Special Issues

Veterinary Sciences runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Frontiers in Comparative Oncology and Veterinary Cancer Surveillance
edited by , Renee Laufer Amorim, , , and Fernando O. Mardones
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4177
Keywords: animal models; cancer genomics; spontaneous tumors; spatial epidemiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Animals
edited by Marie Archambault, and Patrick Butaye
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8573
Keywords: antimicrobial use; antimicrobial resistance; food-producing animals; One Health; pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics optimization; microbial disease diagnosis; alternatives to antimicrobials; food chain; education and awareness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Neuropeptides: Role and Function in Species of Veterinary Interest
edited by and Carla Lucini
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4735
Keywords: neuropeptides; neurotransmitters; trophic factors; vertebrates
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Resistant Staphylococci in Animals
edited by Bryan Markey and Finola Leonard
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8867
Keywords: Staphylococci; antimicrobial resistance; methicillin-resistance; MRSA; MRSP; mec gene
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals: Economic Impact and Public Health Significance
edited by Chengming Wang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 8472
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance; animals; public health; antimicrobial-resistant bacteria; one health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Food Safety and Zoonosis)
Immune Biomarkers in Veterinary Research: Challenges and Promises
edited by , and Massimo Amadori
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2238
Keywords: immune biomarkers; immunology; animal health and welfare; immune response
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Honeybee Products for Animal Welfare submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2063
Keywords: Apis; honeybee products; welfare; honeybee diseases; bee product chemistry; biological properties; unifloral honey; honey; bee pollen; beebread; propolis; functional and physicochemical properties; digestibility and bioavailabilty; bioactive compounds; characterization and nutrition value; antifungal activity; antimicrobial activity; potential medicament; apitherapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Advances in Right Heart Diseases in Veterinary Science submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1616
Keywords: echocardiography; electrocardiography; right ventricular function; right atrial enlargement; right-sided congestive heart failure; arrhythmias; pulmonary hypertension; tricuspid regurgitation; pulmonic stenosis; congenital heart disease
Research of Cardiovascular Diseases on Animal Models
edited by Amparo Ruíz-Saurí
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1688
Keywords: myocardial infarction; arrythmias; heart failure; congenital heart disease
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Diagnostic PCR on Animal Diseases: From Extraction to Amplification
edited by Jessie Trujillo and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4783
Keywords: animal disease and pathogens; molecular diagnosis and real-time PCR; point of care (POC) diagnosis; nucleic acids extractions; PCR Inhibition and remedy; thermostable DNA polymerases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Advances in Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats
edited by Francesco Staffieri
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 377
Keywords: osteoarthritis; dog; cat; staging; treatment; diagnosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Anatomy, Histology and Pathology)
Large Animal Models to Translate Rodent Findings into Clinical Veterinary Practice
edited by and Francesco Xavier Donadeu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 91
Keywords: translational medicine; pre-clinical models; pets as model and target animals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Leptospiral Infections in Animals submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2461
Keywords: animal patients; animal reservoirs; epidemiology; pathogenesis; pathology; disease; diagnosis; therapy and prophylaxis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Diagnostic Imaging of Head and Neck in Ruminants
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1305
Keywords: head; neck; ruminants; radiography; ultrasonography; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging; endoscopy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Diagnosis of Bacterial Infectious Diseases in a One Health Approach
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2348
Keywords: Bacterial diseases; Diagnosis; One Health; Antimicrobial resistance
Myelo- and Lymphoproliferative Disorders of Companion Animals
edited by
submission deadline 23 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1402
Keywords: lymphoma; leukemia; hematology; pathogenesis; prognosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Animal and Disease Models in Biomedical Research
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5534
