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Call for Papers: New Section Launches

The Editors 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 

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. 

Our commitment to improving the reporting of animal studies

In this 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.

Editor's picks

Featured Article: Long-term health effects of bile harvesting on Asiatic black bears

Researchers from Washington State University have shown that bile farming affects bear long-term health and longevity, long after the termination of bile harvesting. 

Featured Collection: Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals Collection

In the latest installment of our Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals collection, Dr. Heng Tham, Prof. Keith Linder and Prof. Thierry Olivry review the available evidence on vitiligo and uveodermatological syndrome in cats, dogs and horses. 

Featured Article: Control of paratuberculosis: who, why and how?

A recent survey of 48 countries worldwide highlights the crucial need to secure funding and international support for implementing long-term control programmes against paratuberculosis. 

Featured Article: Acute phase proteins, saliva and education in laboratory science

Section Editor Jose Ceron shares his perspective on the study of acute phase proteins as biomarkers of inflammation and their application in veterinary medicine. 


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Latest Collections and Guidelines

Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals

COHA: CTSA One Health Alliance

International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force Consensus Reports

Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions

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

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. 


Assistant Editor

  • Sarah Gray, BMC

Section Editors

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

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Perhaps the outcome was unexpected? Or maybe you haven't had a chance to analyse it? Or it just didn't make it into the final paper?

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Find out which formats we accept and how easy it is to free your data.

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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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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