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Call for papers - Advancements in veterinary medicine and aquaculture

Guest Editors:
Hanan Hassan Abd-Elhafeez: Assiut University, Egypt
Mohamed Shaalan: Cairo University, Egypt

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024

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.

New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being, and SDG 14: Life Below Water

Meet the Guest Editors

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Hanan Hassan Abd-Elhafeez: Assiut University, Egypt

Hanan Hassan Abd-Elhafeez currently works as a Professor in the Department of Cell and Tissues, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, participating in many projects. Her first area of interest is telocyte, and she is the supervisor on many Master's and PhD thesis in the field of Anatomy and Histology. Dr. Hanan is a member of the editorial boards and reviewer for a lot of high impact international journals, and is a member of many scientific and medical societies. Dr. Hanan has 23 years’ experience in histology and is the author of two books and 70 scientific international publications. She is currently focused on writing four books and an atlas.

Mohamed Shaalan: Cairo University, Egypt

Dr. Mohamed Shaalan is currently working as an assistant professor of pathology at the faculty of veterinary medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He got his doctoral degree from the University of veterinary medicine Vienna, Austria. His research interests focused on the antimicrobial applications of nanoparticles in veterinary medicine and aquaculture besides assessment of their toxicity. He shared authorship in 33 articles (Citations = 604, H-index = 12). In addition, his research results were presented in national and international conferences as posters, oral presentations and keynote lectures. Several master and PhD students had conducted their theses with his supervision. He is involved in different research projects as PI, Co-PI or team member which are funded from national and international funding bodies. He was awarded national and international scientific awards such as Charles Capen award for toxicologic pathology and Cairo University encouragement award for excellence in scientific research. He is a reviewer for different international journals in veterinary medicine, aquaculture and nanotechnology.

About the collection

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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  1. The present study aimed to determine the major cause of the high mortality affecting farmed gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and controlling this disease condition. Fifteen diseased S. aurata were sampled from a...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. Aboyadak, Mohsen Abdel-Tawwab and Nadia G. Ali
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:156
  2. Polystyrene nanoplastic (PS-NPs) and Engine oil (EO) pose multiple ecotoxic effects with increasing threat to fish ecosystems. The current study investigated the toxicity of 15 days exposure to PS-NPs and / or...

    Authors: Alaa El-Din H. Sayed, Walaa F. A. Emeish, Karima A. Bakry, Zeinab Al-Amgad, Jae-Seong Lee and Salwa Mansour
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:143
  3. Vibriosis is one of the most serious bacterial diseases and causes high morbidity and mortality among cultured sea breams. This study was undertaken to track the surveillance of Vibrio infection and its correlati...

    Authors: Esraa Tawfeek Ismail, Mai A. M. El-Son, Fatma A. El-Gohary and Eman Zahran
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:129
  4. Pseudomonas putida is a pathogenic bacterium that induces great losses in fishes, including Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Currently, the application of nanomaterials in aquaculture practices has gained mo...

    Authors: Afaf N. Abdel Rahman, Heba H. Mahboub, Gehad E. Elshopakey, Mahmoud I. M. Darwish, Heba Said Abdel-Rahman Gharib, Mohamed Shaalan, Esraa M. Fahmy, Heba M. Abdel-Ghany, Sameh H. Ismail and Hassnaa Mahmoud Elsheshtawy
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:127
  5. Feed supplements, including essential trace elements are believed to play an important role in augmenting fish immune response. In this context, selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) in fish diets via a green biosynt...

    Authors: Eman Zahran, Samia Elbahnaswy, Fatma Ahmed, Engy Risha, Abdallah Tageldein Mansour, Arwa sultan Alqahtani, Walaa Awadin and Mahmoud G. El Sebaei
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:107
  6. members of the genus Sarcocystis are intracellular obligate protozoan parasites classified within the phylum Apicomplexa and have an obligate heteroxenous life cycle involving two hosts. A more comprehensive unde...

    Authors: Nahla HE. M. Ahmed, Ahmed Ghallab, Mohamed Shaalan, Mahmoud Saied and Eman Sayed Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:104
  7. In this study, the protective immunity and immunogenicity of the monovalent and bivalent Streptococcus iniae and Vibrio harveyi vaccine were evaluated in Asian seabass. To analyze immune responses, 1200 Asian sea...

