Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture
Washington D.C., United States
Specialty Chief Editor
Veterinary Infectious Diseases
The aim of Veterinary Infectious Diseases is to publish research, commentary, and reviews that advance our ability to combat infectious diseases—including endemic, exotic and zoonotic diseases—that adversely affect the health and welfare of animals. The section encompasses the immunology, microbiology (including fungal and rickettsial), virology, vaccinology, and epidemiology of animal infectious diseases, especially zoonotic infections. The role of environmental factors in disease emergence and diseases that undermine the sustainability of poultry, livestock, and aquaculture industries are emphasized. Research on the development of strategies that will lead to the prevention and control of animal diseases are especially welcome.
Original research papers of high quality and novelty on aspects of host response, molecular biology, pathogenesis, control and prevention, and treatment of microbial diseases of domestic animals, wildlife, and companion animals are considered for publication. This includes food-borne and other infections of zoonotic origin with implications for public health that are carried by farmed animals, but do not necessarily have a significant impact on animal health. Studies of vertebrate or invertebrate wildlife reservoirs or vectors of infection are considered if they focus on the role of wild animals in the transmission or maintenance of disease to domestic animals. Papers focusing solely on diagnostic techniques, case reports, or clinical trials, or reporting results from surveys or observational epidemiological studies, will not be published in this section.
Research into infectious diseases can be pursued through the study of the pathogen, its host, or the host's environment, or by addressing combinations of these aspects of the disease system. Research at the host-pathogen interface or its relationship with the host animal's environment that exploits the very latest technologies in genomics, proteomics, cell imaging, and immunology is highly encouraged, as are advances in laboratory, field-based or in silico approaches that improve understanding at the cellular, individual animal, or population levels.
Please note – Veterinary Infectious Diseases reserves the right to reject Brief Research Reports describing experiments conducted a single time. A minimum of two repetitions is required together with the inclusion of all results generated from individual experiments i.e. not averaged values.
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Veterinary Infectious Diseases welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review, Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Veterinary Infectious Diseases, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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