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Veterinary Open Access Science

Welcome to our Veterinary Science page where we showcase journal news, collections, highlights and recent campaigns from across our veterinary portfolio of journals, specially selected by our Editors.

Antimicrobial research impacting policy around the world

World Health Organization Guidelines

WHO guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals: web annex A: evidence base

WHO guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals: web annex A: evidence baseFrom Veterinary Research
Apramycin treatment affects selection and spread of a multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli strain able to colonize the human gut in the intestinal microbiota of pigs
3 citations, 2016

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Review of the Literature on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria from Livestock in East, South and Southeast Asia

Review of the Literature on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria from Livestock in East, South and Southeast AsiaFrom Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Prevalence and characterization of plasmids carrying sulfonamide resistance genes among Escherichia coli from pigs, pig carcasses and human
36 citations, 2010

Yes, there really are 2 journals, BMC Veterinary Research and Veterinary Research

We’ve found that there is understandable confusion between BMC Veterinary Research and Veterinary Research; thus, we would like to take the opportunity to showcase both distinct journals below.

New Content Item​​​​​​​BMC Veterinary Research publishes original peer-reviewed research articles in 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. 

BMC Veterinary Research is part of the BMC series which is made up of subject-specific journals that do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

New Content ItemVeterinary Research publishes novel research and review articles focusing on all aspects of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interaction in animals

It is an official journal of the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), and particularly welcomes submissions advancing our knowledge of zoonotic and emerging infections, such as its publications below:

News updates

Our commitment to improving the reporting of animal studies

With ongoing concerns regarding the reproducibility and quality of animal research studies, Dr Hayley Henderson, Editor of BMC Veterinary Research, reviews the outcomes of a recent round table discussion that debated these important issues, and discusses what BMC Veterinary Research is doing to help its authors improve their research reporting.

New launch: Laboratory Animal Research

Publishing articles on laboratory animal medicine, science and welfare, Laboratory Animal Research joins our portfolio of veterinary journals, recently publishing its first articles with BMC.

Explore Our Collections

Alternatives to Antibiotics

This collection of articles published in Veterinary Research discusses recent scientific developments to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture and to develop antibiotic alternatives to combat the global increase in antibiotic resistance.

Wildlife Diseases

This collection of articles published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica advances our knowledge of wildlife research, ranging from diseases in reindeer to mountain goats to gulls to otters to moles.

Goat ADAPTmap Project

This special issue features papers from the authors of the ADAPTmap consortium, an international initiative to study goat diversity.

Veterinary ethical challenges

This thematic series published in Irish Veterinary Journal reflects the findings of a research workshop on three main topics: clinical veterinary services, slaughter certification and on-farm use of veterinary antimicrobials.

Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals

This series of review papers published in BMC Veterinary Research aims at remediating the current veterinary literature deficiency on various canine and feline autoimmune skin diseases.

Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions

This collection of articles published in BMC Veterinary Research aims to debunk some of the veterinary dermatology misconceptions surrounding food allergies.

Our Latest Blogs

Can bovine tuberculosis be eradicated from Ireland, and could this be achieved by 2030?

With eradication of bovine tuberculosis remaining elusive, Professor Simon More, Associate Editor of the Irish Veterinary Journal, explores whether this could be possible in the next decade.

Visualising cattle movement in Ireland

A recent study published in Irish Veterinary Journal found that the 1.3 million cattle movement events in Ireland in 2016 cover a cumulative distance of travelling to the moon and back 60 times.

Flat-faced, French and fashionable

French Bulldogs, predicted to soon become the most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions. A recent paper published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology explores the UK’s fascination with the French Bulldog and what it means for their welfare.

Goats in the City

Extensive rearing of goats in close contact with humans in resource-poor areas may lead to the sharing of intestinal parasites between humans and goats. An article published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica examines the prevalence of infections in the urban goat.