    Authors: Ahmad Erfanmanesh, Babak Beikzadeh, Majid Khanzadeh and Mojtaba Alishahi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:89
  8. In the present study, Aeromonas hydrophila was isolated from Tilapia zillii and Mugil cephalus samples collected during different seasons from various Suez Canal areas in Egypt. The prevalence of A. hydrophila, v...

    Authors: Hala F. Ayoub, Ahmed R. khafagy, Aboelkair M. Esawy, Noura Abo El-moaty, Khairiah Mubarak Alwutayd, Abdallah Tageldein Mansour, Reham A. Ibrahim, Dalia A. Abdel-moneam and Reham M. El-Tarabili
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:84
  9. Telocytes are modified interstitial cells that communicate with other types of cells, including stem cells. Stemness properties render them more susceptible to environmental conditions. The current morphologic...

    Authors: Diaa Massoud, Hanan H Abd-Elhafeez, Walaa F. A. Emeish, Maged Fouda, Fayez Shaldoum, Barakat M. Alrashdi, Mervat Hassan and Soha A Soliman
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:73
  10. Yellow grub disease, caused by Clinostomum metacercaria, is an endemic zoonotic infection in freshwater fish, responsible for Halzoun syndrome transmitted through the consumption of raw infected fish. This study ...

    Authors: Olfat A. Mahdy, Sahar Z. Abdel-Maogood, Mohamed Abdelsalam and Mai A. Salem
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:60
  11. Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia) is a well-known economic fish species that can thrive under the right environmental circumstances. The transport of live fish, either for food or as companion animals, present...

    Authors: Heba Naeim Sadek Hana, Rasha S. A. Abd El-Lateif, Mohamed Abd El Aziz Ahmed Abd El-Galil, Mohamed Abd Allah Mousa and Fatma Abo Zakaib Ali
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:55
  12. Free-living amoebae (FLA) are capable of inhabiting diverse reservoirs independently, without relying on a host organism, hence their designation as “free-living”. The majority of amoebae that infect freshwate...

    Authors: Hooman Rahmati-Holasoo, Maryam Niyyati, Marziye Fatemi, Fatemeh Mahdavi Abhari, Sara Shokrpoor, Alireza Nassiri and Amin Marandi
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:54
  13. Salinomycin, an antibiotic, have potential as a veterinary drug for fish due to its anti-parasitic activity against several fish parasites. Thus the residual levels of salinomycin in muscles of two significant...

    Authors: Seungjin Lee, Won-Sik Woo, Jaekyeong Kim, Yeongwoon Jin, Jin Woo Lee, Jung-Soo Seo, Mun-Gyeong Kwon, Ji-Hoon Lee, Chan-Il Park and Sang Hee Shim
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:24
  14. Aeromonas species are one of the most important etiologies of diseases in fish farms, leading to clinical manifestation and mortality and are associated with public health risks. This study aimed to investigate t...

    Authors: Deborah Arimie Adah, Lawal Saidu, Sonnie Joshua Oniye, Adakole Sylvanus Adah, Oluwafemi Babatunde Daoudu and Shola David Ola-Fadunsin
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2024 20:16
  15. Parasitic and bacterial co-infections have been associated with increasing fish mortalities and severe economic losses in aquaculture through the past three decades. The aim of this study was to evaluate the o...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abou-Okada, Maha M. Rashad, Ghada E. Ali, Shimaa Abdel-Radi and Azza Hassan
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:277
  16. The main pathogen in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) culture, Streptococcus agalactiae, causes economic harm. Infected fish’s immune systems worked to eliminate of the infection. This study demonstrated ...

    Authors: Thanakorn Khunrang, Chettupon Pooljun and Suwit Wuthisuthimethavee
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:267
  17. Helicobacter pylori is a worldwide pathogen that affects both animals and humans with a wide environmental distribution, causing serious health problems in humans. This research has timely addressed the topic of ...

    Authors: Asmaa Gaber Mubarak, Hanan H. Abd-Elhafeez and Hams M. A. Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2023 19:250

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Advancements in Veterinary Medicine and Aquaculture" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.