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Special Issue "Nutritional Disorders in Companion Animals"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017) | Viewed by 32214
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Interests: companion animal nutrition and health; canine dental health; feeding behavior and food preferences; urate urolithiasis in the dalmatian
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Special Issue Information
In this Special Issue, we are pleased to invite scholarly articles pertaining to nutritional disorders in companion animals. Most commonly, these disorders can be attributed to the dietary intake being insufficient or excessive in particular nutrients, or to the animal’s inability to absorb or utilize nutrients. Different life stages and physiological states create additional nutritional challenges, and consequently some of these nutritional disorders arise in otherwise healthy animals during growth, strenuous exercise, or gestation and lactation. In recent times, the ready availability of nutritionally complete and balanced commercial pet foods has greatly reduced the incidence of nutritional deficiencies, whereas conditions related to overconsumption, such as obesity, have become more prevalent. Topics contributed to this special issue may include any condition that is directly attributable to the diet; or any condition that is ameliorated by dietary intervention even where the diet is not the cause of the disease, such as is the case with certain inherited metabolic disorders.
We look forward to receiving your contributions,
Dr. Wendy Brown
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Veterinary Sciences 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 1900 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.
- Nutritionally responsive disorders
- Diet-related health disorders
- Nutrient imbalance
- Vitamin deficiencies and excesses
- Inherited metabolic disorders
- Urinary calculi
- Diet fixation
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism
- Nutritional anaemias
- Guinea pig