BMC Veterinary Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on mastitis and milk quality in dairy ruminants. Mastitis is a prevalent disease among dairy cows worldwide and poses a significant challenge to the dairy industry. On dairy farms, the disease is still the leading cause of economic loss. Mastitis has also jeopardized the image of the dairy sector due to its negative implications for animal welfare and public health. In support of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3: Good Health and Well-being, this Collection aims to gather insights into a wide range of topics related to mastitis and milk quality in dairy ruminants.
We invite submissions of original research articles, study protocols, and narrative reviews that investigate all facets of theoretical, basic, and applied research on mastitis and milk quality. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Mastitis and milk quality in distinct ruminant species
• Epidemiology and pathogenesis of mastitis
• Innovations in diagnosis and treatment of mastitis
• Management practices to prevent mastitis and improve milk quality
• Impact of mastitis on animal welfare and economic outcomes
• Ruminant mammary gland immunobiology
• Mammary gland and bulk tank milk microbiota
• Somatic cell counts
• Economic impact of mastitis
This Collection provides a platform for researchers to share their work and promote discussions on the prevention and treatment of mastitis, as well as the importance of milk quality in dairy production.
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