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Are horses a potential reservoir in spreading virulent pathotypes to humans? 

Riding horses were examined for antimicrobial resistant (AMR), potentially human pathogenic, E. coli isolates All animals had close contact with humans and are now suspected of being a potential reservoir in spreading virulent pathotypes.

If you wish to submit a manuscript to BMC Veterinary Research on combatting AMR , please visit

VetCompass data reveals the most common health problems of UK dogs

The most common health problems of UK dogs in 2016 were dental disease, ear infections, and obesity, according to VetCompass data. 

ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines

The ARRIVE guidelines for reporting in vivo animal research have recently been updated to support their use in practice. View the new ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines here. 

Join the Editorial Board

BMC Veterinary Research is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. More information & how to apply can be found here. 

NEW COLLECTION: Call for Content

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) CFP picOur new guest edited collection welcomes research into the combatting of antimicrobial resistance in helminths, fungi, bacteria, virus and protozoa.

This collection is open to submissions until March 2022.

For further information and to submit your article please click here.

BMC Series Focus Issues

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

August: Breastfeeding

In celebration of World Breastfeeding week in the beginning of August,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Breastfeeding.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into breastfeeding behaviors and care for lactating women, infant and child health, biology of breastfeeding, and more.

Call for papers

Call for Papers: New Section Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new sections in BMC Veterinary Research

       - Animal ethics, policy and research integrity
       - Zoological and wildlife medicine


Latest Collections and Guidelines

Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use

Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions

Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals

International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force Consensus Reports

International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA) Consenus and Guideline Papers

COHA: CTSA One Health Alliance

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. 

Journal sections

Animal ethics and welfare

Animal ethics, policy and research integrity

Epidemiology and public health 

Epidemiology and modelling

Veterinary clinical services

Anesthesiology and pain management

Animal behavior and psychology



Gastroenterology, nutrition and metabolism

(ENT) Head and neck disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

Nephrology and urology

Neurology and neuroscience



Pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics

Pulmonology and respiratory disorders 

Soft tissue surgery


Veterinary education and training

Veterinary education

Genetics, cell biology and clinical pathology

Animal genetics

Cell biology and stem cell research

Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology

Microbiology and parasitology

Bacteriology and mycology



Zoological medicine

Zoological and wildlife medicine


Get credit for your data!

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

Trending BMC Veterinary Research Articles

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Author support and information


Over 500 institutions have partnered with us to help authors maximize their research funding. Researchers affiliated with these member institutions may receive a discount on article processing charges (APCs). Check to see if your institution is a member and learn how you could benefit from APC savings when publishing with us.

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.

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