Keywords: animal models; animal welfare and the 3Rs; alternative models; animal disease models; laboratory animals; model validation; reproducibility
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Advances in CT and MRI Imaging of Canine Endocrinology
edited by Giovanna Bertolini
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2217
Keywords: pituitary mass; adrenal tumor; thyroid tumor; pancreatic nodule; pancreatic insulinoma; neuroendocrine tumor; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Internal Medicine)
Spotlight on Feline Oncology submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 645
Keywords: cat; feline; felid; tumour; cancer; oncology; genetics; pathology; diagnosis; biomarker; prognosis; treatment; incidence; presentation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Advances in Feline Internal Medicine
edited by Paolo Emidio Crisi, and Francesca De Santis
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8590
Keywords: feline internal medicine; cat-friendly care; feline oncology; feline gerontology and geriatrics; feline comorbidities
Advances in Vector-Borne Zoonotic Diseases
edited by Pamela Martinez-Orellana and Marisa Masucci
submission deadline 23 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1781
Keywords: canine; immunology; diagnosis; surveillance; dermatology; feline; prevention; treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Food Safety and Zoonosis)
Current Insights in Animal Parvovirus
edited by and Francesca Grippi
submission deadline 23 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 149
Keywords: parvovirus; antivirals; diagnosis and control; epidemiology; genome analysis; gene therapy; immune response; molecular characterization; pathogenesis; phylogeny; structural biology; vaccine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Canine Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapeutics in 2022
edited by Ellen E. Sparger, Steven Dow and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 420
Keywords: canine cancer; cancer immunotherapeutics; animal models; checkpoint inhibitors; engineered T cells; cancer vaccines; cancer-related immune profiles; immune modulation in cancer; immunotherapy toxicities; One Health; One Medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Working and Hunting Dogs Medicine
edited by Diego Piantedosi, Vincenzo Veneziano and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1297
Keywords: working dogs; hunting dogs; sporting dogs; dog-assisted therapy
Diseases of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract in Small Animals
edited by Mary B. Nabity, JD Foster and Rachel Cianciolo
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8112
Keywords: nephropathology; glomerular disease; renal biomarkers; urinary tract
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Internal Medicine)
Current Knowledge on Equine Endocrine and Metabolic Disease
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 178
Keywords: pituitary; adrenal; hypothalamus; thyroid; insulin dysregulation; metabolic syndrome; cortisol; adrenocor-ticotrophin; calcium; phosphorus; endocrine; laminitis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases in Veterinary Medicine)
Spirochaetes Infections in Domestic Animals and Wildlife submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 249
Keywords: spirochaetes; Leptospira; Borrelia; Brachyspira; Treponema; domestic animal; wildlife; ecosystem; zoonosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Research Advances in Campylobacter in Veterinary Medicine
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 151
Keywords: Campylobacter; antimicrobial resistance; epidemiology; pathogenesis; genomics and evolution; functional genomics; control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Diagnostic Research submission deadline 10 Sep 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3161
Acute-Phase Proteins in Animals submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 73
Keywords: acute inflammation; acute-phase protein; CRP; SAA; AAG; dogs; felines; cattle; equines; marine mammals
Equine Abdominal Surgery
edited by Lucio Petrizzi, Valeria Albanese and Amelia Munsterman
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 49
Keywords: gastrointestinal surgery; laparoscopy; colic surgery; abdominal surgery
Advances in Understanding Spontaneously Occurring Melanoma in Animals
edited by and Kelly Lisa Bowlt Blacklock
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 11615
Keywords: animal; spontaneous; melanoma; genetics; immune composition; treatment; prognostic markers; biomarkers; outcome/survival; resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Veterinary Research in Immune-Mediated Dermatitis
edited by Luisa Cornegliani
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 210
Keywords: dog; cat; skin; autoimmune and immune-mediated disease
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Internal Medicine)
New Findings on Long-Known Pathogens in Pigs
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 571
Keywords: pig health; welfare; production disease; pathogen
Canine Nervous System Tumors—Honorary Special Issue Commemorating the Work of Veterinary Neuropathologist Prof. Robert J. Higgins submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3671
Keywords: dog; nervous system tumor; comparative oncology; omics; molecular biology; pathology; imaging; clinic; therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Challenges and Advances in Bee Health and Diseases submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 12840
