Special Issue "Equine Viruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019) | Viewed by 29751
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2. BIOTARGEN EA 7450, Normandie Université, 14280 Saint Contest, France
Interests: equine infectious diseases; immunology; vaccination; equine influenza
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has recently estimated that the world equid population exceeds 110 million (FAOSTAT 2017). Working equids (horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules) remain essential to ensure the livelihood of poor communities around the world. In many developed countries, the equine industry has a significant economical weight, with around 7 million horses in Europe alone. The close relationship between humans and equids and the fact that the athlete horse is the terrestrial mammal that travels the most worldwide after humans are important elements to consider in the transmission of pathogens and diseases, amongst equids and to other species. The potential effect of climate change on vector ecology and vector-borne diseases is also of concern for both human and animal health.
With this Special Issue, we intend to explore our understanding of equine viruses, their pathogenicity, their importance in terms of welfare, their economic importance, and how their identification can be helped by new technologies. Beyond their potential risk to other species, including humans, equine viruses may also represent an interesting model for reproducing virus infection in the host species.
Dr. Romain Paillot
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