Special Issue "Veterinary Clinical Studies on Dairy Cattle and Dogs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: animal welfare; oxidative stress; internal medicine; behavioral pathology; adverse reactions to food; circus animals; effects of the human-animal relationship
We are proposing a Special Issue based on Veterinary Clinical Studies on Dairy Cattle and Dogs. The transition period in dairy cattle includes significant physiological changes, which increase the risk of metabolic imbalances. The multitude of ailments that dairy cows face during this period is a constant source of concern for milk producers, nutritionists, and veterinarians. The total incidence of disease during the many weeks after delivery constitutes a substantial part of all morbidity in dairy cows, with particularly high rates of dairy fever, the downer cow syndrome, hypomagnesaemia, ketosis, fatty liver, metritis, poor fertility, breast edema, mastitis, and displacement of abomas, among other problems. These disorders are often interdependent, and this, along with dramatic changes in endocrine function and the metabolism associated with childbirth and the initiation of breastfeeding, cause a difficult period that has been at the center of a great deal of research in recent decades. Veterinarians who deal with dog clinics are increasingly faced with pathologies related to strong selective pressure in dog breeding, with subjects increasingly predisposed to presenting metabolic pathologies, allergies, tumors, adverse reactions to food, and behavioral pathologies. How connected are these elements? How much do oxidative stress, selection, diet, and lifestyle influence the increase of these pathological conditions? What is the relationship between these factors, the intestinal microbiota, and behavior? There are many questions to which we would like to find answers in this Special Issue.
Dr. Raffaella Cocco
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- Ketosis in dairy cattle
- Selection and pathology
- Gut microbiota in dogs
- Oxidative stress
- Adverse food reactions in dogs