Special Issues

Animals 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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Understanding of Equine Physiology submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 555
Keywords: equine behavior and welfare; equine assisted interventions; equine athletic performance; equine neuroendocrinology; equine physiology; exercise physiology; reproductive performance; stress; transport; weaning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Equids)
Advanced Grazing Management: Applied Nutritional and Foraging Ecology
edited by Pablo Gregorini and Matthew Beck
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 221
Keywords: foraging; ruminants; ecology; pastoral livestock
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cattle)
Veterinary Sciences and Sea Turtles
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 14428
Keywords: Sea turtles; pathology; anatomy; parasitology; physiology; surgery; clinical pathology; internal medicine; infectious diseases; toxicology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aquatic Animals)
New Tools for Monitoring Genetic Diversity in Animals submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 635
Keywords: genomic revolution; high-throughput technologies; reduced representation methods; phylogenomics; whole-genome sequencing; next-generation sequencing; genomic library; genetic diversity; biodiversity monitoring; introgression
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Pathology in Zoo Animals and Conservation submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6271
Keywords: zoo animal medicine; pathology; emerging diseases; husbandry; nutrition; management; conservation; one health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Zoo Animals)
Genomics Applied to Conservation of Farm Animal Genetic Diversity
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 10109
Keywords: SNP genotyping; whole-genome sequencing; decisions for conservation; in vivo and in vitro conservation; genetic distances among breeds; relationships among animals; rare alleles and haplotypes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Advances in Zebrafish Husbandry submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 492
Keywords: zebrafish; husbandry optimization; husbandry harmonization; breeding; embryonic culture; larval rearing; feeding and nutrition; health and welfare; environmental requirements
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aquatic Animals)
Deslorelin Implant: An Ethical and Medical Option in Small Animal Medicine
edited by and Monica Melandri
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 472
Keywords: benign prostatic hyperplasia; castration; cat; deslorelin; dog; exotics; ferret; FSH; GnRH-agonists; LH; puberty; tomcat
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Rodents and Rodent-Borne Diseases: Epidemiology, Ecology, and Public Health submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 583
Keywords: rodents; pathogens; zoonotic viruses; zoonotic diseases; parasite ecology; epidemiology; public health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Uterine Meaning in Diseases of Animals
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2177
Keywords: uteum; uterus; adenomyosis; cytokines; arachidonic acid metabolites; pregnancy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Advances in Small Animal Gastroenterology
edited by , Edward J. Hall and David A. Williams
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 9993
Keywords: veterinary; gastroenterology; small animals; dogs; cats; stomach; intestine; pancreas
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Animal Health: A Biochemical Approach
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 13109
Keywords: Biochemistry of nutrient absorption; Nutrition; Stimulation of the body's immunity; Gut structure and function; Microbiology of the intestinal tract; Antioxidation processes; Protein feeds; Feed additives; Bone metabolism and development.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Physiology)
Veterinary and Comparative Reproductive Pathology
edited by Gabriele Marino and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5261
Keywords: reproduction; pathology; dysfunction; tumour; diagnostics; histology; immunohistochemistry; genetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Swine Behavior and Welfare Monitoring: Ideas for the Way Forward
edited by Yuzhi Li and Clover Bench
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 546
Keywords: Monitoring pig behavior; Tracking individual pigs; Automation of behavioral monitoring; Livestock precision farming; Predicting behavior; Swine welfare assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pigs)
Focus on Medicine, Surgery, Infectious and Parasitological Diseases, and Rehabilitation Aspects to Improve Wild Animal Health submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5471
Keywords: wildlife animal; medicine; surgery; infectious disease; parasitological disease; management; rehabilitation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Biological and Ecological Impacts of Artificial Light at Night: A New Threat for Conservation
edited by Kylie Robert
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1430
Keywords: anthropogenic disturbance; ALAN; artificial light at night; light pollution; urban ecology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecology and Conservation)
NIR Tomoscopy in Animals
