Research Topic

Neurology and Neuroimaging in Exotic and Non-Domestic Species

About this Research Topic

Exotic animal species, including birds, reptiles and small mammals, have gained popularity as pets in recent years and are commonly presented for veterinary care to small animal practitioners and specialists. There is also increasing interest in conservation and optimized medical care of zoo and wildlife species. While many disorders e.g. of the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems for certain exotic and non-domestic species are well described in the literature, information on neurologic conditions, their diagnosis, and treatment options is scarce.

This research topic aims to provide interested readers with clinically relevant information about the nervous system and neurologic conditions in exotic and non-domestic species with the ultimate goal of improving medical care.

We are seeking publications pertaining to the nervous system and neurologic conditions of exotic and non-domestic animal species. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- (Functional) neuroanatomy and neurological examination
- Neuroimaging (MRI, CT, other)
- Other neuro-diagnostics, medical and surgical treatment options
- Neuropathology

Preferred manuscript types are prospective and retrospective research studies and review articles, but pertinent case reports will also be considered.

We would like to acknowledge Dr. Andrew Cushing and Dr. Eric Hostnik, who have contributed to the preparation of the proposal for this Research Topic and who will act as Research Topic Coordinators.


Keywords: Nervous system, zoo, wildlife, diagnosis, treatment


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Exotic animal species, including birds, reptiles and small mammals, have gained popularity as pets in recent years and are commonly presented for veterinary care to small animal practitioners and specialists. There is also increasing interest in conservation and optimized medical care of zoo and wildlife species. While many disorders e.g. of the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems for certain exotic and non-domestic species are well described in the literature, information on neurologic conditions, their diagnosis, and treatment options is scarce.

This research topic aims to provide interested readers with clinically relevant information about the nervous system and neurologic conditions in exotic and non-domestic species with the ultimate goal of improving medical care.

We are seeking publications pertaining to the nervous system and neurologic conditions of exotic and non-domestic animal species. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- (Functional) neuroanatomy and neurological examination
- Neuroimaging (MRI, CT, other)
- Other neuro-diagnostics, medical and surgical treatment options
- Neuropathology

Preferred manuscript types are prospective and retrospective research studies and review articles, but pertinent case reports will also be considered.

We would like to acknowledge Dr. Andrew Cushing and Dr. Eric Hostnik, who have contributed to the preparation of the proposal for this Research Topic and who will act as Research Topic Coordinators.


Keywords: Nervous system, zoo, wildlife, diagnosis, treatment


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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Submission Deadlines

06 July 2021 Abstract
10 January 2022 Manuscript

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Submission Deadlines

06 July 2021 Abstract
10 January 2022 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

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