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Journal News

Call for Papers: New Section Launches

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

- Anesthesiology and pain management 
- Head and neck disorders
- Soft tissue surgery

Latest Blogs

Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants: Who Cares?

In our recent blog, BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Johannes Charlier, and Theo De Waal, highlight the key themes from the Combatting Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants (COMBAR) 2019 meeting, which focused on sustainable helminth control.

Author Q&A : Future control of Paratuberculosis

In our latest blog, Editor, Tillie Cryer interviewed Paratuberculosis expert, Emeritus Professor Richard Whittington, to find out more about the disease, his latest study, and how we can protect livestock in the future. 

Editor's picks

Benefits of led-illuminated gel in the management of canine otitis externa

Management of otitis externa with an led-illuminated gel appears beneficial in controlling this clinical condition, including signs of inflammation and local pain, bacterial growth, and increasing treatment compliance.

Read our highly accessed articles

New Content ItemIvermectin inhibits canine mammary tumor growth by regulating cell cycle progression and WNT signaling

New Content ItemAssessment of the efficacy of firocoxib (Previcox®) and grapiprant (Galliprant®) in an induced model of acute arthritis in dogs​​​​​​​

New Content ItemMagnetic resonance image findings in pug dogs with thoracolumbar myelopathy and concurrent caudal articular process dysplasia

Trending BMC Veterinary Research Articles

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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

Epidemiology, welfare and policy

Animal behavior and psychology

Epidemiology, public health and modelling

Veterinary education and policy

Microbiology and infectious diseases





Surgery and internal medicine

Anesthesiology and pain management



Gastroenterology and nutrition

Head and neck disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics



Pulmonology and respiratory disorders 

Nephrology and urology

Neurology and neuroscience

Soft tissue surgery


Pathology, physiology and cell biology

Animal genetics

Cell biology and stem cell research

Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology

Pharmacology and toxicology


Section Editors

Author support and information

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.

BMC Veterinary Open Access Science

BMC Veterinary Research is part of a wider family of veterinary open access science journals. Here we showcase journal news, article collections, highlights and recent campaigns from across our veterinary portfolio of journals.

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