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Our commitment to improving the reporting of animal studies

In our latest blog, Editor, Dr. Hayley Henderson discusses her participation in a round table discussion during the LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference on Reproducibility of Animal Studies, and expands on BMC Veterinary Research's commitment to improving the quality of animal research reporting.

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LifeTIME (Long Term remission Mct Epilepsy) study

​​​​​​​BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Prof. Holger Volk talks about his team's work at the Royal Veterinary College and their future project which investigates whether nutrition plays a role in the management of canine epilepsy.  Please get in touch with us to learn more about this study and how pet owners can get involved.

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Cost COMBAR combats anthelmintic resistance

BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Dr. Johannes Charlier reports on the important work of the Cost Action COMBAR group following the latest working group meeting in Leon last year where researchers from 30 countries came together to discuss a coordinated approach towards solutions for anthelmintic resistance.


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Aims and scope

BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health. 


Section Editors

  • Wolfgang Baeumer, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Patrick Butaye, Ross University
  • Ignacio Calvo, Royal Veterinary College
  • Jose J Ceron, University of Murcia
  • Johannes Charlier, Kreavet​​​​​​​
  • Manfred Kietzmann, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
  • Peter Leegwater, Utrecht University
  • Cheryl London, The Ohio State University
  • Matthew Parker, University of Portsmouth
  • Louis Penning, Utrecht University
  • Laura Rinaldi, University of Naples Federico II
  • Rick Sanchez, Specialistische Dierenkliniek Utrecht
  • Ayona Silva-Fletcher, Royal Veterinary College​​​​​​​
  • Michael Tildesley, University of Warwick
  • Holger A Volk, Royal Veterinary College

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Reporting guidelines for authors

The Meridian Network is home to a collection of reporting guidelines and checklists for research that involve animals. The checklists are intended as an aid for authors to clearly, completely and transparently let reviewers and readers know what they did and found. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards.

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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