Keywords: bee pathogens; Apis mellifiera; bee health; wild bees; Apoidei; honeybee– wild bee spillover; spillover; host– pathogen interaction; invasive pest; bee bacteria; bee virus; microsporidia; Melissococcus plutonius; Paenibacillus larvae; Nosema apis; Nosema ceranae; Ascosphaera apis; Aspegillus spp.; Lotmaria passim; Crithidia bombi; Crithidia mellificae; acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV); chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV); Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV); black queen cell virus (BQCV); deformed wing virus (DWV); sac brood virus (SBV); Kashmir bee virus (KBV)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Recent Advances of Respiratory Diseases in Pigs
edited by Tongqing An and Fandan Meng
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 129
Keywords: virus; bacteria; mycoplasma; respiratory diseases; host–pathogen interactions; porcine respiratory culture system; co-infection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Advancement in Wound Management: Regenerative Medicine, Cell Therapies, Skin Reconstruction in Small and Large Animal Practice
edited by and Giovanni Della Valle
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 4
Keywords: canine cutaneous wounds; regenerative medicine; ruminant cutaneous wound; skin lesion; bioscaffold; platelet derivates; stem cells; wound management; wound healing; granulation; debridement technique; epithelialization; interdigital lesions; soft tissue repair
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Surgery)
Recent Advances in Poultry and Avian Diseases
edited by , Ioanna Georgopoulou and Clara Marín Orenga
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 88
Keywords: avian; poultry; health; welfare; performance
Recent Advances in Horse Nutrition—An Evidence-Based Approach
edited by , , Anna Jansson and Charlotte L. Ridgway
submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 220
Keywords: preventative nutrition; One Health; equine; nutrition; horse feed; client communications; preventative medicine; grazing; and environmental sustainability; education and impact
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Education, Veterinary Communication and Animal Behavior)
Bacterial Infectious Diseases of Companion Animals submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3610
Keywords: bacteria; antibiotic-resistance; zoonosis; cats; dogs; exotic pets
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Research on Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenic Mechanism of Animal Viral Diseases
edited by Pei Zhou and
submission deadline 20 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4627
Keywords: animal viruses; genetic evolution; pathogenicity; infection; immunology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Comparative Pathology of Cancers in Animals
edited by
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1145
Keywords: comparative oncology; targeted therapies; tyrosine kinase receptors; animal model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Biomedical Sciences)
Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 712
Keywords: ExPEC; epidemiology; virulence factors; pathogenic mechanism; host– pathogen interaction; vaccines; bacteriophage; antibiotic resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Advances in Small Animal Cardiovascular Disease
edited by , and Maria João Miranda Pires
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 198
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Internal Medicine)
Digestive Diseases of Dogs and Cats
edited by Katerina K. Adamama-Moraitou, Albert E. Jergens and Alexandros O. Konstantinidis
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 164
Keywords: gastrointestinal diseases; hepatobiliary diseases; pancreatic diseases; inflammatory enteropathies biomarkers; microbiome; probiotics; fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)
Physiology, Nutrition, and Host-Microbiome Interaction in Ruminants submission deadline 1 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 195
Keywords: ruminal acidosis; dysbiosis; milk fever; laminitis; nutrient uptake and metabolism; ruminal homeostasis; host– pathogen interaction; functional feed additives
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases in Veterinary Medicine)
The Advanced Research in Porcine Viruses
edited by Albert Van Geelen, and
submission deadline 1 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 92
Keywords: porcine viruses; epidemiology; detection; infection models; pathogenesis; diagnosis; surveillance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Transmission and Control Strategies of Salmonella in Animal Production
edited by and
submission deadline 4 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 464
Keywords: Salmonella; epidemiology; productive animals; transmission; risk factors; primary production; control options
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology)
Echinococcosis
edited by
submission deadline 15 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1104
Keywords: Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato; cystic echinococcosis; zoonosis; endemic areas
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