Special Issue "Animal Parasitic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: mycology; parasitology; natural products; essential oils; antifungal activity; antiparasitic activity
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Veterinary parasitology encompasses protozoology, mycology, helminthology, as well as entomology. The aetiological agents involved show very different pathogenetic features, depending on both the host physiopathologic status and the characteristics of the parasite. Veterinary practitioners, researchers and official veterinarians are frequently called upon to act as experts and deal with related parasitic diseases in different situations.
Parasites of veterinary interest are able to exert an economic impact, but they can affect animal welfare and human health, also. Economic losses occur not only when animals die, but also when they become unable to perform their regular work, or when they produce poor meat, milk, wool, hides, or eggs. Moreover, parasitic diseases and/or infections can negatively influence pets’ welfare and make affected subjects biological reservoirs for other animal species, domestic and/or wild. Eventually, zoonotic parasites can concern public health, following a direct contact with reservoir animals or the ingestion of animal products. In this view, parasites affecting the so-called minor animal species raised for human consumption (fish and other fishing products) and for human food (bees) also represent a relevant field of study.
For all the above-mentioned reasons, all information about the parasites of veterinary interest is cutting edge topics.
This Special Issue is devoted to collect original papers and/or review papers dealing with aetiology, epidemiology, management, diagnosis and control of animal parasitic diseases.
Prof. Dr. Francesca Mancianti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Animal parasitic diseases
- Parasitic zoonoses