edited by Giorgio Masoero
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 456
Keywords: NIR tomoscopy; animals; SCiOTM; skin fingerprinting; feeding; welfare status; blood parameters
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Physiology)
Avian Blood Parasites
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4078
Keywords: avian parasites; avian haemosporidian parasites; helminths; vector-borne diseases; Trypanosoma; trichomonas; parasite genetics; biogeography of parasites; veterinary pathology; parasite biology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Birds)
Animal Welfare and Pain Assessment in Farmed Species submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 378
Keywords: animal welfare; farmed species; pain assessment; animal-based indicators
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Welfare)
Human-Animal-Environment Relationship in the Past submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 9702
Keywords: animal skeletal remains; archaeozoology; paleopathology; osteology; animal healthcare in the past; animal husbandry in the past
Porcine Herd Health Management submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4703
Keywords: porcine herd health management; porcine medicine; swine diseases; reproduction; animal welfare; nutrition; epidemiology and biosecurity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pigs)
Recent Advances in Fermented Milk and Meat Products—Quality, Nutritional Value and Safety
edited by and Monika Modzelewska-Kapituła
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3857
Keywords: Animal nutrition and animal-derived food microbiological quality; Milk microbiological quality and safety; Meat microbiological quality and safety; Fermented animal-derived products; Spontaneous fermentation/maturation; Food processing; Functional milk products; Functional meat products; Bioaccessibility/bioavailability; Novel foods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Nutrition)
Reproductive Management of Sheep and Goats submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 15 articles | Viewed by 23006
Keywords: artificial insemination; embryo production; estrus synchronization; fertility; nutritional-strategies; photoperiodic-management; postpartum anestrous; pregnancy diagnosis; puberty; seasonality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Reproduction)
Integrative Omics Technologies and Machine Learning Approaches in Animal Production
edited by Sunday Peters
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2244
Keywords: Genomics; Transcriptomics; Metatranscriptomics; Nutrigenomics; Proteomics; Metabolomics; Metagenomics; Artificial Neural Network; Machine Learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Frontiers in Dairy Cattle Reproduction submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3486
Keywords: abortion; conception failure; embryo loss; reproductive performance; stillborn
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Reproduction)
Animal Welfare Assessment: Novel Approaches and Technologies submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 33961
Keywords: welfare assessment; non-invasive measures; behavior; physiology; wearable technologies; affective state
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Welfare)
Dairy Cattle Herds Management: Methods and Perspectives
edited by Wojciech Barański
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1972
Keywords: Management; Herd health; Reproductive performance; Antibiotics; Calves rearing; Welfare; Environment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cattle)
Papillomavirus Associated Diseases in Different Species
edited by , , Federico Armando and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3804
Keywords: papillomavirus; virology; domestic species; models; tumor immune microenvironment; neoplasia; oncogenic pathway; pathology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Equids)
Gut Health in Poultry submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 21446
Keywords: Barrier; Dysbiosis; Enteritis; Feed; Feed additive; Gut health; Homeostasis; Immunity; Intestine; Mode of action
(This special issue belongs to the Section Poultry)
Waste Valorization via Hermetia illucens: Potential Applications of Insect Biomass submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5013
Keywords: Hermetia illucens; bioconversion; waste valorization; feed; aquaculture; BSF meals
Conserving Reptiles and Amphibians
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2809
Keywords: reptiles; amphibians; conservation; climate change; poaching; invasive species; taxonomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Herpetology)
Coagulopathies in Dogs and Cats: Diagnosis, Pathomechanisms and Treatment
edited by Nadja E. Sigrist
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 411
Keywords: coagulation; coagulopathy; ROTEM; TEG; rotational thromboelastometry; thromboelastography; platelet; coagulation factor; coagulation time; fibrinogen; PT; aPTT; fibrinogen; CT; MCF; MA; hemophilia; DIC; hemostasis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Physiology)
Replacing Animal Testing in Research—A Scientific and Regulatory Perspective of Current Efforts Towards the 1R
edited by Dania Movia and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4853
Keywords: animal replacement; biomedical research; education and training; new approach methodologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Welfare)
