Special Issue "Small Animal Gastrointestinal Pathology"

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Irina Amorim
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Guest Editor
Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS); Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) and Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP), Universidade do Porto, 4050-345 Porto, Portugal
Interests: veterinary pathology; animal models of disease; zoonoses; gastric pathology; Helicobacter spp.
Dr. Marian Taulescu
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Pathology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Calea Manastur, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: animal models; animal oncology; cancer biology; comparative oncology; gastric cancer; translational medicine; viral oncogenesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gastrointestinal disorders are very common in companion animals and remain a frequent reason for veterinarian consultation.

Nevertheless, these conditions are commonly submitted to non-specific treatment, and their real causes are often not investigated nor disclosed. In addition to clinical investigation, the development of new laboratory tests for accurate diagnosis of gastric and small intestinal diseases in dogs and cats represents a continuous challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Furthermore, dogs and cats are considered suitable animal models for investigation of various gastrointestinal conditions in humans, including chronic inflammation, preneoplastic changes, and cancer.

This Special Issue will include original research articles and reviews under the main topic of gastrointestinal conditions in dogs and cats and comparative pathology, providing relevant histopathological and molecular diagnosis updates, disease classification, prognostic markers, and putative therapeutical targets of several inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Prof. Dr. Irina Amorim
Dr. Marian Taulescu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • canine
  • comparative pathology
  • diagnosis
  • etiology
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • feline
  • molecular markers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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