelihood, transport, agricultural traction, agricultural diversification, and sustainable agricultural production. For this reason, it is essential to study in deeper detail the anatomy and physiology of these species. In the last couple of decades, there has been an exponential increase in publications on immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunocytochemistry techniques, reflecting the currently position that IHC mostly holds in pathological laboratories. This Special Issue will attempt to provide the relevance of immunohistochemical analysis and of their relationships with functions also in farm animals. However, taking into account that multiple methods (Western blot, FISH, etc.) are necessary to perform more reliable conclusions, the use of these methods is also welcomed. Original manuscripts, review articles, as well as short communications are invited. Particularly welcome will be research with a potential applied purpose, studies whose results could be useful in improving farm management practices and the responsible use of natural resources, enhancing the nutraceutical properties of animal derived products, and promoting the circular economy and, in turn, the sustainability of livestock.
You are cordially invited to contribute on this theme or related research topics in order to improve the anatomical and physiological knowledge of farm animals.
Prof. Paola Scocco
Dr. Elena De Felice
Prof. Alessandro Malfatti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- farm animals (swine, sheep, goat, bovine, buffalo, rabbit, poultry, horse, donkey)
- immunohistochemistry and special staining
- immunohistochemical analysis
- physiological parameters
- animal behavioral features
- livestock farming