Special Issue "Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment in Companion and Food Animals"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: animal science; nutrition; antimicrobials; antibiotic alternatives; veterinary; biotechnology
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Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antimicrobial Resistance and Treatment in Companion, Food and Exotic Animals
Interests: communications; clinical microbiology; infectious diseases; toxicology; animal welfare
The global antimicrobial resistance crisis has been the driver of several international strategies on antimicrobial stewardship. Despite their good intentions, such broad strategies are only slowly being implemented in real life. Antimicrobial resistance bacteria flow among humans and animals and actions for fighting the problem must consider both sectors. Antimicrobial usage is one of the potential drivers for antimicrobial resistance. The usage of antibiotics concerning companion and food animals and antimicrobials is undoubtedly beneﬁcial for the prevention of diseases and the improvement of livestock performance.
Unfortunately, in veterinary medicine, which is challenged by a shortage of experts in key disciplines related to antimicrobial stewardship, there are few antimicrobial treatment guidelines and diagnostic tests are inferior compared to human microbiology, without providing enough valuable information, which makes it difficult to identify by whom, when, and how the antimicrobial products are used. The main aspects of antimicrobial resistance monitoring remain unsolved in both companion and food animals, the use of appropriate methods for collection of information at the animal and farm levels, and the choice of metrics of measurement of antimicrobial resistance and animal populations at risk.
This Special Issue invites researchers interested in antimicrobial resistance monitoring in animals, to optimize veterinary antimicrobial use with special emphasis to help in the development of antimicrobial treatment guidelines and refinement of microbiological diagnostic procedures, in both companion and food animals, and to use the gathered information to improve antimicrobial stewardship.
This Special Issue is supported by COST Action CA18217 – European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment.
We would like to encourage the submission of manuscripts that give insight into the aforementioned topics and to create awareness in the population concerning their health.
Prof. Dr. Nikola Puvaca
Dr. Chantal Britt
Dr. Jonathan Gómez-Raja
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Antibiotics 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.
- companion animals
- food animals
- antimicrobial therapy
- antimicrobial resistance
- antimicrobial stewardship
- animal nutrition
- antibiotics natural alternatives
- food quality and safety