Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Development of Veterinary Biologics"

A special issue of Biologics (ISSN 2673-8449).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alexander Zakhartchouk
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Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4, Canada
Interests: antiviral vaccines; Nidoviruses; Adenoviruses; virus-host cell interactions; vaccine and gene expression vectors based on adenoviruses
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Prof. Dr. Francois Meurens
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Nantes Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine - Oniris UMR 1300 Biology, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis in Animal Health (BIOEPAR), France
Interests: Innate Immunity; Co-infections involving respiratory viruses; porcine immunology; Lung slices; Trained immunity; Phyto-extracts and their immuno-modulatory effects; Pig as a biomedical model; Respiratory tract immune response
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Dr. Anastasia N. Vlasova
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Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: innate immunity; microbiome; nutrition; viral epidemiology; vaccines; rotaviruses; coronaviruses
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Veterinary biologics are animal health products such as vaccines, antibody products, and in vitro diagnostic test kits that are used to prevent, treat, or diagnose animal diseases. This is a very important subject since about 2000 veterinary biologics are currently licensed in the USA and about 500 in Canada.

Recent advances in immunology, molecular biology and biotechnology have been applied to the design and development of new veterinary biologics, and many of them have been recently licensed. Here are some examples of these modern approaches:

  • Vaccines for poultry using Marek’s disease and Fowl pox vectors
  • Canarypox vector-based vaccines for companion animals
  • The use of live adenovirus vector for wildlife rabies bites
  • DNA vaccines for fish
  • Virus-like replicon particles
  • The use of monoclonal antibody to treat canine atopic dermatitis
  • Interleukin-2 immunotherapy for cats
  • The use of a bacterial-produced plasmid DNA with a liposome carrier to stimulate the innate immune system in poultry and cattle

This Special Issue of Biologics will cover new research and development in the area of veterinary biologics including but not limited to those listed above. The species of interest include livestock, companion animals, and fish.

Dr. Alexander Zakhartchouk
Prof. Dr. Francois Meurens
Dr. Anastasia N. Vlasova
Guest Editors

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 papers will be 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. Biologics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • veterinary biologics
  • vaccines and adjuvants
  • antibody products
  • immunomodulators and immunostimulants
  • diagnostic test kits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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