Veterinary Endocrinology and Reproduction in the Mare
edited by , , and Cristina Cravana
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 9387
Keywords: reproductive physiology; endocrinology; mare; pregnancy; autocrine and paracrine factors; hormonal fetomaternal interaction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Equids)
Bee Disease Ecology and Conservation
edited by Niels Piot and Ivan Meeus
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1027
Keywords: multi-parasite systems; multi-host parasites; parasite tolerance; parasite resistance; parasite interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecology and Conservation)
Closing the Conservation Genetics Gap to Advance Wildlife Protection at Different Biodiversity Levels: From Genes to Ecosystems submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1273
Keywords: population genetics; conservation genetics; community genetics; ecosystem genetics; functional genetics; conservation genetics gap; citizen science; knowledge transfer; science communication; natural resource management.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wildlife)
Advances in Chimpanzee Welfare
edited by Mollie A. Bloomsmith
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1412
Keywords: animal behavior; animal care; behavioral management; great apes; Pan troglodytes; psychological well-being; refinements
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Welfare)
Hormones and the Welfare of Animals submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4186
Keywords: hormones; animal neurophysiology; animal welfare; assessment of animal welfare
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Welfare)
Processing and Quality Control of Livestock and Poultry Products
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1985
Keywords: livestock; poultry; products; process; storage; quality; mechanism; technology; value-added utilization
Oxidative Stress in Animal/Poultry Production: Molecular Mechanisms and Protection
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 11319
Keywords: antioxidants; poultry nutrition; oxidative stress; vitagenes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Poultry)
Fish Osmoregulation: Past, Present and Future
edited by William Tse
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 187
Keywords: cell physiology; endocrinology; omics; bioinformatics; aquatic organism; osmoregulatory organs; host-bacteria interaction; ion transporters and channels
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aquatic Animals)
Advances in Dairy Industry By-Products submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 475
Keywords: milk; colostrum; whey proteins; minerals; vitamins; growth factors; immunoglobulins; lactoferrin; foodstuff; infant formula; milk sugars; milk oligosaccharides
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal System and Management)
Advances in Parasite Epidemiology and Population Genetics
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 6517
Keywords: animal parasites; helminths; protozoan; vector insects; epidemiology; population genetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Cytogenetics of Domestic Animals: Clinical, Molecular and Evolutionary Aspects
edited by Leopoldo Iannuzzi and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 9047
Keywords: animal cytogenetics; chromosome abnormality; animal fertility; genetic improvement; molecular cytogenetics; chromosome evolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
Advances in Equine Metabolomics submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2789
Keywords: metabolites; horse; exercise; peripartum; neonatal period; stress; aging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Equids)
Empirical Animal and Veterinary Medical Ethics
edited by Svenja Springer, Peter Sandøe, , Sonja Hartnack, Barry Kipperman and Sabine Salloch
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1150
Keywords: animal ethics; veterinary ethics; methods applies ethics; qualitative and quantitative research designs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Ethics)
Minimizing Pregnancy Loss and Calving Difficulty in Cattle
edited by Takeshi Osawa
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1165
Keywords: Abortion; Cattle; Calving management; Dystocia; Early embryonic death; Infection; Pregnancy; Premature birth; Prolonged gestation; Stillbirth
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cattle)
Recent Advances in Fish and Shellfish Immunology submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 902
Keywords: fish and shellfish immunology; innate immunology; adaptive immunology; mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues; host-pathogen interactions; vaccines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Aquatic Animals)
Housing Systems in Dairy Production
edited by Claudia Arcidiacono, and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5341
Keywords: Housing solutions; Dairy production systems; Technologies in housing systems for dairy production; Climate zones; Automated solutions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal System and Management)
Veterinary Pathology: Focus on Animal Health submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1246
Keywords: comparative oncology; zoonoses; nutraceuticals; intestinal health; immunity; histopathology; animal health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Clinical Studies)
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