BMC Veterinary Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Advancements in veterinary medicine and aquaculture.
Aquaculture, the cultivation of aquatic organisms, plays a pivotal role in meeting the increasing global demand for seafood while addressing the challenges of overfishing and food security. As we embark on this exciting journey, we aim to shed light on the symbiotic relationship between veterinary research and the thriving aquaculture industry.
Contributing to this Collection not only advances knowledge in the field but also supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By enhancing sustainable aquaculture production, we contribute to SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being). Furthermore, responsible aquaculture practices promote SDG 14 (Life Below Water) by conserving marine ecosystems and fostering resilient coastal communities.
The scope of this Collection encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Aquatic animal medicine: Focus on veterinary care and medicine for aquatic animals, including diagnostics, surgery, therapeutics, anesthesia, and pain management.
- Disease prevention and control: Explore novel strategies and interventions to mitigate the impact of diseases on aquaculture species, optimizing animal welfare and ensuring sustainable production.
- Health management: Examine approaches for effective health management in aquaculture systems, focusing on diagnostics, surveillance, and the development of vaccines and treatments
- Aquaculture welfare, behavior, and husbandry: Explore practices and innovations for optimizing the welfare and behavior of aquaculture species, including housing, handling, transportation, and stress reduction techniques.
- Emerging infectious diseases: Investigate the emergence and spread of new diseases in aquaculture species, their potential zoonotic implications, and strategies for early detection, prevention, and management
- Nutrition and feed: Investigate innovative nutritional strategies, feed formulations, and their histomorphological effects on growth performance, hematological parameters, intestinal amino acid transporters, protein metabolism, hepatic lipid metabolism, and immune cells, aiming to enhance growth, improve feed conversion efficiency, and maintain the overall health of aquaculture species.
- Genetics and breeding: Unravel the genetic factors influencing disease resistance, growth performance, and other desirable traits in aquaculture species, facilitating the development of sustainable breeding programs.
- Environmental impacts: Assess the ecological consequences of aquaculture practices and propose strategies to minimize environmental footprint, promoting responsible and sustainable aquaculture production
- Policy and economics: Examine the socioeconomic aspects of veterinary and aquaculture research, assessing policy frameworks and economic implications to foster a sustainable aquaculture industry.
We encourage the submission of papers that elucidate key challenges and propose practical solutions to ensure the harmonious coexistence of veterinary health, aquaculture production, and sustainable development.
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